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Research Output 1993 2019

2015
16 Citations (Scopus)

Development and characterization of a neutron detector based on a lithium glass-polymer composite

Mayer, M., Nattress, J., Kukharev, V., Foster, A., Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Trivelpiece, C., Ounaies, Z. & Jovanovic, I., Jun 11 2015, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 785, p. 117-122 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neutron detectors
neutron counters
Neutrons
Lithium
lithium
20 Citations (Scopus)

Electric field responsive origami structures using electrostriction-based active materials

Ahmed, S., Arrojado, E., Sigamani, N. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2015, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2015. Goulbourne, N. C. (ed.). SPIE, 943206. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 9432).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electrostriction
electrostriction
Terpolymers
Actuator
Electric Field
3 Citations (Scopus)

Electromechanical response of reduced graphene oxide-polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites prepared through in-situ thermal reduction

Sigamani, N., Ounaies, Z., Ehlert, G. & Sodano, H., Apr 21 2015, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 117, 15, 154102.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vinylidene
fluorides
nanocomposites
graphene
oxides
2014
1 Citation (Scopus)

Active materials and structures for origami engineering

Hartl, D., Lagoudas, D., Malak, R., Frecker, M. I. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2014, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 9, 090201.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

engineering
7 Citations (Scopus)

An axisymmetric problem of an embedded mixed-mode crack in a functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic infinite medium

Rekik, M., El-Borgi, S. & Ounaies, Z., Feb 15 2014, In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 38, 4, p. 1193-1210 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed Mode
Crack
Cracks
Intensity Factor
Hankel transform
11 Citations (Scopus)

Differentiating bending from folding in origami engineering using active materials

Lauff, C., Simpson, T. W., Frecker, M. I., Ounaies, Z., Ahmed, S., Von Lockette, P. R., Strzelec, R. A., Sheridan, R. & Lien, J. M., Jan 1 2014, 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 5B).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Folding
Engineering
Engineering Application
Elastomers
Dielectric Elastomer
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of processing conditions on the microstrucure and electromechanical response of pvdf trfe ctfe terpolymers

Sigamani, N. S., Ahmed, S. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2014, ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), (ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Terpolymers
Annealing
Processing
Polymers
Ferroelectric materials
19 Citations (Scopus)

Electric field alignment of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) in silicone oil: Impact on electrical properties

Kadimi, A., Benhamou, K., Ounaies, Z., Magnin, A., Dufresne, A., Kaddami, H. & Raihane, M., Jun 25 2014, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 6, 12, p. 9418-9425 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicone Oils
Cellulose
Silicones
Electric properties
Electric fields
11 Citations (Scopus)

Extreme enhancement and reduction of the dielectric response of polymer nanoparticulate composites via interphasial charges

Lopez-Pamies, O., Goudarzi, T., Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A. & Ounaies, Z., Jun 16 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 104, 24, 4884368.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

matrix materials
composite materials
augmentation
polymers
statistical distributions
25 Citations (Scopus)

Finite element analysis and validation of dielectric elastomer actuators used for active origami

McGough, K., Ahmed, S., Frecker, M. I. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2014, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 9, 094002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
elastomers
Actuators
actuators
Finite element method
15 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of dispersion states on the performance of polymer-based nanocomposites

Khodaparast, P. & Ounaies, Z., Oct 1 2014, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 10, 104004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanocomposites
nanocomposites
Polymers
polymers
energy storage
39 Citations (Scopus)
Elastomers
elastomers
Actuators
actuators
actuation
9 Citations (Scopus)

Mathematical modeling of an active-fiber composite energy harvester with interdigitated electrodes

Jemai, A., Najar, F., Chafra, M. & Ounaies, Z., 2014, In : Shock and Vibration. 2014, 971597.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvesters
fiber composites
electrode
Electrodes
electrodes

Modeling and nonlinear dynamics of an Active-Fiber Composite energy harvester with interdigitated electrodes

Jemai, A., Najar, F., Chafra, M. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2014, 2014 International Conference on Composite Materials and Renewable Energy Applications, ICCMREA 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 6843812. (2014 International Conference on Composite Materials and Renewable Energy Applications, ICCMREA 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harvesters
Electrodes
Fibers
Composite materials
Piezoelectric materials
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of active fiber composites

Tajeddini, V., Atitallah, H. B., Muliana, A. & Ounaies, Z., Apr 1 2014, In : Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME. 136, 2, 021005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fiber composites
Creep
Fibers
stress relaxation
Composite materials
2013

Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 12) (Stone Mountain, GA, USA, 19-21 September 2012)

Seelecke, S., Erturk, A., Ounaies, Z., Naguib, H., Huber, J., Turner, T., Anderson, I., Philen, M. & Sundaresan, V. B., Sep 1 2013, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 22, 9, 094001.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Intelligent materials
Intelligent systems

A partially permeable mixed-mode crack embedded in a functionally graded magneto electro elastic layer

Rekik, M., El-Borgi, S. & Ounaies, Z., 2013, 13th International Conference on Fracture 2013, ICF 2013. Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. 3. p. 2262-2270 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

crack
Cracks
Electromagnetic induction
permeability
magnetic intensity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of graphene oxide on the ferroelectric properties of P(VDF-TrFE) (56/44)

Sigamani, N., Ounaies, Z. & Sodano, H., Dec 1 2013, 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013. p. 1000-1010 11 p. (28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Graphite
Oxides
Graphene
Ferroelectric materials
Copolymers
1 Citation (Scopus)

In-situ and ex-situ TiO2-based dielectric polymer nanocomposites

Khodaparast, P. & Ounaies, Z., Dec 1 2013, 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013. p. 992-999 8 p. (28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nanocomposites
Polymers
Dielectric losses
Permittivity
Nanoparticles
47 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-field responsive origami structures: Preliminary modeling and experiments

Ahmed, S., Lauff, C., Crivaro, A., McGough, K., Sheridan, R., Frecker, M. I., Vonlockette, P. R., Ounaies, Z., Simpson, T. W., Lien, J. M. & Strzelec, R. A., Jan 1 2013, 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 6 B).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Elastomers
Dielectric Elastomer
Modeling
Experiment
Experiments

Non-uniform electric field and nonlinear piezoelectric behavior in active fiber composites

Atitallah, H. B., Ounaies, Z. & Muliana, A. H., 2013, 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013. Vol. 1. p. 852-867 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric fields
Fibers
Composite materials
Electrodes
Polymers
1 Citation (Scopus)

On the dielectric and mechanical behavior of metal oxide-modified PVDF-based nanocomposites

Khodaparast, P. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2013, Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SMASIS2013-3302. (ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2013; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nanocomposites
Nanoparticles
Oxides
Metals
Hybrid materials
20 Citations (Scopus)
Nanocomposites
Heat treatment
Nanoparticles
Permittivity
Polymers
5 Citations (Scopus)

Origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures: Fundamental investigations of dielectric elastomer-based active materials

Ahmed, S., McGough, K., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M. I., Jan 1 2013, Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SMASIS2013-3330. (ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2013; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Elastomers
Electric fields
Permittivity
Actuators
Electrodes

Single walled carbon nanotube - Reinforced high density polyethylene composites by solution casting

Kalidindi, S., Ounaies, Z. & Dowden, J., 2013, In : Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites. 9, 3, p. 67-76 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyethylene
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
High density polyethylenes
Casting
Composite materials
2012

Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 11) (Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 18-21 September 2011)

Brei, D., Seelecke, S., Johnson, N., Ounaies, Z., Naguib, H., Huber, J., Turner, T., Philen, M. & Sundaresan, V. B., Sep 1 2012, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 21, 9, 090201.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Intelligent materials
Intelligent systems
13 Citations (Scopus)

An embedded mixed-mode crack in a functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic infinite medium

Rekik, M., El-Borgi, S. & Ounaies, Z., Mar 1 2012, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 49, 5, p. 835-845 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed Mode
Intensity Factor
Crack
cracks
Cracks
9 Citations (Scopus)

A tribological and biomimetic study of PI-CNT composites for cartilage replacement

Ribeiro, R., Banda, S., Ounaies, Z., Ucisik, H., Usta, M. & Liang, H., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Materials Science. 47, 2, p. 649-658 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
Cartilage
Biomimetics
Polyimides
Carbon nanotubes
6 Citations (Scopus)

Nano-enhanced polymer composites for energy storage applications

Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A. & Ounaies, Z., Jun 6 2012, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012. Vol. 8342. 834207

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polymer Composites
Energy Storage
energy storage
Energy storage
Polymers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Preparation of reduced Graphene/ PVDF nanocomposites using co-solvent approach

Sigamani, N., Ounaies, Z., Ehlert, G. & Sodano, H., Jun 6 2012, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012. 834208. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 8342).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Graphite
Graphene
Nanocomposites
Preparation
nanocomposites
1 Citation (Scopus)
Energy storage
Nanocomposites
Polymers
Carbon Nanotubes
Heat treatment

Synthesis and characterization of PVDF-based SWNT/GO hybrid films

Sigamani, N. S., Ounaies, Z. & Sodano, H., Dec 1 2012, ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012. p. 69-74 6 p. (ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Graphene
Nanocomposites
Oxides
Microstructure
5 Citations (Scopus)
cracks
Cracks
singular integral equations
integral transformations
stress intensity factors
2011
7 Citations (Scopus)

Electrospinning of cellulose and SWNT-cellulose nano fibers for smart applications

Pankonian, A., Ounaies, Z. & Yang, C., Oct 1 2011, In : Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. 25, 10, p. 2631-2639 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrospinning
Cellulose
Carbon nanotubes
Fibers
Needles

Nanoparticle-enhanced polymers for electromechanical actuation and energy storage

Ounaies, Z., Deshmukh, S., Khodaparast, P. & Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Dec 1 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Energy storage
Polymers
Nanoparticles
31 Citations (Scopus)

Preparation, characterization, and modeling of carbon nanofiber/epoxy nanocomposites

Ounaies, Z., Sun, L. H., Gao, X. L., Whalen, C. A. & Yang, Z. G., Feb 3 2011, In : Journal of Nanomaterials. 2011, 307589.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon nanofibers
Nanocomposites
Electric properties
Elastic moduli
Volume fraction
1 Citation (Scopus)

Stress relaxation response of active fiber composites

Atitallah, H. B., Muliana, A. & Ounaies, Z., Jun 6 2011, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2011. 797807. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 7978).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stress Relaxation
fiber composites
stress relaxation
Stress relaxation
Composite
2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Active single walled carbon nanotube-polymer composites

Deshmukh, S. & Ounaies, Z., 2010, IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems - Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems. Vol. 19. p. 103-110 8 p. (IUTAM Bookseries; vol. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
carbon nanotubes
composite materials
Composite materials
polymers

Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 09) (Oxnard, CA, USA, 21-23 September 2009)

Lynch, C., Brei, D., Chaplya, P., Ounaies, Z., Kamlah, M., Seelecke, S., Dos Santos E Lucato, S. & Weiland, L., Sep 1 2010, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 19, 9, 090201.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Intelligent materials
Intelligent systems
31 Citations (Scopus)

Dielectric characteristics of polyimide CP2

Jacobs, J. D., Arlen, M. J., Wang, D. H., Ounaies, Z., Berry, R., Tan, L. S., Garrett, P. H. & Vaia, R. A., Jan 1 2010, In : Polymer. 51, 14, p. 3139-3146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyimides
Polymer matrix
Dielectric properties
Glass transition
Nanocomposites

Electric field-assisted patterning of cellulose whisker-reinforced polymer nanocomposites

Kalidindi, S. V., Ounaies, Z. & Kaddami, H., Dec 2 2010, SAMPE 2010 Conference and Exhibition "New Materials and Processes for a New Economy". (International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cellulose
Nanocomposites
Polymers
Electric fields
Composite materials

Electric field manipulation of cellulose whiskers in polyvinyl acetate

Kalidindi, S. V., Ounaies, Z. & Kaddami, H., 2010, ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010. Vol. 2. p. 233-238 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polyvinyl acetates
Cellulose
Electric fields
Polymers
Permittivity
6 Citations (Scopus)

Finite element analysis of a three-phase piezoelectric nanocomposite

Maxwell, K. S., Whitcomb, J. D., Ounaies, Z. & Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Jul 1 2010, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 21, 11, p. 1073-1084 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanocomposites
Finite element method
Nanotubes
Carbon Nanotubes
Piezoelectric materials

Measuring SWNT depth in electroactive polymer nanocomposite films using electric force microscopy

Sellinger, A. T., Deshmukh, S., Ounaies, Z., Kim, S. N. & Vaia, R. A., Jun 18 2010, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010. 76441I. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 7644).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric force microscopy
Electroactive Polymers
electroactive polymers
Nanocomposite films
Nanocomposites
2 Citations (Scopus)

Non-linear actuation response of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based nanocomposites

Deshmukh, S. & Ounaies, Z., Jun 18 2010, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010. Vol. 7644. 76441D

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes
Nonlinear Response
Nanocomposites
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
vinylidene

Particles size and aspect ratio effects on the dielectric enhancement in polymer composites

Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A. & Ounaies, Z., 2010, SAMPE 2010 Conference and Exhibition "New Materials and Processes for a New Economy".

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Aspect ratio
Polymers
Particle size
Composite materials
Nanocomposites
3 Citations (Scopus)

Piezoelectric artificial kelp for energy harvesting

Pankonien, A. M. & Ounaies, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010. p. 223-232 10 p. (ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Piezoelectric materials
Energy harvesting
Smart power grids
Ocean habitats
Ocean currents
1 Citation (Scopus)

Polymer nanocomposites for energy storage applications

Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A. & Ounaies, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010. Vol. 2. p. 245-249 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Energy storage
Nanocomposites
Polymers
Permittivity
Light polarization

Preparation of TiO 2 polymer nanodielectrics via a solvent-based technique

Khodaparast, P. & Ounaies, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010. p. 239-244 6 p. (ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2010; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polymers
Permittivity
Nanocomposite films
Porosity
Annealing

TiO2/PVDF nanocomposites: Effect of particle surface chemistry on dispersion and multifunctional properties

Khodaparast, P. & Ounaies, Z., Dec 2 2010, SAMPE 2010 Conference and Exhibition "New Materials and Processes for a New Economy".

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Coupling agents
Surface chemistry
Nanocomposites
Nanoparticles
Dielectric spectroscopy