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Research Output 1993 2019

Conference contribution

Parametric Design of a Soft Gripper Actuated Using the Electrostrictive PVDF-based Terpolymer

Zhang, W., Hong, J., Ahmed, S., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M. I., Jan 1 2018, Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 1.

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

Terpolymers
Grippers
Tapes
Actuators
Compliant mechanisms

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

Polymer laminates for high energy density and low loss

Vecchio, M. A., Ounaies, Z., Lanagan, M. T. & Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Dec 15 2016, 2016 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 457-460 4 p. 7785648. (Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP; vol. 2016-December).

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

Laminates
Polymers
Electric breakdown
Dielectric spectroscopy
Hot pressing

Polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials

Deshmukh, S., Ounaies, Z. & Krishnamoorti, R., Jun 19 2009, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2009. Vol. 7289. 728917

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

Nanocomposites
nanocomposites
Polymers
polymers
Dielectric Properties
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
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

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
5 Citations (Scopus)

Realization of origami-inspired smart structures using electroactive polymer (EAP)

Ahmed, S., Arrojado, E. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2016, Multifunctional Materials; Mechanics and Behavior of Active Materials; Integrated System Design and Implementation; Structural Health Monitoring. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, V001T01A017. (ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2016; vol. 1).

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

Intelligent structures
Terpolymers
Polymers
Electric fields
Actuators

Schottky Barrier Height Quantification of Plasma Treated P(VDF-TRFE) Thin Films

Vecchio, M., Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Ounaies, Z., Lanagan, M. T. & Shallenberger, J., Nov 26 2018, 2018 IEEE CEIDP Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 9-13 5 p. 8544868. (Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP; vol. 2018-October).

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

Chemical modification
Plasmas
Thin films
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Surface chemistry
3 Citations (Scopus)

Self-clearing of metalized electrodes and its impact on electroactive polymer (EAP) based actuators

Ahmed, S. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2016, Multifunctional Materials; Mechanics and Behavior of Active Materials; Integrated System Design and Implementation; Structural Health Monitoring. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, V001T01A006. (ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2016; vol. 1).

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

Actuators
Electrodes
Polymers
Electroactive polymer actuators
Defects
2 Citations (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

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

Systematic upscaling for multiscale modeling of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites

Diskin, B., Harik, V. M., Ounaies, Z. & Brandt, A., Dec 1 2005, 20th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2005. p. 645-663 19 p. (20th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2005; vol. 1).

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

Nanocomposites
Polymers
Processing
Mechanical properties
Carbon Nanotubes

Tailoring and characterization of the liquid crystalline structure of cellulose nanocrystals for opto-electro-mechanical multifunctional applications

Chae, I., Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, A., Ounaies, Z. & Kim, S., Jan 1 2018, Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (ASME 2018 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2018; vol. 1).

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

Cellulose
Nanocrystals
Crystalline materials
Liquids
Crystal orientation

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". (International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)).

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

Coupling agents
Surface chemistry
Nanocomposites
Nanoparticles
Dielectric spectroscopy

Towards complex microarchitectural composites using multi-field processing

Al Masud, M., Erol, A., Edson, C., Ounaies, Z. & Von Lockette, P. R., Jan 1 2019, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII. Naguib, H. E. (ed.). SPIE, 109680G. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 10968).

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

Microstructure
Magnetic Field
Composite
Magnetic fields
composite materials

Towards the design of electric field driven self-folding gripper

Ahmed, S., Erol, A., Zhang, W., Hong, J., Ounaies, Z., Von Lockette, P. & Frecker, M., Jan 1 2019, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII. Naguib, H. E. (ed.). SPIE, 109680P. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 10968).

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

Grippers
Folding
actuation
folding
Notch

Various design approaches to achieve electric field-driven segmented folding actuation of electroactive polymer (EAP) sheets

Ahmed, S., Hong, J., Zhang, W., Kopatz, J., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M. I., Jan 1 2018, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII. Naguib, H. E. (ed.). SPIE, 105961O. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 10596).

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

Electroactive Polymers
electroactive polymers
Notch
Electroactive polymer actuators
Folding
Editorial
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

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

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

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. 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

smart materials
Intelligent materials
Intelligent systems

Editorial: Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2008 conference on smart materials, adaptive structures and intelligent systems (SMASIS 08) (Maryland, USA, 28-30 October 2008)

Lynch, C., Brei, D., Pavel Chaplya, C., Ounaies, Z., Kamlah, M., Seelecke, S., E Lucato, S. D. S. & Weiland, L., Nov 9 2009, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 18, 10, 100201.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

smart materials
Intelligent materials
Intelligent systems
Paper

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

Rekik, M., El-Borgi, S. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2013, p. 2262-2270. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

crack
Cracks
Electromagnetic induction
permeability
magnetic intensity

Electric field tailoring of single wall carbon nanotube and carbon nanofiber polymer composites

Banda, S. & Ounaies, Z., Sep 28 2007, p. 2176-2180. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanofibers
Carbon nanotubes
Polymers
Electric fields

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