Faculty Activities: 2016

Journal Articles

  • Comfort, K. K. (2016). Modification of the protein corona-nanoparticle complex by physiological factors. Material Science and Engineering C, 64, 34-42.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016). The rise of nanotoxicology: a successful collaboration between engineering and biology. AIMS Bioengineering, 3, 230-244.
  • Comfort, K. K., & Comfort, D. (2016). Engaging chemical engineering students in numerical method techniques through connectivity projects. Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, 2, 1027.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Progressive damage modeling in carbon fibers/carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Development of a hydroxyapatite-poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) infiltrated carbon foam for orthopedic applications. Carbon 98, 106-114.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016, May). Rheological and morphological properties of graphene-epoxy nanocomposites, VIII International Conference On “Times Of Polymers And Composites”: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016, May). Thermal investigation of tetrafunctional epoxy resin filled with different carbonaceous nanostructures. VIII International Conference On “Times Of Polymers And Composites”: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes based polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering 103, 113-121.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Numerical simulation of electrified jets: An application to electrospinning. ESAFORM 2016: Proceedings of the 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, 1769, 050004.
  • Lafdi, K., et al. (2016). Intelligent design of conducting network in polymers using numerical and experimental approaches. RSC Advances, 6(97), 95010-95020.
  • Constanda, S., Stan, M. S., Ciobanu, C. S., Motelica-Heino, M., Guégan, R., Lafdi, K., Dinischiotu, A., Predoi, D. (2016). Carbon nanotubes-hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for an improved osteoblast cell response. Journal of Nanomaterials.
  • Rathinasabapathy, R., Elsass, M., Josephson, J. R., & Davis, J. F. (2016). A smart manufacturing methodology for real time chemical process diagnosis using causal link assessment. AIChE Journal, 62(9), 3420-3431.
  • Vasquez, E., Feugang, J. M., Willard, S. T., Ryan, P. L., & Walters, K. B. (2016). Bioluminescent Magnetic Nanoparticles as Potential Imaging Agents for Mammalian Spermatozoa. Journal of Nanobiotechnology. Retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794913/.
  • Wilkens, R. J., & Comfort, K. K. (2016). Getting a tenure-track position at a teaching-centered research university. Chemical Engineering Education, 50(4). Retrieved from http://journals.fcla.edu/cee/article/view/88468.
  • Yoho, J., Wogensthal, K., Bennett, T., Palmer, J., Comfort, K. K., Kango-Singh, M., Swavey, S. M., Stuart, C. H., & Gmeiner, W. H. (2016). Water‐Soluble Zinc Porphyrin Capable of Light‐Induced Photocleavage of DNA: Cell Localization Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster and Light Activated Treatment of Lung Cancer Cells. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017(1), 153-159.

Invited Lectures

  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, July). Bridging the in vitro – in vivo gap: How developing the right biological model can improve materials evaluation. Wright Patterson AFB.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, July). The ability of physiological variables to modulate nanomaterial behavior is an emerging concern for nano-based drug delivery techniques. Presented at the 9th World Drug Delivery Summit, New Orleans, LA.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, June). Nanomaterials for biomedicine: How fluid dynamics influenced gold nanoparticle behavior and cellular deposition. Presented at the 2016 ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Boston, MA.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Carbon nanotechnology. University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Paving the way — nanotechnology. University of Manchester, UK.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Carbon in nanomedicine. University of Besancon, France.
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016, December). Electrochemical characterization of copper phthalocyanine for lithium-based batteries. Presented at the Panjab University (P.U.), Chandigarh, India, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the P.U. Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology.

Poster

  • Bennett, T. & Comfort, K. K. (2016, April). Evaluation of mammalian stress and inflammatory response to a novel porphyrin. Presented at the Stander Symposium.
  • Cathey, D., Whitaker, J. & Comfort, K. K. (2016, April). Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in physiological fluid induces synergistic effects. Presented at the Stander Symposium. 
  • Dudi, S. P. K. & Sandhu, S. S. (2016, April). A theoretical model on the electrode kinetics at the cathode electrode active material-electrolyte interface of a lithium-ion cell/battery. Presented at the Stander Symposium.
  • Fahim, H. & Sandhu, S. S. (2016, April). Data evaluation and control of pollutants in the atmospheric air. Presented at the Stander Symposium.

Presentations

  • Altaher, A., Worsham, M., Willard, K., Labrador-Rached, C., Ciric, A., & Choi, J.-K. (2016, November). Solar Thermal Adsorption Refrigeration. Presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Altaher, A., Worsham, M., Wilalrd, K., Labrador-Rached, C., Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2016, November). Solar Thermal Adsorptive Refrigeration. Presented at the Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH.
  • Comfort, D., & Comfort, K. K. (2016, November). Integration of academic coaching fundamentals into classroom activities. Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA.
  • Comfort, K. K., Comfort, D., & Groh, J. (2016, June). Creating a coaching culture in engineering to increase student and faculty retention. Presented at WEPAN, Broomfield, CO.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016, November). Engineering the next generation of in vitro systems. Presented at the University of Dayton STARS, Dayton, OH.

Workshop

  • Comfort, K. K.,& Comfort, D. (2016, April). Presented at the Engaging chemical engineering students in numerical method techniques through connectivity projects, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Sponsored Research

  • Browning, C. E., Ohio Research Scholar in Materials. State of Ohio, State, $4,500,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2015 - Present), Cyber security. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $210,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2013 - Present), Minority leaders. Clarkson Aerospace, Private, $2,000,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2009 - Present), Aligned carbon nanotubes for efficient energy generation and storage devices. AFOSR, Federal, $75,000.00.
  • Browning, C. E. (2011 - 2016), Center of Excellence in STEM and STEM Education. Central State University, State, $342,497.00.
  • Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2016 - 2018), Phase II Solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator (STAR). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $75,000.00.
  • Choi, J.-K., & Ciric, A. (2015 - 2016), Solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator (STAR): Phase I. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $15,000.00.
  • Comfort, K. K., & Comfort, D. (2015 - 2016), Development of entrepreneurially minded engineers through academic coaching. KEEN, Private, $42,980.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016 - 2017), Development of a dynamic co-culture skin model for the evaluation of synergistic biological responses following exposure to multiple nanostructured materials. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, State, $63,065.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016 - 2017), Enzyme stabilization by entrapment in silk fibroin. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, State, $79,220.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016), Development of an enhanced in vitro microenvironment for accurate assessment of nanoparticle behavior and bioeffects. UD Research Council, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, $6,500.00.
  • Comfort, K. K. (2016), Examination of the toxic potential of a novel porphyrin in a cancerous cell line. UD School of Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, $5,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Integrated fluorescence & scanning probe, National Science Foundation, Federal, $278,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR, Federal, $30,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Conductive network parachute fabrics, Army-STTR, Federal, $1,000,000.00, with $120,000.00 (phase A).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Corrosion coating inhibitors of metals: ECOSIL-STTR, $36,000.00.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Manufacturing of 17-4 stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes, Army-STTR, $36,000.00 (phase A).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Manufacturing of 17-4 stainless steel metal matrix composites using nickel functionalized carbon nanotubes. Army-STTR, $34,972.50 ( phase B).
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Processing comp/nanocomposites with integrated sensors: ENSTA, University of Brest, France, $45,000.00.
  • Lee, C. W. (2012 - 2016), CHATEM. AFRL / UDRI, Federal, $140,000.00. 
  • Sandhu, S. S. (2016).  Analysis and development of the cathode electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. AFRL/UDRI, Federal, $44,000.00, Contract number: FA8650-16-C-2612.

Contact

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Dr. Charles Browning, Chairperson

Kettering Laboratories 524 
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