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Our engineers continually publish and contribute to technical conferences.  Below are a select list of those publications.


Selected Publications - Stuart B. Brown, Ph.D.
"Harvest of Motion," Mechanical Engineering Magazine, Vol. 130, No. 9, September 2008 (with B. Hendrickson).

"Modeling of Fluoropolymer Deformation," Fluoropolymers Applications in Chemical Processing Industries, Chapter 11, Sina Ebnesajjad (ed.), 2004 (with J. Bergstrom).

"FRP Flumes: Repeated Impact," Composite Manufacturing Magazine, April 2004 (with J. Bergstrom).

“Putting it in Scale,” Mechanical Engineering Design Magazine, February 2004 (with P. Mendez).

“Reliability of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS),” Mechanical Engineering Magazine, October 2003.

“Joining Using Semisolid Metals,” Welding Journal, Vol. 81, No. 9, pp. 181s-187s, 2002 (with P. Mendez and C. Rice).

“Mechanical Properties of Structural Films,” Standard Technical Publication 1413, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2001 (with C. Muhlstein).

“Metal Solid Freeform Fabrication Using Semi-Solid Slurries,” Journal of Metals, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 31-33, December 2000 (with C. Rice and P. Mendez).

“Investigation of Wear of Microelectromechanical Contacts,” Proceedings, Materials Research Society Symposium, Materials Science of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Devices II, pp. 117-122, November 29-December 1, 1999 (with B. Gally and C. Abnet).

“Subcritical Crack of Growth in Silicon MEMS,” IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 46, No. 5, October 1999 (with W. Van Arsdell).

“Powder Forging,” Encyclopedia of Materials, M. Flemings (ed.), Pergamon Press, New York, NY, 1994.


Selected Publications - Jorgen S. Bergstrom, Ph.D.
"An advanced Thermomechanical Constitutive Model for UHMWPE," Int. J. Structural Changes in Solids, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 31-39, 2010 (with J.E. Bischoff).

"Computational modeling of dough sheeting and physical interpretation of the non-linear rheological behavior of wheat flour dough," J. Flood Engineering, Vol. 100, pp. 278-288, 2010 (with S. Chakrabarti-Bell, E. Lindskog, and T. Sridhar).

“Modeling of the Dynamic Thermomechanical Response of Elastomers,” Tire Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 120-134, 2005.

“A Constitutive Model for Predicting the Large Deformation Thermomechanical Behavior of Fluoropolymers,” Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 37, pp. 899-913, 2005 (with L.B. Hilbert).

“An Augmented Hybrid Constitutive Model for Simulation of Uploading and Cyclic Loading Behavior of Conventional and Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE,” Biomaterials, Vol. 25, pp. 2171-2178, 2004 (with C.M. Rimnac and S.M. Kurtz).

“Modeling and Mechanical Analysis of Fluoropolymer Components,” In: Fluoropolymers Applications in Chemical Processing Industries. Sina Ebnesajjad (ed.), Plastics Design Library, Williams Andrew Publishing, 2004.

“Constitutive Modeling of the Time-dependent and Cyclic Loading of Elastomers and Application to Soft Biological Tissues,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 33, pp. 523-530, 2001 (with M.C. Boyce).


Selected Publications - Nagi H. Elabbasi, Ph.D.
“On the Reliable Solution of Contact Problems in Engineering Design,” Int. J. Mechanics and Materials in Design, 1: 3-16, 2004 (with J.W. Hong and K.J. Bathe).

“Recent development of fluid–structure interaction capabilities in the ADINA system,” Computers & Structures, 81, 1071-1085, 2003 (with H. Zhang, X. Zhang, S. Ji, Y. Guo, G. Ledezma, and H. deCougny).

“Finite Element Modelling of Deformation Localisation in Metallic Foams,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 38, 631-643,2002 (with S.A. Meguid and S.S. Cheon).

“Stability and Patch Test Performance of Contact Discretizations and a New Solution Algorithm,” Computers & Structures, 79: 1473-1486, 2001 (with K.J. Bathe).

“On the Modelling of Smooth Contact Surfaces using Cubic Splines,” Int. J. for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 50, pp.953-967, 2001 (with S.A. Meguid and A. Czekanski).

“Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Saddle Supported Pressure Vessels,” Int. J. Mech. Science, 43, pp.1229-1242, 2001 (with S.A. Meguid and A. Czekanski).

“A New Shell Element Accounting for Through-Thickness Deformation,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 189, pp.841-862, 2000 (with S.A. Meguid).

“Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Contact in Thin and Thick Rings,” Int. J. Mech. Sci., 41, pp. 1051-1066, 1999 (with J.S. Cirne and S.A. Meguid).


Selected Publications - Matthew J. Hancock, Ph.D.
“An artificial vasculature for adaptive thermal control of windows,” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol. 117, pp. 429-436, 2013 (with B. D. Hatton, I. Wheeldon, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, and D. E. Ingber).

“Anisotropic wetting on structured surfaces,” MRS Bulletin, Vol. 38, pp. 391-396, 2013 (with M. C. Demirel).

“Bioinspired directional surfaces for adhesion, wetting, and transport,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, pp. 2223-2234, 2012 (with K. Sekeroglu and M. C. Demirel).

“WaveAR: A software tool for calculating parameters for water waves with incident and reflected components,” Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 46, pp. 38-43, 2012 (with B. J. Landry, C. C. Mei, and M. H. García).

“Designer hydrophilic regions regulate droplet shape for controlled surface patterning and 3D microgel synthesis,” Small, Vol. 8, pp. 393-403, 2012 (with F. Yanagawa, Y.-H. Jang, J. He, N. N. Kachouie, H. Kaji, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Biomimetic tissues on a chip for drug discovery,” Drug Discovery Today, Vol. 17, pp. 173-181, 2012 (with A. M. Ghaemmaghami, H. Harrington, H. Kaji, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Multi-gradient hydrogels produced layer by layer with capillary flow and crosslinking in open microchannels,” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 12, pp. 659-661, 2012 (with F. Piraino, G. Camci-Unal, M. Rasponi, and A. Khademhosseini).

“An integrated microfluidic device for two-dimensional combinatorial dilution,” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 11, pp. 3277-3286, 2011 (with Y.-H. Jang, S. B. Kim, S. Šelimović, W. Y. Sim, H. Bae, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Anisotropic material synthesis by capillary flow in a fluid stripe,” Biomaterials, Vol. 32, pp. 6493-6504, 2011 (with F. Piraino, G. Camci-Unal, M. Rasponi, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Surface tension driven gradient generation in a fluid stripe for bench-top and microwell applications,” Small, Vol. 7, pp. 892-901, 2011 (with J. He, J. F. Mano, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Microfluidic synthesis of composite cross-gradient materials for investigating cell–biomaterial interactions,” Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Vol. 108, pp. 175-185, 2011 (with J. He, Y. Du, Y. Guo, B. Wang, H. Shin, J. Wu, D. Li, and A. Khademhosseini).

“An engineered anisotropic nanofilm with unidirectional wetting properties,” Nature Materials, Vol. 9, pp. 1023-1028, 2010 (with N. A. Malvadkar, K. Sekeroglu, W. J. Dressick, and M. C. Demirel).

"Biomimetic gradient hydrogels for tissue engineering,” Canadian J. Chemical Engineering, Vol. 88, pp. 899-911, 2010 (with S. Sant, J. P. Donnelly, D. Iyer, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Convection-driven generation of long-range material gradients,” Biomaterials, Vol. 31, pp. 2686-2694, 2010 (with Y. Du, J. He, J. Villa-Uribe, D. M. Cropek, and A. Khademhosseini).

“A hollow sphere soft lithography approach for long-term hanging drop methods,” Tissue Engineering C, Vol. 16, pp. 249-259, 2010 (with W. G. Lee, D. Ortmann, H. Bae, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Cell confinement in patterned nanoliter droplets in a microwell array,” J. Biomedical Materials Research A, Vol. 93A, pp. 547-557, 2010 (with L. Kang, M. Brigham, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Interface directed self-assembly of cell-laden microgels,” Small, Vol. 6, pp. 937-944, 2010 (with B. Zamanian, M. Masaeli, J. W. Nichol, M. Khabiry, H. Bae, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Cell docking in double grooves in a microfluidic channel,” Small, Vol. 5, pp. 1186-1194, 2009 (with M. Khabiry, B. G. Chung, H. Chandra Soundararajan, Y. Du, D. M. Cropek, W. G. Lee, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Rapid generation of spatially and temporally controllable long-range concentration gradients in a microfluidic device,” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 9, pp. 761-767, 2009 (with Y. Du, J. Shim, M. Vidula, E. Lo, B. G. Chung, J. Borenstein, M. Khabiry, D. M. Cropek, and A. Khademhosseini).

“Sandbar formation under surface waves: Theory and experiments,” J. Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, pp. C07022 (with B. J. Landry and C. C. Mei).

“Note on sediment sorting in a sandy bed under standing water waves,” Coastal Engineering, Vol. 54, pp. 694-699, 2007 (with B. J. Landry and C. C. Mei).

“Weakly nonlinear surface waves over a random seabed,” J. Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 475, pp. 247-268, 2003 (with C. C. Mei).

“Late-time asymptotic dynamics of Bianchi VIII cosmologies,” Classical & Quantum Gravity, Vol. 20, pp. 1757-1777, 2003 (with J. T. Horwood, D. The, and J. Wainwright).

“Surface gravity waves over a two-dimensional random seabed,” Physical Review E, Vol. 66, pp. 016611, 2002 (with J. H. Pihl and C. C. Mei).

“Fluid pipes,” J. Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 466, pp. 285-304, 2002 (with J. W. M. Bush).

“Non-tilted Bianchi VII0 models - the radiation fluid,” Classical & Quantum Gravity, Vol. 17, pp. 3119-3134, 2000 (with U. S. Nilsson and J. Wainwright).

“Asymptotic self-similarity breaking at late times in cosmology,” Classical & Quantum Gravity, Vol. 16, pp. 2577-2598, 1999 (with J. Wainwright and C. Uggla).

“On the isotropy of the Universe: do Bianchi VIIh cosmologies isotropize?” Classical & Quantum Gravity, Vol. 15, pp. 331-350, 1998 (with J. Wainwright, A. A. Coley, and G. F. R. Ellis).


Selected Publications - Allyson L. Hartzell
“MEMS Reliability,” (with Mark da Silva and Herbert Shea) Springer Publishing, ‘MEMS Reference Shelf,’ [Prof. Stephen Senturia, Prof. Roger Howe, Dr. Antonio Ricco, technical series editors] November, 2010.

“Deposition of Molecular Contaminants in Gaseous Environments,” Contamination Free Manufacturing for Semiconductors and Other Precision Products, Chapter 8, Robert Donovan (ed.), New York: Marcel Dekker, 2001.


"Solving the Interconnect Challenge: How to Bring Flexibility to Wearable Design,” NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) Tech Briefs, March 1, 2017 (with A. Spann).

“Avoid these common MEMS failure mechanisms,” EDN Network, January 21, 2016.

“MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Astronomical Adaptive Optics,” Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77362D, July 28, 2010 (with S. A. Cornelissen, J.B. Stewart, T.G. Bifano, and P. A. Bierden).

“Reliability of MEMS Deformable Mirror Technology Used in Adaptive Optics Imaging Systems,” MEMS Adaptive Optics IV, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7595” (with S.A. Cornelissen, P.A. Bierden, C.V. Lam, and D. Davis).

“Optical Microelectromechanical Systems: Designing for Reliability,” Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS, July - September 2007, Volume 6, Issue 3, (with S. Bhattacharya).

“Health Risk Assessment of Products Containing Nano-engineered Materials,” Nanotech 2007, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Santa Clara, CA, May 2007 (with F. Mowat, M. da Silva, and F. Tsuji).

“Analytical Methods for Nanotechnology,” Nanotech 2007, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Santa Clara, CA, May 2007 (with I. Mowat, J. Moskito, I. Ward, H. Kawayoshi, D. Winter, and G. Strossman).

“Nanotechnology,” ABA (American Bar Association) Products Liability Litigation Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006, Vol 17, No. 3 (with J. Rotondo and D. Foster).

“MEMS Reliability—Past, Present and Future,” MEMS Industry Group Five Year Anniversary Report, September 2006.

“Analysis of Manufacturing Scale MEMS Reliability Testing,” Proceedings of the Micromachining and Microfabrication Conference SPIE 1999, Santa Clara, CA, September 20–22, 1999 (with K. Delak, P. Bova, and D. Woodilla).

“Reliability Methodology for Prediction of Micromachined Accelerometer Stiction,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, San Diego, CA, March 1999 (with D. Woodilla).

“Correlating Extraction and Contaminant-Transfer Test Results for Cleanroom Gloves,” MICRO, Vol. 14, No. 9, p. 69–80, October 1996 (with J. Rose, D. Liu, C. Seeley, R. Burt, P. McPherson, and M. O’Shaughnessy).

“Transport of Reactive Gas-Phase Outdoor Air Pollutants Indoors,” Indoor Environment, Vol. 3, No. 5, p. 266–273, 1994 (with J. Axley and J. Peavey).

“Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Processes in the Transport of Outdoor Air Pollutants Indoors,” 1993 Indoor Air Quality Problems Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 1993 (with J. Axley and J. Peavey).

“The Role of Aluminum Microstructure in Electromigration,” 1990 ISTFA Conference Proceedings, Los Angeles, CA, 1990 (with J. Rose, J. Lloyd, R. St Amand, and R. Csencsits).

“Argon as a Heat Transfer Gas in Reactive Ion Etching During Failure Analysis,” 1990 ISTFA Conference Proceedings, Los Angeles, CA, 1990.


Selected Publications - Alireza Kermani, Ph.D.
"A modal approach to determine direct shear of beams subjected to impulse," Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 156, 2018, pp. 46-52 (With A. Ashrafi and A. Louhghalam).

"Transdermal Drug Delivery with Permeation Enhancer," Excerpt from the Proceedings of the 2016 COMSOL Conference, Boston, MA, October 5-7, 2016.

“Sloshing Analysis of Baffled Container Using SPH Method,” 2016 SIMULIA Community Conference Proceedings: Science in the Age of Experience, Boston, Massachusetts, May 23-25, 2016.

"CFD Modeling for Ventilation System of a Hospital Room,” COMSOL Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, October 7-9, 2015.

"Early Time Dynamic Shear Spike for Beams or Columns Due to Blast Loading,” 5th Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Athens, Greece, May 2015 (with L. Cao,  L. Millman, A. Ashrafi, C. Pinto).

Evaluation of Super-Tall Steel Columns Subjected to Blast Loading Using SDOF and Finite Element Analysis Methods Proceedings,” 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, New York, NY, 2013, (with L. Cao, C. Pinto, E. Malsch,

Statistics of Surface Renewal of Passive Scalars in Free-Surface Turbulence,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 678, pp.379-416, 2011 (with L. Shen, T. Igusa).

Surface Age of Surface Renewal in Turbulent Interfacial Transport,” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36, L10605, 2009 (with L. Shen).

Investigation of Coupled Air-Water Turbulent Boundary Layers Using Direct Numerical Simulations,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 21, 062108, 2009 (with S. Liu, L. Shen, D.K.P. Yue).


Selected Publications - Mark S. Oliver, Ph.D.
"Moisture-Assisted Cracking and Atomistic Crack Path Meandering in Oxidized Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Carbide Films,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 113, No. 8, p. 083521, 2013 (with Y. Matsuda, S.W. King, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Interlayer Adhesion in Roll-to-Roll Processed Flexible Inverted Polymer Solar Cells,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 97, pp. 171-175, 2012 (with S.R. Dupont, F.C. Krebs, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Mobile Ferroelastic Domain Walls in Nanocrystalline PZT Films: The Direct Piezoelectric Effect,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21, No. 16, pp. 3104-3110, 2011 (with R. Zednic, A. Varatharajan, N. Valanoor, and P.C. McIntyre).

"Mechanical Fatigue of Hybrid Glasses,” Small, Vol. 6, No. 17, pp. 1892-1896, 2010 (with R.H. Dauskardt).

"Molecular Origins of the Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Glasses,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, No. 17, pp. 2884-2892, 2010 (with G. Dubois, M. Sherwood, D.M. Gage, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Molecular Structure and Fracture Properties of ZrOx/Epoxysilane Hybrid Films,” Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 360-368, 2010 (with K.Y. Blohowiak and R.H. Dauskardt).


Selected Publications - Andrew P. Spann, Ph.D.
“Fluid flow in UV nanoimprint lithography with patterned templates,” Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 173, pp. 62 –70, 2017 (with A. Jain, A. Cochrane, P.R.  Schunk, and R. T. Bonnecaze).

"Effect of droplet size, droplet placement, and gas dissolution on throughput and defect rate in UV nanoimprint lithography," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena, Vol. 35, pp. 011602, 2017 (with A. Jain and R.T. Bonnecaze).

"The effect of hematocrit on platelet adhesion: experiments and simulations," Biophysical Journal, Vol. 111, pp. 577-588, 2016 (with J. Campbell, S. Fitzgibbon, A. Rodriguez, A. Cap, L. Blackbourne, and E.S.G. Shaqfeh).

“Pearling, wrinkling, and buckling of vesicles in elongational flows,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 777, pp. 1–26, 2015 (with V. Narsimhan, and E.S.G. Shaqfeh).

“In vitro measurement of particle margination in the micro-channel flow of blood: effect of varying hematocrit,” Biophysical Journal, Vol. 108, pp. 2601–2608, 2015 (with S. Fitzgibbon, Q. Qi, and E.S.G. Shaqfeh).

“The mechanism of shape instability for a vesicle in extensional flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 750, pp. 144–190, 2014 (with V. Narsimhan, and E.S.G. Shaqfeh). 

“Loop subdivision surface boundary integral method simulations of vesicles at low reduced volume ratio in shear and extensional flow,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 26, pp. 031902, 2014, (with H. Zhao and E.S.G. Shaqfeh).

“The dynamics of a vesicle in a wall-bound shear flow,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 23, pp. 121901, 2011, (with H. Zhao and E.S.G. Shaqfeh).

“Application of a two-dimensional model for predicting the pressure-flow and compression properties during column packing scale-up,” Journal of Chromatography A, Vol. 1145, pp. 89–101, 2007 (with J.T. McCue, D. Cecchini, C. Chu, and W.H. Liu).

“Electoral redistricting with moment of inertia and diminishing halves models,” UMAP Journal, Vol. 28, pp. 281–299, 2007 (with D. Kane, and D. Gulotta).

“Application of min-cost flow to airline accessibility services,” UMAP Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 367–385, 2006 (with D. Gulotta and D. Kane).

“Lane changes and close following: troublesome tollbooth traffic,” UMAP Journal, Vol. 26, pp. 317–330, 2005 (with D. Kane and D. Gulotta).

“Photodecomposition of Pigment Yellow 74, a pigment used in tattoo inks,” Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol. 80, pp. 175–184, 2004 (with Y. Cul, L.H. Couch, N.V. Gopee, F.E. Evans, M.I. Churchwell, L.D. Williams, D.R. Doerge, and P.C. Howard).


Selected Publications - Sean S. Teller, Ph.D.
"High Frequency Viscoelastic Shear Properties of Vocal Fold Tissues: Implications for Tissue Engineering,” Tissue Engineering Part A, Vol. 18, No. 19-20, pp. 2008-2019, 2012 (with A.J. Farran, L. Xiao, R.L. Duncan, R.J. Clifton, and X. Jia).

"Viscoelastic Shear Properties and Histology of Human and Porcine Vocal Fold Tissues at High Frequency,” 48th Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Sciences, 2011 (with A.J. Farran, R.J. Clifton, and X. Jia).

"Measuring the High Frequency Response of Soft Viscoelastic Materials at Finite Strain,” In: Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1, Springer New York, 2011 (with R.J. Clifton and T. Jiao).

"Tunable Mechanical Stability and Deformation Response of a Resilin-based Elastomer," Biomacromolecules  Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 2302-2310, 2011 (with L. Li, R.J. Clifton, X. Jia, and K.L. Kiick).

"Effects of Matrix Composition, Microstructure and Viscoelasticity on the Behaviors of Vocal Fold Fibroblasts Cultured in Three-Dimensional Hydrogel Networks," Tissue Engineering Part A, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 1247-1261, 2010 (with A.J. Farran, A.K. Jha, T. Jiao, R.A. Hule, R.J. Clifton, D.J. Pochan, R.L. Duncan, and X. Jia).

"Recommendations for an ASTM Standardized Test for Determining GIIc of Unidirectional Laminated Polymeric Matrix Composites,” Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 1-11, 2010 (with B.D. Davidson).

"Structural Analysis and Mechanical Characterization of Hyaluronic Acid-Based Doubly Cross-Linked Networks," Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 537-546, 2009 (with A.K. Jha, R.A. Hule, T. Jiao, R.J. Clifton, R.L. Duncan, D.J. Pochan, and X. Jia).

"Variability in Mixed-Mode Delamination Toughness with Implications for Research and Practical Applications," Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Paper No. AIAA-2007-0160, Reno, Nevada, 2007 (with B.D. Davidson).


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