The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is to provide quality educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students planning careers in mechanical engineering or allied fields; to create and disseminate knowledge through research, publication, and other scholarly activities; to engage in professional activities to promote the mechanical engineering profession; and, to provide support to enhance the economic well-being of the state and the nation.

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2015

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Influence of Crosslink Density and Stiffness on Mechanical Properties of Type I Collagen Gel, Shengmao Lin and Linxia Gu

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Towards Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Three-Dimensional Collagen Scaffolds Using a Coupled Fiber-Matrix Model, Shengmao Lin, Lauren A. Hapach, Cynthia Reinhart-King, and Linxia Gu

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Erratum: “The operation mechanism of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) dots in high efficiency polymer solar cells” [Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 193904 (2015)], Chunyu Liu, Yeyuan He, Xinyuan Zhang, Zhiqi Li, Jinfeng Li, Liang Shen, Zhihui Zhang, Wenbin Guo, and Shengping Ruan

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The operation mechanism of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) dots in high efficiency polymer solar cells, Chunyu Liu, Yeyuan He, Xinyuan Zhang, Zhiqi Li, Liang Shen, Zhihui Zhang, Wenbin Guo, and Shengping Ruan

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Interfacial electronic structure at the CH3NH3PbI3/MoOx interface, Peng Liu, Xiaoliang Liu, Lu Lyu, Haipeng Xie, Hong Zhang, Dongmei Niu, Han Huang, Cheng Bi, Zhengguo Xiao, Jinsong Huang, and Yongli Gao

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LOCAL CONTROL ROBOTIC SURGICAL DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS, Eric Markvicka, Tom Frederick, Jack Mondry, Joe Bartels, and Shane Farritor

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Methods and Systems for Handling or Delivering Materials for Natural Orifice Surgery, Carl Nelson, Jeff Midday, Dimitry Oleynikov, and Alan Goyzueta

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Inducing Persistent Flow Disturbances Accelerates Atherogenesis and Promotes Thin Cap Fibroatheroma Development in D374Y-PCSK9 Hypercholesterolemic Minipigs, Ryan M. Pedrigi, Christian Bo Poulsen, Vikram V. Mehta, Niels Ramsing Holm, Nilesh Pareek, Anouk L. Post, Ismail Dogu Kilic, Winston A.S. Banya, Gianni Dall'Ara, Alessio Mattesini, Martin M. Bjorklund, Niels P. Andersen, Anna K. Grondal, Enrico Petretto, Nicolas Foin, Justin E. Davies, Carlo Di Mario, Jacob Fog Bentzon, Hans Erik Botker, Erling Falk, Rob Krams, and Ranil de Silva

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Quantification of Ultraprecision Surface Morphology using an Algebraic Graph Theoretic Approach, Prahalad Rao, Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam, Zhenyu (James) Kong, Omer F. Beyca, Kenneth Case, and Ranga Komanduri

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Improving the sensitivity of a near-infrared nanocomposite photodetector by enhancing trap induced hole injection, Liang Shen, Yanjun Fang, Qingfeng Dong, Zhengguo Xiao, and Jinsong Huang

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Electronic structure evolution of fullerene on CH3NH3PbI3, Chenggong Wang, Congcong Wang, Xiaoliang Liu, John Kauppi, Yuchuan Shao, Zhengguo Xiao, Cheng Bi, Jinsong Huang, and Yongli Gao

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Surface analytical investigation on organometal triiodide perovskite, Chengong Wang, Xiaoliang Liu, Congcong Wang, Zhengguo Xiao, Cheng Bi, Yuchuan Shao, Jinsong Huang, and Yongli Gao

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Efficiency Enhancement in Polymer Solar Cells With a Polar Small Molecule Both at Interface and in the Bulk Heterojunction Layer, Zhengguo Xiao, Qingfeng Dong, Qi Wang, Wenjing Tian, Hui Huang, and Jinsong Huang

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Extracting continuum-like deformation and stress from molecular dynamics simulations, Lili Zhang, John Jasa, George Gazonas, Antoine Jerusalem, and Mehrdad Negahban

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Elasticity of Differentiated and Undifferentiated Human Neuroblastoma Cells Characterized by Atomic Force Microscopy, Shijia Zhao, Alexander B. Stamm, Jeong Soon Lee, Alexei Gruverman, Jung Yul Lim, and Linxia Gu

2014

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Biomechanical Strain as a Trigger for Pore Formation in Schlemm’s Canal Endothelial Cells, Sietse T. Braakman, Ryan M. Pedrigi, A. Thomas Read, James A. E. Smith, W. Daniel Stamer, C. Ross Ethier, and Darryl R. Overby

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Modular and Cooperative Medical Devices and Related Systems and Methods, Shane M. Farritor, Mark Rentschler, and Amy Lehman

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Measurement of hydrodynamic force generation by swimming dolphins using bubble DPIV, Frank E. Fish, Paul Legac, Terrie M. Williams, and Timothy Wei

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METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR SURGICAL ACCESS AND INSERTON, Tom Frederick, Shane Farritor, Jack Mondry, Eric Markvicka, Dmitry Oleynikov, and Jacob Greenburg

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Dynamic fracture analysis of polycarbonate by the optical method of caustics, Guiyun Gao, Zheng Li, and Mehrdad Negahban

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SYSTEMAND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOTION OF SPACECRAFTS, Piyush Grover and Christian Andersson

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LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING, M. Susan Hallbeck, Jakeb Riggle, Adam de Laveaga, and Jake Kaufman

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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Mechanism of Blast Wave Transmission Through a Surrogate Head, Yi Hua, Praveen Akula, Linxia Gu, Jeff Berg, and Carl A. Nelson

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Experimental and numerical investigation of carbon fiber sandwich panels subjected to blast loading, Yi Hua, Praveen Kumar Akula, and Linxia Gu

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PASSIVE BIAXIAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND IN VIVO AXIAL PRE-STRETCH OF THE DISEASED HUMAN FEMOROPOPLITEAL AND TIBIAL ARTERIES, Alexey Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Yuris A. Dzenis, Clay Lomneth, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, Nicholas Y. Phillips, and Jason N. MacTaggart

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Phase Transitions in Mechanically Milled Mn-Al-C Permanent Magnets, Michael J. Lucis, Timothy E. Prost, Xiujuan Jiang, Meiyu Wang, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Quality and Safety of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Past, Present, and Future, Bernadette McCrory, Chad A. LaGrange, and M. S. Hallbeck

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Altered mechanobiology of Schlemm’s canal endothelial cells in glaucoma, Darryl R. Overby, Enhua H. Zhou, Rocio Vargas-Pinto, Ryan M. Pedrigi, Rudolf Fuchshofer, Sietse T. Braakman, Ritika Gupta, Kristin M. Perkumas, Joesph M. Sherwood, Amir Vahabikashi, Quynh Dang, Jae Hun Kim, C. Ross Ethier, W. Daniel Stamer, Jeffrey J. Fredberg, and Mark Johnson

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Effect of Er doping on the structural and magnetic properties of cobalt-ferrite, Sateesh Prathapani, M. Vinitha, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, and D. Das

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Qualifying composition dependent p and n self-doping in CH3NH3PbI3, Qi Wang, Yuchuan Shao, Haipeng Xie, Lu Lyu, Xiaoliang Liu, Yongli Gao, and Jinsong Huang

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Polymer aggregation correlated transition from Schottky-junction to bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, Bin Yang, Zhengguo Xiao, and Jinsong Huang

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Arising applications of ferroelectric materials in photovoltaic devices, Yongbo Yuan, Zhengguo Xiao, Bin Yang, and Jinsong Huang

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Extracting continuum-like deformation and stress from molecular dynamics simulations, Lili Zhang, John Jasa, George Gazonas, Antoine Jerusalem, and Mehrdad Negahban

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Implementation and Validation of Aortic Remodeling in Hypertensive Rats, Shijia Zhao and Linxia Gu

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Implementation and Validation of Aortic Remodeling in Hypertensive Rats, Shijia Zhao and Linxia Gu

2013

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Selective Detection and Automated Counting of Fluorescently-Labeled Chrysotile Asbestos Using a Dual-Mode High-Throughput Microscopy (DM-HTM) Method, Myoung-Ock Cho, Hyo Mi Chang, Donghee Lee, Yeon Gyu Yu, Hwataik Han, and Jung Kyung Kim

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Systems Biology of the Functional and Dysfunctional Endothelium, Jennifer Frueh, Nataly Maimari, Takayuki Homma, Sandra M. Bovens, Ryan M. Pedrigi, Leila Towhidi, and Rob Krams

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Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Asymptomatic Gas Emboli on the Vessel Wall, Linxia Gu and Eric L. Cutler

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ERGONOMICHANDLE AND ARTICULATING LAPAROSCOPICTOOL, M. Susan Hallbeck, Dmitry Oleynikov, Kathryn Done, Tim Judkins, Allison DiMartino, Jonathan Morse, and Lawton N. Verner

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Analysis of electrically-forced vibrations of piezoelectric mesa resonators, Huijing He, Guo-Quan Nie, Jin-Xi Liu, and Jiashi Yang

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Thickness-shear and thickness-twist vibrations of circular AT-cut quartz resonators, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and Qing Jiang

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Scalar Differential Equation for Slowly-Varying Thickness-Shear Modes in AT-Cut Quartz Resonators With Surface Impedance for Acoustic Wave Sensor Application, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

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Scalar Differential Equation for Slowly-Varying Thickness-Shear Modes in AT-Cut Quartz Resonators with Surface Impedance for Acoustic Wave Sensor Application, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

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Thickness-Shear Vibration Of A Rectangular Quartz Plate With Partial Electrodes, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, John A. Kosinski, and Ji Wang

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Effects of mode coupling on the admittance of an AT-cut quartz thickness-shear resonator, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, Wei-Ping Zhang, and Ji Wang

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Inducing Neurite Outgrowth by Mechanical Cell Stretch, Suzanne Higgins, Jeong Soon Lee, Ligyeom Ha, and Jung Yul Lim

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PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE, Jinsong Huang, Bin Yang, and Yongbo Yuan

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Prediction of the Thermomechanical Behavior of Particle-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, Yi Hua and Linxia Gu

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Micromechanical analysis of nanoparticle-reinforced dental composites, Yi Hua, Linxia Gu, and Hidehiko Watanabe

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Elastic–Plastic Analysis and Strength Evaluation of Adhesive Joints in Wind Turbine Blades, Yi Hua, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, and Linxia Gu

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Impact damage on a thin glass plate with a thin polycarbonate backing, Wenke Hu, Yenan Wang, Jian Yu, Chian-Fong Yen, and Florin Bobaru Ph.D.

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A comparative study of the dry and wet nano-scale electro-machining, M. P. Jahan, K. R. Virwani, Kamlakar P. Rajurkar, and A. P. Malshe

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A mathematical evaluation of hemodynamic parameters after carotid eversion and conventional patch angioplasty, Alexey Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Yuris A. Dzenis, Prateek K. Gupta, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, and Jason N. MacTaggart

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High-resolution correlation spectroscopy of 13C spins near a nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond, Abdelghani Laraoui, Florian Dolde, Christian Burk, Friedemann Reinhard, Jorg Wrachtrup, and Carlos A. Meriles

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High-Stress Shear-Induced Crystallization in Isotactic Polypropylene and Propylene/Ethylene Random Copolymers, Zhe Ma, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Dario Cavallo, Tim Gough, and Gerrit W. M. Peters

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Wire electro-discharge machining of titanium alloy, Farnaz Nourbakhsh, Kamlakar P. Rajurkar, Ajay P. Malshe, and Jian Cao

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A New Angle on Microscopic Suspension Feeders near Boundaries, Rachel E. Pepper, Marcus Roper, Sangjin Ryu, Nobuyoshi Matsumoto, Moeto Nagai, and Howard A. Stone

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Review of Electrochemical and Electrodischarge Machining, Kamlakar P. Rajurkar, M. M. Sundaram, and A. P. Malshe

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Single-Site Colectomy With Miniature In Vivo Robotic Platform, Tyler D. Wortman, Jack M. Mondry, Shane M. Farritor, and Dmitry Oleynikov

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Room-temperature organic ferromagnetism in the crystalline poly(3-hexylthiophene): Phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blend film, Bin Yang, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ralph Skomski, and Jinsong Huang

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Solution-Processed Nanoparticle Super-Float-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistor as Un-cooled Ultraviolet and Infrared Photon Counter, Yongbo Yuan, Qingfeng Dong, Bin Yang, Fawen Guo, Qi Zhang, Ming Han, and Jinsong Huang

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Experimental investigation of the stent–artery interaction, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

2012

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A peridynamic formulation for transient heat conduction in bodies with evolving discontinuities, Florin Bobaru and Monchai Duangpanya

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Damage progression from impact in layered glass modeled with peridynamics, Florin Bobaru, Youn Doh Ha, and Wenke Hu

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The Meaning, Selection, and Use of the Peridynamic Horizon and Its Relation to Crack Branching in Brittle Materials, Florin Bobaru and Wenke Hu

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Rehabilitation and Exercise Machine, Judith M. Burnfield, Yu Shu, Thad W. Buster, and Carl Nelson

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MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING AND PREDICTING OUTCOMES OF VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS, Yuris A. Dzenis, Alexey Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, and Jason N. MacTaggart

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Effect of Long Chains on the Threshold Stresses for Flow-Induced Crystallization in iPP: Shish Kebabs vs. Sausages, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Derek W. Thurman, Weijun Zhou, and Julia A. Kornfield

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Systems and synthetic biology of the vessel wall, Jennifer Frueh, Nataly Maimari, Ying Lui, Zoltan Kis, Vikram Mehta, Negin Pormehr, Calum Grant, Emmanuel Chalkias, Mika Falck-Hansen, Sandra Bovens, Ryan M. Pedrigi, Taka Homma, Gianfillippo Coppola, and Rob Krams

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The Influence of Heterogeneous Meninges on the Brain Mechanics under Primary Blast Loading, Linxia Gu, Mehdi S. Chafi, Shailesh Ganpule, and Namas Chandra

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Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Vascular Suture Closure, Linxia Gu, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, Haili Lang, and James M. Hammel

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Arterial Wall Mechanics and Clinical Implications after Coronary Stenting: Comparisons of Three Stent Designs, Linxia Gu, Shijia Zhao, and Stacey R. Froemming

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In Vivo Demonstration of Surgical Task Assistance Using Miniature Robots, Jeff A. Hawks, Jacob Kunowski, and Stephen R. Platt

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Effects of Mismatched Electrodes on an AT-Cut Quartz Resonator, Huijing He, Jinxi Liu, and Jiashi Yang

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Energy trapping of thickness-shear and thickness-twist modes in a partially electroded AT-cut quartz resonator, Huijing He, Guoquan Nie, Jinxi Liu, and Jiashi Yang

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Thickness-shear and thickness-twist modes in an oblate elliptical ceramic cylinder and energy trapping in contoured acoustic wave resonators, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and Yi-hua Huang

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Shear-Horizontal Vibration Modes of an Oblate Elliptical Cylinder and Energy Trapping in Contoured Acoustic Wave Resonators, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

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Shear-Horizontal Vibration Modes of an Oblate Elliptical Cylinder and Energy Trapping in Contoured Acoustic Wave Resonators, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

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Method for Increasing the Efficiency of Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Jinsong Huang and Yongbo Yuan

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Three-dimensional modeling of carbon/epoxy to titanium single-lap joints with variable adhesive recess length, Yi Hua, Linxia Gu, and Michael Trogdon

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Peridynamic model for dynamic fracture in unidirectional fiber-reinforced composites, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, and Florin Bobaru

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The formulation and computation of the nonlocal J-integral in bond-based peridynamics, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, Florin Bobaru, and Stewart A. Silling

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NONLINEAR MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF THE HUMAN COMMON, EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CAROTID ARTERIES IN VIVO, Alexey Kamenskiy, Yuris A. Dzenis, Jason N. MacTaggart, Thomas G. Lynch, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, and Iraklis I. Pipinos

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Three-Dimensional Geometry of the Human Carotid Artery, Alexey Kamenskiy, Jason N. MacTaggart, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Jai Bikhchandani, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Experimental Evaluation of Anti-stripping Additives in Bituminous Mixtures through Multiple Scale Laboratory Test Results, Yong-Rak Kim, Ingryd Pinto, and Seong-Wan Park

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Moisture Damage Characterization of Warm-Mix Asphalt Mixtures Based on Laboratory-Field Evaluation, Yong-Rak Kim, Jun Zhang, and Hoki Ban

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Nanotopographic Cell Culture Substrate: Polymer-Demixed Nanotextured Films Under Cell Culture Conditions, Jung Yul Lim, Christopher A. Siedlecki, and Henry J. Donahue

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Analysis of a Monolithic, Two-Dimensional Array of Quartz Crystal Microbalances Loaded by Mass Layers With Nonuniform Thickness, Nan Liu, J. S. Yang, and Ji Wang

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Tool Sequence Trends in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Statistical Analysis and Implications for Predictive Control of Multifunction Instruments, Carl A. Nelson, Evan Luxon, and Dmitry Oleynikov

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Macro and Microfluidic Flows for Skeletal Regenerative Medicine, Brandon D. Riehl and Jung Yul Lim

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Maximal Force Characteristics of the Ca2+-Powered Actuator of Vorticella convallaria, Sangjin Ryu, Matthew J. Lang, and Paul Matsudaira

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Sacrificial Structure Preforms for Thin Part Machining, Scott Smith, Robert Wilhelm, Brian Dutterer, Harish Cherukuri, and Gaurav Goel

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Magnetic and magnetoelastic properties of Zn-doped cobalt-ferrites —CoFe2−xZnxO4 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3), Nalla Somaiah, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, P. A. Joy, and Dibakar Das

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Monitoring the Wall Mechanics During Stent Deployment in a Vessel, Brian Steinert, Shijia Zhao, and Linxia Gu

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Numerical simulation of buoyancy-driven turbulent ventilation in attic space under winter conditions, Shimin Wang, Zhigang Shen, and Linxia Gu

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Usability Assessment of Two Different Control Modes for the Master Console of a Laparoscopic Surgical Robot, Xiaoli Zhang, Carl A. Nelson, and Dmitry Oleynikov

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Effects of Arterial Strain and Stress in the Prediction of Restenosis Risk: Computer Modeling of Stent Trials, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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Finite Element Analysis of the Implantation of a Self-Expanding Stent: Impact of Lesion Calcification, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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On the Importance of Modeling Stent Procedure for Predicting Arterial Mechanics, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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The Impact of Wire Stent Fabrication Technique on the Performance of Stent Placement, Shijia Zhao, Xiangyi (Cheryl) Liu, and Linxia Gu