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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2009

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IMPRINTING POLYMERFILM ON PATTERNED SUBSTRATE, Li Tan, Yen-Peng Kong, Stella W. Pang, and Albert F. Yee

2008

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Conduction in rectangular plates with boundary temperatures specified, James V. Beck, Neil T. Wright, A. Haji-Sheikh, Kevin D. Cole, and Donald E. Amos

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Control of the nanoscale crystallinity and phase separation in polymer solar cells, Chih-Wei Chu, Hoichang Yang, Wei-Jen Hou, Jinsong Huang, Gang Li, and Yang Yang

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Flush-Mounted Steady-Periodic Heated Film With Application to Shear-Stress Measurement, Kevin D. Cole

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Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio Metal Nanotips by Nanosecond Pulse Laser Melting, Bo Cui, Lin Wu, and Stephen Y. Chou

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HIGH-IMPACT, ENERGY-ABSORBING VEHICLE BARRIER SYSTEM : United States Patent 7,410,320 B2, Ronald K. Faller, Dean L. Sicking, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Robert W. Bielenberg, James C. Holloway, and Karla A. Polivka

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NONCONTACT RELATIVE RAIL DISPLACEMENT, TRACK MODULUS AND STIFFNESS MEASUREMENT BY A MOVING RAIL VEHICLE: US Patent No. US 7,403,296 B2, Shane Farritor, Richard Arnold, and Chris Norman

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Simultaneous birefringence, small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering to detect precursors and characterize morphology development during flow-induced crystallization of polymers, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Tim Gough, Florian Meneau, Wim Bras, Fernando Ania, Francisco Jose Balta-Calleja, and Julia A. Kornfield

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Finite Element Analysis Using Nonconforming Mesh, Ashok V. Kumar, Ravi Buria, Sanjeev Padmanabhan, and Linxia Gu

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SURGICAL CAMERA ROBOT: United States Patent NO. US 7,339,341 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Mark E. Rentschler, Stephen R. Platt, and Jason Dumpert

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Numerical Simulation of a Novel Blast Wave Mitigation Device, Zhenbi Su, Wen Peng, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, and Bryan Cheeseman

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Experiments and models for the thermal response of railroad tapered-roller bearings, Constantine M. Tarawneh, Kevin D. Cole, Brent M. Wilson, and Fadi Alnaimat

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A slip model for rarefied gas flows at arbitrary Knudsen number, Lin Wu

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Subcritical and Supercritical Droplet Evaporation within a Zero-Gravity Environment: Low Weber Number Relative Motion, Hongtao Zhang, Vasudevan Raghavan, and George Gogos

2007

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Thermal characterization of microscale conductive and nonconductive wires using transient electrothermal technique, Jiaqi Guo, Xinwei Wang, and Tao Wang

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Origin of photomultiplication in C60 based devices, Jinsong Huang and Yang Yang

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Order-disorder transformations in Sm–Co and Sm–Co–ZrC systems with 2-17 stoichiometry, Y.Y. Kostogorova-Beller, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Matthew J. Kramer

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Improved hole-injection contact for top-emitting polymeric diodes, Juo-Hao Li, Jinsong Huang, and Yang Yang

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A Scientific Foundation of Collaborative Engineering, S. C.-Y. Lu, W. ElMaraghy, G. Schuh, and R. Wilhelm

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Surface anisotropy and magnetic freezing of MnO nanoparticles, Marco Morales Torres, Ralph Skomski, Shannon Fritz, G. Shelburne, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ming Yin, Stephen O'Brien, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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ROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,199,545 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

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Regional mechanical properties and stress analysis of the human anterior lens capsule, Ryan M. Pedrigi, G. David, J. Dziezyc, and J. D. Humphrey

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Deck-Mounted Steel Post Barrier System, John D. Reid, Ronald K. Faller, and Jason A. Hascall

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Low voltage and fast speed all-polymeric optocouplers, Yan Yao, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Jinsong Huang, and Yang Yang

2006

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Highly coercive rapidly solidified Sm–Co alloys, Shampa Aich, V.K. Ravindran, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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The all boron carbide diode neutron detector: Comparison with theory, A. N. Caruso, Peter A. Dowben, S. Balkir, Nathan Schemm, Kevin Osberg, R.W. Fairchild, Oscar Barrios Flores, Snjezana Balaz, A.D. Harken, Brian W. Robertson, and Jennifer I. Brand

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The Role of Electrospinning in the Emerging Field of Nanomedicine, S. Y. Chew, Y. Wen, Yuris A. Dzenis, and K. W. Leong

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Steady-Periodic Green’s Functions and Thermal- Measurement Applications in Rectangular Coordinates, Kevin . D. Cole

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Comparative modeling of performance limits of solid state neutron detectors based on planar B-rich capture layers, A. D. Harken and Brian W. Robertson

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Improving the power efficiency of white light-emitting diode by doping electron transport material, Jinsong Huang, Wei-Jen Hou, Juo-Hao Li, Gang Li, and Yang Yang

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Piezoelectromagnetic waves in a ceramic plate between two ceramic half-spaces, S. N. Jiang, Q. Jiang, X. F. Li, S. H. Guo, H. G. Zhou, and J. S. Chang

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Magnetic behavior of rapidly solidified Pr–Co alloys with the TbCu7-type structure, J. Kostogorova and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Efficient inverted polymer solar cells, G. Li, C.-W. Chu, V. Shrotriya, Jinsong Huang, and Y. Yang

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MICROROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,042,184 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

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Flexible Tools for Specifying Design Variation, Trichy Pasupathy, Xiaoping Zhao, and Robert Wilhelm

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SINGLE-SIDED CRASH CUSHION SYSTEM, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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END SPLICE ASSEMBLY FOR BOX-BEAM GUARDRAIL AND TERMINAL SYSTEMIS, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, Dean L. Sicking, and King K. Mak

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Modeling, Analysis, and Experimental Study of In Vivo Wheeled Robotic Mobility, Mark E. Rentschler, Jason Dumpert, Stephen R. Platt, Karl Iagnemma, Dmitry Oleynikov, and Shane M. Farritor

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In vivo laparoscopic robotics, Mark E. Rentschler, Stephen R. Platt, Jason Dumpert, Shane M. Farritor, and Dmitry Oleynikov

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High-energy product exchange-spring FePt/Fe cluster nanocomposite permanent magnets, X. Rui, Jeffrey E. Shield, Zhiguang Sun, Lanping Yue, Yinfan Xu, David J. Sellmyer, Z. Liu, and D.J. Miller

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A Minimum-Impact Method for Measuring Corrosion Rate of Steel-Hulled Shipwrecks in Seawater, Matthew A. Russell, David Conlin, Larry E. Murphy, Donald L. Johnson, Brent Wilson, and James Carr

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Load Transfer Issues in the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, G. A. Shen, S. Namilae, and Namas Chandra

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Magnetic reversal in three-dimensional exchange-spring permanent magnets, Jeffrey E. Shield, J. Zhou, S. Aich, V.K. Ravindran, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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Direct synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes bridging metal electrodes by laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition, J. Shi, Yongfeng Lu, K.J. Yi, Yushun Lin, Sy_Hwang Liou, J.B. Hou, and X.W. Wang

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Nanoparticle-induced negative differential resistance and memory effect in polymer bistable light-emitting device, Ricky J. Tseng, Jianyong Ouyang, Chih-Wei Chu, Jinsong Huang, and Yang Yang

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Modeling and Simulation of the Interaction Between Lubricant Droplets on the Slider Surface and Air Flow Within the Head/Disk Interface of Disk Drives, Lin Wu

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PREPARATION OF HIGH-STRENGTH NANOMETER SCALE TWINNED COATING AND FOIL, Xinghang Zhang, Amit Misra, Michael Nastasi, and Richard G. Hoagland

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Modeling and Representation of Geometric Tolerances Information in Integrated Measurement Processes, Xiaoping Zhao, T. M. Kethara Pasupathy, and Robert G. Wilhelm

2005

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Magnetic behavior of Sm-Co-based permanent magnets during order/disorder phase transformations, Shampa Aich, J. Kostogorova, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Finite element analysis of covered microstents, Linxia Gu, Swadeshmukul Santra, Robert A. Mericle, and Ashok V. Kumar

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The Stability and Oxidation Resistance of Iron- and Cobalt-Based Magnetic Nanoparticle Fluids Fabricated by Inert-Gas Condensation, Nguyen H. Hai, Raymond Lemoine, Shaina Remboldt, Michelle A. Strand, Steve Wignall, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Influence of composition and heat-treatment on the charge transport properties of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester blends, Jinsong Huang, Gang Li, and Yang Yang

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Evolutionary Algorithm for the Placement of Fluid Power Valves on a Valve Stand, Trichy M. Kethara Pasupathy, Ravi Teja Seethamraju, and Robert G. Wilhelm

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Texture formation in FePt thin films via thermal stress management, P. Rasmussen, X. Rui, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Texture formation in FePt thin films via thermal stress management, P. Rasmussen, X. Rui, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Cluster-assembled exchange-spring nanocomposite permanent magnets, X. Rui, Zhiguang Sun, Yinfan Xu, David J. Sellmyer, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Numerical analysis of heat transfer in pulsating turbulent flow in a pipe, Xuefeng Wang and Nengli Zhang

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Electronic Commerce Negotiation in a Supply Chain via Constraint Evaluation, R. Wilhelm, B. Chu, and R. Sun

2004

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The effect of heterogeneity on plane wave propagation through layered composites, X. Chen and Namas Chandra

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Computer Programs for Temperature in Fins and Slab Bodies with the Method of Green’s Functions, Kevin D. Cole

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BORON-CARBIDE SOLID STATE NEUTRON DETECTOR AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME, Peter A. Dowben, Shireen Adenwalla, Brian W. Robertson, and Mengjun Bai

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Bar Clamp Having Ergonomic Handle, M. Susan Hallbeck and Myung-Chul Jung

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Magnetization Processes in Melt-Spun Sm-Co-Based Alloys With the TbCu7-Type Structure, A. Hsiaoa, S. Aich, L. H. Lewis, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Planetary Cliff Descent Using Cooperative Robots, Erik Mumm, Shane Farritor, Paola Pirjanian, Chris Leger, and Paul Schenker

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Science for Stewardship: Multidisciplinary Research on USS Arizona, Matthew A. Russell, Larry E. Murphy, Donald L. Johnson, Timothy J. Foecke, Pamela J. Morris, and Raphy Mitchell

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The Effect of Transition Metal Additions on the Microstructure and Properties of Nanocomposite Pr–Fe–B Permanent Magnets, Jeffrey E. Shield, Yi Liu, R. Marr, Z. Chen, and Baomin Ma

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Re-examination of “missing strain” during superplastic deformation of AA7475, M. J. Tan, C. L. Chen, and Namas Chandra

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A helical tow model and numerical simulation of on-line thermal curing of thermoset composites in filament winding, Xuefeng Wang, David Y.S. Lou, and Negli Zhang`

2003

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Magnetoresistance in boron carbide junctions, L. Bernard, J. Monson, Andrei Sokolov, Zong-Yuan Liu, C.S. Yang, Peter A. Dowben, Bermard Doudin, A. Harken, P. Welsch, and B. W. Robertson

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METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUORINATED DAMOND-LIKE CARBON FILMS, Marko J. Hakovirta, Michael Nastasi, Deok-Hyung Lee, and Xiao-Ming He

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OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT, SCRATCH-RESISTANT, DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON COATINGS, Xiao-Ming He, Deok-Hyung Lee, Michael A. Nastasi, Kevin C. Walter, and Michel G. Tuszewski

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Alloy states in dilute GaAs1-xNx alloys (x<1%), X. D. Luo, Jinsong Huang, Z. Y. Xu, C. L. Yang, J. Liu, W. K. Ge, Y. Zhang, A. Mascarenhas, H. P. Xin, and C. W. Tu

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Effect of combined metal-carbon additions on the microstructure and structure of Sm2Fe17, B. E. Meacham and Jeffrey E. Shield

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FORMING ADHERENT COATINGS USING PLASMA PROCESSING, Michael Nastasi, Kevin C. Walter, and Donald J. Rej

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TRAILER MOUNTED BURSTING ENERGY ABSORPTION SYSTEM, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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Production of fine Nd-Fe-B alloy powder by pulsed plasma atomization, Jeffrey E. Shield, S. Christensen, R. W. Kincaid, and F. D. Witherspoon

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Thermodynamic Determination of the Cation Distribution in NixMn1-γ-xFe2+γO4 Ferrites, Qiangmin Wei and Brian W. Robertson

2002

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Prediction of Soakout Time Using Analytical Models, B. Chakravarthy, H. P. Cherukuri, and R. G. Wilhelm

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In Situ Corrosion Studies on the Battleship USS Arizona, John D. Makinson, James D. Carr, Matthew A. Russell, David L. Conlin, and Larry E. Murphy

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RECTANGULAR BURSTING ENERGY ABSORBER, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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A class of boron-rich solid-state neutron detectors, B. W. Robertson, Shireen Adenwalla, A. Harken, P. Welsch, Jennifer I. Brand, Peter A. Dowben, and J.P. Claassen

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Chemical Partitioning During Crystallization and its Effect on the Microstructure and Magnetic Behavior of Modified Nd–Fe–B Permanent Magnets, Jeffrey E. Shield, B. B. Kappes, D. J. Branagan, and J. Bentley

2001

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Delamination Resistant Composites Prepared by Small Diameter Fiber Reinforcement at Ply Interfaces, Youris A. Dzenis and Darrell H. Reneker

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HYBRID TRANSIENT-PARAMETRIC METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DISTINGUISH AND ANALYZE SOURCES OF ACOUSTIC EMISSION FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION AND STRUCTURAL, HEALTH MONITORING, Yuris Dzenis

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On Modular Design of Field Robotic Systems, Shane Farritor and Steven Dubowsky

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Conjugate Heat Transfer From a Two- Layer Substrate Model of a Convectively Cooled Circuit Board, S. A. Harman and Kevin D. Cole

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Fabrication of 2- and 3-Dimensional Nanostructures, Hong Jiang, Camelia N. Borca, Bo Xu, and Brian W. Robertson

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CONTROLLED BUCKLING BREAKAWAY CABLE TERMINAL, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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CRASH ATTENUATION SYSTEM, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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ENERGY ABSORBING BREAKAWAY STEEL GUARDRAIL POST, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, and Dean L. Sicking

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USING A RAPID PROTOTYPING MACHINE IN THE INTEGRATED KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND MACHINE DESIGN LAB, Wieslaw M. Szydlowski

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Task Specific Uncertainty in Coordinate Measurement, R. G. Wilhelm, R. Hocken, and H. Schwenke

2000

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The State and Future of Mars Polar Science and Exploration, Stephen M. Clifford, David Crisp, David A. Fisher, Ken E. Herkenhoff, Suzanne E. Smrekar, Peter C. Thomas, David D. Wynn-Williams, Richard W. Zurek, Jeffrey R. Barnes, Bruce G. Bills, Erik W. Blake, Wendy M. Calvin, Jonathan M. Cameron, Michael H. Carr, Philip R. Christensen, Benton C. Clark, Gary D. Clow, James A. Cutts, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, William B. Durham, Fraser P. Fanale, Jack D. Farmer, Francois Forget, Kumiko Gotto-Azuma, Rejean Grard, Robert M. Haberle, William Harrison, Ralph Harvey, Alan D. Howard, Andy P. Ingersoll, Philip B. James, Jeffrey S. Kargel, Hugh H. Kieffer, Janus Larsen, Kenneth Lepper, Michael C. Malin, Daniel J. McCleese, Bruce Murray, John F. Nye, David A. Paige, Stephen R. Platte, Jef f J. Plaut, Niels Reeh, James W. Rice, David E. Smith, Carol R. Stoker, Kenneth L. Tanaka, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson, Stephen E. Wood, Aaron Zent, Maria T. Zuber, and H. Jay Zwally

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Order–disorder effects in nitrided Sm–Fe permanent magnets, B.E. Meacham, Jeffrey E. Shield, and D.J. Branagan

1999

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Adaptive Sampling for Coordinate Metrology, Robert Edgeworth and Robert G. Wilhelm

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In situ STEM Technique for Characterization of Nanoscale Interconnects During Electromigration Testing, Ismail Gobulukoglu and Brian W. Robertson

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BREAKAWAY STEEL GUARDRAIL POST, Dean L. Sicking, John D. Reid, and John R. Rohde

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FOUNDATION SLEEVE FOR A GUARDRAIL SYSTEM, Dean L. Sicking, John D. Reid, and John R. Rohde

1998

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PROCESSING OF HYDROXYLAPATITE COATINGS ON TITANIUM ALLOY BONE PROSTHESES, Michael A. Nastasi, Timothy E. Levine, James W. Mayer, and Vincent B. Pizziconi

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The effect of grain size on magnetic properties in Sm2Fe17Nx, Jeffrey E. Shield, D.J. Branagan, C.P. Li, and R.W. McCallum