Research, Materials Science and Engineering Program

Materials Science and Engineering

Research

Dissertation/Thesis Archive

research materials scienceThe complete Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses are available at the Montana Tech Digital Commons.

David Hutchins, Ph.D. in Materials Science, Continuous Flow Process for Recovery of Metal Contaminants from Industrial Wastewaters with Magnetic Nanocomposites, May 2018.

Richard Ladouceur, Ph.D. in Materials Science, High Fidelity Model for Flotation: Applications to Rare Earth Elements and Copper/Molybdenum Separations, May 2018.

John Murphy, Ph.D. in Materials Science, Novel Hybrid Perovskite Composites and Microstructures: Synthesis and Characterization, May 2018.

Recent Student Publications

P. Amelunxen and R. LaDouceur (2019). “Flotation Modeling and Scale-up,” SME Mineral Processing Handbook, SME, [Accepted].

P. Amelunxen, R. LaDouceur, R. Amelunxen, and C. Young. (2018). “A phenomenological model of entrainment and froth recovery for interpreting laboratory flotation kinetics tests,” Minerals Engineering, vol. 125, pp 60-65.

J.M. Andriolo, N.J. Sutton, J.P. Murphy, L.G. Huston, E.A. Kooistra-Manning, R.F. West, M.L. Pedulla, M.K. Hailer, and J.L. Skinner. (2018). “Electrospun Fibers for Controlled Release of Nanoparticle-Assisted Phage Therapy Treatment of Topical Wounds,” MRS Advances, DOI: 10.1557/adv.2018.483.

J.M. Andriolo, G.F. Wyss, J.P. Murphy, and J.L. Skinner (2017). “Iron-Doped Apatite Nanoparticles Delivered via Electrospun Fiber Mesh for Maximized Bacterial Killing by Bacteriophage,” MRS Advances, DOI : 10.1557/adv.2017.416.

J.D. Beisel, J.P. Murphy, J.M. Andriolo, E.A. Kooistra-Manning, S. Nicolaysen, O. Boese, J. Fleming, W. Nakagawa and J.L. Skinner (2016). “Lithography via electrospun fibers with quantitative morphology analysis,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, DOI: 10.1116/1.4964636.

Maureen P. Chorney, Bridger P. Hurley, Prabhat K. Tripathy, and Jerome P. Downey, (2017). “Effects of Oxide Precursor Preparation on the Electrochemical Reduction of Tantalum Pentoxide in Calcium Chloride Melt,” The Minerals Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, pp. 651-655.

R. LaDouceur and P. Amelunxen, (2016). “Modeling and Optimization of Rare Earth Mineral Flotation Using Salicylhydroxamic Acid.” In: XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress, CIM, Westmount, Quebec, Canada.

J.P. Murphy, M.C. Brockway, J.M. Andriolo, and J.L. Skinner, (2018). “Electrospun Charge Transport Structures for Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells.” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B [Accepted].

J.P. Murphy, M.C. Brockway, J.M. Andriolo, N.J. Sutton, and J.L. Skinner, (2018). “Fabrication of Optically Active Fiber Mats via Melt Electrospinning.” MRS Communications, DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2018.154

J.P. Murphy, J.M. Andriolo, N.J. Sutton, M.C. Brockway, and J.L. Skinner, (2017). “Coaxial Hybrid Perovskite Fibers: Synthesis and Encapsulation in Situ via Electrospinning,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, DOI: 10.1116/1.4991724.

J.P. Murphy, J.M. Andriolo, N.J. Sutton, G.F. Wyss, and J.L. Skinner, (2017). “Loading Dependent Electrical Properties of Hybrid Perovskite Composite Media,” MRS Advances, DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.405.

J.P. Murphy, B.M. Ross, J.M. Andriolo and J.L. Skinner, (2016). “Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite composite fibers produced via melt electrospinning,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, DOI: 10.1116/1.4966604. 

J.P. Murphy, Jessica M. Andriolo, Brandon M. Ross, Gary F. Wyss, Nicole E. Zander and Jack L. Skinner, (2016). “Organometallic Halide Perovskite Synthesis in Polymer Melt for Improved Stability in High Humidity,” MRS Advances, DOI: 10.1557/adv.2016.379.

J.L. Skinner, J.M. Andriolo, J.P. Murphy and B.M. Ross, (2016). “Electrospinning for nano-to-mesoscale photonic structures,” Nanophotonics. DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2016-0142.

Grant C. Wallace, Jerome P. Downey, Jannette Chorney, Katie Schumacher, and Alaina Mallard, (2018). “Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Carbide Ceramics via Reduction of Anion-Loaded Activated Carbon Precursors,” 9th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Series, TMS, pp. 125-134.

Grant C. Wallace, Jerome P. Downey, Jannette L. Chorney, and Alaina Mallard, and David L. Hutchins, (2017). “Synthesis of Carbide Ceramics via Reduction of Adsorbed Anions on an Activated Carbon Matrix,” 8th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Series, TMS, pp. 49-57.