Impactful Research

Our most influential publications have been identified using metrics employed to quantify the scholarly impact of engineering departments nationally. You can learn more about some of our heavily-cited recent work, as identified in 2017, by clicking on the titles below.

Original Research


Y. Wang, H. Fang, Z. Sahinoglu, T. Wada, S. Hara, “Adaptive estimation of the state of charge for lithium-ion batteries: nonlinear geometric observer approach,”IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 23, pp. 948 – 962, 2015.

S. Zhang, B.T. Karaca, S.K. VanOosten, E. Yuca, S. Mahalingam, M. Edirisinghe, C. Tamerler, “Coupling infusion and gyration for the nanoscale assembly of functional polymer nanofibers integrated with genetically engineered proteins,” Macromolecular Rapid Communications,” vol. 36, pp. 1322 – 1328, 2015.

F.I. Uba, S.R. Pullagurla, N. Sirasunthorn, J. Wu, S. Park, R. Chjantiwas, Y.-K. Cho, H. Shen, S.A. Soper, "Surface charge, electroosmotic flow and DNA extension in chemically modified thermoplastic nanoslits and nanochannels,” Analyst, vol. 140, pp. 113 – 126, 2015.

E.M Mannen, J.T. Anderson, P.M. Arnold, E.A. Friis, “Mechanical analysis of the human cadaveric thoracic spine with intact rib cage,” Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 48, pp. 2060 – 2066, 2015.

X. Li, J. Huang, A. Faghri, “Modeling study of a Li-O2 battery with active cathode,” Energy, vol. 81, pp. 489 – 500, 2015.


H. Fang, Y. Wang, Z. Sahinoglu, T. Wada, S. Hara, “State of charge estimation for lithium-ion batteries: an adaptive approach,” Control Engineering Practice, vol. 25, pp. 45 – 54, 2014.

N. Sharifi, T.L. Bergman, M.J. Allen, A. Faghri, “Melting and solidification enhancement using a combined heat pipe, foil approach,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 78, pp. 930 – 941, 2014.

J.M. Jackson, M.A. Witek, M.L. Hupert, C. Brady, S. Pullagurla, J. Kamande, R.D. Aufforth, C.J. Tignanelli, R.J. Torphy, J.J. Yeh, S.A. Soper, “UV Activation of polymeric high aspect ratio microstructures: ramifications in antibody surface loading for circulating tumor cell selection,” Lab on a Chip, vol. 14, pp. 106 – 117, 2014.

L. Liu, J. Park, X. Lin, A.M. Sastry, W. Lu, “A thermal-electrochemical model that gives spatial-dependent growth of solid electrolyte interphase in a Li-ion battery,” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 268, pp. 482 – 490, 2014.

L. Song, Q. Ye, W. Ge, A. Misra, J.S., Laurence, C.L. Berrie, P. Spencer, “Synthesis and evaluation of novel dental monomore with branched carboxyl,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, vol. 102, pp. 1473 – 1843, 2014.


H. Yazici, H. Fong, B. Wilson, E.E. Oren, F.A. Amos, H. Zhang, J.S. Evans, M.L. Snead, M. Sarikaya, C. Tamerler, “Biological response on a titanium implant-grade surface functionalized with modular peptides,” Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 9, pp. 5341 – 5352, 2013.

X. Lin, J. Park, L. Liu, Y. Lee, A.M. Sastry, W. Lu, “A comprehensive capacity fade model and analysis for Li-ion batteries,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 160, pp. A1701 – A1710, 2013.

A. Hausmann, C. Depcik, “Expanding the Peukert equation for battery capacity modeling through inclusion of a temperature dependency,” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 235, pp. 148 – 158, 2013.

J.W. Kamande, M.L. Hupert, M.A. Witek, H. Wang, R.J. Torphy, U. Dharmasiri, S.K. Njoroge, J.M. Jackson, R. D. Aufforth, A. Snavely, J.J. Yeh, S.A. Soper, “Modular microsystem for the isolation, enumeration, and phenotyping of circulating tumor cells in patients with pancreatic cancer,” Analytical Chemistry, vol. 85, pp. 9092 – 9100, 2013.

H. Ciu, C. Hong, A. Ying, X. Yang, S. Ren, “Ultrathin gold nanowire-functionalized carbon nanotubes for hybrid molecular sensing,”  ACS Nano, vol. 7, pp. 7805 – 7811, 2013.


A. Kota, G. Kwon, W. Choi, J.M Mabry, A. Tuteja, “Hygro-responsive membranes for effective oil–water separation,” Nature Communications, vol. 3, p. 1025, 2012.

J.S. Lee, T. Kuroha, M. Hnilova, D. Khatayevich, M.M. Kanaoka, J.M. McAbee, M. Sarikaya, C. Tamerler, K.U. Torii, “Direct interaction of ligand–receptor pairs specifying stomatal patterning,” Genes & Development, vol. 26, pp. 126 – 136, 2012.

M.A. Baldwin, C.W. Clary, C.K. Fitzpatrick, J.S. Deacy, L.P. Maletsky, P.J. RullkoetterDynamic finite element knee simulation for evaluation of knee replacement mechanics, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 45, pp. 474 – 483, 2012.

H. Shabgard, C.W. Robak, T.L. Bergman, A. Faghri, “Heat transfer and exergy analysis of cascaded latent heat storage with gravity-assisted heat pipes for concentrating solar power applications,” Solar Energy, vol. 86, pp. 816 – 830, 2012.

E. Cecrle, C. Depcik, A. Duncan, J. Guo, M. Mangus, E. Peltier, S. Stagg-Williams, Y. Zhong, “Investigation of the effects of biodiesel feedstock on the performance and emissions of a single-cylinder Diesel engine,” Energy & Fuels, vol. 26, pp. 2331 – 2341, 2012.



H. Shabgard, M.J. Allen, N. Sharifi, S.P. Benn, A. Faghri, T.L. Bergman, “Heat pipe heat exchangers and heat sinks: opportunities, challenges, applications, analysis, and state of the art,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 89, pp. 138 – 158, 2015.


A.K. Kota, G. Kwon, A. Tuteja, “The design and applications of superomniphobic surfaces,” NPG Asia Materials, vol. 6, p. e109, 2014.

P. Spencer, Q.Ye, A. Misra, S.E.P. Goncalves, J.S. Laurence, “Proteins, Pathogens, and Failure at the Composite-Tooth Interface,” Journal of Dental Research, vol. 93, pp. 1243 – 1249, 2014.


C. Sprouse, C. Depcik, “Review of organic Rankine cycles for internal combustion engine exhaust waste heat recovery,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 51, pp. 711 – 722, 2013.

X. Li, A. Faghri, “Review and advances of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) part I: Design, fabrication, and testing with high concentration methanol solutions,” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 226, pp. 223-240, 2013.


P. Spencer, Q. Ye, J. Park, A. Misra, B.S. Bohaty, V. Singh, R. Parthasarathy, F. Sene, S.E.P. Goncalves, J. Laurence, “Durable bonds at the adhesive/dentin interface: an impossible mission or simply a moving target?,” Brazilian Dental Science, vol. 15, pp. 4 – 18, 2012.

A. Srinivasan, C. Depcik, “Review of chemical reactions in the NO reduction by CO on platinum/alumina catalysts,” Surface Review and Letters, vol. 19, 1 – 17, 2012.