Current Group Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Vincent Eze, PhD


Project Title: Design and Development of Materials for Electronics and Sustainable Energy

Areas of Interest:Perovskites, Solar cells, Photo-detectors, MXene, Batteries, Triboluminescence, Pressure Sensors


PhD Students

Lucas Braga Carani


Project Title: Assessment of Embedded Perovskite/Mechanoluminescence-based Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Composites

Areas of Interest: Structural Health Monitoring, Advanced Composites, Sensors, Mechanoluminescence, Perovskite


Nafiza Anjum


Project Title: Flexible MXene-polymer Composites for Wearable Devices

Areas of Interest: 2D materials, MXene, EMI shielding, Energy storage


Okunzuwa A. Ekuase


Project Title: Process Improvement of Resin Infusion Between Double Flexible Tooling (RIDFT) Manufacturing Method

Areas of Interest: Design and Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Composite Structure and Nanomaterials


Bryana Beckford


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Ayomide A. Sijuade


Project Title: Synthesis, Modifications, and Application of Vanadium Carbide Mxenes in Energy Storage Devices

Areas of Interest: Mxenes, Renewable energy, Energy storage devices (Batteries, Supercapacitors)


Undergraduate Students

Adorah Allard

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Solomon Andrews

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Rothiel Davis

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Japhia Robinson

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Jordyn Riley

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Past Students

Doctoral Students

G. Ryan Adams. (2020). Low Energy Manufacturing and Optimization of Perovskite Film Growth for Application in Wire-Shaped Photodetection .
Md Abu Shohag. (2019). Conception and Development of Mechanoluminescent Dynamic Load and Pressure Sensor .
Chelsea Armbrister. (2018). Manufacturing Multifunctional Fiber Reinforced Composites .
Emily Hammel. (2018). Development of Processing Conditions for Manufacture of Reliable Advanced Ceramic Preforms and Ceramic Matrix Composites .
Margaret Scheiner. (2018). Enhancing Polymer Composites with Triboluminescent Materials .
Jin Yan, graduate. (2016). Conception and development of 3D sensing using wire-shaped hybrid PV sensor as a tool in TL-based SHM system
Micah McCrary-Dennis. (2016). Manufacturing of Multiscale Composites utilizing the Displaced Foam Dispersion Methodology
Dickens, T. J., graduate. (2013). Assessment of Triboluminescent Materials for Intrinsic Health Monitoring of Composite Damage
Olawale, D. O., graduate. (2013). In-Situ Triboluminescent Optical Fiber Sensor for Real-Time Damage Monitoring in Cementitious Composites
Ighodaro, Osayande Lord-Rufus, graduate. (2012). Fracture Strength and Fracture Toughness Enhancement for Advanced Ceramic Materials
Kim, M., graduate. (2009). Modeling, Manufacturing, and Characterization of Nanocomposites and Multiscale Composites

Master's Students

Carani, L. B., graduate. (2019).Investigation of Single Crystal Perovskite for Mechanoluminescence-Based Sensor Application
Parker, L. E., graduate. (2011). Fabrication of Multiscale Composites with Carbon Nanotube Doped Resin Systems using the RIDFT Process
Adewuyi, O. S., graduate. (2009). Optimization Of Ultraviolet Lamp Placement for the Curing of Composites Manufactured by the RIDFT Process
Lim, A. P., graduate. (2007). Fabrication of Light Weight Composite Small Arms Protection Insert
Puentes, C. A., graduate. (2007). The Utilization of Formable Paint Films in the Implementation of In-Mold Decoration Composites Manufactured by the RIDFT Process
Roquer, M. I., graduate. (2007). Characterization of Energy Absorbing Materials for Blunt Trauma Reduction
Dickens, T. J., graduate. (2007). Assessment Of Triboluminescent Materials For In-Situ Health Monitoring
Solomon, F. A., graduate. (2006). Analysis of Co-Infused Fluid Behavior For The RIDFT-IMC (Resin Infusion between Double Flexible Tooling-In Mold Coating) Process
Davey, K., graduate. (2005). Development of Carbon Nanotube/ Carbon Fiber Multiscale Reinforcement Composites
Teemer, L., graduate. (2005). The Effects of Processing Parameters on the Mechanical Properties of Components Manufactured Using the Resin Infusion between Double Flexible Tooling Process
Chiu, P., graduate. (2004). In-Mold Coating of Composites Manufactured with the Resin between Double Flexible Tooling Process by Means of Co-Infusion
Nwabuzor, A. O., graduate. (2004). Development of the RIDFT Process: Incorporation of Ultraviolet (UV) Curing Technique
Nimbalkar, R., graduate. (2003). Finite Element Modeling of A Transit Bus
Thagard, J. R., graduate. (2001). Development of The RIDFT Process