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Zoubeida Ounaies

Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

157B Hammond Building

zxo100@psu.edu

814-867-4443

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Design & Manufacturing, Energy Systems, Mechanical Sciences, Sensors & Controls

Interest Areas:

Development of unique combinations of mechanical-electrical-chemical coupling in polymers and polymer nanocomposites.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapter

  • A. Kadimi, K. Benhamou, Y. Habibi, Zoubeida Ounaies and H. Kaddami, 2016, Nanocellulose Alignment and Electrical Properties Improvement, Elsevier, pp. 343-376
  • Ajmi Jemai, Fehmi Najar, Moez Chafra and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2015, Advanced parametric analysis of piezoelectric actuators with interdigitated electrodes having various cross-sections, Springer International Publishing, pp. 489–499

Part of Book

  • G. M. Atkinson and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2005, Polymer microsystems: Materials and fabrications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, 2004, Piezoelectric materials, Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • J. S. Harrison and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2002, Piezoelectric polymers, John Wiley & Sons
  • T. L. Jordan and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2002, Characterization of piezoelectric ceramics, John Wiley & Sons

Journal Article

  • Inseok Chae, Saad Ahmed, Hassene Ben Atitallah, Jiawei Luo, Qing Wang, Zoubeida Ounaies and Seong H Kim, 2017, "Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Analysis of Ferroelectric Response of PVDF-Based Copolymer and Terpolymer", Macromolecules, 50, (7), pp. 2838-2844
  • Landen Bowen, Kara Springsteen, Saad Ahmed, Erika Arrojado, Mary I Frecker, Timothy W Simpson, Zoubeida Ounaies and Paris Von Lockette, 2017, "Design, Fabrication, and Modeling of an Electric–Magnetic Self-Folding Sheet", Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9, (2), pp. 021012
  • Paolo Celli, Stefano Gonella, Vahid Tajeddini, Anastasia Muliana, Saad Ahmed and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2017, "Wave control through soft microstructural curling: bandgap shifting, reconfigurable anisotropy and switchable chirality", Smart Materials and Structures, 26, (3), pp. 035001
  • Kamran A. Khan, Anastasia H. Muliana, Hassene Ben Atitallah and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Time-dependent and energy dissipation effects on the electro-mechanical response of PZTs", Mechanics of Materials, 102, pp. 74-89
  • Jason Natress, Michael Mayer, Albert Foster, Amira Barhoumi Meddeb, Cory Trivelpiece, Zoubeida Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2016, "Capture-gated Spectroscopic Measurements of Monoenergetic Neutrons with a Composite Scintillation Detector", Amira Barhoumi Meddeb, 63, (2), pp. 1227-1235
  • A. Barhoumi Meddeb, Zoubeida Ounaies and Michael T Lanagan, 2016, "Enhancement of electrical properties of polyimide films by plasma treatment", Chemical Physics Letters, 649, pp. 111- 114
  • Ahmed Jemai, Fehmi Najar, Moez Chafra and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Modeling and parametric analysis of a unimorph piezocomposite energy harvester with interdigitated electrodes", Composite Structures, 135, pp. 176 - 190
  • H Ben Atitallah, Zoubeida Ounaies and A Muliana, 2016, "Temperature and time dependence of the electro-mechanical properties of flexible active fiber composites", Smart Materials and Structures, 25, (4), pp. 045002
  • Igor Jovanovic, A. Foster, V. Kukharev, M. Mayer, A. Meddeb, J. Nattress, Zoubeida Ounaies and Cory Luke Trivelpiece, 2016, "Spectroscopic neutron detection using composite scintillators", International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 44, pp. 1660232
  • M. Mayer, J. Nattress, V. Kukharev, A. Foster, A. Meddeb, Cory Luke Trivelpiece, Zoubeida Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2015, "Development and characterization of a neutron detector based on a lithium glass–polymer composite", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 785, pp. 117 - 122
  • Hassene Ben Atitallah, Zoubeida Ounaies and Anastasia Muliana, 2015, "A parametric study on flexible electro-active composites: Importance of geometry and matrix properties", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 26, (17), pp. 2386–2394
  • Nirmal Sigamani, Zoubeida Ounaies, Greg Ehlert and Henry Sodano, 2015, "Electromechanical response of reduced graphene oxide–polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites prepared through in-situ thermal reduction", Journal of Applied Physics, 117, (15), pp. 154102
  • M. Rekik, Zi Wang and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2014, "An axisymmetric problem of an embedded mixed-mode crack in a functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic infinite medium", Applied Mathematical Modelling, 38, (4), pp. 1193-1201
  • Amal Kadimi, Karima Benhamou, Zoubeida Ounaies, Albert Magnin, Alain Dufresne, Hamid Kaddami and Mustapha Raihane, 2014, "Electric field alignment of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) in silicone oil: Impact on electrical properties", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, (12), pp. 9418-9425
  • A. Jemai, J. H. Wilck, C. A. Bober and J. L. Mines, 2014, "Mathematical Modeling of an Active-Fiber Composite Energy Harvester with Interdigitated Electrodes", Shock and Vibration, pp. 9
  • Saad Ahmed, T. Simpson, M. Frecker, Z. Ounaies, S. Ahmed, P. Von Lockette, R. Strzele and, R. Sheridan , 2014, "Origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures: fundamental investigations of dielectric elastomer-based active materials", Smart Materials and Structures Journal, 23
  • Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Taha Goudarzi, Amira B Meddeb and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2014, "Extreme enhancement and reduction of the dielectric response of polymer nanoparticulate composites via interphasial charges", Applied Physics Letters, 104, (24), pp. 242904
  • S Ahmed, Zoubeida Ounaies and Mary I Frecker, 2014, "Investigating the performance and properties of dielectric elastomer actuators as a potential means to actuate origami structures", Smart Materials and Structures, 23, (9), pp. 094003
  • Kevin McGough, Saad Ahmed, Mary I Frecker and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2014, "Finite element analysis and validation of dielectric elastomer actuators used for active origami", Smart Materials and Structures, 23, (9), pp. 094002
  • Vahid Tajeddini, Hassene Ben Atitallah, Anastasia Muliana and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2013, "Nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of active fiber composites", Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 136, (2)
  • P. Khodaparast and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2013, "On the impact of functionalization and thermal treatment on dielectric behavior of low content TiO2/PVDF nanocomposites", IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 20, (1)
  • S. Kalidindi, Zoubeida Ounaies and Jessica Dowden, 2013, "Single walled carbon nanotube reinforced high density polyethylene composites by solution casting", Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, 9, (3)
  • M. Rekik, S. El-Borgi and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2012, "An embedded mixed-mode crack in a functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic infinite medium", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49, pp. 835-845
  • E. Helal, Zoubeida Ounaies and A. Meddeb, 2012, "Processing and characterization of two and three-phase polymer-based nanocomposites for energy storage applications", International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 7, (5)
  • R. Ribeiro, S. Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, H. Ucisik, M. Usta and H. Liang, 2012, "A tribological and biomimetic study of PI-CNT composites for cartilage replacement", Journal of Materials Science, 47, (2), pp. 649-658
  • M. Rekkik, S. El-Borgi and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2012, "The axisymmetric problem of a partially insulated mixed-mode crack embedded in a functionally graded pyro magneto-electro-elastic infinite medium subjected to thermal loading", Journal of Thermal Stresses, 35, (11), pp. 947-975
  • L. H. Sun, Zoubeida Ounaies, X.-L. Gao, C. A. Whalen and Z.-G. Yang, 2011, "Preparation, characterization and modeling of carbon nanofiber/epoxy nanocomposites", Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, pp. 8
  • A. Pankonien, Zoubeida Ounaies and C. Yang, 2011, "Electrospinning of cellulose and SWNT-cellulose nano fibers for smart applications", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 25, (10), pp. 9
  • S. Kalidindi, Zoubeida Ounaies and H. Kaddami, 2010, "Toward the preparation of nanocomposites with oriented fillers: Electric field-manipulation of cellulose whisker in silicone oil", Smart Materials and Structures, 19, (9), pp. 1-6
  • K. Maxwell, J. Whitcomb, Zoubeida Ounaies and A. Barhoumi, 2010, "Finite element analysis of a three-phase piezoelectric nanocomposite", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 21, (11), pp. 1073-1084
  • J. D. Jacobs, M. J. Arlen, D. H. Wang, Zoubeida Ounaies, R. Berry, L.-S. Tan, P. H. Garrett and R. A. Vaia, 2010, "Dielectric characteristics of polyimide CP2", Polymer, 51, (14), pp. 3139-3146
  • S. Deshmukh and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2009, "Single wall carbon nanotube (SWNT)-polyimide nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 155, (2), pp. 246-252
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, C. Park, P. Lillehei and J. Harrison, 2008, "Evidence of piezoelectricity in SWNT-polyimide and SWNT-PZT-polyimide composites", Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 21, (5), pp. 393-409
  • R. Perez, S. Banda and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2008, "Determination of the orientation distribution function (ODF) in aligned SWNT polymer nanocomposites by polarized Raman spectroscopy", Journal of Applied Physics, 103, (7), pp. 074302.1-074302.9
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, A. Al-Masri, Y.-S. Kim and J. Grunlan, 2008, "Characterization of solution-processed double walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT)-polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanocomposites", Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 293, (2), pp. 123-131
  • S. Mani, R. Perez, H. Lee, Zoubeida Ounaies, W. Hung and H. Liang, 2007, "Effects of applied potential on friction of a piezoelectric materials", Journal of Tribology, 129, (4), pp. 836-841
  • P. Bahukudumbi, E. W. Neil, A. Beskok, M. A. Bevan, G. H. Huff, D. Lagoudas and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2007, "Colloidal microstructures, transport, and impedance properties within interfacial microelectrodes", Applied Physics Letters, 90, (22), pp. 224102-224102-3
  • X. Li, L. Yan, R. Shrestha, D. Yang, Zoubeida Ounaies and E. Irene, 2006, "A study of the optical and electronic properties of poly (vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer thin films", Thin Solid Films, 513, (1-2), pp. 283-288
  • J. Kim, S. Yun and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2006, "Discovery of cellulose as a smart material", Macromolecules, 39, (12), pp. 4202-4206
  • S. Yun, J. Kim and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2006, "Single-walled carbon nanotube/polyaniline coated cellulose based electro-active paper (EAPap) as hybrid actuator", Smart Materials & Structures, 15, (3), pp. N61-N65
  • L. Yan, C. Park, Zoubeida Ounaies and E. Irene, 2006, "An ellipsometric study of polymer film curing: 2,6-bis (3-aminophenoxy) benzonitrile/4,4 ' oxidiphthalic anhydride poly(amic Acid)", Polymer, 47, (8), pp. 2822-2829
  • C. Park, J. Wilkinson, S. Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, K. Wise, G. Sauti, P. Lillehei and J. Harrison, 2006, "Aligned single wall carbon nanotube polymer composites using an electric field", Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 44, (12), pp. 1751-1762
  • R. C. Smith, S. Seelecke, M. J. Dapino and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2006, "A unified framework for modeling hysteresis in ferroic materials", Journal of The Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 54, (1), pp. 46-85
  • K. Mossi, C. Green, Zoubeida Ounaies and E. Hughes, 2005, "Harvesting energy using a thin unimorph prestressed bender: Geometrical effects", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems And Structures, 16, (3), pp. 249-261
  • C. Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, K. Wise and J. Harrison, 2004, "In situ poling and imidization of amorphous piezoelectric polyimides", Polymer, 45, (16), pp. 5417-5425
  • R. C. Smith, S. Seelecke, Zoubeida Ounaies and J. Smith, 2003, "A free energy model for hysteresis in ferroelectric materials", Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, 14, (11), pp. 719-739
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, C. Park, K. Wise, E. Siochi and J. Harrison, 2003, "Electrical properties of single wall carbon nanotube reinforced polyimide composites", Composites Science and Technology, 63, (11), pp. 1637-1646
  • C. Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, A. Watson, R. Crooks, J. Smith Jr., S. Lowther, J. Connell, E. Siochi, J. Harrison and T. St. Clair, 2002, "Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in-situ polymerization under sonication", Chemical Physics Letters, 364, (3-4), pp. 303-308
  • P. K. Sharma, Zoubeida Ounaies, V. V. Varadan and V. K. Varadan, 2001, "Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of microwave sintered PZT", Smart Materials and Structures, 10, (5), pp. 878-883
  • R. C. Smith and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2000, "A domain wall model for hysteresis in piezoelectric materials", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 11, (1), pp. 62-79

Conference Proceeding

  • Md Abdulla Masud, Corey Breznak, Paris V. Lockette and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2017, "On the electric and magnetic alignment of magnetoactive barium hexaferrite-PDMS composites", SPIE
  • Michael A. Vecchio, Zoubeida Ounaies, Michael T Lanagan and Amira Barhoumi Meddeb, 2016, "Polymer laminates for high energy density and low loss", IEEE
  • Saad Ahmed, Erika Arrojado and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Realization of Origami-Inspired Smart Structures Using Electroactive Polymer (EAP)", ASME
  • Saad Ahmed and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Self-Clearing of Metalized Electrodes and its Impact on Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Based Actuators", ASME
  • Wei Zhang, Saad Ahmed, Sarah Masters, Zoubeida Ounaies and Mary I Frecker, 2016, "Finite Element Analysis of Electroactive Polymer and Magnetoactive Elastomer Based Actuation for Origami-Inspired Folding", ASME
  • Joseph Calogero, Hassene Ben Atitallah, Nicholas Wyckoff, Zoubeida Ounaies and Mary I Frecker, 2016, "Nonlinear Piezoelectric Material Properties and Non-Uniform Poling in a Flexible Electro-Active Composite Finite Element Model", ASME
  • Anil Erol, Sarah Masters, Paris Von Lockette and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "On the Modeling and Experimental Validation of Multi-Field Polymer-Based Bimorphs", ASME
  • Md Abdulla Masud and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Dielectric Properties of Dielectrophoretically Aligned ZnO-PDMS Composites", ASME
  • Nicholas Wyckoff, Hassene Ben Atitallah and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "Experimental characterization of PZT fibers using IDE electrodes", SPIE
  • Saad Ahmed and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "A study of metalized electrode self-clearing in electroactive polymer (EAP) based actuators", SPIE
  • Michael Mayer, Jason Nattress, Amira Barhoumi Meddeb, Albert Foster, Cory Luke Trivelpiece, Paul Rose, Anna Erickson, Zoubeida Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2015, "Detection of special nuclear material by observation of delayed neutrons with a novel fast neutron composite detector", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, American Physical Society, 60
  • Mohamed A Dridi, Hassene B Atitallah, Zoubeida Ounaies and Anastasia Muliana, 2015, "Characterization and modeling time dependent behavior in PZT fibers and active fiber composites", pp. 94320B–94320B
  • Saad Ahmed, Erika Arrojado, Nirmal Sigamani and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2015, "Electric field responsive origami structures using electrostriction-based active materials", pp. 943206–943206
  • Scarlye Lauff, C. A. Bober, J. L. Mines and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2014, "Differentiating folding from bending in origami engineering using active materials", ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • A. Jemai, P. C. Lynch, P. J. Kauffmann and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2014, "Modeling and nonlinear dynamics of an active-fiber composite energy harvester with interdigitated electrodes", International Conference on Composite Materials & Renewable Energy Applications (ICCMREA), pp. 1, 6, 22-24
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, Mary Frecker and Saad Ahmed, 2013, "Fundamental investigations of electroactive polymer-based materials for multi-field responsive origami structures", 16th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Materials
  • Saad Ahmed, Carlye Lauff, Adrienne Crivaro, Kevin McGough, Robert Sheridan, Mary Frecker, Paris von Lockette, Zoubeida Ounaies, Timothy Simpson, Jyh-Ming Lien and Rebecca Strzelec, 2013, "Multi-field responsive origami structures: Preliminary modeling and experiments", ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Volume 6B: 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • Saad Ahmed, Kevin McGough, M. Frecker and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2013, "Origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures: Fundamental investigations of dielectric elastomer-based active materials", ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • A. Meddeb and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2012, "Nano-enhanced polymer composites for energy storage applications", Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites, pp. 834207
  • S. Kalidindi, Zoubeida Ounaies and H. Kaddami, 2011, "AC electric field manipulation of cellulose whiskers in polyvinyl acetate", 27th World Congress of the Polymer Processing Society
  • S. Kalidindi and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2009, "Electric field-manipulation of cellulose whisker-reinforced polymer nanocomposites", Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS)
  • S. Deshmukh, Zoubeida Ounaies and R. Krishnamoorti, 2009, "Polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials", Proceedings of The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Smart Structures and Materials/Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)
  • S. Deshmukh and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2008, "Active single walled carbon nanotube-polymer composites", Proceedings of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium on Multi Functional Material Structures and Systems
  • S. Deshmukh and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2008, "Active polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials", Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV)
  • A. Pankonien, Y. Chulho and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2008, "Electrospinning of cellulose and CNT-cellulose nanofibers for smart applications", Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV)
  • S. Kalidindi, Zoubeida Ounaies, L. Liu and J. Grunlan, 2008, "Aligning of single walled carbon nanotubes using a pH-responsive poly (acrylic acid) as a surfactant", Proceedings of the 49th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)/American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/American Helicopter Soceity (AHS)/Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • S. Banda and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2007, "Electric field tailoring of single wall carbon nanotube polymer composites", Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC), 4, pp. 2176-2180
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, A. Almasri, Y. Kim and J. Grunlan, 2007, "Characterization of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT)", Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), pp. 369-374
  • S. Banda and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2007, "Electric field-assisted processing of anisotropic polymer nanocomposites", Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
  • S. Yun, J. H. Kim, S. Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies and J. Kim, 2007, "Alignment of multiwalled carbon nanotubes in cellulose EAPap by electric fields", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 6526, pp. 652622
  • S. Mani, R. Perez, H. Lee, Zoubeida Ounaies, W. Hung and H. Liang, 2006, "Effects of applied potential on friction of a PVDF micro gripper", Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Joint Tribology Conference, pp. 1145-1152
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, A. Almasri, S. Banda, Y. S. Kim and J. Grunlan, 2006, "Active nanocomposite polymers: Enhancing sensing and actuation performance", Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Multifunctional Nanocomposites Conference, pp. 267-271
  • S. Yun, H. Lim, Zoubeida Ounaies and J. Kim, 2006, "Hybrid EAPap actuator coated with multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Proceedings of The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE): Smart structures and Materials,, 6170, pp. 61701Y
  • S. Deshmukh, C. Call, Zoubeida Ounaies, C. Park and J. Harrison, 2006, "Effect of single walled carbon nantotube (SWNTs) on the electromechanical response of a polyimide nanocomposite", Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Smart Structures and Materials, 6168, pp. 61680Y
  • R. Perez, Zoubeida Ounaies, P. Lillehei and J. Harrison, 2006, "AFM characterization of electroactive polymer nanocomposites", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 889, pp. 127-132
  • S. Yun, J. Kim, Zoubeida Ounaies and T. St. Clair, 2005, "Carbon nanotube-coated electroactive paper (EAPap) as hybrid high-displacement actuator", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5761, pp. 62-68
  • B. Diskin, V. M. Harik, Zoubeida Ounaies and A. Brandt, 2005, "Systematic upscaling for multiscale modeling of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 16th Technical Conference, pp. pp. 50
  • S. Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, T. St. Clair, J. Rud, K. Burney, G. Bowlin, C. Park and J. Harrison, 2005, "Electric field alignment of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in polymers", Proceedings of The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Smart Structures and Materials, 5761, pp. 12-22
  • J. Kim, Y.-K. Kang, S.-R. Yun and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2005, "Role of inherent polarization and ion transport in the actuation of cellulose based EAPap", Proceedings of The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Smart Structures and Materials, 5761, pp. 81-89
  • K. M. Mossi and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2004, "Piezoelectric actuators for sensor applications", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, pp. 374-381
  • S. Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, J. Wilkinson, C. Park and J. Harrison, 2004, "Aligned carbon nanotube-polymer composites: Investigating their electrical and physical characteristics", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5387, pp. 27-36
  • K. Mossi, J. Costley, Zoubeida Ounaies and R. Bryant, 2004, "Piezoelectric behavior of pre-stressed curved actuators under load", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5387, pp. 432-441
  • W. D. Bates, C. P. Barnes, Zoubeida Ounaies and G. E. Wnek, 2003, "Electrostatic processing of PVDF", 226th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting Polymer Preprints, 4, (2), pp. p. 114
  • G. M. Atkinson, R. E. Pearson, Zoubeida Ounaies, C. Park, J. S. Harrison, S. Dogan and J. A. Midkiff, 2003, "Novel piezoelectric polyimide MEMS", Proceedings of 12th International IEEE Conference on Transducers, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 1, pp. 782-785
  • K. Pawlowski, T. St. Clair, A. McReynolds, C. Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, E. Siochi and J. Harrison, 2003, "Electrospun electroactive polymers for actuator applications", Proceedings of the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 5, pp. 3345-3349
  • V. Harik, Zoubeida Ounaies, L. Librescu and D. Ambur, 2003, "Modeling the structural response of multifunctional materials: The in-field vibration of thin plates", Proceedings of the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 3, pp. 2004-2014
  • B. L. Ball, R. C. Smith and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2003, "A dynamic hysteresis model for THUNDER transducers", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5049, pp. 100-111
  • R. C. Smith, S. Seelecke, M. J. Dapino and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2003, "A unified model for hysteresis in ferroic materials", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5049, pp. 88-99
  • G. M. Atkinson, R. E. Pearson, Zoubeida Ounaies, J. A. Midkiff, J. S. Harrison and C. Park, 2003, "Piezoelectric polyimide tactile sensor", Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 15th Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, pp. 308-311
  • K. M. Mossi, Zoubeida Ounaies, R. C. Smith and B. L. Ball, 2003, "Pre-stressed curved actuators: Characterization and modeling of their piezoelectric behavior", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 5053, pp. 423-435
  • C. Park, K. Wise, Zoubeida Ounaies, R. Crooks, D. Working, S. Lowther, P. Lillihei, E. Siochi and J. Harrison, 2002, "Synthesis, processing, and physical properties of single wall carbon nanotube reinforced polymer nanocomposites", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 740
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, K. A. Watson, K. Pawlowski, S. E. Lowther, J. W. Connell, E. J. Siochi, J. S. Harrison and T. L. St. Clair, 2002, "Polymer-single wall carbon nanotube composites for potential spacecraft applications", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 698, pp. 217-226
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, R. C. Smith, C. Park, J. S. Harrison and D. J. Klein, 2002, "Field responsive polyimides: An analysis of their piezoelectricity", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials
  • R. C. Smith and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2002, "Model development for high performance piezoelectric polymers", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 698, pp. 217-227
  • G. Daspit, C. Martin, J.-H. Pyo, C. Smith, H. To, K. M. Furati, Zoubeida Ounaies and R. C. Smith, 2002, "Model development for piezoelectric polymer unimorphs", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 4693, pp. 514-524
  • R. C. Smith, S. Seelecke and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2002, "Free energy model for piezoceramic materials", Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Structures and Materials, 4693, pp. 183-190
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, J. A. Young and J. S. Harrison, 1999, "An overview of the piezoelectric phenomenon in amorphous polymers", ACS Symposium Series, Field Responsive Polymers: Electroresponsive, Photoresponsive, and Responsive Polymers in Chemistry and Biology, 726, pp. 88-103
  • T. L. Jordan, Zoubeida Ounaies and T. L. Turner, 1997, "Complex piezoelectric coefficients of PZT ceramics: Method for direct measurement of d33", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 479, pp. 231-236

Manuscript

  • Payam Khodaparast, Zoubeida Ounaies, and , , , "Influence of dispersion states on performance of polymer-based nano composites", Smart Materials and Structures Journal

Other

  • N. Sigamani, Zoubeida Ounaies and H. Sodano, 2012, "Synthesis and characterization of electromechanical actuation response of PVDF-based SWNT/GO hybrid films"
  • N. Sigamani, Zoubeida Ounaies, G. Ehlert and H. Sodano, 2012, "Preparation of reduced graphene/PVDF nanocomposites using co-solvent approach", pp. 834207
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, S. Deshmukh, P. Khodaparast and A. Meddeb, 2011, "Nanoparticle-enhanced polymers for electromechanical actuation and energy storage"
  • H. Ben Atitallah, Zoubeida Ounaies and A. Muliana, 2011, "Stress relaxation response of active fiber composites"

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - August 2020, "Multimodal Imaging of Shielded Special Nuclear Material," (Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security).
  • May 2017 - April 2020, "Collaborative Research: Extreme Enhancement of the Electromechanical Properties of Soft Nanoparticulate Composites via Interphases," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2017 - June 2019, "High Dielectric Breakdown Multilayer Polymer Laminates: Exploiting the Interface as Barrier to Charge Transport," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation I/UCRC).
  • October 2015 - September 2018, "Design of New Piezoelectric Composites Using Nanocellulose," (Sponsor: AFOSR).
  • July 2016 - June 2018, "MLD-Modified Organic Films for Advanced Capacitor Applications," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation I/UCRC).
  • January 2014 - December 2018, "Collaborative Research: ARI-LA: Low Dose Inspection for Nuclear Threats Using Monochromatic Gamma-Rays," (Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security).
  • August 2012 - July 2017, "National Science Foundation (NSF) Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) – Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI): Multifunctional Origami Structures - Advancing the Emerging Frontier of Active Compliant Mechanisms," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2015 - August 2017, "REU: Time-Dependent Hysteretic Responses and Cyclic Loading Behavior of Flexible Electro-Active Composites," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2014 - June 2016, "Novel Multilayer Polymer Laminates for High Energy Density and Low Loss Dielectrics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation I/UCRC).
  • September 2009 - August 2016, "International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) National Science Foundation," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2015 - December 2015, "Design, Processing and Fabrication of a Pressure Sensor Using a Piezoelectric Polymer," (Sponsor: PPG Industries).

Honors and Awards

  • PSEAS Outstanding Research Award 2016, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, April 2016
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2016-present);, ASME, January 2016

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, ME course caucus for ME 345, August 2014 - January 2017
  • Member, Engineering Faculty Council, August 2014 - August 2016
  • Committee Member, Search committee for associate dean for research and innovation, ADRI Search, December 2015 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, Search committee for assistant professor, Faculty Search, August 2015 - April 2016
  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Curricular Review Committee, Undergraduate Studies Curricular Review Committee, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Coordinator, Entrance to Major Special Committee, COE, Entrance to Major Special Committee, February 2016 - August 2016
  • Member, Special ME 340 committee, August 2014 - June 2015
  • Member, COE academic integrity committee, August 2014
  • Administrator, Associate head for administration, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, August 2016
  • Committee Member, Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering, College of Engineering, Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering, December 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Other, Vice-chair and Executive Committee Member, ASME Aerospace Division, June 2016
  • Co-Chairperson, Symposium Co-chair for SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, March 2017
  • Committee Member, Active Materials Technical Committee, ASME ASMS Branch, September 2014
  • CollaboratorMaterials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE), January 2004
  • Vice ChairpersonJanuary 2011
  • Consultant, January 2011
  • Co-Organizer, ASME SMASIS Conference, January 2011
  • Committee Member, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials, January 2011
  • , Evaluated tenure packages for Research I Universities, January 2011
 


 

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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Phone: 814-865-2519