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Amira Meddeb

Associate Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Research Institute

N259 Millennium Science Complex

aum33@psu.edu

814-867-6310

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Education

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Tunisia Polytechnic School, 2006
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, 2006
  • Ph D, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012

Publications

Journal Articles

  • J. Nattress, K. Ogren, A. Foster, Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, Zoubeida Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2018, "Discriminating Uranium Isotopes Using the Time-Emission Profiles of Long-Lived Delayed Neutrons", Phys. Rev. Applied, 10, (2), pp. 024049
  • Albert Foster, Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, Kyle Wilhelm, Jason Nattres, Zoubeida Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2018, "Characterization of lithium-glass and polyvinyl toluene heterogeneous composites with varying geometries for fast neutron detection", NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 905, pp. 29-32
  • Michael A. Vecchio, Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, Michael T Lanagan, Zoubeida Ounaies and Jeffrey R. Shallenberger, 2018, "Plasma surface modification of P(VDF-TrFE): Influence of surface chemistry and structure on electronic charge injection", JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 124, (11)
  • Amira Barhoumi Ep 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
  • M. Mayer, J. Nattress, V. Kukharev, A. Foster, Amira Barhoumi Ep 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
  • Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Taha Goudarzi, Amira Barhoumi Ep 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)
  • Emna Helal, Zoubeida Ounaies and Amira B. Meddeb, 2012, "Processing and characterisation of two– and three–phase polymer–based nanocomposites for energy storage applications", International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 7, (5), pp. 417-427
  • Kevin S. Maxwell, John D. Whitcomb, Zoubeida Ounaies and Amira Barhoumi, 2010, "Finite Element Analysis of a Three-phase Piezoelectric Nanocomposite", JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES, 21, (11), pp. 1073-1084

Conference Proceedings

  • Michael A. Vecchio, Zoubeida Ounaies, Michael T Lanagan and Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb, 2016, "Polymer Laminates for High Energy Density and Low Loss", 2016 IEEE CONFERENCE ON ELECTRICAL INSULATION AND DIELECTRIC PHENOMENA (IEEE CEIDP), pp. 457-460
  • Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2012, "Nano-enhanced polymer composites for energy storage applications", BEHAVIOR AND MECHANICS OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES 2012, 8342
  • Amira Barhoumi Ep Meddeb and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2010, "POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES FOR ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS", PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME CONFERENCE ON SMART MATERIALS, ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, 2010, VOL 2, pp. 245-249

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International, April 2009 - March 2010
  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International, April 2008 - March 2009

Service

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