Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab (EMCLab)

Zoubeida Ounaies

317 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802

814-867-4443 | zxo100@psu.edu


Journal Articles

Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Taha Goudarzi, Amira Meddeb and Zoubeida Ounaies, "Extreme enhancement and reduction of the dielectric response of polymer nanoparticulate composites via interphasial charges", Appl. Phys. Lett , 104, 242904, 2014

P. Khodaparast and Z. Ounaies, "Influence of dispersion states on performance of polymer-based nano composites," accepted,Smart Materials and Structures Journal, 2014.

Saad Ahmed, Zoubeida Ounaies, Mary Frecker, "Origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures: fundamental investigations of dielectric elastomer-based active materials", Smart Mater. Struct. , 23, 094003, 2014.

Kevin McGough, Saad Ahmed, Mary Frecker, Zoubeida Ounaies,"Origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures: fundamental investigations of dielectric elastomer-based active materials", Smart Mater. Struct , 23, 094002, 2014.

Kadimi, Amal; Benhamou, Karima; Ounaies, Zoubeida; Magnin, Albert; Dufresne, Alain; Kaddami, Hamid; Raihane, Mustapha, "Electric field alignment of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) in silicone oil: impact on electrical properties", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6 (12), pp 9418?9425, 2014.

A Jemai, F Najar, M Chafra, Z Ounaies, "Mathematical Modeling of an Active-Fiber Composite Energy Harvester with Interdigitated Electrodes", Shock and Vibration, vol. 2014, Article ID 971597, 9 pages, 2014.

P. Khodaparast and Z. Ounaies, "On the Impact of Functionalization and Thermal Treatment on Dielectric Behavior of Low Content TiO2/PVDF Nanocomposites," IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol 20, n1, 2013

Vahid Tajeddini, Hassene Ben Atitallah, Anastasia Muliana, Zoubeida Ounaies, "Nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of active fiber composites", Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol 136, No 2, 2013

S. Kalidindi, Z. Ounaies, and Jessica Dowden, "Single Walled Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composites By Solution Casting", Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, Volume 9, No. 3, 2013.

M. Rekik, S. El-Borgi, and Z. Ounaies, "An Embedded Mixed-Mode Crack in a Functionally Graded Magnetoelectroelastic Infinite Medium". International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49:835?845, 2012.

R. Ribeiro, S. Banda, Z. Ounaies, H. Ucisik, M. Usta, and H. Liang, "A tribological and biomimetic study of PI-CNT composites for cartilage replacement," Journal of Materials Science, January 2012, Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 649-658

M. Rekik, S. El-Borgi, and Z. Ounaies, "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, Volume 35, Issue 11, pages 947-975, 2012

A. Pankonien, Z. Ounaies, and C. Yang, "Electrospinning of Cellulose and SWNT-cellulose Nano Fibers for Smart Applications", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Volume 25, Issue 10, 9 pages, 2011.

Sun, Lan-Hui, Zoubeida Ounaies, Zin-Lin Gao, Casey A. Whalen, and Zhen-Guo Yang. "Preparation, Characterization, and Modeling of Carbon Nanofiber/Epoxy Nanocomposites." Journal of Nanomaterials. Vol. 2011, Article ID 307589, pp. 1-8 (2011).

Maxwell, Kevin, John Whitcomb, Zoubeida Ounaies, and Amira Barhoumi. "Finite Element Analysis of a Three-Phase Piezoelectric Nanocomposite." Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures. Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 1073-1084 (2010).

Jacobs, J. D., Arlen, M. J., Wang, D. H., Ounaies, Z., Berry, R., Tan, L-S., Garrett, P. H., and Vaia, R. A. "Dielectric Characteristics of Polyimide CP2." Polymer 51. Vol. 51, Issue 14, pp. 3139-3146 (2010).

Deshmukh, S. and Zoubeida Ounaies. "Single Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWNT)-Polyimide Nanocomposites as Electrostrictive Materials." Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. Vol. 155, Issue 2, pp. 246-252 (2009).

Ounaies, Zoubeida, Cheol Park, Joycelyn Harrison, and Peter Lillehei. "Evidence of Piezoelectricity in SWNT-Polyimide and SWNT-PZT-Polymide Composites." Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 393-409 (2008).

Almasri, Atheer, Zoubeida Ounaies, Yeon Seok Kim, and Jaime Grunlan. "Characterization of Solution-Processed Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites." Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Vol. 293, Issue 2, pp. 123–131 (2008).

Pérez, Ricardo, Sumanth Banda, and Zoubeida Ounaies. "Determination of the orientation distribution function in aligned single wall nanotube polymer nanocomposites by polarized Raman spectroscopy." Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 103, Issue 7 (2008).

Bahukudumbi, Pradipkumar, W. Neil Everett, Ali Beskok, Michael A. Bevan, Gregory H. Huff, Dimitris Lagoudas, and Zoubeida Ounaies. "Colloidal microstructures, transport, and impedance properties within interfacial microelectrodes." Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 90, Issue 22, pp. 224102 - 224102-3 (2007).

Yan, Li, Cheol Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, and Eugene A. Irene. "An ellipsometric study of polymer film curing: 2,6-Bis(3-aminophenoxy) benzonitrile/4,4'oxidiphthalic anhydride poly(amic acid)." Polymer. Vol. 47, Issue 8, pp. 2822-2829 (2006).

Park, Cheol, John Wilkinson, Sumanth Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, Kristopher E. Wise, Godfrey Sauti, Peter T. Lillehei, and Joycelyn S. Harrison. "Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites Using an Electric Field." Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. Vol. 44, Issue 12, pp 1751–1762 (2006).

Kim, Jaehwan, Sungryul Yun, and Zoubeida Ounaies. "Discovery of Cellulose as a Smart Material." Macromolecules. Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp 4202–4206 (2006).

Yun, Sungryul, Jaehwan Kim, and Zoubeida Ounaies. "Single-walled carbon nanotube/polyaniline coated cellulose based electro-active paper (EAPap) as hybrid actuator." Smart Materials and Structures. Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 61-65 (2006).

Li, Y.X., L. Yan, R.P. Shrestha, D. Yang, Z. Ounaies, and E.A. Irene. "A study of the optical and electronic properties of poly (vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) copolymer thin films." Thin Solid Films. Vol. 513, Issues 1-2, pp. 283-288 (2006).

Smith, Ralph C., Stefan Seelecke, Marcelo Dapino, and Zoubeida Ounaies. "A unified framework for modeling hysteresis in ferroic materials." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 46-85 (2006).

Mossi, Karla, Christopher Green, Zoubeida Ounaies, and Esther Hughes. "Harvesting Energy Using a Thin Unimorph Prestressed Bender: Geometrical Effects." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. Vol. 16, Issue 3 pp. 249-261 (2006).

Park, Cheol, Zoubeida Ounaies, Kristopher E. Wise, and Joycelyn S. Harrison. "In situ poling and imidization of amorphous piezoelectric polyimides." Polymer. Vol. 45, Issue 16, pp. 5417-5425 (2005).

Ounaies, Zoubeida, Cheol Park, Kristopher E. Wise, E. J. Siochi, and J. S. Harrison. "Electrical properties of single wall carbon nanotube reinforced polyimide composites." Composites Science and Technology. Vol. 63, Issue 11, pp. 1637-1646 (2003).

Smith, Ralph C., Stefan Seelecke, Zoubeida Ounaies, and Joshua Smith. "A Free Energy Model for Hysteresis in Ferroelectric Materials." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. Vol. 14, Issue 11 pp. 719-739 (2003).

Park, Cheol, Zoubeida Ounaiesa, Kent A. Watson, Roy E. Crooks, Joseph Smith, Jr., Sharon E. Lowther, John W. Connell, Emilie J. Siochi, Joycelyn S. Harrison, and Terry L. St. Clair. "Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in situ polymerization under sonication." Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 364, Issues 3-4, pp. 303-308 (2002).

Sharma, Pramod K., Zoubeida Ounaies, V. V. Varadan, and V. K. Varadan. "Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of microwave sintered PZT." Smart Materials and Structures. Vol. 10, Issue 5, pp. (2001).

Smith, Ralph C. and Zoubeida Ounaies. "A Domain Wall Model for Hysteresis in Piezoelectric Materials." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 62-79 (2000).

Ounaies, Zoubeida, Jennifer A. Young, and Joycelyn S. Harrison. "An Overview of the Piezoelectric Phenomenon in Amorphous Polymers." American Chemical Society. Chapter 6, pp 88–103 (1999).

Ounaies, Z., F. Selmi, V. K. Varadan, V. V. Varadan, and M. Megherhi. "Microwave calcination of conventionally and sol-gel-prepared lead zirconium titanate." Materials Letters. Vol. 17, Issues 1-2, pp. 13-20 (1993).



Inventors: St. Clair, T.; Harrison, J.; Su, J.; and Ounaies, Z. "Polymeric blends for sensor and actuation dual functionality." U.S. patent number 6,689,288. February 10, 2004.

Inventors: Ounaies, Z.; Park, C.; Harrison, J.; Holloway, N.; and Draughon, G. "Sensing/actuating materials made from carbon nanotube polymer composites and methods for making same." U.S. patent number 7, 402, 264. July 22, 2008.

Inventors: Ounaies, Z.; Park, C.; Harrison, J.; Holloway, N.; and Draughon, G. "Multilayer electroactive polymer composite material." U.S. patent number 7,507, 472. March 24, 2009.

Inventors: Ounaies, Z.; Park, C.; Harrison, J.; Holloway, N.; and Draughon, G. "Method of making an electroactive sensing/actuating material for carbon nanotube polymer composite." U.S. patent number 7,527,751. May 5, 2009.

Inventors: Park, C., Watson, K., Ounaies, Z., Connell, J., Smith, J., Harrison, J. "Electrically conductive, optically transparent polymer/carbon nanotube composites and process for preparation thereof." U.S. patent number 7,588,699. September 15, 2009.