CSET Good News - Jan 2022

January 2022

Department of Engineering and Center for Materials Research

Dr. Messaoud Bahoura, Professor of Engineering and Director for the Center of Materials Research (I), and his research team published the following peer reviewed journals:

  • “Europium doping of cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots via rapid microwave synthesis for optoelectronic applications”, Dalton Transactions, published 10 Dec 2021, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1DT02920G . Co-authors, Donovan Thomas, Harold O. Lee, III, Kevin C. Santiago, Marvin Pelzer, Ayodeji Kuti, LaRico J. Treadwell, and Messaoud Bahoura.
  • “Optimization of LLZCN/LiPF6/PEO solid-state electrolyte for energy storage application” MDP Batteries 2022, 8, 3. Published: 7 January 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries8010003. Co-authors, Samuel A. Danquah, Clifford F. Denize, Jacob Strimaitis, Sangram K. Pradhan, Messaoud Bahoura.

Department of Chemistry and Center for Materials Research

Dr. Sam Sun, Professor of Chemistry and Graduate Program Coordinator for the Center of Materials Research, and his research team published the following peer reviewed journal:

  • "Multi-functional organic field effect transistor based on a dual doped P3HT", AIMS Materials Science, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pages 823-835, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3934/matersci.2021050. Co-authors T. Debesay, S.S. Sun, M. Bahoura.

Thomas Debesay (Advisor: Dr. S. Sun), defended his PhD dissertation titled “Demostation of a Tri-functional System of Organic Field-Effect Transistor Based on a Dual Doped Polymer Composite" ” on December 3, 2021.

Department of Physics and Center for Materials Research

Natalia Noginova, Ph.D., Professor at the Department of Physics and Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, co-authored the paper "Probing Charge Transport Kinetics in a Plasmonic Environment with Cyclic Voltammetry," ACS Omega 6, 50, 34294–34300 (2021) by M. Shahabuddin, A. K. Wilson, A. C. Koech, and N. Noginova. The other authors, Mohammad Shahabiddin and Ashleigh Wilson, are graduate students, and Ashah Koech is an undergraduate student at Norfolk State University.

David Keene, a graduate student at Ph. D Program in Material Science and Engineering (MSE) at Norfolk State University presented a talk at Material Research Society Fall Meeting, on December 5, 2021 (online). The talk is "Plasmon-induced electric effects in various materials. Theory and experiment" is co-authored by D. Keene, P. Fortuno, M. Durach, N. Noginova.

Md. A. Rab, a graduate student at Ph. D Program in Material Science and Engineering (MSE) at Norfolk State University presented a talk at Material Research Society Fall Meeting, on December 5, 2021 (online). The title of the talk is "" Magnetic dipole emission and effect of gap plasmons in metal-dielectric-metal structure," by Md. A. Rab, J. Munga, N. Noginova, M. Durach.

John Munga, a graduate student at Ph. D Program in Material Science and Engineering (MSE) at Norfolk State University presented a talk " Control of Electric and Magnetic Emission in Flat and Profile Modulated Plasmonic Structures " at Material Research Society Fall Meeting, on December 5, 2021 (online). The team of co-authors also includes N. Noginova and Md. Rab.

Department of Engineering

Dr. Makarand Deo, and co-authors Anthony Owusu-Mensah (ODU), Victoria Lam (ODU), Bright Tsevi (NSU), and Michel Audette (ODU), were recognized with a “Best Paper Award” for their paper entitled, "In Silico Investigation of Cardiac Arrhythmia Susceptibility in Long QT Phenotype." The paper was presented in a special session on Healthcare and Medical Simulations (HMSIM at the International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, held in Barcelona, Spain, ). The paper details a multiscale model of a rabbit heart and has been used to explore susceptibility to cardiac arrhythmia due to mutations in potassium channel genes commonly observed in patients suffering from a condition called Long QT Syndrome.

Dr. Renny Fernandez and Michael Adetunji (NSU) in collaboration with researchers at Washington State University, Mangalore University, and Ghandi College published "Machine learning-assisted ammonium detection using zinc oxide/multi-walled carbon nanotube composite based impedance sensors" in Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-10.The paper outlines a machine learning-assisted ammonium detection sensor using zinc oxide/multi-walled carbon nanotube composite materials.

Dr. Renny Fernandez and NSU graduate students, Ajala Sunday and Harikrishnan Jalajamony, published "Deep-Learning Based Estimation of Dielectrophoretic Force" Micromachines 13, no. 1: 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi13010041. This paper is the first reported work that combines a textile electrode-based DEP sensing system with deep learning in order to estimate the DEP forces invoked on microparticles.

Dr. Patricia Mead was named Reaching for the Stars: Outstanding Woman in STEM in December 2021. The award is sponsored by Leidos Corporation and recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in a STEM field, as well as exceptional contributions in outreach and the promotion of STEM careers. A luncheon to honor Dr. Mead has been rescheduled to May 2022 due to pre-cautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Biology / DNIMAS

Dr. Robert O. Scott, a Norfolk State University and DNIMAS Alum, 1991 BS Biology Pre-Professional, was appointed as the President of Research and Development by CPG company The Kraft Heinz Company. In his new role at Kraft Heinz, Scott will be tasked with leading research and development for the company’s core business, renovation and innovation agendas, and commercialization strategy. With his proven success in building R&D coupled with a deep understanding of next generation ingredients, packaging innovations and nutrition, Scott is uniquely positioned to advance Kraft Heinz’s North America portfolio strategy, which is centered around creating more sustainable solutions.

Please see the article link below about DNIMAS alumnus, Robert Scott, class of '91. Congrats Rob!! Kraft Heinz Hires Abbott Exec to Lead R&D