His research interests are in a broad spectrum of “Energy Systems” and “Active Materials/Sensors.” He has authored/ co-authored more than 360(+) technical publications including 170(+) referred journal papers and 3 monographs and was awarded 3 . patents. He is a recipient of the 2016 Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, the 2011 UNR Foundation Professorship, the 2006 UNR Lemelson Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the 2002 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities . He is a Fellow of ASME (2007) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Smart Materials and Structures (SMS) , International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials (TSNM) , Scientific Reports , International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems , and Actuators .
In the challenging environments, such as high wind and ocean waves for coastal infrastructures, it is necessary to design structures to respond automatically and actively to these hazardous elements that could interact actively or passively with structures. This special session deals with topics related to new and advanced concept, methods and applications on structures subjected to wind/wave hazards to improve infrastructure resilience including, but not limited to the following: wind/wave & structure interactions related vibration control and mitigation; fatigue and fracture; and structural resiliency.
Our research group was the first to synthesize a new family of atomically thin, two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides – called MXenes – via selective etching of the ‘A’ element from MAX phases. We hope to understand the fundamental physics and establish the processing-structure-properties relationships of MXenes. Promising application areas of MXenes include supercapacitor electrodes, transparent conductive coatings, chemical catalysts, EMI shielding and composite reinforcements.