Biography

Fei Ren is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. He received his Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan State University in 2007. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a postdoctoral and then a staff scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has authored nearly 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 80 presentations at technical conferences.

Research Interests

  • Materials Processing
  • Mechanical Testing, Energy Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Microstructural Analysis
  • Failure Analysis

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MEE 4577

Power Generation and Storage Technologies

Undergraduate

MEE 4643

Manufacturing Engineering

Undergraduate

MEE 5577

Power Generation and Storage Technologies

Graduate

MEE 5643

Manufacturing Engineering

Graduate

ENGR 3201

Material Science for Engineers

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Zhu, L., Evans, R., Zhou, Y., & Ren, F. (2022). Wear Study of Cubic Boron Nitride (cBN) Cutting Tool for Machining of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) with Different Metalworking Fluids. LUBRICANTS, 10(4). doi: 10.3390/lubricants10040051

  • Wu, H.J., Ning, S.T., Qi, N., Ren, F., Chen, Z.Q., Su, X.L., & Tang, X.F. (2021). Extremely low thermal conductivity of beta-Ga2O3 with porous structure. JOURNAL of APPLIED PHYSICS, 130(19). doi: 10.1063/5.0069338

  • Zhong, H., Gao, G., Wang, X., Wu, H., Shen, S., Zuo, W., Cai, G., Wei, G., Shi, Y., Fu, D., Jiang, C., Wang, L., & Ren, F. (2021). Ion Irradiation Inducing Oxygen Vacancy-Rich NiO/NiFe2 O4 Heterostructure for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Small, 17(40), p. e2103501. Germany. doi: 10.1002/smll.202103501

  • Zhu, L., Dikin, D.A., Percec, S., & Ren, F. (2021). Improving Interlayer Adhesion of Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) (PPTA)/Ultra-high-molecular-weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Laminates Prepared by Plasma Treatment and Hot Pressing Technique. Polymers (Basel), 13(16). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/polym13162600

  • Tang, J., Cheng, T., Wang, Y., Hu, L., Hong, M., Qin, W., Cai, G., Jiang, C., & Ren, F. (2021). Constructing high-performance radiation-resistant ternary YSZ-MgO-CNT nanocomposites via tailored nanostructures. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 41(10), pp. 5280-5291. doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.04.029

  • Chu, L., Li, Z., Zhu, H., Li, R., Ren, F., & Chen, F. (2021). Surface plasmon enhanced photoluminescence of monolayer WS2 on ion beam modified functional substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 118(26). doi: 10.1063/5.0054333

  • Sun, X., Jia, Y., Nie, H., Ren, F., Zhang, B., & Chen, F. (2021). Near-Surface Buried Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Glass as Novel Nonlinear Saturable Absorbers for Ultrafast Lasers. Advanced Optical Materials. doi: 10.1002/adom.202101664

  • Wu, H., Chen, L., Ning, S., Zhao, X., Deng, S., Qi, N., Ren, F., Chen, Z., & Tang, J. (2021). Extremely Low Thermal Conductivity and Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of Porous Gallium-Doped In2O3. ACS Applied Energy Materials. doi: 10.1021/acsaem.1c02585

  • Zhao, Y., Li, H., Zhang, Z., Celli, J., Percec, S., & Ren, F. (2020). Nanoindentation study of time-dependent mechanical properties of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at different temperatures. Polymer Testing, 91. doi: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2020.106787

  • Zhao, Y., Li, H., Zhang, Z., Celli, J., Percec, S., & Ren, F. (2020). Nanoindentation study of time-dependent mechanical properties of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at different temperatures. POLYMER TESTING, 91. doi: 10.1016/j.poiymertesting.2020.106787

  • Li, H., Xi, J., Donaghue, A.G., Keum, J., Zhao, Y., An, K.e., McKenzie, E.R., & Ren, F. (2020). Synthesis and catalytic performance of polydopamine supported metal nanoparticles. Sci Rep, 10(1), p. 10416. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-67458-9

  • Qi, N., Zhang, H.X., Chen, Z.Q., Ren, F., Zhao, B., Jiang, M., & Uedono, A. (2020). Selective trapping of positrons by Ag nanolayers in a V/Ag multilayer system. AIP Advances, 10(3). doi: 10.1063/1.5143379

  • Zhao, Y., Gao, W., Xi, J., Li, H., & Ren, F. (2020). Development of copper powder paste for direct printing and soft mold casting. Additive Manufacturing, 31. doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2019.100992

  • Guan, Y.S., Hu, F., Li, H., Li, C., Ren, F., & Ren, S. (2019). Freestanding Polymer Assembly Conductor by Contact-Free Annealing. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1(11), pp. 3196-3202. doi: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00869

  • Li, H., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Z., Andaluri, G., & Ren, F. (2019). Electron-beam induced in situ growth of self-supported metal nanoparticles in ion-containing polydopamine. Materials Letters, 252, pp. 277-281. doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2019.05.087

  • Zhao, Y., Li, H., Gao, W., & Ren, F. (2019). Biopolymer-Assisted Manufacturing of Aluminum-Copper Nanoparticle Composites with Enhanced Sinterability. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2(9), pp. 5688-5694. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01199

  • Qian, B., Ren, F., Zhao, Y., Wu, F., & Wang, T. (2019). Enhanced Thermoelectric Cooling through Introduction of Material Anisotropy in Transverse Thermoelectric Composites. Materials (Basel), 12(13). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ma12132049

  • Zhang, Z., Zhao, Y., Li, H., Percec, S., Yin, J., & Ren, F. (2019). Nanoparticle-Infused UHMWPE Layer as Multifunctional Coating for High-Performance PPTA Single Fibers. Sci Rep, 9(1), p. 7183. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43629-1

  • Chabi, S., Dikin, D.A., Yin, J., Percec, S., & Ren, F. (2019). Author Correction: Structure-Mechanical Property Relations of Skin-Core Regions of Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) Single Fiber. Sci Rep, 9(1), p. 7119. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43509-8

  • Li, H., Marshall, T., Aulin, Y.V., Thenuwara, A.C., Zhao, Y., Borguet, E., Strongin, D.R., & Ren, F. (2019). Structural evolution and electrical properties of metal ion-containing polydopamine. Journal of Materials Science, 54(8), pp. 6393-6400. doi: 10.1007/s10853-019-03337-7

  • Zhao, Y., Wu, Z., Carlo, F.D.i., Li, H., Qian, B., Feng, Z., & Ren, F. (2019). Enhancing the electrical and mechanical properties of copper by introducing nanocarbon derived from polydopamine coating. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 778, pp. 288-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.11.145

  • Chabi, S., Dikin, D.A., Yin, J., Percec, S., & Ren, F. (2019). Structure-Mechanical Property Relations of Skin-Core Regions of Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) Single Fiber. Sci Rep, 9(1), p. 740. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37366-0

  • Qian, B., Zhao, Y., & Ren, F. (2019). Effect of material anisotropy on the transverse thermoelectricity of layered composites. International Journal of Energy Research, 43(1), pp. 181-188. doi: 10.1002/er.4248

  • Li, H., Xi, J., Zhao, Y., & Ren, F. (2019). Mechanical properties of polydopamine (PDA) thin films. MRS Advances, 4(7), pp. 405-412. doi: 10.1557/adv.2019.52

  • Patel, K.I., Gidde, S., Li, H., Podder, T., Ren, F., & Hutapea, P. (2019). Insertion force of polydopamine-coated needle on phantom tissues. Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019. doi: 10.1115/DMD2019-3271

  • Guan, Y., Li, H., Ren, F., & Ren, S. (2018). Kirigami-Inspired Conducting Polymer Thermoelectrics from Electrostatic Recognition Driven Assembly. ACS Nano, 12(8), pp. 7967-7973. United States. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02489

  • Jia, Z., Li, H., Zhao, Y., Dikin, D.A., Ni, J., Zhao, L., Zhen, J., Ge, B., Shao, X., & Ren, F. (2018). Preparation and electrical properties of sintered copper powder compacts modified by polydopamine-derived carbon nanofilms. Journal of Materials Science, 53(9), pp. 6562-6573. doi: 10.1007/s10853-018-2000-6

  • Zhao, Y., Wang, H., Qian, B., Li, H., & Ren, F. (2018). Copper-polydopamine composite derived from bioinspired polymer coating. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 742, pp. 191-198. doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.01.183

  • Jia, Z., Li, H., Zhao, Y., Frazer, L., Qian, B., Borguet, E., Ren, F., & Dikin, D.A. (2017). Electrical and mechanical properties of poly(dopamine)-modified copper/reduced graphene oxide composites. Journal of Materials Science, 52(19), pp. 11620-11629. doi: 10.1007/s10853-017-1307-z

  • Qian, B. & Ren, F. (2017). Transverse thermoelectricity in fibrous composite materials. Energies, 10(7). doi: 10.3390/en10071006

  • Ren, F., Schmidt, R., Case, E.D., & An, K. (2017). In Situ Neutron Scattering Study of Nanostructured PbTe-PbS Bulk Thermoelectric Material. Journal of Electronic Materials, 46(5), pp. 2604-2610. doi: 10.1007/s11664-016-4802-0

  • Li, H., Aulin, Y.V., Frazer, L., Borguet, E., Kakodkar, R., Feser, J., Chen, Y., An, K.e., Dikin, D.A., & Ren, F. (2017). Structure Evolution and Thermoelectric Properties of Carbonized Polydopamine Thin Films. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 9(8), pp. 6655-6660. United States. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b15601

  • Wang, H., Wang, J., Swindeman, J.P., Ren, F., & Chan, J. (2017). Structural health monitoring of compression connectors for overhead transmission lines. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 10169. doi: 10.1117/12.2261483

  • Ren, F., Schmidt, R., Keum, J.K., Qian, B., Case, E.D., Littrell, K.C., & An, K. (2016). In situ neutron scattering study of nanoscale phase evolution in PbTe-PbS thermoelectric material. Applied Physics Letters, 109(8). doi: 10.1063/1.4961677

  • Ren, F. (2016). Thermal and mechanical integrity of PbTe-based nanostructured thermoelectric materials. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 252. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Xu, B., Li, H., Li, H., Wilson, A.J., Zhang, L., Chen, K.e., Willets, K.A., Ren, F., Grossman, J.C., & Ren, S. (2016). Chemically Driven Interfacial Coupling in Charge-Transfer Mediated Functional Superstructures. Nano Lett, 16(4), pp. 2851-2859. United States. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00712

  • Qian, B. & Ren, F. (2016). Cooling performance of transverse thermoelectric devices. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 95, pp. 787-794. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.027

  • Ren, F., Menchhofer, P., Kiggans, J., & Wang, H. (2016). Development of Thermoelectric Fibers for Miniature Thermoelectric Devices. Journal of Electronic Materials, 45(3), pp. 1412-1418. doi: 10.1007/s11664-015-4050-8

  • Sahlabadi, M., Zhao, Y., Jezler, K., Gardell, D., Lee, H.H., Ren, F., & Hutapea, P. (2016). Polydopamine coating for thermal insulation of shape memory alloy wires. ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2016, 1. doi: 10.1115/SMASIS2016-9265

  • Wang, H., Wang, J., Ren, F., & Chan, J. (2016). Smart patch integration development of compression connector structural health monitoring in overhead transmission lines. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9806. doi: 10.1117/12.2218669

  • Wang, Y., Feng, Z., Ren, F., Lim, Y.C., Chen, J., & Jawad, M. (2016). Steel-concrete composite vessel for stationary high-pressure hydrogen storage. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 1A-2016. doi: 10.1115/PVP2016-63371

  • Bi, S., Sun, C.N., Zawodzinski, T.A., Ren, F., Keum, J.K., Ahn, S.K., Li, D., & Chen, J. (2015). Reciprocated suppression of polymer crystallization toward improved solid polymer electrolytes: Higher ion conductivity and tunable mechanical properties. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 53(20), pp. 1450-1457. doi: 10.1002/polb.23793

  • Sun, C., Zawodzinski, T.A., Tenhaeff, W.E., Ren, F., Keum, J.K., Bi, S., Li, D., Ahn, S., Hong, K., Rondinone, A.J., Carrillo, J.Y., Do, C., Sumpter, B.G., & Chen, J. (2015). Nanostructure enhanced ionic transport in fullerene reinforced solid polymer electrolytes. Phys Chem Chem Phys, 17(12), pp. 8266-8275. England. doi: 10.1039/c4cp05583g

  • Wang, J., Ren, F., Tan, T., & Liu, K. (2015). The development of in situ fracture toughness evaluation techniques in hydrogen environment. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(4), pp. 2013-2024. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.11.147

  • Li, H., Mirizio, E., Rajasimhan, S., Qian, B., Baranowitz, S., Kiani, M.F., & Ren, F. (2014). Evaluation of temperature dependent electrical properties for hydrated natural melanins. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY of the CELL, 25. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Mirizio, E., Rajasimhan, S., Li, H., Qian, B., Kiani, M.F., Ren, F., & Baranowitz, S.A. (2014). Investigation of the electrical properties of doped melanin. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY of the CELL, 25. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Xia, Y., Li, T., Ren, F., Gao, Y., & Wang, H. (2014). Failure analysis of pinch-torsion tests as a thermal runaway risk evaluation method of Li-ion cells. Journal of Power Sources, 265, pp. 356-362. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.04.040

  • Li, H. & Ren, F. (2014). Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy offers unique advantages as a nondestructive test method. Advanced Materials and Processes, 172(10), pp. 17-19.

  • Chen, Y., Yang, L., Ren, F., & An, K.e. (2014). Visualizing the structural evolution of LSM/xYSZ composite cathodes for SOFC by in-situ neutron diffraction. Sci Rep, 4, p. 5179. England. doi: 10.1038/srep05179

  • Sun, C.N., Zawodzinski, T.A., Ren, F., Keum, J.K., & Chen, J. (2014). Nanostructure-Driven Ion Transport in PCBM-Based Polymer Electrolytes. CARBON ELECTRONICS: INTERFACES to METALS, DIELECTRICS, and ELECTROLYTES, 61(7), pp. 31-33. doi: 10.1149/06107.0031ecst

  • Sun, C.N., Zawodzinski, T.A., Ren, F., Keum, J.K., & Chen, J. (2014). Nanostructure-driven ion transport in PCBM-based polymer electrolytes. ECS Transactions, 61(7), pp. 31-33. doi: 10.1149/06107.0031ecst

  • Ren, F., Cox, T., & Wang, H. (2014). Thermal runaway risk evaluation of Li-ion cells using a pinch-torsion test. Journal of Power Sources, 249, pp. 156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.10.058

  • Zhou, H., Attard, T.L., Wang, Y., Wang, J.A., & Ren, F. (2013). Rehabilitation of notch damaged steel beams using a carbon fiber reinforced hybrid polymeric-matrix composite. Composite Structures, 106, pp. 690-702. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.07.001

  • Ren, F., Wang, H., Menchhofer, P.A., & Kiggans, J.O. (2013). Thermoelectric and mechanical properties of multi-walled carbon nanotube doped Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3 thermoelectric material. Applied Physics Letters, 103(22). doi: 10.1063/1.4834700

  • Ren, F., Wang, J.J., & DiPaolo, B.P. (2013). Thermal expansion study and microstructural characterization of high-performance concretes. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 25(10), pp. 1574-1578. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000693

  • Tan, T., Ren, F., Wang, J., Lara-Curzio, E., Agastra, P., Mandell, J., Bertelsen, W.D., & LaFrance, C.M. (2013). Investigating fracture behavior of polymer and polymeric composite materials using spiral notch torsion test. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 101, pp. 109-128. doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2012.07.007

  • Ren, F., Mattus, C.H., Wang, J., & DiPaolo, B.P. (2013). Effect of projectile impact and penetration on the phase composition and microstructure of high performance concretes. Cement and Concrete Composites, 41, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2013.04.007

  • Wang, J.A.J., Ren, F., & Tan, T. (2012). Spiral notch torsion test use for determining fracture toughness of structural materials. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 6(PARTS A AND B), pp. 119-124. doi: 10.1115/PVP2012-78782

  • Jiang, H., Wang, J., Ren, F., Lee, D., Chan, J., & Sibilant, G. (2012). Integrity study of ACSR and ACSS two stage splice connectors at high operation temperatures. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 9(PARTS A AND B), pp. 837-844. doi: 10.1115/IMECE2012-86358

  • Morrison, A.Q., Case, E.D., Ren, F., Baumann, A.J., Kleinow, D.C., Ni, J.E., Hogan, T.P., D'Angelo, J., Matchanov, N.A., Hendricks, T.J., Karri, N.K., Cauchy, C., Barnard, J., & Kanatzidis, M.G. (2012). Elastic modulus, biaxial fracture strength, electrical and thermal transport properties of thermally fatigued hot pressed LAST and LASTT thermoelectric materials. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134(2-3), pp. 973-987. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.03.100

  • Fan, X., Case, E.D., Ren, F., Shu, Y., & Baumann, M.J. (2012). Part II: fracture strength and elastic modulus as a function of porosity for hydroxyapatite and other brittle materials. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 8, pp. 99-110. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.12.014

  • Fan, X., Case, E.D., Ren, F., Shu, Y., & Baumann, M.J. (2012). Part I: porosity dependence of the Weibull modulus for hydroxyapatite and other brittle materials. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 8, pp. 21-36. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.12.010

  • Ren, F., Wang, J., & Bertelsen, W.D. (2012). Fractographic study of epoxy under mode I and mixed mode I/III loading. Materials Science and Engineering A, 532, pp. 449-455. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2011.11.011

  • Wang, J., Ren, F., Zhang, W., Feng, Z., Anovitz, L., Chen, Z., & Xu, H. (2011). Development of in situ techniques for torsion and tension testing in hydrogen environment. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 6(PARTS A AND B), pp. 1317-1323. doi: 10.1115/PVP2011-57676

  • Ren, F., Howe, J.Y., Walker, L.R., Case, E.D., & Lara-Curzio, E. (2011). An in situ SEM experimental study of the thermal stability of a LAST thermoelectric material. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 91(7), pp. 443-451. doi: 10.1080/09500839.2011.579583

  • Ren, F., Wang, J., & Wang, H. (2010). Alternative approach for cavitation damage study utilizing repetitive laser pulses. Wear, 270(1-2), pp. 115-119. doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.09.003

  • Liu, C., Ren, F., Wang, H., Case, E., & Morelli, D. (2010). Solid-state synthesis and some properties of magnesium-doped copper aluminum oxides. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1218, pp. 106-111.

  • Hendricks, T.J., Karri, N.K., Hogan, T.P., D'Angelo, J., Wu, C.I., Case, E.D., Ren, F., Morrison, A.Q., & Cauchy, C.J. (2010). Advanced soldier-based thermoelectric power systems using battlefield heat sources. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1218, pp. 73-86.

  • Wang, J., Ren, F., & Wang, H. (2010). Cavitation damage study via a novel repetitive pressure pulse approach. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 6, pp. 217-222. doi: 10.1115/PVP2010-25102

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., Lara-Curzio, E., & Trejo, R.M. (2010). Anomalous temperature-dependent Young's modulus of a cast LAST (Pb-Sb-Ag-Te) thermoelectric material. Acta Materialia, 58(1), pp. 31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2009.08.054

  • Ni, J.E., Ren, F., Case, E.D., & Timm, E.J. (2009). Porosity dependence of elastic moduli in LAST (Lead-antimony-silver-tellurium) thermoelectric materials. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 118(2-3), pp. 459-466. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2009.08.018

  • Ren, F., Hall, B.D., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., Trejo, R.M., Meisner, R.A., & Lara-Curzio, E. (2009). Temperature-dependent thermal expansion of cast and hot-pressed LAST (Pb-Sb-Ag-Te) thermoelectric materials. Philosophical Magazine, 89(18), pp. 1439-1455. doi: 10.1080/14786430903002376

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Morrison, A., Tafesse, M., & Baumann, M.J. (2009). Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy measurement of Young's modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio as a function of porosity for alumina and hydroxyapatite. Philosophical Magazine, 89(14), pp. 1163-1182. doi: 10.1080/14786430902915388

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Hall, B.D., Ni, J.E., Timm, E.J., Wu, C.I., D'Angelo, J.J., Hogan, T.P., & Lara-Curzio, E. (2009). Room-temperature mechanical properties of LAST (Pb-Sb-Ag-Te) thermoelectric materials as a function of cooling rate during ingot casting. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 89(4), pp. 267-275. doi: 10.1080/09500830902817853

  • Hall, B.D., Case, E.D., Ren, F., Johnson, J.R., & Timm, E.J. (2009). Agglomeration during wet milling of LAST (lead-antimony-silver-tellurium) powders. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 113(1), pp. 497-502. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2008.07.112

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Ni, J.E., Timm, E.J., Lara-Curzio, E., Trejo, R.M., Lin, C.H., & Kanatzidis, M.G. (2009). Temperature-dependent elastic moduli of lead telluride-based thermoelectric materials. Philosophical Magazine, 89(2), pp. 143-167. doi: 10.1080/14786430802607119

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Sootsman, J.R., Kanatzidis, M.G., Kong, H., Uher, C., Lara-Curzio, E., & Trejo, R.M. (2008). The high-temperature elastic moduli of polycrystalline PbTe measured by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. Acta Materialia, 56(20), pp. 5954-5963. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2008.07.055

  • Wu, C.I., Timm, E.J., Ren, F., Hall, B.D., Ni, J., Downey, A., D'Angelo, J., Short, J., Schock, H., Case, E., Sootsman, J., Han, M.K., Kanatzidis, M., Chung, D.Y., & Hogan, T.P. (2008). Study on the fabrication and characterization of LAST and LASTT based thermoelectric generators. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1044, pp. 441-447.

  • D'Angelo, J.J., Timm, E.J., Ren, F., Hall, B.D., Case, E., Schock, H., Kanatzidis, M., Chung, D.Y., & Hogan, T.P. (2008). Electrical contact fabrication and measurements of metals and alloys to thermoelectric materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1044, pp. 449-455.

  • Ren, F., Hall, B.D., Ni, J.E., Case, E.D., Sootsman, J., Kanatzidis, M.G., DLara-Curzio, E., Trejo, R.M., & Timm, E.J. (2008). Mechanical characterization of PbTe-based thermoelectric materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1044, pp. 121-126.

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., & Schock, H.J. (2008). Hardness as a function of composition for n-type LAST thermoelectric material. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 455(1-2), pp. 340-345. doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.01.086

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., & Schock, H.J. (2007). Young's modulus as a function of composition for an n-type lead-antimony-silver-telluride (LAST) thermoelectric material. Philosophical Magazine, 87(31), pp. 4907-4934. doi: 10.1080/14786430701589376

  • Pilchak, A.L., Ren, F., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., Schock, H.J., Wu, C.I., & Hogan, T.P. (2007). Characterization of dry milled powders of LAST (lead-antimony-silver- tellurium) thermoelectric material. Philosophical Magazine, 87(29), pp. 4567-4591. doi: 10.1080/14786430701566044

  • Hogan, T.P., Downey, A., Short, J., D'Angelo, J., Wu, C.I., Quarez, E., Androulakis, J., Poudeu, P., Sootsman, J.R., Chung, D.Y., Kanatzidis, M.G., Mahanti, S.D., Timm, E.J., Schock, H., Ren, F., Johnson, J., & Case, E.D. (2007). Nanostructured thermoelectric materials and high-efficiency power-generation modules. Journal of Electronic Materials, 36(7), pp. 704-710. doi: 10.1007/s11664-007-0174-9

  • Smith, I.O., Ren, F., Baumann, M.J., & Case, E.D. (2006). Confocal laser scanning microscopy as a tool for imaging cancellous bone. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater, 79(1), pp. 185-192. United States. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.30529

  • Ren, F., Case, E.D., Timm, E.J., Jacobs, M.D., & Schock, H.J. (2006). Weibull analysis of the biaxial fracture strength of a cast p-type LAST-T thermoelectric material. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 86(10), pp. 673-682. doi: 10.1080/09500830600962720

  • Ren, F., Smith, I.O., Baumann, M.J., & Case, E.D. (2005). Three-dimensional microstructural characterization of porous hydroxyapatite using confocal laser scanning microscopy. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2(3), pp. 200-211. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7402.2005.02022.x

  • Case, E.D., Ren, F., & Dams, E.E. (2005). Fabricating composition gradients in a model granular composite by utilizing the Brazil-nut effect to segregate powder particles. HIGH TEMPERATURE CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES 5, pp. 401-406. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

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