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  1. Photo-Definable Dielectrics With Improved Lithographic, Mechanical, and Electrical Properties

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Mueller, Brennen

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, J. Carson Meredith, Muhannad S. Bakir, David G. Bucknall, Dennis W. Hess, Peter J. LudovicePermanent dielectric materials are integral to the fabrication of microelectronic devices and packaging. Dielectrics are used throughout devices to electrically and mechanically...

  2. The Morphology and Coulombic Efficiency of Lithium Metal Anodes

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Goodman, Johanna Karolina Stark

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, Faisal Alamgir, Carson Meredith, Pradeep K. Agrawal, Thomas F. FullerSince their commercialization in 1990, the electrodes of the lithium-ion battery have remained fundamentally the same. While energy density improvements have come from reducing the cell packaging, higher...

  3. Textiles as a Meta-Wearable: Studies on Textiles as an Information Infrastructure

    21 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Park, Sungmee

    Advisors: Sundaresan Jayaraman, Preet Singh, Naresh Thadhani, Suresh Sitaraman, Donggang YaoJoseph Marie Jacquard (circa 1801) created the world's first automatic binary information processor - the Jacquard mechanism. This invention in textile manufacturing was instrumental in bringing about the...

  4. Improvements for Chip-Chip Interconnects and MEMS Packaging Through MEMS Materials and Processing Research

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Uzunlar, Erdal

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, Dennis W. Hess, Michael A. Filler, Azad Naeemi, Yogendra JoshiImprovements for Chip-Chip Interconnects and MEMS Packaging Through Materials and Processing ResearchErdal Uzunlar129 PagesDirected by Dr. Paul A. KohlThe work presented in this dissertation focuses on...

  5. Advances in Low-K and Transient Polymers

    17 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Schwartz, Jared Michael

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, Ryan Lively, Peter J. Ludovice, Elsa Reichmanis, Vladimir TsukrukThis work focuses on directly photodefinable polymeric materials with lower dielectric constants and improved lithographic properties. Two materials were investigated. One material uses diazonaphthoquinone as...

  6. Multiblock Copolymer Based Anion Exchange Membranes and Ionomers

    31 May 2018 | Contributor(s): Liu, Lisha

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, Seung Soon Jang, Meilin Liu, Vladimir Tsukruk, William J. KorosAnion exchange membranes (AEMs) have been a subject of research as hydroxide conducting polymer electrolytes in electrochemical devices like fuel cells and electrolyzers in recent years due to the alkaline...

  7. Modifying the Depolymerization of Sacrifical Polymers for Electronic Devices

    16 Jan 2019 | Contributor(s): Phillips, Oluwadamilola S.

    Advisors: Paul A. Kohl, Ryan Lively, Martin Maldovan, Elsa Reichmanis, Karl I. JacobDecomposable polymers can be used in fabrication of integrated circuits and packages. Polymers that can be triggered to depolymerize into volatile, monomeric units are particularly useful as template materials for...

  8. Synthetic Hydrogels Recapitulate Epithelial Morphogenesis Programs

    21 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cruz-Acuna, Ricardo

    Advisors: Andres J Garcia, Asma Nusrat, Krishnendu Roy, Johnna S Temenoff, Alberto Fernandez-NievesUnderstanding the contributions of the ECM biophysical and biochemical properties to epithelial cell responses has been a major goal for biomaterials scientists in order to engineer materials that...

  9. Adhesion Signature Based Enrichment of Tumor Initiating Cells

    21 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cermeno, Efrain

    Advisors: Andres J Garcia, Susan N Thomas, Emina H Huang, Hang Lu, Todd C McDevittIn spite of major therapeutic advances, cancer relapse and low rates of patient response to cancer therapeutics persist. This failure is due in part to a small subpopulation of tumor initiating cells (TICs) with...

  10. Topological Defects in Confined Nematic Liquid Crystal Systems and the Transitions Between Them

    21 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Huang, Shengnan

    Advisors: Paul M. Goldbart, Elisabetta Matsumoto, Kurt Wiesenfeld, Peter Yunker, Haomin ZhouThe major theme of this thesis is the treatment of defect cores in uniaxial nematic liquid crystals. For simplicity, we prefer the Oseen-Frank formalism, where the orientational order of the uniaxial...