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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...