Randy L. Vander Wal

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Research focuses on nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, onions, capsules, metal oxide semiconductors, noble and transition metal catalysts and nitrides. Applications include composites, tribology, sensors, Li ion batteries, catalysis and optical pressure and temperature sensing. Current research includes energy utilization, storage, conversion, conservation and generation; carbon construction; microplasmas; and atmospheric research.

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Recent Publications

Characterization and hazard identification of respirable cement and concrete dust from construction activities

Gharpure, A., Heim, J. W. & Vander Wal, R. L., Oct 1 2021, In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 18, 19, 10126.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Carbon - carbon composites: Effect of graphene size upon the nano-micro - structure and material properties

Singh, M. & Vander Wal, R., Jul 2021, In: Carbon Trends. 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Identification of toxicity parameters associated with combustion produced soot surface chemistry and particle structure by in vitro assays

Housseiny, H. A., Singh, M., Emile, S., Nicoleau, M., Vander Wal, R. L. & Silveyra, P., Sep 2020, In: Biomedicines. 8, 9, 345.

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Editors' Choice - Critical Review - A Critical Review of Solid State Gas Sensors

Hunter, G. W., Akbar, S., Bhansali, S., Daniele, M., Erb, P. D., Johnson, K., Liu, C. C., Miller, D., Oralkan, O., Hesketh, P. J., Manickam, P. & Vander Wal, R. L., 2020, In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 167, 3, 037570.

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Impact of Biofuel Blends on Black Carbon Emissions from a Gas Turbine Engine

Kumal, R. R., Liu, J., Gharpure, A., Vander Wal, R. L., Kinsey, J. S., Giannelli, B., Stevens, J., Leggett, C., Howard, R., Forde, M., Zelenyuk, A., Suski, K., Payne, G., Manin, J., Bachalo, W., Frazee, R., Onasch, T. B., Freedman, A., Kittelson, D. B. & Swanson, J. J., Apr 16 2020, In: Energy and Fuels. 34, 4, p. 4958-4966 9 p.

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The role of fuel chemistry in dictating nanostructure evolution of soot toward source identification

Singh, M. & Vander Wal, R. L., Jan 2 2020, In: Aerosol Science and Technology. 54, 1, p. 66-78 13 p.

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Laser-induced structural modifications of differently aged soot investigated by HRTEM

Apicella, B., Pré, P., Rouzaud, J. N., Abrahamson, J., Wal, R. L. V., Ciajolo, A., Tregrossi, A. & Russo, C., Jun 2019, In: Combustion and Flame. 204, p. 13-22 10 p.

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The Effect of Temperature on Soot Properties in Premixed Ethylene Flames

Apicella, B., Tregrossi, A., Ciajolo, A., Abrahamson, J., Vander Wal, R. L. & Russo, C., Sep 2 2019, In: Combustion science and technology. 191, 9, p. 1558-1570 13 p.

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Effect of hydrogen concentration on graphene synthesis using microwave-driven plasma-mediated methane cracking

Singh, M., Sengupta, A., Zeller, K., Skoptsov, G. & Vander Wal, R. L., Mar 2019, In: Carbon. 143, p. 802-813 12 p.

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Nanostructure changes in diesel soot during NO2–O2 oxidation under diesel particulate filter-like conditions toward filter regeneration

Singh, M., Srilomsak, M., Wang, Y., Hanamura, K. & Vander Wal, R., Oct 1 2019, In: International Journal of Engine Research. 20, 8-9, p. 953-966 14 p.

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