Zoubeida Ounaies

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Director of the Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests include development of unique combinations of mechanical-electrical-chemical coupling in polymers and polymer nanocomposites.

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Recent Publications

Electric field-induced polarization responses of noncentrosymmetric crystalline biopolymers in different frequency regimes - A case study on unidirectionally aligned β-chitin crystals

Chae, I., Zu, R., Meddeb, A. B., Ogawa, Y., Chen, Z., Gopalan, V., Ounaies, Z. & Kim, S. H., May 10 2021, In: Biomacromolecules. 22, 5, p. 1901-1909 9 p.

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A two-stage design optimization framework for multifield origami-inspired structures

Zhang, W., Ahmed, S., Hong, J., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.

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Magnetic field effects on cellulose nanocrystal ordering in a non-aqueous solvent

Barhoumi Meddeb, A., Chae, I., Han, A., Kim, S. H. & Ounaies, Z., Sep 1 2020, In: Cellulose. 27, 14, p. 7901-7910 10 p.

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Anisotropic Optical and Frictional Properties of Langmuir–Blodgett Film Consisting of Uniaxially-Aligned Rod-Shaped Cellulose Nanocrystals

Chae, I., Ngo, D., Chen, Z., Kwansa, A. L., Chen, X., Meddeb, A. B., Podraza, N. J., Yingling, Y. G., Ounaies, Z. & Kim, S. H., May 1 2020, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces. 7, 9, 1902169.

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On the fabrication and characterization of heterogeneous composite neutron detectors with triple-pulse-shape-discrimination capability

Foster, A., Meddeb, A., Wonders, M., Flaska, M., Sharma, M., Ounaies, Z. & Jovanovic, I., Feb 21 2020, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 954, 161681.

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From a cholesteric non-aqueous cellulose nanocrystal suspension to a highly ordered film

Meddeb, A. B., Chae, I., Scurti, F., Schwartz, J., Kim, S. H. & Ounaies, Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: MRS Advances.

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Compression-Induced Topographic Corrugation of Air/Surfactant/Water Interface: Effect of Nanoparticles Adsorbed beneath the Interface

Chae, I., Ngo, D., Makarem, M., Ounaies, Z. & Kim, S. H., Oct 24 2019, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 42, p. 25628-25634 7 p.

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