Simien, Daneesh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Miscellaneous Information

Academic Background
Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX January, 2008
M.S., Material Science and Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX May, 2005
B.S., Material Science and Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX May, 2002
B.A., French Studies Rice University, Houston TX May, 2002

MSE 280
MSE 281
MSE 380
MSE 496
MSE 601/701

Research Interests:

  • Smart nanomaterials: developing sensors for structural health monitoring and self-healing materials applications.
  • Thermal, electrical, optical and mechanical properties of single wall carbon nanotube particles and thin films.
  • Nanomaterials and fluids for Energy Applications.
  • Rheological studies of highly characterized nano-particles in oils and varied nanocomposites.
  • Transparent conductive thin films produced from highly characterized length and chirality sorted single wall carbon nanotubes for development of touch sensitive materials.
  • Development and characterization of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotube composites for next generation materials.

Recent Publications (2010-2013):

[1]. Sai Praneeth Gunturu, Pallavi Anipindi, Mourad Riad, Joseph Feeney, Clayton Simien, Daneesh Simien "Defect Detection in Concrete Structures Using Homogeneous Length Sorted Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Sensors" ASNT 22nd Ann. Res. Sym.2013
[2]. D.O Simien, C. Simien, K. Felice. "1/f Noise in Length Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes at their Critical Percolation Conditions". Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 1407, 2012.
[3]. J.M. Harris, G. Iyer, D.O. Simien, J.A. Fagan, J.Y. Huh, J.Y. Chung, S.D. Hudson, J. Obrzut, J.F. Douglas, C. M. Stafford and E.K. Hobbie. "Structural Stability of Transparent Conducting Films Assembled from Length Purified Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes" J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 115 (10), pp 3973–3981, 2011
[4]. E. K. Hobbie, D. O. Simien, J. A. Fagan, J. Y. Huh, J. Y. Chung, S. D. Hudson, J. Obrzut, J. F. Douglas, and C. M. Stafford, "Wrinkling and Strain Softening in Pristine Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Membranes" PRL. vol. 104, 125505, 2010

Research Funding (2012-2013):
[1]. 2012-2013 WVU Advance Sponsorship Grant.
[2]. 2012 -2013 American Society for Non-destructive Testing Fellowship Award

 Service (current):
[1]. American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), 2012 -Present
[2]. National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), 2010- Present
[3]. Materials Research Society (MRS) member, 2008-Present
[4] Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) member. 2006-Present