Derrick R. Dean, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, 1994

Website: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/departments-research/mse/faculty-a-staff/48-mse/41-derrick-r-dean


Research Interests

Our research program focuses on the processing structure property relationships of polymers and multiphase polymer systems including nanocomposites, blends and fiber-reinforced composites.


Recent Publications

Abdalla, Mohamed, Dean, Derrick; Robinson, Pamela; Nyairo, Elijah, “Cure behavior of epoxy/MWCNT nanocomposites: the effect of nanotube surface modification”, Polymer, v 49, n 15, p 3310-3317, July 7, 2008.
Green K J, Dean D, Vaidya U K and Nyairo E, “Multiscale Fiber Reinforced Composites Based on a Carbon/Epoxy Nanophased Polymer Matrix: Synthesis, Mechanical and Thermomechanical Behavior,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 40, 9 (2009) p. 1470-1475.
Jose M V, Thomas V, Dean D and Nyairo E. “Fabrication and Characterization of Aligned Nanofibrous PLGA/Collagen Blends as Bone Tissue Scaffolds” Polymer 50, 15 (2009) p. 3778-3785.
Chevali, Venkata S. Dean, Derrick; Janowski, Gregg M., “Flexural creep behavior of discontinuous thermoplastic composites: Non-linear viscoelastic modeling and time-temperature-stress superposition,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 40, n 6-7, p 870-877, July 2009.
Steinert, Brian W.; and Dean, Derrick;. “Magnetic field alignment and electrical properties of solution cast PET-carbon nanotube composite films, Polymer, V 50, n 3, p 898-904, January 28, 2009
Tambralli, Ajay , Blakeney, Bryan; Anderson, Joel; Kushwaha, Meenakshi; Andukuri, Adinarayana; Dean, Derrick; Jun, Ho-Wook, “A hybrid biomimetic scaffold composed of electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers and self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanofibers,” Biofabrication, v1, n 2, 2009.
Wang, Shiren, Tambraparni, Madhava; Qiu, Jingjing; Tipton, John; Dean, Derrick; “Thermal expansion of graphene composites,”, Macromolecules, v 42, n 14, p 5251-5255, July 28, 2009.
Bottino, Marco C. Jose, Moncy V.; Thomas, Vinoy; Dean, Derrick RDean, Derrick; Janowski, Gregg M. ”Freeze-dried acellular dermal matrix graft: Effects of rehydration on physical, chemical, and mechanical properties,” Dental Materials, v 25, n 9, p 1109-1115, September 2009.