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Matt Maschmann

Matt Maschmann, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Biography

Matt Maschmann is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. His research interests include nanoscale material systems and thermal transport. Maschmann was a senior thermal test engineer with Intel Corporation and a research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory prior to joining MU.

Advanced Nanostructures Group

Matt Maschmann is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. His research examines the design, synthesis, characterization, and implementation of nanoscale material systems. Current emphasis areas include the micro-mechanics of CNT forest growth and compression, 3-D carbon nanotube microstructures, energy and energetic materials, and biological inspiration. We are also interested in in-situ SEM testing techniques for material synthesis and characterization. Engineering devices of interest include novel physical sensors, composite materials, and enhanced surfaces for thermal management.

Education

PhD from Purdue University
MS from the University of Missouri
BS from the University of Missouri

Technical Focus

Nanoscale material synthesis and assembly
Nanoscale mechanics
Transport phenomena

Research

Our research team focuses on cross-cutting interests in fundamental material science, material processing, and energy. Our interests include synthesis processes, characterization, simulation, and integration of materials across length scales.

CNT Forest Simulation

CNT Forest SimulationWe seek to understand the fundamental forces that shape the growth and assembly of carbon nanotube assemblies known as carbon nanotube forests. Our group synthesizes novel carbon nanotube structures and utilize simulations to understand the forces driving their assembly process and resultant properties. By understanding and controlling their collective synthesis, we hope to extract the true potential of this exciting engineering material.

Example Publications:
T. Hajilounezhad, D.M. Ajiboye, M.R. Maschmann,”Evaluating the Forces Generated During Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth and Self-Assembly,” 2019, Materialia, 100371.

T. Hajilounezhad, M.R. Maschmann,”Numerical Investigation of Internal Forces During Carbon Nanotube Forest Self-Assembly, 2018, ASME IMECE, V002T02A088.

MR Maschmann, “Integrated simulation of active carbon nanotube forest growth and mechanical compression,” Carbon, 2015, 86, 26-37.

Nanoscale Processing

Nanoscale Processing​Novel processing of nanoscale materials is essential to capturing their full capabilities. Our team investigates fundamental processes ranging from lithography to milling to layered self-assembly of nanoenergetic materials. A particular interest to the group is in-situ processes that may be observed within electron microscopes to gain unprecedented detail into processing mechanisms.

Example Publications:
J. Carpena-Nunez, B. Davis, A.E. Islam, J. Brown, G. Sargent, N. Murphy, T. Back, M.R. Maschmann, B. Maruyama, “Water-assisted, electron-beam induced activation of carbon nanotube catalyst supports for mask-less, resist-free patterning,” 2018, Carbon, 135, 270-27.

B. Davis, X. Yan, N. Muralidharan, L. Oakes, C. Pint, M.R. Maschmann, “Electrically Conductive Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Networks with Tunable Mechanical Response,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016,8 (41), 28004-28011.

B Rajabifar, S Kim, K Slinker, GJ Ehlert, AJ Hart, MR Maschmann, “Three-dimensional machining of carbon nanotube forests using water-assisted scanning electron microscope processing,” Applied Physics Letters, 2015, 107 (14), 1431.

Nanoenergetic Materials

NANOENERGETIC MATERIALS​Our group enjoys a close collaboration with the Gangopadhyay research team in the development of nanoenergetic materials. In particular, we are interested in the self-assembly of nanothermite materials that utilize 2D materials for structural and functional assembly templates. This research investigates novel materials, their assembly processes, and their resulting combustion behaviors.

Example Publications:
C. Wolenski, A. Wood, C. Mathai, J. McFarland, K. Gangopadhyay, S. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, ”Nanoscale Al and MoO3 Surface Reactions by Photothermal Heating,” 2019, Nanotechnology, 045703.

B. Chen, H. Zheng, M. Riehn, S. Bok, K. Gangopadhyay, J. McFarland, S. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, “Enhanced Fluorescence for in situ temperature mapping of photothermally heated aluminum nanoparticles enabled by a plasmonic grating substrate,” 2018, Nanotechnology, 29, 395501.

A. Wang, S. Bok, R. Thiruvengadathan, K. Gangopadhyay, J.A. McFarland, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, “Reactive Nanoenergetic Graphene Aerogel Synthesized by One-Step Chemical Reduction,” 2018, Combustion and Flame, 196, 400-406.

B. Chen, H. Zheng, M. Riehn, S. Bok, K. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, “In-Situ Characterization of Photothermal Nanoenergetic Combustion on a Plasmonic Microchip,” 2018, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, 427-436.

N. Zakiyyan, A.Wang, R. Thiruvengadathan, C. Staley, J. Mathai, K. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, ” Combustion of Aluminum Nanoparticles and Exfoliated 2D Molybdenum Trioxide Composites,” 2018, Combustion and Flame, 187, 1-10.

Advanced Nanostructures Group (ANG)

The Advanced Nanostructures Group at the University of Missouri, led by Professor Matt Maschmann, examines the manufacturing, characterization, and application of diverse structures originating from nanoscale material building blocks. The group explores the fundamental behavior of nanoscale material systems to enable performance metrics exceeding those available from conventional materials. Our research interests include the fundamental growth and assembly of nanomaterials, nanoscale mechanics, processing techniques, and application of nanoscale materials for diverse applications. The group is also keenly interested in energy-based applications, particularly those related to thermal transport.

Awards

2018 MU College of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award
2017 MU College of Engineering Junior Faculty Teaching Award
2018 IOP Publishing Outstanding Reviewer Award
2017 NSF CAREER Award
2015-2017 AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship Program
2014 ORAU Ralph Powe Award

Current Students

Taher Hajilounezhad (Ph.D student)
Taher is studying the fundamental mechanics and assembly of carbon nanotube forests. His studies include both simulation and in-situ experimentation.

Gordon Koerner (Ph.D. student)
Gordon is studying the assembly of carbon nanotube forest microstructures and manufacturing methods to enhance scalability. He is also interested in the application of machine learning and process automation.

Anqi Wang (Ph.D. Candidate)
Anqi is studying the self-assembly and processing of graphene-based nanothermite systems.

Naadaa Zakiyyan (Ph.D. Candidate)
Naadaa is studying polymer-based nanoenergetic materials and optical methods for their thermal and energetic property evaluation

Andrew Countryman (M.S. Student)
Andrew is studying the 3D printing of energetic gel materials.

ANG Alumni

Joe Brown (M.S. 2018) – Hummingbird Scientific

Ryan Hines (M.S. 2018) – Boeing

Ben Davis (M.S. 2018) – Hummingbird Scientific

Matt Riehn (M.S. 2017) – Boeing

Yushan Li (M.S. 2017) – Jaguar / Land Rover

Chengyi Gu (M.S. 2017) – Hikvision

Damola Ajiboye (M.S. 2016) – Missouri S&T

Bahram Rajabifar (M.S. 2015) – Purdue University

Xingyi Yan (M.S. 2015) – Shanghai Automotive Break System

Jin Li (M.S. 2015)

Publications

2019

T. Hajilounezhad, D.M. Ajiboye, M.R. Maschmann,”Evaluating the Forces Generated During Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth and Self-Assembly,” 2019, Materialia, 100371.

C. Wolenski, A. Wood, C. Mathai, J. McFarland, K. Gangopadhyay, S. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, ”Nanoscale Al and MoO3 Surface Reactions by Photothermal Heating,” 2019, Nanotechnology, 045703.

2018

B. Chen, H. Zheng, M. Riehn, S. Bok, K. Gangopadhyay, J. McFarland, S. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, “Enhanced Fluorescence for in situ temperature mapping of photothermally heated aluminum nanoparticles enabled by a plasmonic grating substrate,” 2018, Nanotechnology, 29, 395501.

A. Wang, S. Bok, R. Thiruvengadathan, K. Gangopadhyay, J.A. McFarland, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, “Reactive Nanoenergetic Graphene Aerogel Synthesized by One-Step Chemical Reduction,” 2018, Combustion and Flame, 196, 400-406.

J. Carpena-Nunez, B. Davis, A.E. Islam, J. Brown, G. Sargent, N. Murphy, T. Back, M.R. Maschmann, B. Maruyama, “Water-assisted, electron-beam induced activation of carbon nanotube catalyst supports for mask-less, resist-free patterning,” 2018, Carbon, 135, 270-277.

B. Chen, H. Zheng, M. Riehn, S. Bok, K. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, “In-Situ Characterization of Photothermal Nanoenergetic Combustion on a Plasmonic Microchip,” 2018, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, 427-436.

N. Zakiyyan, A.Wang, R. Thiruvengadathan, C. Staley, J. Mathai, K. Gangopadhyay, M.R. Maschmann, S. Gangopadhyay, ” Combustion of Aluminum Nanoparticles and Exfoliated 2D Molybdenum Trioxide Composites,”  2018, Combustion and Flame, 187, 1-10.

2017

R. Carter, B. Davis, L. Oakes, M.R. Maschmann, C.L. Pint, ”High Areal Capacity Lithium Sulfur Battery Cathode by Site-Selective Vapor Infiltration of Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Arrays,” Nanoscale, 2017, 9(39), 15018-15026.

H. Deng, Y. Dong , J.-W. Su, C. Zhang, Y. Xie, C. Zhang, M.R. Maschmann, Y. Lin, and J. Lin, “Bio-inspired Programmable Polymer Gel Controlled by Swellable Guest Medium,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,  2017, 9(36), 30900-30908.

P.P.S.S. Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.L. Hodson, T.S. Fisher, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, B.A. Cola, “Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Forests Grown with Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition: Pristine and Conformally Coated,” J. Eng. Mater. Technol, 2017, 139, 034502.

J. Brown, B. Davis, M.R. Maschmann, “Precision Milling of Carbon Nanotube Forests using Low Pressure Scanning Electron Microscopy,” Jove, 2017, e55149-e55149.

2016

B. Davis, X. Yan, N. Muralidharan, L. Oakes, C. Pint, M.R. Maschmann, “Electrically Conductive Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Networks with Tunable Mechanical Response,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016,8 (41), 28004-28011.

S. Sadasivam, S. L. Hodson, M. R. Maschmann, T. S. Fisher, “Microstructure-Dependent Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 2016, 138, 042402.

2015

B Rajabifar, S Kim, K Slinker, GJ Ehlert, AJ Hart, MR Maschmann, “Three-dimensional machining of carbon nanotube forests using water-assisted scanning electron microscope processing,” Applied Physics Letters, 2015, 107 (14), 1431.

MR Maschmann, “Integrated simulation of active carbon nanotube forest growth and mechanical compression,” Carbon, 2015, 86, 26-37.

A. Kumar, M.R. Maschmann, S.L. Hodson, J. Baur, T.S. Fisher, ” Carbon nanotube arrays decorated with multi-layer graphene-nanopetals enhance mechanical strength and durability,” Carbon, 2015, 84, 236-245.

2014

MD Clark, MR Maschmann, RJ Patel, BJ Leever, “Scratch resistance and durability enhancement of bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics using ultra-thin alumina layers,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2014, 128, 178-183.

A Brieland‐Shoultz, S Tawfick, SJ Park, M Bedewy, MR Maschmann, AJ Hart, “Scaling the Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness of Ceramic‐Coated Nanotube Foams into the Structural Regime,” Advanced Functional Materials 24, 2014, (36), 5728-5735.

MR Maschmann, GJ Ehlert, BT Dickinson, DM Phillips, CW Ray, GW Reich, JW Baur, “Bioinspired Carbon Nanotube Fuzzy Fiber Hair Sensor for Air‐Flow Detection,” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (20), 3230-3234.

PPSS Abadi, MR Maschmann, SM Mortuza, S Banerjee, JW Baur, S. Graham, BA Cola, “Reversible tailoring of mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests by immersing in solvents,” Carbon, 2014, 69, 178-187.

MR Maschmann, GJ Ehlert, S Tawfick, AJ Hart, JW Baur, “Continuum analysis of carbon nanotube array buckling enabled by anisotropic elastic measurements and modeling, ” Carbon, 2014, 66, 377-386.

2013

PPSS Abadi, MR Maschmann, JW Baur, S Graham, BA Cola, “Deformation response of conformally coated carbon nanotube forests, ” Nanotechnology, 2013, 24 (47), 475707.

S Tawfick, Z Zhao, M Maschmann, A Brieland-Shoultz, M De Volder, JW Baur, W Lu, AJ Hart, “Mechanics of capillary forming of aligned carbon nanotube assemblies,” Langmuir, 2013 29 (17), 5190-5198

YC Lu, J Joseph, MR Maschmann, L Dai, J Baur, “Rate-dependent, large-displacement deformation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays,” Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, Volume 2, Pages 101-107.

2012 and Prior

M.R. Maschmann, G. Ehlert, S.J. Park, D. Mollenhauer, B. Maruyama, A. J. Hart, J.W. Baur, “Visualizing Strain Evolution and Coordinated Buckling within CNT Arrays by In Situ Digital Image Correlation,” Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 4686-4695. [Featured as front cover article].

M.R. Maschmann, G. Ehlert, B. Dickinson, J. Baur, “Force Sensitive CNT Arrays for Bio-Inspired Airflow Sensing Applications,” Smart Materials & Structures, 2012, 29, 094024.

Y.C. Lu, J. Joseph, Q. Zhang, M.R. Maschmann, L. Dai, J. Baur, “Large-Displacement Indentation Testing of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays,” Experimental Mechanics, 2012, 52, 1551-1554.

M. R. Maschmann, Q. Zhang, R. Wheeler, Feng Du, L. Dai, and J. Baur, “In Situ SEM Observation of Column-Like and Foam-Like CNT Array Nanoindentation,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2011, 3, 648-653.

M. R. Maschmann, Q. Zhang, F. Du, L. Dai, J. Baur, ”Length dependent foam-like mechanical response of axially indented vertically oriented carbon nanotube arrays,” Carbon, 2011, 49, 386-397.

M.R. Maschmann, A.D. Franklin, T.D. Sands, and T.S. Fisher, “Optimization of porous anodic Al-Fe-Al templates for SWNT synthesis,” Carbon, 2007, 45, 2290-2296.

Q. Hang, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, D.B. Janes, “Assemblies of 2 nm Carbon Nanotubes and Unencapsulated Sub-10 nm Gold Nanoparticles,” Small, 2007, 3, 1266-1271.

A.D. Franklin, M.R. Maschmann, M. DaSilva, D.B. Janes, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “In-place fabrication of nanowire electrode arrays for vertical nanoelectronics on Si substrates,” J. Vac. Sci. B, 2007, 25, 343-347.

M.R. Maschmann, A.D. Franklin, A. Scott, D.B Janes, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Lithography-free in situ contact metallization to single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Nano Letters, 2006, 6, 2712-2717.

M.R. Maschmann, A.D. Franklin, P.B. Amama, D. Zhakarov, E.A. Stach, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Vertical single- and double-walled carbon nanotubes grown from modified porous anodic alumina templates.” Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 3925-3929. Nanotechnology Feature Article.

M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, A. Goyal, Z. Iqbal, T.S. Fisher, “Freestanding vertically oriented single-wall carbon nanotubes synthesized using microwave plasma-enhanced CVD,” Carbon, 2006, 44, 2758-2763.

P.B. Amama, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Dendrimer-Templated Fe Nanoparticles for the Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 10636-10644.

P.B. Amama, O. Ogebule, M.R. Maschmann, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Dendrimer-assisted low-temperature growth of carbon nanotubes by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition.” Chem. Comm., 2006, 2899-2901.

M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, A. Goyal, Z. Iqbal, T.S. Fisher, R. Gat, “Parametric study of synthesis conditions in plasma-enhanced CVD of high-quality single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Carbon, 2006, 44, 10-18.

M. Park, B.A. Cola, T. Siegmund, J. Xu, M.R. Maschmann, T. S. Fisher, H. Kim, “Effects of a carbon nanotube layer on electrical contact resistance between copper substrates,” Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 2294-2303.

M.R. Maschmann, H.B. Ma, “An Investigation of Capillary Flow Effect on Condensation Heat Transfer on a Grooved Plate,” Heat Transfer Engineering, 2006, 27, 22-31.

C.K. Teoh, M.R. Maschmann, H.B. Ma, “Heat-transfer analysis in heat sink embedded with a thermosyphon,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2003, 17, 348-353.

Technical Note
J. Hay, M.R. Maschmann, J. Baur, “Mechanical Testing of Carbon Nanotube Arrays,” 2010. http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5990-5834EN.pdf

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