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Dr. Dimitrios Anagnostou

Bio:


Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
DARPA Young Faculty Award;  IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award
Email: Dimitris.Anagnostou@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-4184

Expertise:


  • Electromagnetic devices for security applications (antennas, antenna arrays, microwave components)
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Digital image processing
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Direct-write printing of MEMS

Degrees: 2005 PhD University of New Mexico (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2002 MSc University of New Mexico (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2000 Diploma (5-year degree), Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Papers/Publications:


  • D. E. Anagnostou, M. T. Chryssomallis, B. D. Braaten, J. Ebel, and N. Sepulveda, "Reconfigurable UWB antenna with Integrated MEMS Switches for On-Demand WLAN Rejection", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 1-7, Feb. 2014.

  • Md. A. Numan-Al-Mobin, R. Shankar, W. M. Cross, J. Kellar, K. W. Whites, and D. E. Anagnostou, "Direct-Write Printing of an RF-MEMS Cantilever", IEEE AP-S / URSI 2014 Int'l Symp., Memphis, TN, July 6-12, 2014.

  • D. E. Anagnostou, "Technological Advances in Reconfigurable and Autonomous Antenna Systems", IEEE EuCAP 2014 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, The Hague, Netherlands, April 6-10, 2014 (Convened Session Organizer and Presenter).

  • Md. A. N. Al-Mobin, R. Shankar, W. Cross, J. Kellar, K. W. Whites and D. E. Anagnostou, "Advances in Direct-Write Printing of RF-MEMS using M3D", IEEE MTT-S, Intl' Microwave Symp., 2014, Tampa Bay, FL, June 1-6, 2014.

  • USPTO Patent Application 14/213,463 (Conversion from prov. app. 61/784,695), “Optically Scannable Code Antenna”, 3/14/14, D. Anagnostou, W. Cross, J. Meruga, J. Kellar.

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Dr. Mary Berry

Bio:


Professor of Chemistry, Interim Vice President for Research
University of South Dakota
Phone: (605) 677-6183
Email: Mary.Berry@usd.edu

Expertise:


  • optical processes / laser spectroscopy
  • luminescent materials
  • nanotechnology of metal and luminescent materials

Degrees: PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Virginia, 1987, BS, Chemistry, College of Charleston, 1980

Papers/Publications:


  • Baride, A., Engebretson, D., Berry, M., May, S., (2013), Quenching of coumarin emission by CdSe and CdSe/ZnS quantum dots: Implications for fluorescence reporting, Journal of Luminescence.

  • Yao, G., Berry, M., May, S., Kilin, D., (2013), DFT Calculation of Russell–Saunders Splitting for Lanthanide Ions Doped in Hexagonal (ß)-NaYF4 Nanocrystals, J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 117, iss. 33, p. 17177–17185.

  • Anderson, R., Smith, S., May, S., Berry, M., (2013), Revisiting the NIR-to-Visible Upconversion Mechanism in ß-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 5, iss. 1, pp. 36-42.

  • Chen, J., Meng, Q., Berry, M., May, S., Kilin, D., (2014), Time-Dependent Excited-State Molecular Dynamics of Photodissociation of Lanthanide Complexes for Laser-Assisted Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition , Molecular Physics, vol. 112, iss. 03-04, pp. 508 - 517.

  • Yao, G., Huang, S., Berry, M., May, S., Kilin, D., (2014), Non-collinear spin DFT for Lanthanide Ions in Doped Hexagonal- NaYF4, Molecular Physics, vol. 112, iss. 03-04, pp. 546 - 556.

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Dr. Grant Crawford

Bio:


Director, NSF REU Site: Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
Associate Director, Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Email: Grant.Crawford@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5133

Expertise:


  • Integration of Security-end products
  • Security Printing
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Microelectronics Manufacturing
  • Electronic Materials and Biomaterials
  • Physical Metallurgy

Degrees: PhD, Arizona State University, Materials Science and Engineering (2008), B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Metallurgical Engineering (2004)

Papers/Publications:


  • Sauter E, McLinn C, Michael A, Crawford GA, Processing, Microstructure Characterization and Biological Performance of Hierarchical Surface Coatings for Titanium. TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

  • Crawford GA, Chawla N, Porous Hierarchical TiO2 Nanostructures: Processing and Microstructure Relationships, Acta Materialia 57 (2009) 854-867.

  • Meruga, J, (Nesson) Fountain, C, Kellar, J, Crawford, G, Baride, A, May, PS, Cross, W, and Hoover, R, “Multi-layered Covert QR Codes for Increased Capacity and Security”, submitted to Computer and Applications Journal.

  • C. Nesson, G. Crawford, R. Hoover, Encoding Multi-layered Data into QR Codes for Increased Capacity and Security, CUR Conference of Research Experiences for Undergraduates Student Scholarship, Arlington, VA, October 2013.

  • Meruga, JM, Cross, WM, May, PS, Luu, Q, Crawford, GA, Kellar JJ, Security Printing of Covert Quick Response Codes Using Upconverting Nanoparticle Inks, Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 1-19.

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Dr. William Cross

Bio:


Associate Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: William.Cross@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2485

 

Expertise:


  • Ink Chemistry and Formulation;
  • Nanoparticulate Manufacture and Thermal Analysis;
  • Ink/Substrate Interactions
  • Computed Tomography
  • Contact Angle and Surface Tension Measurement

Degrees: 1999 Ph.D. University of Utah (Metallurgical Engineering);, 1986 M.S. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Metallurgical Engineering, 1984 B.S. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Metallurgical Engineering

Papers/Publications:


  • D. Hansen, J. Kellar and W.Cross, "Nanotechnology and Silver-Metal Clay for Artisans," Leonardo Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 2, Pages 166-167, April 2011.

  • K. Ankireddy, M. Iskander, S. Vunnam, D. Anagnostou, J. Kellar and W. Cross, “Thermal Analysis of Silver Nanoparticles for Flexible Printed Antenna Fabrication,” Journal of Applied Physics, V. 114, 124303, September 2013.

  • K. Ankireddy, S. Vunnam, J. Kellar and W. Cross, “Highly Conductive Short Chain Carboxylic Acid Encapsulated Silver Nanoparticle Based Inks for Direct Write Technology Applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2013, 1, 572-579.

  • S. Vunnam, W. Cross, W., Ankireddy, K. and Kellar, J., “Surface Treatments of Indium-Tin Oxide for Printing Nanoparticle Inks using Direct Write Technologies”, Thin Solid Films, V. 531, 15 March 2013, Pages 294–301.

  • S. Vunnam, K. Ankireddy, J. Kellar and W. Cross, “Highly Transparent and Conductive Al-doped ZnO Nanoparticulate Thin Films Using Direct Write Processing”, Nanotechnology, In review.

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Dr. Cassandra Degen

Bio:


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Phone: (605) 394-2496
Email: Cassandra.Degen@sdsmt.edu

Expertise:


  • Viscoelastic material mechanical characterization
  • In situ fluorescence imaging techniques and analysis
  • Investigation of the coupling of mechanical force and local chemical reactions within bulk polymeric materials
  • Ultrasonic spot welding of polymers and composite materials
  • Polymer and composite processing techniques

Degrees: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012), B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2007)

Papers/Publications:


  • Valseth, E., Kjerengtroen, L., Degen, C.M. “Impact and Lap Shear Properties of Ultrasonically Spot Welded Composite Lap Joints”, 2016 SEM XIII International Congress, June 6 - June 9, 2016, Orlando, FL.

  • Gurung, N., Degen, C.M. “Fabrication of 3D thermoplastic sandwich structures utilizing ultrasonic spot welding”, 2016 SEM XIII International Congress, June 6 - June 9, 2016, Orlando, FL.

  • Kingsbury, C.M., May, P.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. “Shear Activation of Mechanophore-Crosslinked Polymers”, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 8381-8388.

  • Silberstein, M.N., Min, K., Cremar, L.D., Degen, C.M., Martinez, T.J., Aluru, N.R., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. “Modeling mechanophore activation within a crosslinked glassy matrix”, Journal of Applied Physics 2013, 114, 023504.

  • Degen, C.M., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. “Time-Dependent Mechanochemical Response of SP-Cross-Linked PMMA”, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8917-8921.

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Dr. Randy Hoover

Bio:


Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: Randy.Hoover@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2458

Expertise:


  • Vision-based recognition
  • Biometric face identification
  • Unmanned Autonomous Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Applied Mathematics

 

Degrees: 2009 PhD Colorado State University (Electrical Engineering), 2005 M.S. Idaho State University (Measurement and Control Engineering), 2002 B.S. Idaho State University (Electrical Engineering)

Papers/Publications:


  • Randy C. Hoover, Anthony A. Maciejewski, and Rodney G. Roberts, “Pose Estimation from Images Correlated on S^1, S^2, and SO(3) Using Eigenspace Decompositions in Conjunction with Spectral Theory”, in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Nov. 2009, Vol. 18, Issue 11.

  • Randy C. Hoover, Anthony A. Maciejewski, and Rodney G. Roberts, “Fast Eigenspace Decomposition of Images of Objects with Variation in Illumination and Pose”, in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part B: Cybernetics, Apr 2011, Volume 41, Issue 2.

  • Misha E. Kilmer, Karen S. Braman, Ning Hao, and Randy C. Hoover, “Third Order Tensors as Operators on Matrices: A Theoretical and Computational Framework with Applications in Imaging”, WIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), Feb. 2013, Volume 34, Issue 1.

  • Ning Hao, Misha E. Kilmer, Karen S. Braman, and Randy C. Hoover, “Facial Recognition Using Tensor Decompositions”, SIAM Journal on Imaging Science (SIIMS), Feb. 2013, Volume 6, Issue 1.

  • Randy C. Hoover, Rodney G. Roberts, Anthony A. Maciejewski, Priya S. Naik, and Khaled M. Ben-Gharbia, “Designing a Fault-Tolerant Workspace for a Kinimatically Redundant Robot”, accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Jan. 2014.

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Dr. Chaoyang Jiang

Bio:


Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Dakota
Email: Chaoyang.Jiang@usd.edu
Phone: (605) 677-6250

Expertise:


  • nanomaterials and nanocomposite thin films
  • layer-by-layer assembly
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering
  • plasmonic nanomaterials

Degrees: 2000 PhD Nanjing University, China (Inorganic Chemistry), 1996 B.S. Nanjing University, China (Chemistry)

Papers/Publications:


  • Xiao Gong, Ying Bao, Chao Qiu, Chaoyang Jiang, Individual nanostructured materials: Fabrication and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Chem. Commum. 2012, 48(56), 7003-7018.

  • Ying Bao, Quoc Anh N. Luu, Yong Zhao, Hao Fong, P. Stanley May, Chaoyang Jiang, Upconversion polymeric nanofibers containing lanthanide-doped nanoparticles via electrospinning. Nanoscale, 2012, 4(23), 7369-7375.

  • Nathan L. Netzer, Zuki Tanaka, Bin Chen, Chaoyang Jiang, Tailoring the SERS Enhancement Mechanisms of Silver Nanowire Langmuir-Blodgett Films via Galvanic Replacement Reaction. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2013, 117(31), 16187-16194.

  • Yong Zhao, Lei Sun, Min Xi, Quan Feng, Chaoyang Jiang, Hao Fong, Electrospun TiO2 Nano-Felt Surface-Decorated with Ag Nanoparticles as Sensitive and UV-Cleanable Substrate for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6(8), 5759-5767.

  • Chao Qiu, Ying Bao, Nathan L. Netzer, Chaoyang Jiang, Environment-Dependent Optical Scattering of Cuprous Oxide Microcrystals in Liquid Dispersions and Langmuir-Blodgett Films. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2(29), 5910-5915.

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Dr. Jon Kellar

Bio:


Director, Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting
Douglas Fuerstenau Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: jon.kellar@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2343

Expertise:


  • ink formulation for security printing applications
  • colloid chemistry
  • applied interfacial phenomena
  • surface analysis
  • integration of security-end products

Degrees: 1990 PhD University of Utah (Metallurgical Engineering), 1986 M.S. South Dakota Schoool of Mines and Technology (Metallurgical Engineering), 1984 B.S. South Dakota Schoool of Mines and Technology (Metallurgical Engineering)

Papers/Publications:


  • Ankireddy, K., Iskander, M., Vunnam, S., Anagnostou, D., Kellar J. and Cross, W., “Thermal Analysis of Silver Nanoparticles for Flexible Printed Antenna Fabrication,” Journal of Applied Physics, V. 113, 124303, September 2013.

  • Meruga, J., (Nesson) Fountain, C., Kellar, J., Crawford, G., Baride, A., May, P.S., Cross, W. and Hoover, R. “Multi-layered Covert QR Codes for Increased Capacity and Security”, submitted to Computer and Applications Journal.

  • Numan-Al-Mobin, A.M, Meruga, J.M., Cross, W.M., Kellar, J.J. and Anagnostou, D.E., “QR Code Antenna for Wireless and Security Applications”, IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium AP-S / USNC-URSI 2013, in review.

  • Meruga, J.M., Cross, W., May, P.S., Luu, Q.N., Crawford G.N. and Kellar, J.J., “Security Printing of Covert Quick Response Codes using Upconverting Nanoparticle Inks,” Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 395201 (9pp), (Article was highlighted in the December 2012 issue Nature Photonics (V. 6. pg. 801).

  • Blumenthal, T., Meruga, J., May, P.S., Kellar, J., Cross, W., Luu, Q.N., “Patterned Direct –Write and Screen Printing of NIR-to-Visible Upconverting Inks for Security Applications,” Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 185305 (8pp), (journal cover feature).

  • Meruga, J.M., Baride, A., Cross, W., May, P.S. and Kellar, J.J. “Red-Green-Blue Printing using Luminescence-Upconversion Inks,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C., 2014, 2, 2221-2227.

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Dr. Frank Kustas

Bio:


Senior Research Scientist
Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining Laboratory (AMP)
Email: Frank.Kustas@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1933

Expertise:


  • Thin-film deposition technology; vacuum, non-vacuum
  • Hybrid non-vacuum plasma / nano-spray multilayer anti-tamper coatings
  • Acid and abrasion resistance, non-conductive coatings
  • Superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces

Degrees: PhD, M.S., Colorado School of Mines, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Papers/Publications:


  • D. Sordelet, M. Besser, and F. Kustas, “Deposition of Al65Cu23Fe12 and Composite Quasicrystalline PVD Thin Film Coatings,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Vol. 643, K9.15.1, Materials Research Society (2001).

  • F. Kustas, B. Mishra, J. Zhou, “Fabrication and characterization of TiB2/TiC and tungsten co-sputtered wear coatings,” Surface and Coatings Technology 153 (2002) 25-30.

  • F. Kustas, P. Molian, A. S. Kumar, M. Besser , D. Sordelet, “Laser Crystallization of Amorphous Sputter-Deposited Quasicrystalline Coatings,” Surface and Coatings Technology 188-189 (2004) 274-280.

  • F. Kustas, M. Newton, A. Kustas, “Nanostructured Erosion-Resistant Coatings for Protection of Instrumentation,” Paper included in conference proceedings: 55th International Instrumentation Symposium, League City, TX, June 1-5, 2009.

  • M. Cooper, J. Pike, F. Kustas, “Microstructure and Abrasion Properties of Plasma-Electrolyte-Oxidized 3003 Aluminum,” submitted for publication to Surface and Coatings Technology, Sept. 2014.

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Dr. Antonette Logar

Bio:


Professor of Computer Science,
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T)
Email: antonette.logar@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2475

Expertise:


  • Cyber-Physical security applied to supply-chain protection and product verification
  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition applied to a variety of areas including  friction stir welding, satellite imagery, and cyber-physical security

Degrees: B.A. Geological Sciences, Lehigh University, B.S. Computer Science, SDSM&T, M.S. Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas Tech University, J.D. Law. University of Louisville

Papers/Publications:


  • "A Comparison of Paired-Histogram, Maximum Likelihood, Class Elimination, and Neural Network Approaches for Daylight Global Cloud Classification Using AVHRR Imagery", Berendes, Kuo, Logar, Corwin, Welch, Baum, Pretre, and Weger, Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 104, No. D6, 1999, p. 6199.

  • "Sorting in Linear Time - Variations on the Bucket Sort", Corwin and Logar, Rocky Mountain Consortium for Computing at Small Colleges, October 2004. Used in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucket_sort

  • “Clustering and Analysis of Remotely-Sensed Imagery using the Growing Neural Gas Pattern Recognition Algorithm”, Karl A. Lalonde and Antonette M. Logar, Invited Paper to National Conference on Recent Advancements in Information Technology (NCRAIT ‘07), Coimbatore, India, February 9-10.

  • “The Use of Neural Network and Discrete Fourier Transform for Real-Time Evaluation of Friction Stir Welding”, Enkhsaikhan Boldsaikhan; Edward M Corwin; Antonette M Logar; William J Arbegast, Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier). 2011.

  • "A Java Unit and Integration Testing Tool", Penaloza, Logar, Boucher, and Johnson, Conference Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications. March 28-30, 2001. Seattle, Washington.

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Dr. Brian Logue

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Associate Director, Center for Security Printing and Anti-counterfeiting Technology
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, South Dakota State University
Email: brian.logue@sdstate.edu
Phone: (605) 688-6698

Expertise:


  • Integrated Sensor Development
  • Analytical Methods Formulation and Validation
  • Materials Chemistry (mainly organic)
  • Development of Analytical Techniques for Forensic Level Authentication

Degrees: 2000 PhD Oregon State University (Analytical Chemistry), 1995 BS South Dakota State University (Chemistry)

Papers/Publications:


  • Mitchell B.L., Rockwood G.A., and Logue B.A. (2013) Quantification of α-ketoglutarate cyanohydrin in swine plasma by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B, 934, 60-65 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2013.06.029).

  • Mitchell B.L., Billingsley B.G., and Logue B.A. (2014) Evaluation of activated carbon respirator filter effectiveness by concentration mapping of dimethyl methylphosphonate. International Journal of Environmental Health Research (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2014.883592).

  • Stutelberg M.W., Vinnakota C.V., Mitchell B.L., Monteil A.R., Patterson S.E., and Logue B.A. (2014) Determination of 3-mercaptopyruvate in plasma by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B, 949-950, 94-98, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2014.01.006).

  • Bhandari R.K., Manandhar E., Oda R.P., Rockwood G.A., and Logue B.A. (2014) Simultaneous high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS-MS) analysis of cyanide and thiocyanate from plasma. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(3), 727-734 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-013-7536-3).

  • Randy Jackson, Robert P. Oda, Raj K. Bhandari, Sari B. Mahon, Matthew Brenner, Gary A. Rockwood, and Brian A. Logue (2014) The development of a fluorescence-based sensor for rapid diagnosis of cyanide exposure. Analytical Chemistry, 86(3), 1845–1852, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac403846s).

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Dr. Stanley May

Bio:


Associate Director, Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
Professor, Physical Chemistry, University of South Dakota
Email: Stanley.May@usd.edu
Phone: (605) 677-3141

Expertise:


  • optical processes / laser spectroscopy
  • luminescent materials
  • nanotechnology of metal and luminescent materials
  • ionic liquids as matrices for luminescent materials

 

Degrees: 1987 PhD University of Virginia (Physical Chemistry), 1982 B.S. College of Charleston (Chemistry)

Papers/Publications:


  • Anderson, R. B.; Smith, S. J.; May, P. S.; Berry, M. T.: Revisiting the NIR-to-Visible Upconversion Mechanism in β-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 36-42.

  • Han, Y.; Lin, C.; Meng, Q.; Dai, F.; Sykes, A. G.; Berry, M. T.; May, P. S.: (BMI)3LnCl6 Crystals as Models for the Coordination Environment of LnCl3 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Dy, Er, Yb) in 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride Ionic-Liquid Solution. Inorg. Chem. 2014.

  • Luu, Q.; Hor, A.; Fisher, J.; Anderson, R. B.; Liu, S.; Luk, T.-S.; Paudel, H. P.; Farrokh Baroughi, M.; May, P. S.; Smith, S.: Two-Color Surface Plasmon Polariton Enhanced Upconversion in NaYF4:Yb:Tm Nanoparticles on Au Nanopillar Arrays. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 3251-3257.

  • Meruga, J. M.; Baride, A.; Cross, W.; Kellar, J. J.; May, P. S.: Red-green-blue printing using luminescence-upconversion inks. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 2221-2227.

  • Suter, J. D.; Pekas, N. J.; Berry, M. T.; May, P. S.: Real-Time-Monitoring of the Synthesis of β-NaYF4:17% Yb,3% Er Nanocrystals Using NIR-to-Visible Upconversion Luminescence. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014.

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Dr. Jeffry McGough

Bio:


Professor of Computer Science, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: jeff.mcgough@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 646-3214

Expertise:


  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Motion Planning
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Partial Differential Equations

Degrees: 1993 PhD University of Utah (Mathematics), 1985 BS University of Utah (Mathematics), 1985 BS University of Utah (Anthropology)

Papers/Publications:


  • A Distributed Manipulation Concept Using Selective Braking Mark Bedillion, Randy C. Hoover, Jeff McGough, 2014 American Control Conference, June 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Low-cost Camera Array for Mitigating Lighting Range Effects, B. Fehrman and J. McGough, SSIAI2014, San Diego, Ca., April 2014

  • Depth Mapping using a Low-Cost Camera Array, B. Fehrman and J. McGough, SSIAI2014, San Diego, Ca., April 2014

  • Handling Occlusion with an Inexpensive Array of Cameras, B. Fehrman and J. McGough, SSIAI2014, San Diego, Ca., April 2014

  • Replacing Servos with Braking in an Omnidirectional Vehicle, Jeff McGough, Mark Bedillion, Randy Hoover, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Proceedings of IMECE2014. Nov. 2014.

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Dr. Jeevan Meruga

Bio:


Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering,
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: Jeevan.Meruga@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (612) 859-4951

Expertise:


  • Security printing
  • Nanoparticulate inks formulation and characterization techniques
  • Direct-write techniques

Degrees: 2013 PhD, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering), 2009 MSc, University of Glasgow (Mechanical Engineering and Management), 2007 B.Tech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Mechanical Engineering)

Papers/Publications:


  • Meruga, J., (Nesson) Fountain, C., Kellar, J., Crawford, G., Baride, A., May, P.S., Cross, W. and Hoover, R. “Multi-layered Covert QR Codes for Increased Capacity and Security”, submitted to Computer and Applications Journal.

  • Numan-Al-Mobin, A.M, Meruga, J.M., Cross, W.M., Kellar, J.J. and Anagnostou, D.E., “QR Code Antenna for Wireless and Security Applications”, IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium AP-S / USNC-URSI 2013, in review.

  • Meruga, J.M., Cross, W., May, P.S., Luu, Q.N., Crawford G.N. and Kellar, J.J., “Security Printing of Covert Quick Response Codes using Upconverting Nanoparticle Inks,” Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 395201 (9pp), (Article was highlighted in the December 2012 issue Nature Photonics (V. 6. pg. 801).

  • Blumenthal, T., Meruga, J., May, P.S., Kellar, J., Cross, W., Luu, Q.N., “Patterned Direct –Write and Screen Printing of NIR-to-Visible Upconverting Inks for Security Applications,” Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 185305 (8pp), (journal cover feature).

  • Meruga, J.M., Baride, A., Cross, W., May, P.S. and Kellar, J.J. “Red-Green-Blue Printing using Luminescence-Upconversion Inks,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C., 2014, 2, 2221-2227.

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Dr. Manki Min

Bio:


Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, South Dakota State University
Email: manki.min@sdstate.edu
Phone: (605)-688-6269

Expertise:


  • Optimization and approximation in network environments
  • Algorithm design in wireless networks

Degrees: 2004 Ph.D University of Minnesota (Computer and Information Sciences), 1999 M.S. Seoul National University (Computer Science), 1997 B.S. Seoul National University (Mathematics)

Papers/Publications:


  • Sangho Kim, Shashi Shenkhar, and Manki Min,“Contraflow Transportation Network Reconfiguration forEvacuation Route Planning”, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 20/8(2008), pp.1115–1129.

  • Manki Min, Jonguk Lee, "Maximum Throughput Flow-Based Contraflow", IEEE Int. Con. on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops) 2013, pp.511-516.

  • Yuto Fujikawa, Manki Min, "A new environment for algorithm research using gamification", iEEE Int. Con. on Electro/Information Technology (EIT) 2013, pp.1-6.

  • Sunho Lim, Yumin Lee, Jongpil Cheon, Manki Min, Wei Wang, "User-Defined Consistency Sensitive Cache Invalidation Strategies for Wireless Data Access", Computer Communications, Vol. 41(2014), pp.55–66.

  • Cong Pu, Tejaswi Gade, Sunho Lim, Manki Min, Wei Wang, "Light-Weight Forwarding Protocols in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks", MILCOM 2014 (accepted).

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Dr. Cedric Neumann

Bio:


Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
South Dakota State University
Email: cedric.neumann@sdstate.edu
Phone: (605) 688-5833

Award: 2009 European Emerging Forensic Scientist

Expertise:


Specialty Areas: Forensic Science, DNA, Fingerprint, Statistics
Areas of Study/Academic Interests: application of statistics to decision-making in forensic science

Degrees: Ph.D. in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Papers/Publications:


  • C. Neumann, C. Champod, M. Yoo, T. Genessay, G. Langenburg (2015), Quantifying the weight of fingerprint evidence through the spatial relationships, directions and types of minutiae observed on fingermarks, Forensic Science International 248, 154–171

  • D.A. Stoney, C. Neumann, K.E. Mooney, J.M. Wyatt, P.L. Stoney (2015), Exploitation of Very Small Particles to Enhance the Probative Value of Carpet Fibers, Forensic Science International 252, 52-68

  • C. Neumann, I. Evett and James Skerrett (2012) Quantifying the weight of evidence assigned to a forensic fingerprint comparison: a new paradigm. J. R. Statist. Soc. A. 175. pp 371-415.

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Dr. Mengyu Qiao

Bio:


Assistant Professor of Computer Science, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: Mengyu.Qiao@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 646-3316

Expertise:


  • Information security
  • Data Mining
  • Multimedia Processing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Networking

Degrees: 2011 Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Computer Science)., 2009 M.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Computer Science)., 2006 B.E., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (Software Engineering).

Papers/Publications:


  • M. Qiao, A. Sung, Q. Liu, “Revealing real quality of double compressed MP3 audio,” in Proc. of 18th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (Rank 1 conference in Multimedia) , pp. 1011-1013, 2010

  • Q. Liu, A. Sung, M. Qiao, “Neighboring joint density based JPEG steganalysis,” ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, vol. 2, no. 2, DOI: 10.1145/1899412.1899420, 2011

  • Q. Liu, A. Sung, M. Qiao, “Derivative based audio steganalysis,” ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, vol. 7, no. 3, DOI: 10.1145/2000486.2000492, 2011

  • M. Qiao, A. Sung, Q. Liu, “Improved Detection of MP3 Double Compression using Content-Independent Features”, in Proc. of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, DOI:10.1109/ICSPCC.2013.6664121, 2013

  • M. Qiao, A. Sung, Q. Liu, “MP3 audio steganalysis,” Information Sciences, vol. 231, pp. 123-134, 2013

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Dr. Douglas Wells

Bio:


Dean of Graduate Education, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T), 2012-present
Professor of Physics, SDSM&T, 2012-present
Email: douglas.wells@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1763

Expertise:


  • Nuclear physics and use of nuclear methods for materials applications.
  • Photon Activation Analysis
  • Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

Degrees: Ph.D., Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois, 1990, M.S., Physics, University of Illinois, 1985, M.S., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1984, B.A., Physics, Rutgers University, 1982

Papers/Publications:


  • L. Tchelidze, D. P. Wells, S. A. Maloy, Defect studies of stainless steel via positron annihilation energy spectroscopy, Journal of Physics Conference Series 01/2011; 265(1):2011

  • D.P. Wells and C.R. Segebade, An Overview of Photon Activation Analysis Techniques and Applications, Proceedings of 21st International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research & Industry, AIP press, Vol. 1336, pg 452, (2011).

  • J. F. Harmon, D. P. Wells and A. W. Hunt, Neutrons and Photons in Nondestructive Detection, Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology, Vol. 4 (2011) 83–101, World Scientific Publishing Company.

  • Valeriia N Starovoitova, Lali Tchelidze, Douglas P Wells, Production of medical radioisotopes with linear accelerators, Applied radiation and isotopes: including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine 12/2013; 85C:39-44 (2013)

  • Valeriia N Starovoitova, Lali Tchelidze, Douglas P Wells, Production of Medical Isotopes with Electron Linacs, Accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes (2014).

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Dr. Haeyeon Yang

Bio:


Associate Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: Haeyeon.Yang@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1613

Expertise:


  • Holographic patterning for security applications
  • Fabrication and synthesis of nanomaterials by lasers
  • Design and growth of 3D nanostructures
  • Epitaxial growth of thin films
  • Surface analysis

Degrees: 1997 PhD Brown University (Physics)

Papers/Publications:


  • Atomic Structure of the GaAs(001)-(24) Surface Resolved Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and First-Principles Theory, V. P. Labella, H. Yang, D. W. Bullock, and P. M. Thibado, and Peter Kratzer and Matthias Scheffler, Physical Review Letters, 83 (1999) 2989 http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v83/p2989

  • Observation of Discrete Surface Solitons, S. Suntov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, A. Haché, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, , M. Sorel, Physical Review Letters, 96 (2006) 063901 http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v96/e063901

  • Shape Control of InGaAs Nanostructures on Nominal GaAs(001): Dashes and Dots, Dong Jun Kim and Haeyeon Yang, Nanotechnology, 19 (2008) 475601 http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/19/47/475601

  • Guided assembly of quantum dots through selective laser heating, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 108 (2013) 252, Casey M. Clegg and Haeyeon Yang http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2012.09.011

  • Growth and temperature dependent photoluminescence of InGaAs quantum dot chains, Haeyeon Yang, Dong-Jun Kim, John Colton, Tyler Park, David Meyer, Aaron M Jones, Scott Thalman, Dallas Smith, Ken Clark, and Steve Brown, Applied Surface Science, 296 (2014) Pages 8-14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.12.176

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Dr. Julie Yingling

Bio:


Assistant Professor in Sociology and Rural Studies
Email: Julie.Yingling@sdstate.edu
Phone: (605) 688-4132

Expertise:


  • Methamphetamine
  • Drug markets
  • Domestic violence
  • Qualitative methods
  • Criminological theory

Degrees: 2013 PhD Michigan State University (Criminal Justice), 2008 M.A. Villanova Univeristy (Criminal Justice), 2006 B.A. Valparaiso University (Sociology, Criminology, Psychology)

Papers/Publications:


  • Morash, Merry and Julie Yingling. 2012. Adult Women in Conflict with the Law. In Walter DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz, (Eds.) The Handbook of Critical Criminology. New York: Routledge, page 401-412.

  • Chaudhuri, Soma, Merry Morash and Julie Yingling. 2014. Marriage Migration, Patriarchal Bargains and Wife Abuse: A Study of South Asian Women. Violence Against Women, 20(2):141-161.

  • Yingling, Julie, Merry Morash, and Juyoung Song. Forthcoming. Outcomes Associated With Common and Immigrant-Group Specific Responses to Intimate Terrorism. Violence Against Women. (Accepted April 2013)

  • Morash, Merry, Julie Yingling, and Tia Stevens. Focus on the Family: Juvenile Court Responses to Girls and their Caretakers. Feminist Criminology. (Accepted November 2013)

  • Yingling, Julie. Forthcoming. Snowball sampling, grounded theory and theoretical sampling: roles in methamphetamine markets. Cases in Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Accepted August 2014)