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Min Zou

Min Zou

Professor, 21st Century Professorship

Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

(MEEG)-Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-6671

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  • Nano-surface-engineering
  • Nanomechanics
  • Nanotribology
  • Nanotechnology Lab
  • Introduction to Tribology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • B.S, Aerospace Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • M.S, Aerospace Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Invited Book Chapters

  1. Gresham, R. M., Canter, N. M., Zabawski, E. S. and Zou, M. 2015. Lubrication and Lubricants. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 1–77.
  2. Zou, M. and Wang, H. (2013). Mechanical Properties and Deformation Behavior of Ni Nanodot-Patterned Surfaces. In S. K. Sinha,  N. Satyanarayana, and S. C. Lim (Eds.), Nano-tribology and Materials in MEMS (pp. 111-145). Berlin, Springer.
  3. Zou, M. (2011). Effects of Micro- and Nanoscale Texturing on Surface Adhesion and Friction. In Y.-H. Chung (Ed), Micro- and Nanoscale Phenomena in Tribology (pp. 103-151). Boca Raton, FL.: CRC Press.

Refereed Journal Publications (* denotes corresponding authors)

  1. Mohanty, B., Ivanoff, T. A., Alagoz, A.S., Karabacak, T., and Zou, M.*, “Study of the Anisotropic Frictional and Deformation Behavior of Surfaces Textured with Silver Nanorods,” Tribology International, Vol. 92, pp. 439-445, 2015.
  2. Beckford, S., Mathurin, L., Chen, J., and Zou, M.*, “The Influence of Cu Nanoparticles on the Tribological Properties of Polydopamine/PTFE + Cu Films,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 59:11, 2015.
  3. Thompson, C. and Zou, M.*, “Polyvinylpyrrolidone Adhesion Layer for Increased Uniformity and Optical Transmittance of Silica Nanoparticle Antireflective Coatings,” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 943-953, 2015.
  4. Beckford, S., Cai, J., Chen, J., and Zou, M.*, “Use of Au Nanoparticle-Filled PTFE Films to Produce Low-Friction and Low-Wear Surface Coatings,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 56, pp. 223-230, 2014.
  5. Mohanty, B., Morton, B., Alagoz, A.S., Karabacak, K., and Zou, M.*, “Frictional Anisotropy of Tilted Molybdenum Nanorods Fabricated by Glancing Angle Deposition,” Tribology International, Vol. 80, pp. 216–221, 2014.
  6. Beckford, S. and Zou, M.*, “Wear Resistant PTFE Thin Film Enabled by a Polydopamine Adhesive Layer,” Applied Surface Science, (2014), Vol. 292, pp. 350–356.
  7. Morehead, J. and Zou, M.*, “Superhydrophilic Surface on Cu Substrate to Enhance Lubricant Retention,” Superhydrophilic Surfaces: Special Issue of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 28, pp. 833-842, 2014. (Invited paper)
  8. Fleming, R. and Zou, M.*, “Fabrication of Stable Superhydrophilic Surfaces on Titanium Substrates,” Superhydrophilic Surfaces: Special Issue of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 28, pp. 823-832, 2014. (Invited paper)
  9. Fleming, R.A. and Zou, M.*, “Silica Nanoparticle-based Films on Titanium Substrates with Long-term Superhydrophilic and Superhydrophobic Stability,” Applied Surface Science, Vol. 280, pp. 820– 827, 2013.
  10. Thompson, C.S., Fleming, R.A., and Zou, M.*, “Transparent Self-cleaning and Antifogging Silica Nanoparticle Films,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 115, pp. 108-113, 2013.
  11. Osborn, L* and Zou, M., “Enhanced Tribological Properties of Surfaces Patterned with SU8/DLC Microstructures,” Inquiry, Vol. 15, pp. 69-86, 2013.
  12. Thompson, C.S.*, Fleming, R.A., and Zou, M., “Extreme Surface Wetting for Solar Panel Applications,” Advancing Microelectronics, Volume 39, No. 6, Solar Packaging, pp. 12-15, 2012 (Invited paper).
  13. Zou, M.*, Arguelles, A., and Wang, Y.A., “Tribological Properties of Quantum Dot/PMMA Nanocomposite Films,” World Journal of Engineering, Vol.8 Supplement 1, 2011, ICCE-19 detailed short papers, pp. 1373-1374.
  14. Beckford, S., Wang, A. Y., and Zou, M.*, “Wear Resistant PTFE/SiO2 Nanoparticle Composite Films,” Tribology Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 01, pp. 66 – 71, 2011. (Best Paper Award, STLE)
  15. Tidwell, W., Scott, D., Wang, H., Fleming, R.A., and Zou, M.*, “Nanoindentation Study of Deformation-Resistant Al/a-Si Core-Shell Nanostructures,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 59, pp. 6110–6116, 2011.
  16. Beckford S. and Zou, M.*, “Micro/Nano Engineering on Stainless Steel substrates to Produce Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Thin Solid Films, Vol. 520, No. 5, pp. 1520-1524, 2011.
  17. Beckford, S., Langston, N., Zou, M.*, and Wei, R. “Fabrication of durable hydrophobic surfaces through surface texturing,” Applied Surface Science, Vol. 257, pp. 5688–5693, 2011.
  18. Morton, B., Wang, H., Fleming, R., Zou, M.*, “Nanoscale Surface Engineering with Deformation-resistant Core-shell Nanostructures,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp 51-58, 2011.
  19. Zou, M.*, Beckford, S., Wei, R., Ellis, C., Hatton, G., Miller, M.A., “Effects of surface roughness and energy on ice adhesion strength,” Applied Surface Science, Vol. 257, No. 8, pp. 3786-3792, 2011.
  20. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, Jackson, R.L., Larson, P.R., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanoindentation modeling of a nanodot-patterned surface on a deformable substrate,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 47, pp. 3203-3213, 2010.
  21. Song, Y., Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M.*, and Wang, Y.A., “Adhesion and Friction Properties of Micro/nano-engineered Superhydrophobic/Hydrophobic Surfaces,” Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, pp. 3801–3807, 2010.
  22. Ni, Z., Bu, H., Zou, M., Yi, H., Bi, K., and Chen, Y.*, “Anisotropic mechanical properties of graphene sheets from molecular dynamics,” Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol. 405, No. 5, pp.1301-1306, 2010.
  23. Song, Y., Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M.*, and Wang, Y.A., “Superhydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Applying a Self-Assembled Monolayer to Silicon Micro/Nano-Textured Surfaces,” Nano Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 143-150, 2009.
  24. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, and Wei, R., “Superhydrophilic Textured-surfaces on Stainless Steel Substrates,” Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, pp.1571-1574, 2009.
  25. Bu, H., Chen, Y.*, Zou, M., Yi, H., Bi, K., and Ni, Z., “Atomistic simulations of mechanical properties of graphene nanoribbons,”Physics Letters A, Vol. 373, No. 37, pp.3359-3362, 2009.
  26. Kollias, K., Wang, H., Song, Y., and Zou, M.*, “Production of a Superhydrophilic Surface by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, pp. 465304-465309, 2008.
  27. Premachandran Nair, R. and Zou, M.*, “Surface-nano-texturing by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,”Surface Coatings and Technology, Vol. 203, pp. 675-679, 2008(Invited Paper)
  28. Wang, H., Kim, J.-H., Zou, M.*, Tung, S., and Kim, J.-W., “Adhesion Study of Escherichia coli Cells on Nano-/Micro-textured Surfaces in a Microfluidic System,” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 573-579, 2008.
  29. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., Hobbs, K.L., Curtis, M.E., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Nanomechanical properties of a Ni nanodot-patterned surface,” Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, pp. 295708-295716, 2008.
  30. Zou, M.*, “New Research Directions of Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” World Journal of Engineering, Vol.5 Supplement 2008, ICCE-15 detailed short papers, pp. 1185-1186.
  31. Song, Y. and Zou, M.*, “Superhydrophobic Surfaces by Dynamic Nanomasking and Deep Reactive Ion Etching,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, Vol. 221, No. 2, pp. 41-48, 2007.
  32. Wang, H., Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M.*, Larson, P.R., Pollack, A. L., Hobbs, K.L., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Friction Study of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 183 – 189, 2007.
  33. Wang, H. and Zou, M.*, “Amorphous Silicon Thickness Effect on Formation of Silicon Nanostructures by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. H224-226, 2007.
  34. Zou, M.*, Dorey, S., Cai, D., Song, Y., Nair, R., Cai, L., and Brown, W., “Self Assembly of Si Nanoparticles Produced by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon Film,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. K7-K9, 2007. (paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
  35. Cai, L.*, Zou, M., Abu-Safe, H., Naseem H., and Brown, W., “Understanding the Effects of Stress on the Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 191 – 196, 2007.
  36. Zou, M.*, Seale, W., and Wang, H., “Comparison of Tribological Performances of Nano- and Micro-textured Surfaces,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, Vol. 219, No. 3, pp. 103-110, 2006.(Invited Paper)
  37. Zou, M.*, and Yang, D., “Nanoindentation of Silica Nanoparticles Attached to a Silicon Substrate,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 189-196, 2006.
  38. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., and Dorey, S., “Self-assembly of Aluminum-Induced Silicon Nanowires,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. G133-135, 2006. (paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
  39. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., and Wang, H., “Adhesion and Friction Studies of a Nano-textured Surface Produced by Spin Coating of Colloidal Silica Nanoparticle Solution,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 25-30, 2006.
  40. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., and Yang, D., “Nanotribology of Silica Nanoparticle-textured Surfaces,” STLE Tribology Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 66-71, 2006.
  41. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., Wang, H., and Brown, W., “Nano-Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Materials Letters, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 1379-1382, 2006.
  42. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., Wang, H., and Xu, J., “Silicon Nanowires by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,”Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. G31-G33, 2006.
  43. Zou, M.*, Wang, H., Larson, P.R., Hobbs, K.L., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Ni Nanodot-patterned Surfaces for Adhesion and Friction Reduction,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 137-142, 2006.
  44. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., Wang, H., Yang, D., and Wyrobek, T., “Adhesion and Friction Studies of a Selectively Micro/nano-textured Surface Produced by UV Assisted Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 43 – 52, 2005.
  45. Cai, L.*, Wang, H., Brown, W., and Zou, M., “Large Grain Polycrystalline Silicon Film Produced by Nano-Aluminum-Enhanced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. G179-181, 2005.
  46. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., and Brown, W., “Nano-Aluminum-Induced Low Temperature Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,”Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. G103-105, 2005.
  47. Dayan, J., Zou, M., and Green, I.*, “Contact Elimination in Mechanical Face Seals Using Active Control,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 344-354, 2002.
  48. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I.*, “Feasibility of Contact Elimination of a Mechanical Face Seal through Clearance Adjustment,”ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp. 478-484, 2000.
  49. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I.*, “Dynamic Simulation and Monitoring of a Non-contacting Flexibly Mounted Rotor Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 214, No. 9, pp. 1195-1206, 2000.
  50. Dayan, J., Zou, M., and Green, I.*, “Sensitivity Analysis for the Design and Operation of a Noncontacting Mechanical Face Seal,”Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 214, No. 9, pp. 1207-1218,2000.
  51. Zou, M., and Green, I.*, “Clearance Control of a Mechanical Face Seal,” STLE Tribology Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 535-540,1999(Best Paper Award, STLE)
  52. Cai, L., Rohatgi, A.*, Han, S., May, G., and Zou, M., “Investigation of the Properties of Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Nitride and Its Effect on Silicon Surface Passivation,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 83, No. 11 pt 1, pp. 5885-5889, 1998.

Refereed Conference Publications (* denotes corresponding authors) 

  1. Thompson, C.* and Zou, M., “Investigation of Moth-Eye Antireflection Coatings for PV Cover Glass Using FDTD Modeling Method,” the 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 8-13, 2014, Denver, Colorado.
  2. Thompson, C. and Zou, M.*, “Nanostructured PVP/SiO2 Antireflective Coating for Solar Panel Applications,” the 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2013), August 5-8, 2013, Beijing, China.
  3. Thompson, C.*, and Zou, M., “Silica Nanoparticle Antireflective Coating with PVP Adhesion Layer,” the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 16-21, 2013, Tampa Bay, Florida.
  4. Beckford, S., Osborn, L., Cai, J., Zou, M.*, and Chen, J., “Tribological Study of PTFE/Au Nanoparticle Composite Thin Films,”ASME/STLE 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Oct. 24-26, 2011.
  5. Fleming, R.A.*, Alston, N., Beckford, S., and Zou, M., “Surface Engineering on Optically Transparent Materials: Extreme Surface Wettability, Anti-Fogging Behavior, and Enhanced Optical Transmittance,” 22nd National NSF EPSCoR Conference, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA, October 24 – 27, 2011.
  6. Zou, M.*, Arguelles, A., and Wang, Y.A., “Tribological Properties of Quantum Dot/PMMA Nanocomposite Films,” International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-19), Shanghai, China, July 24-30, 2011(Invited Paper)
  7. Beckford S. and Zou, M.*, “PTFE Nanocomposite Thin Film on Stainless Steel Substrate for Friction and Wear Reduction,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2011.
  8. Beckford S. and Zou, M.*, “Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Stainless Steel Substrates for Potential Biomedical Applications,” 38th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2 – May 6, 2011.
  9. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, and Wei, R., “Superhydrophilic Textured-surfaces on Stainless Steel Substrates,” 36th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2009, san Diego, CA, USA, April 27 – May 1, 2009.
  10. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, Jackson, R.L., Larson, P.R., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanoindentation of a deformable substrate covered by patterned nanodot asperities,” Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009), October 19-21,2009, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  11. Morehead, J., Wang, H., Gan C., and Zou, M.*, “Nano-scale Texturing of Copper Surfaces,” Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009), October 19-21, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  12. Wang, H.*, Zou, M., and Jackson, Robert, “Multi-asperity contact model verified by nanoscale contact experimentation,”STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, Miami, FL, October 20-22, 2008(First Place Best Poster Award, STLE)
  13. Song, Y., Wang, H., and Zou, M.*, “PFPE Modified Silicon Nanotextured Surfaces for Adhesion and Friction Reduction,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.
  14. Kollias, K., Wang, H., and Zou, M.*, “Fabrication of Superhydrophilic Surfaces by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.
  15. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, Jackson, R., Larson, P.R., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanoindentation on a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.
  16. Wang, H., Kim, J.H., Zou, M.*, Tung, S., and Kim, J.W., “The Effect of Surface Nano/Micro-texturing on Escherichia Coli Cell Adhesion,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.
  17. Premachandran Nair, R., Wang, H., and Zou, M.*, “Surface-Nano-Texturing by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” 35th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2008, san Diego, CA, USA, April 28 – May 2,2008(Invited Paper)
  18. Zou, M.*, “New Research Directions of Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” the Fifteenth International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE – 15), Haikou, Hainan, China, July 15-21, 2007. (Invited Paper)
  19. Premachandran Nair, R., Song, Y., Zou, M.*, and Wang, Y.A. “Wetting and Adhesion Properties of Organic Monolayer Modified Nano-Topography-Engineered Surfaces,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.
  20. Wang, H., Aryasomayajula A., Zou, M.*, Gordon, M., and Bhat, D., “Hardness and Frictional Properties of Alumina Coatings by AC Inverted Magnetron Sputtering Technique,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.
  21. Song, Y., Premachandran Nair, R., and Zou, M.*, “Hydrophobic Surfaces Prepared by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” ASME International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nano-systems (MNC2007), Sanya, Hainan, China, Jan. 10-13, 2007 (Best Paper Award, ASME).
  22. Zou, M.* and Yang, D., “Nanoindentation of Silica Nanoparticles Attached to a Silicon Substrate,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 23-25, 2006. (Also published in Tribology Letters).
  23. Zou M.*, Cai, L., Wang, H., Yang, D., and Wyrobek, T., “Selective Surface Nano/micro-texturing by UV Assisted Low Temperature Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” World Tribology Congress III, Washington, DC, September 12-16, 2005.
  24. Wang, H., Cai, L., Yang, D., Wyrobek, T., and Zou, M.*, “Adhesion/stiction and Friction Studies of Nano/micro-textured Surfaces Produced by Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” World Tribology Congress III, Washington, DC, September 12-16, 2005.
  25. Cai, L.*, Zou, M., and Brown, W., “Nano Aluminum Film Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” The Electrochemical Society International Semiconductor Technology Conference, Shanghai, China, September, 15 – 17, pp. 133-139, 2004.
  26. Cai, L.*, Husam Abu-Safe, Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Naseem, H., and Brown, W., “Investigation of the Impact of Stress on Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon”, PV 2004-12, Fullerenes and Nanotubes: Materials for the New Chemical Frontier – Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanoclusters, San Antonio, TX, pp. 307-312, May 9-13, 2004.
  27. Dayan, J., Green, I.*, and Zou, M., “Control of the Rotordynamic Behavior of Mechanical Face Seals – Analytical and Experimental Results,” 10th International Symposium on Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 7-11, 2004.
  28. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I.*, “Parametric Analysis for Contact Control of a Noncontacting Mechanical Face Seal,”Proceedings of Vibration, Noise & Structural Dynamics, Venice, Italy, pp. 493-499, April 28–30, 1999.
  29. Zou, M., and Green, I.*, “Real-time Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of the 24th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Imperial College, London, pp. 423-430, September 4-6, 1997.

Non-refereed Conference Abstracts/Presentations (* denotes presenting authors)

  1. Cai, J.*, Zhou, W., and Zou, M., “Surface Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Patterning for Stem Cell Differentiation to Neurons,” ABI Fall Research Symposium, Fayetteville, AR, Oct. 6, 2015.
  2. Cai, J.* and Zou, M., “Effects of PDA adhesive layer on the tribological properties of graphite particle coating on stainless steel surfaces,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, May 17-21, 2015.
  3. Fleming, R.* and Zou, M., “Friction and Deformation Study of Patterned Al Nanodots and Al/a-Si Core-shell Nanostructures,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, May 17-21, 2015.
  4. leming R. and Zou, M.*, “Deformation Behavior in Al/a-Si Core-shell Nanostructures and Layered Thin-films,” 42th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2015, San Diego, CA, USA, April 20 – 24, 2015.
  5. Beckford, S.*, Mathurin, L., Chen, J., and Zou, M., “Cu Nanoparticle Filled PTFE Thin Film Modified with a Polydopamine Adhesive Layer,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 18-22, 2014.
  6. Cai, J.*, Beckford, S., and Zou, M., “Enhancement of wear resistance of PTFE thin films with graphite filler,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 18-22, 2014.
  7. Fleming, D.*, and Zou, M., “Deformation Resistance and Indentation Behavior of Al/a-Si Layered Thin-films,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 18-22, 2014.
  8. Fleming, R.A.* and Zou, M., “Load- and Displacement-controlled Nanoindentation of Al/a-Si Core-shell Nanostructures,” TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, USA, February 16-20, 2014.
  9. Thompson, C.* and Zou, M., “Nanostructured Antireflective Coating by Use of Polymer Adhesion Layer,” 23nd National NSF EPSCoR Conference, Nashville, TN, USA, November 3-7, 2013.
  10. Fleming, R.A.*, Jenkins, S., Chen, J., and Zou, M., “Superhydrophilic and Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Incorporated Ag Nanoparticles for Potential Biomedical Applications,” ABI Fall Research Symposium, Little Rock, AR, Oct. 15, 2013.
  11. Thompson, C.* and Zou, M., “Nanostructured Antireflective Coating by Use of Polymer Adhesion Layer,” Arkansas ASSET Initiative Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR, USA, June 25-26, 2013.
  12. Carter, J.* and Zou, M., “Friction and Wear Study of PTFE/Graphene Oxide Composite Thin Films,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Detroit, MI, May 5-9, 2013.
  13. Beckford, S.* and Zou, M., “Development of a Low Friction and Wear Resistant PTFE Thin Film Modified with a Polydopamine Adhesive Layer,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Detroit, MI, May 5-9, 2013.
  14. Fleming, R.A.*, Royhmanb, D., Sukotjob, C., and Zou, M., “Surface Wetting Modifications on Titanium for Biomedical Applications,” ABI Fall Research Symposium, Fayetteville, AR, Oct. 23, 2012.
  15. Thompson, C.* and Zou, M., “Nanoparticle Coatings for Solar Cell Applications,” 2012 NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting, Springdale, AR, August 12-15, 2012.
  16. Fleming, R.A.*, Thompson, C., and Zou, M., “Functional Surface Engineering for Surface Wetting Modifications,” 2012 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2012.
  17. Zou, M.*, “CAREER: Nano-Engineered Surfaces: Fabrication and Mechanical and Tribological Properties,” 2012 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2012.
  18. Osborn, L.* and Zou, M., “Enhanced Tribological Properties of Surfaces Patterned with Connected SU8/DLC Micro-structures,”STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, St. Louis, MO, May 6-10, 2012.
  19. Beckford, S.*, Chen, J. and Zou, M., “Friction and Wear Study of PTFE/Ag Nanoparticle Composite Thin Film,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, St. Louis, MO, May 6-10, 2012.
  20. Ivanoff, T*, Alagoz, A., Karabacak, T., and Zou, M., “Anisotropic Friction and Deformation Behavior of Surfaces Textured with Silver Nanorods,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, St. Louis, MO, May 6-10, 2012.
  21. Zou, M.*, Gregory Salamo, Steve Tung, Keith Roper, Jin-Woo Kim, Jingyi Chen, Adam Huang, “NUE: Integrating Nanotechnology into Undergraduate Engineering Education at the University of Arkansas,” NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Arlington, VA, March 4-6, 2012.
  22. Fleming, R.A*, Alston, N. Beckford, S., and Zou, M., “Surface Engineering on Optically Transparent Materials: Extreme Surface Wettability, Anti-Fogging Behavior, and Enhanced Optical Transmittance,” Arkansas ASSET Initiative Annual Conference, Heber Springs, AR, USA, July 27 – 28, 2011. (Best Poster Award)
  23. Morton D., Alagoz A.S., Karabacak, T. and Zou, M.*, “Friction Anisotropy of Tilted Mo Nanorods Fabricated by Glancing Angle Deposition,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2011.
  24. Tidwell, W., Scott, D., Wang, H., Fleming, F., and Zou, M.*, “Nanoindentation Study of Deformation-resistant Core-shell Nanostructures,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2011.
  25. Morehead J.* and Zou, M., “Superhydrophilic Surface on Cu Substrate to Enhance Lubricant Retention,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2011.
  26. Beckford S.* and Zou, M., “PTFE Nanocomposite Thin Film on Stainless Steel Substrate for Friction and Wear Reduction,” STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2011.
  27. Beckford S. and Zou, M.*, “Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Stainless Steel Substrates for Potential Biomedical Applications,” 38th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2 – May 6, 2011.
  28. Fleming R.A.* and Zou, M., “Fabrication of Superhydrophilic and Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Titanium Substrates,” 38th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2 – May 6, 2011.
  29. Fleming R.A. and Zou, M.*, “Aluminum Films with Protruding Nanoislands by Thermal Evaporation,” 38th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2 – May 6, 2011.
  30. Fleming R.A.* and Zou, M., “Fabrication of Stable Superhydrophilic Surfaces on Titanium Substrates,” 38th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2 – May 6, 2011.
  31. Zou, M.*, Fleming, R., and Wang, H., “Friction Study of Nano-engineered Surface by Physical and Chemical Vapor Deposition,”STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV, May 16-20, 2010.
  32. Morton, B.* and Zou, M., “Friction and Deformation Study on Nano-textured Surfaces,” student poster presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV, May 16-20, 2010.
  33. Beckford, S.*, Langston, N., and Zou, M., “Friction and Wear Study of Polytetrafluoroethylene-like Thin Films on Glass Substrates,” student poster presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV, May 16-20, 2010.
  34. Zou, M.*, “Nanoscale Surface Engineering for Tribological and Biomedical Applications,” 37th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2010, san Diego, CA, USA, April 26 – April 30, 2010(Invited presentation)
  35. Zou, M.*, “Micro and Nanoscale Surface Roughness and Texture Effects,” NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials, and Micro/Nanomanufacturing, san Diego, CA, USA, April 24 – April 25, 2010(Invited Lecture)
  36. Wang, H., Zou, M.*, Jackson, R.L., Larson, P.R., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanoindentation of a deformable substrate covered by patterned nanodot asperities,” Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009), October 19-21,2009, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  37. Morehead, J.*, Wang, H., Gan C., and Zou, M., “Nano-scale Texturing of Copper Surfaces,” Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009), October 19-21, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  38. Zou, M.*, “Nano-engineered Surfaces,” 5th International Conference on Tribochemistry, Lanzhou, China. Sep. 14-16, 2009. (Invited Presentation)
  39. Arguelles, A., Wang, H., Gan, C., Zou, M.*, and Wang, Y.A., “Mechanical Properties and Scratch Resistance of CdSe/PMMA Nanocomposite Coatings,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, May 17-212009.
  40. Wang, H. and Zou, M.*, “Fabrication and Tribological Study of Nano-/micro-textured Surfaces on Stainless Steel Substrate,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, May 17-212009.
  41. Zou, M.*, Wang, H., Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanomechanical Properties of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” STLE Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 18-22, 2008.
  42. Brown W. D.*, Naseem, H. A., Cai, L., Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Sharif, K., Abu-Safe, H. H., Kishore, R., Al-Shariah, A., and Wang, H., “Large Grain Polycrystalline and Epitaxial Silicon Films Formed at Low Temperatures for Solar Cells,” San Francisco Section Meeting, The Electrochemical Society, January 24, 2008.
  43. Brown W. D.*, Naseem, H. A., Cai, L., Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Sharif, K., Abu-Safe, H. H., Kishore, R., Al-Shariah, A., and Wang, H., “Large Grain Polycrystalline and Epitaxial Silicon Films Formed at Low Temperatures for Solar Cells,” Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar, The University of California at Berkeley, January 25, 2008.
  44. Brown W. D.*, Naseem, H. A., Cai, L., Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Sharif, K., Abu-Safe, H. H., Kishore, R., Al-Shariah, A., and Wang, H., “Low-Temperature Aluminum-Induced Crystallization (AIC) of Amorphous Silicon (a-Si:H): From Sub-Micron to Epitaxy”, The Solid State and Electrochemical Science and Technology Twin Cities 2008 Symposium, Minneapolis , Minnesota, April 28,2008(Invited presentation)
  45. Brown W. D.*, Naseem, H. A., Cai, L., Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Sharif, K., Abu-Safe, H. H., Kishore, R., Al-Shariah, A., and Wang, H., “Low-Temperature Aluminum-Induced Crystallization (AIC) of Amorphous Silicon (a-Si:H): From Sub-Micron to Epitaxy”, Graduate Student Seminar, Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota, April 28, 2008(Invited presentation)
  46. Zou, M., Wang, H.*, Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., and Johnson, M.B., “Numerical Simulations of Nanoindentation on a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” poster presentation at the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24,2007.
  47. Song, Y.*, Wang, H., and Zou, M., “Engineered Hydrophobic Surfaces Produced By Applying PFPE on Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces,” poster presentation at the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.
  48. Zou, M.*, Wang, H., Premachandran Nair, R., Larson, P.R., Hobbs, K.L., and Johnson, M.B., “Friction Study of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, abstract, May 6-10, 2007.
  49. Wang, H.* and Zou, M., “Micro/nano-surface-texturing on Glass Substrate,” STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, abstract, May 6-10, 2007.
  50. Song, Y.*, Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M., “Superhydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Applying Self-assembled Monolayer on Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces,” STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, abstract, May 6-10, 2007.
  51. Premachandran Nair, R.* and Zou, M., “Study of the Tribological Properties of Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces Generated by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon,” STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, abstract, May 6-10,2007.
  52. Zou, M.*, Seale, W., Wang, H., and Cai, L., “Micro/Nano-surface-texturing by Spin Coating of Colloidal Silica Nanoparticles,” STLE Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, abstract, May 7-11, 2006.
  53. Zou, M.*, Cai, L., and Yang, D., “Nanotribology of Silica Nanoparticle-textured Surfaces,” STLE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 15-19, 2005.