Research Lab for Surface Modification and Materials

Bi-min Zhang Newby, PhD

Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The University of Akron

101A Whitby Hall

Akron, Ohio 44325-3906

Phone: 330-972-2510

Fax: 330-972-5856

E-mail: bmznewby@uakron.edu

 

Research Interests:

 

1) Surface modification/patterning

2) Polymeric materials (especially biomaterials)

3) Antifouling biofilm and biocorrosion

 

Five recent representative publications (see complete publications)

 

5.   H. Wang, M. S. Sodagari, L.-K. Ju, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Effects of shear on initial bacterial attachment in slow flowing systems”, Colloid. Surf. B: Biointerfaces, 2013, 109: 32-39. (Impact Factor or IF = 3.554).

4.   S. Kirdponpattara, M. Phisalaphong, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Applicability of Washburn capillary rise for determining water contact angle for powders and porous materials”, J. Colloids and Interfacial Science, 2013, 397: 169-76. (IF = 3.172)

3.   M. S. Sodagari, H. Wang, B.-m. Zhang Newby, L.-K. Ju*, “Effects of rhamnolipids on initial attachment of bacteria on glass and octadecyltrichlorosilane-modified glass”, Colloid. Surf. B: Biointerfaces, 2013, 103: 121-8. (IF = 3.554)

2.   N. Patel, J. Cavicchia, G. Zhang, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Rapid Cell Sheet Detachment using Spin-Coated pNIPAAm   Films Retained on Surfaces by an Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Network”, Acta Biomateriala, 8(7), 2559-2567, 2012.      (IF = 5.093).

1.   J. Ram, S. Purohit, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, T. Cutright, “Evaluation of the natural product antifoulant, zosteric acid, for preventing the attachment of quagga mussels – A preliminary study”, Natural Product Research, 26(6), 580-584, 2012. (Feb. 10) (IF = 1.031).

 

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering, 1999) Lehigh University 
M.S. (Chemical Engineering, 1995) Lehigh University 
B.S. (Chemical Engineering, 1993) Drexel University