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

 

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Research Interests:

 

1) Surface modification/patterning

2) Polymeric materials (especially biomaterials)

3) Antifouling, biofilm, microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

 

Five recent representative publications:

        

                  

 

 

       

 

                                     

 

                                     

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

5.

A. Alghunaim, E. T. Brink, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Surface immobilization of thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) by simple entrapment in a 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane network”, Polymer, 2016, 101, 139-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.059.

                      

 

4.

X. Dai, H. Wang, H. Cong, L.-K. Ju, G. Cheng, B.-m. Zhang Newby, “Corrosion of Aluminum Alloy 2024 Caused by Aspergillus niger”, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (IBB), 2016, 115, 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.07.009.

 

3.

A.  Alghunaim, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Cross-linked polystyrene sulfonic acid and polyethylene glycol as a low fouling material”, Colloid. Surf. B: Biointerfaces, 2016, 140, 514-522. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.01.026.

 

       

2.

A. Alghunaim, S. Kirdponpattara, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, "Techniques for determining contact angle and wettability of powders,” Powder Techn., 2016, 287, 201-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2015.10.002.

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H. Wang, L.K. Ju, H. Castaneda-Lopez, G. Cheng, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Corrosion of carbon steel C1010 in the presence of iron oxidizing bacteria Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans”, Corrosion Science, 2014, 89: 250-257. DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2014.09.005.