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

e-mail: bmznewby@uakron.edu

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)

 

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

Five recent representing publications:

5.

A. Alghunaim, E. T. Brink, E. Y. Newby, B.-m. Zhang Newby*, “Retention of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) on a 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane”, Biointerphases, 2017, 12(2), 02C405. DOI: 10.1116/1.4982248.

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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.

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.