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Journals

  1. Nicholas J. Wallace, Matthew R. Jones, Nathan B. Crane, “Spectral Absorption Coefficient of Additive Manufacturing Materials,” ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering Application, TSEA-20-1502S, Published online 10/21/2020, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048836.
  2. Justin Nussbaum, Taranjot Kaur, Julie Harmon, and Nathan B. Crane, Impact of Sintering Time and Temperature on Mechanical Properties in Projection Sintering of Polyamide-12,” Additive Manufacturing, Published 10/09/2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101652.
  3. Nathan B. Crane, “Impact of part thickness and drying conditions on saturation limits in binder jet additive manufacturing,” Additive Manufacturing,  Vol 33, May 2020, Article 101127, doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2020.101127.
  4. Matthew Trapuzzano, Andrés Tejada-Martínez, Rasim Guldiken, and Nathan Crane, “Volume and Frequency-Independent Spreading of Droplets Driven by Ultrasonic Surface Vibration,”  Fluids 2020, 5(1), 18; published February 2, 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids5010018
  5. Mohsen Ziaee, Ayesha Mahmood and Nathan B. Crane, “Optimization of Laser Sintering for Demineralized Bone/Polycaprolactone Composite Powder for Bone Tissue Scaffold,” Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Special issue Additive Manufacturing and Device Applications, DOI: 10.3390/jmmp4010007, Vol 4, No 1, January 2020.
  6. Clayton Neff, Justin Nussbaum, Chris Gardiner, Nathan Crane, James Zunino, Mike Newton, “Mechanical and Temperature Resilience of Multi-Material Systems for Printed Electronics Packaging," Flexible and Printed Electronics, Vol 4 No 3, September, 2019.
  7. Clayton Neff, Edwin Elston, Amanda Schrand, and Nathan B. Crane, “Adhesion Testing of Printed Inks while Varying the Surface Treatment of Polymer Substrates,” The Journal of Adhesion, DOI: 10.1080/00218464.2019.1668782, Published 9/21/2019.
  8. Matthew Trapuzzano, Nathan B. Crane, Rasim Guldiken, and Andres Tejada-Martinez, “Wetting Metamorphosis of Hydrophobic Fluoropolymer Coatings Submerged in Water and Ultrasonically Vibrated,” Journal of Coatings Technology Research (JCTR), Published 8/6/2019.
  9. Mohsen Ziaee and Nathan B Crane, “Binder Jetting: A Review of Process, Materials, and Methods,” Additive Manufacturing, Vol 28, August 2019, pg 781-80. 
  10. Mohsen Ziaee, Rebecca Hershman, Ayesha Mahmood, Nathan B. Crane, “Fabrication of Demineralized Bone Matrix/Polycaprolactone Composites Using Large Area Projection Sintering (LAPS),” Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 10.3390/jmmp3020030, 10 April 2019.
  11. Clayton Neff, Eduardo A. Rojas-Nastrucci, Justin Nussbaum, Darrell Griffin, Thomas M. Weller, Nathan B. Crane, “Thermal and Vapor Smoothing of Thermoplastic for Reduced Surface Roughness of Additive Manufactured RF Electronics,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 10.1109/TCPMT.2019.2910791.
  12. James Pierce and Nathan B. Crane, “Impact of pulse length on the accuracy of defect depth measurements in pulse thermography,” Journal of Heat Transfer, v 141, n 4, April 1, 2019
  13. Qi Ni, Nathan B Crane, “Controlling Normal Stiffness in Droplet-Based Linear Bearings,” Micromachines, special issue on Microscale Surface Tension and Its Applications, https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9100525, 9(10), p 525, 2018.
  14. Garrett Craft, Justin Nussbaum, Nathan Crane, J.P. Harmon, “Impact of extended sintering times on mechanical properties in PA-12 parts produced by powderbed fusion processes,” Additive Manufacturing, V 22, p 800-806, August 2018.
  15. Clayton Neff, Neil Hopkinson, and N. B. Crane, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of mechanical response of laser-sintered diamond lattice structures,” Additive Manufacturing, V 22, p 807-816, August 2018.
  16. Clayton Neff, Edwin Elston, Matthew Burfeindt, Nathan Crane, Amanda Schrand, “A fundamental study of printed ink resiliency for harsh mechanical and thermal environmental applications”, Additive Manufacturing, V 22, p 156-163, March, 2018.
  17. Justin Nussbaum and N. B. Crane, “Evaluation of Processing Variables in Polymer Projection Sintering”, Rapid Prototyping Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-04-2017-0070, V 24,  n 5, p880-885, 2018.
  18. Clayton Neff, Matthew Trapuzzano, and N. B. Crane, “Impact of Vapor Polishing on Surface Quality and Mechanical Properties of Extruded ABS”, Rapid Prototyping Journal, v 24 No 2, 2018.
  19. Eduardo A. Rojas-Nastrucci, Justin NussbaumN. B. Crane, and Thomas M. Weller, “Ka-Band Characterization of Binder Jetting for 3D-Printing of Metallic Rectangular Waveguide Circuits and Antennas,” Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, v 65, n 9, p3099-3108k, September 2017.
  20. M. Ziaee, E. M. Tridas, and N. B. Crane, “Binder-Jet Printing of Fine Stainless Steel Powder with Varied Final Density,” Journal of Materials, v 69, n 3, p 592-596, March 1, 2017, special edition of select papers from the 2016 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium.
  21. T. Wang, Q, Ni, N. B. Crane, and R. Guldiken, “Surface Acoustic Wave Based Pumping in a Microchannel,” Microsystem Technologies, doi:10.1007/s00542-016-2880-9, v 23 n5, p 1335-1342, May 2017.
  22. K. H. Church, N. B. Crane, P. L. Deffenbaugh, T. P. Ketterl, C. Neff, P. Nesbitt, J. Nussbaum, J. Wang, and T. M. Weller, “Multi-Material and Multi-Layer Direct Digital Manufacturing of 3D Structural Microwave Electronics,” Proceedings of the IEEE, February 13, 2017, 10.1109/JPROC.2017.2653178.
  23. A. Manasrah, N. Crane, R. Guldiken, K. B. Reed, “Perceived Cooling Using Asymmetrically-Applied Hot and Cold Stimuli,” IEEE Transactions on Haptics, v 10, n 1, p 75-83, Jan-March 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2016.2578334.
  24. Q. Ni, A. Ellis, N. HopkinsonN. B. Crane, “Impact of Chemical Finishing on Laser-Sintered Nylon 12 Materials,” Additive Manufacturing, Vol 13, p 149-155, January 2017.
  25. J. M. Carballo, Q. Ni, J. Vasques, and N. B. Crane, “Controlled Manipulation of Floating Objects on Deformed Fluid Interfaces and Conditions for Stable Equilibria,” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, V 512 p118-128, January 1, 2017.
  26. Q. Ni, D. Capecci, M. Schlafly, and N. B. Crane, “Robust Bi-directional Continuous Electrowetting Based on Metal-semiconductor (M-S) Diodes,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, August 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10404-016-1788-0.
  27. Q. Ni, D. E. Capecci, N. B. Crane, “Open-Loop Electrowetting Actuation with Micro-Stepping,” Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Vol 247, pg 579-586, August 15, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.sna.2016.06.034.
  28. Qi Ni, N. B. Crane, “Electrowetting Effect: Theory, Modeling, and Applications,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/047134608X.W8290, published December 2015.
  29. Q. Ni, D. E. Capecci, and N. B. Crane, “Electrowetting Force and Velocity Dependence on Fluid Surface Energy,” Micro and Nanofluidics, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s10404-015-1563-7.
  30. A. Katz, J. Nussbaum, C. P. Lusk, and N. B. Crane, “Stress-Limiting Test Structures for Rapid Low-Cost Strength and Stiffness Assessment,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol 21 (2015) pp 144-151 (DOI: 10.1108/RPJ-12-2014-0170).
  31. N. B. Crane, J. Carballo, Q. Ni, O. Onen, R. O. Guldiken, “Fluidic Assembly,” Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Editors:  Dongqing Li, ISBN: 978-3-642-27758-0, 2014 (DOI: 1 0.1007/978-3-642-27758-0).
  32. J. Carballo, N. B. Crane, “Self-Assembly Kinetics of Microscale Components: A Parametric Evaluation,” Journal of MicroElectromechanical Systems, DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2354137.
  33. M. Khodayari, B. Hahne, and N. B. Crane, “Long Life Electrochemical Diodes for Continuous Electrowetting,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol 162 (2014) no 6: E105-E111, DOI: 10.1149/2.008406jes.
  34. M. Khodayari, N. B. Crane, A. A. Volinsky, Electrochemical Explanation for Asymmetric Electrowetting Response, Thin Solid Films Vol 548 (2013), pp. 632-635 DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.10.011.
  35. M. Khodayari, B. HahneN. B. Crane, A. A. Volinsky (5/15/13). Floating electrode electrowetting on hydrophobic dielectric with an SiO2 layer.  Applied Physics Letters, Vol 102 (May 13 2013), n 19 p 192907:1-3, DOI 10.1063/1.4807018.
  36. N. B. Crane, O. Onen, J. Carballo, Q. Ni, and R. Guldiken, “Fluidic assembly at the microscale:  progress and prospects,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s10404-012-1060-1.
  37. N. B. Crane, and P. McKnight, “Impact of Self-assembly Process Errors on Thermoelectric Performance,” Journal of Electronic Packaging, 2012, Vol 134, pg 031001-1-7.
  38. M. Khodayari, J. Carballo, and N. B. Crane, “A Material System for reliable low voltage anodic electrowetting,” Materials Letters, Vol 69, 2012, p 96-99.
  39. J. Chimento, M. J. Highsmith, and N. B. Crane, “Printed Tooling for Thermoforming of Medical Devices,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol 17, No 5, 2011, p 387-392.
  40. C. W. Nelson, C. M. Lynch, and N. B. Crane, “Continuous Electrowetting via electrochemical diodes,” Lab on a Chip, Vol 11, 2011, p 2149-2152.
  41. N. B. Crane, J. Tuckerman, and G. N. Nielson, “Self Assembly in Additive Manufacturing:  Opportunities and Obstacles,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol 17, No 3, 2011, p 211-217.
  42. N. B. Crane, P. Mishra, and A. Volinsky, “Characterization of Electrowetting Processes through Force Measurements,” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol 81, 2010, 043902.
  43. N. B. Crane, A. Volinsky, P. Mishra, A. Rajadkar, M. Khodayari, “Bidirectional Electrowetting Actuation with Voltage Polarity Dependence,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol 96, March 2010, 104103.
  44. N. B. Crane, “Pyrometric Temperature Measurement in Concentrated Sunlight with Emissivity Determination,” ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol 132, 2010, 011007.
  45. N. B. Crane Mishra, P., Murray, J. M., and Nolas, G., S, “Potential of Self Assembly for Integration of Microscale Thermoelectric Coolers,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol 6, No 7, July 2009.
  46. N. B. Crane, Wilkes, J., Sachs, E., Allen S. M., “Improving Accuracy of Powder-based SFF Processes by Metal Deposition from a Nanoparticle Dispersion,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol 12, No 5, 2006, p 266-274.
  47. N. B. Crane, Howell, L. L., Weight, B. L., Magleby, S. “Design and Testing of a Compliant Floating-Opposing-Arm (FOA) Centrifugal Clutch,” ASME Transactions Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 126, No. 1, Jan. 2004, p 169-177.
  48. C. B. Skidmore, D. S. Phillips, and N. B. Crane, “Microscopical Examination of Plastic‑Bonded Explosives,” The Microscope Journal, Vol 45, No 4, 1997, p 127-136.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. M. Trapuzzano, N. Crane, R. Guldiken, A. Tejada-Martinez, “Driving Wetting Transitions on Textured Surfaces using Ultrasonic Vibration,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), IMECE2020-23467, v 9, 2020.
  2. Y. E. Yayoglu, N. Gallant, R. Toomey, N. Crane, “Effects of laser Ablation Parameters to Pattern High Purity Magnesium Surfaces,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v 8, 2019.
  3. T. Colton, J. Liechty, A. McLean, and N. B. Crane “Influence of Drop Velocity and Droplet Spacing on the Equilibrium Saturation Level in Binder Jetting” 2019 SFF Symposium, Austin, TX, TMS.
  4. M. A. Trapuzzano, R. Guldiken, A. Tejada-Martínez, N. B. Crane, “Degradation of hydrophobic surface coatings under water exposure,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v 7, 2018.
  5. M. A. Trapuzzano, R. Guldiken, A. Tejada-Martínez, N. B. Crane, “Forced wetting of liquids using ultrasonic surface vibration,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v 7, 2018.
  6. J. R. Pierce and N. B. Crane, “Preliminary nondestructive testing analysis on 3d printed structure using pulsed thermography,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v8, 2017.
  7. C. Madera, M. Hojatmadani, N. Crane, K. Reed, “Thermal perception of skin using optical projections,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v8, 2017.
  8. A. Manasrah, N. Crane, R. Guldiken, and K. B. Reed, “Asymmetrically-Applied Hot and Cold Stimuli Gives Perception of Constant Heat,” 2017 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), Furstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany, 6-9 July 2017.
  9. Mike Newton, N. B. Crane, James L. Zunino, Clayton Neff, Justin Nussbuam, Eric Tridas, Paul I. Deffenbaugh, and Kenneth Church, “Digital Manufacturing and Performance Testing for Military Grade Application Specific Electronic Packaging (ASEP),” International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society, IMAPS 2016 – Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, October 11-13, 2016.
  10. E. A. Rojas-Nastrucci, N. Nussbuam, T. M. Weller, and N. B. Crane, “Metallic 3D printed Ka-Band Pyramidal Horn using Binder Jetting,” IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference, 12-14 Dec 2016, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  11. C. Neff, M. Trapuzzano, and N. B. Crane, “Impact of Vapor Polishing on Surface Roughness and Mechanical Strength for 3D Printed ABS,” 22nd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX.
  12. J. Nussbuam, G. Craft, J. Harmon, and N. B. Crane, “Evaluation of Processing Variables in Large Area Polymer Sintering of Single Layer Components” 22nd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX.
  13. M. Ziaee, E. M. Tridas, and N. B. Crane, “Binder-Jet Printing of Fine Stainless Steel Powder with Varied Final Density,” 22nd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX (one of just 10 papers selected for inclusion in a special issue of Journal of Materials from the conference).
  14. E Rojas-Nastrucci, J. Nussbaum, T. Weller, N. B, Crane, “Meshed Rectangular Waveguide for High Power, Low Loss and Reduced Weight Applications,” 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
  15. C. Neff, N. Hopkinson, and N. B. Crane, “Selective Laser Sintering of Diamond Lattice Structures:  Experimental Results and FEA Model Comparison,” 21st International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 10-12, 2015, Austin, TX.
  16. A. Katz, J. Nussbaum, C. P. Lusk, and N. B. Crane, “Stress-Limiting Test Structures for Rapid Low-Cost Strength and Stiffness Assessment,” 20th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2014, Austin, TX.  (Selected for publication in the Rapid Prototyping Journal as one of the 10 best papers presented at the meeting).
  17. J. Nussbaum, N. B. Crane, “Mechanisms for Post Processing Deformation without Part-Specific Tooling,” 20th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2014, Austin, TX.
  18. J. Carballo, J. Consuegra-Reyes, and N. B. Crane, “Study of Part-Site Interactions in Microscale Capillary Self Assembly,” ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November, 2013 San Diego, CA, IMECE 2013-65177.
  19. N. B. Crane, C. P. Lusk, J. Nussbaum, Y. Consuegra Reyes, “Deformation Post-Processing of Additive Manufacturing Components,” 19th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August, 2013 Austin, TX.
  20. Q. Ni, T. Marschke, S. Najafi, S. Steele, and N. B. Crane, “Studying Contact Angle Friction and Contact Angle Hysteresis (CAH) through Force Measurements,” IMECE2012-89869, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, TX.
  21. J. Carballo, Q. Ni, J. Vasquez, S. Chatzisavas., and N. B. Crane, “Micro-scale Part Manipulation on a Liquid Interface Through Interface Curvature Effects,” IMECE 2012-89895, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, TX.
  22. Q. Ni, N. B. Crane, and R. O. Guldiken, “Ultrasonic Excitation Induced Wenzel to Cassie Transition,” ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 11-18, 2011, Denver, CO.
  23. C. Liberti, and N. B. Crane, “Investigation of Surface Tension Effects of a Water-Hexadecane Interface on Silicon Microparts,” ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 11-18, 2011, Denver, CO.
  24. J. M. Carballo, S. Hollis, and N. B. Crane, “Experimental Testing of Microscale Self Assembly Process Model,” ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 11-18, 2011, Denver, CO.
  25. C. M. Lynch, M. Khodayari, A. A. Volinsky, and N. B. Crane, “Demonstration of Continuous Electrowetting Actuation,” Proceeding of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE 2010-40060, November 12-19, 2010, Vancouver, Canada.
  26. N. B. Crane, J. Tuckerman, and G. N. Nielson, “Self Assembly as an Additive Manufacturing Process:  Opportunities and Obstacles,” 2010 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 9-11, 2010. (One of just 10% of papers selected for publication in special issue of Rapid Prototyping Journal as listed above.)
  27. G. Hendrick, M. Juha, and N. B. Crane, “Experimental Approach for Developing and Testing Predictive Self Assembly Models,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  28. J. Tuckerman, G. Hendrick, and N. B. Crane, “Capillary Self Assembly of Thermoelectric Coolers Using Multiple Fluids,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  29. V. Ramadoss and N. B. Crane, “Analysis of error sensitivity of a system for electrowetting force measurement,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress, October 31-November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  30. P. Mishra, and N. B. J., “Microscale Thermoelectric Cooler Assembled from Bulk Materials for Electronics Thermal Management,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress, October 31-November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  31. N. B. Crane, “Low-cost Pyrometeric Temperature Measurement in Concentrated Sunlight with Emissivity Determination,” ES 2008, August 10-14, 2008 Jacksonville, FL.
  32. N. B. Crane, A. A. Volinsky, V. Ramadoss, M. Nellis, P. Mishra, and X. Pang, “Analysis and Measurement of Forces in an Electrowetting-Driven Oscillator,” Microelectromechanical Systems-Materials and Devices, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol 1052, Warrendale, PA, 2007, DD 8.1.
  33. N. B. Crane, M. Nellis, G. Nolas, and J. Harmon, “Solid Freeform Fabrication by Directed Self Assembly,” 2007 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 6-8, 2007, Austin, TX.
  34. N. B. Crane, J. Wilkes, E. Sachs, S. M. Allen, “Improving Accuracy of Powder Sintering-based SFF Processes by Metal Deposition from Nanoparticle Dispersion,” 2005 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX. 
  35. N. B. Crane, E. Sachs, and S. M. Allen, “Densification of Monodisperse Iron Nanoparticles from a Colloidal Dispersion at Moderate Heating Rates and Temperatures,” Symposium on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Metals for Structural Applications, 2005 MRS Fall Meeting, published in MRS Proceedings Vol 903E.
  36. N. B. Crane, E. Sachs, and A. Frank, “Strengthening Porous Skeletons by Metal Deposition from a Nanoparticle Suspension,” LL3.3, presented at MRS Symposium on Materials issues in Solid Freeform Fabrication, 2004 MRS Fall Meeting, November 29-Deember 3, 2004.
  37. N. B. Crane, J. M. Gray, S. E. Mendelowitz, J. W. Wheeler, A. H. Slocum, “Design and Feasibility Testing of a Novel Device for Automatic Distraction Osteogenesis of the Mandible,” 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 2004-57232.
  38. N. B. Crane, L. L. Howell, B. L. Weight, “Investigation of Compliant Centrifugal Clutch Designs,” Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC01.

Other Conference Proceedings

  1. N. B. Crane, C. Nelson, Q. Ni, and C. Liberti, “Demonstrations of Fluidic Manipulation for Programmable Assembly,” 2011 SFF Symposium, Austin, TX, August 10-13, 2011.
  2. V. Ramadoss, and N. B. Crane, “Design of fluidic self-assembly bonds for precise component positioning,” SPIE Photonics West, 22-24 January, 2008, San Jose, CA.
  3. N. B. Crane, J. A. Galloway, and J. A. Emerson, “Siloxane-derived Treatments for Oxidation Protection of Carbon-Carbon Composites,” 2006 National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) 26-30 June, 2006, Orlando, FL.
  4. J. A. Galloway, N. B. Crane, J. A. Emerson, and S. Lee, “Oxidation Resistant Thermal Protection Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles,” SAMPE 2006 Long Beach, April 30-May 4, 2006.
  5. N. B. Crane, J. Wilkes, E. Sachs, and S. Allen, “Nanoparticle Densification by Pressureless Sintering,” “
  6. J. Galloway, N. B. Crane, J. A. Emerson, “Oxidation Resistant Thermal Protection materials for Hypersonic Vehicles,” Seventeenth Annual Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials, October, 2005, Albuquerque, NM.
  7. P. D. Peterson, D. J. Idar, N. B. Crane, R. Rabie, and C. S. Fugard, “Quasi‑static Multi-Axial Testing of PBX 9501: Creep Effects on Estane Molecular Weight,” 21st Aging, Compatibility, and Stockpile Stewardship Conference, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, September 30‑October 2, 1997.

Presentations

  1. N. B. Crane, “Unleashing the Power of Additive Manufacturing,” Invited talk given to Washington State University Vancouver, 11/10/2020.
  2. M. Trapuzzano, R. Guldiken, A. Tejada-Martinez, N. B. Crane, “Controllable Spreading of Microliter-Sized Liquid Droplets Using Ultrasonic Vibration,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v 8, 2019.
  3. N. Wallace, M. Jones, N. Crane, “Measurement of Spectral Absorption Coefficients for Additive Manufacturing Materials,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), v 8, 2019.
  4. C. S. Abbott and N. Crane, “Large Area Projection Sintering (LAPS) for Low Porosity Nylon 12 Parts,” 2019 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2019.
  5. N. Wallace, N. Crane, and M. Jones, “Preliminary Research on the Feasibility of In-Line Defect Detection with Current Thermography Techniques,” 2019 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2019.
  6. D. Black, C. S. Abbott, J. Andrew, and N. Crane, “Effects of Layer Orientation on Mechanical Properties of Parts in Large Area Projection Sintering (LAPS),” 2019 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2019.
  7. Dunstan Chi, C. S. Abbott, Joseph Andrew, and N. Crane, “Method for Determining Light Intensity in Large Area Projection Sintering (LAPS),” 2019 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2019.
  8. N. B. Crane and J. N. Crane, “Determination of Saturation Limits in Binder Jetting”, TMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX March 10-14, 2019.
  9. J. Nussbuam and N. B. Crane, “Impact of Extended Sintering Times on Mechanical Properties with PA-12 in PBF,” 2018 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 2018.
  10. C. Neff, E. Elston, M. Burfeindt, N. Crane, and A. Schrand, “Challenges of Measuring Adhesion of Printed Inks and the Influence of Surface Treatments to Alter the Adhesive Failure Mode,” 2018 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2018.
  11. C. Neff, E. Elston, M. Burfeindt, N. Crane, and A. Schrand, “Harsh Environmental Testing of Conductive Inks for Resilient Hybrid Electronics,” 2018 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 2018.
  12. Matthew Trapuzzano, Rasim Guldiken, Andres Tejada-Martinez, “Control of Droplet Spreading on Ultrasonically Vibrated Hydrophobic Surfaces,” APD DFD 2018, Atlanta, GA, November, 2018.
  13. Pierce, James, N. B. Crane, “Feasibility of Non-Contact Powder Bed Characterization through Thermal Measurements”, 2018 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 20189.
  14. J. Nussbaum, G. Craft, A. Murphy, J. Harmon, N. B. Crane, “Preliminary study of large area polymer sintering with projection sintering,” 2017 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 6-9, 2017.
  15. C. Gardiner, H. Alhazmi, C. Madera, A. Murphy, J. Nussbaum, E. Yayoglu, N. B. Crane, “Design of a Projection Sintering Test Platform,” 2017 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 6-9, 2017.
  16. C. Neff, D. Griffin, E. Rojas, J. Nussbaum, T. Weller, and N. B. Crane, “Characterization of Thermal and Vapor Smoothing on Surface Roughness of Extruded Components for Printed Electronics,” 2017 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Tx, August 6-9, 2017.
  17. N. B. Crane and M. Newton, “Applying Electronic Qualification Standards to 3D printed Structures with Embedded Electronics,” RAPID + TCT, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2017.
  18. C. Neff, J. Nussbuam, E. M. Tridas, M. Newton, and N. B. Crane, “Environmental and Packaging Qualification of Printed Electronic Systems,” 22nd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX.
  19. J. Nussbaum, E. A. Rojas-Nastrucci, T. Weller, and N. B. Crane, “Optimizing Printing Parameters in Metal Binder Jetting to Facilitate RF Component Performance,” 22nd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX.
  20. Q. Ni and N. B. Crane, (Invited Talk) “Multi-Mode Electrowetting Actuation Enabled by Polarity Dependent Electrowetting,” 10th International Meeting on Electrowetting, Taipei, Taiwan, June 19-22, 2016.
  21. N. B. Crane“Droplets as Mechanical Actuators,” seminar presented to Rochester Institute of Technology, April 2016.
  22. J. Carballo, N. B. Crane, “Experimental Study of Self-Assembly for Microscale Integration,” ASME 2015 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 8-12, 2015.
  23. N. B. Crane“Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing,” seminar give at Virginia Tech in April 2015.
  24. N. B. Crane, “Microfluidics Meets Manufacturing”, invited talk at University of Sheffield, Afternoons with ADaM, November 2015.
  25. Q. Ni, P. Griffiths, M. Khodayari, N. B. Crane, “Forces in Electrowetting,” talk presented at the 9th biannual International Meeting on Electrowetting, June 23-25, 2014, Cincinnati, OH
  26. Q. Ni, M. Khodayari, N. B. Crane, “Reliable Bi-Directional Electrowetting,” poster presented at the 9th biannual International Meeting on Electrowetting, June 23-25, 2014, Cincinnati, OH
  27. N. B. Crane, “Hot Topics: 3D printing and Sinkholes”, presented to 83rd Annual Meeting and Mid-Winder Educational Program of the Loss Executives Association, January 23, 2014, Tampa, Fl.
  28. P. Griffiths, Q. Ni, and N. B. Crane, “Components of Friction Force for Droplets Dragged Across a Hydrophobic Surface,” ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November, 2013 San Diego, CA.
  29. M. Khodayari, B. Hahne, and N. B. Crane, “Stable Continuous Electrowetting Systems,” MRS Spring Meeting 2013, G11.45.
  30. C. Lynch, C. Nelson, M. Khodayari, A. Volinsky. and N. B. Crane, “Continuous droplet motion via Constant Voltage Electrowetting,” AA17.4 Symposium AA: Micro- and Nanofluidic Systems for Materials Synthesis, Device Assembly, and Bioanalysis II, 2011 Spring MRS Meeting, April 26-29, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  31. N. B. Crane, and P. McKnight, “Performance Assessment of Self-Assembled Thermoelectric Devices,” E1.8, Symposium E: Energy Harvesting—From Fundamentals to Devices, 2011 Spring MRS Meeting, April 26-28, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  32. N. B. Crane, G. Nolas, and G. Nielson, “High Performance Systems through Micro/NanoIntegration,” seminar presented at the High Performance Materials Institute, FSU/FAMU College of Engineering, March 18, 2011.
  33. N. B. Crane, A. Volinsky, M. Khodayari, “Impact of Electrode/Fluid Electrochemical Reactions on Electrowetting Response,” presentation at the 7th International Meeting on Electrowetting, Pohang, Korea, June 24-26, 2010.
  34. G. Hendrick, G. S. Nolas, and N. B. Crane, “Performance Expectations for Self-Assembled Thermoelectric Coolers,” oral presentation at 2010 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  35. G. S. Hendrick, J. Tuckerman, and N. B. Crane, “Predictive Modeling of Microscale Self assembly,” OO3.7, poster presentation at 2010 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  36. N. B. Crane, “Look Mom, No Hands! The Emerging Potential of Microscale Self Assembly,” invited talk given at the 010 Bridge to the Doctorate Retreat, Tampa, FL, January 15, 2010.
  37. N. B. Crane, “Look Mom, No Hands! The Emerging Potential of Microscale Self Assembly,” graduate seminar given at Brigham Young University on March 18, 2010.
  38. N. B. Crane, “Look Mom, No Hands! The Emerging Potential of Microscale Self Assembly” a seminar presented at Sandia National Laboratories, November 10, 20009.
  39. A. Volinsky, N. B. Crane, C. Lusk, and N. Gallant, “Alternative Applications of a Nanoindenter,” presented at FIT Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar, August 28, 2009.
  40. P. Mishra, A. Volinsky, and N. B. Crane, “Measuring the Response of Polymeric Dielectric Layers to Electrowetting,” presented at Symposium U, 2009 Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA April 2009.
  41. V. Ramadoss, P. Mishra, A. Volinsky, and N. B. Crane, “Force Measurements for Characterization of Electrowetting Response,” presented at Symposium U, 2009 Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2009.
  42. G. S. Hendrick, and N. B. Crane, “Addressing Yield Limits to Enable Assembly of Complex 3D Systems,” Symposium BB, 2009 Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2009.
  43. J. Tuckerman, G. S. Hendrick, and N. B. Crane, “Manufacturing Optimally-Sized Thermoelectric Elements Through Self-Assembly,” presented at Symposium N, 2009 Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2009.
  44. R. Bass, J. Harmon, and N. B. Crane, “Carbon Nanotube Interfaces in Shape Memory Polymers,” Smart Coatings 2009, Orlando, FL February 27, 2009.
  45. P. Mishra, J. L. Murray, N. B. Crane, and G. S. Nolas, “Self-Assembly of Microscale Thermoelectric Coolers for Improved Thermal Management,” Presented at the 27th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Corvallis, Oregon, August 5-7, 2008.
  46. J. Martin, L. Chen, N. B. Crane, and G. S. Nolas, “Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties in PbTe Nanocomposites,” Presented at the 27th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Corvallis, Oregon, August 5-7, 2008.
  47. A.A. Volinsky, K. Du, N.B.Crane, C. Lusk, “Non-traditional Applications of a Scanning Nanoidentation Apparatus,” International Meeting of Maria Curie Fellows - Participants of 6th FP ToK Project on Nanoengineering for Expertise and Development (NEED), Krakow, Poland, 6/08 (invited talk)

Technical Reports

  1. D. Cure, T. Weller, N. B. Crane, and N. Qi, “Final Report Flexible Ferroelectric-Based Antenna Arrays for Conformal Radiometric Imaging,” submitted to Raytheon, Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems, December 2010.
  2. J. Smith, et. al., Arc Jet Results for Coated and Self-Coating TPS Materials, Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, SAND2006-5075, Albuquerque, NM 2006.
  3. P. D. Peterson, D. J. Idar, N. B. Crane, R. Rabie, and C. S. Fugard, “Quasi‑static Multi-Axial Testing of PBX 9501: Creep Effects on Estane Molecular Weight,” Los Alamos National Laboratories Technical Report, LA-UR-99-684.

Patents Awarded

  1. E. A. Rojas Nastrucci, J. Nussbaum, N. B. Crane, and T. M. Weller, “Apertured Waveguides for Electromagnetic Wave Transmission,” 10,396,422, August 2019.
  2. N. B. Crane and Q. Ni, “System and method for electrowetting actuation utilizing diodes,” U.S. Patent 9,182,591, November 2015.
  3. N. B. Crane, P. Mishra, and A. Volinsky, “Bidirectional Electrowetting Actuation with Voltage Polarity Dependence,” U.S. Patent 8,858,772, October 2014.
  4. N. B. Crane, “Fan Blade Platform Feature for Improved Blade-Off Performance,” U.S. Patent No. 6,991,428 B2, issued January 31, 2006.
  5. L.L. Howell, and N. B. Crane, “Compliant Clutch,” U.S. Patent No. 6,736,249, issued May 18, 2004.