Publications


Journal Papers

(†Equal Contribution, *Undergraduate Researcher)

25. G. J. Nelson, Z. K. van Zandt and P. D. Jibhakate, “Direct X-ray Imaging as a Tool for Understanding Multiphysics Phenomena in Energy Storage”, ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 2016, Accepted.

24. E. E. Looney†*, G. J. Nelson†, Z. K. van Zandt, Y. Ulyanova, S. Singhal, L. Santodonato and H. Bilheux, “Ex Situ and In Situ Neutron Imaging of Enzymatic Electrochemical Cells”, Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 213: p. 244-251.

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23. Z. K. van Zandt and G. J. Nelson, “Solid Oxide Cell Microstructural Performance for Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide Reactant Streams”, ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 2016, 13(1): p. 011009.

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22. G. J. Nelson, “An Analytical Approach to Solid Oxide Cell Electrode Geometric Design,” Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 300: p. 365-375.

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21. M. B. DeGostin, A. Nakajo, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson, W. K. S. Chiu, “Geometric Sensitivity of Electrochemical Fin Shape on Three Dimensional Microstructure Network Conductivity Analysis,” Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 291: p. 181-194.

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20.  W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, G. J. Nelson, B. Lai, S. Wang, J. Vila-Comamala, M. Liu, M. Liu and W. K. S. Chiu, "Three-Dimensional Visualization of Nickel Sulfide Formation in Ni-YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes Subjected to Hydrogen Sulfide," Scientific Reports, 2014, 4: Article 5246.

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19.  B. N. Cassenti, G. J. Nelson, M. B. DeGostin and W. K. S. Chiu, “Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Transport in Extended Surface Models of SOFC Electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 2014 , 265: p. 282-290.

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18.  G. J. Nelson, A. Nakajo, B. N. Cassenti, M. B. Degostin, K. R. Bagshaw, A. A. Peracchio, G. Xiao, S. Wang, F. Chen and W. K. S. Chiu, “A Rapid Analytical Assessment Tool for Three Dimensional Electrode Microstructural Networks with Geometric Sensitivity,” Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 246: p. 322-334.

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17.  A. P. Cocco, G. J. Nelson, W. M. Harris, A. Nakajo, J. J. Lombardo, T. D. Myles, A. M. Kiss and W. K. S. Chiu, “Three Dimensional Microstructural Imaging Methods for Energy Materials,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15(39): p. 16377-16407. (Feature Article, Front Cover)

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16.  G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “An Analytical Method for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Geometric Design,” Electrochimica Acta, 2013, 90: p. 475-481.

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15. A. M. Kiss, T. D. Myles, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, “Carbonate and Bicarbonate Ion Transport in Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2013, 160(9): p. F994-F999.

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14.  W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, M. B. DeGostin, G. J. Nelson, H. Luebbe, J. A. Schuler, J. Van herle, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu, P. Pianetta, Y. K. Chen, J. Wang and W. K. S. Chiu, “Influence of Poisoning Phases in the Neodymium Nickelate Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode,” Solid State Ionics, 2013, 237: p. 16-21.

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13.  M. E. Lynch, D. Ding, W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, G. J. Nelson, W. K. S. Chiu and M. Liu, “Flexible Multiphysics Simulation of Porous Electrodes: Conformal to 3D Reconstructed Microstructures,” Nano Energy, 2013, 2(1): p. 105-115.

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12. G. J. Nelson, K. N. Grew, J. R. Izzo, Jr., J. J. Lombardo, W. M. Harris, A. Faes, A. Hessler-Wyser, J. Van herle, S. Wang, Y. S. Chu, A. V. Virkar and W. K. S. Chiu, “Three-Dimensional Microstructural Changes in the Ni-YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode During Operation,” Acta Materialia, 2012, 60(8): p. 3491-3500.

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11.  G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “Microstructural Effects on Electronic Charge Transfer in Li-Ion Battery Cathodes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2012, 159(5): p. A598-A603.

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10. G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “Two-Dimensional Charge Transfer and Space Charge Effects in Extended Surface Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 2012, 205: p 48-56.

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9.  F. Abdeljawad, G. J. Nelson, W. K. S. Chiu and M. Haataja, “Redox Instability, Mechanical Deformation, and Damage Accumulation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes: A Continuum Simulation Approach,” Journal of Applied Physics, 2012, 112(3): p. 036102.

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8.  T. D. Myles, G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, W. K. S. Chiu, R. J. Roy, B. L. Murach and G. A. Adamson, “Species Transport in a High Pressure Oxygen Generating Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37(17): p. 12451-12463.

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7.  W. K. S. Chiu, A. V. Virkar, F. Zhao, K. L. Reifsnider, G. J. Nelson, F. Rabbi and Q. Liu, “HeteroFoaMs: Electrode Modeling in Nano-structured Heterogeneous Materials for Energy Systems,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 2012, 9: p. 011019.

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6.  W. M. Harris, G. J. Nelson, A. M. Kiss, J. R. Izzo, Jr., W. K. S. Chiu, Y. Liu, M. Liu, Y. S. Chu and S. Wang, “Nondestructive Volumetric 3-D Chemical Mapping of Nickel-Sulfur Compounds at the Nanoscale,” Nanoscale, 2012, 4 (5): p. 1557 - 1560.

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5.  G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “Analytical Investigations of Varying Cross Section Microstructures on Charge Transfer in SOFC Electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 2011, 196: p. 4695-4705.

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4.  G. J. Nelson, W. M. Harris, J. R. Izzo, Jr., K. N. Grew, W. K. S. Chiu, Y. S. Chu, J. Yi, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu and P. Pianetta, “Three Dimensional Mapping of Nickel Oxidation States using Full Field X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Nanotomography,” Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98: p. 173109. (Featured in APS Science 2011)

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3.  G. J. Nelson, W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, J. R. Izzo, Jr., W. K. S. Chiu, P. Tanasini, M. Cantoni, J. Van herle, C. Comninellis, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu, P. Pianetta and Y. S. Chu, “Comparison of SOFC Cathode Microstructure Quantified using X-ray Nanotomography and Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy,” Electrochemistry Communications, 2011, 13 (6): p. 586-589.

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2.  T. D. Myles, A. M. Kiss, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, “Calculation of Water Diffusion Coefficients in an Anion Exchange Membrane Using a Water Permeation Technique," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2011, 158 (7): p. B790-B796.

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1.  G. J. Nelson and C. L. Haynes, “Continuum-level Solid Oxide Electrode Constriction Resistance Effects,” Journal of Power Sources, 2008, 185 (2): p. 1168-1178.

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Conference Papers

42. P. D. Jibhakate and G. J. Nelson, “Fabrication and Characterization of Nanostructured Cathodes for Li-Ion Batteries,” Proceedings of IMECE2016: 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-17, 2016. (Technical paper accepted for presentation)

41. J. R. Buckley and G. J. Nelson, “Computed Tomography Characterization of a Porous Hybrid Motor Grain,” 52nd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-27, 2016.

40. E. E. Looney, G. J. Nelson, Z. K. van Zandt, Y. Ulyanova, S. Singhal, L. Santodonato and H. Bilheux, “Observation of Enzymatic Electrochemical Cells using Neutron Radiography and Tomography,” 2016 14th ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 26-30, 2016.

39. Z. K. van Zandt and G. J. Nelson, “A Non-Dimensional Analysis of the Transport-Reaction-Microstructure Interaction in Solid Oxide Cell Electrodes,” 2016 14th ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 26-30, 2016.

38. L. J. Ausderau, J. R. Buckley, V. De Andrade and G. J. Nelson, “X-Ray Nanotomography of Cu6Sn5 Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries,” 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, California, May 29-June 2, 2016.

37. G. J. Nelson, L. J. Ausderau, J. R. Buckley, A. Mistry, P. P. Mukherjee, V. De Andrade, “Transport-Geometry Interactions in Li-ion Cathode Materials Imaged Using X-ray Nanotomography,” 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, California, May 29-June 2, 2016.

36. G. J. Nelson and Z. K. van Zandt, “A Multiphysics Study of Chemical Potential Distributions As Drivers for Solid Oxide Cell Mechanical Degradation,” 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, California, May 29-June 2, 2016.

35. G. J. Nelson, L. J. Ausderau, J. R. Buckley, and Z. K. van Zandt, “3D Spectroscopic X-ray Imaging of Li-ion Battery Electrode Materials”, 2016 Gordon Research Conference: Batteries, Ventura, California, February 21-25, 2016.

34. G. J. Nelson, “Comparison of SOFC Performance Predictions Based on Analytical and Distributed Charge Transfer Models,” Proceedings of IMECE2015: 2015 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas, November 13-19, 2015.

33. A. Nakajo, A. M. Kiss, A. P. Cocco, W. M. Harris, M. B. DeGostin, F. Greco, G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, B. N. Cassenti, A. Deriy, S. Wang, Y. C. K. Chen-Wiegart, J. Wang, J. Van herle, W. K. S. Chiu, “Characterization of Cracks and Their Effects on the Effective Transport Pathways in Ni-YSZ Anodes after Reoxidation using X-Ray Nanotomography,” Fourteenth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XIV), Paper No. 231, Glasgow, Scotland, July 26-31, 2015 (ECS Transactions 68(1): p. 1069-1081, 2015).

32.  M. B. DeGostin, A. Nakajo, G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio, W. K. S. Chiu, “Closed Form Solutions to Investigate Ionic Conductivity in Porous Fuel Cell Electrode Microstructures,” Proceedings of the 1st Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, New York, New York, August 9-12, 2015.

31.  J. R. Buckley, M. D. Denny, and G. J. Nelson, “Computed Tomography Characterization of a Porous Hybrid Motor Grain,” 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 27-29, 2015.

30.  G. J. Nelson, “Multiscale Assessment of Charge and Mass Transfer in Solid Oxide Cells,” CHT-15: International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Piscataway, New Jersey, May 25-29, 2015.

29. Z. Van Zandt and G. J. Nelson, “Parametric Studies of Microstructural Performance Effects in Solid Oxide Cells”, Proceedings of IMECE2014: 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014.

28. A. Nakajo, M. Cantoni, M. B. DeGostin, A. P. Cocco, G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, B. N. Cassenti, W. K. S. Chiu, J. Van herle, “Degradation of LSM-YSZ Cathode during Exposure Tests Analyzed by Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy,” 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 31-September 5, 2014.

27. G. J. Nelson, “X-ray Nanotomography Techniques for Li-ion Battery Electrode Materials,” 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, Michigan, June 15-20, 2014.

26. G. J. Nelson, “Performance Impacts of Tailored Surface Geometry in Li-Ion Battery Cathodes,” Proceedings of IMECE2013: 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, California, November 15-21, 2013.

25.  W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, B. Lai, G. J. Nelson, S. Wang, J. Vila-Comamala, M. Liu, M. Liu and W. K. S. Chiu, “Examining Effects of Sulfur Poisoning on Ni/YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes Using Synchrotron-Based X-ray Imaging Techniques,” Proceedings of IMECE2013: 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, California, November 15-21, 2013.

24. G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio and W. K.S. Chiu, “An Analytical Method to Assess Microstructure in Li-Ion Battery Cathodes,” Proceedings of IMECE2012: 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas, November 9-15, 2012.

23.  A. Nakajo, G. J. Nelson, M. B. DeGostin, T. D. Myles, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “Characterization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials Based on Microstructural Skeletonization,” Proceedings of IMECE2012: 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas, November 9-15, 2012.

22.  A. M. Kiss, T. D. Myles, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, “Carbonate and Bicarbonate Ion Transport in Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes,” PRiME 2012: Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 7-12, 2012.

21.  J. J. Lombardo, B. Lai, W. M. Harris, G. J. Nelson, S. Wang, M. Liu, M. Liu and W. K. S. Chiu, “The Role of Sulfur in the Porous Cermet Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Microstructure,” Proceedings of HT2012: 2012 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 8-12, 2012.

20.  A. P. Cocco, W. M. Harris, G. J. Nelson, J. J. Lombardo and W. K. S. Chiu, “X-Ray Methods for Composition-Sensitive 3D Mapping of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrode Microstructures,” Proceedings of the 45th Power Sources Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 11-14, 2012.

19. A. M. Kiss, T. D. Myles, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, “Predicting Carbonate Species Ionic Conductivity in Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes,” Proceedings of the 45th Power Sources Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 11-14, 2012.

18.  G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, B. N. Cassenti and W. K. S. Chiu, “Investigation of the Impact of Sintering on SOFC Charge Transfer,” Proceedings of IMECE2011: 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, November 11-17, 2011.

17.  G. J. Nelson, J. R. Izzo, Jr., J. J. Lombardo, W. M. Harris, A. P. Cocco, W. K. S. Chiu, K. N. Grew, A. Faes, A. Hessler-Wyser, J. Van herle, Y. S. Chu and S. Wang, "X-ray Imaging and Analysis of 3D Microstructural Changes in Aged Ni-YSZ Anodes," Twelfth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XII), 219th ECS Meeting, Paper No. 860, Montreal, Canada, May 1-6, 2011 (ECS Transactions 35 (1): p. 1323-1327, 2011).

16.  G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, B. N. Cassenti and W. K. S. Chiu, "Analytical Models for SOFC Electrodes with Variable Cross-Section Microstructures," Twelfth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XII), 219th ECS Meeting, Paper No. 985, Montreal, Canada, May 1-6, 2011 (ECS Transactions 35(1): p. 1315-1321, 2011).

15.  G. J. Nelson, W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, J. R. Izzo, Jr., W. K. S. Chiu, P. Tanasini, M. Cantoni, J. Van herle, C. Comninellis, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu, P. Pianetta and Y. S. Chu, "Comparison of X-ray Nanotomography and FIB-SEM in Quantifying the Composite LSM/YSZ SOFC Cathode Microstructure," Twelfth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XII), 219th ECS Meeting, Paper No. 706, Montreal, Canada, May 1-6, 2011 (ECS Transactions 35(1): p. 2417-2421, 2011).

14.  G. J. Nelson, W. M. Harris, J. R. Izzo, Jr., K. N. Grew, W. K. S. Chiu, Y. S. Chu, J. Yi, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu and P. Pianetta, "3D Imaging of Nickel Oxidation States using Full Field X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Nanotomography," Twelfth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XII), 219th ECS Meeting, Paper No. 859, Montreal, Canada, May 1-6, 2011 (ECS Transactions 35(1): p. 1315-1321, 2011).

13.  W. M. Harris, G. J. Nelson, J. J. Lombardo, A. P. Cocco, J. R. Izzo, Jr., W. K. S. Chiu, P. Tanasini, J. Van herle, C. Comninellis, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu, P. Pianetta and Y. S. Chu, “Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell LSM-YSZ Composite Cathodes with Varying Starting Powder Sizes,” Proceedings of IMECE2011: 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, November 11-17, 2011.

12.  W. M. Harris, G. J. Nelson, J. R. Izzo, Jr., K. N. Grew, W. K. S. Chiu, Y. S. Chu, J. Yi, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu and P. Pianetta, “Full Field Imaging of Nickel Oxidation States in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Materials by XANES Nanotomography,” Proceedings of ESFuelCell 2011: 2011 Energy Sustainability Conference & Fuel Cell Conference, Washington, D.C., August 7-10, 2011.

11.  A. M. Kiss, T. D. Myles, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, “Calculating Hydroxide Conductivity in Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes,” 220th ECS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 9-14, 2011.

10.  T. D. Myles, G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio, W. K. S. Chiu, R. J. Roy, B. L. Murach and G. A. Adamson, “Species Transport in the High Differential Pressure Oxygen Generating Electrolyzer Membrane,” 220th ECS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 9-14, 2011.

9.    G. J. Nelson, K. N. Grew, J. R. Izzo, Jr., A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “Nondestructive Imaging and Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes,” Proceedings of IMECE2010: 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 12-18, 2010.

8.    J. R. Izzo, Jr., K. N. Grew, G. J. Nelson, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, “X-ray 3-D Imaging of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes for Phase Reconstruction and Analysis,” 2010 European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 29-July 2, 2010.

7.    G. J. Nelson, C. L. Haynes and W. J. Wepfer, “A Fractal Approach for Modeling SOFC Electrode Mass Transport,” Proceedings of IMECE2009: 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 13-19, 2009.

6.    G. J. Nelson, C. L. Haynes and W. J. Wepfer, “Performance Metrics for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cross-section Design,” Proceedings of FuelCell2009: 2009 ASME International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Newport Beach, California, June 8-10, 2009.

5.    G. J. Nelson, C. L. Haynes and C. J. Miller, “Dilute Ethanol Fueled SOFCs: A Symbiotic Solution Strategy,” Proceedings of FuelCell2009: 2009 ASME International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Newport Beach, California, June 8-10, 2009.

4.    G. J. Nelson and C. L. Haynes, “Parametric Studies of Constriction Resistance Effects upon Solid Oxide Cell Transport,” Proceedings of IMECE2006: 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, November 5-10, 2006.

3.    M. Radovic, E. Lara-Curzio and G. J. Nelson, “Fracture Toughness and Slow Crack Growth Behavior of Ni-YSZ and YSZ as a Function of Porosity and Temperature,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Cocoa Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2006.

2.    J. A. Salem, E. Lara-Curzio, M. Radovic and G. J. Nelson, “Using the Double Torsion Test Method to Determine the Fracture Toughness of Thin Ceramic Films”, Proceedings of The 30th Annual International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Cocoa Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2006.

1.    G. J. Nelson and C. L. Haynes, “Localized Constriction Resistance Effects upon SOFC Transport Phenomena,” Proceedings of IMECE2005: 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.