Dr. Nandika A. D'Souza
University of North Texas
Mechanical and Energy Engineering
(940) 565-4300
Email:

Education

PhD, Texas A&M University, 1994.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
MS, Auburn University, 1991.
Major: Mechanical Engineering (Materials Program)
BE, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, 1988.
Major: Polymer Engineering

Licensures and Certifications

PE, Texas Board of Professional Engineers. (2014 – Present).

Professional Memberships

SAMPE. (September 1, 2013 – Present).

Women in Academia Committee, Society of Women Engineers. (2000 – Present).

Awards and Honors

Research Leadership Award, UNT Research Office. (20122012).

Engineer of the Year, ASME Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division. (20092009).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ENGR 2302, Dynamics, 1 course.
ENGR 2332, Mechanics of Materials, 3 courses.
ENGR 2900, Special Problems, 1 course.
MEEN 1000, Discover Mechanical and Energy Engineering, 9 courses.
MEEN 2332, Mechanics III, 5 courses.
MEEN 4152, Mechanics of Composites and Foams for Lightweight Energy Efficient Structures, 3 courses.
MEEN 4800, Topics in Mechanical & Energy Engineering, 1 course.
MEEN 4900, Special Problems in Mechanical & Energy Engineering, 1 course.
MEEN 5152, Mechanics of Composites and Foams for Lightweight Energy Efficient Structures, 4 courses.
MEEN 5800, Selected Topics of Contemporary Interest in Mechanical Engineering, 1 course.
MEEN 5890, Directed Study in Mechanical & Energy Engineering, 8 courses.
MEEN 5900, Special Problems, 6 courses.
MEEN 5910, Special Problems, 1 course.
MEEN 5940, Graduate Seminar in Mechanical and Energy Engineering, 3 courses.
MEEN 5950, Masters Thesis, 6 courses.
MEEN 6940, Individual Research, 2 courses.
MEEN 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 5 courses.
MFET 3250, Plastic Materials and Processes, 2 courses.
MTSC 2900, Introduction to Materials Science Research, 3 courses.
MTSC 2910, Introduction to Materials Science Research, 1 course.
MTSC 5430, Polymer Rheology and Processing, 1 course.
MTSC 5600, Materials Characterization, 1 course.
MTSC 5700, Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering, 1 course.
MTSC 5800, Special Studies in Materials Science, 1 course.
MTSC 5900, Special Problems in Materials Research, 4 courses.
MTSC 5920, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, 3 courses.
MTSC 5950, Master's Thesis, 5 courses.
MTSC 6100, Mechanical Properties of Materials, 1 course.
MTSC 6110, Applied Fracture Mechanics, 1 course.
MTSC 6120, Composite Material, 1 course.
MTSC 6900, Special Problems, 2 courses.
MTSC 6940, Individual Research, 12 courses.
MTSC 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 10 courses.
MTSE 2900, Introduction to Materials Science Research, 7 courses.
MTSE 3040, Transport Phenomena in Materials, 5 courses.
MTSE 3050, Mechanical Properties of Materials, 4 courses.
MTSE 4090, Senior Research Project I, 3 courses.
MTSE 4100, Senior Research Project II, 3 courses.
MTSE 4900, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, 5 courses.
MTSE 5020, Mechanical Properties of Materials, 2 courses.
MTSE 5800, Special Studies in Materials Science, 3 courses.
MTSE 5900, Special Problems in Materials Research, 12 courses.
MTSE 5920, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, 2 courses.
MTSE 5930, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, 2 courses.
MTSE 5950, Master's Thesis, 14 courses.
MTSE 6100, Mechanical Properties of Materials, 1 course.
MTSE 6800, Selected Topics in Materials Science, 1 course.
MTSE 6900, Special Problems, 4 courses.
MTSE 6940, Individual Research, 26 courses.
MTSE 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 19 courses.

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
D'Souza, N. A., Garcia, A. (2015). Bismaleimide And Boron Nitride Composites: Thermal Conductivity And Dielectric Strength Characterization For Die Attach Adhesives,.
D'Souza, N. A., Garcia, A., (2015). Epoxy Silicate Composite Dielectric Characterization By TSDC Techniques. Annual Technical Conference of SPE.
D'Souza, N. A. (2015). Fabrication Of Biocompatible Poly(Butylene Adipate-Co-Terephthalate) Pbat Coating For Biomedical Application. Annual Technical Conference of SPE.
D'Souza, N. A., Rizvi, H. (2015). Mechanical And Thermal Properties Of Coaxial Electrospun Fibers Mesh Of Pcl-Pbat. Annual Technical Conference of SPE.
D'Souza, N. A. (2015). Structural, Thermal and Acoustic Performance of Polyurethane Foams for Green Buildings. camx.
D'Souza, N. A. (2014). Boron Nitride Nanoparticles-based thermal adhesives for thermal management of high-temperature electronics. EEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm).
Thurber, C. R., Calhoun, M. C., Ahmad, Y. H., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. D. (2014). Electrodeposition of Cu-Ni Incorporated with Layered Silicates for Microbial Corrosion Protection. Other. (7), 479–479. The Electrochemical Society.
Ramesh, D., Visi, D., D'Souza, N. A., Allen, M. S., Webber, C., D’Souza, N. (2012). Mechanical properties and surface chemistry of kenaf fiber for composite reinforcement–an insight into the retting process. Other.
Webber, C., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Ayre, B. G., Allen, M. S., Chapman, K. D., Dickstein, R. (2012). Natural fiber production, harvesting, and preliminary processing: options and opportunities.
Webber, C., Taylor, M., Ayre, B. G., D’Souza, N., Chapman, K. D., Stevens, K., Dickstein, R., Allen, M. S. (2011). Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea): Monoculture and polyculture production. (187-33), . American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
Webber, C., Dickstein, R., Ayre, B. G., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Allen, M. S., Dagnon, K. (2010). Monoculture and polyculture P$\$ production of kenaf and sunn hemp. 44.
Ogbomo, S., Ayre, B. G., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Webber, C., D’Souza, N. (2010). Naturally designed strong, tough and renewable biocomposites. 4–5.
De Leon, V. H., Nguyen, T. D., Dagnon, K., Golden, T. D., D’Souza, N. (2009). Effects of Varying the Interlayer Anion for Chromate Adsorption on Zn/Al Layered Double Hydroxides. 64th American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting.
Webber, C., D’Souza, N., Ayre, B. G., Chapman, K. D., Steven, K., Dagnon, K. (2009). New environmental applications for an ancient crop. 26–27.
Kim, J., Richardson, M., D’Souza, N., Holmes, G. A. (2008). THE IMPACT OF INTERFACIAL ADHESION ON THE STRAIN-TO-FAILURE OF MONTMORILLONITE/EPOXY NANOCOMPOSITES.
Book
Ogunsona, E. O. (2007). Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foamed Biodegradable Polymer Blends of Polycaprolactone and Mater-Bi. ProQuest.
Brostow, W. K. (1999). Polymer Characterization. 148, . Wiley-Interscience.
Book Chapter
D'Souza, N. A., D'Souza, N. A., Pendse, S., Pendse, S., Sahu, L., Sahu, L., Ranade, A., Ranade, A., Vidhate, S., Vidhate, S. Impact of Crystallization on the Interface in Polymer Nanocomposites. Interface/Interphase in Polymer Nanocomposites. 139-170. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119185093.ch4
Mittal, K., Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. A., Gnade, B. (2005). Poly (amide-imide) nanocomposites for high-temperature wire coatings. Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Volume 3. 283–298. CRC Press.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. A., Gnade, B. (2005). Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Volume 3.
D’Souza, N. A. (2004). Epoxy/clay nanocomposites. Encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 3(265), 253–265. American Scientific Publishers.
Conference Proceeding
D'Souza, N. A., Rizvi, H. (2016). Corrosion Resistant Bio-Inspired Coatings. SAMPE.
Rizvi, H. R., D'Souza, N. A. (2016). Design of a Multifunctional Porous Coaxial Electrospun Mesh Using Polycaprolactone (PCL) and Poly Butylene Adipate-CO-Terephthalate (PBAT). Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering. ASME. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/imece2016-67534
Coker, Z., Diaz, H., D’Souza, N., Choi, T. (2014). Boron Nitride Nanoparticles-based thermal adhesives for thermal management of high-temperature electronics. Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2014 IEEE Intersociety Conference on. 421–425.
Tientong, J., Ahmad, Y. H., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. D. (2014). Electrodeposited Ni-Mo-layered silicate nanocomposites for improved corrosion and hardness resistance. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247, .
Uddin, M. S., Ju, J., D’Souza, N. (2013). An Experimental Study on the Mode I Fracture Behavior of Hexagonal Honeycombs. ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. V009T10A047–V009T10A047.
Barker, G., Welch, T., D’Souza, N., Nugent, A., Eberhart, R. (2013). Influence of CO2 Blowing Agent on Porous Bioresorbable Stent Structure. ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. V01BT53A001–V01BT53A001.
Dsouza, N. A., Seifollah, N., Ganpule, P., others, (2011). Corrosion and Flame Retardant Polymer Coatings for Oilfield Applications. Offshore Technology Conference.
Robinson, C., Vidhate, S., D’Souza, N. (2011). Effect of NaOH Treatment on Sesbania Bast Fibers+ Polyvinyl Alcohol Bio-composites.
Manandhar, S., D’Souza, N., Robertson, L., Eberhart, R., Tibbals, H. F., Zimmern, P. (2011). STRENGTH AND DEGRADATION CHARACTERISTICS OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER FIBERS AND ELECTROSPUN MESH DURING SHORT TERM SALINE IIMMERSION. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS. 30(2), 229–229.
Shaito, A., D’Souza, N. A., Fairbrother, D. (2008). NONLINEAR CREEP OF POLYETHYLENE NANOCOMPOSITES. Annual technical conference of the society of plastics engineers.
Ogbomo, S., Richardson, M., Braterman, P., Xu, Z., D’Souza, N. (2008). Polystyrene nanocomposite materials by in situ polymerization into Zn Al layer double hydroxide stearate hexadecane styrene monomer interlayer. Technical Papers, Regional Technical Conference-Society of Plastics Engineers. 1, 620–623.
Snyder, C., Richardson, M., Zhou, J., Holmes, G., Karim, A., D’Souza, N. (2008). Relationship Between Interfacial Strength and Materials Properties in Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanomaterials. APS March Meeting Abstracts. 1, 1090.
Quintanilla, J., Liu, J., D'Souza, N. A., Mirshams, R. A. (2007). Integration of Engineering Concepts in Freshman Calculus. AC 2007-1878.
D’Souza, N. A., Yang, Z. T. (2007). Magnetorheology of multiwalled nanotube dispersions in mineral oil. Journal of Nano Research. 1, 40–49.
D’Souza, N. A., Sahu, L. (2006). Confinement in layered silicate modified thin films. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 231, .
D’Souza, N. A., Coutinho, D. H., Balkus, Jr, K. J. (2006). Epoxy-mesoporous molecular sieve composites. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 231, .
Yang, Z., Shaito, A., D’Souza, N. A. (2006). Magnetorheology of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Mineral Dispersions. ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 919–924.
Shaito, A. A., D’Souza, N. A., Fairbrother, D., Sterling, J. (2006). Nonlinear Stress and Temperature Creep Relations in Polymer Nanocomposites. ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 583–587.
Huang, Y., Harrington, B., Dsouza, N., Brazile, R. P. (2005). Material science image content querying: a SQL integrated map algebra approach. Proceedings of the 17th international conference on Scientific and statistical database management. 283–292.
Sahu, L. (2005). Polymer nanocomposites: permeability, chain dynamics, mechanical properties. APS Meeting Abstracts.
Golden, T., Qi, W., D’Souza, N. (2002). Nanostrength: Electrodeposition of nanocomposites.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 224, U117–U117.
Journal Article
Vidhate, S., Chung, J., Vaidyanathan, V., D’Souza, N. PIEZORESISTIVE BEHAVIOR OF POLY (HYDROXYBUTYRATE VALERATE)/MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITE.
Thurber, C. R., Ahmad, Y. H., Sanders, S. F., Al-Shenawa, A., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A. M., Golden, T. D. (2016). Electrodeposition of 70-30 Cu–Ni nanocomposite coatings for enhanced mechanical and corrosion properties. Current Applied Physics. 16(3), 387–396. North-Holland.
Xia, C., Zhang, S., Shi, S. Q., Cai, L., Garcia, A. C., Rizvi, H. R., D’Souza, N. A. (2016). Property enhancement of soy protein isolate-based films by introducing POSS. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 82, 168–173. Elsevier.
Nar, M., Rizvi, H. R., Dixon, R., Chen, F., Kovalcik, A., D’Souza, N. (2016). Superior plant based carbon fibers from electrospun poly-(caffeyl alcohol) lignin. Carbon. 103, 372–383. Pergamon.
Garcia, A., Warner, N., D'Souza, N. A., Tuncer, E., Nguyen, L., Denison, M., Fong, J. T. (2016). Reliability of High-Voltage Molding Compounds: Particle Size, Curing Time, Sample Thickness, and Voltage Impact on Polarization. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 63(11), 7104-7111. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tie.2016.2585467
Nasrazadani, S., Nagulakonda, V. V., Barnes, J., Garcia, A., Al-Shenawa, A., D’Souza, N. A. (2016). Effects of Heat Treatment Processes on Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy-Coated Rebar Steel. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. 16(5), 896-901. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11668-016-0161-7
Nasrazadani, S., Nagulakonda, V. V., Barnes, J., Garcia, A., Al-Shenawa, A., D’Souza, N. A. (2016). Erratum to: Effects of Heat Treatment Processes on Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy-Coated Rebar Steel. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. 16(5), 938-938. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11668-016-0170-6
Xia, C., Garcia, A., Shi, S. Q., (2016). Hybrid boron nitride-natural fiber composites for enhanced thermal conductivity. Scientific Reports. 6, .
Ramesh, D., Ayre, B. G., Webber, C. L., D’Souza, N. A. (2015). Dynamic mechanical analysis, surface chemistry and morphology of alkali and enzymatic retted kenaf fibers. Textile Research Journal. 85(19), 2059–2070. SAGE Publications.
Verbeck, G. F., D'Souza, N. A., Richardson, M., Mach, P. (2015). Metal Ion and Benzene Remediation of Simulated Hydraulic Fracturing “Fracking” Waste Water Using Natural Materials. Hydraulic Fracturing Journal.
Verbeck, G. F., D'Souza, N. A., Richardson, M., Mach, P. (2015). Metal Ion and Benzene Remediation of Simulated Hydraulic Fracturing “Fracking” Waste Water Using Natural Materials. Hydraulic Fracturing Journal.
Nar, M., Webber, C., Anne D’Souza, N. (2015). Rigid polyurethane and kenaf core composite foams. Polymer Engineering & Science. 55(1), 132–144.
Nar, M., Webber, C., D’Souza, N. (2015). Rigid polyurethane foam–kenaf core composite foams. Polymer Engineering & Science. 55, 132-144.
Ahmad, Y. H., Tientong, J., Nar, M., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. D. (2014). Characterization and corrosion resistance of electrodeposited Ni–Mo–silicate platelet nanocomposite coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 259, 517–525. Elsevier.
Ogunsona, E., D’Souza, N. A. (2014). Characterization and mechanical properties of foamed poly (ɛ-caprolactone and Mater-Bi blends using CO2 as blowing agent. Journal of Cellular Plastics. 0021955X14537658. SAGE Publications.
Ogbomo, S. M., Ayre, B. G., Webber, C. L., D’Souza, N. A. (2014). Effect of kenaf fiber age on PLLA composite properties. Polymer Composites. 35(5), 915–924.
Yang, B., Nar, M., Visi, D. K., Allen, M. S., Ayre, B. G., Webber, C. L., Lu, H., D’Souza, N. A. (2014). Effects of chemical versus enzymatic processing of kenaf fibers on poly (hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate)/poly (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) composite properties. Composites Part B: Engineering. 56, 926–933. Elsevier.
Thurber, C., D'Souza, N. A., Golden, T. D., (2014). Electrodeposition of Cu-Ni Incorporated with Layered Silicates for Corrosion Protection. 61(20), 49-60.
Ahmad, Y. H., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. D., D’Souza, N. (2014). Electrodeposition of Nanocrystalline Ni-Mo Alloys from Alkaline Glycinate Solutions. Other. 9, 6438–6450.
Batouli, S. M., Zhu, Y., Nar, M., D’Souza, N. A. (2014). Environmental performance of kenaf-fiber reinforced polyurethane: a life cycle assessment approach. Journal of Cleaner Production. 66, 164–173. Elsevier.
Tientong, J., Ahmad, Y., Nar, M., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. (2014). Improved mechanical and corrosion properties of nickel composite coatings by incorporation of layered silicates. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 145(1), 44–50. Elsevier.
Nar, M., Staufenberg, G., Yang, B., Robertson, L. U., Patel, R. H., Varanasi, V. G., D’Souza, N. A. (2014). Osteoconductive bio-based meshes based on Poly (hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) and poly (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) blends. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 38, 315–324. Elsevier.
Ahmad, Y. H., Tientong, J., D’Souza, N., Golden, T. D., Mohamed, A. M. (2014). Salt water corrosion resistance of electrodeposited Ni-layered silicate nanocomposite coatings from Watts’ type solution. Surface and Coatings Technology. 242, 170–176. Elsevier.
Blake, D., Nar, M., D’Souza, N. A., Glenn, J. B., Klaine, S. J., Roberts, A. (2014). Treatment with Coated Layer Double Hydroxide Clays Decreases the Toxicity of Copper-Contaminated Water. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 66(4), 549–556. Springer US.
Dagnon, K., Pickens, M., Vaidyanathan, V., D’Souza, N. (2014). Validation of an Automated Multiunit Composting System. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 22(1), 9–16. Springer US.
Kim, H. S., Varanasi, V., Mehta, G., Zhang, H., Choi, T., Namuduri, K., Vingren, J. L., D’Souza, N. A., Kowal, R. (2013). Circuits, Systems, and Technologies for Detecting the Onset of Sudden Cardiac Death Through EKG Analysis. IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. 13(4), 10–25. IEEE.
Tientong, J., Thurber, C. R., D’Souza, N., Mohamed, A., Golden, T. D. (2013). Influence of Bath Composition at Acidic pH on Electrodeposition of Nickel-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites for Corrosion Protection. Other. 2013, . Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
Visi, D. K., D’Souza, N., Ayre, B. G., Webber, III, C. L., Allen, M. S. (2013). Investigation of the bacterial retting community of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) under different conditions using next-generation semiconductor sequencing. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology. 40(5), 465–475. Springer-Verlag.
Dagnon, K. L., Robinson, C., Chen, H. H., Garrett, D. C., Innocentini-Mei, L. H., D’Souza, N. A. (2013). Layer double hydroxides for enhanced poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) crystallization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 127(5), 3395–3406. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Yang, Z., McElrath, K., Bahr, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2012). Effect of matrix glass transition on reinforcement efficiency of epoxy-matrix composites with single walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers and graphite. Composites Part B: Engineering. 43(4), 2079–2086. Elsevier.
Sahu, L., D’Souza, N. A. (2012). Interfacial effects in montmorillonite filled polyester thin films. Macromolecules. 6, 28–32.
Vidhate, S., Innocentini-Mei, L., D’Souza, N. A. (2012). Mechanical and electrical multifunctional poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)—multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Polymer Engineering & Science. 52(6), 1367–1374. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Webber, C., Dickstein, R., Ayre, B., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Allen, M. S., Dagnon, K. (2012). Monoculture and polyculture: kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea). Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration. 7, 26–33.
DeLeon, V. H., Nguyen, T. D., Nar, M., D’Souza, N. A., Golden, T. D. (2012). Polymer nanocomposites for improved drug delivery efficiency. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 132(2), 409–415. Elsevier.
D’Souza, N. A., Allen, M. S., Stevens, K., Ayre, B. G., Visi, D. K., Vidhate, S., Ghamarian, I., Webber, III, C. (2011). Biocomposites: the natural fiber contribution from bast and woody plants. Other. 75–95.
Le, D., Vaidyanathan, V., Vidhate, S., Chung, J., D’Souza, N. (2011). Electrical resistivity as a measure of change of state in substrates: Design, development and validation of an automated system. Measurement. 44(1), 159–163. Elsevier.
Tientong, J., D’Souza, N., Golden, T. D. (2011). Enhancement of Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel by Electrodeposition of Metal Alloy Film Incorporation with Layered Ceramic Particles. Other. (19), 1617–1617. The Electrochemical Society.
Richardson, M. C., Kim, J., Ho, D., Snyder, C. R., D’souza, N. A., Holmes, G. A. (2011). Organofunctionalized montmorillonite/epoxy nanocomposites: the effect of interlayer cation distribution on mechanical properties. Polymer Composites. 32(1), 67–78. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Ogunsona, E., Ogbomo, S., Nar, M., D’Souza, N. A. (2011). Thermal and mechanical effects in polystyrene-montmorillonite nanocomposite foams. Other. 30(2), 79. Smithers Rapra Technology Limited.
Shaito, A., Fairbrother, D., Sterling, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2010). Ethylene maleated amorphous propylene compatibilized polyethylene nanocomposites: Stress and temperature effects on nonlinear creep. Polymer Engineering & Science. 50(8), 1633–1645. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Shaito, A., Fairbrother, D., Sterling, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2010). Maleated amorphous ethylene propylene compatibilized polyethylene nanocomposites: Room temperature nonlinear creep response. Polymer Engineering & Science. 50(8), 1620–1632. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Dagnon, K. L., Thellen, C., Ratto, J. A., D’Souza, N. A. (2010). Physical and thermal analysis of the degradation of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) coated paper in a constructed soil medium. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 18(4), 510–522. Springer US.
Vidhate, S., Chung, J., Vaidyanathan, V., D’Souza, N. A. (2010). Resistive–conductive transitions in the time-dependent piezoresponse of PVDF-MWCNT nanocomposites. Other. 42(7), 567–574. Nature Publishing Group.
Shaito, A., Fairbrother, D., Sterling, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2010). Separating stress and time dependent effects in the temperature dependent creep of polyethylene nanocomposites. Polymer Engineering & Science. 50(8), 1646–1657. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Ogbomo, S. M., Chapman, K. D., Webber, C., Bledsoe, R., D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Benefits of low kenaf loading in biobased composites of poly (L-lactide) and kenaf fiber. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 112(3), 1294–1301. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Vidhate, S., Shaito, A., Chung, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Crystallization, mechanical, and rheological behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride/carbon nanofiber composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 112(1), 254–260. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Dagnon, K. L., Ambadapadi, S., Shaito, A., Ogbomo, S. M., DeLeon, V., Golden, T. D., Rahimi, M., Nguyen, K., Braterman, P. S., D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Poly (L-lactic acid) nanocomposites with layered double hydroxides functionalized with ibuprofen. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 113(3), 1905–1915. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Couderc, H., Saiter, A., Grenet, J., Saiter, J., Boiteux, G., Nikaj, E., Stevenson, I., D’Souza, N. (2009). Relaxation map of PETg-montmorillonite composites: Nanofiller concentration influence on $α$ and $β$ relaxation processes. Polymer Engineering & Science. 49(5), 836–843. Wiley Online Library.
Yuan, Q., Sahu, L. K., D’Souza, N. A., Golden, T. D. (2009). Synthesis of hydroxyapatite coatings on metal substrates using a spincasting technique. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 116(2), 523–526. Elsevier.
Vidhate, S., Chung, J., Vaidyanathan, V., D’Souza, N. (2009). Time dependent piezoresistive behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride/carbon nanotube conductive composite. Materials Letters. 63(21), 1771–1773. Elsevier.
Ayre, B. G., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Webber, C. L., Dagnon, K. L., D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Viscoelastic properties of kenaf bast fiber in relation to stem age. Textile Research Journal. 79(11), 973–980. SAGE Publications.
Manandhar, S., Vidhate, S., D’Souza, N. (2009). Water soluble levan polysaccharide biopolymer electrospun fibers. Other. 78(4), 794–798. Elsevier.
Wang, A. Q., D’Souza, N., Golden, T. D. (2008). Ceramic montmorillonite nanocomposites by electrochemical synthesis. Applied Clay Science. 42(1), 310–317. Elsevier.
Boiteux, G., Couderc, H., Saiter, A., Saiter, J., Grenet, J., D’Souza, N., others, (2008). Relaxation Study of PETg/Montmorillonite nanocomposites by dielectric spectroscopy.
Romanes, M. C., D’Souza, N. A., Coutinho, D., Balkus, K. J., Scharf, T. W. (2008). Surface and subsurface characterization of epoxy-mesoporous silica composites to clarify tribological properties. Wear. 265(1), 88–96. Elsevier.
Yang, Z., Bahr, J., D’Souza, N. A. (2007). Magnetorheology of single-walled carbon nanotube dispersions in mineral oil. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. Sage Publications.
Yoder, K., Dwyer, M., D’Souza, N. (2007). Prestressed ceramic coatings for enhanced reliability of silicon wafer fracture strength. Other. 30(4), 705–711. IEEE.
Wang, A. Q., D’Souza, N., Golden, T. D. (2006). Electrosynthesis of nanocrystalline cerium oxide/layered silicate powders. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 16(5), 481–488. Royal Society of Chemistry.
D’Souza, N. A., Sahu, L. K., Ranade, A., Strauss, W., Hernandez-Luna, A. (2006). Polymer Nanocomposites in Processing. Other. 681–736. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
Xu, Z. P., Saha, S. K., Braterman, P. S., D’Souza, N. (2006). The effect of Zn, Al layered double hydroxide on thermal decomposition of poly (vinyl chloride). Other. 91(12), 3237–3244. Elsevier.
Penase, S., D’Souza, N., Ratto, J. A. (2005). Deformation of PET nanocomposites.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N., Wallace, R., Gnade, B. (2005). High sensitivity gas permeability measurement system for thin plastic films. Review of Scientific Instruments. 76(1), 013902. AIP Publishing.
Thellen, C., Orroth, C., Froio, D., Ziegler, D., Lucciarini, J., Farrell, R., D’Souza, N. A., Ratto, J. A. (2005). Influence of montmorillonite layered silicate on plasticized poly (l-lactide) blown films. Polymer. 46(25), 11716–11727. Elsevier.
Ranade, A., Nayak, K., Fairbrother, D., D’Souza, N. A. (2005). Maleated and non-maleated polyethylene–montmorillonite layered silicate blown films: creep, dispersion and crystallinity. Polymer. 46(18), 7323–7333. Elsevier.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N., Thellen, C., Ratto, J. A. (2005). Surfactant concentration effects on amorphous PETG–montmorillonite layered silicate (MLS) nanocomposite films. Polymer International. 54(6), 875–881. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
PENDSE, S., RANADE, A., D’SOUZA, N., RATTO, J. A. (2004). Effect of montmorillonite layered silicate (MLS) on crystallization growth rate in semi-crystalline PET nanocomposites. Other. 2, 2343–2347. Society of Plastics Engineers.
BUTZLOFF, P., D’SOUZA, N. A. (2004). Epoxy+ montmorillonite nanocomposite processing influences on dispersion. Other. 2, 2348–2353. Society of Plastics Engineers.
Ranade, A., Saiter, A., Saiter, J., Dsouza, N. (2004). Fragility of PETg-montmorillonite layered silicate nanocomposites. Other.
Yang, Z., D’SOUZA, N. A. (2004). Mechanical properties of multiwalled carbon nanotube-epoxy nanocomposites. Other. 2, 2328–2332. Society of Plastics Engineers.
RANADE, A., D’SOUZA, N., GNADE, B., RATTO, J. (2004). Permeability measurement of polymers and layered silicate nanocomposites. Other. 2, 2405–2409. Society of Plastics Engineers.
Strauss, W., D’Souza, N. A. (2004). Supercritical CO2 processed polystyrene nanocomposite foams. Journal of Cellular Plastics. 40(3), 229–241. Sage Publications.
THELLEN, C., ORROTH, C., FROIO, D., LUCCIARINI, J., RATTO, J., RANADE, A., D’SOUZA, N. A. (2004). The effect of maleic anhyride coupling agent on melt processed semi-crystalline PET nanocomposite films. Other. 2, 2130–2134. Society of Plastics Engineers.
Hernandez-Luna, A., D’Souza, N. (2003). Characterization of structural changes in polypropylene nanocomposites by infrared thermal wave imaging.. Other. 1342–1346.
Ranade, A., Dharia, A., D’Souza, N., Gnade, B. (2003). Diffraction and thermal effects in non-intercalating and non-exfoliating amorphous PET montmorillonite packaging.. Other. 1956–1960.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N., Gnade, B., Thellen, C., Orroth, C., Froio, D., Lucciarini, J., Ratto, J. A. (2003). Effect of Coupling Agent on the Dispersion of PETG Montmorillonite Nanocomposite films.. Other. 791, Q8–26. Cambridge University Press.
Butzloff, P., D’Souza, N. (2003). Epoxy+ montmorillonite nanocomposite: effects of water, ultrasound, and stoichiometry on aggregates.. Other. 827–831.
Nayak, S., Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. (2003). Exploring soft polypropylene nanocomposites.. Other. 3643–3647.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. (2003). Linear low density polyethylene and montmorillonite layered silicate nanocomposites.. Other. 3162–3166.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. A., Gnade, B., Dharia, A. (2003). Nylon-6 and montmorillonite-layered silicate (MLS) nanocomposites. Other. 19(4), 271–285. Sage Publications.
Xia, X., Yih, J., D’Souza, N. A., Hu, Z. (2003). Swelling and mechanical behavior of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)/Na-montmorillonite layered silicates composite gels. Polymer. 44(11), 3389–3393. Elsevier.
Horch, R. A., Golden, T. D., D’Souza, N. A., Riester, L. (2002). Electrodeposition of nickel/montmorillonite layered silicate nanocomposite thin films. Chemistry of Materials. 14(8), 3531–3538. American Chemical Society.
Saiter, A., Hess, M., d’Souza, N., Saiter, J. (2002). Entropy and fragility in vitreous polymers. Polymer. 43(26), 7497–7504. Elsevier.
Punchaipetch, P., Ambrogi, V., Giamberini, M., Brostow, W. K., Carfagna, C., D’Souza, N. A. (2002). Epoxy+ liquid crystalline epoxy coreacted networks: II. Mechanical properties. Polymer. 43(3), 839–848. Elsevier.
Ranade, A., D’Souza, N. A., Gnade, B. (2002). Exfoliated and intercalated polyamide-imide nanocomposites with montmorillonite. Polymer. 43(13), 3759–3766. Elsevier.
Butzloff, P., D’Souza, N. (2002). Hybrid montmorillonite+ multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Other. 1801–1811.
Punchaipetch, P., D’Souza, N. A., Brostow, W. K., Smith, J. T. (2002). Mechanical properties of glass fiber composites with an epoxy resin modified by a liquid crystalline epoxy. Polymer Composites. 23(4), 564–573. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Hernandez-Luna, A., D’Souza, N. (2002). Skin-core effects in polypropylene nanocomposites.. Other. 2002, .
Hernandez-Luna, A., D’Souza, N. (2001). Creep and tensile behavior of polypropylene nanocomposites.. Other. 1–5.
Punchaipetch, P., D’Souza, N. A., Brostow, W. K., Akinay, A. E., Reed, J. (2001). Effects of glass fibers and polypropylene/glass fiber hybrid fibers on the kinetics and mechanical properties of epoxy composites. Polymer Composites. 22(1), 32–41. Wiley Online Library.
Punchaipetch, P., Ambrogi, V., Giamberini, M., Brostow, W. K., Carfagna, C., D’Souza, N. A. (2001). Epoxy+ liquid crystalline epoxy coreacted networks: I. Synthesis and curing kinetics. Polymer. 42(5), 2067–2075. Elsevier.
Butzloff, P., D’Souza, N. A., Golden, T. D., Garrett, D. (2001). Epoxy+ montmorillonite nanocomposite: effect of composition on reaction kinetics. Polymer Engineering & Science. 41(10), 1794–1802. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Palos, A., D’Souza, N. A., Snively, C. T., Reidy, R. F. (2001). Modification of cement mortar with recycled ABS. Cement and Concrete Research. 31(7), 1003–1007. Pergamon.
Remade, A., D’Souza, N. (2001). Polyamide-imide+ montmorillonite nanocomposites.. Other. 5.
Choi, D., D’Souza, N. (2001). Preparation and testing of a polyamideimide-montmorillonite nanocomposite.. Other. 6.
D’Souza, N. A. (2001). Thermally stimulated depolarization currents in poly (ethyleneterephthalate-ran-p-hydroxybenzoates). Polymer Engineering & Science. 41(6), 962–970. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Hernandez-Luna, A., D’Souza, N. (2000). Analysis of non linear creep response in polypropylene. Other.
Hernandez-Luna, A., D’Souza, N. (2000). Fatigue characterization of thermoplastic composites. Other.
Butzloff, P., D’Souza, N. (2000). Kinetics of moisture absorption and effect on mechanical properties of an epoxy+ montmorillonite nanocomposite. Other.
Butzloff, P., D’Souza, N. (2000). Performance of an epoxy+ montmorillonite nanocomposite. Other.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Gopalanarayanan, B., Jacobs, E. (2000). Thermal expansivity and thermal conductivity of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide and polymer liquid crystal blends. Polymer Engineering & Science. 40(2), 490–498. Wiley Online Library.
D’souza, N. A. (2000). Thermally stimulated depolarization current. Other. 45(3-4), 277–306. Taylor & Francis Group.
Punchaipetch, P., Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. (2000). Toughening an epoxy resin by a liquid crystalline epoxy. Other.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Castagno Menesses, V. M., Hess, M. (1999). 7 th international conference on polymer characterization(POLYCHAR-7)(Denton TX, 4-8 January 1999). Other. Wiley-VCH.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Kubát, J., Maksimov, R. (1999). Creep and stress relaxation in a longitudinal polymer liquid crystal: Prediction of the temperature shift factor. Journal of Chemical Physics. 110(19), . American Institute of Physics.
Brostow, W. K., D’souza, N. A., Castano, V. M., Hess, M. (1999). International forum on polymers 1999: POLYCHAR-7. Other. 148(1), i–iii. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Akinay, A., Brostaw, W., D’Souza, N., Kubat, J., Maksimov, R. (1999). Prediction of long-term service performance of polymeric materials from short-term tests: stress relaxation and prediction of the stress shift factor.
Brostow, W. K., D’souza, N. A., Kubat, J., Maksimov, R. (1999). Service performance of polymeric materials: prediction from short-term tests. Other. 43(3-4), 233–248. Taylor & Francis.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Thomas, R., Wang, Y. (1999). Thermal Wave Imaging of Propagating Cracks in Polypropylene and a Thermoplastic Olefin. Other. 249. William Andrew.
Seader, D., D’Souza, N. A., Brostow, W. K. (1998). Cowoven polypropylene/glass composites with polypropylene+ polymer liquid crystal interlayers: dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis. Polymer Composites. 19(2), 107. Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Gopalanarayanan, B., Jacobs, E. G. (1998). Evaluation of Potential Printed Wiring Board Materials: Thermoplastic Polyimide+ Polymer Liquid Crystal Blends. Other. 515, 125. Cambridge University Press.
Post, A., D’Souza, N. (1998). Microstructure of Fractured Surfaces of Styrene and Styrene Butadiene Rubber Utilizing Scanning Electron Microscopy. Other. 3, 3475–3481. SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. (1998). POLYCHAR-6: International Conference on Polymer Characterization. Polymer Engineering & Science. 39(8), 1575.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Gopalanarayanan, B. (1998). Semicrystalline thermoplastic polyimide+ polymer liquid crystal blends: Nonisothermal calorimetry and thermogravimetry. Polymer Engineering & Science. 38(1), 204–212. Wiley Online Library.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. (1998). Thermoplastic Polyimide+ Polymer Liquid Crystal Molecular Composites for the Microelectronic Devices. Other. 2, 2377–2384. SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC.
Brostow, W. K., Callahan, R., D’Souza, N., Galop, M. (1997). Experimental Determination of Phase Transitions Using Thermally Stimulated Depolarization. Other. 2, 1881–1891. SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N., Maksimov, R., Sterzynski, T. (1997). Prediction of Properties for Polymer Liquid Crystal+ Thermoplastic Blends. Other. 2, 2682–2686. SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N., Gopalanarayanan, B. (1997). Thermal Conductivity of Thermoplastic Polyimide Molecular Composites. Other. 2, 1499–1505. SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC.
Brostow, W. K., Anne D’souza, N., Shibaev, P. (1996). International forum on polymers: Status report 1996. Polymer Engineering & Science. 36(24), 2893–2895. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Anne D’Souza, N., Brostow, W. K., Ramamurthy, A., Wang, Y., Thomas, R. L., Favro, L. D. (1996). Mechanics of failure of plastics by thermal imaging examination of a thermoplastic polypropylene+ EPDM blend. Polymer Engineering & Science. 36(2), 194–202. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Galina, H., Ramamurthy, A. (1996). Nonisothermal thermophysical evaluation of a polypropylene+ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) blend. Polymer Engineering & Science. 36(8), 1101–1106. Wiley Online Library.
Brostow, W. K., D’Souza, N. A., Plass, M. (1996). Preface. International forum on polymers—1995: Part II. Polymer Engineering & Science. 36(8), 1029–1031. Society of Plastics Engineers.
D’Souza, N. A., Letton, A., Asay, R. E. (1995). Analysis of rigid PVC-styrenic copolymer blend systems. Other. 1(2), 88–93. Society of Plastics Engineers.
D’Souza, N. A., Letton, A., Asay, R. E. (1994). A viscoelastic interpretation of miscibility for three PVC-styrenic copolymer blends. Other. 16(2), 96–101. Wiley Online Library.
Other
Braterman, P. S., D’souza, N., Dharia, A. (2009). Metal hydroxide derivatives containing chemically bound organophosphorus or polyphosphate species as flame retardants.
Braterman, P. S., D’souza, N. (2008). Nickel incorporation into ldh chlorobenzenesulfonate.
Braterman, P. S., D’Souza, N., Dharia, A., others, (2006). Novel Metal Hydroxide Derivatives Containing Chemically Bound Organophosphorus or Polyphosphate Species as Flame Retardants. United States. Patent Office.
Patent
Dixon, R., D’souza, N., Chen, F., Nar, M. (2017). CARBON FIBERS DERIVED FROM POLY-(CAFFEYL ALCOHOL)(PCFA).
Ph.D. Thesis
D’Souza, N. (2011). PIEZORESISTIVE POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE/CARBON FILLED NANOCOMPOSITES Shailesh Vidhate, BE. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Processing, structure property relationships in polymer layer double hydroxide multifunctional nanocomposites. University of North Texas.
D’Souza, N. A. (2009). Thermophysical, interfacial and decomposition analyses of polyhydroxyalkanoates introduced against organic and inorganic surfaces. University of North Texas.
D’Souza, N. A. (2008). LONG TERM PROPERTY PREDICTION OF POLYETHYLENE NANOCOMPOSITES. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
D’Souza, N. A. (2007). BULK AND INTERFACIAL EFFECTS ON DENSITY IN POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
D’Souza, N. A. (2005). A Magnetorheological Study of Single-walled and Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Dispersions in Mineral Oil and Epoxy Resin. University of North Texas.
D’Souza, N. (2005). Charge Interaction Effects in Epoxy with Cation Exchanged Montmorillonite Clay and Carbon Nanotubes. University of North Texas.
D’Souza, N. A. (2000). EPOXY+ LIQUID CRYSTALLINE EPOXY COREACTED NETWORKS. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
D’Souza, N. A. (1994). Thermodynamic, viscoelastic and rheological structure-property relationships of rigid poly (vinyl chloride)-styrenic copolymer blends. Texas A&M University.
Poster
Al Shenawa, A., D'Souza, N. A., Nasrazadani, S., Scharf, T. W. (2017). Effect of Supercritical CO2 on Corrosion and Wear Resistance of BMI Coating Filled with Montmorillonite Clay. Houston Texas:.
Technical Report
Ratto, J. A., Farrell, R., D’Souza, N., Dagnon, K., Sun, S., Niedzwiecki, J., Lucciarini, J. (2012). Lightweight and Compostable Fiberboard for the Military. ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA.
Ratto, J. A., Lucciarini, J., Thellen, C., Froio, D., D’Souza, N. A. (2006). The reduction of solid waste associated with military ration packaging. ARMY NATICK SOLDIER CENTER MA.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
D'Souza, N. A., Golden, T. D., "Bioinspired coatings for corrosion resistance," Sponsored by QNRF, International, $275000 Funded. (20122015).
Grant - Research
Dixon, R. (Principal), Azad, R. K., Chen, F., Boyd, R. M., D'Souza, N. A., "Biosynthesis, regulation and engineering of C-lignin," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $833722 Funded. (August 01, 2015July 31, 2018).
Sponsored Research
D'Souza, N. A., "Collaborative Research: Collaborative Research: Engineering Fully Biobased Foams for the Building Industry," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $302285 Funded. (August 1, 2017July 31, 2020).
Dixon, R. (Principal), R. B. (Co-Principal), N. D. (Co-Principal), "Biosynthesis, Engineering and Regulation of C-Lignin," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Other, $833000 Funded. (20152018).
D'Souza, N. A., Choi, T., "High thermal conductivity/high electric insulation polymers," Sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation, International, $240000 Funded. (20132016).
D'Souza, N. A., Prasad, V., Tao, Y., Allen, M. S., "PFI: Farmer-Academic-Industry Partnership for the Development of Sustainable, Energy Efficient, Multifunctional Bioproducts for the Built Environment," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $600000 Funded. (20112015).
D'Souza, N. A., Ayre, B. G., "Collaborative Proposal: Characterization and Modeling of Natural Fiber Polymer Matrix Composites for Correlating Natural Fiber/Matrix Morphology," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $233600 Funded. (20102015).
D'Souza, N. A., "Thermally Stimulated Current Evaluation of Molding Compounds Used in High Voltage Applications," Sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation, International, $240000 Funded. (20122014).