Faculty Profile

Samir Aouadi

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Materials Science and Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, University of British Columbia, 1995.
Major: Engineering Physics
Dissertation Title: Characterization of inconel/carbon multilayer mirrors for 45 Å wavelength
MS, University of Ottawa, 1989.
Major: Engineering Physics
Dissertation Title: Sputter-deposition of epitaxial CdTe and PbTe layers plasma emission spectroscopy of the discharge and photoluminescence spectroscopy of the layers
BS, University of Constantine, 1986.
Major: Physics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 5100.006, Fundamental Concepts of Materials Science, Spring 2023
MTSE 3000.006, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Spring 2023
MTSE 3110.015, Materials Aspects of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2023
MTSE 6000.015, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2023
MTSE 5930.019, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2022
MTSE 5900.019, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2022
MTSE 5800.009, Special Studies in Materials Science, Fall 2022
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 5950.022, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2022
MTSE 5930.003, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Summer 2022
MTSE 6900.001, Special Problems, Summer 2022
MTSE 5950.112, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
MTSE 3110.015, Materials Aspects of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6000.015, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2022 SPOT
MTSE 5930.021, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2022
MTSE 5900.002, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2022
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
MTSE 5100.001, Fundamental Concepts of Materials Science, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3000.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5930.019, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2021
MTSE 5900.019, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2021
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2021
MTSE 6950.002, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 6940.034, Individual Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 6000.015, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2021 SPOT
MTSE 5920.002, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2021
MTSE 6900.019, Special Problems, Spring 2021
MTSE 5900.002, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 4900.015, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2021 SPOT
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Fall 2020
MTSE 5900.019, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2020
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2020 SPOT
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2020
MTSE 6950.002, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MTSE 4020.015, Materials in Medicine, Spring 2020
MTSE 5900.002, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2020
MTSE 4900.015, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2020
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MTSE 3000.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Fall 2019 SPOT
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2019 SPOT
MTSE 6950.002, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 6940.034, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 5700.009, Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2019 SPOT
MTSE 6900.019, Special Problems, Spring 2019
MTSE 4900.015, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2019 SPOT
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
MTSE 3000.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 6940.119, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 6000.019, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Fall 2018 SPOT
MTSE 6900.019, Special Problems, Fall 2018
MTSE 6910.019, Special Problems, Fall 2018
MTSE 4900.019, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Fall 2018 Syllabus
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
MTSE 3000.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Fall 2017 SPOT
MTSE 6910.019, Special Problems, Fall 2017
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2017 SPOT
MTSE 3000.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Summer 5W1 2017
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2017
MTSE 6000.019, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2017 SPOT
MTSE 6900.019, Special Problems, Spring 2017
MTSE 3000.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Fall 2016
MTSE 6910.019, Special Problems, Fall 2016
MTSE 5900.019, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2016
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2016 SPOT
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2016
MTSE 6000.019, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2016 SPOT
MTSE 6900.019, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Fall 2015
MTSE 6940.119, Individual Research, Fall 2015
MTSE 6940.219, Individual Research, Fall 2015
MTSE 3090.006, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory I, Fall 2015 SPOT
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2015 SPOT
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2015
MTSE 5950.019, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
MTSE 6000.019, Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists, Spring 2015
MTSE 6950.019, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2014
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Summer 3W1 2014
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2014
MTSE 6940.119, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2014
MTSE 5950.019, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2014
MTSE 5920.019, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Summer 5W1 2014
MTSE 5930.019, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Summer 5W1 2014
MTSE 6940.019, Individual Research, Spring 2014
MTSE 5550.019, Materials and Mechanics for MEMS Devices, Spring 2014
MTSE 5570.001, Vacuum Technology & Thin Films, Fall 2013

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Stuber, M., Veprek, S., Franz, R. (2014). ICMCTF 2014: Preface. Thin Solid Films. 572, 1–1.
AbuNada, A., Aouadi, S. M., Ge, Q., Tsige, M. (2010). Layered atomic structures of silver vanadate compounds for low shear strength at high temperatures. APS Meeting Abstracts. 1, 32008.
Aouadi, S. M., Sodergren, M. (2004). Enhancement of tribological performance in biomedical grade titanium alloy using nitride nanocrystalline and nanocomposite thin films. The 41st Annual SES Technical Meeting.
Rohde, S., Mihut, D., Aouadi, S., Turner, J. A. (2004). Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. Surface Engineering-Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress.
Aouadi, S., Gorishnyy, T., Varma, S., Rohde, S. (2002). Optical, Chemical, Structural, and Mechanical Properties of CrBN Coatings. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE-SOCIETY OF VACUUM COATERS. 417–424.
Editorial Material
Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Rodil, S. E., Zapien, J. A., Aouadi, S. M. (2020). ICMCTF 2019-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 701, .
Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Rodil, S. E., Zapien, J. A., Aouadi, S. M. (2020). ICMCTF 2019-Preface. Surface & Coatings Technology. 387, .
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Greczynski, G., Zapien, J. A., Stueber, M. (2019). ICMCTF 2018-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 669, 670-670.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figuero, C. A., Greczynski, G., Zapien, J. A., Stueber, M. (2019). ICMCTF 2018-Preface. Surface & Coatings Technology. 357, 1014-1014.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Greczynski, G., Zapien, J. A., Stueber, M. (2019). ICMCTF 2018-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 669, 670-670.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Greczynski, G., Muratore, C., Stueber, M. (2017). ICMCTF 2017-Preface. Surface & Coatings Technology. 332, 1-1.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Greczynski, G., Muratore, C., Stueber, M. (2017). ICMCTF 2017-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 644, 1-2.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Franz, R., Muratore, C., Stuber, M. (2016). ICMCTF 2016-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 620, 1-1.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C. A., Franz, R., Muratore, C., Stuber, M. (2016). ICMCTF 2016-Preface. Surface & Coatings Technology. 308, 1-1.
Journal Article
Bakkar, S., Wall, M., Ku, N., Berman, D., Aouadi, S. M., Brennan, R. E., Young, M. L. (2021). Al/Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> metal matrix composites produced using magnetic field-assisted freeze-casting of porous ceramic structures. Journal of Materials Research. 36(10), 2094-2106. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85103368247
Bakkar, S., Thapliyal, S., Ku, N., Berman, D., Aouadi, S. M., Brennan, R. E., Young, M. L. (2021). Controlling anisotropy of porous B<inf>4</inf>C structures through magnetic field-assisted freeze-casting. Ceramics International. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85120165469
Gu, J., Wei, B., Berendt, A. F., Ghoshal, A., Walock, M., Reidy, R. F., Berman, D., Aouadi, S. M. (2020). A comparative study of calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon oxide mitigation in selected self-healing thermal barrier coating ceramics. Journal of Materials Research. 35(17), 2311-2320.
Bakkar, S., Lee, J., Ku, N., Berman, D., Aouadi, S. M., Brennan, R. E., Young, M. L. (2020). Design of porous aluminum oxide ceramics using magnetic field-assisted freeze-casting. Journal of Materials Research. 35(21), 2859-2869.
Mazouzi, A., Djerdjare, B., Triaa, S., Rezzoug, A., Cheniti, B., Aouadi, S. M. (2020). Effect of annealing temperature on the microstructure evolution, mechanical and wear behavior of NiCr-WC-Co HVOF-sprayed coatings. Journal of Materials Research. 35(20), 2798-2807.
Shirani, A., Joy, T., Rogov, A., Lin, M., Yerokhin, A., Mogonye, J., Korenyi-Both, A., Aouadi, S. M., Voevodin, A. A., Berman, D. (2020). PEO-Chameleon as a potential protective coating on cast aluminum alloys for high-temperature applications. Surface & Coatings Technology. 397, .
Shirani, A., Joy, T., Rogov, A., Lin, M., Yerokhin, A., Mogonye, J., Korenyi-Both, A., Aouadi, S., Voevodin, A., Berman, D. (2020). PEO-Chameleon as a potential protective coating on cast aluminum alloys for high-temperature applications. Surface and Coatings Technology.
Cockerill, I., Su, Y., Bitten, R., Cloarec, B., Aouadi, S. M., Zhu, D., Young, M. L. (2020). Salt Preform Texturing of Absorbable Zn Substrates for Bone-Implant Applications. JOM. 72(5), 1902-1909.
Aouadi, S., Gu, J., Berman, D. (2020). Self-healing ceramic coatings that operate in extreme environments: a review. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. 38(050802), .
Cockerill, I., Su, Y., Bitten, R., Cloarec, B., Aouadi, S. M., Zhu, D., Young, M. L. (2019). Salt Preform Texturing of Absorbable Zn Substrates for Bone-Implant Applications. JOM.
Shirani, A., Gu, J., Wei, B., Lee, J., Aouadi, S. M., Berman, D. (2019). Tribologically enhanced self-healing of niobium oxide surfaces. Surface & Coatings Technology. 364, 273-278.
Gu, J. J., Joshi, S. S., Ho, Y. Y., Wei, B. B., Huang, T. T., Lee, J. J., Berman, D., Dahotre, N. B., Aouadi, S. (2019). Oxidation-induced healing in laser-processed thermal barrier coatings. Thin Solid Films. 688, 137481.
Shirani, A., Gu, J. J., Wei, B., Lee, J., Aouadi, S. M., Berman, D. (2019). Tribologically enhanced self-healing of niobium oxide surfaces. Surface and Coatings Technology. 364, 273-278.
Kohli, P., Pradeep, R., Wolff, J., Zakeri, R., Patel, C., Tadinisa, K., Aouadi, S. M., Wang, H., Trautmann, C. (2019). Biomolecule writing using nanopens fabricated by ion-track etching.
Blackert, E., Bakkar, S., Briseño-Murguia, S., Kramer, M., Barclay, J., Carl, M., Smith, J., Young, M. L., Aouadi, S. M. (2018). Textured TNZT surfaces via hydrothermal treatments for bone implant applications. Thin Solid Films. 667, 64 - 68. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040609018305972
Torgerson, T. B., Harris, M. D., Alidokht, S. A., Scharf, T. W., Aouadi, S. M., Chromik, R. R., Zabinski, J. S., Voevodin, A. A. (2018). Room and elevated temperature sliding wear behavior of cold sprayed Ni-WC composite coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology. 350, 136-145.
Gu, J. J., Steiner, D., Mogonye, J. E., Aouadi, S. M. (2017). Precipitation-induced healing of Nb2O5. Journal of European Ceramic Society. 37(13), 4141-4146.
She, Y., Lee, J., Diroll, B. T., Lee, B., Aouadi, S. M., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2017). Rapid Synthesis of Nanoporous Conformal Coatings via Plasma-Enhanced Sequential Infiltration of a Polymer Template. ACS Omega. 2(11), 7812-7819.
Hofmann, S., Liu, Y., Jian, W., Kang, H., Wang, J., Cumpson, P., Fletcher, I., Burnett, R., Sano, N., Barlow, A., others, (2016). Depth resolution in sputter profiling revisited 1354.
Gao, H., Otero-de-la-Roza, A., Gu, J., Stone, D., Aouadi, S. M., Johnson, E. R., Martini, A. (2015). (Ag, Cu)–Ta–O Ternaries As High-Temperature Solid-Lubricant Coatings. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 7(28), 15422–15429. American Chemical Society.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Figueroa, C., Franz, R., Veprek, S., Stüber, M. (2015). ICMCTF 2015—Preface. Thin Solid Films. 596, 1.
Mridha, S., Das, S., Aouadi, S. M., Mukherjee, S., Mishra, R. S. (2015). Nanomechanical Behavior of CoCrFeMnNi High-Entropy Alloy. JOM. 67(10), 2296–2302. Springer US.
Mridha, S., Das, S., Aouadi, S. M., Mukherjee, S., Mishra, R. S. (2015). Nanomechanical behavior of CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloy. JOM. 67(10), 2296--2302. Springer US.
Figueroa, C. A., Freire, F. L., Aouadi, S. M. (2015). Preface of the Symposium N/XIII Brazilian MRS 2014. Surface & Coatings Technology. (275), 1.
Gao, H., Otero-de-la-Roza, A., Aouadi, S. M., Martini, A., Johnson, E. R. (2014). Chemical basis of the tribological properties of AgTaO3 crystal surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118(31), 17577–17584. American Chemical Society.
Voevodin, A. A., Muratore, C., Aouadi, S. M. (2014). Hard coatings with high temperature adaptive lubrication and contact thermal management: review. Surface and Coatings Technology. 257, 247–265. Elsevier.
Voevodin, A. A., Muratore, C., Aouadi, S. M. (2014). Hard coatings with high temperature adaptive lubrication and contact thermal management: review. Surface & Coatings Technology. 257, 247-265. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000344423100025http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897214003764/1-s2.0-S0257897214003764-main.pdf?_tid=4eaa7902-5f35-11e6-8e5c-00000aab0f27&acdnat=1470859504_99e91e3ab3c93c718c87f53c0b4da854!!!
Polychronopoulou, K., Aouadi, S., Sirota, B., Stone, D., Wang, L., Kohli, P., McCarroll, M. (2014). Hierarchical structures produced using unbalanced magnetron sputtering for photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine 6G dye. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 16(1), 1–11. Springer Netherlands.
McNichols, C., Wilkins, J., Kubota, A., Shiu, Y. T., Aouadi, S. M., Kohli, P. (2014). Investigating surface topology and cyclic-RGD peptide functionalization on vascular endothelialization. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 102(2), 532–539. Wiley Online Library.
Stone, D., Gao, H., Chantharangsi, C., Paksunchai, C., Bischof, M., Jaeger, D., Martini, A., Scharf, T., Aouadi, S. (2014). Load-dependent high temperature tribological properties of silver tantalate coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 244, 37–44. Elsevier.
Stone, D. S., Gao, H., Chantharangsi, C., Paksunchai, C., Bischof, M., Jaeger, D., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Aouadi, S. M. (2014). Load-dependent High Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate Coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 244(37-44), .
Aouadi, S. M., Gao, H., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C. (2014). Lubricious oxide coatings for extreme temperature applications: A review. Surface and Coatings Technology. 257, 266–277. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S. M., Gao, H., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C. (2014). Lubricious Oxide Coatings for Extreme Temperature Applications: A Review. Surface and Coatings Technology. 257, 266-277.
Stone, D., Gao, H., Chantharangsi, C., Paksunchai, C., Bischof, M., Martini, A., Aouadi, S. (2014). Reconstruction mechanisms of tantalum oxide coatings with low concentrations of silver for high temperature tribological applications. Applied Physics Letters. 105(19), 191607. AIP Publishing.
Gao, H., Otero-de-la-Roza, A., Aouadi, S., Johnson, E., Martini, A. (2013). An empirical model for silver tantalate. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 21(5), 055002. IOP Publishing.
Gao, H., Aouadi, S. M., Scharf, T. W., Martini, A. (2013). High-Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate. Other. 69(10), 22. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
Abadias, G., Aouadi, S. M., Petrov, I., Rebholz, C., Stüber, M., Veprek, S. (2013). ICMCTF 2012—Preface. Thin Solid Films. 528, 1. Elsevier Science.
Aouadi, S. M., Broitman, E., Kodambaka, S., Stüber, M., Veprek, S., Petrov, I. (2013). ICMCTF 2013-Preface. Thin Solid Films. 549, 1–1. Elsevier Science.
Stone, D., Harbin, S., Mohseni, H., Mogonye, J., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Martini, A., Aouadi, S. M. (2013). Lubricious silver tantalate films for extreme temperature applications. Surface and Coatings Technology. 217, 140–146. Elsevier.
Stone, D. S., Harbin, S., Mohseni, H., Mogonye, J. E., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Martini, A., Aouadi, S. M. (2013). Lubricious silver tantalate films for extreme temperature applications. Surface & Coatings Technology. 217, 140-146. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000315975400020http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897212012388/1-s2.0-S0257897212012388-main.pdf?_tid=3af9cfd4-5f35-11e6-8112-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1470859471_ad59255822fd68fc78248fcca41a2aac!!!
Gao, H., Stone, D., Mohseni, H., Aouadi, S., Scharf, T., Martini, A. (2013). Mechanistic studies of high temperature friction reduction in silver tantalate. Applied Physics Letters. 102(12), 121603. AIP Publishing.
Stone, D., Migas, J., Martini, A., Smith, T., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Aouadi, S. M. (2012). Adaptive NbN/Ag coatings for high temperature tribological applications. Surface and Coatings Technology. 206(19), 4316–4321. Elsevier.
Stone, D. S., Migas, J., Martini, A., Smith, T., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Aouadi, S. M. (2012). Adaptive NbN/Ag coatings for high temperature tribological applications. Surface & Coatings Technology. 206(19-20), 4316-4321. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000305662400068http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897212003489/1-s2.0-S0257897212003489-main.pdf?_tid=19fa031c-5f35-11e6-9dca-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1470859415_6ad8186b5407f52da79720ca6d108bce!!!
Sirota, B., Reyes-Cuellar, J., Kohli, P., Wang, L., McCarroll, M., Aouadi, S. (2012). Bismuth oxide photocatalytic nanostructures produced by magnetron sputtering deposition. Thin Solid Films. 520(19), 6118–6123. Elsevier.
Singh, D. P., Sirota, B., Talpatra, S., Kohli, P., Rebholz, C., Aouadi, S. (2012). Broom-like and flower-like heterostructures of silver molybdate through pH controlled self assembly. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 14(4), 1–11. Springer Netherlands.
Church, A., Zhang, X., Sirota, B., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S., Talapatra, S. (2012). Carbon nanotube-based adaptive solid lubricant composites. Other. 5(1), 188–191. American Scientific Publishers.
Muratore, C., Aouadi, S. M., Voevodin, A. A. (2012). Embedded phase change material microinclusions for thermal control of surfaces. Surface and Coatings Technology. 206(23), 4828–4832. Elsevier.
Muratore, C., Aouadi, S. M., Voevodin, A. A. (2012). Embedded phase change material microinclusions for thermal control of surfaces. Surface & Coatings Technology. 206(23), 4828-4832. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000306720200017http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897212004288/1-s2.0-S0257897212004288-main.pdf?_tid=07ece61c-5f35-11e6-b1d9-00000aacb362&acdnat=1470859385_b0ff6659f5842d5559cb8948c5c55610!!!
Muratore, C., Bultman, J. E., Aouadi, S. M., Voevodin, A. A. (2011). In situ Raman spectroscopy for examination of high temperature tribological processes. Wear. 270(3), 140–145. Elsevier.
Muratore, C., Bultman, J. E., Aouadi, S. M., Voevodin, A. A. (2011). In situ Raman spectroscopy for examination of high temperature tribological processes. Wear. 270(3-4), 140-145. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000286718500003 http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0043164810002693/1-s2.0-S0043164810002693-main.pdf?_tid=f92bea38-5f34-11e6-838c-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1470859360_326b3dd21dd5adebe6d487d4c9c59011!!!
Aouadi, S. M., Stone, D., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. (2011). In-Situ Techniques to Understand Changes in Surface Chemistry During Ablation.
Luster, B., Stone, D., Singh, D. P., to Baben, M., Schneider, J., Polychronopoulou, K., Rebholz, C., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. (2011). Textured VN coatings with Ag 3 VO 4 solid lubricant reservoirs. Surface and Coatings Technology. 206(7), 1932–1935. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S. M., Singh, D. P., Stone, D., Polychronopoulou, K., Nahif, F., Rebholz, C., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2010). Adaptive VN/Ag nanocomposite coatings with lubricious behavior from 25 to 1000 C. Acta Materialia. 58(16), 5326–5331. Pergamon.
Aouadi, S. M., Singh, D. P., Stone, D. S., Polychronopoulou, K., Nahif, F., Rebholz, C., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2010). Adaptive VN/Ag nanocomposite coatings with lubricious behavior from 25 to 1000 degrees C. Acta Materialia. 58(16), 5326-5331. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000281318900010 http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1359645410003605/1-s2.0-S1359645410003605-main.pdf?_tid=d68cf698-5f34-11e6-bdf7-00000aab0f6c&acdnat=1470859302_f52abfa7bcb9527fdfe0175fd225a57a!!!
Mihut, D., Aouadi, S., Rohde, S. (2010). Assessing nanotribological performance and surface energies of Inconel-ZrN, Cr-ZrN, Nb-ZrN, and ZrN thin films. Tribology Transactions. 53(6), 881–887. Taylor & Francis Group.
Stone, D., Liu, J., Singh, D. P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Mishra, S., Rebholz, C., Ge, Q., Aouadi, S. M. (2010). Layered atomic structures of double oxides for low shear strength at high temperatures. Scripta Materialia. 62(10), 735–738. Pergamon.
Stone, D., Liu, J., Singh, D. P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Mishra, S., Rebholz, C., Ge, Q., Aouadi, S. M. (2010). Layered atomic structures of double oxides for low shear strength at high temperatures. Scripta Materialia. 62(10), 735-738. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000276295800003 http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1359646210000709/1-s2.0-S1359646210000709-main.pdf?_tid=ea385c8c-5f34-11e6-8182-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1470859335_64a314e0cd0b6abe8608f29176101e19!!!
Singh, D. P., Polychronopoulou, K., Rebholz, C., Aouadi, S. (2010). Room temperature synthesis and high temperature frictional study of silver vanadate nanorods. Nanotechnology. 21(32), 325601. IOP Publishing.
Hadjiafxenti, A., Gunduz, I., Tsotsos, C., Kyratsi, T., Aouadi, S., Doumanidis, C. C., Rebholz, C. (2010). The influence of structure on thermal behavior of reactive Al–Ni powder mixtures formed by ball milling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 505(2), 467–471. Elsevier.
Zhang, X., Luster, B., Church, A., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. M., Talapatra, S. (2009). Carbon nanotube- MoS2 composites as solid lubricants. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 1(3), 735–739. American Chemical Society.
Zhang, X. F., Luster, B., Church, A., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. M., Talapatra, S. (2009). Carbon Nanotube-MoS2 Composites as Solid Lubricants. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 1(3), 735-739. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000267535900028http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/am800240e
Aouadi, S. M., Luster, B., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2009). Progress in the development of adaptive nitride-based coatings for high temperature tribological applications. Surface and Coatings Technology. 204(6), 962–968. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S. M., Luster, B., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2009). Progress in the development of adaptive nitride-based coatings for high temperature tribological applications. Surface & Coatings Technology. 204(6-7), 962-968. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000272859500042http://ac.els-cdn.com/S025789720900348X/1-s2.0-S025789720900348X-main.pdf?_tid=c04fe7e6-5f34-11e6-b0e4-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1470859265_daacd1ee93df7b98e97c4c93c76cae29!!!
Weaver, J., Zakeri, R., Aouadi, S. M., Kohli, P. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of quantum dot–polymer composites. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 19(20), 3198–3206. Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aouadi, S. M., Paudel, Y., Simonson, W. J., Ge, Q., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2009). Tribological investigation of adaptive Mo 2 N/MoS 2/Ag coatings with high sulfur content. Surface and Coatings Technology. 203(10), 1304–1309. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S. M., Paudel, Y., Simonson, W. J., Ge, Q., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2009). Tribological investigation of adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag coatings with high sulfur content. Surface & Coatings Technology. 203(10-11), 1304-1309. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000263618600003http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897208010165/1-s2.0-S0257897208010165-main.pdf?_tid=c38152f6-5f34-11e6-a1cd-00000aacb360&acdnat=1470859270_316c972bc803743b2666ec8a7af804e8!!!
Rajasekaran, P. R., Wolff, J., Zhou, C., Kinsel, M., Trautmann, C., Aouadi, S. M., Kohli, P. (2009). Two dimensional anisotropic etching in tracked glass. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 19(43), 8142–8149. Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aouadi, S. M., Paudel, Y., Luster, B., Stadler, S., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Hager, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2008). Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag tribological nanocomposite coatings for aerospace applications. Tribology Letters. 29(2), 95–103. Springer.
Aouadi, S. M., Paudel, Y., Luster, B., Stadler, S., Kohli, P., Muratore, C., Hager, C., Voevodin, A. A. (2008). Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag tribological nanocomposite coatings for aerospace applications. Tribology Letters. 29(2), 95-103. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000252283200002 http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/207/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11249-007-9286-x.pdf?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Flink.springer.com%2Farticle%2F10.1007%2Fs11249-007-9286-x&token2=exp=1470860249acl=%2Fstatic%2Fpdf%2F207%2Fart%25253A10.1007%25252Fs11249-007-9286-x.pdf%3ForiginUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Flink.springer.com%252Farticle%252F10.1007%252Fs11249-007-9286-x*hmac=85c9762b356a8779c225b4a90f127941e6a20b090a4449c5641dfdf5d7590c55!!!
Mihut, D., Aouadi, S., Turner, J. A., Rohde, S. (2008). Atomic Force Microscope Investigation on Static Nanomechanical Properties Versus Dynamic Nanotribological Evaluation of Metal–ZrN and ZrN Thin Films. Tribology Letters. 31(1), 37–45. Springer US.
Eriksson, F., Ghafoor, N., Schäfers, F., Gullikson, E. M., Aouadi, S. M., Rohde, S., Hultman, L., Birch, J. (2008). Atomic scale interface engineering by modulated ion-assisted deposition applied to soft x-ray multilayer optics. Applied Optics. 47(23), 4196–4204. Optical Society of America.
Kertzman, Z., Marchal, J., Suarez, M., Staia, M., Filip, P., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. (2008). Mechanical, tribological, and biocompatibility properties of ZrN-Ag nanocomposite films. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 84(4), 1061–1067. Wiley Online Library.
Basnyat, P., Luster, B., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Haasch, R., Zakeri, R., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. M. (2008). Surface texturing for adaptive solid lubrication. Surface and Coatings Technology. 203(1), 73–79. Elsevier.
Basnyat, R., Luster, B., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A. A., Haasch, R., Zakeri, R., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. M. (2008). Surface texturing for adaptive solid lubrication. Surface & Coatings Technology. 203(1-2), 73-79. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000260884500011http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897208006749/1-s2.0-S0257897208006749-main.pdf?_tid=b573467e-5f34-11e6-8e75-00000aab0f26&acdnat=1470859246_c16f243746decb6504c8d7c5c68a0cec!!!
Gatebe, E., Herron, H., Zakeri, R., Ramiah Rajasekaran, P., Aouadi, S. M., Kohli, P. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of polydiacetylene films and nanotubes. Langmuir. 24(20), 11947–11954. American Chemical Society.
Basnyat, P., Luster, B., Kertzman, Z., Stadler, S., Kohli, P., Aouadi, S. M., Xu, J., Mishra, SR,, Eryilmaz, O., Erdemir, A. (2007). Mechanical and tribological properties of CrAlN-Ag self-lubricating films. Surface and Coatings Technology. 202(4), 1011–1016. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Basnyat, P., Zhang, Y., Ge, Q., Filip, P. (2006). Grain boundary sliding mechanisms in ZrN-Ag, ZrN-Au, and ZrN-Pd nanocomposite films. Applied Physics Letters. 88(2), 021902. AIP Publishing.
Aouadi, S., Kertzmann, Z., Aul, A., Basnyat, P., Marchal, J., Kohli, P., Filip, P. (2006). Mechanical, Tribological and Biocompatibility Properties of ZrN-Ag Nanocomposite Films. Other. 38, 437. DGM Informationsgesellschaft; 1998.
Mihut, D., Aouadi, S., Turner, J., Rohde, S. (2006). Nanotribological Properties of Nanocomposite and Amorphous Cr-BN Thin Films. Other. 81. ProQuest.
Aouadi, S., Maeruf, T., Twesten, R., Mihut, D., Rohde, S. (2006). Physical and mechanical properties of chromium zirconium nitride thin films. Surface and Coatings Technology. 200(11), 3411–3417. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S. (2006). Structural and mechanical properties of TaZrN films: Experimental and ab initio studies. Journal of Applied Physics. 99(5), 053507. AIP Publishing.
Aouadi, S., Bohnhoff, A., Sodergren, M., Mihut, D., Rohde, S., Xu, J., Mishra, SR, (2006). Tribological investigation of zirconium nitride/silver nanocomposite structures. Surface and Coatings Technology. 201(1), 418–422. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Bohnhoff, A., Amriou, T., Williams, M., Hilfiker, J., Singh, N., Woollam, J. A. (2006). Vacuum ultra-violet spectroscopic ellipsometry study of single-and multi-phase nitride protective films. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 18(32), S1691. IOP Publishing.
Amriou, T., Khelifa, B., Aourag, H., Aouadi, S., Mathieu, C. (2005). Ab initio investigation of the Jahn–Teller distortion effect on the stabilizing lithium intercalated compounds. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 92(2), 499–504. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Shreeman, P., Ge, Q., Xu, J., Mishra, SR, (2005). Correlation between interfacial electronic structure and mechanical properties of ZrN–Me (Me Ag, Au, or Pd) nanocomposite films. Applied Physics Letters. 87(4), 041902. AIP Publishing.
Abd-El-Rahman, K., Ahmed, M., Ahn, H., Amarnath, C., Amriou, T., Aouadi, S., Aourag, H., Arunagiri, T., Ashassi-Sorkhabi, H., Ata-Allah, S., others, (2005). El-Gamal, AA, 310 El-Kedim, O., 419 El-Nahass, MM, 185 Eom, S.-H., 274 Evans, DG, 190. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 92, 621–622.
Aouadi, S., Bohnhoff, A., Amriou, T., Haasch, R., Williams, M., Hilfiker, J. (2005). Electronic and optical properties of Ta1- xZrxN films: Experimental and ab initio studies. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 23(4), 705–712. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, S., Maeruf, T., Sodergren, M., Mihut, D., Rohde, S., Xu, J., Mishra, SR, (2005). Growth and characterization of nanocrystalline zirconium nitride–inconel structures. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 23(4), 998–1005. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Filip, P., Aouadi, S. M. (2005). Microstructure and Related Properties of Nanocomposites for Tribomedical Applications. Microscopy and Microanalysis. 11(S02), 1706–1707. Cambridge Univ Press.
Aouadi, S., Maeruf, T., Sodergren, M., Mihut, D., Rohde, S., Xu, J., Mishra, SR, (2005). Papers from the 51st International Symposium of AVS-Surface Engineering-Growth and characterization of nanocrystalline zirconium nitride-inconel structures. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 23(4), 998–1005. New York: Published for the Society by the American Institute of Physics, 1983-.
Aouadi, S., Zhang, Y., Bohnhoff, A., Lee, J., Williams, M. (2005). Real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry study of Ta–Si–N ultrathin diffusion barriers. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 23(5), 1359–1363. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, S., Maeruf, T., Debessai, M., Filip, P. (2005). Zirconium nitride/nickel nanocomposite structures. Other. 79(3), 186–193. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Wong, K., Mitchell, K., Namavar, F., Tobin, E., Mihut, D., Rohde, S. (2004). Characterization of titanium chromium nitride nanocomposite protective coatings. Applied Surface Science. 229(1), 387–394. North-Holland.
Debessai, M., Filip, P., Aouadi, S. (2004). Niobium zirconium nitride sputter-deposited protective coatings. Applied Surface Science. 236(1), 63–70. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Debessai, M. (2004). Optical properties of tantalum nitride films fabricated using reactive unbalanced magnetron sputtering. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 22(5), 1975–1979. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, S., Shreeman, P., Williams, M. (2004). Real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry study of ultrathin diffusion barriers for integrated circuits. Journal of Applied Physics. 96(7), 3949–3955. AIP Publishing.
Aouadi, S., Debessai, M., Namavar, F., Wong, K., Mitchell, K. (2004). Titanium boron nitride films grown by ion beam assisted deposition: chemical and optical characterization. Surface and Coatings Technology. 183(2), 369–377. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Debessai, M., Filip, P. (2004). Zirconium nitride/silver nanocomposite structures for biomedical applications. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B. 22(3), 1134–1140. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Gorishnyy, T., Olson, L., Oden, M., Aouadi, S., Rohde, S. (2003). Optimization of wear-resistant coating architectures using finite element analysis. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 21(1), 332–339. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Gorishnyy, T., Mihut, D., Rohde, S., Aouadi, S. (2003). Physical and mechanical properties of reactively sputtered chromium boron nitride thin films. Thin Solid Films. 445(1), 96–104. Elsevier.
Aouadi, S., Chladek, J., Namavar, F., Finnegan, N., Rohde, S. (2002). Characterization of Ti-based nanocrystalline ternary nitride films. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B. 20(5), 1967–1973. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, S., Gorishnyy, T., Schultze, D., Rohde, S. (2002). Control and monitoring of growth of chromium nitride coatings using in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry. Surface and Coatings Technology. 153(1), 1–9. Elsevier.
Alsaran, A., Antonov, V., Aoki, H., Aouadi, S., Armelao, L., Bai, X., Battaini, S., Belin, M., Bernotiene, G., Bindal, C., others, (2002). Hierro, MP, 87 Hubicka, Z., 114 ˇ Huttunen-Saarivirta, E., 288. Surface and Coatings Technology. 160, 295.
Aouadi, S., Schultze, D., Rohde, S., Wong, K., Mitchell, K. (2001). Growth and characterization of Cr 2 N/CrN multilayer coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 140(3), 269–277. Elsevier.
Addison, R., Aik Khor, K., Aouadi, S., Arnold, F., Ashassi-Sorkhabi, H., Bacci, T., Baixin, L., Bartolo-Perez, P., Bedford, G., Bercot, P., others, (2001). Jahedi, MZ, 200 Jeanjaquet, S., 58 Jeffcoate, C., 29 Jones, FN, 183. Surface and Coatings Technology. 140, 303.
Aouadi, S., Mihut, D., Kuruppu, M., Kirkpatrick, SR,, Rohde, S. (2001). Spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements of chromium nitride coatings. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 19(6), 2800–2804. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, M., Kleinschmidt, A., Clarke, G., Osborne, N., Parsons, R., Da Silva, L. (1997). Inconel/carbon multilayers for X-ray mirrors. Thin Solid Films. 303(1), 53–57. Elsevier.
Aouadi, M., Wong, P., Mitchell, K., Fabbro, D., Di Loreto, C., Stamerra, O., Beltrami, C., Lonigro, R., Damante, G. (1996). TTF-1 gene expression in human lung tumours. Other. 15(3), 385–385. Elsevier.
Aouadi, M., Wong, P., Mitchell, K. (1996). XPS study of carbon/inconel bilayers as a function of substrate bias. Applied Surface Science. 99(4), 319–324. Elsevier.
Aouadi, M., Parsons, R., Wong, P., Mitchell, K. (1993). Characterization of sputter deposited inconel/carbon x-ray multilayers. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 11(1), 115–124. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Aouadi, M., Parsons, R., Wong, P., Mitchell, K. (1992). Characterization of sputter deposited tungsten films for x-ray multilayers. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 10(2), 273–280. AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing.
Petrov, I., Hultman, L., Sundgren, J., Greene, J., Aouadi, M., Parsons, R., Wong, P., Mitchell, K., Bae, J., Seshadri, P., others, (1992). Vacuum Science & Technology A. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 10(2), .
Das, SR,, Cook, J., Rowell, N., Aouadi, M. (1990). Photoluminescence spectroscopy of CdTe epilayers grown by rf magnetron sputtering. Journal of Applied Physics. 68(11), 5796–5803. AIP Publishing.
Cook, J., Aouadi, M., Das, SR, (1989). Emission spectroscopy as a noninvasive probe for process control during radio frequency sputter deposition of PbTe. Other. 67(4), 287–293. NRC Research Press.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Scharf, T. W., Gao, H., Aouadi, S. M., Martini, A. (2013). High-Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate. 69(10), 16-19.
Ph.D. Thesis
Stone, D. S. (2014). Silver tantalate: A high temperature tribological investigation. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
Aouadi, M. S. (1994). Characterization of inconel/carbon multilayer mirrors for 45 Å wavelength. University of British Columbia.
Aouadi, M. (1989). Sputter-deposition of epitaxial CdTe and PbTe layers plasma emission spectroscopy of the discharge and photoluminescence spectroscopy of the layers.. University of Ottawa (Canada).
Review
Aouadi, S. M., Gu, J., Berman, D. (2020). Self-healing ceramic coatings that operate in extreme environments: A review. Other. 38(5), .
Technical Report
Martini, A., Aouadi, S. M. (2015). Atomic-Scale Tuning of Layered Binary Metal Oxides for High Temperature Moving Assemblies. CALIFORNIA UNIV MERCED CA.
Aouadi, S. M., Ge, Q. (2009). STIR: Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of" Chameleon" Coatings. DTIC Document.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Berman, D. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Principal), Aouadi, S. M. (Co-Principal), Voevodin, A. A. (Co-Principal), "Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Characterization of Light Weight and Adaptive Materials," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory - ARL, Federal, $187500 Funded. (October 31, 2018October 30, 2021).
Grant - Research
Voevodin, A. M. (Principal), Voevodin, A. A. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L., "Ultra-High Temperature Stable Morphing Materials for Hypersonic Applications," Sponsored by DoD, Federal, $800000 Funded. (May 1, 2022April 30, 2027).
Aouadi, S. M. (Principal), Voevodin, A. A. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), "High Temperature Materials and Bonding Interface Development," Sponsored by DoD, Federal, $100000 Funded. (April 1, 2021September 30, 2022).
Dahotre, N. B. (Principal), Aouadi, S. M. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), Voevodin, A. A., Berman, D., "Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Characterization of Light Weight and Adaptive Materials," Federal, $452403 Funded. (October 31, 2018October 31, 2019).
Aouadi, S. M., Young, M. L., "REU Site: Advanaced Processing and Materials Characterization," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $330000 Funded. (March 1, 2015February 28, 2018).
Scharf, T. W., Voevodin, A. A., Aouadi, S. M., "Adaptive Tribological Surfaces Prepared by Additive Cold Spray Processes," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory - ARL, University of North Texas, $113000 Funded. (20162017).
Sponsored Research
Berman, D. (Principal), Aouadi, S. (Co-Principal), Voevodin, A. (Co-Principal), "Materials for Combustion Engines," Sponsored by Army Research Laboratory, Federal, $1450000 Funded. (July 2020July 2023).
Aouadi, S. M., Berman, D., Voevodin, A. A., "Materials for Combustion Engines," Sponsored by Army Research Laboratory, Federal, $438000 Funded. (September 1, 2019August 2022).
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