Faculty Profile

Diana Berman

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

    

Education

PhD, North Carolina State University, 2012.
Major: Physics
MS, North Carolina State University, 2007.
Major: Physics
BS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2005.
Major: Applied Physics and Mathematics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 3000.007, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Spring 2023
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2022 Syllabus
MTSE 3003.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2022
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2022
MTSE 3003.009, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2022
MTSE 6940.036, Individual Research, Fall 2022
MTSE 6940.037, Individual Research, Fall 2022
MTSE 6940.049, Individual Research, Fall 2022
MTSE 5800.026, Special Studies in Materials Science, 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 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
MTSE 6940.209, Individual Research, Spring 2022
MTSE 6940.210, Individual Research, Spring 2022
MTSE 6940.211, Individual Research, Spring 2022
MTSE 5800.034, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2022
MTSE 5800.035, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2022
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.009, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.036, Individual Research, Fall 2021
MTSE 6940.037, Individual Research, Fall 2021
MTSE 6940.049, Individual Research, Fall 2021
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MTSE 5100.004, Fundamental Concepts of Materials Science, Spring 2021 SPOT
MTSE 3000.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.037, Individual Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 6940.038, Individual Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 5950.022, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
MTSE 4900.020, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5070.020, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5070.605, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.009, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.036, Individual Research, Fall 2020
MTSE 5950.023, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
MTSE 6950.021, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2020
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MTSE 5100.004, Fundamental Concepts of Materials Science, Spring 2020
MTSE 3000.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Spring 2020
MTSE 4900.020, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2020
MTSE 5070.020, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2020
MTSE 5070.605, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2020
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.009, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5920.023, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2019
MTSE 5930.023, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2019
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MTSE 3000.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.036, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 6940.037, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 6940.038, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 5800.202, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2019
MTSE 4900.020, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5070.020, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2019 SPOT
MTSE 5070.120, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2019 SPOT
MTSE 6950.036, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6940.036, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 6940.037, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 3000.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5900.032, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2018
MTSE 5800.202, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2018
MTSE 3003.001, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.002, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.003, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3003.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5900.021, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2017
MTSE 5800.021, Special Studies in Materials Science, Fall 2017
MTSE 3000.004, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5800.202, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2017

* 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

Abstracts and Proceedings
D'Souza, N. A., Chhatbar, I. A., Dahotre, N. B., Berman, D., Chowdhury, T. (2019). Impedance Non-Contact based Multifunctional Polymer Sensor Textiles. 4. ASME.
Book Chapter
Berman, D. (2020). Nanoscale Materials for Macroscale Applications: Design of Superlubricity from 2D Materials. 21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook Industrial Applications.
Berman, D., Brostow, W. K., Lobland, H., Khare, N., Perez, J. (2017). Friction and wear of carbon containing composites. ASM Handbook, Volume 18: Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology. ASM Handbook, Volume 18: Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology.
Conference Proceeding
Xiao, T., Tabashum, T., Olness, G. S., Mahbub, I., Berman, D., Tasneem, N., Albert, M. V. (2020). Mobile Diarization Dashboard Application and Remote Vocalization Sensor Prototype for Evaluating Communication Rehabilitation Effectiveness. 2020 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference.
Critical Review
Berman, D., Shevchenko, E. (2020). Design of functional composite and all-inorganic nanostructured materials via infiltration of polymer templates with inorganic precursors. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 8, 10604-10627.
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. (2018). Approaches for Achieving Superlubricity in Two-Dimensional Materials. ACS Nano. 12, 2122-2137.
Journal Article
Berman, D., Erdemir, A. (2021). Achieving Ultralow Friction and Wear by Tribocatalysis: Enabled by In-Operando Formation of Nanocarbon Films. ACS Nano. 15(12), 18865-18879. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85121934266
Shirani, A., Li, Y., Eryilmaz, O. L., Berman, D. (2021). Tribocatalytically-activated formation of protective friction and wear reducing carbon coatings from alkane environment. Scientific Reports. 11(1), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85117687130
Pleshek, D., Tran, J., Li, Y., Shirani, A., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2021). Swelling-Assisted Sequential Infiltration Synthesis of Nanoporous ZnO Films with Highly Accessible Pores and Their Sensing Potential for Ethanol. Other. 13(30), 35941-35948. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85112304747
Jacques, K., Murthy, N., Dixit, S., Berman, D., Berkebile, S. (2021). Method for tribological experiment to study scuffing initiation on AISI 52100 steel and hard ceramic coatings. Tribology International. 160, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85103277272
Wang, B., Gao, K., Chang, Q., Berman, D., Tian, Y. (2021). Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide-MoS<inf>2</inf>-Sb<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>Coating Nanomaterials for High-Temperature Superlubricity. Other. 4(7), 7097-7106. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85111496857
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
Gao, K., Wang, B., Shirani, A., Chang, Q., Berman, D. (2021). Macroscale Superlubricity Accomplished by Sb<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>-MSH/C Under High Temperature. Other. 9, . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85105152737
Shirani, A., Lee, J., Berman, D. (2021). Thermal stability and gas absorption characteristics of ionic liquid-based solid polymer electrolytes. Journal of Chemical Physics. 154(5), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85100346142
Berman, D., Sha, Y., Shevchenko, E. V. (2021). Effect of polymer removal on the morphology and phase of the nanoparticles in all-inorganic heterostructures synthesized via two-step polymer infiltration. Molecules. 26(3), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85101045040
Safonov, V. L., Bas, D. A., Berman, D., Rostovtsev, Y., Roberts, J. A., McConney, M. E., Page, M. R. (2021). Adaptation of Fluctuating Magnetoacoustic System to External Signals. IEEE Access. 9, 80847-80853. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85107350662
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
Chowdhury, T., D'Souza, N. A., Berman, D. (2021). Electrospun Fe3O4-PVDF Nanofiber Composite Mats for Cryogenic Magnetic Sensor Applications.
Marian, M., Berman, D., Rota, A., Jackson, R. L., Rosenkranz, A. (2021). Layered 2D Nanomaterials to Tailor Friction and Wear in Machine Elements—A Review. Other. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85120951116
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.
Shirani, A., Joy, T., Lager, I., Yilmaz, J. L., Wang, H., Jeppson, S., Cahoon, E. B., Chapman, K. D., Stymne, S., Berman, D. (2020). Lubrication characteristics of wax esters from oils produced by a genetically-enhanced oilseed crop. Tribology International. 146, 9pp.
Lee, J., Hasannaeimi, V., Scharf, T. W., Berman, D. (2020). Mechanical and chemical robustness of the aluminum oxide-infiltrated block copolymer films and the resulting aluminum oxide coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 399(126204), . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.126204
Cockerill, I., Su, Y., Lee, J. H., Berman, D., Young, M. L., Zheng, Y., Zhu, D. (2020). Micro-/Nanotopography on Bioresorbable Zinc Dictates Cytocompatibility, Bone Cell Differentiation, and Macrophage Polarization. Nano Letters. 20(6), 4594-4602.
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.
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, .
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), .
Singh, S., Young, J. M., Jones, D. C., Berman, D., Rout, B. (2020). Observation of Room Temperature Superparamagnetic Behavior of Fe5Si3 nanocrystals synthesized via 50 keV Fe ion implantation in Silicon. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing. 126(3), 232. Heidelberg: Springer. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00339-020-3417-8.pdf
Shirani, A., Hu, Q., Su, Y., Joy, T., Berman, D., Zhu, D. (2019). Combined tribological and bactericidal effect of nanodiamonds as potential lubricant for artificial joints. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
She, Y., Lee, J., Lee, B., Diroll, B., Scharf, T. W., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2019). Effect of the micelle opening in self-assembled amphiphilic block Co-polymer films on the infiltration of inorganic precursors. Langmuir. 35(3), 796-803.
Lee, J., Kuchibhotla, A., Banerjee, D., Berman, D. (2019). Silica nanoparticles as copper corrosion inhibitors. Materials Research Express.
Shi, C., Alderman, O. L., Berman, D., Du, J., Neuefeind, J., Tamalonis, A., Weber, J., You, J., Benmore, C. J. (2019). The structure of amorphous and deeply supercooled liquid alumina. Other. 6, . Argonne National Lab.(ANL), Argonne, IL (United States).
Ponomarev, V. A., Sheveyko, A. N., Permyakova, E. S., Lee, J., Voevodin, A. A., Berman, D., Manakhov, A. M., Michlicek, M., Slukin, P. V., Firstova, V. V., Ignatov, S. G., Chepkasov, I. V., Popov, Z. I., Shtansky, D. V. (2019). TiCaPCON-Supported Pt- and Fe-Based Nanoparticles and Related Antibacterial Activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 11(32), 28699-28719.
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.
Jacques, K., Joy, T., Shirani, A., Berman, D. (2019). Effect of Water Incorporation on the Lubrication Characteristics of Synthetic Oils. Tribology Letters. 67(105), . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-019-1217-0
Romsdahl, T., Shirani, A., Minto, R., Zhang, C., Cahoon, E., Chapman, K. D., Berman, D. (2019). Nature-Guided Synthesis of Advanced Bio-Lubricants. Scientific Reports. 9, 11711. Nature Group. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48165-6
Chugh, S., Adhikari, N., Lee, J. H., Berman, D., Echegoyen, L., Kaul, A. B. (2019). Dramatic enhancement of optoelectronic properties of electrophoretically deposited C<inf>60</inf>-graphene hybrids. Other. 11(27), 24349-24359. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85069949489
Chugh, S., Adhikari, N., Lee, J. H., Berman, D., Echegoyen, L., Kaul, A. B. (2019). Dramatic enhancement of optoelectronic properties of electrophoretically deposited C<inf>60</inf>-graphene hybrids. Other. 11(27), 24349-24359. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85069949489
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.
She, Y., Lee, J., Diroll, B. T., Scharf, T. W., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2018). Accessibility of the Pores in Highly Porous Alumina Films Synthesized via Sequential Infiltration Synthesis. Nanotechnology. 29, 495703.
Li, X., Teitgen, A. M., Shirani, A., Ling, J., Busta, L., Cahoon, R. E., Zhang, W., Li, Z., Chapman, K. D., Berman, D., others, (2018). Discontinuous fatty acid elongation yields hydroxylated seed oil with improved function. Nature Plants. 4, 711–720. Nature Publishing Group.
Lee, J., Hu, X., Voevodin, A. A., Martini, A., Berman, D. (2018). Effect of Substrate Support on Dynamic Graphene/Metal Electrical Contacts. Other. 9(4), 169 1-9. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/9/4/169
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. (2018). Graphene-based superlubricity solution for macroscale applications. 74, 45.
She, Y., Nunn, N., Shenderova, O., Osawa, E., Berman, D. (2018). Nanodiamonds for improving lubrication of titanium surfaces in simulated body fluid. Carbon. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2018.12.005
Hu, X., Lee, J., Berman, D., Martini, A. (2018). Substrate Effect on the Electrical Conductance at a Nanoasperity-Graphene Contact. Carbon. 137, 118-124.
Berman, D., Narayanan, B., Sankaranarayanan, S., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. (2018). Tribocatalytic Formation of Protective Carbon Film Leading to Macroscale Superlubricity. Nature Communications. 9, 1164.
Lee, J., Berman, D. (2018). Insights on the corrosion evolution in a graphene protected surface. Carbon. 126, 225-231.
Chang, Q., Rudenko, P., Miller, D. J., Wen, J., Berman, D., Zhang, Y., Arey, B., Zhu, Z., Erdemir, A. (2017). Operando formation of an ultra-low friction boundary film from synthetic magnesium silicon hydroxide additive. Tribology International. 110, 35–40. Elsevier.
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.
Berman, D., Deshmukh, S. A., Narayanan, B., Sankaranarayanan, S. K., Yan, Z., Balandin, A. A., Zinovev, A., Rosenmann, D., Sumant, A. V. (2017). Metal-induced rapid transformation of diamond into single and multilayer graphene on wafer scale. Nature Communications. 7, 12099. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12099
Lee, J., Atmeh, M., Berman, D. (2017). Effect of trapped water on the frictional behavior of graphene oxide layers sliding in water environment. Carbon. 120, 11-16.
Berman, D., Guha, S., Lee, B., Elam, J. W., Darling, S. B., Shevchenko, E. V. (2017). Sequential Infiltration Synthesis for the Design of Low Refractive Index Surface Coatings with Controllable Thickness. ACS Nano. 11(3), 2521-2530. American Chemical Society (ACS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b08361
Berman, D., Deshmukh, S. A., Sankaranarayanan, S. K., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2015). Macroscale superlubricity enabled by graphene nanoscroll formation. Science. 348(6239), 1118-1122. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1262024
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Zinovev, A. V., Sumant, A. V. (2015). Nanoscale friction properties of graphene and graphene oxide. Diamond and Related Materials. 54, 91-96. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2014.10.012
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2014). Graphene as a protective coating and superior lubricant for electrical contacts. Applied Physics Letters. 105(23), 231907. AIP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4903933
Berman, D., Deshmukh, S. A., Sankaranarayanan, S. K., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2014). Extraordinary Macroscale Wear Resistance of One Atom Thick Graphene Layer. Advanced Functional Materials. 24(42), 6640-6646. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201401755
Berman, D., Deshmukh, S. A., Sankaranarayanan, S. K., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2014). Graphene: Extraordinary Macroscale Wear Resistance of One Atom Thick Graphene Layer (Adv. Funct. Mater. 42/2014). Advanced Functional Materials. 24(42), 6639-6639. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201470276
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2014). Graphene: a new emerging lubricant. Materials Today. 17(1), 31-42. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2013.12.003
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2013). Reduced wear and friction enabled by graphene layers on sliding steel surfaces in dry nitrogen. Carbon. 59, 167-175. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2013.03.006
Berman, D., Krim, J. (2013). Surface science, MEMS and NEMS: Progress and opportunities for surface science research performed on, or by, microdevices. Other. 88(2), 171-211. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.progsurf.2013.03.001
Berman, D., Erdemir, A., Sumant, A. V. (2013). Few layer graphene to reduce wear and friction on sliding steel surfaces. Carbon. 54, 454-459. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2012.11.061
Berman, D., Krim, J. (2012). Impact of oxygen and argon plasma exposure on the roughness of gold film surfaces. Thin Solid Films. 520(19), 6201-6206. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2012.06.033
Walker, M. J., Berman, D., Nordquist, C., Krim, J. (2011). Electrical Contact Resistance and Device Lifetime Measurements of Au-RuO2-Based RF MEMS Exposed to Hydrocarbons in Vacuum and Nitrogen Environments. Tribology Letters. 44(3), 305-314. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11249-011-9849-8
Berman, D., Walker, M. J., Nordquist, C. D., Krim, J. (2011). Impact of adsorbed organic monolayers on vacuum electron tunneling contributions to electrical resistance at an asperity contact. Journal of Applied Physics. 110(11), 114307. AIP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3664770
Berman, D., Walker, M. J., Krim, J. (2010). Contact voltage-induced softening of RF microelectromechanical system gold-on-gold contacts at cryogenic temperatures. Journal of Applied Physics. 108(4), 044307. AIP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3459893
Review
Aouadi, S. M., Gu, J., Berman, D. (2020). Self-healing ceramic coatings that operate in extreme environments: A review. Other. 38(5), .

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).
Berman, D., "Design of measuring system for evaluating the materials gas sensing characteristics," Sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory, Federal, $7500 Funded. (October 2019May 2020).
Grant - Research
Berman, D., "CAREER: Manufacturing of Mechanically Stable Nanoporous Ceramic Structures Via Selective Infiltration of Polymer Templates," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $500000 Funded. (March 1, 2021February 28, 2026).
Berman, D., "Mechanically Driven Growth of Hydrocarbons at Sliding Interfaces to Control Degradation and Wear," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $289847 Funded. (July 15, 2020June 30, 2023).
Berman, D. (Co-Principal), Ecker, M. (Co-Principal), Cundari, T. R. (Co-Principal), Kelber, J. A. (Co-Principal), "Metal Oxynitrides as Biocompatible Coatings for Medical Device Applications," Sponsored by COS-CENG, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 16, 2021March 15, 2022).
Berman, D. (Co-Principal), Ayre, B. G. (Co-Principal), Antunes, M. S. (Co-Principal), "Plant fiber-based structures with integrated functional components for enhanced utility.," Sponsored by UNT BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (September 1, 2019August 31, 2021).
Berman, D., "Hydrophobic Alumina," Sponsored by Honeywell International Inc., Private, $70000 Funded. (July 2019August 2020).
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).
Berman, D., "Electronic properties of two-dimensional materials under coupled stresses," Sponsored by UNT, Local, $6500 Funded. (February 2018August 2018).
Berman, D., "Understanding and Prediction of the Coupled Stress-Induced Evolution of Nanoscale Materials Interfaces," Other, $76745 Funded. (August 2017August 2018).
Berman, D., "Frictional behavior of 2D materials subjected to stretching or compression," Sponsored by ORAU, Federal, $10000 Funded. (June 1, 2017May 31, 2018).
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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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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