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Project Publications: University of Alabama at Birmingham: Nano-Micro Hybrid Fibrous Materials for Contaminant Removal and Site Remediation

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Nano-Micro Hybrid Fibrous Materials for Contaminant Removal and Site Remediation

Project Leader: Claudiu Lungu
Co-Investigators: Vinoy Thomas, Uday Vaidya (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Grant Number: P42ES027723
Funding Period: 2020-2025
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  • Pillai R, Adhikari KR, Gardner S, Sunilkumar S, Sanas S, Mohammad H, Thomas V. 2023. Inkjet-printed plasma-functionalized polymer-based capacitive sensor for PAHs. Mater Today Commun 35:105659. doi:10.1016/j.mtcomm.2023.105659
  • Pillai R, Thomas V. 2023. Plasma surface engineering of natural and sustainable polymeric derivatives and their potential applications. Polymers 15(2):400. doi:10.3390/polym15020400 PMID:36679280 PMCID:PMC9863272
  • Shedd J, Oh J, Floyd EL, Lungu C. 2023. Characterization of photothermal desorption-compatible diffusive samplers for volatile organic compounds. ACS Environ Au 3(4):242-248. doi:10.1021/acsenvironau.2c00071 PMID:37483304 PMCID:PMC10360198
  • Yang S, Wickliffe JK, Kibelka G, Overton EB, Lungu C, Oh J. 2023. Laboratory evaluation of a prototype portable gas chromatograph (GC) with a flame ionization detector (FID) for toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (TEX) analysis. J Anal Sci Technol 14(1):doi:10.1186/s40543-023-00404-2



  • Kore S, Spencer R, Ghossein H, Slaven L, Knight D, Unser J, Vaidya U. 2021. Performance of hybridized bamboo-carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene composites processed using wet laid technique. Compos Pt C-Open Access 6:doi:10.1016/j.jcomc.2021.100185
  • Kore S, Theodore M, Pillai R, Thomas V, Vaidya U. 2021. Improvement of interfacial adhesion of unidirectional textile grade carbon fiber (TCF) with unsized, epoxy and urethane sizing reinforced in thermoset urethane composites. Mater Today Commun 28(10):
  • Kore S, Theodore M, Vaidya U. 2021. Effect of the segmental structure of thermoplastic polyurethane (hardness) on the interfacial adhesion of textile-grade carbon fiber composites. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater 3:
  • Ranjan P, Thomas V, Kumar P. 2021. 2D materials as a diagnostic platform for the detection and sensing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: A bird's-eye view. J Mater Chem B Mater Biol Med 9(23):doi:10.1039/d1tb00071c PMID:34013310 (ahead of print)
  • Uday V, Hopkins J. 2021. IACMI - The Composites Institute efforts in current and post-COVID-19 manufacturing era-innovations and sustainability. ASTM 5(1):doi:10.1520/ssms20200070


  • Pemmada R, Zhu X, Dash M, Zhou Y, Ramakrishna S, Peng X, Thomas V, Jain S, Nanda HS. 2020. Science-based strategies of antiviral coatings with viricidal properties for the COVID-19 like pandemics. Materials (Basel) 13:doi:10.3390/ma13184041 PMID:32933043 PMCID:PMC7558532
  • Singh DK, Vaidya A, Thomas V, Theodore M, Kore S, Vaidya U. 2020. Finite element modeling of the fiber-matrix interface in polymer composites. Journal of Composites Science 4(2):58. doi:10.3390/jcs4020058
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