Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2011 Mechanical and Structural Characterization of ALD Zinc Oxide FilmsSemiconductor Science and Technology. 1-7.
2011 Nanomechanical Study of Amorphous and Polycrystalline ALD HfO2 Thin FilmsInternational Journal of Surface Science and Engineering. 193-204.
2011 Studies of Breakdown in a Pressurized CavityInternational Journal of Modern Physics A. 1753-1760.
2009 Nanoindentation near the edgeJournal of Materials Research. 1016-1031.
2009 Nanomechanical Response of the Si Lattice to Hydrogen Implantation and Annealing for Layer SplittingJapanese Journal of Applied Physics. 101202.
2008 A Numerical Study on Pile-up in Nanoindentation CreepInternational Journal of Surface Sciences. 41-51.
2008 Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Plunge Stage in Friction Stir WeldingJournal of Materials Processing Technology. 411-419.
2008 Influence of RF PACVD Process Parameters of Diamond-Like Carbon Films on Optical Properties and Nanohardness of the FilmsDiamond and Related Materials. 1655-1659.
2007 Indentation size effect in the nano- and micro-hardess of fcc single crystal metalsMaterials and Manufacturing Processes. 228-237.
2007 Nanomechanical Properties of High-k Dielectrics Grown by Atomic Layer DepositionECS Transactions. 123-130.
2007 Pile-up/Sink-in of Rate Sensitive Nanoindentation Creeping SolidsModelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng.. 823-834.
2007 Strain Rate Sensitivity in Nanoindentation Creep of Hard MaterialsJournal of Materials Research. 2912-2916.
2007 The Strain Rate Sensitivity of the Hardness in nanoindentation CreepJournal of Materials Research. 926-936.
2006 Indentation size effect in the nano- and micro-hardess of fcc single crystal metalsMaterials Science and Engineering A. 178-187.
2004 Billinear behavior in nano and micro indentation tests of fcc polyscrystalline materialsAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. 353-359.
2004 Dislocation dynamics simulation of the bilinear behavior in micro and nanoindentationJournal of Materials Research. 768-779.
2003 Activation analysis of deformation in evaporated molybdenum thin filmsJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 884-895.
2003 Nanoindentation and the indentation size effect: Kinetics of deformation and the strain gradient plasticityJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 357-381.
2003 Size dependent hardness in annealed and work hardened alpha brass and aluminum polycrystalline materials using activation volume analysisMaterials Letters. 1072-1078.
2003 Stacking Fault Energy and Dynamic Recovery: Do they impact the Indentation Size EffectJournal of Materials Science and Engineering A. 1-8.
2002 Indentation size effect in polycrystalline FCC metalsActa Materialia. 3641-3650.
2001 Flexural-hinge guided motion nanopositioner stage for precision machining: finite element simulationsInternational Journal of Prec. Eng. and Nanotechnology. 77-81.
2000 Grain Size Depdendent Thermal Conductivity of Nanocrytalline Yittria-Stabilized Zirconia Films Grown by Metal-Organic Vapor DepositionApplied Physics Letters. 1155-1157.
2000 Indentation Size Effect: Large Grained Aluminum versus Nanocrystalline Aluminum-Zirconium AlloysScripta Materialia. 951-955.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2011 An Examination of the Indentation Size Effect and Bi-Linear Behavior of FCC Metals
2011 Determining Mechanical Properties of Escherichia Coli by Nanoindentation
2011 RF Breakdown Studies Using Pressurized Cavities
2011 Studies of Nanomechanical Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited NbN films on Si Using Nanoindendation
2011 The Role of Stacking Fault Energy on the Indentation Size Effect of FCC Pure Metals and Alloys
2010 Electrical Characterization of ALD ZnO and HfO2 Thin Films.  281.
2010 Hydrogen Ion-Induced AlN Thin Layer Transfer: An Elastomechanical Study.  37.
2010 Investigation of Thermal Evolution of Implanted Hydrogen in GaN by Nanoindentation.  241.
2010 Synthesis of NbN Thin Films for Superconducting Radiofrequency (SRF) Applications by Atomic Layer Deposition to Fabricate Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor (S-I-S) Multilayer Structures.  203.
2009 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA
2009 Investigation of a Donor Material in Friction Stir Welding.  337-42.
2009 Physical Characterization of Thin Films Zinc Oxide Grown by ALD.  85-92.
2009 Physical Characterization of Zinc Oxide Thin Films Grown by ALD.  85.
2009 RF Breakdown Studies using a 1.3-GHz Test Cell.  WE5PFP009 1-3.
2009 RF Breakdown of Metallic Surfaces in Hudrogen.  WE5PFP008 1-3.
2008 Analysis of indentation creep, in Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology IV
2008 Comparison of Nanomechanical Behavior of the Amorphous and Crystalline Phases of ALD HfO2.  269.
2008 Effect of Wafer Bonding and Layer Splitting on Nanomechanical Properties of standard and strained SOI Films.  337.
2008 Pile-up/Sink-in in Nanoindentation Rate Sensitive Creeping Solids.  185-191.
2008 Studies of Breakdown in a Pressurized RF Cavities.  736-738.
2008 Weakening of Hardness and Modulus of the Si Lattice by Hydrogen Implantation for Layer Transfer in Wafer Bonding Technology.  385.
2007 A Numerical Study of The Plunge Stage in FSW Using ABAQUS.  127-33.
2007 Evidence for Fowler-Norhheim Behavior in RF Breakdown.  2499-2501.
2007 Influence of RF PACVD Process Parameters of Diamond-Like Carbon Films on Optical Properties and Nanohardness of the Fil
2007 Study of Relations Between RF PACVD Process Parameters of Diamond-Like Carbon Films and their Optical and Mechanical Properti
2006 Structural Design of Nanopositioners Fabricated from Different Metal Alloys in Terms of Their Stiffness, Stresses, and Modal Frequency
2004 CPC Testing for Pre-corroded Structures
2004 Development of a Corrosion Prevention and Control Sustainment Plan for the Tunner 60k Cargo Load
2003 Activation volume analysis for Cu and NI monolithic thin films and bulk alpha brass and aluminum FCC materials using nanoindentation.  Y8.14.1-Y8.14.5.
2003 Bilinear behavior in the indentation size effect: Consequences in strain gradient plasticity.  Y1.7.1-Y1.7.5.
1999 Indentation size effect: A kinetic perspective.  311-321.

Research Overview

  • RF Accelerators Breakdown; Nanoscale Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanoindentation (Metals, Polymers, Alloys, Interconnects); Dislocation and Strain Gradient Plasticity; Thin Films (Mechanical Properties and Characterization); Modeling and Simulation (Nanoindentation Creep and Contact Mechanics); Nanopositioners (Precision Machining and Precision Motion); Friction Stir Welding; Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention
  • Grants

  • 3SEM: STEM Success in Science, Engineering and Mathematics  awarded by NSF 2017 - 2022
  • BR2M: Basic Research in Regenerative Medicine  awarded by Dept of Defense - ONR 2018 - 2021
  • Stem cell derived cartilage as precursors to bone healing on nanostructured scaffolds  awarded by Dept of Defense 2017 - 2018
  • JSA GRA Support  awarded by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. (Jefferson Lab) 2016
  • Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA)  awarded by NSF-MRI - 2011
  • Fabrication of transparent wireless sensor using micromachined indium tin oxide conductive coating  awarded by NASA 2008 - 2009
  • Stress Analysis of Flipable Housing of Power Transmission using Finite Element Analysis  awarded by Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America 2008 - 2009
  • Theoretical and experimental study of the Donor Material Effects during Friction Stir Welding of Steel  awarded by NASA-NIA 2008 - 2009
  • Fabrication of transparent wireless sensor using micromachined indium tin oxide conductive coating  awarded by NASA - 2009
  • Monitoring Phase Transformation of Polymeric Materials Using Wireless Electromagnetic Open Circuit Sensors  awarded by NASA NIA - 2009
  • Nanoscale Study of Delamination Mechanism in Al-Li Alloys  awarded by NASA NIA - 2009
  • Study of RF electrodes characterization subsequent to breakdown using SEM EDX analysis  awarded by Muons, Inc - 2009
  • Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Donor Material Effects During Friction Stir Welding of Steel  awarded by NASA NIA - 2009
  • Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biochemical, and Material Science Applications  awarded by NSF (Major Research Instrumentation) 2008
  • Monitoring Phase Transformation of Polymeric Materials Using Wireless Electromagnetic Open Circuit Sensors  awarded by NASA-NIA 2008
  • Metallic Thin Films Sensors Fabrication Using Electron Beam Deposition  awarded by NASA-NIA 2007 - 2008
  • Donor Material Effects on Friction Stir Welding of Steel  awarded by NASA GSRP 2006 - 2008
  • Nanoscale Study of Delamination Mechanisms in Al-Li Alloys  awarded by NASA-NIA Project 2006 - 2008
  • Study of RF electrodes characterization subsequent to breakdown using SEM EDX analysis  awarded by Muons, Inc 2006 - 2008
  • Magnetic Field Response Acquisition System for Strain Measurement  awarded by NASA GSRP 2006 - 2007
  • RF electrodes characterization subsequent to breakdown using SEM EDX  awarded by Muons Inc. 2006 - 2007
  • Simulations for the strain rate sensitivity of the hardness in indentation creep using various tip friction coefficients  awarded by ODURF 2006
  • Study of the Mechanical Properties of Niobium for the Superconducting RF Cavities Using Nanoindentation and Atomic Force Microscopy  awarded by Jefferson Lab 2006
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Eng., Materials Science/Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1999
  • M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993
  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, South Dakota State University 1991
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum 1982
  • Full Name

  • Abdelmageed Elmustafa