Selected Honors & Awards
Director's Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1999)
NSF International Research Fellowship for study at the Max Planck Institute (2001)
ChE 454: Interfacial Engineering
ChE 488: Introduction to Energy Systems
Tyndall, N.F.; Stievater, T.H.; Kozak, D.A.; Pruessner, M.W.; Roxworthy, B.J.; Rabinovich, W.S.; Roberts, C.A.; McGill, R.A.; Miller, B.L.; Luta, E.
Chen, Q.; Wu, L.; Zeng, Y.; Jia, C.; Lin, J.; Yates, M.Z.; Guan, B., "Formation of Spherical Calcium Sulfate Mesocrystals: Orientation Controlled by Subunit Growth," Cryst. Eng. Comm., 2019, 39. Publication
Ghosh, R.; Swart, O.; Westgate, S.; Miller. B.L.; Yates, M.Z., "Antibacterial Copper-Hydroxyapatite Composite Coatings via Electrochemical Synthesis," Langmuir, 2019, 35, 17, 5957-5966. Publication
Zhang,X.F.; Yates, M.Z, "Controllable Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite-supported Palladium Nanoparticles with Enhanced Catalytic Activity," Surface & Coating Technology, 2018, 351, 60-67. Publication
Zhang, X.F.; Zhange, Y.; Yates, M.Z., "Hydroxyapatite Nanocrystal Deposited Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes Loaded with Antibiotics for Combining Biocompatibility and Antibacterial Properties," MRS Advances, 2018, 3, 30, 1703-1709. Publication
Zhang, X.F.; Yates, M.Z., "Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Nanoparticles Supported on Electrically Polarized Hydroxyapatite," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10, 20, 17323-17239. Publication
Chen, Q.S.; Jia, C.Y.; Li, Y.; Xu, J.; Guan, B.H.; Yates, M.Z., "alpha-Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate Nanorods Synthesis: A Method for Nanoparticle Preparation by Mesocrystallization," Langmuir, 2017, 33, 9-2362-2369. Publication
Zhang, X.; Chaimayo, W.; Yang, C.; Yao, J.; Miller, B.L.; Yates, M. Z., “Silver-hydroxyapatite composite coatings with enhanced antimicrobial activities through heat treatment,” Surface & Coatings Technology, 2017, 325, 39–45. Publication
Fu, C.; Zhang, F.; Savino, K.; Gabrys, P,; Gao, Y.; Chaimayo, W.; Miller, B.L.; Yates, M.Z., "Antimicrobial Silver-Hydroxyapatite Composite Coatings Through Two-Stage Electrochemical Synthesis," Surface & Coatings Technology,2016, 301, 13-19. Publication
Our research group creates advanced materials through the control of surface and interfacial properties. We are particularly interested in the production of fine particles, thin films, and membranes. The research work is multidisciplinary and targets wide ranging applications. In collaboration with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, we have created hollow particles for laser fusion targets. Bioconjugation to particle surfaces and microencapsulation of pharmaceuticals has been explored in our collaborations with the School of Medicine to create particles for controlled and targeted release. We use particle assembly into thin films to create optically reflective coatings and free standing membranes with enhanced transport properties. Crystal growth onto surfaces has been used to form proton conducting ceramic membranes with enhanced transport properties that can be used in fuel cells and other electrochemical devices. In addition to Chemical Engineering, our group is actively involved in the Materials Science and Alternative Energy programs.