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~200 publications in journals and conference proceedings

Journal:

  1. D. Yao, "A fractional dashpot for nonlinear viscoelastic fluids," Journal of Rheology, submitted, 2017.

  2. X, Fang, J. Shi, T. Wyatt, and D. Yao, "Twist-film gel spinning of large-diameter high-performance UHMWPE monofilaments," Textile Research Journal, Vol. 87, No. 19, pp. 2323-2336 (2017).

  3. D. Zhao, H. Wang, L. Wang, M. Wang, and D. Yao, "Experimental and numerical study of microchannel formation in rubber-assisted hot embossing with an open-channel mold," Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 1221-1227 (2017).

  4. D. A. Lakho, D. Yao, K. Cho, M. Ishaq, and Y. Wang, "Study of the curing kinetics towards development of fast curing epoxy resins," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 161-170 (2017).

  5. C. McKee, Y. Hong, D. Yao, and G. R. Chaudhry, "Compression induced chondrogenic differentiation of embryonic stem cells in 3-D PDMS scaffolds," Tissue Engineering Part A, Vol. 23, No. 9-10, pp. 426-435 (2017).

  6. C. McKee, D. Yao, and G.R. Chaudhry, "Chondrogenic differentiation of embryonic stem cells using mechanotransductive 3-D PDMS scaffolds," Stem Cell and Translational Investigation, Vol. 4, e1536 (2017).

  7. X. Fang, T. Wyatt, J. Shi, and D. Yao, "Gel spinning of high strength polyoxymethylene fibers," Textile Research Journal, under review (2016).

  8. Y. Hong, X. Fang, and D. Yao, "Modeling of expandable polystyrene expansion," J. Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 133, No. 36, 43886 (2016).

  9. D. Yao, "A non-Newtonian fluid model with finite stretch and rotational recovery," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 230, pp. 12-18 (2016).

  10. X. Fang, T. Wyatt, Y. Hong, and D. Yao, "Gel spinning of UHMWPE fibers with polybutene as a new spin solvent," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 56, No. 6, pp. 697-706 (2016).

  11. X. Fang, C. Bi, Y. Hong, K.H. Cho, M.S. Park, Y. Wang, and D. Yao, "Rapid vacuum infusion and curing of epoxy composites with a rubber-cushioned mold design," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Article first published online in February 2016.

  12. H. Mao, Y. Wang, D. Yao, C. Wang, and S. Sun, "Synthesis of blocked waterborne polyurethane polymeric dyes with tailored molecular weight: thermal, rheological and printing properties," RSC Adv., Vol. 6, 56831 (2016).

  13. Q. Mao, T.P. Wyatt, J. Chen, and D. Yao, "Melt spinning of high-strength fiber from low molecular weight polypropylene," Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 233-239 (2016).

  14. X. Fang, T. Wyatt, and D. Yao, "An effective and simple process for obtaining high strength silkworm (Bombyx mori) silk fiber," Fibers and Polymer, Vol. 16, No. 12, pp. 2609-2616 (2015).

  15. Y. Hong, X. Fang, and D. Yao, "Processing of composite polystyrene foam with a honeycomb structure," Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 1494-1503 (2015).

  16. Y. Wang, D. A. Lakho, and D. Yao, "Effect of additives on the rheological properties of fast curing epoxy resins," Journal of Silicate Based and Composite Materials, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 132-134 (2015).

  17. D. Yao, "A non-Newtonian fluid model with an objective vorticity," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 218, pp. 99-105 (2015).

  18. Q. Mao, Y. Hong, T.P. Wyatt, J. Chen, Y. Wang, J. Wang, and D. Yao, "Insert injection molding of polypropylene single-polymer composites," Composites Science & Technology, Vol. 106, pp. 47-54 (2015).

  19. T. Wyatt, Y. Deng, and D. Yao, "Fast solvent removal by mechanical twisting for gel spinning of ultrastrong fibers," Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 745-752 (2015).

  20. H. Mao, F. Yang, C. Wang, Y. Wang, D. Yao, Y. Yin, "Anthraquinone chromophore covalently bonded blocked waterborne polyurethanes: synthesis and application," RSC Advances, Vol. 5, No. 39, pp. 30631-30639 (2015).

  21. F. Lv, D. Yao, Y. Wang, C. Wang, C. Wang, P. Zhu, and Y. Hong, "Recycling of waste nylon 6/spandex blended fabrics by melt processing," Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 77, pp. 232-237 (2015).

  22. T. Wyatt, T. Gainey, X. Fang, and D. Yao, "Direct drawing of gel fibers enabled by twist-gel spinning process," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 1389-1395 (2015).

  23. Y. Hong, X. Fang, and D. Yao, "Microwave processing of syntactic foam from an expandable thermoset/thermoplastic mixture," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 1818-1828 (2015).

  24. R. Frenkel, B. Kim and D. Yao, "Extrusion roller imprinting with a variotherm belt mold," Machines, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 299-311 (2014).

  25. Y. Hong, J.G. Zhou and D. Yao, "Porogen templating processes: An overview," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 3, Article No. 031013 (2014).

  26. T. Wyatt, A.-T. Chien, S. Kumar, and D. Yao, "Development of a gel spinning process for high-strength poly(ethylene oxide) fibers," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 2839-2847 (2014).

  27. J. Jia, Y. Wang and D. Yao, "Melt spinning of continuous filaments by cold air attenuation: I. Experimental studies," Textile Research Journal, Vol. 84, No. 6, pp. 593-603 (2014).

  28. J. Jia, D. Yao and Y. Wang, "Melt spinning of continuous filaments by cold air attenuation: II. Theoretical modeling," Textile Research Journal, Vol. 84, No. 6, pp. 604-613 (2014).

  29. Y. Yin, D. Yao, C. Wang and Y. Wang, "Removal of spandex from nylon/spandex blended fabric by selective polymer degradation," Textile Research Journal, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 16-27 (2014).

  30. Y. Hong and D. Yao, "Mechanical behavior of porous polysiloxane with micropores interconnected by microchannels," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 54, No. 7, pp. 1512-1522 (2014).

  31. R. Kuduva Raman Thaumoorthy, B.H. Kim and D. Yao, "Constant-Temperature Embossing of Supercooled Polymer Films," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 1100-1112 (2014).

  32. H. Zhang, L. Li, S. Scheiding, A. Gebhardt, S. Risse, R. Eberhardt, A. Tunnermann, D. Yao, and A. Y. Yi, "Fabrication of three-dimensional functional microstructures on curved substrates using three-dimensional microlens projection," ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No. 3, Article No. 031006 (2013).

  33. Y. Hong, J.G. Zhou and D. Yao, "Fabrication of interconnected porous elastomers by a microsphere-templating process," Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 32, No. 1, Article No. 21330 (2013).

  34. W. Zhang, M. Li, D. Yao, and J.G. Zhou, "Micropatterning of porous structures from co-continuous polymer blends," Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 32, No. S1, E166-E179 (2013).

  35. D. Yao, "A visco-hyperelastic formulation for the rheology of immiscible blends," Journal of Rheology, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 757-795 (2012).

  36. H. Zhang, L. Li, D.L. McCray, D. Yao, A.Y. Yi, "Mcrolens array on curved substrates by 3D micro projection and reflow process,"  Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 179, pp. 242-250 (2012).

  37. D. Zhao, T. Wyatt, M. Wang, A. Yi, and D. Yao, "Rubber-assisted embossing of polymer thin films using molds with through-thickness microchannels," Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 481-488 (2012).

  38. D. Yao, "Constitutive modeling of complex interfaces based on a differential interfacial energy function," Rheologia Acta, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 199-206 (2011).

  39. P. Dai, W. Zhang, Y. Pan, J. Chen, Y. Wang, and D. Yao, "Processing of single polymer composites with undercooled polymer melt," Composites B: Engineering, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 1144-1150 (2011).

  40. C. Zhou, L. Ma, W. Li, and D. Yao, "Fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds through solid-state foaming of immiscible polymer blends," Biofabrication, Vol. 3, No. 4, Paper number 045003 (2011).

  41. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part I: Experimental," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 592-600 (2011).

  42. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part II: Process analysis," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 601-608 (2011).

  43. W. Zhang, D. Yao, Q. Zhang, J.G. Zhou, and P.I. Lelkes, "Fabrication of interconnected microporous biomaterials with high hydroxyapatite nanoparticle loading," Biofabrication, Vol. 2, No. 3, Article Number: 035006 (2010).

  44. R. Li, D. Yao, Q. Sun, and Y. Deng, "Fusion bonding of supercooled poly(ethylene terephthalate) between Tg and Tm," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 3101-3112 (2011).

  45. W. Zhang, S. Deodhar, and D. Yao, "Geometrical confining effects in compression molding of co-continuous polymer blends," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 1954-1964 (2010).

  46. W. Zhang, S. Deodhar, D. Yao, "Processing properties of PP with a minor addition of silicon oil," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 1340-1349 (2010).

  47. M.D. Fagan, B.H. Kim, and D. Yao, "A novel process for continuous thermal embossing of large-area nanopatterns onto polymer films," Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 246-256 (2009).

  48. D. Yao, Wei Zhang, and J. G. Zhou, "Controllable growth of gradient porous structures," Biomacromolecules, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 1282-1286 (2009).

  49. D. Yao, S.C. Chen and B.H. Kim, "Rapid thermal cycling of injection molds - an overview on technical approaches and applications," Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 233-255 (2009).

  50. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Hot embossing of discrete microparts," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 49, No. 10, pp. 1894-1901, 2009.

  51. T.E. Kimberling, D. Yao, and B.H. Kim, "Injection molding poly(paraphenylene) with a rapidly heated mold," Polym.-Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 246-256 (2009).

  52. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Rubber-assisted micro forming of thin polymer films," Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 251-257 (2009).

  53. H. Wang, Z.H. Fu, and D.G. Yao, "Research of microprofile extrusion," Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 87-88, pp. 125-129 (2009).

  54. D. Yao and R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy, "Enlarged process window for hot embossing," Journal of Micromechanics Microengineering, Vol. 18, No. 4, Article Number: 045023 (2008).

  55. Y. Chen, A. Y. Yi, D. Yao, F. Klocke, and G. Pongs, "A reflow process for glass microlens arrays fabrication by use of precision compression molding," Journal of Micromechanics Microengineering, Vol. 18, No. 5, Article Number: 055022 (2008).

  56. R. Li and D. Yao, "Preparation of single poly(lactic acid) composites," J. Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 107, No. 5, pp. 2909-2916 (2008).

  57. C. Fecek, D. Yao, A. Kacorri, A. Vasquez, S. Iqbal, H. Sheikh, D.M. Svinarich, M. Perez-Cruet, and G.R. Chaudhry, "Chondrogenic derivatives of embryonic stem cell seeded into 3-D polycaprolactone scaffolds generated cartilage tissue in vivo," Tissue Engineering Part A, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 1403-1413 (2008).

  58. O. Nezuka, D. Yao, and B.H. Kim, "Replication of microstructures by roll-to-roll UV-curing embossing," Polym.-Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 47, pp. 865-873 (2008).

  59. Z. Xie, Q. Zou, and D. Yao, "Design and verification of pressure-driven radial flow microrheometry," STLE Tribology Transaction, Vol. 47, No. 9, pp. 865-873 (2008).

  60. P. Nagarajan, D. Yao, T.S. Ellis, and R. Azadegan, "Through-thickness embossing process for fabrication of three-dimensional thermoplastic parts," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp. 2075-2084 (2007).

  61. S. Kim, C.-S. Shiau, D. Yao, and B.H. Kim, "Injection molding nanoscale features with the aid of induction heating," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 46, No. 11, pp. 1031-1037 (2007).

  62. D. Yao, P. Nagarajan, and R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy, "Constant-temperature microfeature embossing with slowly crystallizing polymers," International Polymer Processing, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 375-379 (2007).

  63. D. Yao, P. Nagarajan, L. Li, and A.Y. Yi, "A two-station embossing process for rapid fabrication of surface microstructures on thermoplastic polymers," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 530-539 (2007).

  64. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Rapid pattern transfer of biomimetic surface structures to thermoplastic polymers," Material Science & Engineering C - Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 794-797 (2007).

  65. D. Yao, R. Li, and P. Nagarajan, "Single-polymer composites based on slowly crystallizing polymers," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 46, No. 9, pp. 1223-1230 (2006).

  66. D. Yao, A.Y. Yi, L. Li, and P. Nagarajan, "A strategy for rapid thermal cycling of molds in thermoplastic processing," ASME J. Manufacturing Science Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 4, pp. 837-843 (2006).

  67. T.E. Kimerling, W.  Liu, B.H. Kim, and D. Yao, "Rapid hot embossing of polymer microfeatures," Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 12, No. 8, pp. 730-735 (2006).

  68. D. Yao, T.E. Kimerling and B. Kim, "High-frequency proximity heating for injection molding applications," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 46, No. 7, pp. 938-945 (2006).

  69. D. Yao, A. Smith, P. Nagarajan, A. Vasquez, L. Dang, and G. R. Chaudhry, "Fabrication of polycaprolactone scaffolds using a sacrificial compression-molding process," Biomedical Materials Research B: Applied Biomaterials, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 287-295 (2006).

  70. K. Park, B. Kim and D. Yao, "Numerical simulation of injection molding with a rapidly heated mold - Part I: Flow simulation for thin wall parts," Polym. Plast. Technol., Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 897-902 (2006).

  71. K. Park, B. Kim and D. Yao, "Numerical simulation of injection molding with a rapidly heated mold - Part II: Birefringence prediction," Polym. Plast. Technol., Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 903-909 (2006).

  72. D. Yao, Z. Xie and Q. Zou, "Device with a self-aligned microgap for studying microscale flow," Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 76, No. 5, Art. No. 055109 (2005).

  73. D. Yao, V.L. Virupaksha and B. Kim, "Study on squeezing flow during nonisothermal embossing," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 652-660 (2005).

  74. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Cold forging behavior of semicrystalline polymers," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 96, No. 3, pp. 764-771 (2005).

  75. D. Yao and P. Nagarajan, "Cold forging method for polymer microfabrication," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 44, No. 10, pp. 1998-2004 (2004).

  76. R. Chaudhry, D. Yao,  A. Smith, and A. Hussain, "Osteogenic cells derived from embryonic stem cells produced bone nodules in three-dimensional scaffolds," Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology,  Vol. 4, pp. 203-210 (2004).

  77. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Scaling issues in miniaturization of injection molded parts," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 4, pp. 733-739 (2004).

  78. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Developing rapid heating and cooling systems using pyrolytic graphite," J. Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 341-352 (2003).

  79. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Development of rapid heating and cooling systems for injection molding applications," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 2471-2481 (2002).

  80. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Simulation of the filling process in micro channels for polymeric materials," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 604-610 (2002).

  81. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Increasing flow length in thin wall injection molding using a rapidly heated mold," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 819-832 (2002).

  82. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Injection molding high aspect ratio microfeatures," Journal of Injection Molding Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 11-17 (2002).

  83. M. Chen, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Eliminating flow induced birefringence and minimizing thermally induced residual stresses in injection molded parts," Polym. Plast. Technol., Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 491-502 (2001).

  84. M. Chen, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Optimization of process conditions in gas assisted injection molding," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 479-489 (2001).

  85. D. Yao, B. Kim, J. Choi and R. Brown, "Optimizing injection molding toward multiple quality and cost issues," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 955-966 (1999).

  86. R. Sahu, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Simulation of filling pattern of multicomponent injection molding," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 241-254 (1999).

  87. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Direct search-based automatic minimization of weldlines in injection molded parts," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 509-525 (1998).

  88. R. Sahu, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Design methodology for minimizing wargape," Plastics Engineering, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 31-33 (1998).

  89. J. Rioux, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Characterization of the weldline strength in terms of crack growth resistance in injection molded thermoplastic elastomers," Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 369-383 (1998).

Book Chapters:

  1. D. Yao, "Micromolding," in Advances in Polymer Processing: Micro- to Nano-scales, S. Thomas and W. Yang, Eds., Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 2009.

  2. D. Yao, "Polymer Micromolding/Forming Processes," in Micromanufacturing: Design and Manufacturing of Micro-Products, M. Koc and T. Ozel, Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2011.

  3. D. Zhao, M. Wang, D. Yao, "Injection molding at multi scales," in Modern Manufacturing Technology, M. Koc and T. Ozel, Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Under Review.

  4. D. Yao, X. Fang and Y. Hong, "Polymer and composite processing," in Encyclopedia on Manufacturing, Y. Huang and L. Wang, Eds., World Scientific Publishing, Under review.

  5. R. Hufenus, Y. Yan, M. Dauner, D. Yao, and T. Kikutani, "Bicomponent fibers," in Handbook of Fibers as Advanced Materials, Wiley Group, Under review.

Patents (other 10+ provisional patents)

  1. D. Yao, Y. Wang, P. Dai, and J. Chen, "Quasi-melt processes for single polymer composites and products thereof," US Patent No. 8,653,194, Issued on February 18, 2014.

  2. D. Yao, Y. Wang, C. Kang, K. Cho, F. LV, P. Ma, and S. Zhu, "Method for processing single nylon 6 composites", WIPO Patent Application No. 2014007522 A1, filing date: Jul 2, 2013.

  3. H. Gong, D. Yao and G. Zhou, "Thixotropic processing of magnesium composites with a nanoparticles-haloed grain structure for biomedical implant applications," international patent application to the provisions of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), No. PCT/US13/37153, Filed on April 18, 2013.

  4. J. Chen, D. Yao, J. Wang, Y. Wang, and P. Dai, "A method and apparatus for profile extrusion of single-polymer composites," Chinese Patent Application No. 201210204150.5, Application date: June 15, 2012.

  5. B.H. Kim and D. Yao, "Methods for rapid heating and cooling," US Patent No. 6,846,445, Issued on Jan. 25, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

  1. D. Yao, "Dynamics and rheology of finitely extensible polymer coils: An overview," Novel Trends in Rheology VII, Zlin, Czech Republic, July 26-27, 2017, accepted.

  2. A. Maffe, J. Shi, J. Burkhardt, and D. Yao, "Investigation of the shape memory behavior exhibited by melt spun thermoplastic blend fiber," Communication, Inspiration, Innovation and Common Progress: Opportunities and Challenges Arises from Global Technological Revolution, International Doctoral Students Conference organized by Zhejiang University China, May 2017, accepted.

  3. J. Shi, A. Maffe, and D. Yao, "Improving mechanical properties of immiscible polymer blends," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2017, accepted.

  4. D. Yao, "Determining stretch properties from purely shear data for polymer fluids," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2017, accepted.

  5. J. Shi, X. Fang, A. Maffe, and D. Yao, "An effective way of processing immiscible PP/PS blends into high strength fiber," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 2016.

  6. D. Yao, "A new evolution equation for polymer coils with non-affine rotation," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 2016.

  7. D. Yao, "Maxwell models with relaxation in logarithmic strains," Novel Trends in Rheology VI, Zlin, Czech Republic, July 28-29, 2015, AIP Conf. Proc. 1662, Article 02002.

  8. X. Fang, T. Wyatt and D. Yao, "Gel spinning of high-strength UHMWPE fibers with low molecular weight polybutene as an oligomer solvent," Fall Meeting of The Fiber Society, Raleigh, NC, October 2015.

  9. T. Wyatt, X. Fang and D. Yao, "Production of ultra strong polymer fibers from extended chains," Spring Meeting of The Fiber Society, Shanghai, May 2015.

  10. X. Fang, T. Wyatt, and D. Yao, "Gel spinning of UHMWPE fibers with low molecular weight polybutene as a new spin solvent," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, March 2015.

  11. Y. Hong and D. Yao, "Numerical simulation of expandable polystyrene microsphere expansion," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, March 2015.

  12. D. Yao, "Viscoelastic models with rotational recovery," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, March 2015.

  13. X. Fang, C. Bi, Y. Hong, and D. Yao, "Vacuum infusion for processing thermosetting composites containing high loading solid fillers," Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2014.

  14. Y. Wang, J. Jia and D. Yao, "Manufacturing ultra fine continuous filaments by melt spinning and cold air attenuation," Proceedings of The 43rd Textile Research Symposium, 2-3 December 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  15. T. Wyatt, Y. Deng, and D. Yao, "Twist-gel spinning for efficient production of ultra-strong polymer fibers," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fiber Science and Technology 2014 (ISF 2014), September 28 to October 1, 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

  16. Y. Hong and D. Yao, "Preparation and rheological properties of epoxy-based liquids with adjustable viscosities," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2014.

  17. D. Yao, "Viscoelastic models with logarithmic strains," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2014.

  18. D. Zhao, H. Tian, M. Wang and D. Yao, "Device for measuring microscale viscosity in a self-aligned microgap," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2014.

  19. X. Fang and D. Yao, "An overview of solid-like electrolytes for supercapacitors," Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 2013.

  20. Y. Hong and D. Yao, "Formation and characterization of co-continuous shear thickening fluid/polymer blends," Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 2013, accepted.

  21. R. Kuduva Raman Thanumoorthy, B.H. Kim and D. Yao, "Constant temperature embossing of PEEK films," Proceedings of the 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2013, June 2013, Madison, MI.

  22. X. Wan, D. Yao, Z. Zhang, and H. Zhang, "Design of data acquisition system based on DSP and optical fiber bundle," Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 629, pp. 725-729 ( 2013).

  23. R. Kuduva Raman Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Constant temperature embossing (CTE): Process analysis," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, KY, April 2013.

  24. X. Fang and D. Yao, "Modeling and analysis of spin coating on spherical surfaces," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, KY, April 2013.

  25. Y. Hong and D. Yao, "Mechanical properties of interconnected porous elastomer fabricated by a microsphere-templating casting process," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, KY, April 2013.

  26. X. Wan and D. Yao, "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy sensor system for internet of things," 2012 Second International Conference on Instrumentation & Measurement, Computer, Communication and Control," Harbin, China, December 2012, pp. 728-730.

  27. D. Zhao, T. Wyatt, D. Yao, M. Wang, and A. Yi, "Experimental study on rubber-assisted embossing of micro fluidic chips," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2012, pp. 1838-1842.

  28. H. Gong, Y. Kim, Q. Zhang, K. Hazeli, A. Kontsos, P.I. Lelkes, D. Yao, and J.G. Zhou, "Micro characterization of Mg and Mg Alloy for biodegradable orthopedic implants application," Proceedings of the 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2012, Notre Dame, IN, June 2012.

  29. W. Zhang, M. Li, C. Wang, J.G. Zhou, D. Yao, "Micropatterning of porous polymer structures," Proceedings of the 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2012, Notre Dame, IN, June 2012.

  30. H. Zhang, L. Li, D.L. McCray, D. Yao, and A.Y. Yi, "A Microlens array on curved substrates by 3D micro projection and reflow process," Proceedings of the 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2012, Notre Dame, IN, June 2012.

  31. D. Yao and J.G. Zhou, "Structured porogen process: an overview," 2012 International Additive Manufacturing Forum, December 2012, Wuhan, China.

  32. Y. Wang, D. Yao, Y. Yin, and F. LV, "Recycling of polyamide/spandex blended fabrics", 4th International Conferences on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, September 10-12, 2012, Porto, Portugal.

  33. Q. Zhang, W. Zhang, J. Augustin, D. Yao, D. Wootton, F. Kleinbart, N. A. Johanson, K. A. Wasko, P. Lelkes, and J. Zhou, "Bio-testing of poly-l-lactic acid/hydroxyapatite porous bone scaffolds," ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Denver, CO, November 2011.

  34. Y. Wang, D. Yao, J. Muzzy, Y. Yin, and X. Zhang, "Technologies for selective removal of spandex form polyamide/spandex blended fabrics," Proceedings of the 3rd International symposium on fibre recycling  (Fibre Recycling 2011), 15 - 16 Jun 2011, Bolton, UK.

  35. W. Zhang, D. Yao, and J. G. Zhou, "Generation of gradient porous structures from immiscible polymer blends using a constrained annealing process," Proceeding of the 2011 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2011.

  36. I. Winter, D. Yao, and D. G. Bucknall, "Phase behavior and segregation in blends of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and low molecular weight polyethylene wax," Proceeding of the 2011 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2011.

  37. W. Zhang, Q. Zhang, D. Yao, and J. G. Zhou, "Processing of microporous bio-nanocomposites," Proceeding of the 2011 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2011.

  38. Q. Zhang, W. Zhang, D. Yao, P.I. Lelkes, and J.G. Zhou, "The co-continuous micro-porous PLLA scaffolds and their application for ACL reconstruction," Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2010, Vancouver, CA, November 2010.

  39. W. Zhang, T. Wyatt, D. Yao, Q. Zhang, and J.G. Zhou, "Processing of nanodiamond loaded poly(lactic acid) co-continuous porous structures," 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Erie, PA, October 2010.

  40. W. Zhang, M. Li, S. Deohdar, and D. Yao, "Instantaneous phase separation at the contact surface in compression molding of immiscible polymer blend," 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Erie, PA, October 2010.

  41. J. Jia, D. Yao, and Y. Wang, "Manufacturing ultra fine filaments by cold air attenuation," 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Erie, PA, October 2010.

  42. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Constant-temperature embossing of supercooled poly(ethylene terephthalate) between Tg an Tm," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2010, pp. 2272-2276.

  43. W. Zhang, M. Li, and D. Yao, "Fabrication of micropatterned polymer scaffolds with a co-continuous porous structure," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2010, pp. 2229-2233.

  44. W. Zhang, D. Yao, Q. Zhang, J.G. Zhou, and P.I. Lelkes, "Preparation of interconnected microporous poly(glycolic-co-lactic acid) with high hydroxyapatite loading," ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for medicine and Biology, Houston, February 2010, pp. 199-201.

  45. W. Zhang, D. Yao, and J.G. Zhou, "Controllable growth of gradient structures for biomedical applications," ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for medicine and Biology, Houston, February 2010, pp. 203-206.

  46. Q. Zhang, W. Zhang, D. Yao, D.M. Wotton, P.I. Lelkes, and J.G. Zhou, "Micro-porous PLLA scaffolds for orthopedic surgical fixation devices," ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for medicine and Biology, Houston, February 2010, pp. 217-218.

  47. R. Azadegan, P. Nagarajan, D. Yao, and T. S. Ellis, "Polymer micro hot embossing for the fabrication of three-dimensional millimeter-wave components," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 2009, pp. 1-4.

  48. W. Zhang and D. Yao, "Biodegradable scaffolds with controllable gradient porous structures," Proceeding of the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009.

  49. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Production of discrete microparts with through-thickness embossing and rubber-assisted ejection," Proceeding of the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009.

  50. M. D. Fagan, R. Kuduva-Raman-thnumoorthy, B.H. Kim, and D. Yao, "Variothermal roll embossing of large-area nanopatterns onto polymer films," Proceeding of the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009.

  51. I. Winters, D. Bucknall and D. Yao, "A study of component migration in micro-profile, capillary extrusion for a miscible binary polymer blend," Proceeding of the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009.

  52. W. Zhang and D. Yao, "Microprofile extrusion with a conformal fluidic layer and a wall slip condition," Spring Meeting of The Fiber Society, Shanghai, China, May 2009.

  53. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Discrete micropart production using through-thickness hot embossing and rubber-assisted ejection," Proceedings of the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2008, MSEC2008, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, October 2008, pp. 377-384.

  54. Y. Chen, A. Yi, D. Yao, F. Klocke, and G. Pongs, "Thermal reflow process for glass microlens manufacturing," Proceedings of the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2008, MSEC2008, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, October 2008, pp. 417-421.

  55. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Hot embossing with an enlarged process window," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Milwaukee, WI, May 2008, pp. 2492-2496.

  56. R. Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy and D. Yao, "Hot embossing of discrete microparts," SPE Annual Technical Conference, Milwaukee, WI, May 2008, pp. 2487-2491.

  57. D. Yao, P. Nagarajan, R Kuduva-Raman-Thanumoorthy, A.Y. Yi, and B.H. Kim, "Embossing-based process variants for polymer microfabrication," Fifth International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing, Singapore, January 23-25, 2008.

  58. P. Nagarajan, D. Yao, T.S. Ellis and R. Azadegan, "Through-thickness embossing of 3-D discrete thermoplastic parts," Proceeding of the 2008 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Knoxville, TN, January 2008, CD-Rom publication.

  59. O. Nezuka, B.H. Kim, and D. Yao, "Replication of large-area microstructures by roll-to-roll embossing," Proceeding of the 2008 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Knoxville, TN, January 2008, CD-Rom publication.

  60. D. Yao, P. Nagarajan, and R. K.R.T., "Constant-temperature embossing of amorphous poly(ethylene terephthalate) films," Proceedings of the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2007, MSEC2007, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, October 2007, pp. 151-156.

  61. P. Nagarajan, D. Yao, T.S. Ellis, R. Azadegan, "Close-die embossing of multichannel waveguides," Proceedings of the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2007, MSEC2007, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, October 2007, pp. 157-162.

  62. Z. Xie, Q. Zou, and D. Yao, "Rheological behaviors of pressure-driven radial flow," STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, October 2007, pp. 1033-1035.

  63. D. Yao and Z. Fu, "Shape changing mechanism in microprofile extrusion," Proceedings of the 65th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, May 2007, pp. 2997-3001.

  64. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Rubber assisted embossing process," Proceedings of the 65th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, May 2007, pp. 2967-2971.

  65. P. Nagarajan, K. Abbott, and D. Yao, "Fabrication of porous PCL fiber with co-continuous and size adjustable porous structures from immiscible polymer blends," Proceedings of the 65th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Cincinnati, May 2007, pp. 2438-2442.

  66. Z. Xie, Q. Zou, and D. Yao, "Development of pressure-driven radial flow microrheometry," 62nd STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 2007.

  67. P. Nagarajan, K. Abbott, S. Deodhar, and D. Yao, "Fiber extrusion of highly immiscible polymer blends," Annual Meeting of The Fiber Society, Davis, CA, October 9-11, 2007. 

  68. R. Li and D. Yao, "Manufacturing of single poly(lactic acid) composites," Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, November 2006, pp. 511-518.

  69. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Rubber-assisted hot embossing for structuring thin polymeric films," Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, November 2006.

  70. R. Li, P. Nagarajan, and D. Yao, "Manufacturing and characterization of single-polymer PET composites," Proceedings of the 64th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 2006, pp. 195-199.

  71. D. Yao, A. Yi, L. Li, and P. Nagarajan, "Two-station embossing process for rapid fabrication of polymer microstructures," Proceedings of the 64th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 2006, pp. 2576-2580.

  72. P. Nagarajan, K. Woo, and D. Yao, "Biomimetic surface microstructures and their replication to polymeric materials," Proceedings of the 64th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 2006, pp. 2536-2540.

  73. K. Park, B. Kim and D. Yao, "CAE analysis of rapid thermal response molding process for thin wall parts," Proceedings of the 64th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 2006, pp. 1158-1162.

  74. D. Yao and R. Li, "Preparation of recyclable single-polymer composites," American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists 2006 IC & Proceedings, Atlanta, October 31- November 2, 2006.

  75. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Rapid pattern transfer of biomimetic surface structures onto thermoplastic polymers," Proceeding of the 2006 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing grantees and Research Conference, St Louis, LA, July 2006, CD-Rom publication.

  76. D. Yao, "Fundamental study of the driving mechanisms for cross-sectional shape change in highly noncircular fiber spinning," Annual Meeting of The Fiber Society, Knoxville, TN, October 10-12, 2006.

  77. P. Nagarajan, K. Abbott, and D. Yao, "Extrusion of immiscible polymer blends for fabrication of highly porous fibers with continuous and size-adjustable porous structures," Annual Meeting of The Fiber Society, Knoxville, TN, October 10-12, 2006.

  78. R.E. Williams, Y. Huang, S. Melkote, B. Kinsey, W. Sun, and D. Yao, "Recent advances in micro/meso-scale manufacturing processes," Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 16-2, Orlando, November 2005, pp. 863-884.

  79. D. Yao, A. Yi, L. Li, and P. Nagarajan, "Two-station embossing process for rapid fabrication of polymer microstructures," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro mechanical Systems (MEMS), V 7 MEMS, 2005, pp. 131-132.

  80. Z. Xie, D. Yao and Q. Zou, "Analysis of pressure-driven disk-flow rheometry," Proceedings of the 63th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Boston, May 2005, pp. 1128-1132.

  81. P. Nagrajan and D. Yao, "Homocomposites of poly(ethylene terephthalate)," Proceedings of the 63th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Boston, May 2005, pp. 1559-1663.

  82. D. Yao, B. Kim and A. Yi, "Embossing-based process variants for polymer microfabrication," Proceedings of the ASPE 2005 Spring Topical Meeting: Precision Micro/Nano Scale Polymer Based Component and Device Fabrication, Columbus, OH, April 2005, pp. 20-24.

  83. D. Yao and P. Nagarajan, "A new approach to rapid embossing of polymer microstructures," Proceeding of the 2005 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2005, CD-Rom publication.

  84. W. Liu, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Two-material injection molding filling simulation," Proceedings of the 62nd Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Chicago, May 2004, pp. 506-510.

  85. V.L. Virupaksha, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Simulation of squeezing flow during hot embossing of polymer microstructures," Proceedings of the 62nd Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Chicago, May 2004, pp. 1049-1053.

  86. P. Nagrajan and D. Yao, "Forging behavior of nylon," Proceedings of the 62nd Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Chicago, May 2004, pp. 2892-2896.

  87. W. Liu, T. Kimerling, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Rapid thermal response hot embossing of micro/nano structures," Proceedings of the 62nd Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Chicago, May 2004, pp. 933-935.

  88. D. Yao and P. Nagarajan, "Cold forging method for polymer microfabrication," Proceedings of the 62nd Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Chicago, May 2004, pp. 3112-3116.

  89. D. Yao and P. Nagarajan, "Elastic and viscoelastic recovery of forged polymer," Proceedings of Society of Experimental Mechanics 10th International Congress, Costa Mesa, California, June 2004, CD-Rom publication.

  90. D. Yao and B. Kim, "High aspect ratio submicron injection molding," Proceeding of the 2004 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Dallas, TX, January 2004, CD-ROM publication.

  91. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Cold forging for rapid production of plastic microstructures," Proceeding of the 2004 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Dallas, TX, January 2004, CD-Rom publication.

  92. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Thin wall injection molding using rapidly heated molds," Proceedings of the 61st Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Nashville, TN, May 2003, pp. 521-525.

  93. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Rapid thermal response molding for cycle time reduction," Proceedings of the 61st Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Nashville, TN, May 2003, pp. 607-611.

  94. D. Yao and B. Kim, "First-order scaling issues in miniaturization of injection molded parts," Proceeding of the 13th Molding Conference (Molding 2003), New Orleans, February 2003, CD-ROM publication.

  95. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Rapid production of high aspect ratio microstructures," World Congress of Korean and Korean-ethnic Scientists and Engineers, Korea, August 2002, CD-ROM publication.

  96. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Injection molding high aspect ratio microstructures for lab-on-a-chip applications," Proceedings of the 5th Micro Total Analysis Systems Symposium, Monterey, CA, October 2001, pp. 413-414.

  97. D. Yao, M. Chen and B. Kim, "Development of rapid heating and cooling mold inserts comprising a heating layer, an insulation layer and a substrate," Proceedings of the 59th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Dallas, TX, May 2001, pp. 704-708.

  98. M. Chen, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Optimization of process conditions in gas-assisted injection molding," Proceedings of the 59th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Dallas, TX, May 2001, pp. 754-758.

  99. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Optimizing injection molding towards multiple quality and cost issues," Proceedings of the 58th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2000, pp. 758-760.

  100. M. Chen, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Eliminating flow induced birefringence and minimizing thermally induced residual stresses in injection molded parts," Proceedings of the 2000 NSF Design and Manufacturing Conference, Vancouver, Canada, January 2000, CD-ROM publication.

  101. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Automated search of the optimal robust injection molding design against process variation," Proceedings of the 57th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, New York City, May 1999, pp.651-655.

  102. M. Chen, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Eliminating flow induced birefringence and minimizing thermally induced residual stresses in injection molded parts," Proceedings of the 1999 NSF Design and Manufacturing Conference, Long Beach, CA, SME Publication, January 1999, CD-ROM publication.

  103. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Direct search-based automatic minimization of weldlines in injection molded parts," Proceedings of the 56th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Atlanta, May 1998, pp. 3073-3077.

  104. D. Yao and B. Kim, "Developing a methodology of optimal mold design to minimize warpage and weld line in injection molded parts," Proceedings of the 1998 NSF Design and Manufacturing Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, January 1998, pp. 535-536.

  105. R. Sahu, D. Yao and B. Kim, "Optimal mold design methodology to minimize warpage in injection molded parts," Proceedings of the 55th Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Toronto, May 1997, pp. 3308-3312.