Publications/Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Keith J. Green, Derrick R. Dean, Elijah Nyairo and Pamela Legget-Robinson. “The Effect of High Shear Mixing on the Alignment of Carbon Nanofiber/Epoxy Nanocomposites”. Journal of Polymer & Composites Vol 2, 1 (2014) 9-18

Amanee D. Salaam, Manoj Mishra, Elijah Nyairo and Derrick R. Dean. “Electrospun polyvinyl alcohol/nanodiamond composite scaffolds: morphological, structural, and biological analysis”. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 4,3 (2014) 173-180

Alyssa B. Terry, Amanee D. Salaam, Elijah Nyairo, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick R. Dean. “PLGA Nanoparticles for the Sustained Release of Rifampicin”. Journal of Nanogenomics and Nanomedicine, Vol. 2, 1 (2014) 1-9

Schindler, Carrie, Williams, Brandon L.; Patel, Harsh N.; Thomas, Vinoy; Dean, Derrick R., “Electrospun polycaprolactone/polyglyconate blends: Miscibility, mechanical behavior, and degradation” Polymer ,  v 54, n 25, p 6824-6833, November 27, 2013.

Book Chapter in: Biodegradable Polymeric Nano-biomaterials for Cancer Therapeutic applications. Thomas V*, Mathew B, Dean DR and Nyairo E, In: Signaling, Gene Regulation and Cancer. S. R. Singh and M. K. Mishra (eds), NOVA publishers, 2012.

Fee, Timothy J. Dean, Derrick R.; Eberhardt, Alan W.; Berry, Joel L., “A novel device to quantify the mechanical properties of electrospun nanofibers”,  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, v 134, n 10, 2012.

Bhatt R, Thomas V, Dean D, Nyairo E, Mishra M., “Role of PPARs as Chemotherapeutics and Anticancer Molecules”,  International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 2012; 1(1), 11-18.

Zaynah Welcome, Hongzhuan Wu, Elijah Nyairo, Christian Rogers, Derrick Dean, Kennedy Wekesa, Karyn Gunn, Robert Villafane. “Cytotoxicity and Cell adhesion Properties of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Electrospun Nanofiber Polymer Scaffolds”. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Bioinformatics     Vol 1, 1 (2012) p 41-47.

Deshpande, Himani D. Dean, Derrick R.; Thomas, Vinoy; Clem, William C.; Jose, Moncy V.; Nyairo, Elijah; Mishra, Manoj, “Carbon nanofiber reinforced polycaprolactone fibrous meshes by electrostatic co-spinning”, Current Nanoscience, v 8, n 5, p 753-761, 2012

Amanee Salaam, Manoj Mishra, Elijah Nyairo, Derrick Dean “Morphological and Biological Characterization of PVA-Nanodiamond Electrospun Fibers”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 106 (2012) 334

Deshpande H, Schindler C, Dean D, Clem W, Nyairo E, Thomas V. “Nanocomposite scaffolds based on electrospun polycaprolactone/modified carbon nanofiber nanohydroxyapatite by electrophoretic deposition”, (2011) J. Biomater. Tissue Eng  1:177-184.

Thomas V, Donahoe T, Nyairo E, Dean D.R, Vohra YK. (2011). “Electrospun Tubular Conduits Based on Bioresorbable Biosyn®: Mechano-Morphological Characterization”, Acta Biomaterialia (2011) 7: 2070-2079.

Tambralli, Ajay; Anderson, Joel M.; Andukuri, Adinarayana; Lim, Dong-Jin; Dean, Derrick R.; Jun, Ho-Wook,  “Cell infiltration and growth in a low density, uncompressed three-dimensional electrospun nanofibrous scaffold” , Biomaterials, 32, 6 (2011) p 1583-1590

Aleksandr Rygalov, Derrick R. Dean, Elijah Nyairo, Hasan Carmichael. “Multifunctional nanofibrous scaffolds: Anti-cancer drug delivery and bone regeneration”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society (PMSE Prepr),104 (2011) 571

Bottino M. C*, Thomas V*, Jose MV, Dean D. R, Janowski G. M. “A cellular dermal matrix graft: Synergistic effect of rehydration and natural crosslinking on mechanical properties”, J. Biomed. Mater Res. Appl. Biomat. 2, (2010) 95B; 276-282.

Jose, Moncy V. Thomas, Vinoy; Xu, Yuanyuan; Bellis, Susan; Nyairo, Elijah; Dean, Derrick, “Aligned bioactive multi-component nanofibrous nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering”, Macromolecular Bioscience, v 10, n 4, p 433-444, April 8, 2010.

Chevali, Venkata S. Dean, Derrick R.; Janowski, Gregg M., “Effect of environmental weathering on flexural creep behavior of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, v 95, n 12, p 2628-2640, December 2010.

Aneja, Ritu; Dean, Derrick; Rangari, Vijay; Russell, Albert; Jaynes, Jessie; Yates, Clayton; Turner, Timothy, Abdalla, Mohamed O., “Synthesis and characterization of noscapine loaded magnetic polymeric nanoparticles”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, v 322, n 2, p 190-196, January 2010

Abdalla, Mohamed  Dean, Derrick; Theodore, Merlin; Fielding, Jennifer; Nyairo, Elijah; Price, Gary, “Magnetically processed carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites: Morphology, thermal, and mechanical properties”, Polymer, v 51, n 7, p 1614-1620, March 24, 2010

Moncy V Jose, Derrick Dean, Vinoy Thomas and Elijah Nyairo. “Bioactive Multi-component Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”. Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr),102 (2010) 512

Chevali, Venkata S. , Dean, Derrick R.; Janowski, Gregg M., “Flexural creep behavior of discontinuous thermoplastic composites: Non-linear viscoelastic modeling and time-temperature-stress superposition”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 40, n 6-7, p 870-877, July 2009.

A.Tambralli, B. A. Blakeney, J. M. Anderson, M. Kushwaha, A. Andukuri, D. R. Dean, and H. Jun, “Hybrid ECM mimicking scaffold composed of electrospun PCL and self-assembled PAs”, Biofabrication, v 1, n 2, 2009.

Jose, M.V., Johnson, K.T., Thomas, V., Dean, D., Nyairo, E., “Aligned PLGA/HA Nanofibrous Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”, Acta Biomaterialia (2009), 5, 305–315.

Steinert, Brian W., Dean, Derrick R., “Magnetic field alignment and electrical properties of solution cast PET-carbon nanotube composite films”, Polymer, v 50, n 3, p 898-904, January 28, 2009.

Moncy V. Jose, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick R. Dean, Elijah Nyairo, “Fabrication and Characterization of Aligned Nanofibrous PLGA/Collagen Blends as Bone Tissue Scaffolds”, Polymer, v 50, n 15, p 3778-3785, July 17, 2009.

Keith J. Green, Derrick R. Dean, Uday K. Vaidya, Elijah Nyairo,  “Multiscale Fiber Reinforced Composites Based on a Carbon Nanofiber/Epoxy Nanophased Polymer Matrix: Synthesis, Mechanical, and Thermomechanical Behavior,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 40, n 9, p 1470-1475, September 2009

Moncy V. Jose, Vinoy Thomas, Kalonda T. Johnson, Derrick R. Dean, Elijah Nyairo, ”Aligned PLGA/HA nanofibrous nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering,” Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 305-31.

Marco C. Bottino, Moncy V. Jose, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick R. Dean, Gregg M. Janowski “Freeze-dried acellular dermal matrix graft: Effects of rehydration on physical, chemical, and mechanical properties,” Dental Materials, v 25, n 9, p 1109-1115, September 2009.

Abdalla, Mohamed, Dean, Derrick; Robinson, Pamela; Nyairo, Elijah,  “Cure behavior of epoxy/MWCNT nanocomposites: the effect of nanotube surface modification”, Polymer, v 49, n 15, p 3310-3317, July 7, 2008.

Jose M V, Dean D, Peterson A. D, Nyairo E. “Nanoparticle Loaded Electrospun Nanofibers for Therapeutic Protein Delivery”. Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 98 (2008) 566

Thomas, V.; Dean, D. R.; Jose, M. V.; Mathew, B.; Chowdhury, S.; Vohra, Y. K., “Nanostructured Nanobiocomposite Scaffolds Based on Collagen Co-electrospun with Nanohydroxyapatite,” Biomacromolecules;  2007; 8(2); 631-637.

M. Abdalla, D. Dean, D. Adibempe, E. Nyairo, P. Robinson and G. Thompson, “The effect of interfacial chemistry on molecular mobility and morphology of multiwalled carbon nanotube epoxy nanocomposite,”  Polymer 48 (2007) 5662-5670.

Moncy V. Jose, Derrick Dean, James Tyner, Gary Price, Elijah Nyairo, “Polypropylene/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Fibers:Process–Morphology–Property Relationships,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 103, 3844–3850 (2007).

Moncy V. Jose, Brian W. Steinert, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick R. Dean, Mohamed A. Abdalla, Gary Price, Gregg M. Janowski. “Morphology and mechanical properties of Nylon 6/MWNT nanofibers,”Polymer 48 (2007) 1096-1104.

Desphande H, Jose M V, Thomas V, Clem W C, Chowdhary S, Dean D, Nyairo E. “Electrospun PCL/CNF Scaffolds with Controlled Surface Chemistry”. Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 96 (2007) 647

Derrick Dean, Apollo M. Obore, Sylvester Richmond and Elijah Nyairo, “Multiscale Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Processing and Properties,” Composites Science and Technology 66 (2006) 2135–2142.

Salaam, L., Dean, D., Bray, Terry L.., “In-vitro Degradation Behavior of Biodegradable 4- star Micelles”, Polymer, v 47, n 1, Jan 3, 2006, p 310-318.

V. Thomas, D.R. Dean, S.A. Catledge and Y.K. Vohra, “Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine”, Current Nanoscience, Special Issue on "Trends in Bio-hybrid Nanostructured Materials", 2, 155 (2006).

V. Thomas, M. Jose and D. Dean, “Mechano-morphological Studies of Aligned    Nanofibrous Scaffolds of Polycaprolactone Fabricated by Electrospinning”, J. Biomater. Sci. Polymer Edn, Vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 969–984 (2006).

V. Thomas, S. Jagani, K. Johnson, M. V. Jose, D. R. Dean, Y. K. Vohra, and E. Nyairo ,”Electrospun Bioactive Nanocomposite Scaffolds of Polycaprolactone and Nanohydroxyapatite for Bone Tissue Engineering,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 487–493 (2006).

Desphande H, Jose M V, Thomas V, Green K, Gray N, Nyairo E, Dean D, “Electrospun Polycaprolactone/Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Bone Tissue Scaffolds”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society (PMSE Prepr), 94 (2006) 390

Thomas V, Jagani S, Johnson K, Jose M V, Dean D, Vohra Y, Nyairo E, “PCL/HA Nanocomposite Fibers by Electrospinning: Structure-Property Relationship”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 94 (2006) 405

Ganguli, Sabyasachi, Aglan, Heshmat; Dean, Derrick, “Microstructural Origin of Strength and Toughness of Epoxy Nanocomposites,” Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, v 37, n 1, January, 2005, p 19-35

Koerner, Hilmar,  Hampton, Edwin; Dean, Derrick; Turgut, Zafer; Drummy, Lawrence; Mirau, Peter; Vaia, Richard, “Generating Triaxial Reinforced Epoxy/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites With Uniaxial Magnetic Fields”, Chemistry of Materials, v 17, n 8, p. 1990-96, 2005.

S. Chowdhury, V. Thomas, D. Dean, S. Catledge and Y. Vohra, “Nanoinentation on Porous Bioceramic Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering,” J. of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol 5, 1-5, 2005.

D. Dean, R. Walker, M. Theodore, E. Hampton, and E. Nyairo. “Chemorheology and Properties of Epoxy/layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Polymer 46 (2005), 3014-3021.

F. Hussain, D. Dean, A. Haque and A. M. Shamuzzoha, “S2 Glass/Vinylester Polymer Nanocomposites: Manufacturing, Structures, Thermal and Mechanical Properties”,  J. of Advanced Materials, Vol. 37, no. 1, p 16-27, 2005.

D. Dean, M.A. Abdalla,  M.O. Abdalla, C. J. Battle, S. Ganguli, A. Haque, U. Vaidya   and S. Campbell,  “Processable PMR-Type Polyimides: Process-Property Relationships, Curing Kinetics, and Thermo oxidative Stability,” High Performance Polymers, v 17, n 4, 2005, p 497-514.

M.O. Abdalla, S. Ganguli, M.A. Abdalla, D. Dean and S. Campbell, “Environmental Durability of PMR-type Polyimide-Clay Nanocomposites, High Performance Polymers”, v 17, n 2, June, 2005, p 239-25

Dean D, Jose M V, Abdalla M A, Green K, Bellis S, Thomas V, Vohra Y, Nyairo E. “Multifunctional Tissue Scaffolds based on Electrospun Nanofibers”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 93 (2005) 508

Nyairo E, Obore A, Dean D. “Nanoengineered Multiscale Composites”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (PMSE Prepr), 92 (2005) 484

M. Jose, J. Tyner, and D. Dean, “Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Fibers: Process-Morphology-Property Relationships,” Proc., 19th Annual Tech. Conf., American Soc. for Composites, 2004.

M. Theodore, D. Dean, A. Obore, and E. Nyairo. “Effect of Nanoparticles on Cure Behavior and Properties of Epoxy/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Poly. Preprints 2004, 45(1), 863.

M. Jose, J. Tyner, E. Nyairo, and D. Dean. “Synthesis and Processing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Based Fibers”, Proc. of the 49th International SAMPE Symp. 2004.

D. Dean, R. Walker, M. Theodore and E. Nyairo. “The Effect of Nanoparticles on Chemorheology, Morphology and Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites”, Proc., 32nd Annual Conf., NATAS, 2004.

D. Dean, R. Walker, M. Theodore and E. Nyairo. “Thermoset Polymer Nanocomposites:  The Effect of Nanoparticles on Chemorheology, Morphology and Properties”, Proc., 19th Annual Tech. Conf., American Soc. for Composites, 2004.

D. Dean, D. Paterson, A. Benjamin, S. Ganguli and E. Nyairo. “Biodegradable Sweet Potato Starch/ Polyethylene Blends and Nanocomposites”, Proc., 19th Annual Tech. Conf., American Soc. for Composites, 2004.

Theodore M, Dean D, Obore A, Nyairo E. “Effect of nanoparticles on cure behavior and Properties of epoxy/layered silicate nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting (POLY Prepr),, 45, 1 (2004) 863

M. Jose, J. Tyner, and D. Dean, “Synthesis and Processing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Based Fibers”,  Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering 2004, 90, 54

D  Dean, L. Royal, R. Walker, Tia Benson-Tolle, “Effect of Nanoparticles on Morphology Development, Rheology and Properties of Epoxy/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the International SAMPE Conference, v. 48 II, 2003.

Dean, M. O. Abdalla, S. Ganguli , M. A. Abdalla , C. J. Battle ,  S. Campbell , A. Haque , U. Vaidya,  “Low Viscosity PMR-type Polyimides: Structure-Process-Property Studies”, Proceedings of 2003 SAMPE International Conference.

S. Ganguli, D. Dean, R. Vaia, “Cure Chemorheology of Cyanate Ester-Organically Layered Silicates Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the International SAMPE Conference. 48 II, 2003, p2572-2584.

A. Haque, M. Shamsuzzoha, Farzana Hussain and Derrick Dean, “S2 Glass/Epoxy Polymer Nanocomposites: Manufacturing, Structures, Thermal and Mechanical Properties”, J. of Comp. Mater., vol. 37, no. 20, 2003.

Dean D, “Nano-Engineered Adhesives and Sealants: Opportunities and Challenges, Adhesives Age”, vol 46, n 3 Apr/May, 2003, p. 12-19

D. Patterson, D. Dean, A. Benjamin, “Biodegradable Plastics based on Sweet Potato   Starch”, Proceedings of 2003 SAMPE International Conference.

S. Ganguli, D. Dean, G. Price, R. Vaia and K. Jordan, “Chemorheology of Cyanate   Ester/Organically Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Polymer 44(2003), 6901-6911.

M. Abdalla, D. Dean and S. Campbell, “Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Thermosetting PMR-type Polyimide Nanocomposites”, Polymer 43 (2002) 5887-5893.

Ganguli, C.J. Battle D. Dean and K. Jordan, “Cyanate Ester Composites co-cured with Silicon based thermal protection”, J. of High Performance Polymers, 14, Sept, 2002.

S. Ganguli, D. Dean R. Vaia and K. Jordan, “Mechanical Properties of intercalated Cyanate-Ester-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Polymer 44(2003) 1315-1319.

M. O. Abdalla and D. R. Dean, “PMR-15/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Preprints, 42, April, 2001.

D. Dean and R. Ullah, “Phenolic/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization”, Proceedings of Georgia Tech First Annual Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 2000.

N. Venkatasubramanian, D. Dean, T. Dang, G. E. Price and F. E. Arnold, “Solvent Cast Thermoplastic and Thermoset Molecular Composites,” Polymer, 41 (2000) 3213-3226.

V. Moses, D. Dean, A. Ludwick, M. Ok and R. Quirk, “Structure-Property Relationships in Substituted Syndiotactic Polystyrenes”, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Preprints, 41, August 2000.

D. Dean, M. Husband and M. Trimmer, “Time-Temperature Dependant Behavior of Substituted Poly (Paraphenylenes),” J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., Vol. 70, 2971-2979(1998).

Spry, F. Arnold, D. Dean, M. Alexander, S. J. Bai, T. Dang, G. Price and J. Solomon, “Anisotropic Ionic Conductivity of Lithium Doped Sulfonated Poly(benzobisimidazole)”,       J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 35, 2925-2933 (1997).

D. R. Dean, D. M. Husband, M. Dotrong, C. S. Wang, W. E. Click and R. C. Evers, “Multidimensional Benzobisoxazole Polymers: 2. Processing, Characterization and Morphology,”  J. Polymer Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., Vol. 35, 3457-3466(1997).

N. Petzold, I. Harruna, K. Bota and D. Dean, “Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Polyimides based on the Fluorene Unit for Compressive Strength Studies”, ACS Preprints, Polymer Div., 38(1), 1997.

N. Venkatasubramanian, D. Dean and F. Arnold, “Poly (arylene ethers) Containing Sulfonic Acid Groups:  Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications’, High Performance Polymers, 9 (1997) 291-307

D. R. Dean and P.H. Geil, “Unique Morphology and Crystal Structure of Poly (Azomethines) Sheared in the Liquid Crystalline State,” Acta Polymerica, 48, 149-163(1997).

Lin, D.; Dean, D.; Geil, P.H. , “Crystal structure studies of single crystals of aliphatic aromatic azomethine ether polymers”, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, v 33, n 1, p 335, Apr 1992 

Lin, D.; Dean, D.; Geil, P.H., “Regular, adjacent reentry folding in single crystals of a liquid crystal polymer crystallized from the nematic state”,  Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, v 30, n 13, p 1483-1488, Dec 1992.

Dean, D.,  Miyase, A.; Geil, P.H. , “Interaction of creep and physical aging in a semicrystalline thermoplastic matrix composite above Tg”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, v 5, n 2, p 136-151, Apr 1992.

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