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Journals/ Conference Proceedings

  1. Majdi M Ababneh, Kavyashree Puttananjegowda, Samuel Perez, and Sylvia Thomas, “Optimized Power Management Circuit for Implantable Rectenna for In-Body Medical Devices”, accepted for 12th  IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, (Dec 2017).
  2. Kavyashree Puttananjegowda, Majdi M Ababneh, Samuel Perez and Sylvia Thomas, “Ultra Low Noise Transimpedance Amplifier for Biosensing Applications” accepted for 2017 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nanoelectronics, (August 2017).
  3. Ridita Khan, Fahima Chowdhury, Manopriya Devisetty Subramanyam, Sylvia Thomas, “Performance Comparison of Plasmonic Solar Cell Employing Aluminum and Silver Nano Particles, 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology Proceedings, IEEE Nano, (July 2017).
  4. Sylvia Thomas, Manopriya Devisetty Subramanyam, Nirmita Roy, Ridita Khan, “Investigations of CoO-ATO Coatings for Silicon Solar Cells”, 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology Proceedings, IEEE Nano, (July 2017).
  5. Majdi M. Ababneh, Samuel Perez, and Sylvia Thomas, “Optimized Power Management Circuit for RF Energy Harvesting System,” Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), 2017 IEEE 18th Annual, (April 2017).
  6. Majdi M. Ababneh, Samuel Perez, and Sylvia Thomas, “Optimized Mini Notched Turbine Energy Harvesting Using Resistor Emulation Approach and Particle Swarm Optimization,” in IEEE Southeast Conference, (March 2017).
  7. Majdi M. Ababneh, Samuel Perez, Henry Cabra, and Sylvia Thomas, "Design of A Novel Mini Notched Turbine With Optimized Power Management Circuit", The 8th international Renewable Energy Congress (March 2017).
  8. William Serrano-Garcia, Sylvia Thomas, "Electrospinning Technique for Organic Semiconductive Polymer Composites Coaxial Nanofibers for Electronic Devices", APS Conference, (March 2016)
  9. Paul G. Flikkema, Rhonda R. Franklin, Jeff Frolik, Carol Haden, Aaron T. Ohta, Wayne A. Shiroma, Sylvia W. Thomas, and Tom Weller,  "ENFUSE: Engaging Fundamentals and Systems Engineering in Introductory Circuits", 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, (July 2015).
  10. Fei Guo, Tunan Peng, Daniela M. L. Stebbins, Wen Zhao, Rana Falahat, Sylvia Thomas, Ryan Toomey and Norma A. Alcantar , “Cactus Based-Mucilage As an Alternative Natural Dispersant for Oil Spill Clean-up Operations”, 2015 Annual Meeting, (2015).
  11. Sylvia W. Thomas, Manopriya Devisetty, Hruday Chand Katakam, Samuel Perez, Fei Guo, Daniela Stebbins, Norma Alcantar, Rasudha Muppaneni, “Investigation of Novel Opuntia ficus-indica Mucilage Nanofiber Membrane Filtration for Water Systems”, Materials Research Society, (2015).
  12. Tom Weller, Carol M. Haden, Jeff Frolik, Paul G. Flikkema, Aaron T. Ohta, Sylvia W. Thomas, Rhonda R. Franklin, and Wayne A. Shiroma, "A Systems-Centric, Foundational Experience in Circuits", 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, (June, 2014).
  13. Fei Guo, Daniela M. L. Stebbins, Tunan Peng, Rana Falahat, Wen Zhao, Sylvia Thomas, Ryan Toomey and Norma Alcantar, "Effect of a Natural Cactus Based-Mucilage Dispersant on the Surface Tension and Droplet Size of Dispersed Crude Oil", 2014 Annual Meeting, (2014).
  14. S. Thomas, B. Bell, N. Alcantar, D. Durham, S. Perez, “Framework for Structural, Processing, and Environmental Assessment of Micro to Nano Scaled Integrated Circuit Structures”, ECS Transactions (ECST), (May 2014).
  15. S. E. Saddow, C. Frewin, M. Reyes, J. Register, M. Nezafati, S. Thomas, “(Invited) 3C-SiC on Si: A Biocompatible Material for Advanced Bioelectronic Devices”, ECS Transactions (ECST), (May 2014).
  16. C.L Frewin, M. Reyes, J. Register, S. W. Thomas and S. E. Saddow, “3C-SiC on Si: A Versatile Material for Electronic, Biomedical and Clean Energy Applications”, MRS Proceedings, (April 2014).
  17. Tete Tevi, Shantonio W. Birch, Sylvia W. Thomas, Arash Takshi, “Effect of a non-anionic surfactant on the double layer capacitance of poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) in organic electrolyte”, Journal of Synthetic Metals, (February 2014).
  18. M. Ladanov, P. Algarin-Amaris, G. Matthews, M. Ram, S. Thomas, A. Kumar, and J. Wang,  “Microfluidic Hydrothermal Growth of ZnO Nanowires Over High Aspect Ratio Microstructures”, Nanotechnology, (August, 2013).
  19. Afroz, S., Thomas, S.W., Mumcu, G., Saddow, S.E., "Implantable SiC based RF antenna biosensor for continuous glucose monitoring", Sensors, (Nov. 2013).
  20. Mikhail Ladanov, Paula Algarin Amaris, Pedro Villalba, Yusuf Emirov, Garrett Matthews, Manoj K. Ram, Sylvia Thomas, Jing Wang, Ashok Kumar, “Effects of the Physical Properties of Atomic Layer Deposition Grown Seeding Layers on the Preparation of ZnO Nanowires, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, (May, 2013).
  21. Brandon Richard, Norma Alcantar, and Sylvia Thomas, “Cobalt-doped ATO Sol-gels on Carbon-Silicon Layers for Modeling Sol-gel-carbon Fiber Interfaces”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (September, 2012).
  22. S. Afroz, S.W. Thomas, G. Mumcu, and S.E. Saddow, “Performance of a Biocompatible SiC RF Antenna Imbedded in Muscle and Fatty Tissue”, 2012 IEEE EMBS International Conference, (August, 2012).
  23. Thomas, Sylvia, “Voices of Impact from the Public (The VIP Report): An Ethical Perspective”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, (June, 2012).
  24. Adrien Lavoie , Tete Tevi, Paula Algarin, Sylvia Thomas, Jing Wang, Arash Takshi, “Reduction of Leakage Current in Supercapacitors by Atomic Layer Deposition of a Blocking Layer on the Electrodes”, 2012 AVS/ALD Conference Proc., (June 2012).
  25. Brandon Richard, Norma Alcantar, Andrew Hoff and Sylvia Thomas, “Optical Properties of ATO Sol-gel Coated Carbon Fibers”, MRS Proceedings, (April 2012).
  26. Shamima Afroz, Sylvia W Thomas, Gokhan Mumcu, Christopher W. Locke and Stephen E Saddow, “A Biocompatible SiC RF Antenna for In-Vivo Sensing Applications”, MRS Proceedings, (April 2012).
  27. Sylvia W. Thomas, Norma A. Alcantar and Yanay Pais, “Electrospinning and Characterization of Novel Opuntia ficus-indica Mucilage Biomembrane”, MRS Proceedings, (January 2012).
  28. Feng Zhang, Ya-chuan Perng, Ju Hyeon Choi, Tao Wu, Tien-Kan Chung, Gregory P. Carman, Christopher Locke, Sylvia Thomas, Stephen E. Saddow, Jane P. Chang, “Atomic layer deposition of Pb(Zr,Ti)Ox on 4H-SiC for metal-ferroelectric-insulator-semiconductor diodes,” J. Appl. Phys., (2011).
  29. H. Cabra, S. Thomas, “Design, Simulation, and Prototyping Model of a Miniaturized Bio Energy Generation System”, IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Conference Proceedings, (July 2011)
  30. H. Cabra, S. Thomas, “Design, Simulation, and Prototyping of an Impulse Turbine for Biomedical Applications,” 2011 Technical Proceedings of Tech Connect World, (June 2011).
  31. Cabra, H., Thomas, S.W., “Fabrication of Cross-flow Bio-micro Turbine”, 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, (December 2010).
  32. A.W. Vittetoe, M.U. Niemann, S.S. Srinivasan, K. McGrath, A. Kumar, D.Y. Goswami, E.K. Stefanakos, and S. Thomas, “Destabilization of LiAlH4 by Nanocrystalline MgH2”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (January 2009).
  33. S. W. Thomas, N. Alcantar, M. A. Trotz, and R. Perez, “Institutional Partnering to Sustain Engineering Innovation”, 7th ASEE Global Colloquium Proceedings, (October 2008).
  34. M. Carroll, T. Ivanov, S. Kuehne, J. Chu, C. King, M. Frei, M. Mastrapasqua, R. Johnson, K. Ng, S. Moinian, S. Martin, L. Fritzinger, T. Esry, W. Moller, B. Kane, G. Abeln, D. Dennis, E. Harris, S. Thomas, R. Gregor, P. Sana, W. Wu, et. al., “COM2 SiGe Modular BiCMOS Technology for Digital, Mixed Signal, and RF Applications”, IEDM, (December 2000).
  35. W.L. Sarney, L. Salamanca,-Riba, P. Zhou, S. Wilson, M.G. Spencer, K. Jones, "Investigation of  Crystalline Quality and Polytype Morphology of AlN Films Grown on Sapphire by MOCVD Using Transmission Electron Microscopy”, MRS, (April, 1999).
  36. S. Wilson, C. Dickens, M.G. Spencer, J. Griffin, “Comparative Growth of AlN on Singular and Off-Axis 6H and 4H-SiC by MOCVD”, MRS, (1999).
  37. K. Wongchotigul, S. Wilson, C. Dickens, J. Griffin, X. Tang, M.G. Spencer, “Growth of Aluminum Nitride with Superior Optical and Morphological Properties”, SiC and Related Materials, Materials Science Forum, (1998).

Patents
  1. “The Design of Ultra Low Noise Transimpedance Amplifier for Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems”, Tech ID # 17A098.
  2. “Electrospun Organic Coaxial Nanofiber P-N Junctions”, Tech ID # 16B184.
  3. “Mini Notched Turbine Generator”, August, 2014, Provisional Patent Application, US Utility Patent #: 14/475663.
  4. “Microstructured Crystalline Device in Confined Space, A Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell and Method of Preparation”, November, 2013, USPTO Provisional Serial No. 14/074,280.
  5. “Use of Cactus Mucilage as a Dispersant and Absorbant for Oil in Oil-Water Mixtures”, April, 2013, United States Patent and Trademark Office US20130087507, WO2011150417 A2 & A3.
  6. “Electrospun Cactus Mucilage Nanofibers”, March, 2013, United States Patent and Trademark Office US20130068692.
  7. “Implantable Biocompatible SiC Sensors”, March, 2012, USPTO Provisional Serial No. 61/609,546; September, 2013, United States Patent and Trademark Office WO2013138275A1.
  8. “Polypropylene Mesh Impregnated with SiC (Silcon Carbide) Nanoparticles”, U.S. Patent Application 13/475,387, 4/16/2010.
  9. “Capacitor for a Semiconductor Device and Method for Fabrication...”, September, 2002, United States Patent and Trademark Office US6847077.
  10. “Method for Improved Encapsulation of Thick Metal Features in Integrated Circuit Fabrication”, January, 2000, United States Patent and Trademark Office US6472307.

Books/ Book Chapters

  1. Fabiola Araujo Cespedes, Sylvia Thomas, Shamima Afroz, and Stephen E. Saddow (2016). Chapter 6 - SiC RF Antennas for In Vivo Glucose Monitoring and WiFi Applications, in Silicon Carbide Biotechnology (Second Edition). 2016, Elsevier. p. 179-205.
  2. C. L. Frewin, Sylvia Thomas, C. Coletti, and S. E. Saddow (2016). Chapter 7 - In Vivo Exploration of Robust Implantable Devices Constructed From Biocompatible 3C–SiC, in Silicon Carbide Biotechnology (Second Edition). 2016, Elsevier. p. 207-248.
  3. Thomas, S.W., J. Wang, and P.A. Algarin, Implementing Alternating Nanolaminates in Trenched Energy Storage Systems, in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, B. Bhushan, Editor. 2014, Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht. p. 1-12.
  4. C. L. Frewin, C. Coletti, J. J. Register, M. Nezafati, S. Thomas, and S. E. Saddow, (2015). Silicon Carbide Materials for Biomedical Applications, Chapter 7, in Carbon for Sensing Devices, Edited by Danilo Demarchi, Alberto Tagliaferro, ISBN 978-3-319-08647-7, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-08648-4, Springer.
  5. Thomas, S. W. (2014). Mentoring Women STEM Faculty. In P. J. Gilmer, B. Tansel, & M. Hughes Miller (Eds.). Alliances for advancing academic women: Guidelines for collaborating in STEM fields (pp. 147-161). ISBN-10: 9462096023, ISBN-13: 978-9462096028. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  6. Smith, C. A., and Thomas, S. W. (2014). Learning Through Collaboration. In P. J. Gilmer, B. Tansel, & M. Hughes Miller (Eds.). Alliances for advancing academic women: Guidelines for collaborating in STEM fields (pp. 193-204). ISBN-10: 9462096023, ISBN-13: 978-9462096028. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 



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