New Article: Regulating Asphalt Pavement Temperature using Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

We are pleased to announce the publication of our work in collaboration with Prof. John Haddock of Civil Engineering at Purdue on using microencapsulated phase change materials for asphalt temperature regulation. Congratulations to Dr. Daniela Betancourt and the rest of the team for having their work published. Daniela Betancourt, Miguel A. Montoya, John Haddock, Jeffrey Youngblood, and Carlos Martinez. Regulating asphalt pavement temperature using microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs), Construction and Building Materials, Volume 350, 3 October 2022, 128924. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128924

Yue Zheng Presents a Poster at the Fall ACS Meeting

Yue Zheng presented a poster at the Fall ACS Meeting on her spontaneous emulsions work recently published in Langmuir: Yue Zheng, Cole R. Davis, John A. Howarter, Kendra A. Erk, and Carlos J. Martinez. “Spontaneous Emulsions: Adjusting Spontaneity and Phase Behavior by HLD-Guided Surfactant, Salt, and Oil Selection” Langmuir, 2022, 38, 14, 4276–4286 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c03444

New Article: Predicting Spontaneous Emulsification using HLD

Photographs of spontaneous emulsification.

Our work on the use of the hydrophilic lipophilic difference (HLD) to predict the spontaneous emulsification was published in Langmuir. Congratulations to Yue Zheng and Dr. Cole Davies for having their work published. Yue Zheng, Cole R. Davis, John A. Howarter, Kendra A. Erk, and Carlos J. Martinez
Langmuir Article ASAP https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c03444

New Article: Encapsulation of Bio-Based PCMs

Photograph of a group of capsules with bio-based phase change material (PCM) cores.

Our latest work on the encapsulation of bio-based phase change materials (PCM) was published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Congratulations to Dr. Daniela Betancourt and Brandon Wells on having their work published. Betancourt-Jimenez, Daniela, Brandon Wells, Jeffrey P. Youngblood, and Carlos J. Martinez. “Encapsulation of bio-based fatty acid amides for phase change material applications.” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 13, no. 6 (2021): 064101