Nathan P. Mellott
|Alfred University Contact Info|
National Science Foundation IRFP: University of Padova, 2005
The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
B.S.: Geological Sciences
Michigan State University, 1998
|Areas of Concentration|
Our research interests are based primarily in the areas of (1) Aqueous corrosion of Glasses and (2) Multifunctional, Sol-Gel based Thin Films, and (3) Advanced Surface and Materials Characterization.
Particular interests include; (1) the evolution of glass surface morphology, composition, and chemistry with aqueous corrosion, (2) the processing, design, and applications of thin films and nanostructured materials, with focus on how nanoscale material structure and properties can be tailored to produce multi-functional, "smart" materials, and (3) the use of advanced surface science techniques in understanding material surfaces, their interfaces with coatings, and their behavior with corrosion in a variety of environments.
|Awards, Grants, and Fellowships|
Department of Energy-NEUP: Surface Layer-Bulk Glass Interface Evolution with Aqueous Corrosion (PI) 2012-2015
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant (PI) 2010-2013
NYSERDA Nanocomposite Oxide Thin Films (Co-PI) 2011-2012
Department of Energy: Novel Oxide Ceramics for Solar Energy Harvesting (Co-PI) 2010-2011
The Joseph Kruson Alfred University Excellence in Teaching Award 2011 and 2014
The John F. McMahon Ceramic Teaching Excellent Award 2013
ENGR 115 Explorations in Materials Science
CEMS 215 Microscopy and Microstructural Analysis
CEMS 328 Industrial Glass and Glass Coatings
CEMS 347 Spectroscopy
CEMS 500 Scanning Probe Microscopy
CEMS 538 Material Surfaces and Thin Films
L.M. Placek, T.J. Keenan, Y. Li, C. Yatongchai, D. Pradhan, D. Boyd, N.P. Mellott, and A.W. Wren (in press) Investigating the Effect of TiO2 Substitution on the Structure and Solubility of Bioactive Glasses. Accepted by the Journal of Biomedical Materials Applications Part B.
L. Haas, C. Smith, L. Placek, M. Hall, Y. Gong, N.P. Mellott, and A.W. Wren (2015) Investigating the Effect of Silver Coating on the Solubility, Antibacterial Properties, and Cytocompatibility of SiO2-Na2O-CaO Glass Microspheres, Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 0885328215591902
P. Gao, Y. Gong, W. Zhang, N.P. Mellott, and D. Liu (2015) Non-enzymatic amperometric detection of hydrogen peroxide using grass-like CuO nanostructures calcined in nitrogen atmosphere; Electrochimica Acta, 173, 31-39.
Y. Li, A. Coughlan, F.R. Laffir, D. Pradhan, N.P. Mellott, and A.W. Wren. (2015) Investigating the influence of Na and Sr on the structure and solubility of SiO2-TiO2-CaO-Na2O/SrO bioactive glass; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 84, 26, 1-12.
W. Zhang, Y. Gong, N.P. Mellott, D. Liu and J. Li. (2015) Large Scale Synthesis of Layer Ni-TiO2 as High Performance Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries; Journal of Power Sources, 276, 39-45.
Gong Y, Wren A.W., and Mellott N.P. (2015) Quantitative Morphological and Compositional Evaluation of Aluminoborosilicate Glass Surfaces; Applied Surface Science, 324, 594-604.
Gong Y, Yotongchai C., Wren A.W., and Mellott N.P. (2014) Reintroducing Sborgite: Crystallization Through Exposure of sodium borosilicate glasses to humidity; Materials Letters, 136, 265-270
Wren A.W, Adams B.A., Pradhan D., Towler M.R., Mellott N.P. (2014) Titanium-Vanadium Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings: Synthesis, Characterization, and Antibacterial Activity; Materials Chemistry and Physics, 144, 538-546.
Mellott N.P. and Pantano C.G. (2013) A Mechanism of Glass Surface Morphology Evolution with Aqueous Corrosion, International Journal of Applied Glass Science; 4, 3, 274-279.
Li Y., Caughlin A., Laffir F.R., Pradhan D., Mellott N.P., and Wren A.W. (2013) Investigating the mechanical durability of bioactive glasses as a function of structure, solubility, and incubation time, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids; 380, 25-34.
Tousley M.A., Wren A.W., Towler M.R., Mellott N.P. (2012) Processing, Characterization, and Bactericidal Activity of Undoped and Silver-doped Vanadium Oxides, Materials Chemistry and Physics; 137, 596-603.
Akgun B.A., Mellott N.P, Durucan C. (2012) Silver containing sol-gel derived silica thin films: Effect of aluminum incorporation on optical, microstructural and bactericidal properties, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology; 62, 240-251.
Wren A.W., Akgun B.A., Adams B.M., Caughlin A., Mellott N.P., Towler M.R. (2011) Characterization and Antibacterial Efficacy of Silver Coated Ca-Na-Zn-Si/Ti Glass, Journal of Biomaterials Applications; 13, 3, 309-312.
Akgun B.A., Wren A.W., Durucan C., Towler M.R., Mellott N.P. (2011) Sol-gel derived silver-incorporated titania thin films on glass: bactericidal and photocatalytic activity, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology; 59, 228-238.
Akgun B.A., Durucan C., Mellott N.P (2011) Effect of Silver Incorporation on Crystallization and Microstructural Properties of Sol-Gel Derived Titania Thin Films on Glass; Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology; 58, 277-289.
Wren A.W., Laffir F.R., Mellott N.P., Towler M.R. (2011) X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Studies from Industrial & Bioactive Glass to Biomaterials; In: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology Series: X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy; Editors Johanna M. Wagner; Nova Publishers
Mellott N.P., Durucan C., Pantano C.G., Guglielmi M. (2006) Commercial and Laboratory Prepared Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for Self-Cleaning Glasses: Photocatalytic Performance and Chemical Durability, Thin Solid Films, 502, 112-120.
Mellott N.P., Brantley S.L., and Pantano C.G. (2002) Topography of polished plates of albite crystal and glass during dissolution, In: Water-rock Interaction, Ore Deposits, and Environmental Geochemisty: A tribute to David A. Crerar, edited by R. Hellmann and S.A. Wood, 7, 83-95.
Mellott N.P. and Pantano C.G. (2002) Corrosion of E-Glass Fibers, Glass International; 25, 1, 362-368.
Mellott N.P., Brantley S.L., Hamilton J.P., and Pantano C.G. (2001) Evaluation of Various Surface Preparation Methods for Glass, Surface and Interface Analysis; 31, 5, 362-368.
Brantley S.L. and Mellott N.P. (2000) Surface area and porosity of ground powders of primary silicate minerals, American Mineralogist; 84, 11/12, 1767-1783.
The American Chemical Society
The American Ceramics Society
The Materials Research Society
International Sol-Gel Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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