Papers based on Summer Projects


    Several of the research projects done for summer projects have led to publications in journals or at conferences. In the following list, the student’s name is highlighted.

“Method of protecting concrete  from freeze damage”, G.W. Scherer, J. Chen, and J. Valenza, U.S. Pat 6,485,560 (Nov. 26, 2002)

“Rheology optimization of Particle Modified Consolidants”, E. Aggelakopoulou, P. Charles, M.E. Acerra,  A.I.  Garcia, R.J. Flatt, and G.W. Scherer, pp.15-20 in Materials Issues in Art & Archaeology VI, MRS Symposium Proc. Vol. 712, eds. P.B. Vandiver, M. Goodway, and J.L. Mass (Materials Res. Soc., Warrendale, PA, 2002)

“Thermal Expansion and Viscosity of Confined Liquids”, S. Xu, G.C. Simmons and G.W. Scherer, pp. 85-91 in Dynamics of Small Confining Systems, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 790, eds. J.T. Fourkas, P. Levitz, M. Urbakh, K.J. Wahl (Materials Res. Soc., Warrendale, 2004), P.6.8.1-7

“Thermal expansion kinetics: Method to measure permeability of cementitious materials: IV, Effect of thermal gradients”, J.P. Ciardullo, D.J. Sweeney, and G.W. Scherer, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 88 [5] (2005) 1213–1221

“Crystallization damage by sodium sulfate”, N. Tsui, R.J. Flatt, G.W. Scherer, J. Cultural Heritage 4 (2003) 109-115

Controlling stress from swelling clay”, Timothy Wangler, Angela Wylykanowitz, and G.W. Scherer, to be published in proceedings of 16th European Conf. Fracture, Alexandropoulis, Greece, 2006

“Controlling crystallization pressure by surface modification”, John J. Valenza II, Megan R. McNall, and George W.  Scherer, presented at the 7th Int. on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, Orléans, France, June 6-8, 2007

“Particle-modified consolidants: A study on the effect of particles on sol-gel properties and consolidation effectiveness”, C. Miliani, M.L. Velo-Simpson, G.W. Scherer,  J. Cult. Herit. 8 (2007) 1-6

 “The chemomechanics of sodium sulfate crystallization in thenardite impregnated limestones during re-wetting”, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, A. Hamilton, M. McNall, K. Whitaker, and G.W. Scherer, J. Mater. Res. 26 [12] (2011) 1472-1481

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