Samir Aouadi

Associate Professor
Joint appointment to Physics
Discovery Park E106
940-565-4759
Samir.Aouadi@unt.edu
  • Education

    Doctor of Philosophy (Physics), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (May 1995).

    Master of Science (Physics), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada (August 1989).

    Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Constantine, Algeria (June 1986). 

  • Research

     Interests and Specialties: 

    Nanostructured thin film deposition and surface engineering using sputtering, e-beam evaporation, atomic layer deposition, electrodeposition, lithography, reactive ion etching, vapor-liquid-solid, and hydrothermal methods.  Advanced protective, biomedical, photocatalytic, photovoltaic, and thermal management materials.

    Current Projects: 

    (1) Adaptive coatings for high temperature tribological applications; (2) Surface modification of porous bone implant materials; (3) Surface modification of porous structures used for water treatment; (4) Self-healing ceramics; (5) Nanostructures for next generation photocatalytic, solar cell, and thermal management devices.

    C. Pending Proposals: 

    Collaborative Research: Friction and wear activated healing during sliding of ceramic interfaces, PI (60% with Co-PI Berman 40%)

    National Science Foundation – Submitted: 01/18. Requested Amount: $419,915.

    D. Grants Received: 

    External:

    Adaptive Tribological Surfaces Prepared by Additive Cold Spray Processes, Co-PI

    Army Research Laboratory – Funding Period: 9/16 – 9/17. Total Award: $113,000.

    REU Site: Advanaced Processing and Materials Characterization, PI

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 12/11 – 11/14.  Total Award: $330,000.

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI.

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH  - Funding Period: Summer 2013 - Total Award: $23,000.

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI.

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH  - Funding Period: Summer 2012 - Total Award: $23,000.

    Atomic-scale Design of Precision Interfaces for Hypersonic Applications, Co-PI

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research – Funding Period: 12/11 – 11/14. Total Award: $360,000.

    Development of VN/Ag Self-lubricating Nanocomposite Coatings, PI

    BOSCH – funding Period: 11/11 – 10/14.  Total Award: $81,500.

    Graduate Student Supplement: Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 08/10 through 07/11.  Total Award: $26,280.

    MRI: Acquisition of an Analytical High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope, Co-PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 01/10 through 01/13.  Total Award: $464,075.

    Development of Ruthenium Cap Layers for Mo/Si X-Ray Reflectors, PI

    Sematech Inc. - Funding Period: 04/09 through 06/10 - Total Award: $17,000.

    Graduate Student Supplement: Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 07/09 through 07/10.  Total Award: $25,180.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement: Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 07/09 through 07/10.  Total Award: $12,000.

    STIR: Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of “Chameleon” Coatings, PI.

    Department of Defense (ARMY) - Funding Period: 10/08 through 09/09 - Total Award: $50,000.

    Study of Nanoscale Surface Morphology for Adaptive Thermal Interfaces, PI.

    Department of Defense (AF) - Funding Period: 09/08 through 08/09 – Total Award: $70,000.

    Combating Restenosis with Nano-Texturing, PI.

    National Institute of Health - Funding Period: 07/08 through 07/11 -  Total Award: $216,507.

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI.

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH  - Funding Period: Summer 2008 - Total Award: $22,500.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement: Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 07/08 through 07/09.  Total Award: $12,000.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement: Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 07/07 through 07/08.  Total Award: $12,000.

    Combinatorial Process Development for the Synthesis of Novel Nano-Textured and Ultra-Hard Films, PI.

    National Science Foundation – Funding Period: 01/07 through 06/10.  Total Award: $310,000.

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, PI.

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH  - Funding Period: Summer 2007 - Total Award: $15,000.

    Investigation of Glassy Alloys Deposited by Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering, PI.

    Metaglass Coatings, LLC,  - Funding Period: 01/06 through 06/07 - Total Award: $15,000.

    Summer Institute on Nanomechanics and Materials at Northwestern University, PI.

    National Science Foundation Fellowship.  July 2006. Total Award: $3,000.

    Summer Institute on Nanomechanics and Materials at Northwestern University, PI.

    National Science Foundation Fellowship - June 2004 - Total Award: $3,000.

    Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of the Growth of Nitride/Metal Nanocomposite and Nanolaminate Coatings, PI.

    Research Corporation -  Funding Period: 09/04 through 08/06 - Total Award: $42,000.

    Ellipsometric Measurements, PI.

    Spire Biomedical, Bedford, MA - Funding Period: 04/06 through 06/02 - Total award: $4,000.

    Internal:

    Wear and Biocompatibility of Nanocomposite Coatings for Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement, PI.

    ORDA Multidisciplinary Grant - Funding Period: 01/06 through 12/06 - Total Award: $30,000.

    Design of Novel Ceramic-Based Nanocomposite Protective Coatings, PI.

    Materials Technology Center - Funding Period: 07/05 through 06/06 - Total Award: $9,000.

    Nanocomposite Coatings for Biomedical Implants, PI.

    Materials Technology Center - Funding Period: 07/04 through 06/05 - Total Award: $7,000.

    Nanocomposite and Nanolaminate Coatings for Biomedical Implants, PI.

    ORDA Seed Grant - Funding period: 01/03 through 12/03 - Total award: $12,600.

    Equipment Donations:

    Boeing, St-Louis, MO.  Principal Investigator.  Sputtering chamber, target materials, leak detector, furnace.  Awarded: 07/03.

    Spire Biomedical, Bedford, MA.  Wear tester.  Awarded: 11/02.

    Other Funded Activities:

    Undergraduate Research Assistanship (2007-2012).

    SIUC-Internal - Funds an undergraduate student for 2 semesters (20 hours/week)

    Research Education for Undergraduates – Listed as Senior Personnel.

    National Science Foundation – 2006-2012

    E. Honors and Awards: 

    Editor – Surface and Coatings Technology (2013-Pres.)

    Lead Editor - International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (2013-Pres.)

    Guest Editor-International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (2011-2013)

    Guest Editor - Materials (2011-2013)

    Symposium B Chair at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (2013-2016)

    Session Chair at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (2003-2007 and 2010-2013).

    Reflectivity world record for x-ray reflectors (March 2002).

    NSERC Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada (1997-1998).

    F. Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings: 

    2018:

    S.M. Aouadi, E. Blackert*, S. Murguia, M. Kramer*, S. Bakkar, M.L. Young “Highly porous scaffolds on TNZT alloys for bone implant applications”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 23 - 27, 2018).

    T.B. Torgerson, M. Harris, S.A. Alidokht, T.W. Scharf, S.M. Aouadi, R.R. Chromik, J.S. Zabinski, A.A. Voevodin, “Room and elevated temperature sliding wear behavior and mechanisms of a cold sprayed Ni-WC composite coating”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 23 - 27, 2018).

    2017:

    S.M. Aouadi – Invited Talk, “Adaptive Ceramic Coatings for Extreme Environments”, American Vacuum Society 64th International Symposium and Conference, Tampa, FL (Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, 2017).

    S.M. Aouadi – Invited Talk, “Ternary Oxide Coatings as High Temperature Solid Lubricants”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 24 - 28, 2017).

    J.J. Gu*, A. Yang*, S.M. Aouadi, “The Mechanisms of Growth of Zr-Fe-O Whiskers”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 24 - 28, 2017).

    M. Kramer*, M.L. Young, S.M. Aouadi, “Niobium Oxide Scaffolds on Nb and on TNZT for use in Bone Implants”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 24 - 28, 2017).

    A. Yang*, J.J. Gu*, M.L. Young, S.M. Aouadi, “Zirconium Carbide Based Self-Healing Ceramics”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 24 - 28, 2017).

    2016:

    M. Kramer*, E. Leveque*, J. Barclay*, M. Carl*, N. Ley*, S.M. Aouadi, and M.L. Young, “Processing and Surface Treatment of TNZT Alloy for Biomedical Implants”, poster presentation: American Vacuum Society Texas Chapter Conference, August (Aug. 3-4, 2016).

    A. Yang*, J.J. Gu*, M.L. Young, S.M. Aouadi, “Zirconium Carbide Based Self-Healing Ceramics”, poster presentation: American Vacuum Society Texas Chapter Conference, August (Aug. 3-4, 2016).

    S. Murguia*, J. Barclay*, D. Rodrigues, S.M. Aouadi, M.L. Young, “Surface Modification of Titanium Foams produced by Freeze-Casting to Enhance Osseointegration”, oral presentation: ASM’s Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Technical Meeting and Exhibition, 2016

    S.M. Aouadi, J. Gu, D. Steiner, E. Johnson, H. Gao, A. Martini, “Ag-Ta-O and Cu-Ta-O Ternaries as High Temperature Solid Lubricants”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 25 - 29, 2016).

    J. Gu, D. Steiner, J-E. Mogonye, T.W. Scharf, S.M. Aouadi “Self-Healing Mechanisms in Niobium Based Oxides”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 25 - 29, 2016).

    2015:

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, H. Gao, A. Martini, “Ternary Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, INVITED LECTURE, TACT Conference, Tainan, Taiwan (Nov. 15 – 18, 2015).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, J. Gu, H. Gao, C. Chantharansgi, C. Paksunchai, A. Martini, “Reconstruction Mechanisms of Tantalum Oxide Coatings with Low Concentrations of Silver for High Temperature Tribological Applications”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 20 - 24, 2015).

    H. Gao, E. Johnson, A. Martini, A. Otero-de-la-Roza, S.M. Aouadi “A comparison of (Ag,Cu)-Ta-O Ternaries as High Temperature Solid Lubricants”, 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Dallas, TX (May 17 - 21, 2015).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, T.W. Scharf, H. Gao, A. Martini, “Ternary Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, INVITED LECTURE, European-MRS, Lille, France (May 11 – 15, 2015).

    2014:

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, T.W. Scharf, A. Martini, “Load Dependent High Temperature Tribological Propetrties of Silver Tantalate Films”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 28 - May 2, 2014).

    A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, S.M. Aouadi, “Hard Coatings with Adaptive High Temperature Lubrication: Review of Recent Progress”, INVITED LECTURE, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 28 - May 2, 2014).

    H. Gao, W. Johnson, A. Martini, A. Ortero-de-la-Roza, S.M. Aouadi, “Chemical Basis of the Tribological Properties of AgTaO¬3¬ Crystal Surfaces”, STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago IL (October 2014).

    H. Gao, A. Martini, S.M. Aouadi, T.W. Scharf, Load Dependence of Silver Tantalate as A High-Temperature Solid Lubricant, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2014 Annual Meeting, Orlando FL (May 2014)

    2013:

    H. Mohseni, J.-E. Mogonye, T.W. Scharf, D.S. Stone, S. Harbin, S.M. Aouadi, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, A. Martini, “High Temperature Solid Lubrication of Silver Tantalate Coatings”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Annual Meeting, Detroit MI (May 2013).

    H. Gao, S.M. Aouadi, T.W. Scharf, A. Martini, “Atomistic Simulation of Silver Tantalate as a High-Temperature Solid Lubricant”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Annual Meeting, Detroit MI (May 2013).

    D.S. Stone, S. Harbin, H. Mohseni, J.-E. Mogonye, T.W. Scharf, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, A. Martini, S.M. Aouadi, “Lubricious Silver Tantalate Films for Extreme Temperature Applications”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (Apr. 29 - May 3, 2013).

    A. Martini, H. Gao, S.M. Aouadi, T.W. Scharf, J.-E. Mogonye, H. Mohseni, “Silver Tantalate as a Novel High-Temperature Solid Lubricant”, 2013 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA (Apr. 1 - 5, 2013).

    2012:

    S.M. Aouadi, “Layered Binary Metal Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, INVITED LECTURE, AVS Symposium, Tampa, FL (Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2012).

    D.P. Singh, S. M. Aouadi, C. Rebholz, K. Polychronopoulou, D. Stone, F. Nahif, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Silver vanadate nanostructures for high temperature tribological applications”, XI Brazilian MRS Meeting, Costão do Santinho Resort, Florianópolis, Brazil (September 23-27, 2012).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, S. Harbin, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, , “Adaptive Nitride Coatings with Lubricious Behavior from 25 to 1000 °C”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2012).

    2011:

    S.M. Aouadi, “Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of “Chameleon” Coatings”, INVITED LECTURE, BIT's 1st Nano-S&T conference in Dalian, China, (Oct. 2011).

    S.M. Aouadi, B. Sirota, D.S. Stone, L. Wang, M.E. McCarroll, “Hierarchical homo- and hetero-structures produced using unbalanced magnetron sputtering techniques”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2011).

    J.A. Migas, D.S. Stone, L. Wang, M.E. McCarroll, S.M. Aouadi, “Hierarchical and Core-shell ZnO/TiO2 Photocatalytic Heterostructures”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2011).

    D. Stone, T. Smith, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, S.M. Aouadi, “Next Generation Temperature Adaptive Nanocomposite Coatings”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2011).

    A. Hadjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, S.M. Aouadi, T. Kyratsi, C.C. Doumanidis, C. Rebholz, “Ignitable Al/Ni Compacts Produced by Mechanical Alloying: Structural, Chemical and Thermal Characterization”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2011).

    S. Schwartz, B. Luster, D.P. Singh, D. Stone, M. Baben, J.M. Schneider, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, “Textured Coatings with Ag3VO4 Solid Lubricant Reservoirs”,  International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (May 2 – 6, 2011).

    2010:

    S.M. Aouadi, “Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of “Chameleon” Coatings”, INVITED LECTURE, CIMTEC 2010, Montecatini Terme, Italy.

    S.M. Aouadi, D. Stone, D.P. Singh, A. Abu-Nada, K. Polychronopoulou, F. Nahif, C. Rebholz, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Adaptive VN/Ag Nanocomposite Coatings in the 25 to 1000°C Temperature Range”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – 20, 2010).

    K. Polychronopoulou, D.P. Singh, A. Hadjiafxenti, C. Rebholz, S.M. Aouadi, “Silver Vanadate Nanorods: Synthesis, Characterization and Performance”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – 20, 2010).

    D. Stone, D.P. Singh, J. Liu, C. Muratore; A.A. Voevodin, Q. Ge, S.M. Aouadi, “Temperature Dependent Comparison of Silver Molybdate and Silver Tungstate as Solid Lubricants to Understand Double Metal Oxides”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – 20, 2010).

    A. Church, X. Zhang, B. Luster, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, S. Talapatra, “Synthesis, Characterization and Adaptability of Carbon Nanotube-Based Solid Lubricants”, APS Meeting, Portland, OR (March 15-¬19, 2010).

    A. Abu-Nada, S.M. Aouadi, Q. Ge, M. Tsige, “Layered atomic structures of silver vanadate compounds for low shear strength at high temperatures”, APS Meeting, Portland, OR (March 15¬19, 2010).

    P. Thomas, L. Yankulin, R. Garg, C. Mbanaso, A. Antohe, Y.-J. Fan, G. Denbeaux, S.M. Aouadi, V. Jindal, A. Wüest, “Wavelength dependence of carbon contamination on mirrors with different capping layers”, SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference, San Jose, CA (February 21-25, 2010).

    2009:

    A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, S.M. Aouadi, “Thermal Load Adaptive Surfaces with Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials”, WSEAS International Conference on Heat Transfer, Thermal Engineering, and Environment, Moscow, Russia (August 20-22, 2009).

    S.M. Aouadi, B. Luster, P. Kohli, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Progress in the Development of Adaptive Nitride-Based Coatings for Applications in High Temperature Tribology”, INVITED LECTURE, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – May 1, 2009).

    B. Sirota, Y. Zhang, B. Luster, A. Church, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, P. Kohli, S. Talapatra, S.M. Aouadi, “Tribological Investigation of Vertically Alligned Carbon Nanotubes/Solid Lubricant Adaptive Coatings”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – May 1, 2009).

    L.J. Clark, Y.T. Shiu, M. Duggins, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, “Surface-Texturing and Modification to Combat In-Stent Restenosis”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – May 1, 2009).

    C. Muratore, S.M. Aouadi, J.J. Hu, A.A. Voevodin, “Surfaces incorporating phase change materials for controlled storage and release of thermal energy”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – May 1, 2009).

    2008:

    C. Rebholz, M. Kokonou, M. Duggins, S.M. Aouadi, Y.T. Shiu, D.S. Chai, B. Luster, P. Kohli, “Surface Nano-Texturing for Combating Stent Restenosis and Late-Stent Thrombosis”, 1st International Symposium on Plasma Processing and Biomedical Applications - ISPPBA-1, Milos Island, Greece (Aug. 27-29 2008).

    S.M. Aouadi, Y. Paudel, B. Luster, S. Stadler, C. Muratore, C. Hager, A.A. Voevodin, “Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag Tribological Nanocomposite Coatings for Aerospace Applications”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH (May 18-22, 2008).

    P. Basnyat, S.M. Aouadi, B. Luster, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, P. Kohli, “Surface Texturing for Adaptive Solid Lubrication”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH (May 18-22, 2008).

    Y. Paudel, P. Basnyat, S. Stadler J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, S.M. Aouadi, “A Comparative Study of the Tribological Properties of Mo2N-Based Self-Lubricating Films”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH (May 18-22, 2008).

    2007:

    S.M. Aouadi, C. Bradley, L. Brandon, P. Basnyat, R. Zakeri, P. Kohli, “Development of Nano-Textured Self-Lubricating Adaptive Films”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 23 - 27, 2007).

    P. Basnyat, B. Luster, Z. Kertzman, S. Stadler, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, S.M. Aouadi, “Mechanical and Tribological  Properties of CrAlN-Ag Nanocomposite Films”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 23 - 27, 2007).

    D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, J.L. Turner, S.L. Rohde “Atomic Force Microscope Investigation on Static Versus Dynamic Evaluation of Metal-ZrN and ZrN Thin Films”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 23 - 27, 2007).

    2006:

    D.M. Mihut, J. Li, S.R. Kirkpatrick, S.M. Aouadi, S.L. Rohde, “Assessing nanomechanical properties and nanoscratch resistance of Me-ZrN and ZrN thin films using Atomic Force Microscope”, 53rd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12-17 (2006).

    S. Pradhan, T. Chu, S.M. Aouadi, “Tensile Testing of Thin Film Specimens on Polyamide Substrates using SPDIC”, 2006 Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition, St. Louis, MO (Jun. 4-7, 2006).

    P. Basnyat, A. Aul, S.M. Aouadi, P. Kohli, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, O. Eryilmaz, J.A. Johnson, A. Erdemir, “Mechanical, Tribological, and Heamocompatibility Properties of ZrN-Ag, ZrN-Au, and ZrN-Pd Nanocomposite Films” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (May 1 - 5, 2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, P. Basnyat, Y. Zhang, Q. Ge, P. Filip, “Grain Boundary Sliding Mechanisms in ZrN-Ag, ZrN-Au, and ZrN-Pd Nanocomposite Films” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (May 1 - 5, 2006).

    L. Jimenez, L.E. Gil, M.H. Staia, S.M. Aouadi, “Corrosion Behavior of the Aluminum 7075-T6 Alloy Coated with an Electroless Ni-P / PVD ZrN Duplex Coatings” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (May 1 - 5, 2006).

    2005:

    S.M. Aouadi, S. El-Hanafi, A. Bohnhoff, P.K. Shreeman, Q. Ge, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, P. Filip, “Role of the Interface in the Mechanical Properties of ZrN/M (M=Ag, Au, or Pd) Nanocomposite Films” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (May 2 - 6, 2005).

    2004:

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, “Growth and Characterizatrion of Zirconium Nitride/Inconel Nanocomposite Structures”, 51st International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Anaheim, CA, Nov. 14-19 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Sodergren, E. Hippo, , P. Filip, “Nanocrystalline Films to Improve the Tribological Performance of Biomedical Grade Titanium Alloys”, 41th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Lincoln, Nebraska (October 10-13, 2004).

    D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, J. Turner, S.L. Rohde, “Nanotribological Properties of Nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN Thin Films”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers International Joint Tribology Conference, Long Beach, CA (October 24-27, 2004).

    S.L. Rohde, D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, J. Turner, “Nanotribological Properties of Amorphous and Nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN Thin Films”, International Surface Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Orlando, FL (August 2-4, 2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, P.K. Shreeman, “Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of TaN Diffusion Barriers for Copper Interconnects”, Prairie Chapter of the American Vacuum Society Meeting, Urbana, Il (June 14, 2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, T. Maeruf, "Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study During the Growth of Nanocrystalline and Nanolaminate Nitride Coatings" International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    Debessai, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, S.M. Aouadi, "Structural, Chemical, Optical and Mechanical Properties of ZrN/Ag Nanocomposite Coatings", International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    P. K. Shreeman, S.M. Aouadi, "Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of Ultra-Thin Diffusion Barriers for Integrated Circuits", International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    T. Maeruf, M. Debessai, K. Farhang, S.M. Aouadi, "Mechanical Properties of ZrN/Ni Nanocomposite and Nanolaminate Coatings", International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, S.L. Rohde, "Micro-Mechanical Properties of Ternary Transition-Metal Nitrides", International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    M. Debessai, S.M. Aouadi, Z. Marcano, M. Suarez, M.H. Staia, “Wear and Corrosion Protection of Femoral Implants by Deposition of AgZrN Nanocomposite Thin Films", International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 19 - 23, 2004).

    2003:

    D.M. Mihut, J. Turner, T.P. Butler, S.M. Aouadi, S.L. Rohde, “Nanotribological Properties of Nanocomposite and Amorphous CrBN Thin Films”, 50th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2-7 (2003).

    M. Debessai, S.M. Aouadi, K.C. Wong, K.A. R. Mitchell, F. Namavar, “Optical and Chemical Analysis of Titatnium Boron Nitride Nanocomposite Protective Coatings”, 25th Annual Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis, Urbana, IL (June 3-6, 2003).

    S.M. Aouadi, K.C. Wong, K.A. R. Mitchell, F. Namavar, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, “Study of the Effect of Ion Implantation of Carbon on TiBN Films”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 29- May 3, 2003).

    S.L. Rohde, S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, D.M. Mihut, and E. Schmatz “CrBN Thin Films for Tribological and Biomedical Applications”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 29 - May 3, 2003).

    2002:

    S.M. Aouadi, K.C. Wong, K.A. R. Mitchell, F. Namavar, E. Tobin, D. Mihut, and S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of TiCrN Nanocomposite Protective Coatings for Biomedical Applications”, 49th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Denver, CO, Nov. 3-8 (2002).

    D.M. Mihut, T.Z. Gorishnyy, D.M. Schultze, S.M. Aouadi, and S. L. Rohde, “Novel Proprties of CrBN Films Produced via Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering”, 49th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Denver, CO, Nov. 3-8 (2002).

    D.M. Mihut, T. Gorishnyy, S. Rohde, S.M. Aouadi, “Study on Reactively Sputtered CrBN Thin Films and Their Properties”, International conference on Advanced Materials and Structures, Timisoara, Romania (Sep 19-21, 2002).

    J. Birch, F. Erikson, S.M. Aouadi, F. Schafers, “Sub-Nanometer Tailoring of Interfaces Using Modulated Low Energy Ion Assisted Growth Applied to High Reflectance Multilayer X-ray Mirrors” Eighth International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany (Sep 9-13, 2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, S. Varma, and S.L. Rohde, “Monitoring and Control of Growth of  Cr-B-N Nanocrystalline Coatings Using In-situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 22-26, 2002).

    T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.M. Aouadi, S. Varma, and S.L. Rohde “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of CrBN Coatings”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, (April 22-26, 2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, J. Chladek, S. Varma, J.A. Turner, S.L. Rohde, “Mechanical, Structural, and Optical Properties of CrBN Coatings”, 45th Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL (April  13-18, 2002).

    F. Erikson, S.M. Aouadi, and J. Birch, “Short Period Ni/V Multilayer X-Ray Mirrors for the N VII emission line in the water window”, The 6th International Conference on the Physics of X-ray Multilayer Structures”, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France (March 2002).

    Prior to 2002:

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, F. Namavar, N. Finnegan, and S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of Ternary Nitride Films Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, 48th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 29-Nov. 6 (2001).

    S.L. Rohde, S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Schultze, T.Z. Gorishnyy, and N. Finnegan, “Characterization of CrBN Nitride Films Deposited by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition”, 48th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 29-Nov. 6 (2001).

    T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.M. Aouadi, L.G. Olson, and S.L. Rohde, “Optimization of Wear-Resistant Coating Architecture Using Finite Element Analysis”, 48th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 29-Nov. 6 (2001).

    T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.M. Aouadi, L.G. Olson, and S.L. Rohde “Modeling of Mechanical and Optical Properties of Chromium Nitride Single Layer and Multilayer Films”, VIII International Conference on Physics and Technology of Thin Films, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (13-19 May 2001).

    S.M. Aouadi, E. Tobin, F. Namavar, T.Z. Gorishnyy, and S.L. Rohde, “Growth and Analysis of Binary and Ternary Nitride Coatings Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, 44th SVC Technical Conference, Philadelphia, PA (April 2001).

    S.M. Aouadi, K.-C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of Cr2N/CrN Multilayer Coatings Produced by Ion-Assisted Reactive Magnetron Sputtering”, 47th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Boston, MA, Oct. 2-6 (2000).

    S.L. Rohde, L.G. Olson, S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Mihut, B. Neville, D.M. Hornyak, “Tribological Performance and Initial Finite Element Modeling of Reactively Sputtered Single and Multi-Layer Chromium”, 47th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Boston, MA, Oct. 2-6 (2000).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Hornyak, and S.L. Rohde “Monolithic and Multilayer Cr2N/CrN Hard Coatings”, 27th Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AVS, Arvada, CO, Aug. 21-24 (2000).

    D.M. Hornyak, S.L. Rohde, L.G. Olson, S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Mihut, and B. Neville “Reactively Sputtered Single and Multi-layer Chromium Nitride Based Thin Films”, 27th Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AVS, Arvada, CO, Aug. 21-24 (2000).

    S.L. Rohde, D.M. Hornyak, J. White, K.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, and S.M. Aouadi, “Chrome Nitride Growth via Ellipsometric Process Monitoring and Control”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, April 10-14, 2000.

    S.M. Aouadi, “X-ray Mirrors”, VII International Conference on Physics and Technology of Thin Films, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (4-8 October 1999).

    M.S. Aouadi, “Development of Functionally Graded Coatings for Space and Aerospace Applications”, Fifth International Seminar on Coatings for Aerospace Industry, Toronto, Ontario, October 23-24 (1997).

    M.S. Aouadi and K. L. Yan, “Development of Novel High-Performance Protective Coatings for Applications in Severe Environments”, Proceedings of the 3rd CF/CRAD Meeting on Naval Applications on Materials Technology and Inter Naval Corrosion Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 22-24 (1997).

    G. Other: 

    Invited Presentations

    S.M. Aouadi, “Ternary Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, INVITED LECTURE, TACT Conference, Tainan, Taiwan (Nov. 15 – 18, 2015).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Ternary Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, INVITED LECTURE, European-MRS, Lille, France (May 11 – 15, 2015).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Layered Binary Metal Oxide Solid Lubricants for High Temperature Moving Assemblies”, AVS Symposium, Tampa, FL (Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2012).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of “Chameleon” Coatings”, BIT's 1st Nano-S&T conference in Dalian, China, (October 2011).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Computational and Experimental Investigation to Understand the Adaptation Mechanisms of “Chameleon” Coatings”, 12th International Ceramics Congress (CIMTEC) in Montecatini Terme, Italy (June 2010).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Progress in the Development of Adaptive Nitride-Based Coatings for Applications in High Temperature Tribology”, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (Nov. 9, 2009).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Progress in the Development of Adaptive Nitride-Based Coatings for Applications in High Temperature Tribology”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (April 26 – May 1, 2009).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Nanocomposite and Nanotextured Tribological Coatings”, University of Constantine, Algeria (June 9, 2008).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Nanocomposite and Nanotextured Tribological Coatings”, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (Mar. 12, 2008).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Nano-Science for Next Generation Biomaterials”, Southern Illinois University, School of Dentistry, Edwardsville (Jan. 27, 2007).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Review of Wear Resistant Nanocomposite Coatings”, University of Memphis (Oct. 5, 2005).

    P. Filip and S.M. Aouadi, Invited Speaker at the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2005 Conference, Honolulu, Hawai. “Microstructure and Related Properties of Nanocomposites for Tribo-Medical Applications”, (Jul. 31 – Aug. 4, 2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, Invited Speaker, Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, IL.  “Single- and Multi-Phase Nitride-Based Protective Films” (Jul. 1, 2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, Invited Speaker at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramics Society,  Baltimore, MD. “A Review of Wear Resistant Nanocomposite Coatings”, (Apr. 10-13, 2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of Protective Films”, State University of New York at Albany (Sep. 2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, "Characterization of Tantalum Zirconium Nitride Sputter-Deposited Coatings", Invited Presentation, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (Sep. 2003).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study During the Growth of Nanocrystalline and Nanolaminate Nitride Coatings ”, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL (Oct. 2003).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Fabrication of Ultrahard Nanocrystalline Nitride Coatings for Biomedical Applications”,  University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (Mar. 2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, “In-situ Ellipsometry in the Hard Coating Industry”, Linköping University, Sweden (Jan. 2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, “In-Situ Ellipsometry to Control and Monitor Thin Film Growth”, Invited Talk, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Oct. 1998).

    S.M. Aouadi, A. Elsawy, P. Combei, P. Zhou and H. Soda, “Development and Evaluation of Yttrium-Silicon-Modified Aluminide Coatings” University of Toronto, ON (March 1998).

    M.S. Aouadi, “Multilayer Mirrors”, Univ. College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, B.C. (Nov. 1995).

  • Publications

    A. Books: 

    Editor of  a book on thermal management materials (2010-2012)

    B. Articles in Professional Journals:

    2018:

    T.B. Torgerson, M. Harris, S.A. Alidokht, T.W. Scharf, S.M. Aouadi, R.R. Chromik, J.S. Zabinski, A.A. Voevodin, “Room and elevated temperature sliding wear behavior of cold sprayed Ni-WC composite coatings”, Surf. Coat. Technol., Submitted (March 2018).

    E. Blackert, S. Bakkar, S. Briseno-Murguia, M. Kramer, J. Barclay, J. Smith, M.L. Young, S.M. Aouadi, “Textured TNZT surfaces for bone implants”, Materials Lett., Submitted (March 2018).

    2017:

    Y. She, J. Lee, B.T. Diroll, B. Lee, S.M. Aouadi, E.V. Shevchenko, D. Berman “Rapid Synthesis of Nanoporous Conformal Coatings via Plasma-Enhanced Sequential Infiltration of a Polymer Template”, ACS Omega 2, 7812 (2017).

    J.J Gu, D. Steiner*, J.E. Mogonye, S.M. Aouadi, “Precipitation-induced healing of Nb2O5”, J. European Ceramic Soc. 13, 4141 (2017).

    2016:

    S. Murguia*, J. Barclay*, S.M. Aouadi, and M.L. Young: “Surface Modification of Titanium Foams produced by Freeze-Casting”, Conference Proceedings for ASM’s Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Ceramic Transactions 261, (2016).

    2015:

    H. Gao, O. Otero-de-la-Roza, D.S. Stone, S.M. Aouadi, E.R. Johnson, A. Martini, “(Ag,Cu)-Ta-O Ternaries As High Temperature Solid Lubricant Coatings”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7, 15422 (2015).

    S. Mridha, S. Das, S.M. Aouadi, S. Mukherjee, R.S. Mishra, “Nano-mechanical Behavior of FeCoCrNiMn High Entropy Alloy” JOM 67, 2296-2302 (2015).

    2014:

    A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, S.M. Aouadi, “Hard Coatings with Adaptive High Temperature Lubrication: Review of Recent Progress”, INVITED PAPER, Surf. Coat. Technol. 257, 247 (2014).

    S.M. Aouadi, H. Gao, A. Martini, C. Muratore, “Lubricious Oxide Coatings for Extreme Temperature Applications: A Review”, INVITED PAPER, Surf. Coat. Technol.  257, 266 (2014).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.S. Stone, T.W. Scharf, A. Martini, “Load Dependent High Temperature Tribological Propetrties of Silver Tantalate Films”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 244, 37 (2014).

    D.S. Stone, H. Gao, C. Chantharangsi, C. Paksunchai, M. Bischof, A. Martini, S.M. Aouadi, "Reconstruction mechanisms of tantalum oxide coatings with low concentrations of silver for high temperature tribological applications", Applied Physics Letters 105, 191607 (2014).

    C. McNichols, J. Wilkins, K. Atsu, Y.T. Shiu, S.M. Aouadi, P. Kohli, “Investigating Surface Topology and cyclic-RGD peptide functionalization on Vascular Endothelialization”, J. Biomat. Res. A 102, 532 (2014).

    2013:

    K. Polychronopoulou, B. Sirota, K. Polychronopoulou, D. Stone, L. Wang, P. Kohli. M. McCarroll, S.M. Aouadi, “Hierarchical structures produced using unbalanced magnetron sputtering for photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine 6g dye”, J. Nanopart. Res. 16, 2180 (2013).

    H. Gao, A. Otero-de-la-Rosa, S.M. Aouadi, E.R. Johnson, A. Martini, "An Empirical Model for Silver Tantalate", Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 21, 055002 (2013).

    H. Gao, D. Stone, H. Mohseni, S.M. Aouadi, T.W. Scharf, A. Martini, “Mechanistic Studies of High Temperature Friction Reduction in Silver Tantalate”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 121603 (2013).

    D.S. Stone, S. Harbin, H. Mohseni, J.-E. Mogonye, T.W. Scharf, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, A. Martini, S.M. Aouadi, “Lubricious Silver Tantalate Films for Extreme Temperature Applications”, Surf. Coat. Techol. 217, 140 (2013).

    H. Gao, S.M. Aouadi, T.W. Scharf, A. Martini, “High-Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate”, Tribology and Lubrication Technology 69, 22 (2013).

    2012:

    C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, S.M. Aouadi, “Embedded phase change material microinclusions for thermal control of surfaces”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 206, 4828 (2012).

    B. Sirota, J. Reyes, P.E. Kohli, L. Wang, M.E. McCarroll, S.M. Aouadi, “Bismuth Oxide Photocatalytic Nanostructures Produced by Magnetron Sputtering”, Thin Solid Films 520, 6118 (2012).

    A. H. Church, X. F. Zhang, B. Sirota, P. Kohli, S. M. Aouadi, S. Talapatra, “Carbon Nanotube-Based Adaptive Solid Lubricant Composites”, Adv. Sci. Lett. 5, 188-191 (2012).

    D. Stone, J. Migas, A. Martini, T. Smith, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, S.M. Aouadi, “Adaptive NbN/Ag Coatings for High Temperature Tribological Applications”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 206, 4316 (2012).

    D.P. Singh, B. Sirota, S. Talapatra, P. Kohli, C. Rebholz, S.M. Aouadi, “Broom-Like and flower-like heterostructures of silver molybdate through pH controlled self-assembly”, J. Nanopart. Res. 14, 781 (2012).

    2011:

    B. Luster, D. Stone, K. Polochronopoulou, C. Rebholz, M. to Baben, J. Schneider, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, “Textured VN Coatings with Silver Vanadate Solid Lubricant Reservoirs”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 206, 1932 (2011).

    C. Muratore, J.E. Bultman, S.M. Aouadi, A.A. Voevodin, “In situ Raman spectroscopy for examination of high temperature tribological processes”, Wear 270, 140 (2011).

    2010:

    D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, S.L. Rohde, “Assessing Nanotribological Performance and Surface Energies of Inconel-ZrN, Cr-ZrN, Nb-ZrN and ZrN Thin Films”, Tribol. Trans. 53, 881 (2010).

    A. Haddjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, C. Tsotsos, T. Kyratsi, S.M. Aouadi, C. Doumanidis, C. Rebholz, “The influence of structure on thermal behavior of reactive Al/Ni formed by Ball Milling”, J. Alloys and Compounds 505, 467 (2010).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.P. Singh, D. Stone, K. Polochronopoulou, F. Nahif, C. Rebholz, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Adaptive VN/Ag nanocomposite coatings that are lubricious from 25 to 700 °C”, Acta Materialia 58, 5326 (2010).

    D. Stone, J. Liu, D.P. Singh, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, S.R. Mishra, C. Rebholz, J. Liu, Q. Ge, S.M. Aouadi, “Understanding the Frictional Properties of Silver Molybdate and Tungstate Structures”, Scripta Materialia 62, 735 (2010).

    D.P. Singh, K. Ponochropoulou, C. Rebholz, S.M. Aouadi, “Room temperature synthesis and high temperature frictional study of silver vanadate nanorods”, Nanotechnology 21, 325601 (2010).

    2009:

    S.M. Aouadi, B. Luster, P. Kohli, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Progress in the Development of Adaptive Nitride-Based Coatings for Applications in High Temperature Tribology” Surf. Coat. Technol 204, 962 (2009).

    P.R. Rajasekaran, J. Wolff, C. Zhou, M. Kinsel, C. Trautmann, S.M. Aouadi, P. Kohli, “Two dimensional anisotropic etching in tracked glass”, J. Mat. Chem. 19, 8142 (2009).  

    J. Weaver, R. Zakeri, S.M. Aouadi, P. Kohli, “Synthesis and Characterizatiopn of Quantum Dots-Polymer Composites”, Chemistry of Materials 19, 3198 (2009).

    Y. Zhang, B. Luster, A. Church, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, S. Talapatra, “Tribological Investigation of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes/MoS2 Composite Coatings”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 1, 735 (2009).

    S.M. Aouadi, Y. Paudel, W.J. Simonson, Q. Ge, P. Kohli, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, “Tribological Investigation of Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag Coatings with High Sulfur Content”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 203, 1304 (2009).

    2008:

    E. Gatebe, H. Herron, R. Zakeri, S.M. Aouadi, P. Kohli, “Template-Synthesized Polydiacetylene Nanotubes”, Langmuir 24, 11947 (2008).

    P. Basnyat, B. Luster, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, R. Haasch, R. Zakeri, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, “Surface Texturing for Adaptive Solid Lubrication”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 203, 73 (2008).

    F. Eriksson, N. Ghafoor, F. Schäfers, E.M. Gullikson, S.M. Aouadi, S.L. Rohde, L. Hultman, J. Birch, “Atomic Scale Interface Engineering by Modulated Ion-Assisted Deposition Applied to Soft R-Ray Multilayer Optics”, Appl. Opt. 47, 4196 (2008).

    D.M. Mihut, S.M. Aouadi, S.L. Rohde, J. Turner, "Atomic Force Microscope Investigation on Static Nanomechanical Properties versus Dynamic Nanotribological Evaluation of Metal-ZrN and ZrN Thin Films", Tribol. Lett. 31, 37 (2008).

    S.M. Aouadi, Y. Paudel, B. Luster, S. Stadler, P. Kohli, C. Muratore, C. Hager, A.A. Voevodin, “Adaptive Mo2N/MoS2/Ag Tribological Nanocomposite Coatings for Aerospace Applications”, Trib. Lett. 29, 95 (2008).

    Z. Kertzman, A. Aul, J. Marchal, P. Filip, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, “Mechanical, Tribological, and Biocompatibility Properties of ZrN-Ag Nanocomposite Films”, J. Biomed. Mat. Res. 84, 1061 (2008).

    2007:

    P. Basnyat, B. Luster, Z. Kertzman, S. Stadler, P. Kohli, S.M. Aouadi, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, O. Eryilmaz, A. Erdemir, “Mechanical and Tribological  Properties of CrAlN-Ag Self-Lubricating Nanocomposite Films”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 202, 1011(2007).

    2006:

    S.M. Aouadi, A. Bohnhoff, T. Amriou, M. Williams, J.N. Hilfiker, “VUV Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Nanocrystalline Single and Multi-Phase Protective Thin Films” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, S1691 (2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, A. Bohnhoff, M. Sodergren, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, “Tribological Investigation of Zirconium Nitride/Silver Nanocomposite Structures”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 201, 418 (2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, “Structural and Mechanical Properties of TaZrN Films: Experimental and Ab-Initio Studies” J. Appl. Phys. 99, 053507 (2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, T. Maeruf, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of CrZrN Thin Films” Surf. Coat. Technol. 200, 3411 (2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, Y. Zhang, P. Basnyat, S. Stadler, P. Filip, M. Williams, N. Singh, J.N. Hilfiker, J.A. Woollam, ”Physical and Chemical Properties of Sputter-Deposited Ta-C-N Films”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 1977 (2006).

    S.M. Aouadi, P. Basnyat, Y. Zhang, Q. Ge, P. Filip, “Grain Boundary Sliding Mechanisms in ZrN-Ag, ZrN-Au, and ZrN-Pd Nanocomposite Films” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021902 (2006).

    2005:

    S.M. Aouadi, P.K. Shreeman, Q. Ge, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, “Correlation Between Interfacial Electronic Structure and Mechanical Properties of ZrN-M (M=Ag, Au, or Pd) Nanocomposite Films” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 041902 (2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, Y. Zhang, M. Williams, J. Lee, “Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of Ta-Si-N Ultra-thin Diffusion Barriers” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 23, 1359 (2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, T. Maeruf, M. Debessai, P. Filip, “Characterization of Zirconium Nitride/Nickel Nanocomposite Protective Films”, Vacuum 79, 186 (2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, T. Maeruf, M. Sodergren, D.M. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, J. Xu, S.R. Mishra, "Growth and Characterization of ZrN-Inconel Structures" J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 23, 998 (2005).

    S.M. Aouadi, A. Bohnhoff, T. Amriou, R.T. Haasch, M. Williams, J.N. Hilfiker, “Optical and Electronic Properties of TaZrN Films: Experimental and Ab-Initio Studies” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 23, 705 (2005).

    T. Amriou,  B. Khelifa, H. Aourag, S. M. Aouadi, C. Mathieu, “Ab-initio Investigation of the Jahn-Teller Distortion Effect on the Stabilizing Lithium Intercalated Compounds”, Mat. Chem. Phys. 92, 499 (2005).

    2004:

    S.M. Aouadi, P.K. Shreeman, M. Williams, "Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of Ultra-Thin Diffusion Barriers for Integrated Circuits", J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3949 (2004)

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai "Optical Properties of Tantalum Nitride Coatings", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 22, 1975 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, P. Filip, M. Debessai, "Characterization of Tantalum Zirconium Nitride Sputter-Deposited Nanocrystalline Coatings", Surf. Coat. Technol. 187, 177 (2004).

    M. Debessai, P. Filip, S.M. Aouadi, "Characterization of Niobium Ziconium Nitride Protective Coatings", Appl. Surf. Sci. 236, 63 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, R. Tomek, T. Maeruf, "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of the Growth of Nanocrystalline Protective Coatings" J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B22, 1822 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, P. Filip, "Zirconium Nitride/Silver Nanocomposite Structures", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B22, 1134 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, K.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, F. Namavar, E. Tobin, D. Mihut, S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of TiCrN Nanocomposite Protective Coatings”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 229, 387 (2004).

    S.M. Aouadi, M. Debessai, F. Namavar, K.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, “Titanium Boron Nitride Films Grown by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition: Chemical and Optical Characterization”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 183, 369 (2004).

    2003:

    T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Mihut, and S.L. Rohde, “Physical and Mechanical Properties of Reactively Sputtered CrBN Thin Films”, Thin Solid Films 445, 96 (2003).

    T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.M. Aouadi, L.G. Olson, and S.L. Rohde, “Optimization of Wear-Resistant Coating Architecture Using Finite Element Analysis” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A21, 332 (2003).

    2002:

    S.M. Aouadi, J. Chladek, F. Namavar, and S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of Ti-Based Nanocrystalline Ternary Nitride Films” J. Vac. Sci. Technol 20, 1967 (2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, S.L. Rohde, “In-Situ Ellipsometry Study on Nitride Coatings”, Invited Paper, Vacuum Technology & Coating Magazine, (September 2002), p. 34.

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, J. Chladek, S. Varma, J.A. Turner, S.L. Rohde, “Mechanical, Structural, and Optical Properties of CrBN Coatings”, 45th SVC Technical Conference Proceddings, Lake Buena Vista, FL (April  13-18, 2002) p. 25.

    S.M. Aouadi, T. Gorishnyy, F. Namavar, and S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of TiBN Films Grown by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 160, 145 (2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, E. Tobin, F. Namavar, T.Z. Gorishnyy, and S.L. Rohde, “Growth and Analysis of Binary and Ternary Nitride Coatings Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, Invited Paper, Cover Page, Vacuum Technology & Coating Magazine, p. 49 (March 2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, F. Namavar, R. Haash, N. Finnegan, R. Nilchiani, J.A. Turner, and S.L. Rohde, “Characterization of CrBN Films Grown by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition”, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 1040 (2002).

    S.M. Aouadi, T.Z. Gorishnyy, D.M. Hornyak, and S.L. Rohde, “Control and Monitoring of Growth of Chromium Nitride Coatings Using In-Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 153, 1 (2002).

    Prior to 2002:

    S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Mihut, M.L. Kuruppu, S.R. Kirkpatrick, and S.L. Rohde “Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Measurements of Chromium Nitride Films”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2800 (2001).

    S.M. Aouadi, D.M. Schultze, K.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, and S.L. Rohde, “Growth and Characterization of CrN/Cr2N Multilayer Coatings”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 140, 269 (2001).

    S.M. Aouadi, E. Tobin, F. Namavar, T.Z. Gorishnyy, and S.L. Rohde, “Growth and Analysis of Binary and Ternary Nitride Coatings Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, 44th SVC Annual Technical Conference Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA (April 2001) p. 9.

    S.M. Aouadi and K.L. Yan, “Development of Novel High-Performance Protective Coatings for Applications in Severe Environments”, Proceedings of the 3rd CF/CRAD Meeting on Naval Applications on Materials Technology and Inter Naval Corrosion Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 22-24 (1997).

    S.M. Aouadi, A. Kleinschmidt, G.A. Clarke, N. R. Osborne, R.R. Parsons, L.B. Da Silva, “Inconel/Carbon Multilayers for X-ray Mirrors”, Thin Solid Films 303, 53 (1997).

    S.M. Aouadi, P.C. Wong, and K.A.R. Mitchell " XPS Study on Carbon/Inconel Bilayers as a Function of Substrate Bias Voltage" Appl. Surf. Sci. 99, 319 (1996).

    S.M. Aouadi, R.R. Parsons, P.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, " Characterization of Sputter Deposited Inconel/Carbon X-Ray Multilayers ", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 11, 115 (1993).

    S.M. Aouadi, R.R. Parsons, P.C. Wong, K.A.R. Mitchell, " Characterization of Sputter Deposited Tungsten Films X-ray Multilayers ", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 10,  273 (1992).

    S.R. Das, J.G. Cook, N.L. Rowell, and S.M. Aouadi, " Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of CdTe Epilayers Grown by rf Magnetron Sputtering ", J. Appl. Phys. 68, 5796 (1990).

    J.G. Cook, S.M. Aouadi, and S.R. Das " Emission Spectroscopy as a Non-Invasive Probe for Process Control During rf Sputter Deposition of PbTe ", Can. J. Phys. 67, 287 (1989).

  • Professional Experience

    Experience

    2013 to Present
    Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering / Physics, UNT

    2011 – 2013
    Professor, Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    2018 – 2011
    Associate Professor, Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    2011 – 2013
    Assistant Professor, Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    2000 – 2002
    Visiting Faculty, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

    1998-2000
    Assistant Professor, Physics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E.

    1995-1998
    Research Scientist/Group Leader, Cametoid Ltd, Whitby, ON, Canada

     

    Affiliations


    American Vacuum Society (AVS)

    Editor, Surface and Coatings Technology

    Lead Editor, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF)