YORK R. SMITH portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Presentations

  • Bogust, P.; Smith, Y.R., “Comminution and Separation of End-of-Life Photovoltaic Materials” Presented at the 33rd European Union Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Conference 2017, RAI Conference Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Poster, Presented, 09/28/2017.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Bogust, P.; Rajamani, R.K., Invited Poster “Comminution and Electrodynamic Eddy Current Separation Studies of End-of-Life Photovoltaic Materials” Presented at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 2017, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C. Poster, Presented, 06/28/2017.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Nagel, J.R.;Rajamani, R.K., “Electrodynamic Eddy Current Separation of End-of-Life PV Materials” Presented the 2017 TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, 02-Mar-2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/02/2017.
  • Smith, Y.R. “Anodic Synthesis, Functionalization, and Applications of Metal Oxide Nanotube Arrays” Presented the 2017 TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, 01-Mar-2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/01/2017.
  • Smith, Y.R. "Anodic Titania Nanotubes Under the Sun: Clean Water, Make Fuels, and Detect Diseases" Presented at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/14/2016.
  • Smith, Y.R. and Misra, M. “Photocatalytic Microfluidic Reactors Utilizing Titania Nanotubes for Degradation of Organic and Biological Contaminates” Presented at the Energy, Materials, and Nanotechnology Meeting on Photocatalysis, New York New York Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/22/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Bhattacharyya, B.; Misra, M. “Adsorption of Aqueous Rare Earth Elements Onto Pyrolyzed Recycled Tires” Presented at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/12/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Jayamohan, H.; Misra, M. “Photocatalytic Degradation and Microbial Inactivation Utilizing Titania Nanotube Arrays in a Microfluidic Format” Presented at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 09-Nov-2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2015.
  • Bhattacharyya, B.; Smith, Y.R.; Misra, M.; Mohanty, S.K. “A Comparison of Cobalt and Gold Functionalized TiO2 Nanotubes Based Sensing Platform for Enhanced Electrochemical Detection of Voltatile Organic Biomarkers” Presented at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Bhattacharyya, D.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “Electrocehmical Detection of Organic Biomarkers Using Next Generation Titania Nanotube Arrays” Presented at the 227th Electrochemical Society Meeting, The Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/27/2015.
  • Bhattacharyya, B.; Smith, Y.R.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “Electrochemical Detection of Four Prominent Tuberculosis Biomarkers Using Functionalized Titania Nanotube Array Sensing Platform” Presented at the 227th Electrochemical Society Meeting, The Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/26/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Jayamohan, H.; Hansen, L.; Mohanty, S.K.; Gale, B.K., Misra, M.; “Microfluidic Photocatalytic Device Utilizing Anodized Titania Nanotube Arrays: Application and Simulation Validation” Presented at the 227th Electrochemical Society Meeting, The Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/26/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R. “Functionalized 1D Titania Nanotube Arrays: A Volatile Organic Sensing Platform” Invited, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department Seminar, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/23/2014.
  • Smith, Y.R. “What’s in our Breath?” Invited, TEDxReno, Lear Theater, Reno, NV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIPsn0nJdRE.). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/06/2014.
  • Smith, Y.R. and Misra, M. “Self-Ordering Titania Nanotube Arrays formed via Electrochemical Anodization” Invited, National Centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/26/2013.
  • Smith, Y.R. and Misra, M. “Effect of Mn or Co Coping on the Photoelectrochemical Responses of CdS Sensitized Titania anotubular Arrays” Presented at the International Union of Materials Research Societies Meeting- International Conference Asia (IUMRS-ICA), J.N. Tata National Science Complex, Bangalore, India. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/20/2013.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Kim, Y.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “Point-of-Care Detection of Volatile Organic Compound Biomarkers from Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Breath Analysis Using Self-Organizing Titania Nanotube Arrays” Presented at the International Union of Materials Research Societies Meeting- International Conference Asia (IUMRS-ICA), J.N. Tata National Science Complex, Bangalore, India. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/16/2013.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Chappanda, K.N.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “TiO2-WO3 Nanotubular Composite Synthesized by Anodization of Simultaneous Multi-target Sputtered Thin Films Characterized by Laser Ablation ICP-MS” Presented at the 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Oxide Films: Symposium in Honor of Clive Clayton on his 65th Birthday, The Hilton San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/30/2013.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Sarma, B.; Jurovitzki, A.L.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “Titania Nanotube Array/Bismuth Oxide Interfacial Capacitance Electrode” Presented at the 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, The Hilton San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, CA, 30-Oct-2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/30/2013.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Gakhar, R.; Chidambaram, D.; Misra, M. “Doped Quantum Dot Sensitized Photoelectrochemicel Cell for Enhanced Solar Fuel Generation” Poster presented at the 8th Annual NanoUtah Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 19-Oct-2013 . Poster, Presented, 10/19/2013.
  • Chidambaram, D; Misra, M.; Smith, Y.R. “Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen from Water Using Nanotube-Based Semiconductor Systems for Improved Visible Light Activity” Poster Presentation at the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Review, Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA. Poster, Presented, 05/16/2013.
  • Misra, M.; Smith, Y.R.; Chidambaram, D. “Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen from Water Using Nanotube-Based Semiconductor Systems for Improved Visible Light Activity” Poster presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Review, Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA, 15-May 2012. Poster, Presented, 05/15/2012.
  • Chappanda, K.N.; Smith, Y.R.; Mohanty, S.K.; Reith, L.W.; Tathireddy, P.; Misra, M. “Growth and characterzation of TiO2 nanotubes from sputtered Ti film on Si substrate” Poster presentation at 8th International Conference on Porous Semiconductors- Science and Technology, Malaga, Spain, 27-Mar 2012. Poster, Presented, 03/27/2012.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Sarma, B.; Mohanty, S.K., Misra, M. “Formation of TiO¬2-WO3 Nanotubular Composite via Single-Step Anodization and its Application in Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation” Invited presentation at the 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego Conference Center, San Diego, CA, 25-Mar 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/25/2012.
  • Misra, M; Mohanty, S.K.; Smith, Y.R., “Functionalized 1D TiO2 Nanotubes for Chemical and Diagnostic Sensors” Presented at the 7th Annual NanoUtah Conference, Hilton City Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/14/2011.
  • Smith, Y.R. and Subramanian, V., “Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange Using Hydrothermally Synthesized Bismuth Titanate (Bi12TiO20).” Presented at the 219th Electrochemical Society Meeting, The Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal Canada, 03-May 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/03/2011.
  • Smith, Y. R.; Murugesan, S.; Subramanian, V., “Hydrothermal synthesis of Bi12TiO20 nanostructures using anodized TiO2 and its applications.” Presented at the 218th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/13/2010.
  • Smith, Y.R.; Patel, J; Smith, K. “Investigation on Process Design and Development of Industrial Scale Synthesis of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes”. Presented at the NASA-Ames National Research Center, Moffett Field, California. 02-May 2008. Other, Presented, 05/02/2008.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Electrodynamic Eddy Current Separation of End-of-Life PV Materials. PI: York Smith. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, 01/15/2017 - 01/14/2019. Total project budget to date: $105,104.39

Publications

  • Smith, Y.R., Kumar, P. and McLennan, J.D., 2017. On the Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Geothermal Brines. Resources, 6(3), p.39. Accepted, 08/15/2017.
  • Bhattacharyya, D., Kumar, P., Mohanty, S.K., Smith, Y.R. and Misra, M., 2017. Detection of Four Distinct Volatile Indicators of Colorectal Cancer using Functionalized Titania Nanotubular Arrays. Sensors, 17(8), p.1795. Accepted, 08/01/2017.
  • Kumar, P., Mohanty, S.K., Guruswamy, S., Smith, Y.R. and Misra, M., 2017. Detection of Food Decay Products using Functionalized One-Dimensional Titania Nanotubular Arrays. IEEE Sensors Letters. Volume: 1, Issue: 4, 4500704. Accepted, 07/31/2017.
  • Smith, Y. R., Nagel, J. R., & Rajamani, R. K. (2017). Electrodynamic Eddy Current Separation of End-of-Life PV Materials. In Energy Technology 2017 (pp. 379-386). Springer International Publishing. Published, 02/09/2017.
  • Smith Y., Bhattacharyya D., Willhard T. & Misra M. (2016). Adsorption of aqueous rare earth elements using carbon black derived from recycled tires. (pp. 102-111). Vol. 296. Chemical Engineering Journal. Published, 03/15/2016.
  • Smith Y., Heermance D. & Smith R. (2016). Photo-effects on the viscosity of titania nanoparticle suspensions in conducting and insulating medium. (pp. 51-54). Vol. 28. Korea Australia Rheology Journal. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Bhattacharyya D., Smith Y., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2016). Titania nanotube array sensor for electrochemical detection of four predominate tuberculosis volatile biomarkers. (pp. B206-B214). Vol. 163. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Smith Y., Bhattacharyya D., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2016). Anodic functionalization of Titania nanotube arrays for the electrochemical detection of tuberculosis biomarker vapors. (pp. B83-B89). Vol. 163. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Gakhar R., Smith Y., Misra M. & Chidambaram D. (2015). Photoelectric performance of TiO2 nanotube array photoelectrodes sensitized with CdS0.54Se0.46 quantum dots. (pp. 1279-1288). Vol. 355. Applied Surface Science. Published, 08/05/2015.
  • Sarswat P., Smith Y., Free M. & Misra M. (2015). Duality in resistance switching behavior of TiO<inf>2</inf>-Cu<inf>2</inf>ZnSnS<inf>4</inf> device. (pp. Q83-Q91). Vol. 4. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. Published, 06/12/2015.
  • Sarma B, Jurovitzki AL, Ray RS, Smith YR, Mohanty SK & Misra M (2015). Electrochemical capacitance of iron oxide nanotube (Fe-NT): effect of annealing atmospheres. Nanotechnology. Vol. 26, 265401. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Jayamohan H., Smith Y., Hansen L., Mohanty S., Gale B. & Misra M. (2015). Anodized titania nanotube array microfluidic device for photocatalytic application: Experiment and simulation. (pp. 167-175). Vol. 174-175. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. Published, 03/02/2015.
  • Jayamohan H., Smith Y., Gale B., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2016). Photocatalytic microfluidic reactors utilizing titania nanotubes on titanium mesh for degradation of organic and biological contaminants. (pp. 657-663). Vol. 4. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Published, 03/01/2015.
  • Bhattacharyya D., Smith Y., Misra M. & Mohanty S. (2015). Electrochemical detection of methyl nicotinate biomarker using functionalized anodized titania nanotube arrays. Vol. 2. Materials Research Express. Published, 01/21/2015.
  • Chappanda K., Smith Y., Rieth L., Tathireddy P., Misra M. & Mohanty S. (2015). Effect of sputtering parameters on the morphology of TiO2 nanotubes synthesized from thin Ti film on Si substrate. (pp. 18-25). Vol. 14. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Sarma B., Jurovitzki A., Smith Y., Ray R. & Misra M. (2014). Influence of annealing temperature on the morphology and the supercapacitance behavior of iron oxide nanotube (Fe-NT). (pp. 766-775). Vol. 272. Journal of Power Sources. Published, 09/02/2014.
  • Chappanda K., Smith Y., Rieth L., Tathireddy P., Misra M. & Mohanty S. (2014). TiO2-WO3 composite nanotubes from co-sputtered thin films on si substrate for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting. Vol. 161. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Published, 05/21/2014.
  • Smith Y., Gakhar R., Merwin A., Mohanty S., Chidambaram D. & Misra M. (2014). Anodic titania nanotube arrays sensitized with mn- or co-doped cds nanocrystals. (pp. 503-512). Vol. 135. Electrochimica Acta. Published, 05/12/2014.
  • Smith Y. & Sohn H. (2014). Application of additive-reaction-times law to the mixed-control kinetics of oxygen leaching of chalcopyrite. (pp. 164-168). Vol. 146. Hydrometallurgy. Published, 04/02/2014.
  • Ogle J., Naglak J., Blue-Eyes I., Miller C., Baumbach A., Prentis P., Smith Y. & Smith R. (2014). Design and development of a sampling platform to study long distance seed dispersal. OCEANS 2014 - TAIPEI. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Smith Y., Crone E. & Subramanian V. (2013). A simple photocell to demonstrate solar energy using benign household ingredients. (pp. 1358-1361). Vol. 90. Journal of Chemical Education. Published, 10/08/2013.
  • Smith Y., Ray R., Carlson K., Sarma B. & Misra M. (2013). Self-Ordered titanium dioxide nanotube arrays: Anodic synthesis and their photo/electro-catalytic applications. (pp. 2892-2957). Vol. 6. Materials. Published, 07/16/2013.
  • Smith Y., Sarma B., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2013). Single-step anodization for synthesis of hierarchical TiO2 nanotube arrays on foil and wire substrate for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting. (pp. 2062-2069). Vol. 38. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Published, 02/19/2013.
  • Sarma B., Jurovitzki A., Smith Y., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2013). Redox-induced enhancement in interfacial capacitance of the titania nanotube/bismuth oxide composite electrode. (pp. 1688-1697). Vol. 5. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Published, 02/17/2013.
  • Sarma B., Smith Y., Jurovitzki A., Ray R., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2013). Supercapacitance behavior of porous oxide layer grown on 302 type stainless steel substrate. (pp. 103-111). Vol. 236. Journal of Power Sources. Published, 02/17/2013.
  • Jayamohan H., Smith Y., Gale B., Misra M. & Mohanty S. (2013). Platinum functionalized titania nanotube array sensor for detection of Trichloroethylene in water. Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Published, 01/01/2013.
  • Smith Y., Chappanda K., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2013). TiO2-WO3 nanotubular composite synthesized by anodization of simultaneous multi-target sputtered thin films characterized by Laser Ablation ICP-MS. (pp. 115-124). Vol. 58. ECS Transactions. Published, 01/01/2013.
  • Smith YR, Sarma B, Mohanty SK & Misra M (2012). Light-assisted anodized TiO₂ nanotube arrays. ACS applied materials & interfaces. Vol. 4, 5883-90. Published, 11/01/2012.
  • Sarma B., Smith Y., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2012). Electrochemical deposition of CdO on anodized TiO 2 nanotube arrays for enhanced photoelectrochemical properties. (pp. 33-36). Vol. 85. Materials Letters. Published, 10/15/2012.
  • Chappanda KN, Smith YR, Misra M & Mohanty SK (2012). Site-specific and patterned growth of TiO2 nanotube arrays from e-beam evaporated thin titanium film on Si wafer. Nanotechnology. Vol. 23, 385601. Published, 09/01/2012.
  • Chappanda KN, Smith YR, Mohanty SK, Rieth LW, Tathireddy P & Misra M (2012). Growth and characterization of TiO2 nanotubes from sputtered Ti film on Si substrate. Nanoscale research letters. Vol. 7, 388. Published, 08/01/2012.
  • Mukherjee B., Smith Y. & Subramanian V. (2012). Cdse nanocrystal assemblies on anodized TiO 2 nanotubes: Optical, surface, and photoelectrochemical properties. (pp. 15175-15184). Vol. 116. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Published, 07/26/2012.
  • Smith Y., Sarma B., Mohanty S. & Misra M. (2012). Formation of TiO 2-WO 3 nanotubular composite via single-step anodization and its application in photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation. (pp. 131-134). Vol. 19. Electrochemistry Communications. Published, 06/01/2012.
  • Smith, Y. R., Subramanian, V., & Viswanathan, B. (2012). Photo-electrochemical and photo-catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide. Photo-Electrochemistry and Photobiology for Sustainability. Published, 01/15/2012.
  • Smith Y. & Subramanian V. (2011). Heterostructural composites of TiO2 Mesh-TiO2 nanoparticles photosensitized with CdS: A new flexible photoanode for solar cells. (pp. 8376-8385). Vol. 115. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Published, 04/28/2011.
  • Raja K., Smith Y., Kondamudi N., Manivannan A., Misra M. & Subramanian V. (2011). CO2 photoreduction in the liquid phase over Pd-supported on TiO2 nanotube and bismuth titanate photocatalysts. Vol. 14. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters. Published, 03/16/2011.
  • Smith Y., Joseph Antony Raj K., Ravi Subramanian V. & Viswanathan B. (2010). Sulfated Fe2O3-TiO2 synthesized from ilmenite ore: A visible light active photocatalyst. (pp. 140-147). Vol. 367. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Published, 07/13/2010.
  • Antony Raj K., Smith Y., Subramanian V. & Viswanathan B. (2010). Structural studies of silica modified titania and its photocatalytic activity of 4-chlorophenol oxidation in aqueous medium. (pp. 867-875). Vol. 49. Indian Journal of Chemistry - Section A Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry. Published, 07/01/2010.
  • Murugesan S., Smith Y. & Subramanian V. (2010). Hydrothermal synthesis of Bi12TiO20 nanostrucutures using anodized TiO2 nanotubes and its application in photovoltaics. (pp. 1631-1636). Vol. 1. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Published, 05/20/2010.
  • Smith Y., Fuchs A. & Meyyappan M. (2010). Industrial scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes via fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition: A senior design project. (pp. 166-171). Vol. 44. Chemical Engineering Education. Published, 03/01/2010.
  • Smith Y., Kar A. & Subramanian V. (2009). Investigation of physicochemical parameters that influence photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange over TIO2nanotubes. (pp. 10268-10276). Vol. 48. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Published, 12/01/2009.
  • Kar A, Smith YR & Subramanian V (2009). Improved photocatalytic degradation of textile dye using titanium dioxide nanotubes formed over titanium wires. Environmental science & technology. Vol. 43, 3260-5. Published, 06/01/2009.
  • Sohn, Y. S., Smith, Y. R., Misra, M., & Subramanian, V. R. (2008). Electrochemically assisted photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange using anodized titanium dioxide nanotubes. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 84(3), 372-378. Published, 04/25/2008.