Dr. Frank Fisher

PROFESSOR
School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 201.216.8913
Fax: 201.216.8315
Email: ffisher@stevens.edu
Website
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, December 2002
  • M.A., Learning Sciences (School of Education and Social Policy), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, December 2000
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, December 1998
  • B.S.E, Mechanical Engineering, and B.S., Applied Mathematics (dual degree), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1995
Research

Research Interests - Technical

  • Characterization of nanoreinforced polymer systems
  • Multiscale modeling of nano-composites and materials
  • Mechanical characterization of materials at the nanoscale
  • Viscoelastic behavior of polymeric materials
  • Hybrid finite element - micromechanics methods
  • Vibration energy harvesting

Research Interests - Pedagogical/Educational

  • Multimedia and asynchronous learning environments for undergraduate engineering education
  • Engineering-based curricular materials for K-12 education
  • Engineering outreach programs for K-12  students
Experience
  • 09/18 - current, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 04/13 - 8/18, Interim Department Director / Department Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 08/10 - 8/18, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 08/04 - 08/10, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 09/02 - 07/04, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Biologically Inspired Materials (BIMat) Center, Northwestern University
  • 06/00 - 08/02, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 09/99 - 09/00, Graduate Student, VaNTH ERC for Bioengineering Educational Technologies, Northwestern University
Institutional Service
  • NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), January 2020 - current 
  • Interim Department Director/Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, April 2013-August 2018
  • Appointed to the Steering Committee for the Midpoint Review of Strategic Plan, 2016
  • Appointed to the Search Committee for Provost and University Vice President, 2016
  • Co-Director, Nanotechnology Graduate Program (Spring 2007-August 2015)
  • Elected to the inaugural Stevens Faculty Senate (Executive Committee), December 2011
  • Faculty representative, Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Chair of the Undergraduate Studies Enterprise Sub-committee, 2011-12.
  • Faculty representative, Presidential Search Committee, 2010
  • Elected to the Institute-wide Faculty Position on the Stevens Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Committee (2010-11)
  • Stevens Faculty Committee on Academic Appeals (elected, AY 07-08)
  • Member, School of Engineering Dean search committee (Spring 2007)
Professional Service
  • Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Materials Division Polymer Technical Committee (7/2010-6/2012)
  • Vice-Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Materials Division Polymer Technical Committee (7/2008-6/2010)
  • Guest Editor for special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials entitled "Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characteriation, and Applications"
  • Proposal Review Panel, Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), Brookhaven National Lab (2009-11)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
  • Topic co-organizer, “Current Issues In Polymer Nanocomposites”, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), October 31 - November 6, Boston, MA.
  • Session organizer, “Deformation of Nanostructured Polymers and Composites”, 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 5-10, 2006
  • Session organizer, “Micromechanical and Multiscale Modeling of Nanoreinforced Polymers”, 2005 American Society for Composites Annual Technical Conference, September 7-9, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Symposium co-organizer, “Advanced Nanocomposite Systems”, 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMAT2005), June 1-3, Baton Rouge, LA
Honors & Awards
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award
  • 2018-19 Stevens Institute of Technology Employee Excellence Award for “Excellence In All We Do”
  • 2016 Alexander Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor
  • 2014 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award from the Stevens Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster (Engineering Education), J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  • 2009 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium participant
  • 2009 Stevens Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2009 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Educator Award 
  • Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor award (2006) 
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in Engineering Education
  • Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Assistant Fellow, Northwestern University (2000-2001, 2001-2002)
  • Nugent Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University (1998)
  • Fesseden-Trott Scholarship, School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • University Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Professional Societies
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • Member, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. J.I. Ganapathi, S.S. Lee, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2020). "Impact of Ultrasonication on Dispersion and Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Nanocomposites", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137 (44), 49370.  link  .
  2. Z. Zhang, J. Ding, B.M. Ocko, J. Lhermitte, J. Strzalka, C.H. Choi, F.T. Fisher, K.G. Yager, and C.T. Black. (2020). "Nanoconfinement and salt synergistically suppress crystallization in polyethylene oxide", Macromolecules, 53 (4), 1494.  link  .
  3. Z. Zhang, J. Ding, B.M. Ocko, A. Fluerasu, L. Wiegart, Y. Zhang, M. Kobrak, Y. Tian, H. Zhang, J. Lhermitte C.H. Choi, F.T. Fisher, K.G. Yager, and C.T. Black. (2019). "Nanoscale viscosity of confined polyethylene oxide", Physical Review E, 100 062503.  link  .
  4. L. Dong, M. D. Grissom, T. Safwat, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2018). "Resonant frequency tuning of electroactive polymer membranes via an applied bias voltage", Smart Materials and Structures, 27 114005.  link  .
  5. J. Ding, S. Fu, E. Boon, R. Zhang, W. Lee, F.T. Fisher, and E.H. Yang. (2017). "Graphene - vertically aligned carbon nanotube hybrid on PDMS as stretchable electrodes", Nanotechnology, 28 465302.  DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa8ba9  .
  6. M. Nie, K.V. Pochiraju, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2017). "Measurement of interfacial shear strength between carbon nanotube and polymer using a nanobridge structure", Carbon, 116 510-517.  link  .
  7. J.I. Ganapathi, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2017). "Effect of multistage sonication on dispersive mixing of polymer nanocomposites characterized via shear-induced crystallization behavior", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134 44681.  link  .
  8. A. Senturk-Ozer, S. Aktas, J. He, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kalyon. (2017). "Nanoporous nanocomposite membranes via hybrid twin-screw extrusion - multijet electospinning", Nanotechnology, 28 025301.  link  .
  9. L. Dong, M. Grissom, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Application of mechanical stretch to tune the resonance frequency of hyperelastic membrane-based energy harvesters", Sensors and Actuators, 252 165-173.  link  .
  10. J. Ding, F.T. Fisher, and E.H. Yang. (2016). "Direct transfer of corrugated graphene sheets as stretchable electrodes", Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 34 051205.  link  .
  11. J.I. Ganapathi, F.T. Fisher and D.M. Kalyon. (2016). "Distributive mixing of carbon nanotubes in poly(caprolactone) via solution and melt processing: Viscoelasticity and shear-induced crystallization behavior versus mixing indices", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 54 (21), 2254.  link  .
  12. Z. Wang, R. Oelkers, K.C. Lee, and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Annular Coated Inclusion model for spherical inclusions and applications for polymer nanocomposites: Part 2. Cylindrical inclusions", Mechanics of Materials, 101 50-60.  link  .
  13. Z. Wang, R. Oelkers, K.C. Lee, and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Annular Coated Inclusion model for spherical inclusions and applications for polymer nanocomposites: Part 1. Spherical inclusions", Mechanics of Materials, 101 170-184.  link  .
  14. L. Dong, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Two-dimensional resonance frequency tuning approach for vibration-based energy harvesting", Smart Materials and Structures, 25 065019.  link  .
  15. M. Nie, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2015). "Reverse kebab structure formed inside carbon nanofibers via nanochannel flow", Langmuir, 31 10047-10055.
  16. L. Dong, M. Grissom, and F.T. Fisher. (2015). "Resonant frequency of mass-loaded membranes for vibration energy harvesting applications", AIMS Energy, 3 (3), 344-359.  Download  .
  17. J. Ding, K. Du, I. Wathuthanthri, C.-H. Choi, F. T. Fisher. and E. H. Yang. (2014). "Transfer patterning of large-area graphene nanomesh via holographic lithography and plasma etching", Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 6 (32), 2166.  Download  .
  18. M. Nie, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2014). "Interfacial load transfer in polymer/carbon nanotube nanocomposites with a Nanohybrid Shish Kebab modification", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 14886-14893.
  19. K. Kumar, Y.S. Kim, X. Lin, J. Ding, F. T. Fisher, and E.H. Yang. (2013). "'Chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes on monolayer graphene substrates: reduced etching via suppressed catalytic hydrogenation using C2H4", Chemistry of Materials, 25 3874.
  20. K. Shepard, M. Ocampo, M. Chung, J. Li, H. Gevgilili, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kalyon. (2012). "Viscoelasticity of poly(ether imide) incorporated with multi-walled carbon nanotubes", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 50 1504.
  21. S.F. Bartolucci, G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, E. Troiano, and D.M. Kalyon. (2012). "Unusual fracture surface morphology of fatigued carbon nanofiber/poly(ether ether ketone) composites", Carbon, 50 2347.
  22. Y.S. Kim, K. Kumar, F. T. Fisher, and E.H. Yang. (2012). "'Out-of-plane growth of CNTs on graphene for supercapacitor applications", Nanotechnology, 23 015301.
  23. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2011). "Nanocomposites of nylon-11 and carbon nanostructures: Development of microstructure and ultimate properties following solution processing", Journal of Polymer Science: Part B Polymer Physics, 49 1311.
  24. K. Kumar, O. Sul, S. Strauf, D.S. Choi, F. Fisher, M.G. Prasad, and E-H. Yang. (2011). "A Study on Carbon-Nanotube Local Oxidation Lithography Using an Atomic Force Microscope", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 10 (4), 849-854.
  25. V.R. Challa, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2011). "Towards an autonomous self-tuning vibration energy harvesting device for wireless sensor network applications", Smart Materials and Structures, 20 025004.  Download  (1107 kb PDF).
  26. V. Challa, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2011). "Vibration energy harvesting for aerospace applications", Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, 63 1.
  27. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon, S.C. Jana, and F.T. Fisher. (2010). "Editorial: Polymer nanocomposite processing, characterization, and applications", Journal of Nanomaterials, 5 325807.  Download  (414 kb PDF).
  28. S.H. Modi, S. Bartolucci, H. Gevgilili, K. Dikovics, G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kalyon. (2010). "Nanocomposites of poly(ether ether ketone) with carbon nanofibers: Effects of dispersion and thermo-oxidative degradation on development of linear viscoelasticity and crystallinity", Polymer, 51 5236-5244.  Download  (1365 kb PDF).
  29. V. Challa, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2009). "Coupled piezoelectric-electromagnetic energy harvesting technique for increased power output through damping matching", Smart Materials and Structures, 18 095029.  Download  (622 kb PDF).
  30. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2009). "Polymer crystallization and precipitation-induced wrapping of carbon nanofibers with PBT ", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114 1312-1319.  Download  (742 kb PDF).
  31. G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kalyon. (2009). "Effect of shearing on crystallization behavior and morphology of PVDF nanocomposites", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9 3330-3340.  Download  .
  32. G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kaylon. (2008). "Effects of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the shear-induced crystallization behavior of poly(butylene terephthalate)", Macromolecules, 41 8103-8113.  Download  .
  33. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2008). "Membranes of Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and PVDF nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes via immersion precipitation", Journal of Nanomaterials (special issue on Nanomechanics and Nanostructured Multifunctional Materials), 3 759825.  Download  (1350 kb PDF).
  34. V. Challa, Y. Shi, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2008). "A vibration energy harvesting device with bi-directional resonance frequency tunability", Smart Materials and Structures, 17 015035.  Download  (832 kb PDF).
  35. T. Ramanathan, F.T. Fisher, R.S. Ruoff, and L.C. Brinson. (2008). "Enhanced solubility of single-wall carbon nanotubes in a deuterated acid mixture", Research Letters in Nanotechnology, 1 296928.  Download  (1161 kb PDF).
  36. A. Eitan, F.T. Fisher, R. Andrews, L.C. Brinson, and L.S. Schadler. (2006). "Reinforcement mechanisms in MWCNT-filled polycarbonate", Composites Science and Technology, 66 1159.  Download  (648 kb PDF).
  37. F. T. Fisher, A. Eitan, R, Andrews, L.C. Brinson, and L. S. Schadler. (2004). "Spectral response and effective viscoelastic properties of MWNT-reinforced polycarbonate", Advanced Composites Letters, 13 (2), 105-111.
  38. S. Lu, D. A. Dikin, S. Zhang, F.T. Fisher, J. Lee, and R. S. Ruoff. (2004). "Realization of nanoscale resolution with a micromachined thermally actuated testing stage", Review of Scientific Instruments, 75 (6), 2154-2162.  Download  (610 kb PDF).
  39. W. Ding, A. Eitan, F.T. Fisher, X. Chen, D.A. Dikin, R. Andrews, L.C. Brinson, L.S. Schadler, and R.S. Ruoff. (2003). "Direct observation of polymer sheathing in carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites", Nano Letters, 3 (11), 1593-1597.  Download  (348 kb PDF).
  40. C. Velasco-Santos, A.L. Martinez-Hernandez, F.T. Fisher, R.S. Ruoff, and V.M. Castano. (2003). "Improvement of thermal and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes composites through chemical functionalization", Chemistry of Materials, 15 4470-4475.  Download  (216 kb PDF).
  41. R.D. Piner, T.T. Xu, F.T. Fisher, Y. Qiao, and R.S. Ruoff.. (2003). "Atomic force microsopy study of clay nanoplatelets and their impurities", Langmuir, 19 (19), 7995-8001.  Download  (522 kb PDF).
  42. T.T. Xu, F.T. Fisher, L.C. Brinson, and R.S. Ruoff. (2003). "Bone-shaped nanomaterials for nanocomposite applications", Nano Letters, 3 (8), 1135-1139.  Download  (673 kb PDF).
  43. C. Velasco-Santos, A.L. Martinez-Hernandez, F. Fisher, R. Ruoff, and V.M. Castano. (2003). "Dynamical-mechanical and thermal analysis of carbon nanotube-methyl-ethyl methaccrylate nanocomposites", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36 1423-1428.  Download  (1205 kb PDF).
  44. Fisher, FT, Bradshaw, RD, and LC Brinson. (2003). "Fiber waviness in nanotube-reinforced polymer composites: I. Modulus predictions using effective nanotube properties", Composites Science and Technology, 63 (11), 1689-1703.  Download  (666 kb PDF).
  45. Bradshaw, RD, FT Fisher, and LC Brinson. (2003). "Fiber waviness in nanotube-reinforced polymer composites: II. Modelling via numerical approximation of the dilute strain concentration tensor", Composites Science and Technology, 63 (11), 1705-1722.  Download  (518 kb PDF).
  46. Fisher, FT, Bradshaw, RD, and LC Brinson. (2002). "Effects of nanotube waviness on the modulus of nanotube-reinforced polymers", Applied Physics Letters, 80 (24), 4647-4649.  Download  (395 kb PDF).
  47. Fisher, FT and LC Brinson. (2001). "Viscoelastic interphases in polymer matrix composites: Theoretical models and finite element analysis", Composites Science and Technology, 61 731-748.
Conference Proceedings
  1. L. Dong and F.T. Fisher. (2017). "Resonant frequency tuning strategies for vibration-based energy harvesters", 2017 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), September 18-20, Snowbird, UT.
  2. G. Bartus and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Barriers and openings to systems thinking skills with K-12 teachers", 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 11 November 17, Phoenix, AZ.
  3. L. Dong, M. Grissom, and F.T. Fisher. (2016). "Application of bias-voltage to tune the resonant frequency of membrane-based electroactive polymer energy harvesters", 2016 SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging Conference: Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9865, April 17-21, Baltimore, MD. .
  4. L. Dong and F.T. Fisher. (2015). "Analysis of magnetic forces in two-dimensional space with applications for the tuning of vibration energy harvesting devices", 2015 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), August 2-5, Boston, MA.
  5. G. Bartus and F.T. Fisher. (2015). "Outcomes of a Systems Engineering Project for K-12 Teachers", 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA. .
  6. Z. Wang and F.T. Fisher. (2014). "Analytical Solution of the Dilute Strain Concentration Tensor for Coated Cylindrical Inclusions, and Applications for Polymer Nanocomposites", Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 14-20, Montreal, Canada.
  7. F.T. Fisher, R. S. Besser, K. Sheppard, C.-H. Choi, and E.H. Yang. (2014). "An Approach for Introducing Concepts of Nanotechnology within the Undergraduate Curriculum", 2014 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference, November 14-15, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
  8. S. Bartolucci, G. Mago, H. Gevgilili, S. Vural, K. Dikovics, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2009). "Investigation of the properties of PEEK-nanotube composites prepared by solution methods", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  9. V. Challa and F.T. Fisher. (2009). "Design Considerations for MEMS Scale Vibration Energy Harvesting", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  10. V. Challa, M.G. Prasad and F.T. Fisher. (2009). "Towards a Self-Tunable Wide Frequency Bandwidth Vibration Energy Harvesting Device", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  11. K. Kumar, Y.T. Tsai, O. Sul, D.S. Choi, F.T. Fisher, M.G. Prasad, S. Strauf, and E.H. Yang. (2009). "Nanoscale Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Lithography using an Atomic Force Microscope", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  12. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon and F.T. Fisher. (2008). "Effect of nanoparticles on microstructure and crystallization behavior of Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and PVDF nanocomposites membranes prepared using immersion precipitation technique", 236th American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting & Exposition, August 17-21, Philadelphia, PA.
  13. G. Mago, D.M. Kalyon and F.T. Fisher. (2008). "Crystallization and morphology of carbon nanotube-Nylon-11", 236th American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting & Exposition, August 17-21, Philadelphia, PA.
  14. V.R. Challa, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2008). "A High Efficiency Multi-beam Array Tunable Energy Harvesting Device for Powering Wireless Sensors (Invited)", IEEE 17TH International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF), February 24-27, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  15. G. Mago, C. Velasco-Santos, A.L. Martinez-Hernandez, D.M. Kalyon, and F.T. Fisher. (2007). "Effect of Functionalization on the Crystallization Behavior of MWNT-PBT Nanocomposites", Proceedings of the 2007 MRS Fall Meeting, November 26-30, Boston, MA.
  16. V.R. Challa, M.G. Prasad, Y. Shi, and F.T. Fisher. (2007). "Resonant frequency tunable vibration energy harvesting device", The 6th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, September 11-13, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  17. G. Mago, J. A. Dutreuil, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kaylon. (2007). "Structural formation in poly(butylene terephthalate) and PBT nanocomposites during uniaxial deformation", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 11-15, Seattle, WA.
  18. V.R. Challa, M.G. Prasad, Y. Shi, and F.T. Fisher. (2007). "A wide frequency range tunable vibration energy harvesting device using magnetically induced stiffness", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), November 11-15, Seattle, WA.
  19. F.T. Fisher, H. Hadim, S. Esche, R. Ubell, and C. Chassapis. (2007). "Feasibility of a fully online undergraduate mechanical engineering degree for non-traditional learners", 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, June 24-27, Honolulu, HI.
  20. G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kaylon. (2007). "Nanoparticle-enhanced shear-induced crystallization of semicrystalline polymer nanocomposites", 2007 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMAT2007), June 3-7, Austin, TX.
  21. G. Mago, F.T. Fisher, and D.M. Kaylon. (Nov 5-10, 2006). "Effect of shearing on the crystallization behavior of poly(butylene terephthalate) and PBT nanocomposites", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), Chicago, IL.
  22. FT Fisher and C Chassapis. (Jun 18-21, 2006). "Guided CAE software learning modules for the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum", 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Chicago, IL.
  23. W Ding, FT Fisher, X Chen, DA Dikin, and RS Ruoff. (Sep 9-11, 2004). "Nanotube-polymer Composite Characterization via Nanomanipulation Experiments", 11th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, Yamagata, Japan.
  24. FT Fisher, and LC Brinson. (Apr 7-10, 2003). "Macroscale experimental evidence of a reduced-mobility non-bulk polymer phase in nanotube-reinforced polymers", 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Norfolk, VA.
  25. FT Fisher and PL Peterson. (Jun 2001). "A Tool to Measure Adaptive Expertise in Biomedical Engineering Students", Multimedia Division (Session 2793) Proceedings for the 2001 ASEE Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Book Chapters
  1. J.S. Belkowitz, W.B. Belkowitz, R.D. Moser, F.T. Fisher, and C.A. Weiss Jr.. (2015). "The Influence of Nano Silica Size and Surface Area on Phase Development, Chemical Shrinkage and Compressive Strength of Cement Composites", Nanotechnology in Construction: Proceedings of NICOM5, K.S. Sobolev and S.P. Shah, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
  2. J. Ding, V.R. Challa, M.G. Prasad, and F.T. Fisher. (2012). "Vibration Energy Harvesting and its Application for Nano- and Microrobotics", Micro/Nano-robotics for Biomedical Applications, Y. Guo (Ed.), Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.
  3. F.T. Fisher and L.C. Brinson. (2006). "Nanomechanics of Nanoreinforced Polymers", Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology, M. Reith and W. Schommers (Eds.), American Scientific Publishing.
  4. F.T. Fisher, D.A. Dikin, X. Chen, and R.S. Ruoff. (2005). "Nanomanipulator Measurements of the Mechanics of Nanostructures and Nanocomposites", Applied Physics of Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices, Slava V Rotkin and Shekhar Subramoney (Eds.), Springer Series in Nanoscience and Technology.
Courses
  • ME 345 Modeling and Simulation
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII
  • ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • NANO 600 Nanoscale Science and Technology