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Daniel Lacks

Associate Dean, Academics
C. Benson Branch Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Develops first-principles molecular-scale theories of chemical processes and materials properties
Office: 500B Nord

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University, 1992
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1987

Research Interests

Molecular level simulations of materials properties Electrostatic charging of materials

Publications

Toth, J., Abuyazid, N., Lacks, D. J., Renner, J., & Sankaran, R. (2020). A Plasma-Water Droplet Reactor for Process-Intensified, Continuous Nitrogen Fixation at Atmospheric Pressure. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (39), 14845-14854.
Riet, A., Van Orman, J., & Lacks, D. J. (2020). Molecular dynamics simulation of vacancy-solute binding free energy in periclase. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 47 (9).
Rajupet, S., Sow, M., & Lacks, D. J. (2020). Particle adhesion to rough surfaces. Physical Review E, 102 (1).
Heinert, C., Sankaran, R., & Lacks, D. J. (2020). Electrostatic charge generation on material surfaces from the evaporation of liquids. Journal of Electrostatics, 105 ().
Heinert, C., Sankaran, R., & Lacks, D. J. (2020). Electrostatic charge generation on material surfaces from the evaporation of liquids. Journal of Electrostatics, 105 ().
Lesher, C., Dannberg, J., Barfod, G., Bennett, N., Glessner, J., Lacks, D. J., ... Brenan, J. (2020). Iron isotope fractionation at the core–mantle boundary by thermodiffusion. Nature Geoscience, 13 (5), 382-386.
Toth III, J., Rajupet, S., Squire, H., Volbers, B., Zhou, J., Xie, J., ... Lacks, D. J. (2020). Electrostatic forces alter particle size distributions in atmospheric dust. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20 (5), 3181-3190.
Lacks, D. J., Riet, A., & Van Orman, J. (2020). A Molecular Dynamics Study of Grain Boundary Diffusion in MgO. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta , 292 ().
Lacks, D. J., & Rajupet, S. (2020). Harvesting Energy from Falling Droplets. Physics, 13 (), 125.
Lacks, D. J., & Shinbrot, T. (2019). Long-standing and unresolved issues in triboelectric charging. Nature Reviews Chemistry, 3 (8), 465-476.
Toth, J., Rajupet, S., Squire, H., Volbers, B., Zhou, J., Liu, X., ... Lacks, D. J. (2019). Electrostatic charging of wind-blown dust and implications on dust transport. E3S Web of Conferences, 99 ().
Gil, P., & Lacks, D. J. (2019). Humidity transforms immobile surface charges into mobile charges during triboelectric charging. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (25), 13821-13825.
Lacks, D. J. (2019). Extraction of bioactive compounds from mango (Mangifera indica L. var. Carabao) seed kernel with ethanol–water binary solvent systems. , J. Food Sci. Technol. , 56 (), 2536.
Lacks, D. J. (2019). Shining light on triboelectric phenomena. Matter, 1 (), 552.
Toth, J., Shen, X., Lacks, D. J., & Sankaran, R. (2018). Reaction Conversion for a Plasma-Based Steady-State Flow Process Is Independent of Reactor Volume. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, ().
Lacks, D. J. (2018). Interplay of structure and dynamics at grain boundaries. , 149 (), 194501.
Lacks, D. J. (2018). Relationships Between Molecular Structure, Interfacial Structure, and Dynamics of Ionic Liquids Near Neutral and Charged Surfaces. J Phys Chem C, 122 (), 27462.
Lacks, D. J. (2018). Single-stranded DNA oligomer brush structure is dominated by intramolecular interactions mediated by the ion environment. Soft Matter, 14 (), 9675.
Ishida, H., Iguchi, D., Gil, P., Heyl, T., Sedwick, V., R. Arza, C., ... Ishida, H. (2017). Oxazine Ring-related Vibrational Modes of Benzoxazine Monomers Using Fully Aromatically Substituted, Deuterated, 15N Isotope Exchanged and Oxazine-ring-substituted Compounds and Theoretical Calculation. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 121 (), 6269-6282.
Mehrani, P., Murtomaa, M., & Lacks, D. J. (2017). An overview of advances in understanding electrostatic charge buildup in gas-solid fluidized beds. Journal of Electrostatics, 87 (), 64-78.
Fu, R., Shen, X., & Lacks, D. J. (2017). Correction to "First-Principles Study of the Charge Distributions in Water Confined between Dissimilar Surfaces and Implications in Regard to Contact Electrification". Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (31), 17043-17043.
Wang, A., Gil, P., Holonga, M., Yavuz, Z., Baytekin, H., Sankaran, R., ... Lacks, D. J. (2017). Dependence of triboelectric charging behavior on material microstructure. Physical Review Materials, 1 (3).
Fu, R., Shen, X., & Lacks, D. J. (2017). First-Principles Study of the Charge Distributions in Water Confined between Dissimilar Surfaces and Implications in Regard to Contact Electrification. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (22), 12345-12349.
Toth, J., Phillips, A., Rajupet, S., Sankaran, R., & Lacks, D. J. (2017). Particle-Size-Dependent Triboelectric Charging in Single-Component Granular Materials: Role of Humidity. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (35), 9839-9845.
Lacks, D. J., & Sankaran, R. (2016). Triboelectric charging in single component particle systems. Particulate Science and Technology, 34 (), 55-62.
Rao, K., Ferguson, M., Murphy, K., Zhao, J., Lacks, D. J., & Akolkar, R. N. (2016). Electrochemical characterization of micro-cracks in polyurethane resin films deposited on metallic surfaces. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 46 (12), 1237-1243.
Kumar Rao, K., Ferguson, M., Murphy, K., Zhao, J., Lacks, D. J., & Akolkar, R. N. (2016). Electrochemical characterization of micro-cracks in polyurethane resin films deposited on metallic surfaces. J. Appl. Electrochem, 46 (), 1237.
Gil, P., & Lacks, D. J. (2016). Effect of surfactant shape on solvophobicity and surface activity in alcohol-water systems. J. Chem. Phys. , 145 (), 204705 .
Shen, X., Wang, A., Sankaran, R., & Lacks, D. J. (2016). First-principles calculation of contact electrification and validation by experiment. Journal of Electrostatics [03043886], 82 (), 16-Nov.
Hlaing, N., & Lacks, D. J. (2015). Chemical Engineering at Yangon Technological University. Chemical Engineering Education, 49 (), 241.
Lacks, D. J., & Gil, P. (2015). Geometric Origins of Surfactant Effectiveness in Mixed Solvent Systems. J. Phys. Chem. C , 119 (), 28061 .
Ishida, H., Lacks, D. J., Ishida, H., & Qutubuddine, S. (2014). Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Amphiphilic, Comb-like Anionic Polybenzoxazines. Langmuir, 30 (), 11858-11865.
Sow, M., Lacks, D. J., & Sankaran, R. (2013). Effects of material strain on triboelectric charging: Influence ofmaterial properties. JOURNAL OF ELECTROSTATICS, 71 (3), 396-399.
Sow, M., Widenor, R., Akande, A., Robinson, K., Sankaran, R., & Lacks, D. J. (2013). The Role of Humidity on the Lift-off of Particles in Electric Fields. JOURNAL OF THE BRAZILIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 24 (2), 273-279.
Jarmusik, K., Eppell, S., Lacks, D. J., & Zypman, F. (2011). Obtaining charge distributions on geometrically generic nanostructures using scanning force microscopy.. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27 (5), 1803-10.