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Ica Manas-Zloczower

Distinguished University Professor
Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications
Office: Kent Hale Smith 515
Phone Number: (216) 368-3596
Email: ixm@case.edu

Education

Sc.D., Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1983

Awards and Recognitions

2017, 2017 SPE Fred E. Schwab Education Award, Society of Plastics Engineers

Research Interests

Modeling mechanical properties for nanocomposite materials.<br>High internal phase emulsions.<br>Structure and micromechanics of fine particle clusters. Interfacial engineering strategies for advanced materials processing.<br>Dispersive mixing mechanisms and modeling.

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Polymer Processing<br>Mixing Fundamentals

Institutional Leadership/Administrative Assignments

2008 - 2013, Associate Dean, Case School of Engineering

Patents Received

2017, "Method for the Production of High Internal Phase Emulsion Foams," 9574058B2, Ica Manas-Zloczower, Donald Feke, Stuart Rowan, Cody Bezik, Steve Merigan.
2017, "Method for the production of high internal phase emulsion foams," 9,574,058, Donald Feke, Ica Manas-Zloczower, Stuart Rowan, Reza Foudazi, Cody Bezik, Steven Merrigan.

Publications

Yuan, D., Ke, K., Guo, H., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Recyclable Conductive Epoxy Composites with Segregated Filler Network Structure for EMI Shielding and Strain Sensing. Composites Part A, ().
Ke, K., Sang, Z., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Hybrid Systems of 3D Carbon Nanostructures with Low Dimensional Fillers for Piezoresistive Sensors. Polymer Composites, 41 (2), 468-477.
Zhao, B., Gedler, G., Manas-Zloczower, I., Rowan, S. J., & Feke, D. L. (2020). Fluid transport in open-cell polymeric foams: effect of morphology and surface wettability. SN Applied Sciences, 2 (2).
Yuan, D., Solouki Bonab, V., Patel, A., Yilmaz, T., Gross, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Design Strategy for Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings. Coatings 2020, 10(1), 50; , 10 (1), 50.
Guo, H., Yue, L., Rui, G., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Recycling EVA (Poly ethylene-vinyl acetate) with improved properties through dynamic crosslinking. Macromolecules, 53 (1), 458-464.
Qiang, Y., Patel, A., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Enhancing Microfibrillated Cellulose Reinforcing Efficiency in Epoxy Composites by Graphene Oxide Crosslinking. Cellulose, 27(4), 2211-2224 (4), 2211-2224.
Sang, Z., Ke, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Design Strategy for Porous Composites Aimed at Pressure Sensor Application. Small, 15 (6), 1903487.
Ke, K., McMaster, M., Christopherson, W., Singer, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Highly sensitive capacitive pressure sensors based on elastomer composites with carbon filler hybrids. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 126 ().
Kravchenko, O., Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Spray Assisted Microwave Welding of Thermoplastics using Carbon Nanostructures with Enabled Health Monitoring. Polymer Engineering and Science, 59 (11), 2247-2254.
Patel, A., Makala, S., Kravchenko, O., Yilmaz, T., Yuan, D., Yue, L., ... Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Design and formulation of a completely biobased epoxy structural adhesive. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 19, 16382-16391, 7 (19), 16382-16391.
Sang, Z., Guo, H., Ke, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Effect of Solvent on Segregated Network Morphology in Elastomer Composites for Tunable Piezoresistivity. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 304 (9).
Solouki Bonab, V., Maxian, O., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Carbon nanofiller networks- a comparative study of networks formed by branched versus linear carbon nanotubes in thermoplastic polyurethane. Polymer, 175 (), 227-234.
Sang, Z., Ke, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Effect of carbon nanotube morphology on properties in thermoplastic elastomer composites for strain sensors. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 121 (), 207-212.
Ke, K., McMaster, M., Christopherson, W., Singer, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Effects of branched carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets on dielectric properties of thermoplastic polyurethane at different temperatures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 166 (), 673-680.
Ke, K., Christopherson, W., McMaster, M., Singer, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Effects of branched carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets on dielectric properties of thermoplastic polyurethane at different temperatures. Composites Part B, 166 (), 673-680.
Yuan, D., Delpierre, S., Ke, K., Raquez, J., Dubois , P., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Biomimetic Water-Responsive Self-Healing Epoxy with Tunable Properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (19), 17853-17862.
Sang, Z., Ke, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Elastomer Composites with a Tailored Interface Network toward Tunable Piezoresistivity: Effect of Elastomer Particle Size. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1 (4), 714-721.
Yue, L., Bonab, V., Yuan, D., Patel, A., Karimkhani, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Vitrimerization: A Novel Concept to Reprocess and Recycle Thermoset Waste via Dynamic Chemistry. Global Challenges, ().
Yue, L., Liu, F., Mekala, S., Patel, A., Gross, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). High performance biobased epoxy nanocomposite reinforced with bacterial cellulose nanofiber network. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7 (6), 5986-5992.
Ke, K., Sang, Z., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Stretchable elastomer composites with segregated filler networks: effect of carbon nanofiller dimensionality. Nanoscale Advances, 1 (6), 2337-2347.
Solouki Bonab, V., Karimkhani, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2019). Ultra-Fast Microwave Assisted Self-Healing of Covalent Adaptive Polyurethane Networks with Carbon Nanotubes. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 304 (1).
Ke, K., Solouki Bonab, V., Yuan, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Piezoresistive thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites with carbon nanostructures. Carbon, 139 (), 52-58.
Sang, Z., Ke, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Interface Design Strategy for the Fabrication of Highly Stretchable Strain Sensors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (42), 36483-36492.
Yuan, D., Bonab, V., Patel, A., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Self-healing epoxy coatings with enhanced properties and facile processability. Polymer, 147 (), 196-201.
McMaster, M., Yilmaz, T., Patel, A., Maiorana, A., Manas-Zloczower, I., Gross, R., ... Singer, K. (2018). Dielectric Properties of Bio-Based Diphenolate Ester Epoxies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (16), 13924-13930.
Patel, A., Kravchenko, O., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Effect of Curing Rate on the Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties of Epoxy Fiberglass Composites. Polymers, 10 (2).
Yue, L., Khelifa, F., Patel, A., Raquez, J., Bonnaud, L., Dubois , P., ... Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Surface- modified cellulose nanocrystals for biobased epoxy nanocomposites. Polymer, 134 (3), 155-162.
Kravchenko, O., Pedrazzoli, D., Kovtun, D., Qian, X., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Incorporation of plasma-functionalized carbon nanostructures in composite laminates for interlaminar reinforcement and delamination crack monitoring. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 112 (), 163-170.
Qian, X., Kravchenko, O., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Effect of Polycarbonate Film Surface Finish and Plasma Treatment on Mode I and II Fracture Toughness of Interleaved Composite Laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 105 (), 138-149.
Patel, A., Kravchenko, O., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Person, T. (2018). Effect of curing rate on the microstructure and macroscopic properties of epoxy fiber-glass composites. Polymers, 10 (2), 11.
Kravchenko, O., Pedrazzoli, D., Kovtun, D., Qian, X., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Incorporation of Plasma-Functionalized Carbon Nanostructures in Composite Lami-nates for Interlaminar Reinforcement and Delamination Crack Monitoring. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 112 (), 163-170.
Kravchenko, O., Gedler, G., Kravchenko, S., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Modeling compressive behavior of open-cell polymerized high internal phase emulsions: effects of density and morphology. Soft Matter, 14 (9), 1637-1646.
Kravchenko, O., Pedrazzoli, D., Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Conductive Interlaminar Interfaces for Structural Health Monitoring in Composite Laminates under Fatigue Loading. Materials and Design, 160 (), 1217-12225.
Solouki Bonab, V., Karimkhani, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Ultra-fast self-healing covalent adaptive polyurethane networks. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, ().
Kravchenko, O., Gedler, G., Kravchenko, S., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Modeling Compressive Behavior of Open-Cell Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions: Effects of Density and Morphology. Soft Matter, 14 (), 1637-1646.
Yue, L., Maiorana, A., Patel, A., Gross, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). A sustainable alternative to current epoxy resin matrices for vacuum infusion molding. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 100 (), 269-274.
Maxian, O., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). Conductive polymer foams with carbon nanofillers – Modeling percolation behavior. Express Polymer Letters, 11 (5), 406-418.
Qian, X., Kravchenko, O., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). Effect of Polycarbonate Film Surface Finish and Plasma Treatment on Mode I and II Fracture Toughness of Interleaved Composite Laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 105 (), 138-149.
Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). Revisiting Thermoplastic PolyUrethane (TPU), from composition to morphology and properties. Journal of Polymer Science: Part B Polymer Physics, 55 (20), 1553-1564.
Kravchenko, O., Qian, X., Kravchenko, S., Misiego, R., Pipes, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). Role of hierarchical morphology of helical carbon nanotube bundles on thermal expansion of polymer nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Research, (), 1-9.
Yuan, D., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Synergistic effects in thermoplastic polyurethanes incorporating hybrid carbon nanofillers. International Polymer Processing, 31 (5), 554-562.
Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Understanding phase separation and morphology in thermoplastic polyurethanes nanocomposites. Polymer [00323861], 90 (), 256-263.
Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Chemorheology of thermoplastic polyurethane and thermoplastic polyurethane/carbon nanotube composite systems. Polymer [00323861], 99 (), 513-520.
Patel, A., Maiorana, A., Yue, L., Gross, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Curing Kinetics of Biobased Epoxies for Tailored Applications. Macromolecules [00249297], 49 (15), 5315-5324.
Pircheraghi, G., Powell, T., Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Effect of carbon nanotube dispersion and network formation on thermal conductivity of thermoplastic polyurethane/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Polymer Engineering and Science [00323888], 56 (4), 394-407.
Yuan, D., Pedrazzoli, D., Pircheraghi, G., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Melt Compounding of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Incorporating 1D and 2D Carbon Nanofillers. Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering [03602559], ().
Kravchenko, O., Misiego, R., Kravchenko, S., Pipes, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Modeling of Hierarchical Morphology of Carbon Nanotube Bundles in Polymer Composites. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations [10221344], 25 (6), 524-532.
Maiorana, A., Yue, L., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Gross, R. (2016). Structure-property relationships of a bio-based reactive diluent in a bio-based epoxy resin. Journal of Applied Polymer Science [00218995], 133 (45).
Varghai, D., Maiorana, A., Meng, Q., Gross, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Sustainable, electrically-conductive bioepoxy nanocomposites. Polymer [00323861], 107 (), 292-301.
Meng, Q., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2015). Carbon Nanotubes Enhanced Cellulose Nanocrystals Films with Tailorable Electrical Conductivity. Composites Science and Technology, 120 (), 1-8.
Emami, Z., Meng, Q., Pircheraghi, G., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2015). Use of surfactants in cellulose nanowhisker/epoxy nanocomposites: effect on filler dispersion and system properties. CELLULOSE, 22 (5), 3161-3176.
Maxian, O., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2015). Modeling the electrical percolation behavior of hybrid nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets. Materials Research Express, 2 (9).
Pircheraghi, G., Foudazi, R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2015). Methods for Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube Dispersion at Different Length Scales. Powder Technology, 276 (), 222-231.
Mahanta, N., Loos, M., Abramson, A. R., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2015). Graphite-Graphene Hybrid Filler System for High Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Composites. Journal of Materials Research, 30 (), 959-966.
Yue, L., Pircheraghi, G., Monemian, S., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2014). Epoxy composites with carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets - Dispersion and synergy effects. Carbon, 78 (), 268-278.
Law, Y., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2014). Modeling of the Torque Requirements for the Mixing and Dispersion of Silica into Rubber. International Polymer Processing Journal, 29 (1), 112-118.
Law, Y., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Person, T. (2013). Method for Probing the Microstructure of Particle Beds Using Infiltration Behavior. Powder Technology, 237 (), 427-431.
Loos, M., Yang, J., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., Unal, S., & Unes, U. (2013). Enhancement of Fatigue Life of Polyurethane Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes. Composites B, 44 (), 740-744.
Loos, M., Yang, J., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., Unal, S., & Younes, U. (2013). Enhancement of Fatigue Life of Polyurethane Composites Containing Carbon Nano-tubes. Composites Part B: Engineering, 44 (), 740-744.
Bava, L., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Rowan, S. J. (2011). Model for the hydrodynamic dispersion of agglomerates incorporatingthermoresponsive additives. JOURNAL OF POLYMER ENGINEERING, 31 (1), 5-12.