Simon Ng

Simon Ng

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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Simon Ng

Biography

As Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Ng provides vision and leadership for the College of Engineerings graduate education and research enterprises. These offices provide services and support to graduate students and faculty to enhance the quality of graduation education, maintain and advance the level of scholarly excellence, and expand the extramural funding base in the College.

Ng also serves as a professor in the College's Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department, a Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow, the founding director of WSU's graduate programs in Alternative Energy Technology and Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering, and as the director of the WSU/NextEnergy National Biofuels Energy Laboratory. He is the co-founder of NextCat, a spin-off company from WSU focused on accelerating the commercialization of renewable energy technology. He also served as a visiting scientist with General Motors Research Center and as a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore.

His research interests include advanced energy storage, alternative fuels, environmental and fuel conversion catalysis, polymers, smart sensors and biomedical devices. Ng has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, 21st Century Job Fund, Michigan Life Science Corridor, NextEnergy, American Chemical Society, Engineering Foundation, Ford, GM and Exxon, among others. He has published and presented more than 350 research papers.

Ng has also served as the president of the Michigan Catalysis Society, and received several awards including the Career Development Chair Award and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching from WSU, and a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities. He is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and is a member of the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Oil Chemists Society, North American Catalysis Society, and American Society for Testing and Materials. Recently, he served as a special advisor to the Michigan Renewable Fuel Commission and is a recipient of 2011 Michigan Green Chemistry Governors Award.

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1985

M.S.E., University of Michigan, 1982

B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1981

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

 

  • BE 1010  -  (Honors) Problem Solving Strategies
  • BE 1100  - Introduction to Engineering
  • CHE 2800 - Material and Energy Balance
  • CHE 3040 - Numerical Methods
  • CHE 3200 - Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • CHE 3220 - Measurements Laboratory
  • CHE 3300 - Thermodynamics       
  • CHE 3400 - Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • CHE 3800 - Mass Transfer
  • CHE 3820 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • CHE 4200 - Chemical Process Engineering III: Economics and Design

 

Graduate (Professional)

 

  • AET  5120 - Fundamental of Fuel Cell Systems
  • CHE 5200 - Transport Phenomena
  • CHE 5350 - Polymer Engineering I
  • CHE 5995 - Special Topics: Fund. of Fuel Cells Tec
  • CHE 7200 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I
  • CHE 7400 - Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Polymer Engineering - Extension course at General Motors.           
  • CHE 8200 - Advanced Transport Phenomena II

Research Interests

Heterogeneous catalysts; biomaterials and biocompatibility; biodiesel; gas and chemical sensors; alternative energy technologies.

Research Statement and other Highlights:

Among alternative fuel sources, biomass conversion to liquid fuel remains the most viable option with the greatest potential impact.  Biomass is a renewable resource and can serve as the nation's sustainable source of energy. The main technical barriers for widespread use of biomass-based fuel are, first, the conversion efficiency of biomass to biofuel, and second, a good understanding of the relationship between fuel properties and engine performance necessary to allow the development of fuel quality standards. The National Biofuels Energy Laboratory (NBEL) at NextEnergy, funded by DOE, was created to address the synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation of biodiesel and biodiesel blends.

Four main research areas in NBEL are: 1. Development of non-food crop biomass (microalgae) as renewable source of biofuel; 2. Synthesis and characterization of novel nanocatalytic materials for biofuel production; 3. Elucidation of effects of biofuel composition on fuel property; and 4. Evaluation of alternative fuels (bio and synthetic) on engine performance and emissions characteristics.

Publications

1. K.Y.S. Ng and E. Gulari, "Spectroscopic and Scattering Investigation of Isopoly-Molybdate and Tungstate Solutions," Polyhedron, 3 (8), 1001-1011(1984).

2. E. Gulari, K. McKeigue and K.Y.S. Ng, "Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy of Polymerization: Bulk Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Styrene," Macromolecules, 17 (9), 1822-1825(1984).

3. J.W. Dun, E. Gulari and K.Y.S. Ng, "Fischer Tropsch Synthesis of Charcoal Supported Molybdenum: The Effect of Preparative Conditions and Potassium Promotion on Activity and Selectivity," Applied Catalysis, 15, 247-263(1985).

4. K.Y.S. Ng and E. Gulari, "Molybdena on Titania: Part I. Preparation and Characterization by Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy," Journal of Catalysis, 92(2), 340-354 (1985).

5. K.Y.S. Ng and E. Gulari, "Molybdena on Titania: Part II. Thiophene Hydrodesulfurization Activity and Selectivity," Journal of Catalysis, 95(1), 33-40(1985).

6. K.Y.S. Ng, X. Zhou and E. Gulari, "Spectroscopic Characterization of Molybdena Oxalate in Solution and on Alumina," Journal of Physical Chemistry, 89(12), 2477-2481(1985).

7. J.W. Dun, K.Y.S. Ng and E. Gulari, "The Effect of Pretreatment Conditions of the FTS Activity and Selectivity of Charcoal and Titania Supported Molybdena Catalysts," Chemical Engineering Communications, 48, 165-175(1986).

8. I. Lee and K.Y.S. Ng, "Effect of Loading and Support on the Activity and Selectivity of Partial Oxidation of Methane," Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem., 33(3), 403-412, (1988).

9. I. Lee and K.Y.S. Ng, "Partial Oxidation of Methane Over Y1Ba2Cu3O6+x-zFz," Catalysis Letters, 2, 403-412(1989).

10. S. Kao, S. Lee and K.Y.S. Ng, "Characterization of Fluorinated Y1Ba2Cu3O6+xCompounds by Thermogravimetric Analysis" Solid State Communication, 72(5), 469-474 (1989).

11. J.S. Shin and K.Y.S. Ng, "FTIR Characterization of Surface Acidity of Mo/TiO2Catalysts in Oxidized and Reduced State Using Pyridine Adsorption," Spectroscopy, 7(4), 233-252 (1989).

12. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Comparison of Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Superconducting and Insulating Y-Ba-Cu-O Catalysts," Journal of Catalysis, 126(1), 109-114(1990).

13. L. Feng and K.Y.S. Ng, "In Situ Kinetic Studies of Microemulsion Polymerizations of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate by Raman Spectroscopy," Macromolecules, 23(4), 1048-1053(1990).

14. S. Kao, S. Lee and K.Y.S. Ng, "Effect of Pb-Substitution on the Thermal Behavior of Bi-Sr-Cu-O Superconductor," Chemical Engineering Communications, 97, 167-179(1990).

15. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide over Barium Cuprate Catalysts," Catalysis Letters, 6, 349-360(1990).

16. L. Feng and K.Y.S. Ng, "Characterization of Styrene Polymerization in Microemulsion by Raman Spectroscopy," Colloids and Surfaces, 53, 349-361(1991).

17. I. Halasz, H. W. Jen, A. Brenner, M. Shelef, S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "Determination of the Oxygen Content in Superconducting and Related Cuprates Using Temperature Programmed Reduction," Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 92(2), 327-338(1991).

18. S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "Monitoring Phase Formation of Pb Substituted Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconducting Samples at Different Preparative Stages Using Raman Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction," Journal of Superconductivity, 4(2), 179-188(1991).

19. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Decomposition of Nitric Oxide and its Reduction by CO over Superconducting and Related Cuprates Catalysts," Catalysis Letters, 11, 327-334(1991).

20. S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "Oxygen Content Determination of Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu4O11+xSuperconductor by Thermogravimetric Analysis," Journal of Superconductivity, 4(5), 375-384(1991).

21. S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "XRD Characterization of Flourinated Y1Ba2Cu3O6+xsuperconductors," AICHE Symposium Series, 287(88), 105-108(1992).

22. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Preparation and Characterization of PdO-MoO3/gamma-alumina Catalysts," Applied Catalysis A, 82(1), 51-63(1992).

23. C. P Hubbard, K. Otto, H. S. Gandhi, and K.Y.S. Ng, "The Influence of Platinum Concentration and Particle Size on the Kinetics of Propane Oxidation over Pt/g-Alumina," Journal of Catalysis, 131, 243(1992).

24. S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "Observation of Weakly Adsorbed Oxygen on Y5Ba6Cu11Oy," Journal of Superconductivity, 5(1), 5-10(1992).

25. S. Lee, H. Permana, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Investigation by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of the Effect of Preparative Variables on the Degree of Aggregation of Platinum of Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 10(2), 561-565(1992).

26. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide over Superconducting and Related Cuprates," Journal of Catalysis, 134(2), 731-736(1992).

27. S. Kao and K.Y.S. Ng, "Effects of Silver on the Phase Formation of the Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductiors," Journal of Superconductivity, 5(3), 301-311(1992).

28. H. Permana, S. Lee, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Observation of Protrusion and Ring Structures of MoS2by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 10(5), 2297-2301(1992).

29. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "CO Oxidation, NO Decomposition and NO Reduction by CO on Superconducting and Related Cuprates," Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 75, 2201-2204(1993).

30. S. Lee, H. Permana, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Study of the Effects of Annealing on the Morphology of Platinum Cluster-size on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite," Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 75, 1863-1866(1993).

31. C. P Hubbard, K. Otto, H. S. Gandhi, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Propane Oxidation over Platinum Supported on Zirconia," Journal of Catalysis, 139(1), 268-276(1993).

32. D. B. Belton, C. L. DiMaggio, K.Y.S. Ng, "Nitrogen Atom Recombination on Rh(111) Surface," Journal of Catalysis, 144, 273-284(1993).

33. C. P Hubbard, K. Otto, H. S. Gandhi, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Effects of Support Material and Sulfation on Propane Oxidation Activity over Platinum," Journal of Catalysis, 144, 484-494(1993).

34. S. Lee, H. Permana, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Observation by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of the Morphology Change of Pt/HOPG after NO-CO Reaction," Carbon, 32(1), 145-153(1994).

35. H. Permana, S. Lee, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Investigations of Cluster Size of Molybdenum-based Catalysts on Graphite," Catalysis Letter, 24, 363-376(1994).

36. S. Lee, H. Permana, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Effects of Annealing and Gas Treatment on the Morphology of Platinum Cluster Size on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,"Catalysis Letter, 23, 281-292(1994).

37. W. Zhu, R.C. McCune, J.E. deVries, M.A. Tamor, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Characterization of Diamond Films on Binderless W/Mo Composite Carbide," Diamond and Related Materials, 3, 1270-1276(1994).

38. K.Y.S. Ng, D.N. Belton, S.J. Schmieg, and G.B. Fisher, "NO-CO Activity and Selectivity over a Pt10Rh90(111) alloy catalyst in the 10 torr Pressure Range," Journal of Catalysis, 146, 394-406 (1994).

35. H. Xu, H. Permana, Y. Lu, and K.Y.S. Ng, "STM Study of Mo Growth and Induced Surface Structure Changes on HOPG," Surface Science, 325(3), 285-293 (1995).

36. C. P Hubbard, K. Otto, H. S. Gandhi, and K.Y.S. Ng, "The Influence of Sulfur-dixoide on Propane Oxidation Activity over Supported Platinum and Palladium," Catalysis Letters, 30, 41-51(1995).

37. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, M. Shelef and K.Y.S. Ng, "Rate Oscillations and Chemiluminescency in the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO by Propane over H-ZSM5 Zeolites," Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99, 17186-17191(1995).

38. H. Xu, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Investigation of Co Growth and induced Surface Morphology Changes on HOPG," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 13, 2160-2165(1995).

39. W. Zhu, R.C. McCune, J.E. deVries, M.A. Tamor, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Investigation of Adhesion of Diamond Films on Mo, W and Carburized W substrates," Diamond and Related Materials, 4, 220-233(1995).

40. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Active Sites of H-ZSM5 Catalysts for the Oxidation of Nitric Oxide by Oxygen," Catalysis Letters, 34, 151-161(1995).

41. L. S. Zhang, C. W. Manke, and K. Y. S. Ng, " Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Discontinuous Polystyrene Films Adsorbed on Graphite," Macromolecules, 28(22), 7386-7393(1995).

42. I. Halasz, A. Brenner, Y. Hou, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Catalytic Activity and Selectivity of H-ZSM5 for the Reduction of Nitric Oxide by Propane in the Presence of Oxygen," Journal of Catalysis, 161, 359-372(1995).

43. H. Permana, K. Y. S. Ng, C. H. F. Peden, S. J. Schmieg, and D. N. Belton, "Effect of NO Pressure on the Reaction of NO and CO over Rh(111)," J. of Physical Chemistry, 99, 16344(1995).

44. W. Zhu, J.E. deVries, M.A. Tamor, and K.Y.S. Ng, "The Influences of Electron and Ion-beam Conditions on Auger Carbon Line-shapes Acquired on Diamond and DLC Flims," Surface and Coating Technology, 71, 37-44(1995).

45. D. N. Belton, C. L. DiMaggio, S. J. Schmieg, and K. Y. S. Ng, "Reaction of Coadsorbed Nitric Oxide and Nitrogen Atoms on Rh(111)", Journal of Catalysis, 157, 559-568(1995).

46. H. Xu and K. Y. S. Ng, "Effect of Tip Electronic States on Molecular NO Images," Surface Science Letters, 355, 350-354(1996).

47. H. Xu and K. Y. S. Ng, " Oxygen induced (2x1) missing row structure on Mo(001) studied by scanning tunneling microscopy, Surface Science Letters, 355, 305-310(1996).

48. H. Permana, K.Y.S. Ng, C.H.F. Peden, S.J. Schmieg, D.K. Lambert, and D.N. Belton, "Adsorbed Species and Reaction Rates for NO-CO over Rh(111)," Journal of Catalysis, 164, 194-206(1996).

49. H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, Molecular NO islands versus O and N islands on Rh(111) surface studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Surface Science, 365, 779-788(1996).

50. H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, Direct Observation of Competitive adsorption of NO, O, and N on Rh(111) Surface by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,Applied Physics Letters, 68, 496-498(1996).

51. H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, Oxygen Interactions with a Mo(001) Surface Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Surface Science, 356, 19-27(1996).

52. H. Permana, K.Y.S. Ng, C.H.F. Peden, S.J. Schmieg, D.K. Lambert, and D.N. Belton, "Adsorbed Species and Reaction Rates for NO-CO-O2 over Rh(111)," Catalysis Letters 47, 5-15(1997).

53. H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, STM Study of Oxygen on Rh(111), Surface Science, 375, 161-170(1997).

54. H Permana, D. N. Belton, K. M. Rahmoeller, S. J. Schmieg, C. E. Hori, K. Y. S. Ng, and A. Brenner, Reaction Evaluation of Ceria-Zirconia as an Oxygen Storage Material for Automotive Catalysts, SAE paper # 970462, 1997.

55. H. Xu, and K.Y.S. Ng, "The Surface Process and Interaction of Mo Clusters on HOPG observed by STM," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 15(2), 186-191(1997).

56. H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, Reply to the Comment on STM Study of Oxygen on Rh(111) by H. Xu and K.Y.S. Ng, Surface Science, 393, 181-183(1997).

57. C. E. Hori, H. Permana, K. Y. S. Ng, A. Brenner, K. More, K. M. Rahmoeller, and D. Belton, "Thermal Stability of Oxygen Storage Properties in a Mixed CeO2-ZrO2 System," Applied Catalysis B - Environment, 16(2), 105-117(1998).

58. C. E. Hori, A. Brenner, K. Y. S. Ng, K. M. Rahmoeller, and D. Belton, "Studies of Oxygen Release Reaction in the Pt/CeO2-ZrO2 System" Catalysis Today, 50(2), 299-308(1999).

59. H. Li, G. Mao, and K. Y. S. Ng, Templated Growth of Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles using Pure and Mixed Arachidate Films, Solid Thin Film, 358(1-2), 62-72(2000).

60. B. Wu, G. Mao, and K. Y. S. Ng, Stepwise Adsorption of a Long Trichlorosilane and a Short Aminosilane: an AFM, ATR, and Contact Angle Study, Colloid and Surface Science A, 162(1-3), 203-213(2000).

61. L. Xu, C. Li, and K. Y. S. Ng, In-Situ Monitoring of Urethane Reactions by FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 104(17), 3952-57(2000).

62. L. Xu, C. Li, and K. Y. S. Ng, In-Situ Characterization of RF Field Induced Reactions by Raman Spectroscopy: I. Urethane Formation Kinetics and Mechanisms, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 14(12), 1575-87(2000).

63. L. Xu, C. Li, and K. Y. S. Ng, In-Situ Characterization of RF Field Induced Reactions by Raman Spectroscopy: II. Effects of Additives on Urethane Formation Kinetics and Mechanisms, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 14(13), 1609-26(2000).

64. F. Serina, C. Huang, G. W. Auner, R. Naik, K. Y. S. Ng, and L. Rimai, Pd/AlN/SiC thin film devices for selective hydrogen sensing, Applied Physics Letter, 79(20), 3350-3352(2001).

65. C. E. Hori, K. Y. S. Ng, A. Brenner, K. M. Rahmoeller, and D. Belton, The effects of aging temperature and aging time on the oxygen storage capacity of Pt-Rh/CeZrO2 catalysts, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 18(1), 23-33(2001).

66. F. Serina, C. Huang, G. W. Auner, R. Naik, K. Y. S. Ng, and L. Rimai, Pd/AlN/Si or SiC Structure for Hydrogen Sensing Device, Material Research Society Symposium, Vol. 622, T1.3.1 T1.3.6 (2001).

67. E.F McCullen, W. Mo, E.P. Haripriya, L. Rimai, R. Naik, K.Y.S. Ng, and G.W. Auner, Palladium/Aluminum gate metal/insulator/Silicon balanced capacitors for selective Hydrogen sensing, Material Research Society Symposium, Volume 693, 2002.

68. Wenjun Mo, E.F. McCullen, H.E. Prakasam, L. Rimai, R. Naik, G.W. Auner, and K.Y.S. Ng Characterization of Novel Metal/AlN/Si Thin Film Structures as Hydrogen Sensor, AIChE Sensors Topical Conference, paper 30i, 2002.

69. E.F McCullen, W. Mo, E.P. Haripriya, L. Rimai, R . Naik, K.Y.S. Ng, and G.W. Auner, Electrical Characterization of Metal/AlN/Si Thin Film Structures with Palladium or Aluminum Gates as Components of a Balanced Hydrogen Sensor, Journal of Applied Physics, 93(9), 5757-5762, 2003.

70. X.W. Zhang, S.C. Shen, L.E. Yu, and K.Y. S. Ng, Oxidative Decomposition of Napthalene by Supported Metal Catalysts, Applied Catalysis, 250(2), 341-352(2003).

71. X. Liang, G. Mao, and K.Y.S. Ng Probing Small Unilamellar EggPC Vesicles on Mica Surface by Atomic Force Microscopy, Colloid and Surfaces B, 34, 41-51(2004).

72. Cortina Muljadi, Liya E. Yu, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Characterization of Humidity Effects on Model and Urban Aerosols using TM-AFM Phase Imaging, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004.

73. G. Mao, X. Liang, and K.Y.S. Ng, Direct Force Measurement of Liposomes by Atomic Force Microscopy, In Dekker Encyyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, and Karol Putyera, Ed.,; Marcel Dekker, Inc. : New York, pp 923-932(2004).

74. X.W. Zhang, S.C. Shen, L.E. Yu, and K.Y. S. Ng, Napthalene Oxidation over 1%Pt and 5%Co/a-Al2O3 Catalysts: Reaction Intermediates and Possible Pathways, Catalysis Letters, 96(1-2), 87-96(2004).

75. X. Liang, G. Mao, and K.Y.S. Ng Mechanical Properties and Stability Measurement of Cholesterol-containing Liposome on Mica by Atomic Force Microscopy, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 278(1), 53-62(2004).

76. L. Zhang, I. A. Al-Homoudi, Md H. Rahman, E. F. McCullen, L. Rimai, R. J. Baird, R. Naik, G. Newaz, G. W. Auner, K.Y. S. Ng, "Performance of a MIS Type Pd-Cr/AlN/Si Hydrogen Sensor" Material Research Society Symposium, A 5.4.1-A 5.4.5., 2004

77. I. A. Al-Homoudi, L. Zhang, E. F. McCullen, C. Huang, L. Rimai, R. Baird, R. Naik, K.Y.Simon Ng, G.W. Auner, G. Newaz, "Fabrication of Anatase TiO2 thin film using pulsed DC magnetron sputtering" Material Research Society Symposium, FF3.20.1-FF3.20.6, 2004.

78. L. Zhang, E. F. McCullen, L. Rimai, R. Baird, R. Naik, G. W. Auner, K. Y. S. Ng "Pd/Cr Gates for a MIS Type Hydrogen Sensor" AIChE Sensors Topical Conference, 2004.

79. L. Rimai, M.H. Rahman, E.F. McCullen, L. Zhang, J.S. Thakur, R. Naik, G. M. Newaz, K.Y.S. Ng, R.J. Baird, and G.W. Auner "The Electrical Behavior of Pd/AlN/Semiconductor Thin Film Hydrogen Sensing Structures" Material Research Society Symposium, J5.7.1-J5.7.5, 2005.

80. I. A. Al-Homoudi, L. Zhang, E. F. McCullen, C. Huang, L. Rimai, R. Baird, K. Y. Simon Ng, R. Naik, G.W. Auner, G. Newaz, "Fabrication of Anatase TiO2 Thin Film Using Pulsed DC Magnetron Sputtering" Material Research Society Symposium, EF3.20.1 - EF3.20.6, 2005.

81. X. Liang, G. Mao, and K.Y.S. Ng Effect of Chain Lengths of PEO-PPO-PEO on Small Unilamellar Vesicles Morphology and Stability: An AFM Investigation, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 285, 360-372, 2005.

82. A. Wang, T. Cao, H. Tang, X. Liang, S. O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, "In vitro haemocompatibility and stability of two types of heparin-immobilized silicon surfaces," Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 43(3-4), 245-255, 2005.

83. H. Y. Lu, H. Balkan, and K.Y.S. Ng, Solid-liquid reactions: The effect of Cu content on Sn-Ag-Cu Interconnects, JOM, 57(6), 30-35, 2005.

84. X. Liang, G. Mao, and K.Y.S. Ng Resolving the Thickness and Micromechanical Properties of Lipid Bilayers and Vesicles using AEM, in Foce Microscopy in Biology and Medicine, Jena, D., Ed., Wiley Publication, 2005.

85. A. Wang, H. Tang, T. Cao, S. O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, "In Vitro Stability Study of Organosilane Self-Assemble Monolayers and Multilayers," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 291(2), 438-447, 2005.

86. K. Patel, H. Tang, W. Grever, K.Y.S. Ng, J. Xiang, R.F. Keep, T. Cao, and J.P. McAllister II, Evaluation of polymer and self-assembled monolayer coated silicone surfaces to reduce neural cell growth, Biomaterials, 27(8), 1519-1526, 2006.

87. Liang X, Wang A, Cao T, McAllister JP II, Salley SO, and Ng K.Y.S., Effect of cast molded rifampicin/silicone on Staphylococcus epidermis biofilm formation, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 76A(3), 580-588, 2006.

88. L. Zhang, E. F. McCullen, L. Rimai, R. Baird, J.S. Thakur, R. Naik, G.W. Auner, and K. Y. S. Ng "Response to Hydrogen of a Metal/AlN/Si Thin Film Structure: Effects of Composition and Structure of a Combination Pd-Cr Gate" Sensors and Actuators B, 113, 843-851, 2006.

89. H. Y. Lu, H. Balkan, and K.Y.S. Ng, Effect of Ag Content on the Microstructure Development of Sn-Ag-Cu Interconnects, J. of Materials Science Materials in Electronics, 17(3), 171-188, 2006.

90. H. Y. Lu, H. Balkan, and K.Y.S. Ng, Microstructure Evolution of the Sn-Ag-y%Cu Interconnect, Microelectronics Reliability, 46(7), 1058-1070, 2006.

91. T. Cao., H. Tang, X. Liang, A. Wang, G.W. Auner, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Nanoscale Investigation on Adhesion of E. coli to Surface Modified Silicone Using Atomic Force Microscopy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 94(1), 167-176, 2006.

92. H. Tang, A. Wang, X. Liang, Cao. T, J.P. McAllister II, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Effect of Surface Proteins on Staphylococcus Epidermidis Adhesion and Colonization on Silicone, Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 51(1), 16-24, 2006.

93. A. Wang, T. Cao, H. Tang, X. Liang, C. Black, S. O. Salley, J.P. McAllister II, G.W. Auner, and K.Y.S. Ng, "Immobilization of Polysaccharides on a Fluorinated Silicon Surfaces," Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 47(1), 57-63, 2006.

94. A. Wang, J.P. McAllister II, P. Finlayson, J. Li, K. Brabant, T. Cao, C. Black, H. Tang, X. Liang, S.O. Salley, G.W. Auner, and K.Y.S. Ng, Neural biocompatibility and stability of silicon coated with fluorinated self-assembled monolayer, submitted, Biomaterials, 2005.

95. J.P. Dong, A.F. Wang, K.Y.S. Ng, and G.Z. Mao, Self-assembly of octadecyltrichlorosilane monolayers on silicon-based substrates by chemical vapor deposition, Thin Solid Films, 515, 2116-2122, 2006.

96. Attanayake, U., Liang, X., Ng, KYS, Aktan, H. Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Decks Selection Procedure Journal of Bridge Engineering, 11(5), 533-540, 2006.

97. L. Zhang, E. F. McCullen, L. Rimai, R. Baird, R. Naik, G.W. Auner, and K. Y. S. Ng "Reverse Response Transients in a Pd-Ni/AlN/n-Si Hydrogen Sensor" Sensors and Actuators B, 123(1), 277-282, 2007.

98. A. Wang, J.P. McAllister II, J. Li, K. Brabant, C. Black, P. Finlayson, T. Cao, H. Tang, X. Liang, S.O. Salley, G.W. Auner, and K.Y.S. Ng, Stability of and inflammatory response to silicon coated with a fluoroalkyl self-assembled monolayer in the central nervous system, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 81A(2), 363-372, 2007.

99. A.F. Wang, J.P. McAllister, P. Finlayson, K. Brabant, H.Y. Tang, C. Black, T. Cao, X.M. Liang, S.O. Salley, G.W. Auner, and K.Y.S. Ng, Short-and long-term neural biocompatibility of heparin coated sapphire implants, Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems, 27, 237-243, 2007.

100. H. Tang, T. Cao., A. Wang, X. Liang, J.P. McAllister II, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Effect of Surface Modification of Silicone on Staphylococcus Epidermidis Adhesion and Colonization, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 80A (4), 885-894, 2007.

101. T. Cao., H. Tang, X. Liang, A. Wang, G.W. Auner, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Investigation of Spacer Length Effect on Immobilized Escherichia Coli Pili-antibody Molecular Recognition by AFM, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 98(6), 1109-1122, 2007.

102. J.S. Thakur, H.E. Prakasam, L.F. Zhang, E.F. McCullen, L. Rimai, V.M. Garcia-Suarez, R. Naik, K.Y.S. Ng, and G.W. Auner, Characteristic jump in the electrical properties of a Pd/AlN/Si-based device on exposure to hydrogen, Physical Review B, 75(7), 075308, 2007.

103. X. Liang, A. Wang, H. Tang, T. Cao, J.P. McAllister II, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Rifampicin-loaded silicone: a new approach to tuning release rate with self-assembled monolayers and cast molding, Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition, 18(6), 687-700, 2007.

104. T. Cao, A. Wang, X. Liang, H. Tang, G.W. Auner, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Patterned Immobilization of Antibodies in Mechanically Induced Cracks, Journal of Physical Chemistry, B, 112(9), 2727-2733, 2008.

105. T. Cao, A. Wang, X. Liang, H. Tang, G.W. Auner, S.O. Salley, and K.Y.S. Ng, Functionalization of AlN Surface and Effect of Spacer Density on Escherichia Coli pili-antibody Molecular Recognition Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 63(2), 176-182, 2008.

106. Haiying Tang, Anfeng Wang, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, 85: 373-382, 2008.

107. Haiying Tang, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. Fuel Properties and Precipitate Formation above the Cloud Point in Soy-, Cottonseed-, and Poultry Fat-based Biodiesel Blends, Fuel, 87(13-14), 2951-2955, 2008.

108. Haiying Tang, Nadia Abunasser, Anfeng Wang, Bradley R. Clark, Kapila Wadumesthrige, Sidong Zeng, Manhoe Kim, Steven O. Salley, Gary Hirschlieb, John Wilson, and K. Y. Simon Ng. Quality Survey of Biodiesel Blends Sold at Retail Stations, Fuel 87(13-14), 3006-3017, 2008.

109. Haiying Tang, Rhet C. De Guzman, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. "Insolubles formation in palm oil-, yellow grease-, and soybean oil-based biodiesel blends after cold soaking at 4 C," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 85(12): 1173-1182, 2008.

110. Haiying Tang, Rhet C. De Guzman, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. "The oxidative stability of biodiesel?Effects of FAME composition and antioxidant," Lipid Technology, Vol. 20, NO. 11, November 2008.

111. Kim, Manhoe; Salley, Steven; Ng, K. Y. Simon, "Transesterification of Glycerides using a Heterogeneous Resin Catalyst Combined with a Homogeneous Catalyst," Energy and Fuel, 22(6), 3594-3599, 2008.

112. Huali Wang, Haiying Tang,John Wilson, Steven O. Salley and K. Y. Simon Ng "Total Acid Number Determination of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends" Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 85(11), 1083-1086, 2008.

113. Kapila Wadumesthrige, Jeremiah. C. Smith, John R. Wilson, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng "Investigation of the Parameters Affecting Cetane Number of Biodiesel," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 85(11), 1073-1081, 2008.

114. Haiying Tang, Ting Cao, Xuemei Liang, Anfeng Wang, Steven O. Salley, James P.McAllister II, K. Y. Simon Ng. Influence of Silicone Surface Roughness and Hydrophobicity on Bacterial Adhesion and Colonization Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, 88(2), 454-463, 2009.

115. Shuli Yan, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Simultaneous Transesterification and Esterification of Unrefined or Waste Oils over ZnO-La2O3, Applied Catalysis A, 353(2), 203-212, 2009.

116. Kapila Wadumesthrige, Mahbuba Ara, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Investigation of Lubricity Characteristics of Biodiesel in Petroleum and Synthetic Fuel, Energy and Fuels, 23, 2229-2234, 2009.

117. Rhet C. De Guzman, Haiying Tang, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng. "Synergistic Effects of Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Soybean Oil- and Poultry Fat-Based Biodiesel," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 86, 459-467, 2009.

118. Shuli Yan, Manhoe Kim, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Oil Transesterification over Calcium Oxides Modified with Lanthanum, Applied Catalysis A, 360, 163-170, 2009.

119. Haiying Tang, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. Recent Developments in Microalgae for Biodiesel Production Biofuels, 1(4), 631643, 2010.

120. Haiying Tang, Rhet C. De Guzman, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. Comparing Process Efficiency in Reducing Steryl Glucosides in Biodiesel Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, 87(3): 337-345, 2010.

121. Haiying Tang, Rhet C. De Guzman, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. The Effect of Antioxidants on the Storage Stability of Soybean Oil Based Biodiesel Energy & Fuels, 24 (3): 20282033, 2010.

122. Shuli Yan, Siddharth Mohan, Craig DiMaggio, Manhoe Kim, K. Y. Simon Ng, and Steven O. Salley, Long Term Activity of Modified ZnO Nanoparticles for Transesterification, Fuel, 89, 2844-2852, 2010.

123. Shuli Yan, Craig DiMaggio, Siddharth Mohan, Manhoe Kim, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Advancements in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Biodiesel Synthesis, Topics in Catalysis, 53, 721-736, 2010.

124. Rhet C. De Guzman, Haiying Tang, Kapila Wadumesthrige, Tim Zhou, Mario Enrique Danton Garica Perez, K. Y. Simon Ng, and Steven O. Salley. " 2009 Quality survey of retail biodiesel blends in Michigan," Fuel, 89(12), 3662-3667, 2010.

125. Manhoe Kim, Craig DiMaggio, Shuli Yan, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, The Synergistic Effect of Alcohol Mixtures on Transesterification of Soybean Oil using Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts, Applied Catalysis A, 378, 134-143, 2010.

126. Manhoe Kim, Shuli Yan, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Competitive Transesterification of Soybean Oil with Mixed Methanol/Ethanol over Heterogeneous Catalysts, Bioresource Technology, 101, 4409-4414, 2010.

127. Shuli Yan, Manhoe Kim, Siddharth Mohan, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Effects of Preparative Parameters on the Structure and Performance of Ca-La Metal Oxide Catalysts for Oil Transesterification, Applied Catalysis A, 373, 104-111, 2010.

128. Noel Bezaire, Kapila Wadumesthrige, K. Y. Simon Ng, and Steven O. Salley, Limitations of the use of cetane index for alternative compression ignition engine fuels, Fuels, 89(12), 3807-3813, 2010.

129. Kapila Wadumesthrige, Nickolas Johnson, Mark Winston-Galant, S. D. Zeng, Eric Sattler, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Performance and durability of a generator set CI engine using synthetic and petroleum based fuels for military applications Applied Energy, 87(5), 1581-1590, 2010.

130. Haiying Tang, Nadia J. Abunasser, Mario Enrique Danton Garica Perez, Meng Chen, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng. Potential Resource of Microalgae Oil from Dunaliella tertiolecta as a Feedstock for Biodiesel Applied Energy, 88(10), 3324-3330, 2011.

131. Meng Chen, Haiying Tang, Steven O. Salley, K. Y. Simon Ng Effect of Nutrients on Growth and Lipid Accumulation in Dunaliella tertiolecta Bioresource Technology, 102(2), 1649-1655, 2011.

132. Manhoe Kim, Craig DiMaggio, Shuli Yan, Huali Wang, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, Performance of heterogeneous ZrO2 supported metaloxide catalysts for brown grease esterification and sulfur removal, Bioresource Technology, 102(3), 2380-2386, 2011.

133. Manhoe Kim, Craig DiMaggio, Shuli Yan, Steven O. Salley, and K. Y. Simon Ng, The effect of support material on the transesterification activity of CaO-La2O3 and CaO-CeO2 supported catalysts, Green Chemistry, 13, 334-339, 2011.

134. Haiying Tang, Meng Chen, Mario Enrique Danton Garica Perez, Nadia J. Abunasser, K. Y. Simon Ng, and Steven O. Salley, Culture of Microalgae Chlorella minutissima for Biodiesel Feedstock Production Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108(10), 2280-2287, 2011.

Awards and Honors

  • Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Distinguished Faculty, Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, WSU
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering
  • Career Development Chair Award
  • ANR Faculty Research Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan