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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: 515 Kent Hale Smith
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

Professor Manas-Zloczower current research interests include exploration of new strategies for thermoset recycling using the concept of associative dynamic bonding; development of composite thermoplastic polyurethane systems with enhanced tensile, tribological, thermal and electrical properties; fundamental understanding of mixing phenomena and their application in developing advanced materials with tailored properties; interfacial engineering strategies for material processing.

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Polymer Processing, Mixing Fundamentals

Patents Received

2020, "Dynamic Networks for Recycling Thermoset Polymers," 10,822,467, Liang Yue, Vahab Solouki Bonab, Ammar Patel, Dian Yuan, Vahid Karimkhani, Ica Manas-Zloczower.
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

Bandegi, A., Montemayor, M., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2022). Vitrimerization of Rigid Thermoset Polyurethane Foams: A Mechanochemical Method to Recycle and Reprocess Thermosets. Polymers of Advanced Technology, 33 (10).
Bandegi, A., Amirkhosravi, M., Meng, H., Razavi, M., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2022). Vitrimerization of Crosslinked Unsaturated Polyester Resins: A Mechanochemical Approach to Recycle and Reprocess Thermosets. Global Challenges, ().
DOI: 10.1002/gch2.202200036
Rohm, K., Amirkhosravi, M., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Microstructure and Tribological Properties of TPU/Fluoropolymer Composites. International Polymer Processing Journal, 35 (5), 415-421.
Amirkhosravi, M., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2021). Designing Thermal Annealing to Control Mechanical Performance of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers. Polymer, 214 (123254).
Yue, L., Amirkhosravi, M., Ke, K., Gray, T., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2021). Catalyst-free mechanochemical recycling of biobased epoxy with cellulose nanocrystals. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 4 (5), 4176–4183.
Ke, K., Sang, Z., Chen, X., Rohm, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2021). Tuning Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Elastomer Composite with Hybrid Network via Graphene for Stretchable Strain Sensors. Advanced Engineering Materials, ().
DOI: 10.1002/adem.202100703
Bandegi, A., Gray, T., Oskouei, A., McLoughlin, K., Kennedy, J., Mitchell, S., ... Manas-Zloczower, I. (2023). Vitrimerization of Crosslinked Poly (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate): A Mechanochemical Approach for Recycling Thermoset Polymers. Materials Advances, 4 (), 2648.
McLoughlin, K., Oskouei, A., Sing, M., Bandegi, A., Mitchell, S., Kennedy, J., ... Manas-Zloczower, I. (2023). Thermomechanical Properties of Crosslinked EVA: A Holistic Approach. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 5 (2), 1430-1439.
Pishvar, M., Amirkhosravi, M., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2023). Thermomechanical Performance of TPU-PTFE Nanocomposites. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 5 (7), 5342-5348.
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.3c00738
Foudazi, R., Zowada, R., Manas-Zloczower, I., Fekete, S., & Feke, D. (2022). Porous Hydrogels: Present Challenges and Future Opportunities. Langmuir, 39 (6), 2092-2111.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c02253
Rohm, K., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2023). A micromechanical approach to TPU mechanical properties: framework and experimental validation. Mechanics of Materials, 180 (), 104627.
Maxian, O., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2017). Conductive polymer foams with carbon nanofillers – Modeling percolation behavior. Polymer Express, 11 (5), 406-418.
Maiorana, L., 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, 133 (45).
Gong, X., Zhao, B., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Effect of curing bath conditions on the morphology and structure of poly(high internal phase emulsion) fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (11), 50019.
Gong, X., Zhao, B., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Effect of curing bath conditions on the morphology and structure of poly(high internal phase emulsion) fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (11).
Ke, K., Yue, L., Shao, H., Yang, M., Yang, W., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2021). Boosting Electrical and Piezoresistive Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites via Hybrid Carbon Fillers: A Review. Carbon, 173 (), 1020-1040.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.11.070
Gong, X., Sang, Z., Guo, H., Ke, K., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Piezoresistive Strain Sensors Based on Psyllium-Carbon Nanostructure Skeletons. Composites B, 209 (), 108610.
Yue, L., Amirkhosravi, M., Ke, K., Gray, T., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2021). Cellulose nanocrystals: accelerator and reinforcing filler for epoxy vitrimerization. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13 (2), 3419–3425.
Zhao, B., Rohm, K., Wang, Y., Gong, X., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2020). A Compact Volume-Expandable Sorbent (CVES) for Oil and Solvent Capture. ACS Applied Poly-mer Materials, 3 (1), 494-503.
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01324
Bijaisoradat, O., Yue, L., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Manuspiya, H. (2020). Wood flour-high density polyethylene composites: Influence of silanization and esterification on mechanical properties. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (15), 50197.
Amirkhosravi, M., Yue, L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Dusting Thermoplastic Polyurethane Granules with Carbon Nanotubes toward Highly Stretchable Conductive Elastomer Composites. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2 (9), 4037-4044.
Rohm, K., Solouki Bonab, V., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Quantitative evaluation of mixing using a refined Shannon entropy. Composites Science and Technology, 197 (), 108276.
Yue, L., Amirkhosravi, M., Gong, X., Gray, T., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Recycling Epoxy by Vitrimerization: Influence of an Initial Thermoset Chemical Structure. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (33), 12706-12712.
Yue, L., Guo, H., Kennedy, A., Patel, A., Gong, X., Ju, T., ... Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Vitrimerization: Converting Thermoset Polymers into Vitrimers. ACS Macro Letters, 9 (6), 836-842.
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, 132 (), 105837.
Foudazi, R., Zhao, B., Gokun, P., Manas-Zloczower, I., Rowan, S., & Feke, D. L. (2020). The Effect of Shear on the Evolution of Morphology in High Internal Phase Emulsions Used as Templates for Structural and Functional Polymer Foams. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2 (4), 1579-1586.
Qiang, Y., Patel, A., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Enhancing microfibrillated cellulose reinforcing efficiency in epoxy composites by graphene oxide crosslinking. Cellulose, 27 (4), 2211-2224.
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).
DOI: 10.1007/s42452-020-1983-1
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.
Ke, K., Sang, Z., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Hybrid systems of three-dimensional carbon nanostructures with low dimensional fillers for piezoresistive sensors. Polymer Composites, 41 (2), 468-477.
Guo, H., Yue, L., Rui, G., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2020). Recycling Poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) with Improved Properties through Dynamic Cross-Linking. Macromolecules, 53 (1), 458-464.
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.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02281
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.
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201903487
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 (), 105614.
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.
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, 3 (7), 10.1002/gch2.201800076 .
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).
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., 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).
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.
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., 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.
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. (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, ().
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, 32 (14), 2738-2746.
Yuan, D., Pedrazzoli, D., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2016). Synergistic effects in thermoplastic polyurethanes incorporating hybrid carbon nanofillers. International Polymer Processing, 31 (5), 554-562.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.