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Melik Demirel

Professor
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON ADVANCED FIBER TECHNOLOGIES

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

307C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

mcd18@psu.edu

814-863-2270

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis, Nanoscience, Bionanoscience and Engineering

Interest Areas:

Bio-molecular materials, biosensors, protein physics, molecular modeling, computatonal materials science.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Parts of Book

  • N. Malvadkar, M. Ulizio, J. Lowman and Melik C Demirel, 2008, Functional Nanostructured Polymer-Metal Interfaces, Springer Publishing Company

Journal Articles

  • G. Demirel, N. Malvadkar and Melik C Demirel, 2010, "Control of protein adsorption onto core-shell tubular and vesicular structures of diphenylalanine/Parylene", Langmuir, 26, pp. 1460-1463
  • E. So, Melik C Demirel and K. J. Wahl, 2010, "Mechanical anisotropy of nanostructured parylene films during sliding contacts", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43, pp. 045403
  • Melik C Demirel, P. Kao, N. Malvadkar, H. Wang, M. Poss and D. L. Allara, 2009, "Bio-Organism Sensing Via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on Controlled Metal/Polymer Nanostructured Substrates", BIOINTERPHASES, 4, pp. 35-41
  • N. Malvadkar, W. J. Dressick and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "Electroless deposition of Titania on Nanostructured Parylene Thin Films", JOURNAL of MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 19, pp. 4796-4804
  • M. Cetinkaya and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "Bridging Experiments and Simulations in Oblique Angle Polymerization", J. CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, 15, pp. 1-5
  • R. Martin Palma, H. Wang, Melik C Demirel and C. Pantano, 2009, "Surface Biofunctionalization of Nanostructured GeSbSe Chalcogenide Glass Thin Films", J. NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 355, pp. 208-212
  • N. Malvadkar, A. Mangan, S. Boduroglu, H. Wang and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "A Template-Free Method of Creating Nanostructured Polymers", EUROPEAN COATING JOURNAL, 1, pp. 40-44
  • M. Cetinkaya, N. Malvadkar and Melik C Demirel, 2008, "Power-Law Scaling of Structured Poly(P-Xylylene) Films Deposited by Oblique Angle", JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B: POLYMER PHYSICS, 46, pp. 640-648
  • R. Gullapalli, Melik C Demirel and P. J. Better, 2008, "Molecular dynamics simulation of long-chain carbocyanine dyes in a DPPC lipid bilayer", PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 10, pp. 1-13
  • Melik C Demirel, 2008, "Emergent Properties of Spatially Organized Poly(P-xylylene) Films Fabricated by Vapor Deposition", COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A, 321, pp. 121-124
  • N. Malvadkar, S. Park, M. Macdonald, H. Wang and Melik C Demirel, 2008, "Catalytic activity of cobalt deposited on nanostructured Poly(p-xylylene) films", JOURNAL of POWER SOURCES, 182, pp. 323-328
  • P. Kao, N. Malvadkar, H. Wang, D. L. Allara and Melik C Demirel, 2008, "Surface Enhanced Raman Detection of Bacteria on Metalized Nanostructured Poly(p-xylylene) Films", ADVANCED MATERIALS, 20, pp. 3562-3565
  • Melik C Demirel, E. So, T. Ritty, S. H. Naidu and A. Lakhtakia, 2007, "Nanoengineered Sculptured Thin Films for Fibroblast Cell Attachment and Growth", JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH-B, 81B, pp. 219-223
  • Melik C Demirel, M. Cetinkaya, S. Boduroglu and A. Lakhtakia, 2007, "Spatially Organized Free-Standing Poly(P-xylylene) Nanowires Fabricated by Vapor Deposition", LANGMUIR, 23, pp. 5861-5863
  • M. Cetinkaya, S. Boduroglu and Melik C Demirel, 2007, "Growth of Nanostructured Thin Films of Poly(p-xylylene) Derivatives by Vapor Deposition", Polymer, 48, pp. 4130-4134
  • S. Boduroglu, M. Cetinkaya, W. J. Dressick, A. Singh and Melik C Demirel, 2007, "Controlling the Wettability and Adhesion of Nanostructured Poly-(p-xylylene) Films", Langmuir, 23, pp. 11391-11395
  • B. Samuel, Melik C Demirel and A. M. Haque, 2007, "High resolution deformation and damage detection using fluorescent dyes", JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING, 17, pp. 2324-2327
  • Melik C Demirel, M. Cetinkaya, A. Singh and W. J. Dressick, 2007, "A Non-Covalent Method for Depositing Nanoporous Metals via Spatially Organized Poly(P-xylylene) Films", ADVANCED MATERIALS, 19, pp. 4495-4499
  • M. C. Cetinkaya, A. Zeytun, J. Sofo and Melik C Demirel, 2006, "How do insertions affect Green Fluorescent Protein", CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 419, pp. 48-54
  • Melik C Demirel and O. Keskin, 2005, "Protein Interactions and Fluctuations in a Proteomic Network using an Elastic Network Model", JOURNAL of BIO-MOLECULAR STRUCTURE and DYNAMICS, 22, (4), pp. 381-386
  • Melik C Demirel and D. Cherny, 2005, "Clustering and Diversity of Fluctuations for Proteins", NANOMEDICINE, 1, pp. 57-64
  • Melik C Demirel and A. Lesk, 2005, "Molecular Forces in Antibody Maturation", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 95
  • S. Pursell, M. W. Horn, Melik C Demirel and A. Lakhtakia, 2005, "Growth of Sculptured Polymer Submicron Assemblies by Vapor Deposition", POLYMER, 46, pp. 9544-9548

Conference Proceedings

  • Melik C Demirel, 2008, "Spatially Organized Parylene Nanowires Fabricated by Oblique Angle Vapor Deposition", ACS, New Orleans Meeting
  • Melik C Demirel, P. Kao, N. Malvadkar, H. Wang and D. Allara, 2008, "A SERS Substrate for Detection of E.Coli on Nanostructured Poly(p-xylylene)", CRC Press, pp. 555-557

Manuscripts

  • G. Demirel, N. Malvadkar and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "Template-based and Template-free Oblique Angle Polymerization", THIN SOLID FILMS
  • N. Malvadkar, K. Sekereoglu, W. J. Dressick and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "Non-covalent Route for Controlled Morphology of Electroless Metal Films", LANGMUIR
  • H. Wang, P. Kao, J. Bylander, W. B. Reeves and Melik C Demirel, 2009, "Urine Analysis of Diabetic Patients by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy", JOURNAL of BIOMEDICAL OPTICS
  • A. Lakhtakia, Melik C Demirel, M. W. Horn and J. Xu, 2007, "Emerging Directions in Sculptured Thin Film Research", ADVANCES IN SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 46
  • Melik C Demirel and A. Singh, 2006, "Novel Nanostructured Hydroxyl-Paracyclophane Thin Films"
  • N. Malvadkar, A. Mangan, S. Boduroglu, H. Wang and Melik C Demirel, , "A Template-Free Method of Creating Nanostructured Polymers", EUROPEAN COATING JOURNAL

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