Washington State University

Michael R. Kessler - Professor and Director

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Michael R. Kessler - Professor and Director

Interdisciplinary Excellence

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Contact Information:

office Sloan 201A
telephone 509 335 8654
e-mail michaelr.kessler@wsu.edu
Postal mail Michael R. Kessler
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920
Michael R. Kessler

Joined MME in 2013;
Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002

Research Interests:

  • Processing and characterization of polymer composites.

Recent Publications:

  • P. Badrinarayanan, F. K. Ko, C. Wang, B. A. Richard, M. R. Kessler, “Investigation of the Effect of Clay Nanoparticles on the Thermal Behavior of PLA Using a Heat Flux Rapid Scanning Rate Calorimeter,” Polymer Testing, 2014.
  • D. Vennerberg, Z Rueger, M. R. Kessler, “Effect of silane structure on the properties of silanized multiwalled carbon nanotube-epoxy nanocomposites,” Polymer, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2014.02.018
  • P. R. Hondred, C. Autori, M. R. Kessler, “Rare Earth Triflate Initiators in the Cationic Polymerization of Tung Oil-Based Thermosetting Polymers for Self-Healing Applications,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014.
  • D. Vennerberg, R. L. Quirino, Y. Jang, M. R. Kessler, “Oxidation Behavior of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Fluidized with Ozone,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am4048305
  • T. F. Garrison, Z. Zhang, H.-J. Kim, D. Mitra, Y. Xia, D. P. Pfister, B. F. Brehm-Stecher, R. C. Larock, and M. R. Kessler, “Thermo-mechanical and Antibacterial Properties of Soybean-Oil-Based Cationic Polyurethane Coatings: Effects of Amine Ratio and Degree of Crosslinking,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014.
  • T. F. Garrison, M. R. Kessler, R. C. Larock, “Effect of Unsaturation and Different Ring-Opening Methods on the Properties of Vegetable Oil-Based Polyurethane Coatings,” Polymer, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2014.01.014
  • P. R. Hondred, L. Salat, M. R. Kessler, “Tung Oil-Based Thermosetting Polymers for Self-Healing Applications,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/APP.40406
  • R. L. Quirino, T. F. Garrison,b M. R. Kessler, “Matrices from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid, Vegetable Oils, and Other Relevant Systems for Biocomposite Applications,” Green Chemistry, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3GC41811A
  • Y. Li, M. R. Kessler, “Cure Kinetics of Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resins Based on Biphenyl Mesogen,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10973-014-3647-0
  • M. Thunga, M. Akinc, M. R. Kessler, “Tailoring the CTE and Toughness of High Temperature Bisphenol E Cyanate Ester (BECy) Resin,” Express Polymer Letters, 2014.
  • V. Kumar Thankur, D. Grewell, M. Thunga, M. R. Kessler, “Novel Composites from Eco-friendly Soy Flour/SBS Triblock Copolymer,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.201300368
  • S. A. Madbouly, J. A. Schrader, G. Srinivasan, K. Liu, K. G. McCabe, D. Grewell, W. R. Graves, M. R. Kessler, “Bidegradation Behavior of Bacterial-Based Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) and DDGS Composites,” Green Chemistry, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3GC41503A
  • A. Badshah, M. R. Kessler, Z. Heng, A. Hasan, “Synthesis and Characterization of Phthalonitrile Resins from Ortho-Linked Aromatic and Heterocyclic Monomers,” Polymer International, 2014, 63, 465-469. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pi.4527
  • S. A. Madbouly, K. Liu, Y. Xia, M. R. Kessler, “Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks prepared from in-situ cationic polymerization of bio-based tung oil with biodegradable polycaprolactone,” RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (13), 6710 – 6718. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3RA46773B
  • S. E. Youg, H. Z. Guo, C. Ma, M. R. Kessler, X. Tan, “Thermal Analysis of Phase Transitions in Perovskite Electroceramics,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 115(1), 587-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10973-013-3363-1
  • V. Kumar Thakur, D. Vennerberg, S. A. Madbouly, M. R. Kessler, “Bioinspired Green Surface Functionalization of PMMA for Multifunctional Capacitors,” RSC Advances, 2014, 4(13), 6677-6684. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3RA46592F
  • M. Thunga, K. Chen, M. R. Kessler, “Bio-renewable Precursor Fibers from Lignin/Polylactide Blends for Conversion to Carbon Fibers,” Carbon, 2014, 68, 159-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2013.10.075
  • K. A. Ament, M. R. Kessler, M. Akinc, “Shear thinning behavior of aqueous alumina nanoparticle suspensions with saccharides,” Ceramics International, 2014, 40(2), 3533-3542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.09.075
  • S. A. Madbouly, Y. Xia, M. R. Kessler, “Broadband Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy of Functionalized Bio-based Castor Oil Copolymer Thermosets,” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 214(24), 2891-2902. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201300545
  • S. Laflamme, H. S. Saleem, B. K. Vasan, R. L. Geiger, D. Chen, M. R. Kessler, N. Bowler, K. Rajan, “Soft Elastomeric Capacitor Network for Strain Sensing over Large Surfaces,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2013, 18(6), 1647-1654. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2013.2283365
  • H. Wu, M. Rogalski, M. R. Kessler, “Zirconium Tungstate/Epoxy Nanocomposites: Effect of Nanoparticle Morphology and Negative Thermal Expansivity,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2013, 5(19), 9478-9487. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am402242g
  • H. Cui, R. Hanus, M. R. Kessler, “Degradation of ROMP-based Bio-renewable Polymer by UV Radiation,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2013, 98 (11), 2357-2365. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2013.08.003
  • Y. Li, M. R. Kessler, “Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resin Based on Bisphenol Mesogen: Effect of Magnetic Field Orientation During Cure,” Polymer, 2013, 54 (21), 5742-5746. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.08.005
  • A. Bauer, M. Thunga, K. Obusek, M. Akinc, M. R. Kessler, “Bisphenol E Cyanate Ester as a Novel Resin for Repairing BMI/Carbon Fiber Composites: Influence of Cure Temperature on Adhesive Bond Strength,” Polymer, 2013, 54 (15), 3994-4002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.05.030
  • S. A. Madbouly, Y. Xia, M. R. Kessler, “Rheological Behavior of Environmentally-Friendly Castor Oil-Based Waterborne Dispersions,” Macromolecules, 2013, 46 (11), 4606-4616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400200y
  • M. D. Zenner, Y. Xia, J. S. Chen, M. R. Kessler: “Isosorbide-Based Diisocyanates and Polyurethanes Thereof,” ChemSusChem, 2013, 6 (7), 1182-1185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201300126
  • M. Thunga, K. Larson, W. Lio, T. Weerasekera, M. Akinc, M. R. Kessler, “Low Viscosity Cyanate Ester Resin for the Injection Repair of Hole-edge Delaminations in Bismaleimide/Carbon Fiber Composites,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2013, 52, 31-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.05.001
  • C. Zhang, Y. Xia, R. Chen, S. Huh, P. A. Johnston, M. R. Kessler, “Soy-Castor Oil Based Polyols Prepared Using a Solvent-Free and Catalyst-Free Method and Polyurethanes Therefrom,” Green Chemistry, 2013, 15(6), 1477-1484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3GC40531A
  • P. R. Hondred, N. Bowler, M. R. Kessler, “Electrothermal Lifetime Prediction of Polyimide Wire Insulation with Application to Aircraft,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130 (3), 1639-1644. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.39304
  • Y. Li, P. Badrinarayana, M. R. Kessler, “Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resin Based on Biphenyl Mesogen: Thermal Characterization,” Polymer, 2013, 54(12), 3017-3025. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.03.043
  • A. Badshah, M. R. Kessler, Z. Heng, J. H. Zaidi, S. Hameed, A. Hasan, “An Efficient Approach to Prepare Ether and Amide-Based Self-Catalyzed Phthalonitrile Resins,” Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 3617-3622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3PY00237C
  • W. X. Sun, W. Z. Sun, M. R. Kessler, N. Bowler, K. W. Dennis, R. W. McCallum, Q. Li, X. Tan, “Multifunctional properties of cyanate ester composites with SiO2 coated Fe3O4 fillers,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2013, 5, 1636-1642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am302520e
  • R. Hardis, J. Jessop, F. E. Peters, M. R. Kessler, “Cure Kinetics Characterization and Monitoring of an Epoxy Resin for Thick Composite Structures,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2013, 49, 100-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.01.021
  • D. M. Kadam, M. Thunga, S. Wang, M. R. Kessler, D. Grewell, B. Lamsal, C. Yu, “Preparation and Characterization of Whey Protein Isolate Films Reinforced with Porous Silica Coated Titania Nanoparticles,” Journal of Food Engineering, 2013, 117, 133-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2013.01.046
  • X. Sheng, R. Hanus, A. Bauer, M. R. Kessler, “Effect of PEGDE Addition on Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Bisphenol E Cyanate Ester,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130, 463-469. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.39118
  • P. R. Hondred, S. Yoon, N. Bowler, M. R. Kessler, “Degradation Kinetics of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and poly(ethylene-alt-tetrafluoroethylene) (ETFE),” High Performance Polymers, 2013, 25(5), 535-542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954008312473491
  • D. Vennerberg, R. Quirino, M. R. Kessler, “A Novel Microwave-Assisted Carbothermic Route for the Production of Copper-Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composites Directly from Copper Oxide,” Advanced Engineering Materials, 2013, 15(5), 366-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201200250
  • P. Badrinarayanan, M. Rogalski, H. Wu, X. Wang, W. Yu, M. R. Kessler, “Low CTE Zirconium Tungstate / Epoxy Nanocomposites for Electrical Applications,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2013, 298(2), 136-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.201100417

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