Faculty

Adrian Mann

Associate Professor,
Associate Director, IAMDN
Office Phone: (732) 445-8421
Fax: (732) 445-3258
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Research Area/Interests
Using a range of nanoscale materials characterization techniques the early stages of diseases in mineralized tissues are being studied. Examples include dental caries and osteoporosis in bone. X-ray microanalysis coupled with SEM enables chemical variations to be identified, X-ray microtomography provides details of 3-dimensional structure and nanoprobe instruments (nanoindentation and atomic force microscopy - AFM) are used to measure mechanical properties. The results are used in computer based simulations of the behavior of diseased, mineralized tissues invivo. AFM, near-field scanning optical microscopy and advanced modeling techniques are being used to study the deposition, growth, chemistry and mechanics of thin protein films on biomaterial surfaces. Studies of protein layers and thin microbial films, are essential to understanding how the human body responds to man-made and natural biomaterials.
 
Citations/Papers
  • A.B.Mann, J.Tapson, A.C.Lewis, D. Van Heerden, D. Josell and T.P.Weihs - Accurate Measurements of Wafer Curvature at Elevated Temperatures , Review of Scientific Instruments, 73, 1821, 2002.
  • G. Alcala, P. Skeldon, G.E. Thompson, A.B. Mann, H. Habazaki and K. Shimizu - Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Anodic Alumina and Tantala Films using Nanoindentation , Nanotechnology, 13, 451, 2002.
  • J.L.Cuy, A.B.Mann, K.Livi, M.Teaford and T.P.Weihs - Nanoindentation Mapping of the Mechanical Properties of Human Molar Enamel , Archives of Oral Biology, 47, 281, 2002.
  • A.B.Mann, D. van Heerden, J.B.Pethica, P.Bowes and T.P.Weihs - Contact Resistance and Phase Transformations during Nanoindentation of Silicon Philosophical Magazine A, 82, 1921, 2002.
  • M.Bamber, A.B.Mann and B.Derby - Determining Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ration using Nanoindentation and Acoustic Microscopy , Thin Solid Films, 398-399, 299, 2001.
  • S. Jayaraman, A.B. Mann, M.E. Reiss, T.P.Weihs and O.M. Knio - Numerical Study of the Effects of Heat Losses on Self-Propagating reactive Multilayer Foils , Combustion & Flame, 124, 178, 2001.
  • A.J.Gavens, D. Van Heerden, A.B.Mann, M.E.Reiss and T.P.Weihs - Effect of Intermixing on Self-Propagating Exothermic Reactions in Al/Ni Nanolaminate Foils , Journal of Applied Physics, 87, 1255, 2000.
  • A.B. Mann, D. van Heerden, J.B. Pethica and T.P. Weihs - Size-Dependent, Phase Transformations During Point Loading of Si , Journal of Materials Research, 15, 1754, 2000.
  • S. Jayaraman, O.M. Knio, A.B. Mann and T.P.Weihs - Numerical Predictions of Oscillatory Combustion in Reactive Multilayer Foils , Journal of Applied Physics, 86, 800, 1999.
  • A.B. Mann, M. Balooch, J.H. Kinney and T.P. Weihs - Radial Variations in Stiffness and Hardness in SCS-6 SiC Fibers , Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 82, 111, 1999.