Selected Recent Publications

  • 2015-2016

“Spectral Fluorescence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy,” Michael Mlodzianoski, M. S. Gunewardene, and Samuel T. Hess, PLoS One 11(3): e0147506 (2016).

“Clean Localization Super-resolution Microscopy for 3D Biological Imaging,” Partha P. Mondal, Nikki M. Curthoys, and Samuel T. Hess, AIP Advances 6, 015017 (2016).

“Super Resolution Fluorescence Localization Microscopy,” Michael J. Mlodzianoski, Matthew M. Valles, Samuel T. Hess, in Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, Ed. Ralph Bradshaw, Philip Stahl and John Heuser & Sergio Grinstein (2016).

“Antimicrobial Agent Triclosan is a Proton Ionophore Uncoupler of Mitochondria in Living Rat and Human Mast Cells and in Primary Human Keratinocytes,” Lisa M. Weatherly, Juyoung Shim, Hina N. Hashmi, Rachel H. Kennedy, Samuel T. Hess, and Julie A. Gosse, Journal of Applied Toxicology Jul 23. doi: 10.1002/jat.3209 (2015).

“Dances with Membranes: Breakthroughs from Super-Resolution Imaging,” Nikki M. Curthoys, Matthew Parent, Michael Mlodzianoski, Andrew J. Nelson, Jennifer Lilieholm, Michael B. Butler, Matthew Valles, and Samuel T. Hess, in Current Topics in Membranes, Ed. Anne Kenworthy (2015).

“Nanoscale Imaging of Caveolin-1 Membrane Domains in vivo,” Kristin A. Gabor, Dahan Kim, Carol H. Kim, and Samuel T. Hess, PLoS One 10(2): e0117225 (2015).

“Combining Total Internal Reflection Sum Frequency Spectroscopy Spectral Imaging and Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy,” Edward S. Allgeyer, Sarah M. Sterling, Mudalige S. Gunewardene, Samuel T. Hess, David J. Neivandt, and Michael D. Mason, Langmuir 31 (3): 987-994 (2015).

Wittmann, M.C. and Black, K.E. (2015) Mathematical actions as procedural resources: An example from the separation of variables. Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, 11, 020114. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.11.020114

Barth-Cohen, L. & Wittmann, M. C. (2016). Expanding Coordination Class Theory to Capture Conceptual Learning in a Classroom Environment. In Looi, C. K., Polman, J. L., Cress, U., and Reimann, P. (Eds.), Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, Volume 1 (pp. 386-.393) Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Kranich, G., Wittmann, M., & Alvarado, C. (2015, July 29-30). Teachers’ conflicting conceptual models and the efficacy of formative assessments. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD.

Axthelm, A., Wittmann, M., Alvarado, C., & Millay, L. (2015, July 29-30). Idea Use Curves. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD

Wittmann, M., Alvarado, C., & Millay, L. (2015, July 29-30). Teacher responses to their multiple goals for teaching energy. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD.

  • 2014 – 2015

Comins, Neil F. “Discovering the Essential Universe.” 6th Ed.

Mlodzianoski, M., Valles, M. and Hess, S.T. “Super Resolution Flourescence Localization Microscopy.” Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, Ed. Bradshaw, R., Stahl, P., Heuser, J. and Grinstein, S. (2015)

Curthoys, N.M., Parent, M., Mlodzianoski, M., Nelson, A.J., Lilieholm, J., Butler, M.B., Valles, M. and Hess, S.T. “Dances with Membranes: Breakthroughs from Super-Resolution Imaging.” Current Topics in Membranes, Ed. Kenworthy, A. (2015)

McDermott, L.C., Shaffer, P.S., Heron, P.R.L., Stetzer, M.R. and Messina, D.L. “Preparing Teachers to Teach Physics and Physical Science Effectively Through a Process of Inquiry.” Accepted for publication in the book, “Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education.”

Astumian, R.D. “Irrelevance of the Power Stroke for the Directionality, Stopping Force and Optimal Efficiency of Chemically Driven Molecular Machines.” Biophysical Journal 108.291 303 doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.3459

Astumian, R.D. “Enhanced Diffusion, Chemotaxis and Pumping by Active Enzymes: Progress Toward an Organizing Principle of Molecular Machines.” ACS Nano 8:11917 11924. doi: 10.1021/nn507039b

Astumian, R.D., Sengupta, S., Spiering, M.M., Dey K.K., et al. “DNA Polymerase as a Molecular Motor and Pump.” ACS Nano 8.2410 2418. doi: 10.1021/nn405963x (2014)

Favia, A. Comins, N.F., Thorpe, G.L. and Batuski, D.J. “A Direct Examination of College Student Misconceptions in Astronomy: A New Instrument.” J Rev Astron Educ Outreach, 1 (3), A-3.

Favia, A., Comins, N.F. and Thorpe, G.L. “A Direct Examination of College Student Misconceptions in Astronomy: Validity of the Astronomy Beliefs Inventory.” J Rev Astron Educ Outreach, 1(3) A-3.

Wigdal, C.R., Saros, P.J., Fritz, S. and Hess, C.T. “Investigating Potential Effects of Zooplankton Grazing on Diatom-Inferred Drought Reconstruction.” Submitted.

Shehada, H., Alwadia, J. and Hess, C.T. “Radon Ventilation Rate in Public Buildings.” Submitted.

Slemons, K.E.H., Saros, J.E., Stone, J.R., McGowan, S., Hess, C.T. and Cahl, D. “Effects of Glacial melt Water on the Algal Sedimentary Record of an Alpine Lake in the Central U.S. Rocky Mountains Throughout the Holocene.” Paleolimnology.

Nelson, A.J. and Hess, S.T. “Localization-Based Superresolution Microscopy,” Journal of Microscopy 254: 1-8 (2014)

Avilov, S., Berardozzi, R., Gunewardene, M.S., Adam, V., Hess, S.T. and Bourgeois, D. “In Cellulo Evaluation of Phototransformation Quantum Yields in Fluorescent Proteins Used as Markers for Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy.” PLoS One. 9(6):e98362 (2014).

Allgeyer, E.S., Sterling, S.M., Gunewardene, M.S., Hess, S.T., Neivandt, D.J. and Mason, M.D. “Combining Total Internal Reflection Sum Frequency Spectroscopy Spectral Imaging and Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy.” Langmuir 31 (3): 987-994 (2015).

Gabor, K.A., Kim, D., Kim, C.H. and Hess, S.T. “Nanoscale Imaging of Caveolin-1 Membrane Domains in Vivo.” PLoS One 10(2): e0117225 (2015).

Weatherly, L., Shim, J., Hashmi, H., Kennedy, R., Hess, S.T. and Gosse, J. “Antimicrobial Agent Triclosan is a Mitochondrial Uncoupler in Rat and Human Mast Cells.” Submitted.

Frankel, D.J., Moulzolf, S.C., Pereira da Cunha, M. and Lad, R.J. “Influence of Pt-alloy Composition and Film Architecture on Conductivity of High Temperature Nanocomposite Electrodes.” Surface & Coatings Technology (2015). Submitted.

Stewart, D.M., Meulenberg, R.W. and Lad, R.J. “Nanostructure and Bonding of Zirconium Diboride Thin Films Studied by X-ray Spectroscopy.” Thin Solid Films (2015). submitted.

Stewart, D.M., Frankel, D.J., and Lad, R.J. “Growth, Structure and High Temperature Stability of Zirconium Diboride Thin Films.” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 33 (2015) 031505

Sell, J.C., Stewart, D.M., Bernhardt, G.P., Frankel, D.J. and Lad, R.J. “Electrically Stable Nanocomposite Thin Films Formed by Oxidation of Pt-ZrB2 Nanolaminate Templates.” J. Vac. Sci Technol. B 33 (2015) 021805.

Bernhardt, G.P., Krassikoff, J.I., Sturtevant, B.T. and Lad, R.J. “Properties of Amorphous SiAION Thin films Grown by RF Magnetron Co-Sputtering.” Surface & Coatings Technology 258 (2014) 1191 1195.

Pollock, E.B. and Lad, R.J. “Influence of Dosing Sequence and Film Thickness on Structure and Resistivity of Al-ZnO Films Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition.” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 32 (2014) 041516.

Erslev, P.T., Young, M.R., Li, J.V., Siah, S.C., Chakraborty, R., Du, H., Lad, R.J., Buonassisi, T. and Teeter, G. “Tetrahedrally Coordinated Disordered (Cu2SnS3)1-x(ZnS)x Alloys with Tunable Optical and Electronic Properties.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 129 (2014) 124 – 131.

Moulzolf, S.C., Frankel, D.J., Pereira da Cunha, M. and Lad, R.J. “High Temperature Stability of Electrically Conductive Pt-Rh/ZrO2 and Pt-Rh/HfO2 Nanocomposite Thin film Electrodes.” Microsystems Technologies 20 (2014) 523 531.

Jin, Z., Wallace, T.T., Lad, R.J. and Su, J. “Energy Conversion Efficiency of an Exponentially Graded Thermoelectric Material.” Journal of Electronic Materials 43 (2014) 308-313.

McClymer, J.P.Index of Refraction Measurement Using the Fresnel Equations.” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 086107 (2014).

Wright, J.T., Su, D., van Buuren, T., Meulenberg, R.W. and Mater, J. “Electronic Structure of Cobalt Doped CdSe Quantum Dots Using Soft X-ray Spectroscopy.” Chem. C 2, 8313-8321 (2014).

Newman, C., Zhou, X., Goundie, B., Ghampson, I.T., Pollock, R.A., Ross, Z., Wheeler, M.C., Meulenberg, R.W., Austin, R.N. and Frederick, B.G. “Effects of Support Identity and Metal Dispersion in Supported Ruthenium Hydrodeoxygenation Catalysts.” Appl. Catal. A 477, 64-74 (2014).

Smith, T.I., Mountcastle, D.B. and Thompson, J.R. “Student Understanding of the Boltzman Factor.” Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (2015). Accepted.

Smith, T.I., Christensen, W.M., Mountcastle, D.B. and Thompson, J.R. “Identifying student difficulties with heat engines, entropy and the Carnot Cycle.” Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (2015). Accepted.

Kryjevskaia, M., Stetzer, M.R. and Grosz, N. “Answer First: Applying the Heuristic-Analytic Theory of Reasoning to Examine Student Intuitive Thinking in the Context of Physics.” Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10,020109 (2014).

Smith, M.K., Vinson, E.L., Smith, J.A., Lewin, J.D. and Stetzer, M.R. “A Campus-Wide Study of STEM Courses: New Perspectives on Teaching Practices and Perceptions.” CBE Life Sci. Educ. 13, 624-635 (2014).

Barth-Cohen, L.A., Smith, M.K., Capps, D., Lewin, J.D., Shemwell, J.T. and Stetzer, M.R. “What Are Students Talking About During ‘Clicker’ Questions? Characterizing Small-group Conversations Mediated by Classroom Response Systems.” J.Sci. Educ. Technol. Accepted.

Smith, T.I., Christensen, W.M., Thompson, J.R. and Mountcastle, D.B. “Identifying Student Difficulties with Entropy, Heat Engines and the Carnot Cycle.” Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research: Focused Collection on Physics Education Research in Upper-Division Courses.  Accepted.

Smith, T.I., Mountcastle, D.B. and Thompson, J.R. “Student Understanding of the Boltzmann Factor.” Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research: Focused Collection on Physics Education Research in Upper-Division Courses. Accepted.

Flood, V.J., Amar, F.G., Harrer, B.W., Nemirovsky, R., Bruce, M.R.M. and Wittmann, M.C.Paying Attention to Gesture When Students Talk Chemistry: What Can We Learn?” Journal of Chemical Education 92(1), 11-22 (2015)

Wittmann, M.C. and Black, K.E. “Mathematical Actions as Procedural Resources: An Example From the Separation of Variables.” Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research. Accepted.

Comins, N.F. “Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

Comins, N.F. “In Search of the True Universe: The Tools, Shaping and Cost of Cosmological Thought.”

Nelson, A.J., Gunewardene, M.S. and Hess, S.T. “High-Speed Fluorescence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy.” Proc. SPIE 9169, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy II, 91690P (28 August 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2064271

Lad, R.J., Stewart, D.M., Fryer, R.T., Sell, J.C., Frankel, D.J., Bernhardt, G.P. and Meulenberg, R.W. “Electrically Conductive Pt-Zr-B and Pt-Si Thin Film for Use in High Temperature Harsh Environments.” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1746 (2015) in press.