Chemical Engineering

Professor Liberatore: Publications

Electronic copies are freely available by emailing Professor Liberatore.


M.W. Liberatore, Material and Energy Balances ZyBook, zyBooks - a Wiley brand, 2021. Electronic, interactive textbook. Available at
M.W. Liberatore, Spreadsheet Essentials ZyBook, zyBooks - a Wiley brand, 2021. Electronic, interactive textbook. Available at
M.D. Koretsky and M.W. Liberatore, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics ZyBook, zyBooks - a Wiley brand, 2022. Electronic, interactive textbook. Available at


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98. L.J. Gorbett, K.E. Chapman, and M.W. Liberatore, "Deliberate practice of spreadsheet skills when using copiable, randomized, and auto-graded questions within an interactive textbook", Advances in Engineering Education, (2022): accepted 10/2021. DOI: coming soon

97. M.W. Liberatore, D. Lepek, L. Ford, T. Carter, J. Pascal, M. Lamm, C. Patton Luks, D.L. Silverstein, A.N. Ford Versypt, S. Butler Velegol, T. Vogel, N. Raikar, M.J. Kipper, C. Wheeler West, "AIChE Virtual Communities of Practice – Supporting Faculty during the COVID-19 Pandemic", Chemical Engineering Education, 56 (2022): 1-11. DOI: 10.18260/2-1-370.660-125282

96. B. Maktabi, M.W. Liberatore, G. Baki, "Meadowfoam Seed Oil as A Natural Dispersing Agent for Colorants in Lipstick", International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 43 (2021): 484-493. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12724

95. U. Asogwa, T.R. Duckett, A.P. Malefyt, L. Stevens, G. Mentzer, M.W. Liberatore. “Comparing engineering problem-solving ability and problem difficulty between Textbook and student-written YouTube problems”, International Journal of Engineering Education, 37 (2021): 1414-1428.

94. E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, C. Kajzer, J.J. Stickel, M.W. Liberatore, “Transport of compressed woody biomass: Correlating rheology and microcompounder measurements” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (2021): 11470-11478. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c00967

93. S. Helsper, A. Ali, M.W. Liberatore, “Shear alters wax appearance in mineral oil + paraffin wax mixtures”, Rheologica Acta, 60 (2021): 521-529. DOI: 10.1007/s00397-021-01284-2

92. E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, C.A. Bullard, M.W. Liberatore, "Altering and eliminating irreversible shear thickening of fumed silica slurries using spherical silica," Rheologica Acta, 60 (2021): 251-262. DOI: 10.1007/s00397-021-01266-4

91. U. Asogwa, T.R. Duckett, G. Mentzer, M.W. Liberatore. “Impact of YouTube homework problems on students’ learning attitudes”, Chemical Engineering Education, 55 (2021): 175-182. DOI: DOI: 10.18260/2-1-370.660-126292

90. C. Shortridge, E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, Wuescher, L. M., Worth, R. G., Liberatore, M. W., Yildirim-Ayan, E., “Impact of Digestive Inflammatory Environment and Genipin Crosslinking on Immunomodulatory Capacity of Injectable Musculoskeletal Tissue Scaffold”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22 (2021): 1134. DOI: 10.3390/ijms22031134

89. K.E. Chapman, M.E. Davidson, and M.W. Liberatore, “Student success and attempts on auto-graded homework across multiple cohorts in a material and energy balances”, Chemical Engineering Education, 55 (2021): 43-50. DOI: 10.18260/2-1-370.660-123169

88. A. Huynh, A.G. Garcia, L.K. Young, M. Szoboszlai, M.W. Liberatore, and G. Baki. “Measurements meet perceptions: rheology-texture-sensory relations when using green, bio-derived emollients in cosmetic emulsions”, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 43 (2021): 11-19. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12661

87. F. Opong, E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, M.W. Liberatore, J. Nesamony, "Investigating the potential to deliver and maintain plasma and brain levels of a novel practically insoluble methuosis inducing anticancer agent MOMIPP through an injectable in situ forming thermoresponsive hydrogel formulation," Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 109 (2020): 2719-2728.   DOI: 10.1016/j.xphs.2020.05.014

86. P. Sikder, J.A. Ferreira, E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, K.Z. Kantorski, M.W. Liberatore, M.C. Bottino, S.B. Bhaduri, "Bioactive amorphous magnesium phosphate-polyetheretherketone composite filaments for 3D printing," Dental Materials, 36 (2020): 865-883.   DOI: 10.1016/

85. M.W. Liberatore, K.E. Chapman, and K.M. Roach, “Significant reading participation across multiple cohorts before and after the due date when using an interactive textbook”, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 28 (2020): 444-453.   DOI: 10.1002/cae.22210

84. Senanayake, K.K., N. Shokeen, E. Akbari Fakhrabadi, M.W. Liberatore, and A. Mukhopadhyay, “Diffusion of nanoparticles within a semidilute polyelectrolyte solution”, Soft Matter, 15 (2019): 7616-7622.   DOI: 10.1039/c9sm01313j

83. Senanayake, K. K., Fakhrabadi, E. A., Liberatore, M. W., & Mukhopadhyay, A. (2019). Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Entangled Poly(vinyl alcohol) Solutions and Gels. Macromolecules, 52(3), 787-795.   DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01917

82. McIntosh, K., A. Smith, L. Young, M. Leitch, A. Tiwari, C. Reddy, G. O’Neil, M.W. Liberatore, M. Chandler, and G. Baki. “Alkenones as a Promising Green Alternative for Waxes in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products”, Cosmetics, 2018. 5(2).  DOI: 10.3390/cosmetics5020034

81. Zheng, Y., U. Ash, R.P. Pandey, A.G. Ozioko, J. Ponce-González, M. Handl, T. Weissbach, J.R. Varcoe, S. Holdcroft, M.W. Liberatore, R. Hiesgen, and D.R. Dekel, “Water Uptake Study of Anion Exchange Membranes”, Macromolecules, 2018. 51(9): p. 3264-3278.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00034

80. G. Baki, M. Szoboszlai, M.W. Liberatore, M. Chandler. “Application of Check-All-That-Apply (CATA) Questions for Sensory Characterization of Cosmetic Emulsions by Untrained Consumers”, Journal of Cosmetic Science, 69(2) (2018): p. 83-100.  Link:

79. Zhang, W., Y. Liu, X. Liu, J.L. Horan, Y. Jin, X. Ren, S.P. Ertem, S. Seifert, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring, and E.B. Coughlin, “Crosslinked anion exchange membranes with connected cations”, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 56(6) (2018): p. 618-625. DOI: 10.1002/pola.28935

78. Liu, Y., T.P. Pandey, H.N. Sarode, M.-C. Kuo, W. Zhang, R. Gupta, S. Galioto, A.G. Ozioko, S. Seifert, M.W. Liberatore, E.B. Coughlin, and A.M. Herring. “Thin, robust, and chemically stable photo-cross-linked anion exchange membranes based on a polychlorostyrene-b-polycyclooctene-b-polychlorostyrene ABA triblock polymer”, Solid State Ionics, 316 (2018): p. 135-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2017.12.031

77. S.P. Ertem, B.R. Caire, T.-H. Tsai, D. Zeng, M.A. Vandiver, A. Kusoglu, S. Seifert, R.C. Hayward, A.Z. Weber, A.M. Herring, E.B. Coughlin, M.W. Liberatore. “Ion Transport Properties of Mechanically Stable Symmetric ABCBA Pentablock Copolymers with Quaternary Ammonium Functionalized Midblock”, Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, 55 (2017): 612-622. DOI: 10.1002/polb.24310

76. M.W. Liberatore. “High textbook reading rates when using an interactive textbook for a Material and Energy Balances course”, Chemical Engineering Education, 51 (2017): 109-118. Link

75. T.P. Pandey, S. Seifert, Y. Yang, D.M. Knauss, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring. “Novel Processing of a Poly(phenyleneoxide) −b–Poly(vinylbenzyltrimethylammonium) Copolymer Anion Exchange Membrane; The Effect On Mechanical And Transport Properties”, Electrochimica Acta, 222 (2016): 1545-1554. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.137s

74. B.R. Caire, M.A. Vandiver, T.P. Pandey, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Accelerated Mechanical Degradation of Anion Exchange Membranes via Hydration Cycling”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163 (2016): H964-H969.DOI: 10.1149/2.0771610jes

73. Zhang, W., Y. Liu, A.C. Jackson, A.M. Savage, S.P. Ertem, T.H. Tsai, S. Seifert, F.L. Beyer, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring, and E.B. Coughlin, “Achieving Continuous Anion Transport Domains Using Block Copolymers Containing Phosphonium Cations.” Macromolecules, 2016. 49(13): p. 4714-4722. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00653

72. M.Z. Iqbal, V. Mittal, A.A. Abdala, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Processable conductive graphene/polyethylene nanocomposites: Effects of graphene dispersion and polyethylene blending with oxidized polyethylene on rheology and microstructure”, Polymer, 98 (2016): 143-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.06.021

71. T.P. Pandey, H.N. Sarode, Y. Yang, Y. Yang, K. Vezzù, V. Di Noto, S. Seifert, D.M. Knauss, M.W. Liberatore, and A.M. Herring. "A highly hydroxide conductive, chemically stable anion exchange membrane, Poly(2,6 dimethyl 1,4 phenylene oxide)-b-Poly(vinyl benzyl trimethyl ammonium), for electrochemical applications" Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (2016): H513-H520. DOI: 10.1149/2.0421607jes

70. Y. Liu, B. Zhang, C.L. Kinsinger, Y. Yang, S. Seifert, Y. Yan, C.M. Maupin, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring. “Anion exchange membranes composed of a poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) random copolymer functionalized with a bulky phosphonium cation”, Journal of Membrane Science 506 (2016): 50-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.01.042

69. M.W. Liberatore, R.M. Morrish, C.R. Vestal. “Effectiveness of Just In Time Teaching on Student Achievement in an Introductory Thermodynamics Course”, Advances in Engineering Education, 6 (2017): 1-15. Link

68. M.Z. Iqbal, A.A. Abdala, M.W. Liberatore. “Synthesis and characterization of polyethylene/oxidized polyethylene miscible blends and role of OPE as a viscosity control”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133 (2016): 43521. Cover shown above. DOI: 10.1002/app.43521

67. M.W. Liberatore, B.N. Peterson, T. Nottoli, J.M. McCulloch, R.E. Jinkerson; N.R. Boyle, M.C. Posewitz. “Effectiveness of cationically modified cellulose polymers for dewatering algae”, Separation Science and Technology, 51 (2016): 892-898. DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2015.1121278

66. M.A. Vandiver, B.R. Caire, T.P. Pandey, Y. Li, S. Seifert, A. Kusoglu, D.M. Knauss, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Effect of hydration on the mechanical properties and ion conduction in a polyethylene-b-poly(vinylbenzyl trimethylammonium) anion exchange membrane”, Journal of the Membrane Science, 497 (2016): 67-76. DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.034

65. V.S. Bharadwaj, N. Eagan, N. Wang, M.W. Liberatore, C. Mark Maupin. “Molecular Simulations of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters and Representative Biodiesel Mixtures”, ChemPhysChem, 16 (2015): 2810-2817. Cover shown above. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201500453

64. K. Li, M. Vasiliu, C. McAlpin, Y. Yang, D. Dixon, K. Voorhees, M. Batzle, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring. “Further Insights into the Structure and Chemistry of the Gilsonite Asphaltene from a Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach”, Fuel, 157 (2015): 16-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.04.029

63. M.A. Vandiver, B.R. Caire, S.P. Ertem, T.-H. Tsai, E.B. Coughlin, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Mechanical Performance of Polyiosoprene Copolymer Anion Exchange Membranes by Varying Crosslinking Methods”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162 (2015): H206-H212. DOI: 10.1149/2.0471504jes

62. T.P. Pandey, A.M. Maes, N.H. Sarode, B.D. Peters, S. Lavinia, K. Vezzu, Y. Yang, S. Poynton, J.R. Varcoe, S. Seifert, M.W. Liberatore, V. Di Noto, A.M. Herring, "Interplay between water uptake, ion interactions, and conductivity in an e-beam grafted poly(ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene) anion exchange membrane" Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (2015): 4367-4378. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05755D

61. B.R. Caire, M.A. Vandiver, M.W. Liberatore. “Mechanical testing of small, thin samples in a humidity controlled oven”, Rheologica Acta, 54 (2015): 254-261. DOI: 10.1007/s00397-014-0834-7

60. A.R. Wufsus, A. Brown, J.R. Dorgan, M.W. Liberatore, K.B. Neeves “Elastic behavior and platelet retraction in low and high density fibrin gels”, The Biophysical Journal, 108 (2015): 173-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.007

59. M.W. Donnelly, M. Hailemichael, M.W. Liberatore. “Altering the viscosity of cationically modified cellulose polymers by the addition of salt”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (2015): 41616. DOI: 10.1002/app.41616

58. M.A. Vandiver, B.R. Caire, Z. Poskin, Y. Li, S. Siefert, D.M. Knauss, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Durability and performance of polystyrene-b-poly(vinylbenzyl trimethylammonium) diblock copolymer and equivalent blend anion exchange membranes”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (2015): 41596. DOI: 10.1002/app.4159

57. J. J. Stickel, J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore. “Connecting large amplitude oscillatory shear rheology to steady simple shear rheology and application to biomass slurries”, Applied Rheology, 24 (2014): 53075. DOI: 10.3933/ApplRheol-24-53075

56. M.A. Vandiver, B.R. Caire, J.R. Carver, K. Waldrop, M.R. Hibbs, J.R. Varcoe, A.M. Herring, M.W. Liberatore. “Mechanical Characterization of Anion Exchange Membranes by Extensional Rheology under Controlled Hydration”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (2014): H677-H683. DOI: 10.1149/2.0971410jes

55. Y. Liu, J. Wang, Y. Yang, T.M. Brenner, S. Seifert, Y. Yan, M.W. Liberatore, and A.M. Herring. “Anion Transport in a Chemically Stable, Sterically Bulky α-C Modified Imidazolium Functionalized Anion Exchange Membrane”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014): 15136-15145. DOI: 10.1021/jp5027674

54. E.B. Webb, C.A. Koh, M.W. Liberatore. “High Pressure Rheology of Hydrate Slurries Formed From Water-in-Mineral Oil Emulsions”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (2014): 6998–7007. DOI: 10.1021/ie5008954

53. M.Z. Iqbal, M.S. Katsiotis, S.M. Alhassan, M.W. Liberatore, A.A. Abdala. “Effect of solvent on the uncatalyzed synthesis of aminosilane-functionalized graphene”, RSC Advances, 4 (2014): 6830-6839. DOI:10.1039/C3RA46586A.

52. N.C. Crawford, S.K.R. Williams, D. Boldridge, M.W. Liberatore. “Shear-Induced Structures and Thickening in Fumed Silica Slurries”, Langmuir, 29 (2013): 12915-12923. DOI:10.1021/la402631p.

51. J. J. Stickel, J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore. “Response of elastoviscoplastic materials to large amplitude oscillatory shear flow in the parallel-plate and cylindrical-Couette geometries” Journal of Rheology, 57 (2013): 1569-1596. DOI:10.1122/1.4820495.

50. E.B. Webb, C.A. Koh, M.W. Liberatore. “Rheological Properties of Methane Hydrate Slurries Formed From AOT + Water + Oil Microemulsions” , Langmuir. 29 (2013): 10997-11004. DOI:10.1021/la4022432.

49. N.C. Crawford, S.K.R. Williams, D. Boldridge, M.W. Liberatore. “Shear thickening and defect formation of fumed silica CMP slurries”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 436 (2013): 87-96. DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.06.003.

48. N.C. Crawford, B. Yohe, S.K.R. Williams, D. Boldridge, M.W. Liberatore. “Shear thickening and shear-induced agglomeration of chemical mechanical polishing slurries using electrolytes” , Rheologica Acta (Invited, Special issue devoted to novel trends in rheology), 52 (2013): 499-513. DOI:10.1007/s00397-013-0711-9.

47. A.M. Maes, T.P. Pandey, M.A. Vandiver, L.K. Lundquist, Y. Yang, J.L. Horan, A. Krasovsky, M.W. Liberatore, S. Seifert, A.M. Herring. “Preparation and Characterization of an Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane from Chlorinated Poly (propylene) Aminated with Branched Poly (ethyleneimine)” , Electrochemica Acta, DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.04.033.

46. Liberatore, M.W. “Active learning and just-in-time teaching of a material and energy balances course” , Chemical Engineering Education, 47 (2013): 154-160. Link to article

45. N.C. Crawford, L.B. Popp, K.E. Johns, L.M. Caire, B.N. Peterson, M.W. Liberatore. “Shear thickening of corn starch suspensions: does concentration matter?” , Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 396 (2013): 83-89. DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2013.01.024

44. A. Bazyleva, B. Akeredolu, M.W. Liberatore. “Viscosity of Alaska heavy oil saturated with methane”, Energy and Fuels, 27 (2013): 743-751. DOI:10.1021/ef301757v

43. M.W. Liberatore, D.W.M. Marr, A.M. Herring, and J.D. Way. “Student created homework problems based on YouTube videos” , Chemical Engineering Education, 47 (2013): 122-132. Link to article

42. J. Silva, M. Liberatore, J. McCray. “Characterization of Bulk Fluid and Transport Properties for Simulating Polymer-Improved Aquifer Remediation”, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 139 (2013): 149-159. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000616

41. T-H. Tsai, A.M. Maes, M.A. Vandiver, C. Versek, S. Seifert, M. Tuominen, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring and E.B. Coughlin. “Synthesis and structure”“conductivity relationship of polystyrene-block-poly(vinyl benzyl trimethylammonium) for alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cells.” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, DOI:10.1002/polb.23170.

40. R. Janarthanan, J.L. Horan, B.R. Caire, Z.C. Ziegler, Y. Yang, X. Zuo, M.W. Liberatore, M. R. Hibbs and A. M. Herring. “Understanding anion transport in an aminated trimethyl polyphenylene with high anionic conductivity.” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, DOI:10.1002/polb.23164.

39. M.A. Vandiver, J.L. Horan, Y. Yang, E.T. Tansey, S. Seifert, M.W. Liberatore, and A.M. Herring. “Synthesis and characterization of perfluoro quaternary ammonium anion exchange membranes.” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, DOI:10.1002/polb.23171.

38. K. Li, B.A. Akeredolu, A.M. Renehan, Y. Yang, M. Batzle, R.J. Evans, J.R. Dorgan, M.W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring. “Correlation of Chemical and Physical Properties of an Alaska Heavy Oil from the Ugnu Formation.” Fuel, 103 (2013): 843-849. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2012.07.037.

37. K. Li, C. McAlpin, B. Akeredolu, A. Bazyleva, K. Voorhees, R. Evans, M. Batzle, M.W. Liberatore, A. Herring. “A Rheological and Chemical Investigation of Canadian Heavy Oils From the McMurray Formation.” Energy and Fuels, 26 (2012): 4445-4453. DOI:10.1021/ef300608w.

36. E.B. Webb, P.J. Rensing, C.A. Koh, E.D. Sloan, A.K. Sum, M.W. Liberatore. “High Pressure Rheology of Hydrate Slurries Formed From Water-in-Oil Emulsions” , Energy and Fuels, 26 (2012): 3504” 3509. DOI:10.1021/ef300163y

35. N.C. Crawford, S.K.R. Williams, D. Boldridge, M.W. Liberatore. “Shear thickening of chemical mechanical polishing slurries under high shear” , Rheologica Acta, 51 (2012): 637-647. DOI:10.1007/s00397-012-0636-8

34. Y. Liu, J.L. Horan, G.J. Schlichting, B.R. Caire, M.W. Liberatore, S.J. Hamrock, G.M. Haugen, M.A. Yandrasits, S. Seifert, and A.M. Herring. “A Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Study of the Development of Morphology in Films Formed from the 3M Perfluorinated Sulfonic Acid Ionomer.” Macromolecules, 45 (2012): 7495-7503. DOI:10.1021/ma300926e.

33. E.B. Webb, P.J. Rensing, C.A. Koh, E.D. Sloan, A.K. Sum, M.W. Liberatore. “High Pressure Rheometer for In Situ Formation and Characterization of Methane Hydrates” , Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012): 015106. DOI:10.1063/1.3675889.

32. M.W. Liberatore, C.R. Vestal, A.M. Herring. “YouTube Fridays: Student led development of engineering estimate problems” , Advances in Engineering Education, 3 (2012): 1-16. Link to the article

31. P. Thareja, I.H. Hoffmann, M.W. Liberatore, M.E. Helgeson, Y.T. Hu, M. Gradzielski, and N.J. Wagner. “Shear induced phase separation (SIPS) with shear banding in solutions of cationic surfactant and salt” , Journal of Rheology, 55 (2011): 1375-1397. DOI:10.1122/1.3641517.

30. M.W. Nolte, M.W. Liberatore. “Real-time Viscosity Measurements during the Accelerated Aging of Biomass Pyrolysis Oil” , Energy and Fuels, 25 (2011): 3314-3317. DOI:10.1021/ef200675t.

29. P.J. Rensing, M.W. Liberatore, A.K. Sum, C.A. Koh, E.D. Sloan. “Viscosity and yield stresses of ice slurries formed in water-in-oil emulsions” , Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 166 (2011): 859-866. DOI:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2011.05.003

28. W. Hatakeyama, T.J. Sanchez, M.D. Rowe, N.J. Serkova, M.W. Liberatore, and S.G. Boyes. “Synthesis of Gadolinium Nanoscale Metal Organic Framework with Hydrotropes: Manipulation of Particle Size and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Capability” , ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3 (2011): 1502-1510. DOI:10.1021/am200075q.

27. N.B. Wyatt, C.M. Gunther, M.W. Liberatore “Increasing Viscosity in Entangled Polyelectrolyte Solutions by the Addition of Salt” , Polymer, 52 (2011): 2437-2444. DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2011.03.053.

26. J. Ortega, A. Renehan, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring. “Physical and Chemical Characteristics of aging Pyrolysis Oils produced from Hardwood and Softwood Feedstocks” , Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 91 (2011): 190-198. DOI:10.1016/j.jaap.2011.02.007.

25. M.W. Liberatore. “Improved student achievement using personalized online homework for Material and Energy Balances” , Chemical Engineering Education, 45 (2011): 184-190. Link to article

24. N.B. Wyatt, C.M. Gunther, M.W. Liberatore “Drag Reduction Effectiveness of Dilute and Entangled Xanthan in Turbulent Pipe Flow” , Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 166 (2011): 25-31. DOI:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2010.10.002.

23. M.W. Nolte, M.W. Liberatore. “Viscosity of biomass pyrolysis oils from various feedstocks” , Energy and Fuels, 24 (2010): 6601-6608. DOI:10.1021/ef101173r.

22. J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore. “Rheology Modification and Enzyme Kinetics of High Solids Cellulosic Slurries: An Economic Analysis” , Energy and Fuels, 24 (2010): 6506-6512. DOI:10.1021/ef100746q.

21. J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore. “Rheology Modification and Enzyme Kinetics of High Solids Cellulosic Slurries” , Energy and Fuels, 24 (2010): 3267-3274. DOI:10.1021/ef100140g.

20. N.B. Wyatt, M.W. Liberatore “The Effect of Counterion Size and Valency on the Increase in Viscosity in Polyelectrolyte Solutions” , Soft Matter, 6 (2010): 3346-3352. DOI:10.1039/C000423E.

19. M.W. Liberatore “YouTube Fridays: Engaging the Net Generation in five minutes a week” , Chemical Engineering Education, 44 (2010): 215-221. Link to the article

18. M.W. Liberatore, N.B. Wyatt, M. Henry, P.L. Dubin, E. Foun “Shear-induced Phase Separation in Polyelectrolyte-Mixed Micelle Coacervates” Langmuir, 25 (2009): 13376-13383. DOI:10.1021/la903260r.

17. N.B. Wyatt, M.W. Liberatore “Rheology and viscosity scaling of the polyelectrolyte xanthan gum” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114 (2009): 4076-4084. DOI:10.1002/app.31093.

16. J. J. Stickel, J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore, W. Luu, D.W. Bousfield, D.J. Klingenberg, C.T. Scott, T.W. Root, M. Ehrhardt, T.O. Monz. “Rheology measurements of a biomass slurry: an inter-laboratory study” Rheologica Acta, 48 (2009): 1005-1015. DOI:10.1007/s00397-009-0382-8.

15. J.S. Knutsen, M.W. Liberatore. “Rheology of High-Solids Biomass Slurries for Biorefinery Applications” Journal of Rheology, 53 (2009): 877-892. DOI:10.1122/1.3143878.

14. C.M. Roche, C.J. Dibble, J.S. Knutsen, J.J. Stickel, M.W. Liberatore. “Material and rheological properties of biomass slurries during enzymatic hydrolysis at high-solids loadings” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 104 (2009): 290-300. DOI:10.1002/bit.22381.

13. M.W. Liberatore, F. Nettesheim, P.A. Vasquez, M.E. Helgeson, N.J. Wagner, E.W. Kaler, P.L. Cook, L. Porcar, Y.T. Hu. “Microstructure and shear rheology of entangled wormlike micelles in solution” , Journal of Rheology, 53 (2009): 441-458. DOI:10.1122/1.3072077.

12. X. Steirer, M. Van Hest, M.W. Reese, A. Miedaner, J.J. Berry, M.W. Liberatore, R.T. Collins, D.S. Ginley. “Ultrasonically Sprayed and Inkjet Printed Electrodes for Organic Solar Cells” Thin Solid Films, 517 (2009): 2781-2786. DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2008.10.124.

11. F. Nettesheim, M.W. Liberatore, T.K. Hodgdon, N.J. Wagner, E.W. Kaler, M. Vethamuthu. “Influence of Nanoparticle Addition on the Properties of Wormlike Micellar Solutions” , Langmuir, 24 (2008): 7718-7726. DOI:10.1021/la800271m.

10. A. Hinkle, E.-J. Shin, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring, M. Batzle. “Correlating the Chemical and Physical Properties of Heavy Oils from around the World” , Fuel, 87 (2008): 3065-3070. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2008.04.018.

9. H. Dave, F. Gao, J.-H. Lee, M. Liberatore, C.-C. Ho, C. Co. “Self-Assembly in Sugar-Oil Complex Glasses” Nature Materials, 6 (2007): 287-290. DOI:10.1038/nmat1864.

8. M.W. Liberatore, F. Nettesheim, L. Porcar, N.J. Wagner. “Spatially resolved SANS in the 1-2 shear plane: A study of wormlike micelle phase separation” , Physical Review E, 73 (2006): 020504. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.73.020504.

7. M.W. Liberatore, A.J. McHugh. “Dynamics of shear-induced structure formation in high molecular weight aqueous solutions” , Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 132 (2005): 45-52. DOI:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2005.05.012.

6. M.W. Liberatore, S. Baik, A.J. McHugh and T.J Hanratty. “Turbulent drag reduction of polyacrylamide solutions: Effect of degradation on molecular weight distribution” , Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 123 (2004): 175-183. DOI:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2004.08.006.

5. M. Vlachogiannis, M.W. Liberatore, A.J. McHugh, T.J. Hanratty. “Effectiveness of a drag-reducing polymer: Relation to molecular weight distribution and structuring” , Physics of Fluids, 15 (2003): 3786-3794. DOI:10.1063/1.1624840.

4. M.W. Liberatore, E.J. Pollauf, A.J. McHugh. “Shear-induced structure formation in solutions of drag reducing polymers” , Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 113 (2003): 193-208. DOI:10.1016/S0377-0257(03)00110-1.

3. I. Sendijarevic, M.W. Liberatore, A.J. McHugh, L.J. Markoski, J.S. Moore. “Effect of branching on the rheological properties of solutions of aromatic etherimide copolymers” , Journal of Rheology 45 (2001): 1245-1258. DOI:10.1122/1.1389313.

2. R.A. Leonard, C. Conner, M.W. Liberatore, J. Sedlet, S.B. Aase, G.F. Vandegrift, L.H. Delmau, P.V. Bonnesen, B.A. Moyer. “Development of solvent extraction process for cesium removal from SRS tank waste” , Separation Science and Technology 35 (2001): 743-766. DOI:10.1081/SS-100103618

1. R.A. Leonard, C. Conner, M.W. Liberatore, P.V. Bonnesen, D.J. Presley, B.A. Moyer, G.J. Lumetta. “Developing and testing an alkaline-die solvent extraction process for technetium separation from tank waste” , Separation Science and Technology 34 (1999): 1043-1068. DOI:10.1080/01496399908951080.


7. M.W. Liberatore, C.R. Vestal, A.M. Herring. “AEE Selects: Online in Reverse. YouTube videos translate into course related problems” , ASEE Prism, November 2012. Invited highlight of Advances in Engineering Education publication. Available online at: Link to the article

6. M.W. Liberatore. “Two minutes of reflection improves teaching” , Chemical Engineering Education (Teaching Tip), 46 (2012): 271 (Fall 2012). Link to the article

5. M.W. Liberatore. “Ideas from CEE” , AIChE Education Division Newsletter. Highlighting the publication of M. W. Liberatore. “Improved student achievement using personalized online homework for Material and Energy Balances”, Chemical Engineering Education, 45 (2011): 184-190.

4. M.W. Liberatore. “The continuing evolution of YouTube Fridays”, CAChE Newsletter (Summer 2011). Introduction to the reprinting of M. W. Liberatore. “YouTube Fridays: Engaging the Net Generation in five minutes a week” , Chemical Engineering Education, 44 (2010): 215-221. Link to the article

3. M.W. Liberatore. “Problem solving in 12 steps for Introductory Thermodynamics” , Chemical Engineering Education (Teaching Tip), 45 (2011): inside cover (Winter 2011). Link to the article

2. “Making Glass From Sugar (But Hold The Sand)” By Henry Fountain in the New York Times April 3, 2007. Article about Nature Materials publication.

1. M.W. Liberatore, F. Nettesheim, N.J. Wagner, L. Porcar ≴Rheo-SANS: Gap-Resolved SANS of Shear-Induced Alignment of Wormlike Micelles” , NIST Center for Neutron Research Accomplishments and Opportunities, (2005): 18-19.


4. M.W. Liberatore, E. Akbari Fakhrabadi. “Altering Shear Thickening in Fumed Silica Suspensions Using Nanoparticles” U.S. patent 10,934,457. March 2, 2021.

3. N.J. Wagner, E.W. Kaler, F. Nettesheim, M.H. Helgeson, M.W. Liberatore, M. Vethamuthu, K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, “A method for building structure and viscoelasticity in surfactant solutions by addition of nanoparticles”, US Patent Application (2007). European Patent 2,209,548. World Patent WO2009056538.

2. M.W. Liberatore, N.J. Wagner, N. Doe. “System and method for improved optical measurement during rheometric measurements”, U.S. Patent 7,594,429. September 29, 2009.

1. M.W. Liberatore, N.J. Wagner, P. Foster. “System for in-situ optical measurement and sample heating during rheometric measurements”, U.S. Patent 7,500,385. March 10, 2009.


1. M.W. Liberatore and M.W. Donnelly, “Scaffolded tool for active reading (STAR)”, (2013), 1-904732510
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