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Publications

Dr. Tony Pereira - UCLA MAE PhD

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS – FIRST AUTHOR

• Sustainability: An integral engineering design approach. Tony Pereira. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 13, Issue 5, June 2009, Pages 1133-1137.

• Energy Storage Structural Composites: a Review. Tony Pereira, Zhanhu Guo, S. Nieh, J. Arias and H. Thomas Hahn. Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 43, No. 5, 549-560 (2009).

• Embedding Thin-Film Lithium-Ion Energy Cells in Structural Composites. Tony Pereira, Z. Guo, S. Nieh, J. Arias, H. T. Hahn. Composites Science and Technology 2008;68;1935– 1941.

• Performance of Thin-Film Li-Ion Energy Cells under Uniaxial Pressure. Tony Pereira, R. Scaffaro, Z. Guo, H. T. Hahn. Advanced Engineering Materials 2008;10(4);393-399.

• Performance of Thin-Film Li-ion Batteries Under Flexural Deflection. Tony Pereira, R. Scaffaro, S. Nieh, J. Arias, Z. Guo, H. T. Hahn Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2006;16; 714-721.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS – COLLABORATIONS

• Strengthening and Thermal Stabilization of Polyurethane Nanocomposites with Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles by a Surface-Initiated-Polymerization Approach. Z. Guo, T. Y. Kim, K. Lei, Tony Pereira, J. G. Sugar and H. T. Hahn Composites Science and Technology, 68, 164-170 (2008).

• Flexible High-loading Particle Reinforced Polyurethane Magnetic Nanocomposite Fabrication through Particle Surface Initiated Polymerization. Z. Guo, S. Park, S. Wei, Tony Pereira, M. Moldovan, A. B. Karki, D. P. Young, H. T. Hahn, Nanotechnology, 18, 335704 (2007).

• CuO Nanoparticle Reinforced Vinyl-ester Resin Nanocomposites: Fabrication, Characterization and Property Analysis. Z. Guo, X. Liang, Tony Pereira, R. Scaffaro, H. T. Hahn Composites Science and Technology, 67, 2036-2044 (2007).

• Fabrication and Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Reinforced Vinyl-ester Resin Nanocomposites. Z. Guo, K. Lei, Tony Pereira, Y. Li, H. W. Ng and H. T. Hahn Composites Science and Technology, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.10.018, in press (2007).

• Particle Surface Engineering Effect on the Mechanical, Optical and Photoluminescent Properties of ZnO/Vinyl-Ester-Resin Nanocomposites. Z. Guo, S. Wei, B. Shedd, R. Scaffaro, Tony Pereira, H. T. Hahn Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17, 806-813 (2007).

• Surface Functionalized Alumina Nanoparticle Filled Polymeric Nanocomposite with Enhanced Mechanical Properties. Z. Guo, Tony Pereira, O. Choi, Y. Wang, H. T. Hahn Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, 2800-2808 (2006).

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

• Surface Functionalized Nanoparticle Filled Polymeric Nancomposite with Enhanced Mechanical Properties. Z. Guo, O. Choi, Y. Wang, Tony Pereira, H.T. Hahn SAMPE 2006 Proc. (CD ROM), May 2006.

• Embedding Thin-Film Lithium-Ion Energy Cells in Structural Composites. Tony Pereira, Z. Guo, S. Nieh, J. Arias, H. T. Hahn Proc. in 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Seattle, WA 2007.

• Integration of Thin-Film Solar And Energy Cells In Multifunctional Structural Composites For Energy Harvesting. Tony Pereira, H. Thomas Hahn. SAMPE – Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. Long Beach, CA, May 18-22, 2008.

• Development of Multifunctional Structural Composites for Energy Storage. Tony Pereira, Zhanhu Guo, Simon Nieh, Toshinao Yamazaki, H. Thomas Hahn. ASC – American Society for Composites. Memphis, TN, Sep 10, 2008.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS & PRESENTATIONS

• Carbon Fiber Based Multifunctional Energy Storage Structural Composites. Tony Pereira, Zhanhu Guo, Simon Nieh, Toshinao Yamazaki, H. Thomas Hahn. AIChe – American Institute of Chemical Engineers. November 16-21, 2008 Philadelphia, PA. (Oral Presentation).

• Sustainability: An Integral Engineering Design Approach. Tony Pereira. United Nations / Unesco Mondialogo Engineering Award, Mumbai, India, Dec 2007. (Oral Presentation).

• Embedding Thin-Film Lithium-Ion Energy Cells in Structural Composites. Tony Pereira, Z. Guo, S. Nieh, J. Arias, H. T. Hahn Proc. in 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the ASC - American Society for Composites, Seattle, WA Sep 17-19, 2007. (Oral Presentation).

SAMPE International Meeting in Long Beach, CA, April 30- May 4, 2006. (Oral presentation).

• Energy-Storage Structural Composites. AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Santa Ana, CA, May 3, 2008. (Oral presentation).

SAMPE – Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. Long Beach, CA, May 18-22, 2008. (Oral presentation).

• Fabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles Reinforced Polyacrylonitrile Nanocomposites. Z. Guo; R. Chung; B. Chen; T. Pereira; H. T. Hahn; T. Yamazaki; A. B. Karki; D. P. Young. 23rd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Memphis, Mississippi, September 9-11, 2008. (Oral presentation) ASC – American Society for Composites. Memphis, TN, Sep 2008. (Oral presentation).

BOOK CHAPTERS

• Flexible Dye-Sensitized Nano-Porous Film Solar Cells. Dongshe Zhang, Tony Pereira. NanoScience in Biomedicine. Shi, Donglu (Ed.) Springer and Tsinghua University Press, June 2009.

• Chapter 6: Surface Treatment and Nanofiller Effect on Polymeric Nanocomposites, Prospects in Filled Polymers Engineering: Mesostructure, Elasticity Network and Research. Z. Guo; H. T. Hahn; T. Pereira, S. Wei; R. Scaffaro. Signpost Press, page 273-301, ISBN: 978-81-7895-341-0 Editor: Brosseau Christian, (2008).

NON-PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

• G’Day, Sun! Solar Car Race in Australia. Tony Pereira. Home Power 78, Aug / Sep 2000.

• Measuring Absurdity: How much consumption can we really afford? Tony Pereira. Home Power 102, Aug / Sep 2004.

CONFERENCE TALKS, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS (Number of Attendants)

Sustainability: An Integral Engineering Design Approach

• San Francisco Institute of Architecture – EcoWave. Merrit College, Oakland, CA Aug 2003 (150).

• San Francisco Institute of Architecture – EcoWave. Merrit College, Oakland, CA Aug 2004 (250).

• Art Center - South Campus 'The Wind Tunnel', Oct 2004 - Pasadena, CA (20).

• UCLA - Engineers Without Borders, Boelter Hall 8500, Dec 2004 - Los Angeles, CA (50).

• UCLA - Engineers Without Borders, Feb 2005, Boelter Hall 8500, Los Angeles, CA (30).

• Path To Freedom - Mar 2005 - 651 Cypress, Pasadena, CA (45).

• Solfest - Aug 19/20 2005 - Hopland, California (5-10,000).

• Solfest - Aug 19/20 2006 - Hopland, California (5-10,000)

• Solfest - Aug 19/20 2007 - Hopland, California (5-10,000).

• United Nations/Unesco Mondialogo Engineering Award Symposyum, Mumbai, India. Dec 7- 11, 2007 (250).

• UCLA Jan 31-2008 'Sustainability Teach-In,' Focus the Nation, w/ Rep. Henry Waxman & Dr. Gary Null (20).

• UCLA Mar 8-2008, MAE-136 Energy & Environment, Prof. Anthony Mills (45).

• Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA - Mar 8-2008 Womens Festival (35).

• Sedona High, Sedona, AZ, Mar 14-2008 Womens Festival (10).

• Solfest - Hopland, California. Aug 16/18 2008 (5-10,000).

• Environmental Charter High School – Lawndale, CA – Oct 3, 2008 (120).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board - Hawthorne – Nov 12, 2008 (30).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Cal State Dominguez Hills – Dec 7, 2008 (30).

• USC - University of Southern California – Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery - Dec 11, 2008 (20).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Cal State Dominguez Hills – Jan 11, 2009 (25).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Cal State Dominguez Hills – Feb 7, 2009 (30).

• UCLA Feb22-2008, MAE-136 Energy & Environment, Prof. Anthony Mills (40).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles – Mar 4, 2009 (40).

• USC – University of Southern California – Mark Taper Hall – Los Angeles – Energy, Environment and Economy – Apr 18, 2009 (100).

• Citrus College, Glendora, California – Earth Day Apr 24, 2009 (60).

• UCLA James Gordon Center, National Black MBA Association, Los Angeles Chapter, California – May 2, 2009 (50).

• UCLA MAE Mechanical & Aerospace Dept., School of Engineering and Applied Science, State-Of-The-Art Building Energy & CO2 Emissions Engineering, Design, Simulation & Optimization – Jun 19, 2009 (25).

• UCLA Anderson School of Management, Green Workforce Development Mini-Seminar – Jun 24, 2009 (80).

• Cypress College, Cypress, California. Energy Workshop. Jun 30, 2009 (20).

• Solfest - Hopland, California - Aug 14/2008 (5,000).

• WaterWoman Festival – Joshua Tree Lake, California – Oct 1-4, 2009 (500).

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Pasadena Convention Center – Sustainable Transportation - Oct 7, 2009 (40).

• University of Texas, Austin – College of Engineering – Dept. of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering - Jan 21, 2010 (50).

• Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas – School of Engineering – Dept. of Chemistry – Jan 27, 2010 (50).

• Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas – School of Engineering - Engineers Without Borders – Feb 1, 2010 (50).

• SE Texas Organic Exchange, The Barking Dog, Orange, Texas – Mar 27, 2010 (15).

• Earth Day, Cabot Museum, Desert Hot Springs, CA – Apr 22, 2010 (1,500).

Hydrogen: A Fuel for the Future

• Aug 19/20 2007 - Solfest - Hopland, California (60).

Photovoltaics

• Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas – School of Engineering – Gill Chair Dept. Seminar - Feb 20, 2010 (20).

Sustainable Cities

• South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Energy Resource Center – The Gas Co., Downey, CA - Apr 23, 2010 (70).

Solar Thermal & Cooking

• SE Texas Organic Exchange, The Barking Dog, Orange, Texas – Mar 27, 2010 (10).

Greywater

• SE Texas Organic Exchange, The Barking Dog, Beaumont, Texas – May 1, 2010 (12).

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