Journal Publications

  • Newkirk, J.R., Degen, C.M. and Romkes, A., "Characterization of Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Joints for the Development of a Computational Framework", Mechanics of Composite and Multi-functional Materials, Volume 6: Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, P.R. Thakre et al., Editors. 2018, Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63408-1_3.
  • Degen, C.M. and N. Gurung, “Fabrication of 3D Thermoplastic Sandwich Structures Utilizing Ultrasonic Spot Welding, in Joining Technologies for Composites and Dissimilar Materials”, Volume 10: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics G.L. Cloud, E. Patterson, and D. Backman, Editors. 2017, Springer International Publishing: Cham. p. 49-58.
  • Degen, C.M., Kjerengtroen, L., Valseth, E., Newkirk, J.N., “Impact and Lap Shear Properties of Ultrasonically Spot Welded Composite Lap Joints”, Volume 10: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics G.L. Cloud, E. Patterson, and D. Backman, Editors. 2017, Springer International Publishing: Cham. p. 59-70.
  • Degen, C.M., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. “Time-Dependent Mechanochemical Response of SP-Cross-Linked PMMA”, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8917-8921.
  • Silberstein, M.N., Min, K., Cremar, L.D., Degen, C.M., Martinez, T.J., Aluru, N.R., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. “Modeling mechanophore activation within a crosslinked glassy matrix”, Journal of Applied Physics 2013, 114, 023504.
  • Kingsbury, C.M., May, P.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. “Shear Activation of Mechanophore-Crosslinked Polymers”, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 8381-8388.
  • Santella, M., Frederick, A., Degen, C., Pan, T. “The Use of Friction-Stir Technology to Modify the Surfaces of AM60B Magnesium Die Castings”, JOM 2006, 58, 56-61.
  • Degen, C.M., Grady, M.E., May, P.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. “Localization of Spiropyran Activation”, In Preparation for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
  • Degen, C.M., Gurung, N. “3D Thermoplastic Sandwich Structures for Impact Absorption”, In Preparation for the Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Casey, C., Dulal, R., Clouse, D., Degen, C.M., Kellar, J. “Development of a Mechano-Responsive Ink for Security Printing”, Society for Imaging Science and Technology Printing for Fabrication 2017, November 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.
  • Newkirk, J.R., Degen, C.M., Romkes, A. “Characterization of Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Joints for the Development of a Computational Framework”, 2017 SEM XIII International Congress, June 12-15, 2017, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Jensen, P.H., West, M., Kellar, J.J., Kellogg, S.D., Karlin, J., Degen, C.M. “Culture and Attitude: A scholarship, mentoring and professional development program to increase the number of women graduating with engineering degrees”, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • Degen, C.M., Huang, S., Ellingsen, M.D., Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Bedillion, M.D., Ziadat, J. “Leveraging a Newly Developed Sophomore Design Course to Increase Students’ Career Awareness”, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Bedillion, M.D., Huang, S., Degen, C.M., Ellingsen, M.D., Nikshi, W.M., Ziadat, J. “Incorporating Basic Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering Concepts in a Mechanical Engineering Sophomore Design Course”, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • Huang, S., Degen, C.M., Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Ellingsen, M.D. “Increasing Student Awareness of Non-Traditional Career Paths in Mechanical Engineering”, ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Bedillion, M.D., Degen, C.M., Elllingsen, M.D., Huang, S. “Incorporating Basic Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering Concepts in a Sophomore-Level Product Design and Development Course”, ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Ziadat, J., Ellingsen, M.D., Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Huang, S., Degen, C.M. “Using Practical Examples to Motivate the Study of Product Development and Systems Engineering Topics”, ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gurung, N., Degen, C.M. “Fabrication of 3D thermoplastic sandwich structures utilizing ultrasonic spot welding”, 2016 SEM XIII International Congress, June 6-9, 2016, Orlando, FL.
  • Degen, C.M., Kjerengtroen, L., Valseth, E., Newkirk, J.R. “Impact and Lap Shear Properties of Ultrasonically Spot Welded Composite Lap Joints”, 2016 SEM XIII International Congress, June 6-9, 2016, Orlando, FL.
  • Carlson, L., Huang, S., Degen, C.M., Fosland, S. “More than Increased Numbers: A Mentoring Program for Females in Science and Engineering”, 2016 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  • Huang, S., Muci-Kuchler, K.H., Bedillion, M.D., Ellingsen, M.D., Degen, C.M. “Systems Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Engineering Students”, 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, October 21-24, 2015, El Paso, TX.
  • Huang, S., Degen, C.M., Ellingsen, M.D., Bedillion, M.D., Muci-Kuchler, K.H. “Investigating the Impact of an Outreach Activity on High School Students’ Attitude towards STEM Disciplines”, 2015 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2015, Seattle, WA.
  • Degen, C.M., Ellingsen, M.D., Bedillion, M.D., Muci-Kuchler, K.H. “Effective Strategies for Generating Awareness and Interest in Science and Engineering among Underrepresented Youth”, 2014 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Kingsbury, C.M., May, P.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. “Shear Activation of Mechanophore-Linked PMMA”, 3rd International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, June 27-29, 2011, Bath, UK.
  • Kingsbury, C., Davis, D., White, S., Moore, J., Sottos, N. “Shear Activation of Mechanophore Linked PMMA”, 47th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, October 3-6, 2010, Ames, IA.
  • Kingsbury, C., Hamilton, A., Davis, D., White, S., Moore, J., Sottos, N. “Tensile and Shear Activation of Mechanophore Linked Elastomeric Polymers”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 30 - December 4, 2009, Boston, MA.
  • Santella, M., Pan, T., Degen, C. “Surface Modification of AM60B Using Friction Stir Processing”, TMS 2007 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, February 25 - March 1, 2007, Orlando, FL.
  • Grant, G.J., Herling, D.R., Arbegast, W.J., Allen, C.D., and Degen, C.M. "Superplastic Forming of Aluminum Multisheet Structures Fabricated Using Friction Stir Welding and Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding" 6th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding, October 10-13, 2006 Saint-Sauveur, Canada, vol. 52, no. 4, TWI Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Student Thesis Publications

  • Valseth, E. (2015). Impact and Lap Shear Properties of Ultrasonically Spot Welded Composite Lap Joints. Mechanical Engineering Master of Science thesis, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD.
  • Gurung, N. (2014). Fabrication and Analysis of 3D Polycarbonate Ultrasonic Welded Structures. Mechanical Engineering Master of Science thesis, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD.