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  • Cousins, Kimberley; Vinson, Luke; Quesada, Alejandra; Usher, Timothy; Smith, Douglas C. (2016). Using CSD in the search for organoferroelectric crystalline compounds, CCDC West Coast User’s Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Romero, Moises. (2016). Computational Analysis of Hydrogen Bonding Organoferroelectric Dimers, Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Tran, Judy. (2016). RED: An organicpiezoelectric, Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Gonzalez, Eliovardo. (2016). The piezoelectric and semiconductor properties of a new organic material, Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Tierce, Nathan. (2016). Physisorption of Functionalized Benzene on the Ag(111) Surface, Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Student Research Symposium, California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Jap, Christina. (2016). Modification of Croconic Acid Structure, Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Student Research Symposium, California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Ynfante-Corral, Maressah; Cuadras, Margarita. (2016). Comparing Methods for Calculating Aromaticity of Oxocarbons with Different Ring Sizes and Chargges, Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Student Research Symposium, California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Romero, Moises; Tierce, Nathan. (2016). Computational Analysis of Hydrogen Bonding Organoferroelectric Dimers, Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Student Research Symposium, California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Salazar, Jeffery. (2016). Thermodynamic Modeling of a Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Ynfante-Corral, Maressah. (2016). Hydrogen Placement on Potential Ferroelectric NUBHOH, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Sanchez, Erika. (2016). Thickness Dependent Magnetic Anisotropy of Dielectric-capped Cobalt, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Sanchez, Colomba. (2016). Subset System Study of Diisopropylammonium Bromide: An Organic Ferroelectric Crystal, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Rodriguez, Mario. (2016). Performance of Surface Acoustic Wave Devices as a function of Annealing Temperature, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Parsons, Zachary. (2016). Wide Band Artificial Pulsar, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Pitzek, Jessica. (2016). Tri-Static Linear Magnetic Actuators, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Romero, Moises. (2016). A Computational Outlook on Ferroelectricity: Transition State Dependent Optimizations and Charge Analysis, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Jacinto, Sergio. (2016). Synthesis and Structure Prediction of a Novel, Potentially Electroactive, Organic Material, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Lopez, Gabriel; Martinez, Luis; Ploudre, Austen; Lopez, Jose; Mendez-Alarcon, Patricia. (2016). A New Organometallic Material, Possibly Ferroelectric, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Collins, Kevin. (2016). Parametric coupling between two macroscopic quantum resonators, a scheme for controlling quantum states, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Gagnon, Daniel; Cantos, Michael. (2016). The Characterization of a Two-axis Magnetic Actuator, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Nevarez, Juan; Abadines, Beverly. (2016). The Physical Design of a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Cantos, Michael. (2016). Construction and Testing of a Low-Cost Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Guzman, Francisco. (2016). Fabrication of Organic Ferroelectric Thin Films under Ultra-High Vacuum, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Terry, Jacob. (2016). Modeling a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Controller, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Rodriguez, Sarah; Cousins, Kimberly. (2016). Methods for Studying Organoferroelectrics, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Martin, Amylee; Navarro, Carlos; Hernandez, Salvador. (2016). Synthesis of Croconic Acid and Croconate Salts, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Ndidi, Nkembuonwo, (2016). Interactions between electric, ferroelectric, and non-ferroelectric dimers, 24th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  • Martin, Amylee; Navaro, Carlos. (2015). Synthesis of Croconic Acid and Rhodizonic Acid, Meeting of the Minds 4th Annual Student Research Symposum, California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Correa, Raul; Noorali, Raziq. (2015). A Rapid Inexpensive Assay for Pb in Oyster-Shell-Derived Dietary Supplements, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division 96th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Jauregui, Luis; Martinez, Joseph. (2015). Organic Piezoelectric Material “Red”, Emerging Researchers National Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • Lopez, Nicole. (2015). Powder X-Ray Diffraction on Organic Materials, Emerging Researchers National Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • Martinez, Joseph. (2015). Integration of Atomic Force Microscopy and Traditional Piezoelectric Techniques, Emerging Researchers National Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • Martin, Amylee; Navarro, Carlos; Merrill, Steven; Morrow, Katie; Rangel, Geovanni. (2015). Preparation of Croconic and Rhodizonic Acid, American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, University of California, San Diego. San Diego, CA.
  • Romero, Moises; Tierce, Nathan. (2015). Computational Analysis of Hydrogen Bonding Organoferroelectric Dimers, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Ynfante-Corral, Maressah; Cuadras, Margarita. (2015). Comparing Methods for Calculating Aromaticity of Oxocarbons with Different Ring Sizes and Charges23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Quezada, Alejandra. (2015). Predicting Organic Amino-acid-like Potential Ferroelectric Compounds, Part 2, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Sandoval, Sara. (2015). Hydrogen Bonding Varying as a Function of Distance and Angles, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Duran, Emely. (2015). Hydrogen Bonding Energies vs. OH Bond Length, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Mackie, Chelsea; Parsons, Zackary; Padilla Gonzalez, Estefania; Cantos, Michael. (2015). A Low Cost Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Parsons, Zackary; Lupian, Juan. (2015). The Design and Testing of a Tunneling Current Pre-amplifier for a Low-cost Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Cantos, Michael; Padilla Gonzalez, Estefania. (2015). The Mechanical Design and Testing of a Low-cost Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Martinez, Oscar; Bolanos, Armando; Usher, Christian; Merrill, Steven; Martin, Amylee. (2015). The Preparation of Croconic Acid, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Navarro, Carlos; Rangel, Geovanni; Martin, Amylee; Merrill, Steven. (2015). Synthesis of Croconic and Rhodizonic Acid, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Martinez, Joseph. (2015). 3D Electromagnetic Modeling of a High Performance 15kW PMSM Motor, 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Jauregui, Luis. (2015). Electron Beam Focusing in Linear Accelerators (lineacs), 23rd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Francisco Guzman, Judy Tran, Kimberley Cousins, Paul K. Dixon, Douglas Smith, Timothy D. Usher, Renwu Zhang, “Study of Defects in Croconic Acid Single Crystals Using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy,” Mat. Sci. Forum, accepted for publication.
  • Robert N. Phalen, Kimberley Cousins, Timothy Usher, Michelle Young, Renwu Zhang, “Revising the formulization of the Narayanaswamy equation using the Adam-Gibbs theory,” J. Non-Cryst. Sol. 2016, 453, 59-65.
  • Cousins, Kimberley; Vinson, Luke; Quesada, Alejandra; Usher, Timothy; Smith, Douglas C. “Using CSD in the search for organoferroelectric crystalline compounds,” CCDC 2016 West Coast User’s Meeting, San Diego, February 9, 2016.
  • Moises Romero, Nathan Tierce, “Computational Analysis of Hydrogen Bonding Organoferroelectric Dimers,” Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, Harvey Mudd College, November 21, 2015; also presented at the Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, D.C. February 24-27, 2016, and the CSUSB “Meeting of the Minds”, May 2016.
  • Pirolo, Jennie Poddar, Shashi; Usher, Tim (2014). Crsytal Design for Future Ferroelectrics n. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. California State University, Fullerton, CA.
  • Allbee, Dylan (2014). Designing a Temperature Control System for a Scanning Tunneling Microscope California State University, San Bernardino. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. California State University, Fullerton, CA.
  • Collins, Kevin Foreman, Keith; Shearer, M.; Adenwalla, S.; Usher, Tim (2014) Electric field control of magnetism in VDF/Cobalt. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. California State University, Fullerton, CA.
  • Awender, Stefan Sharma, Pankaj (2014). Exploring Functionality of Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions with AFM-based Techniques. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. California State University, Fullerton, CA.
  • Osuna, Gisele Farmer, Carl; Cousins, Kimberley (2014). Investigative Analysis on the Aromaticity of Croconic Acid and its Anions. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR). CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Mora, Carlos Miller, Dan; Simpson, Scott; Zurek, Eva (2014). Monosubstituted Benzene Adsorption on a Cu(111) Surface. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Martinez, Joseph Jauregui, Luis; Poddar, Shashi; Usher, Tim (2014). Organic Piezoelectric Material 'Red'. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Lopez, Nicole Martinez, Joseph Usher, Tim (2014). Powder X-Ray Diffraction on Red. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Quezada, Alejandra Cousins, Kimberley (2014). Predicting Organic Amino-acid-like and Potentially Ferroelectric Compounds. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Desta, Mahlet (2014). Rapid single growth of CSNAC5O5. MRSEC/CNFM Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences NANO RISING (WoPhys 2014). University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
  • Cataquis, Aristeo Desta, Mahlet Kloesel, Michael Saunchez, Antoinette Zhang, Renwu 'John' (2014). Study of Highly Porous Polymers for H2 Fuel Storage Using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Lussier, Marc Mackie, Chelsea N Dixon, Paul (2014). Sub-micron Metrology using a Michelson Interferometer. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Jurado, Gabriel Paudel, Tula (2014). Surface Energetics of Iron Pyrite. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Schlueter, Lisa Kunkel, Donna; Enders, Axel (2014). Thin Films of Organic Ferroelectric Co-Crystals. 22nd Annual Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
  • Ames, Lucille Merrill, Steven Smith, Douglas (2014). The Synthesis of Rhodizonic and Croconic Acid. Upward Bound final symposium, CSUSB. Student Conference. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Quintero, Natalie (2014). Squaric Acid and their Anions – are they Aromatic?. Upward Bound final symposium, CSUSB. Student Conference. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Flores, Fidel Vasquez, Joseph (2014). Low Cost Acoustic Levitation. Upward Bound final symposium, CSUSB. Student Conference. San Bernardino, CA.
  • Gaxiola, Gabriela Castro, Emanuel (2014). Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Upward Bound final symposium, CSUSB. Student Conference. San Bernardino, CA.