Dr. Maria Calhoun Charlton




Maria Calhoun Charlton, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering
Tuskegee University
Phone: 334.727.8974
Fax: 334.727.8090
Email: calhounm@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2009
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2000
B.Sc. in Mathematics, Georgia State University, 1995

Research Interests:
  •  Bio-nanocomposites for engineering applications
  • Nano-structured membranes for water treatment
  • Effect of environmental conditions on mechanical and thermal properties of nanostructured materials
  • Educational innovations in STEM disciplines
  • Quality improvement systems and methodologies as a model for ‘zero losses’
Selected Publications:

1. M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick, M. Mahmoud and H. Aglan. Electrochemical Impedance and Thermal Characterization of Nano-Reinforced Vinyl Chloride/Vinyl Acetate Coatings. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 119 (8), 15-22, 2011.

2. H. Aglan, S. Shebl, M. Morsy, M. Calhoun, H. Harding, M. Ahmad. Strength and toughness improvement of cement binders using expandable thermoplastic microspheres. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 23 (8), 2856-2861, 2009.

3. M. Calhoun, A. Kumar and H. Aglan. Pulse Laser Degradation of Nanoreinforced Epoxy Systems. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.113 (5), 3156-3164, 2009.

4. H. Aglan, M. Calhoun, L. Allie. Effect of UV and Hygrothermal Aging on the Mechanical Performance of Polyurethane Elastomers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.108 (1), 558-564, 2008.

5. A. Ludwick, H. Aglan, M. Abdalla and M. Calhoun, Degradation Behavior of a UV and Hygrothermal-aged Elastomers: FTIR and DSC Studies. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 110 (2), 712-718, 2008.

Conference Publications
1. M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick, A. Allie and H. Aglan, Evaluation of Nanosilicate Filled Poly(vinyl chloride-co-vinyl acetate) and Epoxy Coatings, Poster presentation, 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Boston, MA.

2. L. Allie, J. Thorn, M. Calhoun and H. Aglan, Electrochemical Impedance and Thermal Characterization of Nano-Reinforced Vinyl Chloride/Vinyl Acetate Coating, Poster presentation, 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Boston, MA.

3. M. Calhoun, L. Allie, A. Allie, H. Aglan and P. Dennig, Nanostructured Polymeric Composites for High Performance Applications Case Study: Fracture Resistance of Baseball Bats, Poster presentation, 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Santa Clara, CA.

4. M. Calhoun and H. Aglan, Nanostructured Polymeric Composites for High Performance Applications Case Study: Fracture Resistance of Baseball Bats, Poster presentation, Sigma Xi Conference 2007, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL.

5. A. Aglan, M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick and M.Reeves, Formulation and Evaluation of Nanostructured Coatings for Corrosion Protection, Oral presentation, 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Santa Clara, CA.