Jeffrey R Alston

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Joint School of Nanotechnology

JSNN: Nanoengineering

Ph.D.Nanoscale Science / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.S.Chemistry / University of La Verne

Research Interests

The Alston Research Group focusses on the fundamental and applied aspects of nanomaterial interface and functionalization. Simply put, we manipulate and functionalize nanomaterials for integration into interesting materials for interesting applications. We work to improve our understanding of surface chemistry and practice the functionalization of nanomaterials for improved interface and integration with novel technology. Our current studies involve functionalization of boron nitride nanomaterials, natural polymer manipulation for nanoparticles and 3D tissue constructs, and the use of paramagnetic ionic liquids for aerospace technologies. Due

Recent Publications

  • Jared Strutton, Matthew Knott, Jeffrey Alston, Jena McCollum (2020). (Manipulating polymer decomposition to alter burn performance in aluminium/poly(vinylidene fluoride) filaments). Polymer International.
  • James Knoop, Jeffrey Alston (2019). (Microwave-assisted Synthesis of 1-(perfluorohexyl)-3-methylimidazolium iodide). pp. 1-8. MRS Advances.
  • Haley Harrison, Jason Lamb, Kyle Nowlin, Andrew Guenthner, Kamran Ghiassi, Ajit Kelkar, Jeffrey Alston (2019). (Quantification of hexagonal boron nitride impurities in boron nitride nanotubes via FTIR spectroscopy). (5) 1, pp. 1693-1701. NANOSCALE ADVANCES.
  • Haley Harrison, Jason Lamb, Kyle Nowlin, Kamran Ghiassi, Andrew Guenthner, Ajit Kelkar, Jeffrey Alston, (2019). (Quantification of hexagonal boron nitride impurities in boron nitride nanotubes via FTIR spectroscopy). Nanoscale Advances/RSC.
  • Haley Harrison, Jeffrey Alston (2019). (Sonochemical Functionalization of Boron Nitride Nanomaterials). pp. 1-8. MRS Advances.
  • Kevin Greeson, Nicolas Hall, Neil Redeker, Jeffrey Alston, , (2018). (Synthesis and properties of N,N’-bis(alkyl)imidazolium bromotrichloroferrate(III) paramagnetic, room temperature ionic liquids with high thermal stability). 265, pp. 701-710. Journal of Molecular Liquids.
  • Madani Khan, Jeffrey Alston, Andrew Guenthner, Jacob Zavala (2016). (Effect of Surface Treatment on Liquid Adhesion Inside 3-D Structures).
  • Shawn Kirby, Josiah Reams, Kamran Ghiassi, Jeffrey Alston (2016). (Effects of Surface Coatings on Crystalization of Calcium Sulfate).
  • Jeffrey Alston, David Banks, Chauncey McNeill, James Mitchell, Leonid Popov, Igor Shcherbakov, J. Poler (2015). (Adsorption studies of divalent, dinuclear coordination complexes as molecular spacers on SWCNTs). (44) 17, pp. 29566-29573. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS.
  • Anjail Ameen, Andrea Giordano, Jeffrey Alston, Michael Forney, Natalie Herring, Shiho Kobayashi, Shawn Ridlen, Sarah Subaran, Thomas Younts, J. Poler (2014). (Aggregation kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes investigated using mechanically wrapped multinuclear complexes: probing the tube-tube repulsive barrier). (12) 16, pp. 5855-5865. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS.
  • Madani Khan, Jeffrey Alston, Andrew Guenthner (2014). (Does a Plastron Improve Heat Transfer?).
  • Jeffrey Alston, Dylan Brokaw, Colton Overson, Thomas Schmedake, Jordan Poler (2013). (Hybrid SWCNT-NiO Composites for Supercapacitor Applications). 1552, MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive.
  • Jeffrey Alston, Devon Overson, Jordan Poler (2012). (Direct Measurement of the Interactions of Amide Solvents with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry). (1) 28, pp. 264-271. LANGMUIR.
  • Jeffrey Alston, Jordan Poler (2011). (Binding of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes, SWNTs and Nanoparticles for Hybrid Nanocomposite Materials). 1303, MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive.
  • Jeffrey Alston, S Kobayashi, TJ Younts, JC Poler (2010). (Synthesis and characterization of rigid+ 2 and+ 3 heteroleptic dinuclear ruthenium (II) complexes). (13) 29, pp. 2696--2702. Polyhedron.