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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Engineering and Technology D-index 35 Citations 5,840 191 World Ranking 3444 National Ranking 1332

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Polymer
  • Composite material
  • Electrical engineering

Donald J. Leo spends much of his time researching Composite material, Polymer, Nafion, Transducer and Actuator. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Capacitance, Morphology and Permittivity. His Polymer research focuses on Ionic bonding and how it connects with Ionic strength.

He works mostly in the field of Nafion, limiting it down to topics relating to Electroactive polymers and, in certain cases, Artificial muscle, Membrane, Motion control, Active vibration control and Smart material, as a part of the same area of interest. His work carried out in the field of Transducer brings together such families of science as Piezoelectricity, Energy harvesting and Electronic engineering. His Actuator research incorporates elements of Propulsion, Waveform, Deflection, Cantilever and Robot.

His most cited work include:

  • Ionic liquids as stable solvents for ionic polymer transducers (279 citations)
  • Engineering Analysis of Smart Material Systems (217 citations)
  • High-strain ionomeric–ionic liquid electroactive actuators (205 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Donald J. Leo focuses on Composite material, Actuator, Polymer, Membrane and Ionic bonding. His Composite material research incorporates themes from Transducer, Artificial muscle and Permittivity. His research integrates issues of Mechanical engineering, Cantilever and Voltage in his study of Actuator.

The Ionomer and Conductive polymer research Donald J. Leo does as part of his general Polymer study is frequently linked to other disciplines of science, such as Ionic liquid, therefore creating a link between diverse domains of science. His research in Membrane intersects with topics in Biophysics, Nanotechnology and Polymer chemistry. His Ionic bonding study combines topics in areas such as Counterion, Nafion, Chemical engineering and Ionic conductivity.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Composite material (29.49%)
  • Actuator (28.21%)
  • Polymer (24.79%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2010-2019)?

  • Nanotechnology (11.54%)
  • Membrane (22.22%)
  • Bilayer (13.25%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Donald J. Leo mainly investigates Nanotechnology, Membrane, Bilayer, Lipid bilayer and Actuator. The various areas that he examines in his Membrane study include Biophysics and Biological system. Donald J. Leo has included themes like Layer, Capacitance and Self-healing hydrogels in his Bilayer study.

His Actuator research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Composite material, Deformation and Ionic polymer–metal composites. His Composite material study frequently involves adjacent topics like Ionic bonding. His Ionic bonding study also includes fields such as

  • Transducer most often made with reference to Polymer,
  • Electroactive polymers which connect with Ionomer and Stress.

Between 2010 and 2019, his most popular works were:

  • Biomimetic jellyfish-inspired underwater vehicle actuated by ionic polymer metal composite actuators (76 citations)
  • Hair cell inspired mechanotransduction with a gel-supported, artificial lipid membrane (45 citations)
  • High surface area electrodes in ionic polymer transducers: Numerical and experimental investigations of the electro-chemical behavior (39 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Polymer
  • Electrical engineering
  • Composite material

Donald J. Leo focuses on Actuator, Ionic polymer–metal composites, Composite material, Nafion and Nanotechnology. His Actuator research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Kinematics, Mechanical engineering, Propulsion, Biomimetics and Robot. His Polymer and Strain rate study in the realm of Composite material connects with subjects such as Ionic liquid.

Donald J. Leo interconnects Ionic bonding, Stress, Composite number and Formamide in the investigation of issues within Polymer. His Nafion research integrates issues from Mechanics, Displacement and Miniaturization. His Nanotechnology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Membrane and Lipid bilayer.

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Best Publications

Engineering Analysis of Smart Material Systems

Donald J. Leo.
(2007)

550 Citations

Ionic liquids as stable solvents for ionic polymer transducers

Matthew D. Bennett;Donald J. Leo.
Sensors and Actuators A-physical (2004)

437 Citations

High-strain ionomeric–ionic liquid electroactive actuators

Barbar J. Akle;Matthew D. Bennett;Donald J. Leo.
Sensors and Actuators A-physical (2006)

280 Citations

An experimentally validated damage detection theory in smart structures

H.T. Banks;D.J. Inman;D.J. Leo;Y. Wang.
Journal of Sound and Vibration (1996)

254 Citations

Linear Electromechanical Model of Ionic Polymer Transducers -Part I: Model Development

Kenneth M. Newbury;Donald J. Leo.
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2003)

231 Citations

Modeling of electromechanical charge sensing in ionic polymer transducers

Kevin Farinholt;Donald J. Leo.
Mechanics of Materials (2004)

221 Citations

Electromechanical modeling and characterization of ionic polymer benders

Kenneth M. Newbury;Donald J. Leo.
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2002)

203 Citations

Correlation of capacitance and actuation in ionomeric polymer transducers

B. J. Akle;D. J. Leo;M. A. Hickner;J. E. McGrath.
Journal of Materials Science (2005)

185 Citations

Direct assembly process : a novel fabrication technique for large strain ionic polymer transducers

Barbar J. Akle;Matthew D. Bennett;Donald J. Leo;Kenton B. Wiles.
Journal of Materials Science (2007)

183 Citations

Use of piezoelectric energy harvesting devices for charging batteries

Henry A. Sodano;Gyuhae Park;Donald J. Leo;Daniel J. Inman.
PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Smart Structures and Materials 2003 Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement System (2003)

176 Citations

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