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Markus OngMarkus Ong

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4207
Fax: 509.777.4633
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 117
Email: mong@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D., M.S. Stanford University
B.S. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif.

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2010

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Materials science and engineering; energy nanomaterials

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include:

Co-author of “Plastic Deformation and Hysteresis for Hydrogen Storage in Pd-Rh Alloys,” in Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2014); co-author of "Solution Chemistry Effects on Cracking and Damage Evolution during Chemical Mechanical Planarization," in Journal of Materials Research (2010); co-author of "Monitoring and Analyzing Process Streams Towards Understanding Ionic Liquid Pretreatment of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)," in BioEnergy Research (2010); co-author of  "Nanostructures from Hydrogen and Helium Implantation of Aluminum" in Basic Actinide Science and Materials for Nuclear Applications (2010); co-author of "Scalable Synthesis of Thermally Stable Nanoporous Palladium Alloy Powders by Hydrogen Reduction in Surfactant Templates," in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2010); co-author of "Monitoring and Analyzing Process Streams Towards Understanding Ionic Liquid Pretreatment of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)," in BioEnergy Research (2010); co-author of "Effect of Electrolyte and Adsorbates on Charging Rates in Mesoporous Gold Electrodes," in Langmuir (2010).

Presentations include:

Austin D. Winkelman, Markus D. Ong, Patrick J. Cappillino, and David B. Robinson. “Determining Surface Concentration Tunability of Core-Shell Dendrimer-Encapsulated-Nanoparticle Palladium Rhodium Alloys using X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”. Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference, Spokane, WA, April 26, 2014. (Poster)

Austin D. Winkelman, Patrick J. Cappillino, David B. Robinson, and Markus D. Ong. “Using Synchrotron X-Rays to Determine the Environmental Effects on Surface Atomic Composition of Nanoporous Palladium-Rhodium Alloys”.  Murdock College Science Research Program Fall 2013 Conference.  Lewis & Clark College, Vancouver, WA, November 2013. (Oral)

Austin D. Winkelman, Markus D. Ong, Patrick J. Cappillino, and David B. Robinson. “Determining Surface Concentration Tunability of Core-Shell Dendrimer-Encapsulated-Nanoparticle Palladium Rhodium Alloys using X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”, Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference, Spokane, WA, April 27, 2013. (Poster)

Patrick Cappillino, Vitalie Stavila, Nancy Y. C. Yang, Zhihui Zhang, Wilhelm Wolfer, Joshua Yee, Markus Ong, and Enrique Lavernia. “Microstructural Evolution of Cryomilled Pd/Rh Alloy Powder and Its Correlation to Hydrogen Storage”. 2012 International Hydrogen Conference. Moran, WY, September 9-12, 2012. (Poster)

Nancy Y. C. Yang, Vitalie Stavila, Patrick J. Cappillino, Wilhelm G. Wolfer, Enrique J. Lavernia, and Markus D. Ong.  “Microstructural Changes Produced by Hydrogen Storage in Pd-Rh Alloys” in Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials and Systems, MRS 2012 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9-13, 2012. (Poster)

David B. Robinson, Benjamin W. Jacobs, Joshua D. Sugar, Markus D. Ong, Mary E. Langham, and Ilke Arslan. “Thermal stability of nanopores in palladium alloys used for hydrogen storage” in Nanostructured Materials, International Conference on Sintering 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, August 28 – September 1, 2011. (Oral)

Honors: 

Received Symposium Award for Best Student Presentation from the Materials Research Society (2007).