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Brian Landi

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Brian Landi

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering


BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology


Areas of Expertise
Lithium ion batteries
carbon nanotubes

Currently Teaching

1 - 4 Credits
This course is a capstone project using research facilities available inside or outside of RIT.
3 Credits
This is a course in the fundamentals of both single and multiple-component thermodynamics. The first and second laws of thermodynamics and concepts of entropy and equilibrium are examined in open and closed control volume systems. Energy, work, and heat requirements of various unit operations are examined. Equations of states and properties of fluids are explored. Phase transition and equilibrium involving single-and multiple components are examined for both ideal and non-ideal systems. Energy released/absorbed during chemical reaction and solution creation are imbedded in analysis of chemical engineering processes
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for a masters-level student.
3 Credits
This course gives students fundamental background in the atomic and molecular structures of engineering materials and how they can be manipulated. The physical and chemical foundations of the thermal, electrical and optical properties of engineering materials are studied. The effect of fabrication on structure/material properties is examined, as well as criteria to select appropriate materials for engineering applications. A summary of nanomaterial properties and the prevalent methods of synthesis will also be highlighted.

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Journal Paper
Bucossi, Andrew R., et al. "Effects of Solution Properties on Iodine Monobromide Doping for Enhanced Carbon Nanotube Electrical Conductivity." ACS Applied Nano Materials 1. 5 (2018): 2088-2094. Print.
Crompton, Kyle R., et al. "Lithium-ion Cycling Performance of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Electrodes and Current Collectors Coated with Nanometer Scale Al2O3 by Atomic Layer Deposition." Electrochimica Acta 292. (2018): 628-638. Print.
Leggiero, Anthony P., et al. "High Conductivity Copper–Carbon Nanotube Hybrids via Site-Specific Chemical Vapor Deposition." ACS Applied Nano Materials 2. 1 (2018): 118–126. Print.
Amori, A., et al. "Defects Enable Dark Exciton Photoluminescence in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." J. Phys. Chem. C 122. (2018): 3599-3607. Print.
Crompton, Kyle R., et al. "Lithium Rich Cathode/Graphite Anode Combination for Lithium Ion Cells with High Tolerance to Near Zero Volt Storage." Journal of Power Sources 343. (2017): 109-118. Print.
Rossi, Jamie E., et al. "Removal of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Surfactant From Aqueous Dispersions of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 495. (2017): 140-148. Print.
Robinson, J.T., et al. "Graphene Strained by Defects." ACS Nano 11. 5 (2017): 4745-4752. Print.
Cox, Nate D., et al. "Modification of Silver/Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Electrical Contact Interfaces via Ion Irradiation." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9. 8 (2017): 7406-7411. Print.
Cress, Cory D., et al. "Carbon Nanotube Wires with Continuous Current Rating Exceeding 20 Amperes." Journal of Applied Physics 122. (2017): 1-8. Print.
Lee, Y.B., et al. "Synthesis and Property of Polyimines Containing 2,2,4,4-Tetramethyl-1,3-Cyclobutadiimine Moiety." Macromol. Res 25. 6 (2017): 578-583. Print.
Crompton, Kyle R., et al. "Enhanced Overdischarge Stability of LiCoO2 by Solution Deposited AlPO4 Coating." J. Electrochemical Society 164. 13 (2017): A3214-A3219. Print.
K.R., Crompton, and Landi, B.J. "Opportunities for Near Zero Volt Storage of Lithium Ion Batteries." Energy & Environmental Science 9. (2016): 2219-2239. Print.
J.E., Rossi,, et al. "Enhanced Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanotube Thin Films through Defect Modulation." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120. 28 (2016): 15488-15495. Print.
I., Puchades,, et al. "Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Antennas." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8. 32 (2016): 20986-20992. Print.
N.D., Cox,, et al. "Free-Standing Silver/Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composite Thin Films." Journal of Materials Science 51. 24 (2016): 10935-10942. Print.
Rossi, J.E., et al. "Intrinsic Diameter Dependent Degradation of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes from Ion Irradiation." Carbon 81. (2015): 488-496. Print.
Zeidell, A.M., et al. "Cyclopentadienyliron Dicarbonyl Dimer Carbon Nanotube Synthesis." Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 33. (2015): 11204. Print.
Rossi, Jamie E., et al. "Intrinsic Diameter Dependent Degradation of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes from Ion Irradiation." Carbon 81. (2015): 488-496. Print.
Zeidell, Andrew M., et al. "Cyclopentadienyliron Dicarbonyl Dimer Carbon Nanotube Synthesis." Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 33. 1 (2015): 011204-01-011204-5. Print.
Bucossi, Andrew R., et al. "Enhanced Electrical Conductivity in Extruded Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Wires from Modified Coagulation Parameters and Mechanical Processing." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7. (2015): 27299-27305. Print.
Merrill, Andrew, et al. "Threshold Displacement Energies in Graphene and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." Physical Review B 92. 7 (2015): 75404. Print.
Puchades, Ivan, et al. "Mechanism of Chemical Doping in Electronic-Type-Separated Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Towards High Electrical Conductivity." Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 39 (2015): 10256-10266. Print.
Cox, N.D., et al. "Spatially Selective Au Nanoparticle Deposition and Raman Analysis of Ion-irradiated Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118. (2014): 14031-14038. Print.
Forney, M.W., et al. "Advanced Ge Nanoparticle Composite Anodes Using Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Conductive Additives." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 35. (2014): 14528-14535. Print.
Ganter, M.J., et al. "Cathode Refunctionalization As A Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Alternative." Journal of Power Sources 256. (2014): 274-280. Print.
Schauerman, C.M., et al. "Ultrasonic Welding of Bulk Carbon Nanotube Conductors." Advanced Engineering Materials 17. (2014): 76–83. Print.
Wang, X., et al. "Economic And Environmental Characterization Of An Evolving Li-ion Battery Waste Stream." Journal of Environmental Management 135. (2014): 126-134. Print.
Forney, Michael, et al. "Prelithiation of Silicon-Carbon Nanotube Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries by Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP)." Nano Letters 13. 9 (2013): 4158-4163. Print.
Forney, Michael, et al. "High Capacity Si-carbon Nanotube Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries." Journal of Intelligence Community Research and Development. (2013): February 8. Web.
Forney, Michael, et al. "High Performance Silicon Free-standing Anodes Fabricated by Low-pressure and Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition onto Carbon Nanotube Electrodes." Journal of Power Sources 228. (2013): 270-280. Print.
Rogers, Reginald, et al. "Impact of Microwave Synthesis Conditions on the Rechargeable Capacity of LiCoPO4 for Lithium Ion Batteries." Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 43. (2013): 271-278. Print.
Anctil, Annick, et al. "Cumulative Energy Demand for Small Molecule and Polymer Photovoltaics." Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. (2012): DOI: 10.1002/pip.2226. Print.
Jarosz, Paul R., et al. "High Performance Lightweight Coaxial Cable from Carbon Nanotube Conductors." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 4. (2012): 1103-1109. Print.
Schauerman, Chris M., et al. "Recycling Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Anodes from Lithium Ion Batteries." J. Mater. Chem. 22. (2012): 12008-12015. Print.
Cress, Cory D., et al. "Radiation Effects in Carbon Nanoelectronics." Electronics 1. (2012): 23-31. Web.
Rossi, Jamie E., et al. "Ion Irradiation of Electronic-Type-Separated Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes: A Model for Radiation Effects in Nanostructured Carbon." J. Appl. Phys 112. (2012): 34314. Print.
Lu, F., et al. "Surface Oxidation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Paper with Oxygen Atoms." Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. (2012): DOI:10.1080/ 01694243.2012.705093. Web.
Jarosz, Paul R., et al. "Coaxial Cables with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Outer Conductors Exhibiting Attenuation/Length within Specification." IEEE Micro Nano Lett. 7. (2012): 959-961. Web.
DiLeo, Roberta, et al. "Balanced Approach to Safety of High Capacity Silicon Germanium Carbon Nanotube Free-Standing Lithium Ion Battery Anodes." Nano Energy. (2012): DOI:10.1016/j.nanoen.2012.09.007. Print.
Anctil, A. and C.W. Babbitt, R.P. Raffaelle, B.J. Landi. "Material and Energy Intensity of Fullerene Production." Environmental Science & Technology 45. (2011): 2353-2359. Print.
Ganter, M.J. and R.A. DiLeo, C.M. Schauerman, R.E. Rogers, R.P. Raffaelle, B.J. Landi. "Differential Scanning Calorimetry Analysis of an Enhanced LiNi0.8Co0.2O2 Cathode with Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Conductive Additives." Electrochim. Acta 56. (2011): 7272-7277. Print.
Rogers, R. E., et al. "Solution-phase Adsorption of 1-pyrenebutyric Acid Using Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes." Chemical Engineering Journal 173. (2011): 486-493. Print.
Cress, C. D., et al. "Total Ionizing Dose-hardened Carbon Nanotube Thin-film transistors with Silicon Oxynitride Gate Dielectrics." MRS Communications 1. (2011): 27-31. Print.
Jarosz, P., et al. "Carbon Nanotube Wires and Cables: Near-Term Applications and Future Perspectives." Nanoscale 3. (2011): 4542-4553. Print.
DiLeo, R. A., et al. "Hybrid Germanium Nanoparticle-Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Free-Standing Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries." The Journal of Physical Chemistry 115. (2011): 22609-22614. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Rossi, Jamie, et al. "Radiation Response of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films as a Function of Electronic-Type and Diameter." Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2013. Ed. In Microelectronics for Net-Enabled and Cyber-Transformational Technologies. Las Vegas, NV: n.p., Web.
Cress, C.D., et al. "Radiation -Hardening of Carbon Nanoelectronics." Proceedings of the Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technologies Conference. Ed. GOMAC Tech. Orlando, FL: n.p., 2011. Print.
Published Article
Cress, C.D., C.M. Schauerman, B.J. Landi, S.R. Messenger, R.P. Raffaelle, and R.J. Walters. “Radiationeffects in single walled carbon nanotubepapers.” Journal of Applied Physics, 107.1(2010): 1-5. Web. †≠*
Landi, B.J., C.D. Cress, and R.P. Raffaelle. “High energy density lithium ion batteries with carbon nanotube anodes.” Journal of Materials Research, 25.8 (2010): 1636. Print. ≠*
DiLeo, R.A., M.J. Ganter, R.P. Raffaelle, B.J. Landi.“Germanium-Single Wall Carbon NanotubeAnodes for Lithium Ion Batteries.” Journal of Materials Research, 25.8 (2010): 1441-1446. Print. †≠*
Dileo, R.A., A.Castiglia, M.J. Ganter, R.E. Rogers, C.D. Cress, R.P. Raffaelle, and B.J. Landi. “Enhanced Capacity and Rate Capability of Carbon Nanotube Based Anodes with Titanium Contacts for Lithium Ion Batteries.” ACS Nano, 4.10 (2010): 6121-6131. Web. †≠*
Alvarenga, J., P.R. Jarosz, C.M. Schauerman, B.T. Moses, B.J. Landi, C.D. Cress, and R.P. Raffaelle.“High conductivity carbon nanotube wiresfrom radial densification and ionic doping.”Applied Physics Letters, 97.18 (2010): 182106-1-3. Print. †≠*