Jeff Shield

Department Chair,
Robert W. Brightfelt Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

W339 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-2378
  • 1992 - Ph.D., Metallurgy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • 1987 - B.S., Metallurgical Engineering (High Honors), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, S.D.
Research Interests
  • General area of microstructural development in materials during processing
  • Formation of nanostructured materials
  • Development of nanoscale structures for functional devices
  • Developing novel nanomagnetic materials for high-energy permanent magnets
  • Materials characterization, notably electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction
Honors and Awards
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008
  • UNL College of Engineering Holling Family Master Teacher Award, 2007
  • UNL Engineering Student Advisory Board “Props for Profs” Award, 2007
  • 1997 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Teaching Award, 2004, 2008
  • Pi Tau Sigma Gold Key Award, 2005
  • Mechanical Engineering Research Award, 2006
  1. O. Buck, J.E. Shield, et al., “Nondestructive Detection of an Undesirable Metallic Phase, T1, During Processing of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys,” U.S. Patent No. 4947117.
  2. J.E. Shield, et al., “Method of Making Quasicrystal Alloy Powder, Protective Coatings, and Articles,” U.S. Patent No. 5433978.
  3. B.S. Biner, et al., “Composite Material Reinforced with Atomized Quasicrystalline Particles and Method of Making Same,” U.S. Patent No. 5851317.
Selected Publications
  • C. Kruse, M. Lucis, J.E. Shield, T. Anderson, C. Zuhlke, D.R. Alexander, G. Gogos and S. Ndao, “Effects of femtosecond laser surface processed nanoparticle layers on pool boiling heat transfer performance,” J. Thermal. Sci. Eng. Appl. 10, 031009 (2018).
  • N. Roth, C. Zuhlke, E. Peng, S. Hansen, J.E. Shield and D.R. Alexander, “Creation of micro/nano surface structures on silver using collinear double femtosecond laser pulses with different pulse separation,” Multiscale and Multidisc. Modeling, Experiments and Design, (2018).
  • L.-S. Fan, L. Constantin, D. Li, L. Liu, K. Keramatnejad, C. Azina, X. Huang, H.R. Golgir, Y. Lu, Z. Ahmadi, F. Wang, J. Shield, B. Cui, J.F. Silvain and Y.F. Lu, “Ultraviolet laser photolysis of hydrocarbons for nondiamond carbon suppression in chemical vapor deposition of diamond films,” Light: Science & Applications 7, 17177 (2018).
  • T.V. Jayaraman, V.M. Meka, X. Jiang, N.R. Overman, J. Doyle, J.E. Shield and S.N. Mathaudhu, “Investigation of structural and magnetic properties of rapidly solidified iron-silicon alloys at ambient and elevated temperatures,” J. Alloys Cmpds. 741, 409 (2018).
  • Y.X. Song, A. Tsubaki, C. Zuhlke, E. Rezaei, G. Gogos, D.R. Alexander, and J.E. Shield, “Effect of topology and material properties on the imprint quality of the femtosecond laser-induced surface structures,” J. Mater. Sci. 53, 3836-3845 (2018).
  • W. Zhang, S. Valloppilly, X.Z. Li, L. Yue, R. Skomski, I.E. Anderson, M.J. Kramer, W. Tang, J. Shield, and D.J. Sellmyer, “Texture development and coercivity enhancement in cast alnico 9 magnets,” AIP Advances 8, 056215 (2018).
  • N. R. Overman, X. Jiang, R. K. Kukkadapu, T. Clark, T.J. Roosendaal, G. Coffey, J.E. Shield and S.N. Mathaudhu, “Physical and electrical properties of melt-spun Fe-Si (3-8 wt.%) soft magnetic ribbons,” Mater. Charact. 136, 212-220 (2018).
  • L. Zhang, M. Wang, X. Yan, Y. Lin and J.E. Shield, “Effect of low-melting point phases on the microstructure and properties of spark plasma sintered and hot deformed Nd-Fe-B alloys,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 452, 483-487 (2018).
  • J. Zhao, Y. Deng, H. Wei, X. Zheng, Z. Yu, Y. Shao, J.E. Shield and J. Huang, “Strained hybrid perovskite thin films and their impact on the intrinsic stability of perovskite solar cells,” Science Advances 3, eaao5616 (2017).
  • E. Peng, R. Bell, C.A. Zuhlke, M.Y. Wang, D.R. Alexander, G. Gogos and J.E. Shield, “Growth mechanisms of multiscale, mound-like surface structures on titanium by femtosecond laser processing,” J. Appl. Phys. 122, 133108 (2017).
  • X. Chen, X. Zhang, M.A. Koten, H. Chen. Z. Xiao, L. Zhang, J.E. Shield, P.A. Dowben and X. Hong, “Interfacial charge engineering in ferroelectric-controlled Mott transistors,” Advanced Materials 29, 1701385 (2017).
  • R. Skomski, L. Ke, M.J. Kramer, I.E. Anderson, C.Z. Wang, W.Y. Zhang, J.E. Shield and D. J. Sellmyer, “Cooperative and noncooperative magnetization reversal in alnicos,” AIP Advances 7, 056222 (2017).
  • A.T. Tsubaki, M.A. Koten, M.J. Lucis, C.A. Zuhlke, N.A. Ianno, J.E. Shield and D.A. Alexander, “Formation of aggregated nanoparticle spheres through femtosecond laser surface processing,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 419, 778-787 (2017).
  • E. Peng, A. Tsubaki, C.A. Zuhlke, M. Wang, R. Bell, M.J. Lucis, T.P. Anderson, D.R. Alexander, G. Gogos and J.E. Shield, “Micro/Nanostructures formation by femtosecond laser surface processing on amorphous and polycrystalline Ni60Nb40,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 396, 1170-1176 (2017).