Sam Kassegne, PhD, PE
Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
San Diego State
University, San Diego, CA 92182
kassegne|at|mail|dot|sdsu|dot|edu, Tel: (760)-402-716

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Refereed Journal Publications
  1. Vahidi, N., Hirabayashi, M., Mehta, B, Khosla, A., and Kassegne, S., "Bionanoelectronics Platform with DNA Molecular Wires Attached to High Aspect-Ratio 3D Metal Microelectrodes'', ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 3 (3), Q29-Q36 2014.
  2. Kassegne, S., Khosla, A., Patel, D., Paramesh, N., Harwood, N., Arya, B., "Coriolis Force for Facilitating DNA Molecular Migration and Hybridization in Compact Disk Microfuidic Platforms", Journal of Microsystem Technologies, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00542-014-2087-x, 2014.
  3. Hirabayashi, M., Mehta, B, Vahidi, N, Khosla, A., and Kassegne, S., "Functionalization and Characterization of Pyrolyzed Polymer Based Carbon Microstructures for Bionanoelectronics Platform'', JMM (Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering), 23 (11), 115001, 2013.
  4. A El-Desouky, SK Kassegne, KS Moon, J McKittrick, K Morsi, "Rapid Processing & Characterization of Micro-Scale Functionally Graded Porous Materials", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2013.
  5. AE Desouky, KS Moon, SK Kassegne, K Morsi, "Green Compact Temperature Evolution during Current-Activated Tip-Based Sintering (CATS) of Nickel", Metals 3 (2), 178-187, 2013.
  6. A Numula, S Kassegne, KS Moon, A El-Desouky, K Morsi, "Reactive Current-Activated Tip-Based Sintering of Ni-Al Intermetallics", Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 1-8, 2013.
  7. S Kassegne, K Moon, P Martín-Ramos, M Majzoub, G Ozturk, K Desai, M Parikh, "Organic MEMS/NEMS-based high-efficiency 3D ITO-less flexible photovoltaic cells", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 22 (11), 115015, 2012.
  8. M Hirabayashi, B Mehta, S Kassegne, A Khosla, "Functionalization of Pyrolyzed Carbon Structures for Bio-nano-electronics Platforms", ECS Trans. 2013 50(12): 325-331, 2012.
  9. J Waynelovich, A Seperi, B Mehta, S Kassegne, A Khosla, "Low cost UV laser direct write photolithography system for rapid prototyping of microsystems", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 3990-3990, 2012.
  10. A Khatri, S Kassegne, A Khosla,"Characterization and Process Optimization of UV Patternable Electrically Conducting SU-8 Silver Nanocomposite Polymer", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 4007-4007, 2012.
  11. C Patel, S Kassegne, A Khosla, "Micropatternable, Electrically Conducting Polyaniline Photoresist Blends for MEMS Applications", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 4009-4009, 2012.
  12. KS Moon, K Morsi, SK Kassegne, A Sepehri, T Murray, "Mechanical vibration induced electro-spinning of polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF)", Proceedings of SPIE 8342, 834227, 2012.
  13. M Patel, KS Moon, SK Kassegne, K Morsi, "Effects of current intensity and cumulative exposure time on the localized current-activated sintering of titanium nickelides", Journal of materials science 46 (20), 6690-6699, 2011.
  14. KS Moon, SK Kassegne, K Morsi, "Organic Photovoltaic Cell and Light Emitting Diode with an Array of 3-Dimensionally Fabricated Electrodes", EP Patent 2,342,756, 2011.
  15. KS Moon, M Patel, K Morsi, SK Kassegne, "Fabrication of TiNi shape memory alloy thin films by current activated tip-based sintering (CATS)", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials", Nondestructive Evaluation and Health, 2011.
  16. S Kinde Kassegne, S Engeda, A Kebede, E Tessema, "Technical Notes: Notes and Proposed Guidelines on Updated Seismic Codes in Ethiopia-Implication for Large-Scale Infrastructures", Zede Journal 28, 91-110, 2011. (download).
  17. M Frank, KS Moon, S Kassegne, "A PMMA coated PMN-PT single crystal resonator for sensing chemical agents", Smart Materials and Structures 19 (3), 035015, 2010.
  18. Kassegne, S.K., Arya, B., Yadav, N., 2009. "Numerical Modeling of the Effect of Histidine Protonation on DNA Hybridization and pH Distribution in Electronically Active Microarrays," Journal of Sensors and Actuators, Part B. Chemical, Elsevier Science B.V. (download).
  19. Chun, K.S. Wondimu, B., Kassegne, S.K., 2009. "Hybrid/Mixed Assumed Stress Element for Anisotropic Laminated Elliptical and Parabolic Shells," Journal of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Volume 45, pp 766-781, 2009. (download).
  20. Morsi, K., Moon, K.S., Kassegne, S., Ugle, R., and Villar, E. 2009. "Novel current-activated tip-based sintering (CATS): Localization of spark plasma sintering", Scripta Materialia, Volume 60, Issue 9, Pages 745-748, 2009.
  21. Chang, S., Moon, K.S., Kassegne, S., Morsi, K., Lee, S., 2009. "Monolithic Compliant Mechanism for Nanoindentation", J. Mechatronics, Elsevier.
  22. Kassegne, S.K., Assefa, A., Denko, M., 2009, "Impact of Non-Latin Script Based Text Messaging on Commodity Price Information Systems in Emerging Markets", (Invited Article), International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE), Special Issue on Emerging Wireless Communications and Networking Technologies for Developing Countries. Abstract.
  23. Zhou, L., Sharma, S., Kassegne, S., 2008. "Reconfigurable Microstrip Rectangular Loop Antennas Using RF MEMS Switches", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp 252-256.
  24. Nguyen, B. and Kassegne, S.K., 2008, "High-Current Density DC Magenetohydrodynamics (MHD) Micropump with Bubble Isolation and Release System", Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Springer-Verlag, 1613-1623. (download).
  25. Chun, K.S., Kassegne, S.K., Park, W-T., 2008, "Static assessment of quadratic hybrid plane element using non-conforming displacement modes and modified shape functions," Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 29, No. 6, 643-658. (download).
  26. Lemma, F, Denko, M.K. Tan, J., Kassegne, S.K, 2008, "Envisioning a National E-Medicine Network Architecture in a Developing Country: A Case Study," Int. J. of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 3 (1), pp 44-62, Jan-Mar 2008. (download).
  27. Patel, V. and Kassegne, S.K., 2007, "Electroosmosis and Thermal Effects in Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Micropumps using 3D MHD Equations", Journal of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 42-52, Elsevier Science B.V. (download).
  28. Kassegne, S., ·2007, "Development of a closed-form 3-D RBS beam finite element and associated case studies", Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Volume 29, Issue 7, Pages 1580-1595. (download).
  29. Kassegne, S.K.., "Proposed Considerations for Revision of EBCS-8:1995 for Conservative Seismic Zoning and Stringent Requirements for Torsionally Irregular Buildings"·, Published by EACE· Zede Research Journal, 2006. (download).
  30. Chun, K.S. and Kassegne, S.K., "Low-velocity Impact Dynamic Behavior of Laminated Composite Nonprismatic Folded Plate Structures'", ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Volume 131, Issue 7, Pp. 768-688, July 2005.
  31. Chun, K.S., Kassegne, S.K., "A new efficient 8-node serendipity element with explicit and assumed strains formulations", International Journal of Computational Mechanics, Issue 6(4), September 2005.
  32. Hailu, D.A., Zakaria, A., Kassegne, S.K. "Multi-Point Constraint and Mixed element based approach for RBS and panel zone modeling", EACE Journal, September 2004. (download).
  33. Kassegne, S.K., Reese, H., Hodko, D., Yang, JM., Sarkar, K., Smolko, S., Swanson, P., Raymond, D., Heller, M.J., and Madou, M.J., 2003, "Numerical Modeling of Transport and Accumulation of DNA on Electronically Active Biochips," Journal of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 94, 81·98, Elsevier Science B.V. (download).
  34. Ying, H., Yang, JM., Hopkins, P., Kassegne, S.K., Marcus, T., Foster, A., and Howard, H., 2003. "Separation of Simulants of Biological Warfare Agents from Blood by a Miniaturized Dielectrophoresis Device," Journal of Biomedical Microdevices (BMMD), Vol. 5, 217-225.  (Link).
  35. Kassegne, S.K., Reese, H., Swanson, P., Sarkar, K, and Madou, M.J. 2002. "A Micro Electro-Optical DNA Array Sensor," Full Paper Published in the Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 17-21. (download).
  36. Kassegne, S.K., Zoval, J., Maher, B., Whitten, R., and Madou, M.J., "Design Issues in SOI-Based High-Sensitivity Piezoresistive Cantilever Devices," Full Paper Published in the Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 17-21, 2002. (download).
  37. Kassegne, S.K. and Reddy, J.N., "Local Behavior of Discretely Stiffened Composite Plates and Cylindrical Shells," Composite Structures 41, pp. 13-26, 1998. (download).
  38. Kassegne, S.K. and Reddy, J.N., "A Layerwise Shell Stiffener and Stand-Alone Curved Beam Element", Asn. Journal of Structural Engineering, Volume 2, Nos. 1 and 2, pp 1-14, 1997. (download).
  39. Kassegne, S.K., Buriek, L., and Miller, A., "Second Order Analysis of Building and Industrial Structures," Structural Engineer, London, UK. February 2001.
  40. Kassegne, S.K., Wasti, T., "Analysis of Box Girders by the Nodal Section Method," METU Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 22, No 1, pp. 33-59, 1989. (download).

Book Chapters

  1. Kassegne, S.K. and Arya, B., "Genomics and DNA Microarrays", 2009. Invited Review Article, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook", Accepted. Mitra, S.K., and Chakraborty, S. (editors), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.
  2. Nguyen, B. and Kassegne, S.K., ·"DNA Microarrays"·, 2008. Invited Review Article, Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Dongqing Li (editor), Springer-veritag.
  3. Wong, S. and Kassegne, S.K., ·"Protein Microarrays"·, 2008. Invited Review Article, Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics.Dongqing Li (editor), Springer-veritag.

Selected Conference Proceedings

1. Kassegne, S.K., Hirabayashi, M., Romero, M., "Coupled Electrical and Neurotransmitters Signal Sensing and Stimulations using Carbon Multi-Site Electrode Array," Symposium J: Materials for Neural Interfaces, MRS Fall 2013 Meet, Boston, MA, December, 2013.2. Hirabayashi, M., Mehta, B., Kassegne, S., and Khosla, A., 'Electrochemical Characterization of DNA Attachment on Graphitic Carbon Microelectrodes for Bionanoelectroics Platforms', 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.
3. Vahidi, N.W., McDowell, T., and Kassegne, S., 'Carbon-MEMS Based Multi-Site Electrode Array Fabric for Neural Sensing and Recording', 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.
4. Khosla, A., Hirabayashi, M., Kassegne, S., and Silvestro, M., 'Fabrication and Application of World's Smallest Polymer Bonded Permanent Rare Earth Micro-magnets for MEMS/NEMS Devices', 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.
5. Waynelovich, J., Seperi, A., Mehta, B., Kassegne, S., and Khosla, A., "Low Cost UV Laser Direct Write Photolithography System for Rapid Prototyping of Microsystems", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 3990-3990, Hawaii, HI, 2012.
6. Khatri, A., Kassegne, S., Khosla, A., "Characterization and Process Optimization of UV Patternable Electrically Conducting SU-8 Silver Nanocomposite Polymer", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 4007-4007, Hawaii, HI, 2012.
7. Patel, C., Kassegne, S., Khosla, A., "Micropatternable, Electrically Conducting Polyaniline Photoresist Blends for MEMS Applications", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 4009-4009, Hawaii, HI, 2012.
8. Hirabayashi, M., Mehta, B., Kassegne, S., Khosla, A., "Functionalization of Pyrolyzed Carbon Structures for Bio-nano-electronics Platforms", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 3879-3879, Hawaii, HI, 2012.
9. Moon, K., Morsi, K., Kassegne, S., Sepehri, A., and Murray, T., "Mechanical Vibration Induced Electro-spinning of Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF)", Proceedings of SPIE 8342, 834227, 2012.
10. Moon, K., Patel, M., Morsi, K., Kassegne, S., "Fabrication of TiNi shape memory alloy thin films by current activated tip-based sintering (CATS)", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health. 2010.
11. Morsi, K., Moon, K., Kassegne, S., Ugle, R., Patel, M., "Novel Current Activated Tip-based Sintering (CATS) of Advanced Materials", 2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Proceedings Title: EPD Congress: Materials Processing Fundamentals, 2010.
12. Kassegne, S.K., Wondimu, B., Mazjoub, M., and Shin, J., "High-Efficiency Microarray of 3-D Carbon MEMS Electrodes for Pathogen Detection Systems", SPIE-ISOT Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, November 2008.
13. Frank, M., Nguyen, T.T., Makau, F.M., Moon, K.S., Kassegne, S.K., "PMN-PT Single Crystal Resonators for Sensing Acetone Vapors", SPIE-ISOT Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, November 2008.
14. Moon, K, Kassegne, S., Morsi, K., Yi, J., Beyene, A., "Low-cost Polymeric and Carbon-based Photovoltaic cells for Clean Energy Applications", The 5th International Congress of Nano-Bio Clean Tech, San Francisco, CA, October, 2008.
15. Kassegne, S.K., Kidane, T., Assefa, A., Denko, M., "Mobile Text and Instant Messaging Solutions in Non-Latin Scripts for Commodity Price Information Management in Emerging Markets", 2nd IFIP International Symposium on Wireless Communications and Information Technology in Developing Countries, Pretoria, South Africa, October, 2008.
16. Kassegne, S., "Lessons from Virtual Supervision of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Students - Case of Addis Ababa Ababa University", 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October 28 - 31, 2006.
17. Lemma, F, Denko, M.K. and Kassegne, S.K, "Hierarchical Model Based LAN Architecture & VSAT-based WAN for a National Telemedicine Network in a Developing Country", Proceedings of WCIT 2006, held in conjunction with WCC 2006, Santiago, Chile, August 2006.
18. Wang, C., Taherabadi, L., Jia, G., Kassegne, S., Zoval, J., and Madou, M., "Carbon-MEMS Architecture for 3D Microbatteries", Proceedings of SPIE-Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France, April 2004.
19. Kassegne, S., Abebe, S., Seoum, T., Atnafu, S., "Ethiopic Keyboard Mapping and Predictive Text Inputting Algorithm in a Wireless Environment", ITEs-2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2004.
20. Kassegne, S.K. and Sarkar, K., "Challenges in Computational Modeling of Gel Permeation Layers in BioMEMS Devices", Proceedings of the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAM CSE03), San Diego, CA, February 10-13, 2003.
21. Kassegne, S.K., "Issues in Seismic Zoning and Proposed Reconsiderations in Seismic Building Codes in ET", Proceedings of the Joint EACE-AAU International Conference on Computational Mechanics, Structures and Earthquake Engineering (ICCMSE-2003), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 9-10, 2003.
22. Hailu, D., Zekaria, A., Kassegne, S.K., "A New Efficient Multiple-Node Constraint Approach for FEA Analysis of Radius-Cut RBS Moment Frames in Highly Seismic Areas", Proceedings of the Joint EACE-AAU International Conference on Computational Mechanics, Structures and Earthquake Engineering (ICCMSE-2003), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 9-10, 2003.
23. Kassegne, S.K., Reese, H., Swanson, P., Sarkar, K, and Madou, M.J., "A Micro Electro-Optical DNA Array Sensor", Full Paper Published in the Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 17-21, 2002.
24. Kassegne, S.K., Zoval, J., Maher, B., Whitten, R., and Madou, M.J., "Design Issues in SOI-Based High-Sensitivity Piezoresistive Cantilever Devices", Full Paper Published in the Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 17-21, 2002.
25. Sarkar, K, Kassegne, S.K., and Madou, M.J., "Characterization of Porous Membrane Elements in Microfluidics Devices", 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 23-28, 2002.
26. Kassegne, S.K., Buriek, L., and Miller, A., "Second Order Analysis of Building and Industrial Structures", Structural Engineer, London, UK. February 2001.
27. Kassegne, S.K. and Quarshie, S., "Architecturing Multiphysics FEA/BEA Simulation Software: A Case of Micro Devices Simulation", Proceedings of the Sixth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dearborn, Michigan, August 2001.
28. Kassegne, S.K. and Quarshie, S., "Object-Oriented Interactive Optimization Tool for Analysis and Design of Plates and Shells", Proceedings of Fifth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Denver, Colorado, August 1999.
29. Kassegne, S.K., "Second Order Effects in Building Structures with Partial and Multiple Diaphragms", Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, 1998.
30. Kassegne, S.K. and Donnadieu, A., "Seismic Analysis of Buildings using the RAM Structural System", Presented at the Mexican Society of Seismic Engineering Meet in Mexico City, Mexico, April 22, 1998.
31. Kassegne, S.K. and Somanath, N., "Analysis of Plates and Shells with Cut-outs Using Layerwise Theory", 34th Conference of Structures, Dynamics and Materials (SDM), La Jolla, California, 1993.
32. Kassegne, S.K. and Reddy, J.N., "Analysis of Discretely Stiffened Laminated Cylindrical Shells", Proceedings of MEET'N'93, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1993.


Selected Thesis @
SDSU
1. Alex Teeter - Analytical framework for competing physics in nano-dielectrophoresis applications in the life sciences and molecular manipulations. March 2006. (download). 2. Sahil Patel - A novel cell lysing system for pathogen detection and removal applications · July 2006. (download).

3. Lei Zhou - RF MEMS DC Contact Switches for Reconfigurable Antennas - December 2006. (download). 4. Zaid Kamal Karim · Tunable Multi-Axes MEMS Accelerometers: Design and Microfabrication · December 2006. (download).

5. Vaibhav Patel - Electroosmosis and Thermal Effects in Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Micropumps using 3D MHD Equations. March 2007. (download). 6. Steven Wong - The Packaging, Design, and Experimental Evaluation of a MEMS Electrophoretic System. May 2007. (download).
7. Bao Nguyen - High-Current Density DC Magenetohydrodynamics (MHD) Micropump with Bubble Isolation and Release System. December 2007.
8. Saravana Pitchaikani - A Novel High Sensitive PMN-PT Based Food-borne Pathogen Detection System. December 2007.
9. Phoebe Shin - High-Efficiency Microarray of 3-D Carbon MEMS Electrodes for Pathogen Detection Systems. January 2008.
10. Berhanu Kebede Wondimu - Investigation of High-Frequnecy Wide Pass-band Tunable MEMS Accelerometer. November 2008. (download).
 
11. Mike Frank - High Sensitivity MEMS Biochemical Sensor Using PMN-PT. February 2009. (download).
 

Thesis @ AAU
1. Fikreyohannes Lemma - Design of Architecture and Implementation Issues for a Terrestrial & VSAT based National Telemedicine Network, August 2004. (download).
2. Shiferaw Abebe Mamo - Unicode-based wireless java application for SMS (Short Messaging Service) in a multi-language/script Environment using J2ME., October 2004.
3. Dawit Alemayehu Hailu - Modeling RBS moment connections and panel zone behavior through MPC & Mixed element based approach, February 2004. (download).


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