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Laura Bruckman

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Develops predictive lifetime models for materials degradation related to stress conditions and induced degradation mechanisms evaluated by quantitative spectroscopic characterization of materials
Office: 500A White
Phone Number: (216) 368-0135

Research Interests

Lifetime and degradation science of long-lived systems Quantitative spectroscopic characterization of materials Statistical analytics and data science Predictive modeling

Teaching Interests

Data science, data ethics, data visualization

Professional Leadership and Service

Friday, January 1, 2016 - PRESENT, Member IEEE

Patents Received

2014, "Classification Using Multivariate Optical Computing," US8902423 B2, Laura Bruckman.

Publications

Abbasi, K., Smith, H., Hoffman, M., Farghadany, E., Bruckman, L., & Sehirlioglu, A. (2021). Dimensional Stacking for Machine Learning in ToF-SIMS Analysis of Heterostructures. ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, 8 (3).
Kempe, M., Morse, J., Eafanti, J., Julien, S., Wan, K., Bruckman, L., ... French, R. H. (2021). Measurement of crack length in width tapered beam experiments. JOURNAL OF ADHESION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 35 (4), 357-374.
Schneller, E., Frota, R., Iqbal, N., Colvin, D., Davis, K., Curran, A., ... French, R. H. (2020). Spatially resolved characterization of optical and recombination losses for different industrial silicon solar cell architectures. International Journal of Modern Physics B, ().
Lyu, Y., Fairbrother, A., Gong, M., Kim, J., Gu, X., Kempe, M., ... Boyce, K. (2020). Impact of environmental variables on the degradation of photovoltaic components and perspectives for the reliability assessment methodology. Solar Energy, 199 (), 425-436.
Longacre, A., Martin, M., Moran, T., Kolosov, O., Schneller, E., Curran, A., ... French, R. H. (2020). Direct nanoscale mapping of open circuit voltages at local back surface fields for PERC solar cells. Journal of Materials Science, ().
Julien, S., Kempe, M., Eafanti, J., Morse, J., Wang, Y., Fairbrother, A., ... French, R. H. (2020). Characterizing photovoltaic backsheet adhesion degradation using the wedge and single cantilever beam tests, Part I: Field Modules. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 215 ().
Julien, S., Kempe, M., Eafanti, J., Morse, J., Wang, Y., Fairbrother, A., ... French, R. H. (2020). Characterizing photovoltaic backsheet adhesion degradation using the wedge and single cantilever beam tests, Part II: Accelerated tests. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 211 ().
Lyu, Y., Fairbrother, A., Gong, M., Kim, J., Gu, X., Kempe, M., ... French, R. H. (2020). Impact of environmental variables on the degradation of photovoltaic components and perspectives for the reliability assessment methodology. SOLAR ENERGY, 199 (), 425-436.
French, R. H., & Bruckman, L. (2020). Learnings from developing an applied data science curricula for undergraduate and graduate students. MRS ADVANCES, 5 (7), 347-353.
Longacre, A., Martin, M., Moran, T., Kolosov, O., Schneller, E., Curran, A., ... French, R. H. (2020). Direct nanoscale mapping of open circuit voltages at local back surface fields for PERC solar cells. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 55 (25), 11501-11511.
Romanov, V., Krishnamurthy, N., Verma, A., Bruckman, L., French, R. H., Carter, J. W., ... Hawk, J. (2019). Materials Data Analytics for 9\% Cr Family Steel. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, (), 23.
French, R. H., Heo, Y., Carter, J. W., Bruckman, L., & Advincula, R. C. (2019). LIFE2018 - Thoughts on Data Science from Case Western Reserve University. Exploration Insights, (Dec. 2018, Jan. 2019), 32-36.
Gok, A., Gordon, D., Burns, D., Fowler, S., French, R. H., & Bruckman, L. (2019). Reciprocity and Spectral Effects of the Degradation of Poly(Ethylene-Terephthalate) Under Accelerated Weathering Exposures. J. APPL. POLYM. SCI., (), 9.
Gok, A., Fagerholm, C., French, R. H., & Bruckman, L. (2019). Temporal evolution and pathway models of poly(ethylene-terephthalate) degradation under multi-factor accelerated weathering exposures. PLOS ONE, 14 (2).
Zhang, B., Grant, J., Bruckman, L., Wodo, O., & Rai, R. (2019). Degradation Mechanism Detection in Photovoltaic Backsheets by Fully Convolutional Neural Network. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9 ().
Wang, Y., Huang, W., Fairbrother, A., Fridman, L., Curran, A., Wheeler, N., ... French, R. H. (2019). Generalized Spatio-Temporal Model of Backsheet Degradation From Field Surveys of Photovoltaic Modules. IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, 9 (5), 1374-1381.
Verma, A., Huang, W., Hawk, J., Bruckman, L., French, R. H., Romanov, V., ... Carter, Jennifer L. W. (2019). Screening of heritage data for improving toughness of creep-resistant martensitic steels. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 763 ().
Verma, A., Hawk, J., Bruckman, L., Romanov, V., Carter, Jennifer L. W., & French, R. H. (2019). Mapping Multivariate Influence of Alloying Elements on Creep Behavior for Design of New Martensitic Steels. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 50A (7), 3106-3120.
Bruckman, L. (2019). Transformative Opportunities from Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Applied to Photovoltaics. ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY INTERFACE, 28 (1), 57-61.
Klinke, A., Gok, A., Ifeanyi, S., & Bruckman, L. (2018). A non-destructive method for crack quantification in photovoltaic backsheets under accelerated and real-world exposures. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 153 (), 244-254.
Fairbrother, A., Boyd, M., Lyu, Y., Avenet, J., Illich, P., Wang, Y., ... Gu, X. (2018). Differential degradation patterns of photovoltaic backsheets at the array level. Solar Energy, 163 (), 62-69.
Gordon, D., Huang, W., Burns, D., French, R. H., & Bruckman, L. (2018). Multivariate multiple regression models of poly(ethylene-terephthalate) film degradation under outdoor and multi-stressor accelerated weathering exposures. PLOS ONE, 13 (12).
Hu, Y., Gunapati, V., Zhao, P., Gordon, D., Wheeler, N., Hossain, M., ... French, R. H. (2017). A Nonrelational Data Warehouse for the Analysis of Field and Laboratory Data From Multiple Heterogeneous Photovoltaic Test Sites. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7 (1), 230–236.
Podgornik, R., Peshek, T., Bruckman, L., Xu, Y., Wheeler, N., Gok, A., ... Zhang, G. (2015). Degradation science: Mesoscopic evolution and temporal analytics of photovoltaic energy materials. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, ().
French, R. H., Podgornik, R., Peshek, T., Bruckman, L., Xu, Y., Wheeler, N., ... Others (2015). Degradation science: Mesoscopic evolution and temporal analytics of photovoltaic energy materials. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 19 (4), 212--226.
Sleiman, M., Chen, S., Gilbert, H., Kirchstetter, T., Berdahl, P., Bibian, E., ... Destaillats, H. (2015). Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance - Part III: Inter laboratory study of an accelerated aging method for roofing materials. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 143 (), 581-590.
Peshek, T., Bruckman, L., Schuetz, M., & French, R. H. (2015). Design Considerations and Measured Performance of Nontracked Mirror-Augmented Photovoltaics. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, PP (99), 1–9.
Pearl, M., Swanstrom, J., Bruckman, L., Richardson, T., Shaw, T., Sosik, H., ... Myrick, M. (2013). Taxonomic classification of phytoplankton with multivariate optical computing, part III. Applied spectroscopy, 67 (6), 640--647.
Bruckman, L., Wheeler, N., Ma, J., Wang, E., Wang, C., Bayachou, M., ... French, R. H. (2013). Statistical and domain analytics applied to PV module lifetime and degradation science. Access, IEEE, 1 (), 384–403.
Murray, M., & Bruckman, L. (2012). Photodegradation in a stress and response framework: poly (methyl methacrylate) for solar mirrors and lens. Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2 (1), 022004.
Murray, M., Bruckman, L., Gordon, D., Richardson, S., Reinbolt, G., Schuetz, M., ... French, R. H. (2012). Degradation of back surface acrylic mirrors for low concentration and mirror-augmented photovoltaics. , (), 847205–847205.
Murray, M., Bruckman, L., & French, R. H. (2012). Photodegradation in a stress and response framework: poly (methyl methacrylate) for solar mirrors and lens. Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2 (1), 022004–022004.