Jennifer Zirnheld

Maxwell Technologies Inc. Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Insulation Coordination; Energy Systems; Mobility Platforms; Nano-Dielectrics

Contact Information

213 Davis Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260 

Phone: (716) 645-1033

Email: zirnheld@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Shoshanna N. Zucker, Jennifer Zirnheld, Archis Bagati, Thomas M. DiSanto, Benjamin DesSoye, Joseph Wawrzyniak, Kasra Etemadi, Mikhail Nikiforov and Ronald Berezney, “Preferential induction of apoptotic cell death in melanoma cells as compared with normal keratinocytes using a non-thermal plasma torch”. Cancer Biology & Therapy 13:13, 1–8; November 2012. (Pageviews: 813)

 Muffoletto, D. P.; Disanto, T.M.; Upia, A.; Burke, K. M.; Zirnheld, J.L., “Examination of Initial Strike and Re-strike Modes in Exploding Metallized Films,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Special Issue Images in Plasma Science, vol. 39, Issue: 11, Part: 1, pp. 2426-2427. November 2011. (Downloads: 42)

 Disanto, T.M.; Muffoletto, D. P.; Upia, A.; Burke, K. M.; Zirnheld, J.L., “Non-Thermal Plasma Torch Surface Attachment in Fluidic Environments,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Special Issue Images in Plasma Science, vol. 39, Issue: 11, Part: 1, pp. 2372-2373, November 2011. (Downloads: 45)

 Disanto, T.M.; Olabisi, S; Muffoletto, D. P.; Burke, K. M.; Moore, H. L.; Singh, H.; Zirnheld, J.L., “Temporal Analysis of Exploding Film Burst Phenomenon,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 39, Issue: 1, Part: 2, pp. 603 – 607, January 2011. (Downloads: 112)

J. L. Zirnheld, S. N. Zucker, T. M. DiSanto, R. Berezney, and K. Etemadi, "Nonthermal Plasma Needle: Development and Targeting of Melanoma Cells," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 38, Issue: 4, Part: 4, pp. 948 - 952, January 2010. (*Patent Citation – WO20112167089 A1) (Downloads: 147)

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles:

Daniel Muffoletto, Kevin Burke, Jennifer Zirnheld, “The Effect of Electrode Composition on Partial Discharge Behavior in Dielectric Elastomers”, IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, June 2014, Santa Fe, NM (Pending)

Sharece Blake, Andrea Martinez, Kevin Burke, Jennifer Zirnheld, “Development of a Constant Current Source Under Static and Variable Resistive Loading Conditions”, IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, June 2014, Santa Fe, NM (Pending)

Gokturk Poyrazoglu, Charles Hashem, Kevin Burke, Jennifer Zirnheld, "Integration of Solar Technologies with Distributed Generation Implications into the Electric Distribution System," IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014 (Accepted)

D. Muffoletto, K. Burke, J. Zirnheld,” Anticipating electrical breakdown in dielectric elastomer actuators.” in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 8687, 2013, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2013 [8687-91]

A. Martinez, S. Blake, A. Upia, D. Muffoletto, K. Burke and J. Zirnheld, “Process for Evaluating Effects of Transient Currents in Pulse Initiated Systems”, in Proc. of the 19 IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference 2013, PPPS 2013, San Francisco, Ca, In Press

D. Brim, A. Upia, D. Muffoletto, K. Burke, and J. Zirnheld, “High Power Ceramic Resistors Square Wave Pulse and Impulse Testing”, in Proc. of the 19 IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference 2013, PPPS 2013, San Francisco, Ca, In Press

D. Muffoletto, K. Burke, J. Zirnheld, “Partial Discharge Monitoring in Dielectric Elastomer Actuators “, in Proc. of the 19 IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference 2013, PPPS 2013, San Francisco, Ca., In Press

G. Poyrazoglu, J.Zirnheld, K. Burke “Determination of appropriate target audience for distributed solar generation among US Residential and commercial customers”, in Proc. of IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems and Applications, PESA 2012, pp. 138-145, 2012.

M. Canty, J. Ulrich, D. Brim, D. Muffoletto, J.Zirnheld, W. Glodzik, E. Althoff “Repetitive Pulse Testing and Modeling of a High Power Ceramic Resistor” in Proc. 30th IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, June 2012, San Diego, Ca., pp. 787-790

D. Muffoletto, K. Burke, J. Zirnheld, “Partial discharge analysis of prestretched and unstrectched acrylic elastomers for Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (DEA),” in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 8340, 2012, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), [8340-70}

M. Muffoletto, A. Upia, T. DiSanto, D. Muffoletto, K. Burke, J. Zirnheld, H. Moore, Jr., H. Singh and P. Haney, “Effects Of Inductance On The Metallization Removal Of Exploding Films,” in Proc. 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, June 2011, Chicago, Il., pp. 446-448.

D. Muffoletto, M. Canty, J. Ulrich, D. Brim, T. DiSanto, K. Burke, E. Althoff, B. Glodzik, J. Zirnheld, “Thermodynamic Modeling With Experimental Validation Of The Pulsed And Periodic Operation Of A High Power Resistor,” in Proc. 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, June 2011, Chicago, Il., pp. 239-244.

A. Caulcrick, S. Olabisi, J.Zirnheld, H. Moore, H. Singh., “Geometrical Effects on Hold-off Voltage on Polystyrene Insulators,” in Proc. 29th IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, May 2010, Atlanta, Ga, pp. 443-448.

D. Muffoletto, C. Mandris, S. Olabisi, K. Burke, H. Moore, H. Singh, J. Zirnheld. “Design and Analysis of a Smart Power Management System for UltraCapacitor Powered Robotic Platform” in Proc. 29th IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, May 2010, Atlanta, Ga, pp. 643-646.