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Brian Mazzeo

Professor
Faculty

Office: 450E EB

Biography

Dr. Mazzeo was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He saw his first snowfall as a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then spent two years in Santa Cruz, Bolivia as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has worked at Motorola, the MIT Media Laboratory, and Milliken Research Corporation. At MIT, his undergraduate research with Professor Akintunde Akinwande focused on the modelling of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors. He graduated from MIT with a BS in electrical engineering. After MIT, Mazzeo headed to Cambridge University in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship. Mazzeo worked with Andrew Flewitt on thin-film transistor device modeling before focusing on real-time electrical measurements of biological species in solution, the area of research for which he received his PhD. He joined the faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University in September, 2008. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2019.

Publications

  • Vogel, John, Forouzan, Mehdi, Hardy, Emilee, Crawford, Sean, Wheeler, Dean Richard, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (20 February 2019). Electrode microstructure controls localized electronic impedance in Li-ion batteries. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Electrochimica Acta, . 297 , 820-825. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.204
  • Pouraghajan, Fezzeh, Knight, Hannah, Wray, Michael, Mazzeo, Brian A, Subbaraman, R., Christensen, J., & Wheeler, Dean Richard. (22 August 2018). Quantifying tortuosity of porous Li-ion battery electrodes: comparing polarization-interrupt and blocking-electrolyte methods. Journal Article, Academic Journal. J. Electrochem. Soc., . 165 , A2644-A2653. doi:10.1149/2.0611811jes
  • Forouzan, Mehdi, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Wheeler, Dean Richard. (11 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018). Modeling the effects of electrode microstructural heterogeneities on Li-ion battery performance and lifetime. Journal Article, Academic Journal. J. Electrochem. Soc., . 165 , A2127-A2144. doi:10.1149/2.1281809jes
  • Guthrie, William S, Baxter, J. S., & Mazzeo, Brian A. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018). Vertical Electrical Impedance Testing of a Concrete Bridge Deck Using a Rolling Probe. Journal Article, Academic Journal. NDT&E International, . 95 , 65-71.
  • Dallon, Katy, Yao, Jing, Wheeler, Dean Richard, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (2 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018). Characterization of mechanical properties of battery electrode films from acoustic resonance measurements. Journal Contribution, Nonfiction. J. Applied Physics, . 123 , 135102. doi:10.1063/1.5021809
  • Dallon, Katy, Yao, Jing, Wheeler, Dean Richard, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018). Determination of mechanical properties of battery films from acoustic resonances. Conference Proceedings. 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, AIP Conference Proceedings, . 1949 , 040009.
  • Hardy, Emilee, Clement, Derek, Vogel, John, Wheeler, Dean Richard, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018). Flexible probe for measuring local conductivity variations in Li-ion electrode films. Database. 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, AIP Conference Proceedings, . 1949 , 040002.
  • Guthrie, William S, Waters, T., Baxter, J. S., Hendricks, L., & Mazzeo, Brian A. (December 2017). Acoustic Impact-Echo Testing and Vertical Electrical Impedance Testing for Guiding Condition Assessment of Multi-Span Concrete Bridge Decks: Application to Utah’s Longest Bridge. Research Report. Utah Department of Transportation.
  • Hendricks, L., Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (No date available). Implementing Statistical Analysis in Multi-Channel Acoustic Impact-Echo Testing of Concrete Bridge Decks: Determining Thresholds for Delamination Detection. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , American Institute of Physics.
  • Baxter, J. S., Guthrie, William S, Waters, T., Barton, J. D., & Mazzeo, Brian A. (No date available). Vertical Electrical Impedance Evaluation of Asphalt Overlays on Concrete Bridge Decks. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , American Institute of Physics .
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, & Guthrie, William S. (No date available). Algorithms for Highway-Speed Acoustic Impact-Echo Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Decks. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , American Institute of Physics.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Larsen, J., McElderry, J., & Guthrie, William S. (February 2017). Rapid Multichannel Impact-Echo Scanning of Concrete Bridge Decks from a Continuously Moving Platform. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, American Institute of Physics.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Baxter, J., Barton, J., & Guthrie, William S. (February 2017). Vertical Impedance Measurements of Concrete Bridge Deck Cover Condition without a Direct Electrical Connection to the Reinforcing Steel. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, American Institute of Physics.
  • Rice, Michael, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (May 2016). Bit Error Rate Comparison Statistics and Hypothesis Tests for Inverse Sapling (Negative Binomial) Experiments. Journal Article, Academic Journal. IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. 64 (5) , 2192--2203.
  • Forouzan, Mehdi M, Chao, Chien-Wei, Bustamante, Danilo, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Wheeler, Dean Richard. (30 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016). Experiment and simulation of the fabrication process of lithium-ion battery cathodes for determining microstructure and mechanical properties. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier. 312 , 172-183.
  • Tsai, Long-Fang, Gong, Hua, Dallon, Kathryn L, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Nordin, Greg. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016). Light Emission From Electrodes Under Dielectrophoresis Conditions. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, SPIE. 15 (2) , 10. doi:10.1117/1.JMM.15.2.025001
  • Flygare, Joshua D, Riet, Adriaan A, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Wheeler, Dean R. (2015). Mathematical Model of Four-Line Probe to Determine Conductive Properties of Thin-Film Battery Electrodes. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, . 162 (10) , A2136–A2144.
  • Lanterman, Bryson J, Riet, Adriaan A, Gates, Nathaniel S, Flygare, Joshua D, Cutler, Andrew D, Vogel, John E, Wheeler, Dean R, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (2015). Micro-four-line probe to measure electronic conductivity and contact resistance of thin-film battery electrodes. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, . 162 (10) , A2145–A2151.
  • Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015). Vertical Impedance Testing for Condition Assessment of a Concrete Bridge Deck with an Asphalt Overlay System. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers Sixteenth International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Guthrie, William S, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Richins, J.. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015). Rapid Concrete Bridge Deck Condition Assessment: Vertical Impedance and Acoustic Impact-Echo Testing. Newsletter. Research Newsletter, Utah Department of Transportation.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Patil, A. N., Hurd, R. C., Klis, J. M., Truscott, Tadd Trevor, & Guthrie, William S. (September 2014). Air-Coupled Impact-Echo Delamination Detection in Concrete Using Spheres of Ice for Excitation. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, . 33 (3) , 317-326. doi:10.1007/s10921-013-0215-7
  • Guthrie, William S, Flannery, D. L., Baxter, J. S., & Mazzeo, Brian A. (September 2014). Demonstration of Vertical Impedance and Acoustic Impact-Echo Testing for Condition Assessment of a Concrete Bridge Deck with a Concrete Overlay and a Polymer Surface Treatment. Research Report. Utah Department of Transportation.
  • Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (August 2014). Demonstration of Vertical Impedance Testing for Condition Assessment of a Concrete Bridge Deck with an Asphalt Overlay System. Research Report. Utah Department of Transportation.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Truscott, Tadd Trevor, & Guthrie, William S. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014). Signal Processing of Acoustic Impact Response for Reinforced Concrete Testing Using Paintballs and Airsoft Pellets for Excitation. Newsletter. Signal Processing Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Aggarwal, Pankaj, Asthana, Vikas, Lawson, John S, Tolley, Harold Dennis, Wheeler, Dean Richard, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Lee, Milton L. (March 2014). Correlation of chromatographic performance with morphological features of organic polymer monoliths. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Chromatography A, . 1334 , 20-29.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Patil, A. N., Klis, J. M., Hurd, R. C., Truscott, Tadd Trevor, & Guthrie, William S. (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013). Numerical Simulations and Experimental Measurements of Steel and Ice Impacts on Concrete for Acoustic Interrogation of Delaminations in Bridge Decks. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, .
  • Blankenagel, B, Khadka, S, Hawkins, Aaron R, Warnick, Karl Foster, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013). Radio-frequency microfluidic interferometer in printed circuit board process. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, . 55 (7) , 1616-1618.
  • Ness, Stanley J, Anderson, Ryan R, Hu, Weisheng, Richards, Danny C, Oxborrow, Joseph, Gustafson, Timothy, Tsai, Long-Fang, Mazzeo, Brian A, Woolley, Adam T, & Nordin, Greg. (March 2013). Weak Adsorption-Induced Surface Stress for Streptavidin Binding to Biotin Tethered to Silicon Microcantilever Arrays. Journal Article, Academic Journal. IEEE Sensors, IEEE. 13 (3) , 959-968.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, & Busath, Dave D. (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013). From molecular dynamics to fluorescence anisotropy of fluorophores bound to oriented structures. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Computational Physics, Elsevier. 232 (1) , 482-497.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Patil, Anjali N., & Guthrie, William S. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012). Acoustic impact-echo investigation of concrete delaminations using liquid droplet excitation. Journal Article, Academic Journal. NDT & E International, Elsevier. 51 (October) , 41-44.
  • Rice, Michael, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012). On the Superiority of the Negative Binomial Test Over the Binomial Test for Estimating the Bit Error Rate. Journal Article, Academic Journal. IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA. 60 (10) , 2970 - 2981.
  • Mellor, Brett L., Wood, Stephen J., & Mazzeo, Brian A. (September 2012). Quantitation of pH-induced aggregation in binary protein mixtures by dielectric spectroscopy. Journal Article, Academic Journal. The Protein Journal, Springer. 31 (8) , 703-709.
  • Bartholomew, Paul D., Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (August 2012). Vertical impedance measurements on concrete bridge decks for assessing susceptibility of reinforcing steel to corrosion. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics. 83 (8) , 085104.
  • Mazzeo, A. D., Kalb, W. B., Chan, L., Killian, M. G., Bloch, J.-F., Mazzeo, Brian A, & Whitesides, G. M.. (June 2012). Paper-based, Capacitive Touch Pads. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Advanced Materials, Wiley. 24 (21) , 2850-2856.
  • Mellor, Brett L, Cruz Cortes, Efren, Khadka, Shiul, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012). Increased bandwidth for dielectric spectroscopy of proteins through electrode surface preparation. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics. 83 (1) , 015110.
  • Bartholomew, P., Blankenagel, B., Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011). Impedance Spectroscopy of Concrete Cover on Bridge Decks with Reinforcing Steel. Abstract. Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, American Physical Society, College Park, MD, USA.
  • Mellor, Brett L, Khadka, Shiul, Busath, Dave D, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011). Influence of pKa shifts on the calculated dipole moments of proteins. Journal Article, Academic Journal. The Protein Journal, Springer. 30 , 490-498.
  • Giradu-Carrier, Matthieu C, Moon, Kyra, Teng, Eric, Hawkins, Aaron R, Warnick, Karl Foster, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (August 2011). Broadband RF Impedance Spectroscopy in Micromachined Microfluidic Channels. Conference Proceedings. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IEEE.
  • Mellor, Brett L, Kellis, Nathan A, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (August 2011). Dielectric Spectroscopy of Molecular Interactions Based on the Avidin-Biotin Complex. Conference Proceedings. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IEEE.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, & Rice, Michael. (June 2011). On Monte Carlo Simulation of the Bit Error Rate. Conference Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Communications, .
  • Anderson, Ryan R , Hu, Weisheng, Noh, Jong Wook, Dahlquist, William C, Ness, Stanley J, Gustafson, Timothy M, Richards, Danny C, Kim, Seunghyun, Mazzeo, Brian A, Woolley, Adam T, & Nordin, Greg. (June 2011). Transient deflection response in microcantilever array integrated with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidics. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Lab on a Chip, . 11 (12) , 2088-2096.
  • Mellor, Brett L, Kellis, Nathan A, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011). Note: Electrode polarization of Galinstan electrodes for liquid impedance spectroscopy. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics. 82 , 046110.
  • Mellor, Brett L, Cruz Cortes, Efren, Busath, Dave D, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (February 2011). Method for Estimating the Internal Permittivity of Proteins Using Dielectric Spectroscopy. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, American Chemical Society. 115 (10) , 2205-2213.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A. (December 2010). Analytic solutions for capacitance of cylinders near a dielectric interface. Journal Article, Academic Journal. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, IEEE. 17 , 1877-1883.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, Chandra, Satyan, Mellor, Brett L, & Arellano, Jesus. (December 2010). Temperature-stable parallel-plate dielectric cell for broadband liquid impedance measurements. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics. 81 , 125103.
  • Bartholomew, P., Sumsion, E., Guthrie, William S, & Mazzeo, Brian A. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010). Measurement of Steel Corrosion in Concrete by Impedance Spectroscopy. Abstract. Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, American Physical Society, College Park, MD, USA.
  • Hawkins, Aaron R, Shang, Tao, Teng, Eric , Woolley, Adam T, Mazzeo, Brian A, & Schultz, Stephen Marshall. (August 2010). Contactless Conductivity Detection of Smail Ions in a Surface Micro-Machined CE Chip. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Electrophoresis, . (31) , 2596-2601.
  • Shang, Tao, Teng, Eric, Woolley, Adam T, Mazzeo, Brian A, Schultz, Stephen Marshall, & Hawkins, Aaron R. (August 2010). Contactless Conductivity Detection of Small Ions in Surface Micro-Machined CE Chip. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Electrophoresis, . 31 (15) , 2596-2601.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A. (May 2009). Parasitic capacitance influence of potential-sensing electrodes on four-electrode liquid impedance measurements. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics. 105 , 094106.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, & Flewitt, Andrew J.. (November 2007). Two- and four-electrode, wide-bandwidth, dielectric spectrometer for conductive liquids: Theory, limitations, and experiment. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics. 102 , 104106-1-6.
  • Mazzeo, Brian A, & Flewitt, Andrew J.. (March 2007). Observation of protein-protein interaction by dielectric relaxation spectroscopy of protein solutions for biosensor application. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics. 90 , 123901-1-3.