Events - 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Nano-structured and hierarchically structured materials play a vital role in electrochemical power source technologies: batteries, super capacitors and fuel cells.  They are becoming increasingly important in electrochemical synthesis technologies such as electrolysis, photolysis, CO2 electro-reduction and production of value added chemicals.

Monday, July 13, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Radiocesium (Cs) removal from tap waters was an emerging issue after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, during which a total of approximately 3.3×1016 Bq Cs was released to the environment. Radioactive fallout can lead to contaminated surface water and/or groundwater, eventually will enter drinking water production chain. Radioactivity in drinking water, even at low levels, can be harmful since the radiocesium can be bioaccumulated in body.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Tailor-made nanosystem refers the integration of different components/materials at nanoscale which can show multi-functional and unique properties. Rational design and fabrication of such hetero-nanostructures are vital to break the boundaries of traditional technologies. One of Dr. Jin Zhang’s research interests lies in producing magnetic and optical hetero-nanostructures which show distinguish properties, and have been applied in various devices, e.g. data storage, sensors, etc.

Friday, June 19, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  The phenomenon of adsorption of colloidal particles at interfaces to stabilize the emulsions has been known for more than a century. Today, particle-stabilized emulsions, or so-called Pickering emulsions are receiving growing attention in the scientific and industrial communities. However, our fundamental understanding of the connection between particle properties and emulsion characteristics is still surprisingly poor.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Institute for Polymer Research Presentation - Professor Mark Matsen

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  It is now widely established that living cells sense mechanical signals and respond actively by changing their phenotype accordingly. This process, termed cellular mechanotransduction, is mediated by a combination of biochemical and biophysical mechanisms via conformational changes in the structure and function of specific molecules.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (all day) to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (all day)

The registration platform to sign up for expecTAtions is now ready for you to use. ExpecTAtion sign-up

The next ExpecTAtions workshop for prospective TAs in Engineering will be held on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:30-3:30 (2 days)

Workshop Schedule

Day One - April 28

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

This comprehensive exam is closed to the general public.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Bio-integrated electronics has demonstrated exciting applications in wearable health monitors, surgical tools, as well as human-machine interfaces. Strategies for bio-integrated electronics must overcome challenges associated with the mismatch between the hard, planar surfaces of brittle semiconductor wafers and the soft, curvilinear tissues of dynamic biological systems.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  The development of molecular simulation algorithms for predicting the thermodynamic properties of classical fluids and their mixtures began over 50 years ago. An ultimate goal is to predict system properties at both the macroscopic and molecular levels with the minimal need for experimental data. Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC) are the two main approaches, both based on specifying an underlying mathematical model for the molecular interactions (force fields).

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Capstone Design

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:00-5:00 pm

Location E6 - 1st and 3rd floor atriums

Project Poster Fair & Meet the Professor Night

Come and see the design project work completed by our graduating class.  Meet other students and professors.  Get ideas for your design projects or graduate work.

Applicants, Alumni and Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Saturday, March 14, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

March Break Open House

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Stem cells respond to both physical and biochemical changes in their stem cell niche. An ideal scaffold for tissue engineering application should mimic the microenvironment for natural tissue development and present the appropriate biochemical and topographical cues in a spatially controlled manner. Studies have shown that physical forces from the substrate topography play a role in stem cell proliferation, migration and cell fate determination.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Polymer nanocomposites have unique multifunctional properties resulting from the size and shape of the fillers and display superior electrical, thermal and mechanical properties to conventional polymer composites due to the nanoscale size of the filler.  Multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) as well as Copper and Silver nanowires were melt-mixed with polymers via solution mixing and in miniature mixers, and electrical and mechanical properties were tested.

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST

ABSTRACT:  The exogenous delivery of RNA into tissues has shown great potential for the treatment of destructive diseases by therapeutically controlling the expression of genes within those tissues.  A key need for the broad application of RNA for therapeutic biomedical engineering applications is the development of safe and effective delivery systems capable of targeting specific cells within the body.

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