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  1. Microbially Induced Soil Cementation via Denitrification

    05 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Nasser Hamdan

      Microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) is attracting increasing attention as a sustainable means of soil improvement.  Microbial denitrification has the potential...

  2. Life Cycle Assessment of Net-Zero Energy Building: Focus on Materials

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Cassandra Thiel

    Little is known of the combined environmental effects of a structure designed with sustainability in mind, and a Life Cycle Assessment would give the scientific community a better understanding of...

  3. Raman Scattering from Individual Semiconductor Nanowires under Uniaxial Tensile Stress

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Humberto Rodriguez-Gutierrez

    In this work the 1st order Raman scattering from individual, free-standing semiconductor GaP nanowires under uniaxial tensile stress was studied. For increasing stress, we observed a consistent...

  4. Understanding Fundamentals of Asphalt Concrete Materials using Discrete Element Models

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yu Liu

      Asphalt concrete is highly used for building highway or runway pavements, whose performances are not only governed by its components’ properties, but also impacted by loading and...

  5. Piezoelectric Nanoribbon Assemblies Printed onto Rubber for Highly Efficient, Flexible Energy Harvesting

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael C. McAlpine

      The research objective of this proposal is the hierarchical assembly of highly efficient nanoengineered piezoelectric materials onto rubber and plastic to harvest biomechanical energy for...

  6. Nonlinear Dynamics of Cardiac Rhythms

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Xiaopeng Zhao

    The heart is a dynamical system of enormous complexities. Heartbeats involve interaction between mechanical contractions and waves of electrochemical excitation. This project investigates complex...

  7. Determining the added hazard potential of tsunamis by interaction with ocean swell and wind waves

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): James Michael Kaihatu

    The destructive power of a tsunami on the world’s coastlines is unquestioned; ample evidence can be seen in photos of the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The scale of...

  8. Robustness and Performance in Data-Driven Revenue Management

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Aurelie Thiele

    This project investigates robust and data-driven optimization approaches to revenue management under uncertainty, when underlying probability distributions are not known. This setting arises for...


    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): shaghayegh abbasi

      We develop, model, and optimize a growth-regulated nanomanufacturing method which is more flexible and cost-effective than conventional serial nanomanufacturing methods. An automated...

  10. Improving Aged Asphalt Materials with Waste Engine Oil

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Christopher Daniel DeDene

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  11. Robust Portfolio Management with Uncertain Compounded Rates of Return

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Aurelie Thiele

    This grant provides funding to investigate the models, insights and algorithms arising in portfolio management when the uncertain rates of return and the investor's risk preferences are...

  12. Surface Modification of Bulk-Metallic Glasses by a Laser-Peening Process

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Peter K Liaw

    Laser shock peening (LSP), as a modern surface-enhancement method, can introduce residual-compressive stresses and shear bands on the surface of Bulk-Metallic Glasses (BMGs), both of which are...

  13. Relationship between Dielectric Properties and Wear Processes in Nanocomposites: Detecting Wear-Related Damage in Joint Replacement Polymer Materials

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Weihong Zhong

    We examined the correlation of wear effects with dielectric properties of carbon nanofibers (CNFs; untreated and organosilane-treated)-reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites. Wear...

  14. Bi-layer Thermoplastic Nanocomposites with high static dissipation efficiency

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Weihong Zhong

    Generally, the effective static dissipation for electrostatic discharging (ESD) protection requires a surface conductivity of 1012-105Ω/Sq. As is well-known, except for properly doped...

  15. Development Of Functionally Graded Protective Systems For Attenuation Of Blast Loading

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Reza Rafiee Dehkharghani

      The current approaches to protection against blast and high velocity impact (BAHVI) are achieved primarily by stacking materials around the vulnerable objects. This will increase the...

  16. Quantum Dynamics at the Nanoscale

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Kalman Varga, Sergiy Bubin

      We have developed a computational technique withing the framework of TDDFT for the first-principles description of various time-dependent nanoscale processes that occur at a time...

  17. Data Integration and Model Development to Mitigate Urban Flooding Hazards Linked to Sea Level Rise

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Brett F Sanders

      Urban geospatial data affords a high-resolution (ca. 1 m) representation of terrain heights, land cover, and civil infrastructure that, when coupled with flood simulation algorithms,...

  18. Performance enhancement of UHMWPE-carbon nanofiber composites prepared by an optimized melt-mixing process

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Weihong Zhong

    Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a high performance polymer with superior wear and toughness properties suitable material for a host of applications. In our study, we hoped to...

  19. Tracking a single fluorescent particle in a confocal microscope: a nonlinear approach

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sean Bertil Andersson

      We describe a nonlinear control law for tracking single, sub-diffraction limit fluorescent particles moving in two dimensions that takes advantage of the geometric properties...

  20. MIcro Laser Assisted Machining

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): john arvle patten

    Poster for CMMI 2011 NSF Grantees Conference