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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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2137

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2121

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/2128

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1883

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1889

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1891

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1895

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1899

  9. NIRT: PROTEIN-AIDED NANOMANUFACTURING (CMMI 0709131)

    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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1901

  10. Improving Aged Asphalt Materials with Waste Engine Oil

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

    Improving Aged Asphalt Materials with Waste Engine Oil Improving Aged Asphalt Materials with Waste Engine Oil

    https://nees.org/resources/1904

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1907

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1911

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1913

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1917

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1922

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1930

  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,...

    https://nees.org/resources/1934

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1942

  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...

    https://nees.org/resources/1950

  20. MIcro Laser Assisted Machining

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

    Poster for CMMI 2011 NSF Grantees Conference

    https://nees.org/resources/1957