Microbially Induced Soil Cementation via Denitrification
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Robust Portfolio Management with Uncertain Compounded Rates of Return
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...
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...
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...
Bi-layer Thermoplastic Nanocomposites with high static dissipation efficiency
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Performance enhancement of UHMWPE-carbon nanofiber composites prepared by an optimized melt-mixing process
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...
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...
MIcro Laser Assisted Machining
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): john arvle patten
Poster for CMMI 2011 NSF Grantees Conference