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Computational Design Optimization
Published: October 27, 2017

Abstract: Our ability to manufacture now greatly exceeds our ability to design. Engineers are no longer merely inconvenienced by inefficient trial-and-error design; rather, they are nearly incapacitated by the vast space of possible designs afforded by Advanced Manufacturing (AM) technologies. There are no systematic methods to design systems with such complexity, especially those that exhibit […]

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Origami Acoustics and Mechanical Metamaterials: Recent Discoveries with Adaptive Structural and Material Systems for Elastic and Acoustic Wave Propagation Control
Published: October 23, 2017

Abstract: As form follows function, so shape governs the properties of structural and material systems. Recent studies on adaptive structures have capitalized on these connections to realize unprecedented tunability of system properties and functionality by passive or active transformations of system configuration. This two-part presentation describes integrated theoretical and experimental research efforts that advance these […]

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Shaping Shells with Swelling
Published: October 17, 2017

Abstract: Induced by proteins within the cell membrane or by differential growth, heating, or swelling, spontaneous curvatures can drastically affect the morphology of thin bodies and induce mechanical instabilities. In this talk, we aim to describe how the differential swelling of soft materials induces a spontaneous curvature that can dynamically shape materials. The dynamics of […]

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The Role of Gas Turbines in Global Energy Conversion
Published: October 3, 2017

Abstract: It has been remarked that “invention is the mother of necessity” – not the other way around. Technology breakthroughs of themselves, can and do create world markets. In a very short period of history, the gas turbine, youngest of major energy conversion devices, has changed and created global markets in aviation, in marine propulsion […]

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Microengineering Approaches for Tissue Engineering and Developmental Biology
Published: September 20, 2017

Abstract: Early stages of human neural development include neural induction, shaping, folding, and closure of neural tubes. Current understanding of early neural development relies on animal studies. However, insights in human neural development mechanism are very limited, largely due to the inaccessibility of human embryo, lack of in vitro models, and ethical concerns. In this […]

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Atomistic Modeling at Experimental Strain Rates and Time Scales
Published: September 13, 2017

Abstract: I will present a new computational approach that couples a recently  developed potential energy surface exploration technique with applied mechanical loading to study the deformation of atomistic systems at strain rates that are much slower, i.e. experimentally-relevant, as compared to classical molecular dynamics simulations, and at time scales on the order of seconds or […]

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Mechanics of Blood Clots and Fluctuating Lipid Bilayers
Published: August 31, 2017

Abstract: Blood clots are required to stem bleeding and are subject to a variety of stresses, but they can also block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and strokes. We measured the compressive response of human platelet-poor plasma (PPP) clots, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) clots and whole blood clots and correlated these measurements with confocal and […]

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Particle-Resolved Simulations of Complex Multi-Phase Flows
Published: August 1, 2017

Multiphase flows are ubiquitous in a wide range of natural processes and engineering applications. Although efforts to compute multiphase flows started as early as the beginning of the computational fluid dynamics.

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Battery Aging and Lifetime: What Can We Learn From Ecological Approaches?
Published: May 20, 2017

Battery technologies are increasingly being deployed across diverse applications, from portable devices to transportation and residential and grid applications

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Towards Cognitive Design Assistants
Published: February 6, 2017

Abstract: Much research in engineering design has focused on making design tools more intelligent by means of optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Transport of Heat & Momemtum in Non-Equilibrium Wall-Bounded Flows
Published: November 18, 2016

Non-equilibrium wall-bounded flows, in which perturbation time scales are comparable to turbulent flow time scales, don’t exhibit universal behaviors.

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Seminar of Reconfigurable Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Published: November 11, 2016

Plasmonics has become a very important branch in nano optics. It allows us to concentrate, guide, and manipulate light at the deep sub-wave length scale.

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Probing Thermophysical Properties of Micro/Nanostructured Materials Using Ultrafast Pump
Published: November 4, 2016

Micro/nanostructured materials behave differently from their macroscale counterparts with regards to thermal energy transport at short time and length scales.

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Design for Discovery: Structural Shape & Topology Optimization
Published: October 7, 2016

Topology optimization is an optimization-driven methodology which is capable of generating an optimal design without depending on the designers’ intuition, experience and inspiration.

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Electro-Chemo-Mechanics of Solids and Its Applications
Published: October 7, 2016

Materials used in energy conversion and storage devices are often subjected to multi-field driving forces (electrical, chemical, radiological, thermal, mechanical, etc.)

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High-throughput 3D Printing of Functional Biomedical Devices
Published: September 9, 2016

Advancements in healthcare have opened up the promising opportunities for personalized medicine to improve patient outcomes while decreasing costs.

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Engineers Week!
Published: February 22, 2016

February 21-27, 2016 marks Engineers Week. Take this time to step back and consider the amazing things engineers do for our society, and to watch the video below that highlights some of the impressive things going on at UConn Engineering.

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Analysis of Convection in the Presence of Apparent Slip
Published: November 6, 2015

This seminar will introduce the physical principles and micro/nanotechnology that are exploited to trap a liquid in this state, where the no-slip boundary condition does not apply.

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The Science and Engineering of Developing Reliable Electronic Systems
Published: October 30, 2015

This presentation will focus on some of the interesting lessons learned at the CALCE Center over the past 30 years in the science and technology of material aging mechanisms and system degradation modes in complex electronic systems.

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A Quest for the Ideal Solution in engineering design. Five challenges of BTIPS.
Published: October 23, 2015

The nature of engineering is problem solving. The process starts with the problem definition and is followed by the search of a solution that satisfies the most requirements.

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