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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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Learning-based High-speed Motion Control: Application to Scanning Probe Microscopy
Published: October 16, 2015

Friday, October 16 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Learning-based High-speed Motion Control: Application to Scanning Probe Microscopy Prof. Qingze Zou Rutgers University Abstract: Iterative learning control (ILC) has demonstrated its superior efficiency, efficacy, and robustness in a broad variety of applications including high-speed, broadband motion control. A fundamental limitation of ILC framework, however, […]

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PV, EV and Your Home: How Transportation and Grid Infrastructures Work Together
Published: October 9, 2015

Friday, October 9 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Joint ME & CBE Seminar PV, EV and Your Home: How Transportation and Grid Infrastructures Work Together Dr. James Fenton Director of Solar Energy Center University of Central Florida Abstract: There are over 20 models of electric vehicles (EV) (350,000 vehicles on the road) that […]

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Thermofluidic and interfacial dynamics of spark-ignited metallic droplets
Published: October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Thermofluidic and interfacial dynamics of spark-ignited metallic droplets Dr. Sukalyan Bhattacharya Texas Tech University Abstract: In the first part of this talk, an intriguing experimental observation is discussed where highspeed imaging captures thermofluidic dynamics of spark-ignited nano Aluminum powder. The phenomenon consists of initial detachment, […]

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Combustion: From a Jet Engine to an Exploding Star
Published: September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Combustion: From a Jet Engine to an Exploding Star Dr. Alexei Poludnenko Naval Research Laboratory Abstract: Turbulent reacting flows are pervasive both in our daily lives on Earth and in the Universe. They power the modern society being at the heart of many energy generation […]

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Can Other Materials Besides Diamond have Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity?
Published: September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18 • 2:30 PM – IMS, Rm. 20 Can Other Materials Besides Diamond have Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity? David A. Broido Professor of Physics Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Abstract: Diamond and its carbon cousins, graphite and graphene, have long been known to have by far the highest thermal conductivities (κ) of any materials, […]

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Computational Fluid dynamics modeling of industrial-scale fires
Published: September 11, 2015

Friday, September 11 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Computational Fluid dynamics modeling of industrial-scale fires Dr. Ning Ren Fire Hazard and Protection Group FM Global Abstract: Fire is one of the major causes of property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than ten billion dollars in fire-induced property damage are […]

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Designing Shape Memory Materials for Damping, Actuation, and Energy Applications
Published: June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24 • 1:30 PM – Biology/Physics Building (BPB), Rm. 130 Designing Shape Memory Materials for Damping, Actuation, and Energy Applications Ying Chen Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Abstract: Shape memory alloys have the remarkable capability to switch between two “programmed” geometries upon the application and removal […]

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Electronic Transport in Topological Insulator Nanostructures
Published: June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 10 • 1:30 PM – Biology/Physics Building (BPB), Rm. 130 Electronic Transport in Topological Insulator Nanostructures Luis A. Jauregui Postdoctoral Associate, Philip Kim Group Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Abstract: I will describe our recent transport experiments on topological insulator materials such as Bi2Te3 and BiSbTeSe2 nanoribbons (TINRs). We were able […]

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