Yearly Archives: 2022

Additive Manufacturing – The New Revolution

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar05.13.22 Abstract: In this seminar, Changjie will give an overview of GE Research first, followed by discussion of additive manufacturing. On the additive manufacturing, he will cover additive designs, additive digital tools, additive process monitoring and control, additive supply chain, and additive applications. He welcomes any individual discussions after the seminar. Biographical Sketch: Changjie Sun […]

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Three ME Faculty Members win NSF CAREER Awards in 2022

NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards are highly prestigious, offered to early-career faculty members who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education. Three ME faculty members have received this prestigious award in 2022. Congratulations to all three recipients! Hongyi Xu Anna Tarakanova George Matheou Prof. Xu’s award will […]

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Visualizing the Way Spike Protein Shows Off its Moves

Prof. Anna Tarakanova, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and two of her graduate students, Genny Kunkel and Mohammad Madani, develop computational models describing which parts of the spike protein flex, how mutations affect that flexibility, and how it all affects antibodies’ grip.  

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NSF EDSE: Forging New Directions for Design Research

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar05.06.22 Abstract: In this overview of the Engineering Design & Systems Engineering (EDSE) Program at the National Science Foundation, NSF Program Director Kathryn Jablokow will highlight core themes of the program and new opportunities relevant to the engineering design and systems design communities, along with a few key principles for successful proposal writing. In addition, […]

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Translating Brain Computer Interfaces: are we reaching an inflection point towards wide spread patient use?

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar04.29.22 Abstract: Implantable Brain Computer Interfaces appear to be heading towards an inflection point: in the past decade the number and frequency of major technological advances and first in human demonstrations of new capabilities has started increasing significantly. The first generations of commercially available products appear to be imminent. They have the potential to become […]

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Wave propagation in meta-structures: beyond conventional limitations

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4.22.22 Abstract: Meta-structures are artificially engineered structures designed to exhibit properties not found in conventional materials. By careful design, one can obtain unprecedented control over various physical properties. Examples in mechanics includes structures having unique static and dynamic properties like negative Poisson’s ratio, zero shear modulus and non-reciprocal wave propagation.  Waveguides transporting energy and information […]

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Make Your Research Matter: Tips From the Editor-in-Chief

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar04.01.22 Abstract: Matter (https://www.cell.com/matter) is a new materials science journal from Cell Press (our first issue was July ‘19). Matter is the third offering in the physical sciences from Cell Press, after the successful launches of Chem (2016) and Joule (2017), and an expanding physical sciences portfolio. Our goal is to provide a high impact […]

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Breaking Boundaries in Advanced Manufacturing Processes

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4.8.22 Abstract: Overcoming endemic limitations of existing manufacturing processes can have long lasting socio-economic impacts. I will focus on three innovations that have such an impact. First, I will discuss our work on Intense Pulsed Light Sintering of nanoparticles. I will show how this process alleviates the scalability, damage, and device performance limitations that plague […]

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Two-Phase Heat Transfer in Enhanced Microgaps

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4.15.22 Abstract: Two-phase internal flows in microgaps with passage hydraulic diameters of 100 um – 1,000 um are of interest in three-dimensional heterogeneous electronics, transport electrification, and portable microsystems.  To enhance heat transfer coefficients in these configurations, structured surfaces are often employed.  Understanding of two-phase flow and thermal transport in such configurations continues to be […]

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Tissue engineering with soft matter

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar3/11/22 Abstract: The extracellular matrix (ECM) guides cells through mechanical and soluble signals among others. We guide cell behaviors using these two aspects of ECM.  Even the bone ECM is soft after de-mineralization. Thus, we are interested in soft polymeric materials. Many tissues in our body are elastic including blood vessels, our target tissue. We […]

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On the stability and structure of turbulent premixed bluff-body stabilized flames at elevated pressure

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar2/25/22 Abstract: Energy conversion and propulsion systems operating with a lean, premixed mode of combustion are advantageous in terms of both emissions and economics. This is because fully premixing fuel and oxidizer prior to combustion can reduce harmful exhaust levels, while operating fuel lean ensures complete fuel consumption, providing superior fuel economy. In fact, it […]

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The mechanical behaviors of bone across multiple length scales

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar1/28/22 Abstract: Bone is strong, tough yet lightweight, which can be attributed to its complex hierarchical structures across multiple length scales. The factors contributing to these superior properties are still not completely understood, especially its structure at the sub-micron- and nano-scales. The morphology and mechanical properties of bone are also affected by diseases and treatment. This […]

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Deformable Multimodal Electronics for Biomedicine

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar1/21/22 Abstract: Recent advances in electronics enable powerful biomedical devices that have greatly reduced therapeutic risks by monitoring vital signals and providing means of treatment.  Conventional electronics today form on the planar surfaces of brittle wafer substrates and are not compatible with complex body tissues.  Soft and implantable devices can help us better understand the […]

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