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Structural and Mechanical Inhomogeneity in Arterial ECM: Implications for Physiology and Disease
Published: November 9, 2020

Webex Link:http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: The extracellular matrix (ECM) of an artery endows the tissue its load bearing and damage resistance capacities. This talk will focus on the complex interplay between the multiscale ECM structural inhomogeneity and mechanics of large elastic arteries. Our recent studies integrating multiphoton imaging and quantification, biomechanical characterization, and computational modelling showed that […]

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Advances in Data Analytics for IoT Enabled Smart and Connected Systems
Published: November 2, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) represents the convergence of three major and irreversible technology trends, namely (i) embedded sensing/smart devices, (ii) pervasive connectivity, and (iii) real-time analytics and contextual intelligence. The ability to collect and share relevant data across a wide range of devices, coupled with the ability to make real- time […]

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Development of Biosensors for Process Sensing, Monitoring and Control for Personalized Cell Manufacturing with Additive Manufacturing and Data Analytics Techniques
Published: October 27, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar Abstract: Cell therapy is one of the most promising new treatment approaches over the last decades, demonstrating great potential in treating cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. For example, the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has shown innovative therapeutic effects in clinical trials, leading to a recent approval by FDA as a […]

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Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling for Biomedical and Aerospace Applications
Published: October 20, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) is a multiphysics phenomenon that occurs when moving or deformable structures interact with internal or surrounding fluid flows. The coupling between the dynamics of the fluid and mechanics of the structure often gives rise to unexpected behaviors vital to many science and engineering problems. In this presentation, I will discuss a […]

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Bone-Inspired Design: The Role of Computation and Manufacturing
Published: October 13, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: The high demand for engineering lightweight materials with an optimal strength-toughness balance is driving the research towards the design of innovative materials with great performance. Composites generally represent the best option for structural applications, offering a good stiffness-strength balance, combined with a low weight. However, the reduced toughness of composite materials often […]

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Engineering in Precision Medicine
Published: October 5, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: Engineered materials that integrate advances in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and biological sciences have the potential to create powerful medical therapies. Dr. Khademhosseini’s group is interested in developing ‘personalized’ solutions that utilize micro- and nanoscale technologies to enable a range of therapies for organ failure, cardiovascular disease and cancer. In enabling this vision […]

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Mesoscale Physics and Stochastics in Energy Storage
Published: September 29, 2020

WebEx Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf20 Password: Sent by Email. Abstract: Advances in electrochemical energy storage are critical toward enabling vehicle electrification and renewable energy integration into the electric grid. Recent years have witnessed an urgent need to accelerate innovation toward realizing improved and safe utilization of high energy and power densities, for example in lithium-ion batteries for […]

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Using BME Modeling Tools to Aid in Clinical Diagnosis of Orthopedic Injuries
Published: September 1, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf20km Abstract: Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur every year in the United States alone, costing over $1.5 billion dollars in rehabilitation and reconstruction care. However, despite extensive rehabilitation, upwards of 56% of individuals fail to return to previous functional levels years after treatment due to lingering neuromuscular impairments. These impairments […]

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Is Combustion a Dirty Word?
Published: February 21, 2020

Abstract: Wajid’s presentation is weirdly titled, “Is Combustion a Dirty Word?” a question that challenges the combustion engineers like himself. In the presentation he will share the experiences from his work at National Research Council Canada and Virginia Tech. Specifically, drawing examples from his contributions to the National Jet Fuel Combustion Program, he will touch […]

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Investigating the Role of Stem Cell Mechanobiology in Tendon Degeneration
Published: February 17, 2020

Abstract: Tendon and ligament injuries account for 20-30% of all musculoskeletal disorders and are the most common form of non-fatal occupational injury resulting in over 420,000 days away from work each year. A primary cause of tendon degeneration is overuse (i.e., fatigue loading), which produces repeated microscale damage of the load-bearing collagen fibrils as well as […]

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Harnessing Small Signaling Molecules for Bone Regenerative Engineering: A Convergence Approach
Published: February 17, 2020

Abstract: Clinicians and scientists working in the field of regenerative engineering are actively investigating a wide range of methods to promote musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. Small-molecule-mediated tissue regeneration is emerging as a promising strategy for regenerating various musculoskeletal tissues and several small molecule compounds have been recently discovered as potential signaling molecules for skeletal tissue repair […]

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Mechanics in Electrochemistry: From Energy Storage to Energy Harvesting
Published: February 10, 2020

Abstract: Rechargeable batteries function by reversible ion shuttling between the electrodes through the electrolytes. However, large amount, high rate ion diffusion and insertion induces large deformation in constituent materials in battery cells, leading to material failure, and consequently irreversible capacity decay and poor cyclability. How do mechanics and electrochemistry reciprocally influence one another in battery […]

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Mechanical Engineering Lightning Talks
Published: February 6, 2020

Join us at our Department at our ME Lightning Talks to learn about the exciting research that some of our ME Faculty and their groups are involved with!  Pizza will be provided.  Since space is limited, this event is limited to ME graduate students and faculty, and a limited number of ME undergraduate seniors.

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Transforming Metal Casting Science for the 21 st Century – Role of 3D Design Principles and Smart Sand Molds
Published: January 28, 2020

Abstract: Over 90% of all manufactured goods and machinery use a cast part. Sand casting is a manufacturing process that dates back to 1000 BC and accounts for 70% of all cast parts. Sand casting has several critical applications in a variety of sectors including defense, energy, aerospace and automotive. However, conventional sand casting is […]

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Design for Additive Manufacturing: Three Use Cases and Their Implications
Published: January 16, 2020

Abstract: A pattern is emerging among companies adopting metal-based additive manufacturing (AM).  In the first stage, they use AM to replicate an existing part to understand the technology’s costs and capabilities.  This gives them insight into AM processes and allows them to move onto the second stage wherein they adapt their designs for AM to […]

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Smart Surfaces: Integration of Flexible Electronics with Building Materials
Published: December 4, 2019

Abstract: As one of the world’s largest electronic and building material suppliers, DuPont has many top brands and technologies in the areas of flexible hybrid electronics such as flexible/wearable conductive inks and films, and large-scale rigid and flexible substrates. Smart Materials in DuPont has been focusing on the convergence of electronics and building industries and produces […]

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Radiation Chemistry, Reactivity and Dynamics in Ionic Liquids and Molten Salts
Published: November 19, 2019

Abstract: Being comprised entirely of charged species, ionic liquids (IL) and molten salts (MS) have dramatically different properties compared to conventional molecular liquids and they provide new and unusual environments to test our understanding  of physical chemistry phenomena. We are interested in how IL and MS properties influence physical and dynamical processes that determine the stability […]

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Living Electronics for Bio-interfacing
Published: November 5, 2019

Abstract: Electronic and biological systems represent two limiting thermodynamic models in terms of functioning and information processing. By converging the dynamic and self-adaptable features of bio-machinery and the rationally defined/programmed functionalities of electronic components, there is potential to evolve new capabilities to effectively interrogate and direct biologically significant processes, as well as novel bio-inspired systems/device […]

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Oscillating Foils for Energy Harvesting
Published: November 5, 2019

Abstract: The water flow through tidal estuaries create a large source of renewable energy that is highly predictable and close to urban centers, yet mostly untapped in the United States.  This presentation gives an overview of recent efforts to develop a hydrokinetic energy harvesting device well-suited for tidal flows, that is based on the oscillating motion […]

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Overview of MDAO at the Air Force Research Laboratory and a Bio-inspired Method for Topology Optimization of Aircraft Structures
Published: October 28, 2019

Abstract: The mission  of AFRL’s Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center (MSTC) is to discover, assess, and exploit coupled system behavior for optimization of revolutionary aerospace vehicles through the application of multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization (MDAO). To this end, MSTC performs  in-house research and sponsors efforts ranging from basic developments in FEA, CFD, design space exploration, […]

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