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Artificial intelligence for structural materials design and manufacturing
Published: April 16, 2021

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4/23/21 Abstract: After billions of years of evolution, it is no surprise that biological materials are treated as an invaluable source of inspiration in the search for new materials. Additionally, developments in computation spurred the fourth paradigm of materials discovery and design using artificial intelligence. Our research aims to advance design and manufacturing processes to […]

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Soft materials for soft machines
Published: April 5, 2021

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4/9/21 Abstract: Soft machines are transforming the fields of robotics and biomedical devices in that they are capable of sustaining large deformation and interacting safely with human beings. Soft active materials can change their shapes or volumes in response to external stimuli, such as light, heat and electric fields, and are important building blocks of […]

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Dr. Peyman Givi: PW Distinguished Lecture: Turbulent Combustion Computation in the Age of Big Data and Quantum Information
Published: March 23, 2021

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar4/2/21 Abstract: We are in the midst of experiencing both the Big Data Revolution and the emergence of the Second Quantum Revolution. The amount of data available is doubling yearly, and artificial intelligence (AI), in particular machine learning (ML) methods are playing an increasingly important role in analyzing this data and using it to deduce […]

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Microneedle technology for drugs, devices and diagnostics
Published: March 12, 2021

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar3/26/21 Abstract: Microneedles enable minimally invasive access to the body interior. This access can be used to administer drug formulations to precise locations in the skin or the eye, and can be used to access interstitial fluid in the skin. Three applications of microneedle technology will be discussed. Our first project is motivated by the […]

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Opportunities and Support for the BME Research Community from NSF
Published: March 12, 2021

http://s.uconn.edu/meseminar3/19/21 Abstract: The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports work in all fields of science and engineering, including biomedical engineering. That said, biomedical engineering researchers can face challenges in finding the right ‘home’ and scope for their work at NSF. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the mission of NSF and how it relates […]

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Coherent-vorticity Preserving (CvP) Dynamic Modeling of High-Reynolds-Number Vortex Dominated Flows
Published: February 26, 2021

https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar3/12 Abstract: This talk will discuss a novel dynamic subgrid-scale (SGS) modeling approached called Coherent-vorticity Preserving (CvP) Eddy-Viscosity Correction [1], which has been designed for very rapid evaluation of the SGS vortical activity, enabling local and instantaneous modulation of the turbulent eddy viscosity. The CvP-LES approach has been validated against large-scale direct-numerical simulation (DNS) employing […]

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LES of lean-burn combustors: modelling perspectives and prediction of unsteady phenomena
Published: February 26, 2021

https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar3/5 Abstract: Energy demand and the need to reduce emissions have pushed combustion research towards the development of more efficient, environmentally-friendly engines. In lean-burn systems both high efficiency and low emissions can be achieved in principle by controlling the flame temperature; however the short resident times in practical systems and the unsteady coupling between turbulent […]

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Thermodynamic-informed machine learning for polycrystal plasticity
Published: February 22, 2021

https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar2/26/21 Abstract: This talk will present a machine learning framework that builds interpretable macroscopic surrogate elasto-plasticity models inferred from sub-scale direction numerical simulations (DNS) or experiments with limited data. To circumvent the lack of interpretability of the classical black-box neural network, we introduce a higher-order supervised machine learning technique that generates components of elasto-plastic models […]

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Constructing an ab-initio disease spread model to decipher Covid-19 type pandemics
Published: February 10, 2021

https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar2/19 Abstract: In this talk, we will attempt to address the following two questions concerning Covid-19 type infectious respiratory disease spread:  1. Can we identify the relative importance of the different dominant transmission routes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Initially Covid-19 was assumed to spread by large droplets whereas of late the airborne route has been […]

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Performance and Diversity-driven Generative Adversarial Networks for Engineering Design Applications
Published: February 10, 2021

  https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar Abstract: Modern machine learning techniques, such as deep neural networks, are transforming many disciplines ranging from transportation to healthcare, by uncovering patterns in big data and making accurate predictions. They have also shown promising results for discovering design ideas, which is crucial for creating new products and enabling innovation. These automated computational design […]

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Engineering Heterogeneous Interfaces in the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer
Published: February 2, 2021

Webex Link:  https://s.uconn.edu/meseminar Abstract: Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) provide clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy, and fuel cell electric vehicles offer attractive range, weight, and refueling times when compared to similar technologies. However, challenges in infrastructure, performance, durability, and cost hinder wide-spread adoption. PEMFC cost, performance, and durability are […]

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Design for Manufacturing by Geometry- and Physics-based Reasoning
Published: December 1, 2020

Webex Link: http://s.uconn.edu/meseminarf90 Abstract: Modern additive and hybrid manufacturing capabilities provide enormous freedom to leverage by automated design tools (inverse problem solvers), while putting increasing demands on simulation and analysis tools to evaluate candidate designs for performance and manufacturability criteria (forward problem solvers). In this talk, I will present a framework for design optimization, manufacturability analysis, […]

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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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