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    • Electrically Functional Soft Matter: From Precise Colloidal Assembly to Hydrogel Photovoltaics 

      Velev, Orlin D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-23)
      We will present strategies for the fabrication of novel electrically functional structures from particles or gels operating in water environment. In the first part of the talk we will discuss how electric fields can ...
    • Energy and Sustainability: Context, Challenges, Opportunities 

      Rousseau, Ronald W (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04-24)
      Rational economic growth in national economies is fed by aspirations for an improved standard of living, and such growth often relies on exploitation of natural resources. Industrial development in the 21st century raises ...
    • Engineering Approaches for Functional Nerve Regeneration 

      Schmidt, Christine E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-01)
      Damage to spinal cord and peripheral nerve tissue can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for individuals suffering from nerve injuries. Our research is focused on analyzing and designing biomaterials that ...
    • Engineering Fracking Fluids with Computer Simulation 

      Shaqfeh, Eric (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-07)
      There are no comprehensive simulation‐based tools for engineering the flows of viscoelastic fluid‐particle suspensions in fully three‐dimensional geometries. On the other hand, the need for such a tool in engineering ...
    • Engineering the Interface Between Biomolecules, Solvents, and Surfaces Using Molecular Simulation 

      Pfaendtner, Jim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-02)
      Rational design of unique solvents and surfaces holds great potential for providing new ways to use biomolecules in engineering applications. Computational models such as molecular dynamics (MD) hold great potential for ...
    • Exploiting Anaerobes for Biomass Breakdown and Sustainable Chemistry 

      O'Malley, Michelle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-26)
      Renewable chemicals derived from plant biomass (mainly composed of cellulose and lignin) are attractive alternatives to those made from petroleum. To produce chemicals from biomass, enzymes are used to break down cellulose ...
    • Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Cellulose Surfaces via Plasma Processing 

      Balu, Balamurali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-22)
      In 1805, Young proposed a relationship between the forces acting at an interface between a liquid and solid: “…for each combination of a solid and a fluid, there is an appropriate angle of contact between the surfaces of ...
    • Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass and Catalytic Hydrotreating to Hydrocarbon Fuels 

      Elliott, Douglas C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-23)
      Biomass is a renewable source of carbon, which could provide a means to reduce the greenhouse gas impact from fossil fuels in the transportation sector. Recycling of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, either by direct ...
    • Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines 

      Davis, Mark E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-09)
      For centuries, cancer has been one of the most devastating diseases. Papyrus writings from 1600-1500 BC describe cancer and attempts at its treatment. Today, the molecular basis of cancer is being unraveled, and new ...
    • Fog Chemistry and Air Pollution in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region 

      Valsaraj, Kalliat T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-11)
      Aerosols in the atmosphere play a critical role in determining the fate of atmospheric pollutants and also influence global climate change. Fog is a lower atmospheric, near-surface cloud and plays a role in determining ...
    • Fourth Year Colloquium, October 22, 2008 [Program] 

      Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-22)
      Complete colloquium program, including abstacts and location information for the 2008 School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Fourth Year Colloquium.
    • From Water Structure and Fluctuations to Hydrophobicity of Proteins and Interfaces 

      Garde, Shekhar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02-10)
      Water-mediated interactions (e.g., hydrophobic interactions) govern a host of biological and colloidal self-assembly phenomena from protein folding, and micelle and membrane formation, to molecular recognition. ...
    • Functional Colloidosomes: Tunable Permeability and Stimilus-Responsive Release 

      San Miguel Delgadillo, Adriana; Rubin, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-20)
      Self-assembly of colloidal particles in the liquid interface of double emulsion droplets can be used to fabricate "colloidosome" microcapsules, which have great potential as vehicles for the controlled delivery of drugs ...
    • Functionalized Nanostructured Tri-Block Copolymer Ionomers for Separations and Fuel Cell Applications 

      Rosado, David Suleiman (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-09-09)
      Proton exchange membranes (PEMs), commonly used in direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC), are typically limited by either high methanol permeability (also known as the cross-over limitation) or low proton conductivity. A ...
    • Harvesting Solar and Thermal Energy with Photonic Nanostructures 

      Han, Sang Eon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-19)
      The energy and environmental challenges we face today require a radical transformation of energy conversion and storage systems to make them highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and inexpensive. Nanotechnology can ...
    • High Level Nuclear Waste at the Savannah River Site— Past, Present, and Future 

      Hobbs, David T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-07)
      The Savannah River Site (SRS) operated five heavy water nuclear reactors and two separation canyons for the production of nuclear materials for defense, special isotope production and space programs. These operations ...
    • How Shall We Choose? Making Useful Comparisons Between Petroleum Alternatives 

      Dale, Bruce E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-09)
      The world is beginning a long, and certainly painful, transition between the fossil energy sources, particularly petroleum, that have powered our economic growth over the last couple of centuries, and whatever energy ...
    • How To Win The Nobel Prize And Change The World 

      Sholl, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-21)
    • Integration of Production Planning and Scheduling in the Chemical Industry 

      Maravelias, Christos T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-15)
      To remain competitive in today’s environment, chemical companies must adopt an integrated view across all their operations and use advanced planning methods to achieve enterprise-wide optimality. At the production level, ...
    • Interrogating Single Molecules Using Force 

      Arya, Gaurav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-06)
      Dynamic single molecule force spectroscopy provides a powerful approach to probe the underlying energy landscape that governs how molecules fold, bind to each other, and undergo conformational transitions. These sophisticated ...