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    • Modeling and Simulation of Dynamics of Polymeric Solutions: Progress and Challenges 

      Khomami, Bamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-17)
      Quantitative understanding of the influence of physico-chemical parameters on the dynamic evolution of microstructure in polymeric solutions plays a central role in processing of wide variety of micro-structured materials. ...
    • Designing New Chemical Products 

      Cussler, E. L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-24)
      The chemical industry hopes to grow through the design and development of new products. Such growth would be greatly aided by a cogent theory of product design. This talk outlines early efforts to develop such a theory. ...
    • Membrane Dreams 

      Cussler, E. L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-24)
      Thirty years ago we knew nothing that membranes could not do. Of course, we knew nothing that they could do either. Now we know that membranes can purify water and separate air. Now we also know many tasks where membranes ...
    • Development of a Scalable Bottom-Up Nanofabrication Platform 

      Jiang, Peng (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-01)
      We have developed a versatile spin-coating technique that combines the simplicity and cost benefits of bottom-up self-assembly with the scalability and compatibility of standard microfabrication. The methodology is based ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Dissolving Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery 

      Lee, Jeong Woo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-22)
      Microfabrication technology has been adapted to produce micron- scale needles as a safer and painless alternative to hypodermic needle injection, especially for protein biotherapeutics and vaccines. This study presents a ...
    • Diverse Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles Meet an Exciting New Family Member 

      Baughman, Ray (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-29)
      Humankind has had little success in replicating the wondrous properties of natural muscle, which has meant that the most advanced prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons, and humanoid robots lack critically needed capabilities. Use ...
    • Canonical Modeling as a Tool in Metabolic Engineering 

      Voit, Eberhard O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-12)
      A growing branch of metabolic engineering uses mathematical pathway models for the development of strategies for optimizing yield in microbes. The use of such models is necessary because the production pathways are often ...
    • Catalysis on a Crowded Surface: The Role of Surface Oxygen on NO Oxidation of Pt 

      Ribeiro, Fabio H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-12-03)
      The reaction NO + 1/2O₂ → NO₂ is a key step in a new technology for exhaust emissions called NOx catalytic traps. The reaction proceeds on a Pt catalyst only when a high coverage of oxygen lowers the binding energy of ...
    • Nanostructured Inorganic-Organic Hybrids: Engineering a New Class of Porous Materials 

      Walton, Krista S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01-07)
      Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) or coordination polymers are inorganic-organic hybrids that represent a new direction in porous materials research. MOFs possess highly uniform structures with permanent, high porosities and ...
    • Developing Improved Models of Signal Transduction Pathways via Systems Biology 

      Hahn, Juergen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01-14)
      Gaining an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the acute phase response (APR) in the liver upon trauma or injury can lead to improved treatment of complications arising from inflammatory disorders. ...
    • New Membrane Nano-Morphologies for Improved Fuel Cell Operation 

      Pintauro, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-04)
      Polymeric membranes play a crucial role during the generation of electricity in hydrogen/air and direct methanol proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The membrane in such devices has three functions: (1) to physically ...
    • Biocatalyzed Fuel Cells for Microscale Devices 

      Barton, Scott Calabrese (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-18)
      Biocatalysts represent a compelling alternative to precious metals as catalysts for low-temperature, microscale fuel cell power systems. Enzymatic catalysts capable of reducing oxygen or oxidizing small organic molecules ...
    • The Responsibilities of Energy Leadership 

      Mulva, James J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-04)
    • 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 ...
    • Proteins That Nature Never Made 

      Tirrell, David A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-01)
      Macromolecular chemistry has traditionally been divided into two fields, with biochemists and biochemical engineers working on proteins and nucleic acids while polymer chemists and materials scientists have concerned ...
    • 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, ...
    • Control of Microfluidic Devices 

      Burns, Mark A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-22)
      The field of microfluidics is uniquely poised to significantly impact the biomedical sciences through the miniaturization and massive parallelization of biochemical assays. For example, future advances in microfluidics ...
    • 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 ...