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Kinetics of Soot Oxidation by NO2

Hao-Wei Wu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Heejung Jung

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Bourns A277

Soot is a byproduct of incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. When it is emitted to the ambient air, it is considered as a pollutant, and it can cause health hazard once inhaled into human bodies. Soot also contributes to global warming positively More


Thermal Rectification Effect caused by Ballistic Phonon Propagation through Asymmetric Nano-Structures

John P. Miller
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Christopher Dames

Thursday, June 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. WCH Room 203


Thermal rectification is a phenomenon where heat is transported though a device more easily in one direction than in the opposite direction. This project begins with the belief that including asymmetric nanostructures in a matrix material will More


Laboratory and Field Investigation of Buoyant Plume Structure and Ground Level Concentration

Shiyan Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Marko Princevac


Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. WCH Room 203


Atmospheric surface layer (ASL) is a part of the atmosphere that is strongly affected by Earth's surface. Biosphere is located within ASL, which is where most human activities take place, where animals and vegetation live. In recent More


M.S. Defense

Fabrication and Characterization of Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells

Liang Wang
Advisor: Mihri Ozkan


Tuesday, March 03, 2009, 3:30 p.m.- WCH 202

The global energy demands have been dramatically increasing over the past decades, and consumption of conventional energy resources has caused a lot of environmental problems, urging the development of renewable energy supply. In this case, solar cells, converting unlimited solar power into electricity, can play a unique role to offer secure, clean, sustainable energy to support the More

Combining Speech and Sketch Modalities to Interpret Unconstrained Descriptions of Mechanical Devices

M.S. Dissertation Defense
David Tyler Bischel

Advisor: Professor Thomas Stahovich

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 9:00 a.m.

Traditional CAD tools hinder creativity in the conceptual phase of design, in part because they require over-specification of details before they are relevant, and because they typically have clumsy interfaces. As a remedy, we envision design tools that can understand the same sorts of crude sketches More

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