
ME 517 Lecture 01: Introduction
05 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

ME 517 Lecture 02: Feynman and Trimmer
05 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

ME 517 Lecture 03: Scaling
05 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

Mathematics of Ions in Channels and Solutions: Stochastic Derivations, Direct, Variational and Inverse Solutions that fit Data
05 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Bob Eisenberg
Literally thousands of biologists study the properties of channels in experiments every day. My collaborators and I have shown how the relevant equations can be derived (almost) from stochastic differential equations, and how they can be solved in inverse, variational, and direct problems using...

ME 592 Lecture 01: Introduction
26 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

IMA 2013 UQ: Prediction Interval Construction for Smart Material Systems in the Presence of Model Discrepancy
01 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Ralph Smith
In this presentation, we will discuss issues pertaining to the construction of prediction intervals in the presence of model biases or discrepancies. We will illustrate this in the context of models for smart material systems but the issues are relevant for a range of physical and biological...

IMA 2013 UQ: Probabilistic Hazard Mapping and Uncertainty Quantification Based on Granular Flow Simulations
02 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Elaine Spiller
PDE models of granular flows are invaluable tools for developing probabilistic hazards maps for volcanic landslides, but they are far from perfect. Epistemic uncertainty  uncertainty due to a lack of model refinement  arises through assumptions made in physical models, numerical...

IMA 2013 UQ: Foam Property Prediction from Process Modeling
28 May 2014  Online Presentations
We are developing computational models to elucidate the injection, expansion, and dynamic filling process for polyurethane foam such as PMDI. The polyurethane is a chemically blown foam, where carbon dioxide is produced via reaction of water, the blowing agent, and isocyanate. In a competing...

IMA 2013 UQ: DFTbased Thermal Properties: Three Levels of Error Management
02 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Kurt Lejaeghere
It is often computationally expensive to predict finitetemperature properties of a crystal from densityfunctional theory (DFT). The temperaturedependent thermal expansion coefficient α, for example, is calculated from the phonon spectrum, and the melting temperature Tm can only be obtained...

IMA 2013 UQ: Bayesian Calibration of Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Composite Materials Properties
28 May 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Paul N. Patrone
In this talk, I discuss ongoing research whose goal is to determine, via Bayesian inference, an ensemble of inputs that represents a class of commercially important aminecured epoxies. We construct an analytical approximation (i.e. a surrogate or emulator) of the simulations, treating the input...

Ionic Interactions in Biological and Physical Systems: a Variational Treatment
15 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Bob Eisenberg
All biology occurs in ionic mixtures loosely called Ringer solutions. Biology depends on interactions of ions. Interactions of Na+, K+, and Ca2+ with channel proteins produce electrical signals of nerves and coordinate muscle contraction including the heart. Proteins, channels, and nucleic acids...

Thirtyeight years as an Academic Chairman: Struggling to Prosper by doing the Right Thing
15 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Bob Eisenberg

RF SolidState Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMSCMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of IBM’s SOI CMOS process, without any postprocessing or packaging will be described. ...

Flexible Hybrid Analog and Digital Computers
11 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Richard Wunderlich
To build the most efficient computers of the future, it is likely one will need to leverage many different computational domains depending on the problem at hand. This presentation covers reconfigurable, hybrid computers and core technologies built to explore this idea.

Resume Writing Strategy
11 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Tim Luzader

NEEDS Compact Model Development Process  v0.1
17 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Michael McLennan
The NanoEngineered Electronic Device Simulation (NEEDS) effort is focused on creating compact models for nanoelectronics. The process involves a new Berkeley Model Development Environment (MDE) tool (https://nanohub.org/tools/mde) and other infrastructure on nanoHUB.org. This seminar describes...

Probability and Time in Biological Reactions
20 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Brian Todd
In this talk, I will describe two examples where departures from simple kinetics occur. One involves reactions that occur along DNA in the regulation of gene expression. The other is the diffusionlimited encounter dynamics for bimolecular reactions. I will also describe our progress in...

Investigating the Propagation of Optically Excited States and Optoelectronic Processes in Nano Building Block Assemblies
20 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Alexander WeberBargioni
First I will present a novel approach to understand the local defect state introduced heterogeneity of local radiative charge recombination in individual InP nano wires using next generation near field optics and high resolution Kelvin Probe Microscopy. In the second part I will discuss our...

[Illinois] Designer Plasmonic Materials for MidInfrared Devices
18 Feb 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Stephanie Law
The fields of plasmonics and metamaterials have seen significant growth in recent years, due to the interest in creating novel photonic devices as well as exploring the physics behind lightmatter interaction at the nanoscale. Much of this work has been done in the visible spectral range with...

Theory of Heat Conduction with Type 5 Boundary Condition
19 Feb 2014  Papers  Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos
In the classical theory, the general solution of the heat conduction problem is expressed in terms of the Green's function. Terms which take into account volumetric heat generation, an initial temperature distribution and boundary conditions can be identified. In the current literature (...