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  1. A Multigrid Method for the Self-Adjoint Angular Flux Form of the Radiation-Transport Equation Based on Cellwise Block Jacobi Iteration

    04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffrey Densmore

    Cellwise block Jacobi iteration is a technique for radiation-transport calculations in which the angular flux for all directions is solved for simultaneously within a spatial cell with the angular flux in neighboring cells held fixed. Each step of the iteration then involves the inversion of a...

  2. Least-Squares Finite Element Method and Nested Iteration for Electromagnetic Two-Fluid Plasma Models

    04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Christopher Leibs

    Efforts are currently being directed towards a fully implicit, electromagnetic, JFNK-based solver, motivating the necessity of developing a fluid-based, electromagnetic, preconditioning strategy [1]. The two-fluid plasma (TFP) model is an ideal approximation to the kinetic Jacobian. The TFP...

  3. On the Design of a Finite Element Multigrid Solver for Mimetic Finite Difference Schemes

    04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carmen Rodrigo

    The focus of this work is to study the relation between mimetic finite difference schemes on triangular grids and some finite element methods for two model problems based on curl-rot and grad-div operators. With this purpose, modified Nédélec and Raviart-Thomas finite element...

  4. A Massively Parallel Semicoarsening Multigrid for 3D Reservoir Simulation on Multi-core and Multi-GPU Architectures

    04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abdulrahman Manea

    In this work, we have designed and implemented a massively parallel version of the Semicoarsening Black Box Multigrid Solver [1], which is capable of handling highly heterogeneous and anisotropic 3D reservoirs, on a parallel architecture with multiple GPU’s. For comparison purposes, the...

  5. [Illinois] Nanotechnology meets Biology in the Cancer Cell: Applications in Medicine, Drug Delivery, and Determining Drug Efficacy

    04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mostafa El-Sayed

  6. Seventeenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods

    04 Feb 2016 | Workshops

    HIGHLIGHTED TOPICSUncertainty QuantificationOptimization and Inverse ProblemsData Mining, Large Graphs, and Markov ChainsNonsymmetric and Indefinite ProblemsKrylov AcceleratorsHybrid Direct-Iterative Linear SolversParallel Multigrid on Multicore Systems and Heterogeneous ArchitecturesTime...

  7. [Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series

    29 Jan 2016 | Series

    This series is organized by PhD students who are appointed as Trainees in the NIH/NCI Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (M-CNTC) and in the NSF IGERT in Cellular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology (CMMB IGERT). These traineeships are designed to train the next generation...

  8. [Illinois] Role for Stiffness in Vascular Fate

    29 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lian Wong

    Stem cells, including embryonic stem cells (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells, have been explored as tools for studying development, as well as, potential sources for a large number of therapies in regenerative medicine. Traditionally, ESC are cultured on TC-plastic, however; it has been...

  9. [Illinois] Cadherin-Modulated Neural Differentiation of Stem Cells for Neuromuscular Junction Engineering

    29 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ellen Qin

    Recently, efforts are increasingly made to engineer NMJ in vitro for both fundamental and applied bioscience studies. Certain success was made to modulate neural differentiation of stem cells using soluble factors and cell adhesion matrix properties. However, these studies were often plagued by...

  10. [Illinois] Manipulating Substrate Topography for Enhanced Myogenic Differentiation of Primary Myoblasts and Neuromuscular Junction Formation

    29 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eunkyung Ko

    Myogenic commitment of stem cells and primary myoblasts has drawn attention for developing treatments for skeletal muscle diseases. Biophysical cues as well as biochemical cues are known to influence the cellular mechanism of the myogenic differentiation event. Recent studies have revealed that...

  11. [Illinois] Using Photonic Crystals to Enhance SERS Signals for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

    29 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Caitlin Race

    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men, and the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men. Currently, the most common screening method aims to detect high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood. Our research has shown the potential for both better prostate...

  12. [Illinois] Signal Processing at Light Speed: Ultrashort Optical Pulse Generation with Arbitrary Waveforms

    29 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Claire Mcghee

    We aim to further improve early detection of cancer biomarkers, including metal ion and small molecules, using functional DNA as the selective component for photonic crystal surface enhanced Raman scattering (PC-SERS) based detection. It is known that gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) display SERS...

  13. [Illinois] Dimeric Trigger Responsive Drug Conjugate for High Loading Nanoencapsulates

    26 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): kaimin Cai

    Polymeric micelle is one of the most widely used drug delivery nanomedicine platforms; however, micelle drug delivery systems usually have very low drug loading and poorly defined composition, which greatly limited its further clinical translation. In the course of developing trigger responsive...

  14. [Illinois] Synthetic Optical Holography

    26 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brad Deutsch

  15. [Illinois] Stretch Induced Hyperexcitability of Mice Callosal Pathway

    26 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Anthony Fan

    Memory and learning are thought to result from changes in synaptic strength. Previous studies on synaptic physiology in brain slices have traditionally been focused on biochemical processes. Here, we demonstrate with experiments on mouse brain slices that central nervous system plasticity is...

  16. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

    25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sandip Mazumder

    A Youtube channel that presents numerous high-quality lectures on methods for solving Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Topics include (1) Finite Difference Method: Cartesian and Curvilinear Mesh (2) Finite Volume Method: Cartesian, Curvilinear and Unstructured Mesh (3) Iterative solvers:...

  17. Flexible Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Field-Effect Transistor (TMDFET) HSPICE Model

    08 Feb 2016 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Morteza Gholipour, Ying-Yu Chen, Deming Chen

    SPICE model of flexible transition metal dichalcogenide field-effect transistors (TMDFETs) for different types of materials (MoS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, WS2, WSe2), considering effects when scaling the transistor size down to the 16-nm technology node. This model can be used for circuit-level simulations.

  18. Sensitivity Analysis of Multiscale Reaction Networks with Stochastic Averaging

    25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Araz Ryan Hashemi

    We shall show how stochastic averaging may be employed to speed computations and obtain estimates of mean values and sensitivities with respect to the steady state distribution. Further, we shall establish bounds which show the bias induced by the averaging method decays to zero as the disparity...

  19. Pertinent and Exciting Uncertainty Quantification Problem Spaces in Materials and Manufacturing

    22 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Amanda Criner

    A summary of a few exciting problem spaces will be given to demonstrate the breadth of pertinent uncertainty quantification problems to materials and manufacturing.

  20. Nano-Link: Never go in with a Blank Sheet of Paper

    14 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Deb Newberry

    This presentation summarizes a proven approach that helps educators find, collect and refine the information that is needed to successfully work with industry and establish strong partnerships.  The process and source for collecting employee competencies required by industry is...