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  1. [Illinois] Biomaterials to Replicate the Form and Function of Inhomogeneous Structures in the Body

    28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brendan Harley

    The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex organization of structural proteins such as collagens and proteoglycans. Understanding that the ECM is dynamic and often spatially patterned or heterogeneous over the length-scale of traditional biomaterials, we are developing instructive biomaterials...

  2. [Illinois] Plasmonic Engineering in Nanomedicine

    28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Srikanth Singamaneni

    Plasmonics involves the control of light at the nanoscale using surface plasmons. One particular area where plasmonics is expected to make an enoromous impact is the field of life sciences, with applications in bioimaging, biosensing, and targted and externally-triggered therapy. In the first...

  3. Active Nanophotonics: From Coherent Control of Quantum Emitters to Plasmonic Nanolasers

    28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ken Shih

    Light-matter interaction at nanometer scale is emerging as one of the most exciting fields in nanoscience. In combination with the advanced materials synthesis technique to tailor novel low-dimensional electronic systems, new doors are open toward design and realization of nanophotonic devices...

  4. ME 592 Lecture 07: Introduction to Image Analysis - Correlation Methods

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

  5. NSAC Spring Picnic 2014

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): nsac nsac, Sultan Helmi, Manuel Ochoa, Mikhail Shalaginov

    Video invitation for Spring picnic and NSAC elections

  6. First-Year Engineering Students' Communication of Nanotechnology Size & Scale in a Design Challenge

    22 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Yi Kong, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan

    While nanotechnology is a highly engaging topic for students, it entails concepts that are difficult to understand and need to be carefully considered when incorporating nanotechnology into classroom instruction. The notion of size and scale (also referred to as a “big idea” in learning...

  7. ME 517 Special Lecture 1: Rarefied Micro/Nanoflows - A Brief Tour

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alina Alexeenko

    Guest lecture.

  8. ME 517 Lecture 21: Microfluidics - Couette Flow I

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

  9. ME 517 Lecture 20: Microfluidics - Stokes Flows

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

  10. ME 517 Lecture 19: Microfluidics - Continuum Fluid Mechanics

    24 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

  11. Insight into Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Measurements on Thin-film Solar Cells using Numerical Simulations

    09 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ana Kanevce

    Increased efficiency in thin-film solar cells requires higher degree of understanding of the recombination mechanisms, and separating the various types of recombination involved. Time resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) measurement is a contactless and quick measurement method, and therefore one...

  12. Strain Engineering of 2D Crystals

    08 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bennett Goldberg

    Two-dimensional materials are flexible, transparent, compatible with living systems, and can enable new devices and physics based on their unique properties. One unique property is the ability of 2D crystals a single atom thick to undergo massive amounts of strain without failure. Since strain...

  13. ME 517 Lecture 18: Microfluidics - Continuum or Molecular?

    08 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

  14. NCN Education Team: Student Research

    09 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Oguz Hanoglu, Yi Kong

  15. Active subspace methods in theory and practice: Or, does your model really have lots of parameters?

    11 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul G. Constantine

    Science and engineering models typically contain multiple parameters representing input data---e.g., boundary conditions or material properties. The map from model inputs to model outputs can be viewed as a multivariate function. One may naturally be interested in how the function changes as...

  16. Disordered Photonics

    11 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hui Cao

    Most of the research in the field of photonics has focused on understanding and mitigating the effects of disorder which are often detrimental. For certain applications, however, intentionally introducing disorder can actually improve the device performance, e.g., in photovoltaics optical...

  17. Optical Multi-Dimensional Coherent Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures

    08 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steven Cundiff

    I will give an introduction to optical two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy and then present our use of it to study optical resonances in semiconductor nanostructures. In quantum wells, our results show that many-body effects dominate the light-matter interaction for excitons in semiconductors...

  18. Pop-in Detection

    10 Apr 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Hesam Askari, Thomas Lambrosa, Michael Maughan

    An algorithm to analyze and detect pop-ins in indentation data generated from .hys (Hysitron) files.

  19. Nanotechnology K12 Lessons - 1

    07 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik

    The technological world today is constantly evolving. Every year, new discoveries and improvements to previous technologies change the way we live. Nanotechnology is one field that is quickly advancing and impacting our daily lives. School systems often do not have the lesson plans or the...

  20. Introduction to Nanotechnology - An "Elementary" Education Program

    07 Apr 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik

    Presentation for: Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our community's public school system and our college of engineering collaboratively developed and implemented a...