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Fluids Seminar: Dynamics of Soft Interfaces in Droplet-based Microfluidics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Quentin Brosseau Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen, Germany Dynamics of Soft Interfaces in Droplet-based Microfluidics The numerous applications of microfluidic emulsions (i.e., compartmentalization) rely on both the short and long term stabilization of droplet interfaces. This is achieved mainly via the addition of surfactant or the formation of a rigid capsule. Therefore in order to predict and control the stability of the emulsions, a precise control of the interfaces modified in this way is required.

PRIME Final Presentations

Monday, May 12, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Barus and Holley 190

The Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship teams will present their final projects. 

Modulators for Terahertz Radiation

Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm

Professor Daniel Mittleman Interim Director, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University Abstract: Terahertz radiation promises many important emerging applications, from imaging to wireless communication. However, many critical components and capabilities remain out of reach. We describe recent advances in the development of one important example – the ability to externally modulate a freely propagating terahertz wave.

Accurate and Efficient High-Dimensional Neural Network Potentials for Atomistic Simulations

Thursday, May 08, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Nongnuch Artrith, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Simulations of realistic catalyst particles critically depend on the accurate description of the underlying potential energy surface (PES). While first­ principles methods such as density-functional theory (DFT) can provide very accurate energies and forces, they are computationally too demanding to address many interesting systems.

Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 11).

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:00am - Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00am
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Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 11).

Fluids Seminar: The Role of Vortex Lift on Flapping Wings

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Anya Jones University of Maryland College Park, MD The Role of Vortex Lift on Flapping Wings The lift produced by an entomological flapping wing is investigated via simplified models of the wing kinematics, with a focus on near-impulsively started rectilinear and rotational motions. Force and velocity field measurements are examined in parallel with flow visualization to identify the sources of lift, the relative importance of these contributions, and the time-scales over which they persist.

Christopher Wright - "Catalyst structure and annealing dynamics from the pair distribution function: a basis for rational catalyst design"

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Greetings! You are invited to the upcoming Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 presentation on Tuesday, May 6th (12:00 to 1:00 pm in Barus and Holley 190). The speaker is: Christopher Wright ...

University Awards Ceremony - A Celebration of Teaching and Research

Monday, May 05, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Members of the Brown community are invited to honor the recipients of the University awards in Teaching and Research at the 2014 Awards Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty and graduate students at this university-wide reception and ceremony. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

[SPEED MAKING] Ideation modeled afer speed dating.

Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join A Beter World by Design, IBM, and RISD Industrial Design Professor Andy Law for an evening of brainstorming, chating, and dining. Open to all students. Free food.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Lithium-Air Batteries

Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Venkat Viswanathan, MIT (Starting as Assistant Professor at CMU, 2014) Li-air batteries have a much higher theoretical gravimetric energy storage density than all other candidate battery chemistries and this has led to a strong interest in developing such batteries for powering EVs, enabling driving ranges comparable to gasoline powered automobiles. However, many fundamental challenges need to be solved before these batteries can become practical.

CCI Guest Speaker: Dr. Alissa Park, Columbia University

Thursday, May 01, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Towards Sustainable Energy: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Ah-Hyung Alissa Park Thursday, May 1st; 1pm; Barus & Holley 168 Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, ...

Film Screening: Robot & Frank

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What happens when human-robot interactions become relationships? The film "Robot & Frank" offers the hilarious and heartwarming story about such a relationship, which results in finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health.

NeuroEngineering Master Lecture & Special Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Fundamentals of Functional Electrical Stimulation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Robert F. Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and Director, FES Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. As part of the Spring ‘14 NeuroEngineering 122 (ENGN 1220) course several visiting experts will introduce core neurotechnologies of clinical relevance. This series is directed toward the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in ENGN 1220, but we open this master lecture to other students, researchers and clinicians interested in Neuroengineering. Host: Prof.

Joint Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Science Engineering Seminar: “Architectural Support for Virtual Memory on Next-Generation Heterogeneous Systems with Memory-Intensive Workloads”

Monday, April 28, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. As systems run workloads with ever-increasing memory footprints and incorporate large amounts of on-die heterogeneity, maintaining programmer productivity and in tandem lowering memory access overheads becomes crucial.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - “Isolation and Analysis of Rare Cells from Peripheral Blood”

Monday, April 28, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Daniel Chiu, Ph.D A.Bruce Montgomery Professor of Chemistry University of Washington "Rare cells present in blood, such as circulating tumor cells, can be difficult to isolate, but they may be important both in a clinical setting as well as for gaining a better understanding of metastasis. This presentation will describe a method we developed for isolating rare cells and circulating tumor cells from peripheral blood, with emphasis on device design and a set of probes that we have developed to enhance our ability to detect and isolate these rare cells.

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Monday, April 28, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium Barus & Holley Building (184 Hope St.) Room 168

School of Engineering Honors Symposium

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Engineering Honors Thesis Presentations are presented by senior undergraduates. In addition to maintaining an excellent academic record and presenting a summary of their research, students submit a written thesis. The thesis is reviewed by the research advisor and a second reader. Students who meet the criteria for excellence in coursework and research are granted their bachelor’s degree cum honoribus (with Honors) in their respective concentration.

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00am - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:00am
> No location for this event

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

NeuroEngineering & Biomedical Engineering Master Lecture: Science and Technology of Deep Brain Stimulation: Brain Rhythms, Mechanisms of Action, and the Path to Generalized Brain-Machine Interfaces

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tim Denison, Ph.D., Director of Neural Engineering, Medtronic, Inc. As part of the Spring ‘14 NeuroEngineering 1220 (ENGN 1220) course, several visiting experts will introduce core neurotechnologies ...

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Manufacturing and Characterizing Porous Metal for Orthopaedics: How Materials Science Brought Me Full Circle

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm

MRS, ASME & TBP present Naomi Murray '97 (Stryker Orthopaedics) Naomi Murray is a graduate of Brown University, where she concentrated in Materials Science and Engineering. She received her PhD ...

Fluids Seminar: Dynamic Wetting Failure and Air Entrainment in Coating Flows

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Satish Kumar Chemical Engineering University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Dynamic Wetting Failure and Air Entrainment in Coating Flows Dynamic wetting is crucial to processes where liquid displaces another fluid (such as air) along a solid surface, an important example being the deposition of a coating liquid onto a moving substrate. Dynamic wetting failure occurs when the displacement happens too quickly, and this leads to entrainment of the receding fluid into the advancing liquid.

Edible Car Competition

Friday, April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at the 4th Annual Edible Car Competition! Teams race their cars and are scored on creativity and speed. Top 3 cars will receive a prize and there will be bumper stickers for everyone. Register ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - “Are you infected? Using breath to diagnose acute lung infection and exposure”

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Rong Fan, Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering Yale University Hematologic myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) are neoplastic, clonal blood diseases in which a dysregulated excessive or dysplastic production of blood cells was induced by the gain-of-function mutations (e.g., JAK2). While the common mutations of MPDs have been identified and the mutation pattern is relatively uniform across patients, the clinical outcomes vary substantially.

Superfund Research Program: Webinar

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unknown," a webinar presented by Reynold Panettieri, University of Pennsylvania.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Fluids Seminar: Biomimetic Devices from Soft Matter: Electrically Driven Colloidal Assemblies, Ionic Circuits and Hydrogel Actuators

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Orlin D. Velev Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695; Biomimetic Devices from Soft Matter: Electrically Driven Colloidal Assemblies, Ionic Circuits and Hydrogel Actuators We will present strategies for the fabrication of novel electrically functional structures from particles or gels operating in water environment.

Dr. Richard F. Jordan from the University of Chicago

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Metal Catalyzed Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar Vinyl Monomers Dr. Richard Jordan Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Material Instabilities: Twin Motion, Shear Bands, and Voids”

Monday, April 14, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

T.W. Wright, Adjunct Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University. Material failure is generally preceded by some kind of material instability, but the contrary is only sometimes true. An elastic instability initiates dislocation or twinning activities, but these are regarded as mechanisms of plastic deformation, not failure. Phase transformation is another example of material instability that is not necessarily associated with failure. However, void initiation and growth often is a predecessor of failure, as are cleavage and amorphization.

Brown IEEE Robotics Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm

Brown IEEE strives to expand on the university engineering education by introducing undergraduates to industry and facilitating the connection between theory and application. As an extension of this principle, Brown IEEE is hosting a robotics competition to enhance the education of aspiring engineers and computer scientists or anyone interested in the applications of robotics. This year, 15 teams from 10 different schools will be competing for the title of fastest maze-navigating robot and best design.