Brown University School of Engineering

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

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:00am - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Fluids Seminar: Bio-inspired Nano- and Microcapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Eugenia Kharlampieva Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294 Bio-inspired Nano- and Microcapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery Shape and elasticity are essential parameters for particle behavior in tumor microenvironments, and must be understood for efficient delivery of therapeutics. This talk will focus on hollow nano- and microparticles (capsules) obtained by self-assembly of synthetic and biological macromolecules in solutions and on sacrificial templates.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.

Design Roundtable: What We Mean When We Say Critical Design

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Critical Design, Speculative Design, Futures Design—what do these mean? In this roundtable, we will break these buzzwords down into their meaningful components and reflect on the state of the field ...

Electrical Science and Computer Engineering Seminar: Generating Formal Behavioral Descriptions from Natural Language Statements

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Generating Formal Behavioral Descriptions from Natural Language Statements, presented by Ian Harris, University of California, Irvine Abstract: The problem of automatically verifying the correctness ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PhD candidate Xiaoxue Li will present her PhD thesis: "Real-Time Speech-Separation Algorithms Using a Microphone Array for Simultaneous Competing Sources with Known Locations". The presiding officer ...

IMNI Distinguished Lecture: Nicholas L. Abbott - “Sharing the Strain: Bacteria and Molecular Assemblies Dispersed in Chromonic Liquid Crystals” - Hosted By: Thomas Powers

Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Sharing the Strain: Bacteria and Molecular Assemblies Dispersed in Chromonic Liquid Crystals” May 5, 2016 Barus & Holley, RM 190 Reception: 3:30 p.m. Lecture: 4:00 p.m. Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Abstract: Chromonic liquid crystals (LCs) are promising materials for interfacing with biological systems because they are compatible with a wide range of mammalian and bacterial cells as well as vesicular assemblies formed from lipids and proteins.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Friday, May 06, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm

PhD candidate Dimitra Papagiannopoulou will present her PhD thesis: "Improving Performance, Energy-Efficiency and Error-Resilience of Multicore Embedded Systems through Speculative Synchronization ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, May 09, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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PhD candidate Onur Can Ulusel will present his PhD thesis: "Design-Space Exploration of Embedded Hardware Accelerators for Image Processing Applications". The presiding officer will be Professor R ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: "Hidden in Plain Sight: Rethinking Battery Design Based on Material Tendencies and Coupled Behaviors"

Monday, May 09, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Rethinking Battery Design Based on Material Tendencies and Coupled Behaviors”, presented by Dr. Dan Steingart, Princeton University Abstract:Endeavors in electrochemical energy storage are industrial masochism for the same reason they are academic hedonism: a mechanical domains. Despite these couplings, most treatments of batteries in the academic literature emphasize material challenges and opportunities as opposed to systematic interactions.