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Chemical Engineering Seminar: Toward Predictive Reacting Flow Simulations for Cleaner Energy Conversion

Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Toward Predictive Reacting Flow Simulations for Cleaner Energy Conversion by Dr. Luwi Oluwole, Ansys, Inc. Combustion continues to play an important role in energy conversion. It is now widely recognized ...

The Topping Off of the New Engineering Research Building

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

Brown University invites students, faculty, staff and the community to celebrate the Topping Off of the New Engineering Research Building. The ceremony will take place at the construction site located ...

Scientific Computing Seminar - Pierre Lermusiaux, MIT

Friday, May 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Applied Mathematics Building, Room 108

P.F.J. Lermusiaux and the MSEAS group Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Bayesian Inference of High-Dimensional Dynamical Models We develop and illustrate a dynamics-based Bayesian ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm

PhD candidate Jacob Komar will present his PhD thesis: "Toward a Mobile Computing Platform for Neural Signal Processing". The presiding officers will be Professor Arto Nurmikko and Professor John D ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PhD candidate Yuanyuan Zhou will present his PhD thesis: "Solution Crystallization, Microstructual Characterization and Photovoltaic Performance of Lead Trihalide Perovskites". The presiding officer ...

Final Examination Period (No exams on Sunday May 15)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:00am - Friday, May 20, 2016 12:00am
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Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 15).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, May 10, 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.

Civil Engineering Capstone Project Presentation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Barus & Holley, Room 190

The Civil Engineering Capstone Project Presentation will take place  in BH 190 on Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Presenters include Eric Blood, Chris Edwards, Maria Maddox, Julia Stemmer and Brian Williams.

Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penulti

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

First Engineering Concentration Day Celebration

Monday, May 02, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Engin DUG student group for a pilot "Concentration Day" celebration for new engineering concentrators who have just declared. The event will be held on the lawn of the Applied Math/Engineering courtyard on Monday, May 2 from 4-6 pm. Upperclassmen will help welcome newly declared sophomores in their respective Engineering concentrations in smaller group breakouts.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, May 02, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

PhD candidate Daniel Gerbig will present his PhD thesis: "Measuring and Modeling the Behavior of High-Strength Steels". The presiding officer will be Professor Allan F. Bower.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, May 02, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm

PhD candidate Amanda Krause will present her PhD thesis: "Degradation and Mitigation Mechanisms of Molten Silicate Deposits in Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings". The presiding officer will ...

Society of Women Engineers: Extreme Egg Launch

Friday, April 29, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Society of Women Engineers for an Extreme Egg Launch on the Green outside Geochem. The goal is to build a contraption from the provided materials that will keep your egg safe, as it is launched from a catapult! 3-5 members per team, $1 registration fee per person. Rain Date: Saturday April 30, 2016, same time and place Questions, please email brownuswe@gmail.com

Design Roundtable: Making is Learning

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll address how “learning-by-doing” methods found in the fields of design and engineering foster more active learning experiences in higher education, resulting ...

Engineering Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Friday, April 29, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm

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

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Madison Ski Krieger will present his PhD thesis: "Tunable Instabilities in Soft Matter". The presiding officer will be Professor Thomas R. Powers.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Marco Donato will present his PhD thesis: "Noise Modeling and Simulation Frameworks for the Design of Sub-Threshold Ultimate CMOS Circuits". The presiding officer will be Professor R ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 26, 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.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Tibiofemoral Cartilage Characterization and Modeling, and the Role of Constitutive Model Assumptions on Whole Knee Biomechanics”

Monday, April 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Tibiofemoral Cartilage Characterization and Modeling, and the Role of Constitutive Model Assumptions on Whole Knee Biomechanics” presented by Ellen M. Arruda, University of Michigan. Abstract:Anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) tears are among the most common injuries in sports, with over 200,000 reconstructions per year in the US alone. Knee cartilage osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating disease affecting about 15% of the population in the US, and ACL reconstruction has been linked to OA through associated alterations of knee joint biomechanics.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Uniting Genetics, Signal Transduction and Material Science in Understanding Cancer Invasion

Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

"Uniting Genetics, Signal Transduction and Material Science in Understanding Cancer Invasion" by Andre Levchenko, John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Yale Systems Biology Institute at Yale University. Abstract: Living cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM) can exhibit complex interactions that define key developmental, physiological and pathological processes. In this talk, I will describe a new type of directed migration—which we term ‘topotaxis’— guided by the gradient of the nanoscale topographic features in the cells’ ECM environment.