Brown University School of Engineering

Events that began in May, 2014


Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:00am - 12:00am
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Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception

Friday, May 23, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:30-6:00, Barus & Holley Lobby. All engineering alumni who are coming back to campus for commencement are invited to join us to reconnect with fellow engineering alumni and faculty during this beer, wine, and cheese reception. We hope you will join us! Please spread the word to other Brown engineers.

Brown Chapter Sigma Xi Induction Ceremony

Friday, May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sigma Xi Inductions ceremony for new inductees and their parents. The ceremony will be held from 2:00- 4:00 pm. Attendance is by invitation or for ticket holders

CCI Guest lecturer: Dr. Mircea Dinca from MIT

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Small Molecule Chemistry and Charge Transport in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks Mircea Dincă Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry Friday, May 23rd 2014; Noon; Barus & Holley 190 Abstract: Traditional applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are focused on gas storage and separation, which take advantage of the inherent porosity and high surface area of these materials. The MOFs’ use in technologies that require charge transport have lagged behind, however, because MOFs are poor conductors of electricity.

Reunion Weekend

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00am - Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:00am
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Classes ending in 4 and 9, come back to campus this Memorial Day weekend to celebrate your lifelong connection to Brown! See what's new on campus, dance the night away at Campus Dance, attend thought-provoking forums, and enjoy an array of receptions and student performances. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the alumni reunion website or download the alumni mobile app.

CCI Guest lecturer: Dr. Yang Shao-Horn from MIT

Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Enabling Oxides for Oxygen Electrocatalysis Yang Shao-Horn Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA ...

Fluids Seminar: Properties of Gold-Water Nanofluids Using Molecular Dynamics

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gianluca Puliti* University of Notre Dame Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Notre Dame, IN *Current affiliation: Piramal Critical Care, Inc. Properties of Gold-Water Nanofluids Using Molecular Dynamics Nanofluids belong to a new class of fluids with enhanced thermophysical properties and heat transfer performance. A broad spectrum of applications in science and engineering can potentially benefit from their use. However, the physical explanation for this enhancement is still lacking.

MPPB Seminar - Anita Shukla "Designer Biomaterial Surfaces for Drug Delivery & Regenerative Medicine"

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

MPPB Seminar - Dr. Anita Shukla, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University, will present a seminar entitled "Designer Biomaterial Surfaces for Drug Delivery & Regenerative Medicine" May 16, 2014 12:00-1:00 PM in Sidney Frank Auditorium Room 220. Beverages and light snacks will be served.

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.

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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, ...