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ESCE Seminar: Multi-THz Spectroscopy of Ultrafast Charge Transport Processes in Materials

Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar: Multi-THz spectroscopy of ultrafast charge transport processes in materials Dr. David Cooke, Dept. of Physics, McGill University Our lab performs ultrafast spectroscopy on a variety of materials in the low energy portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between 0.3 - 30 THz or about 1-125 meV in energy. This region is a “sweet spot” for signatures of charge motion in materials, both free and bound.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Sophie Fereol and Redouane Fodil

Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Sophie Fereol talk on Cell Mechanics Approaches for Cytoskeleton-Associated Function in Neural Cells. It is now well accepted that many functions of cells are essentially determined by the composition ...

The Internet of Things comes to a city near you (and other new directions in wireless)

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

The Slater Technology Fund is hosting "The Internet of Things Comes to a City Near You (and Other New Directions in Wireless)," featuring IoT expert and wireless communications guru Bob Heile in an ...

Electronics and Photonics Seminar: The key role of surface in semiconductor nanostructures for photovoltaics and sensing applications

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Dr. Salvatore Mirabella, CNR-IMM MATIS and Università di Catania, Dip. Fisica e Astronomia,Catania, Italy Abstract: In the current nanotechnology age a countless amount of “small and smart” solutions ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby. 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: Mechanics of Deformation and Fracture in High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes

Monday, December 07, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Shuman Xia, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, George Institute of Technology There is currently a growing demand for low-cost, high-performance electrochemical energy storage solutions ...

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

Monday, December 07, 2015 12:00am - Friday, December 11, 2015 12:00am

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

Extreme Gingerbread House Competition

Friday, December 04, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Build an earthquake-resistant Gingerbread house to be tested on a shake table and judged by engineering professors. Email BrownUSWE@gmail.com to register with the name of team and members. Teams consist of 3-5 students and/or faculty. $5 per team.

IMNI Seminar: Rational Approaches for Efficient Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells

Friday, December 04, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sang Il Seok Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology Solar energy harvesting through photovoltaic conversion has gained attention as the most sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. A long-standing dream in the large-scale application of photovoltaic conversion is the fabrication of solar cells with high efficiency and long-term stability at low cost.

ESCE Seminar: Fracking for 5G-Reconfigurable RF and High-Efficiency Millimeter-wave Circuit Techniques for Better Spectrum Usage

Friday, December 04, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar

Fracking for 5G: Reconfigurable RF and High-Efficiency Millimeter-wave Circuit Techniques for Better Spectrum Usage

Prof. James Buckwalter, UCSB

Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline

Friday, December 04, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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The campus deadline for Goldwater Scholarship is Friday, December 4th by 4:30pm. The Goldwater is a nationally prestigious award for sophomores and juniors concentrating in math, science, or engineering ...

Superfund Seminar Series: Environmental Impact of Next-Generation Nanomaterials

Thursday, December 03, 2015 12:00pm - 1:01pm

The SRP Seminar Series continues this month with a lecture by Dr. Robert Hamers, professor of physical science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hamers will be speaking about the environmental ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Vicki Colvin, Brown University

Thursday, December 03, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

"Nanomaterials and Biological Systems: Tailored Interactions from the Nanometer to the Centimeter"

Vicki Colvin, Ph.D.
Krieble Professor of Chemistry and Engineering
Brown University

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby. 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: The Spectrum of Wind Power Fluctuations

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Systems, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – DECEMBER 1, 2015 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 Mahesh Bandi Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Okinawa, Japan The Spectrum of Wind Power Fluctuations Conventional energy sources such as nuclear or coal generate energy at a constant rate. Renewables on the other hand fluctuate with the variability in the natural sources from which they derive energy.

FEAST: What is entrepreneurship anyway?

Monday, November 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join FEAST on Monday, November 30, 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Faculty Club for our discussion on: "What is entrepreneurship anyways?" Angus Kingon, Barrett Hazeltine University Professor of Entrepreneurship ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby. 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.

Neurotechnologies for Brain Health and Freedom of Mind

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Jonghwan Lee, Brown University

Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

"Label-free Microscopic Imaging of Biodynamics with Optical Coherence Tomography" Jonghwan Lee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Engineering, Brown University Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been widely used for three-dimensional imaging of biological tissue structures with micrometer resolution and only with intrinsic contrasts, especially in ophthalmology, cancer and neuroscience research. This talk will discuss how OCT can image biodynamics beyond the tissue structures and what potentials it has for a wide collaboration with the Brown's BME community.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby. 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: An Optimal Closure for Turbulent Flows

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Simon Thalabard University of Massachusetts at Amherst An Optimal Closure for Turbulent Flows Equilibrium Statistical mechanics ideas have been widely used in the past to account for the large scale 2d organization of atmospheric flows, as caused by the small-scale turbulent motions. Spectacular applications are many, from Kuroshio currents in the Pacific Ocean to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. It is less known, that equilibrium statistical mechanics can also be used to describe the smallest scales of a non-viscous classical turbulent fluid.

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering Seminar: Terahertz Laser Frequency Combs

Monday, November 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Dr. Qing Hu, Dept. of EECS and Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT. 
The development of optical frequency combs has had a revolutionary impact on high-precision metrology and spectroscopy, and the development was recognized with a Nobel Prize in 2005.

Space Horizons 2016: Establishing a Lunar Colony

Friday, November 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Got a passion for space? Are you eager to find a connection between your skills and space exploration? Funded by a NASA grant, Space Horizons 2016 workshop brings together experts and students from ...

Science Visualization Hackathon

Friday, November 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join a community of science visualization enthusiasts to create and share science visualization videos. Equipment, supplies, wind tunnels and high-speed cameras will be available, or just bring your ...

Science Visualization Seminar

Friday, November 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr. Nicole Sharp, Ph.D. in aerospace engineering specializing in fluid dynamics, and founder and editor of the wildly popular website f**kyeahfluiddynamics.tumblr.com, will share her enthusiasm for ...

Computer Engineering Seminar: Distributed Energy Management with Limited Communication

Friday, November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Professor Na Li, Harvard University

A major issue in future smart grid is how intelligent devices and independent producers can respectively change their power consumption/production to achieve near maximum efficiency for the power network. Limited communications between devices, producers etc. necessitates an approach where the elements of the network can act in an autonomous manner with limited information/communications yet achieve near optimal performance.

ICERM Public Lecture: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The last decade of this past century has been witness to a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding. The techniques used in mathematical origami design range from the abstruse to the highly approachable.

SACNAS Panel Discussion:Tips to Succeed as a STEM Major at Brown and Beyond

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join student members from SACNAS at Brown University Chapter, CareerLAB and First-Gen@Brown for our graduate student panel on Preparing for Post-Grad Life. We will talk about the expectations ...

Thinking Out Loud: Computers Made of BACTERIA????

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Synthetic biology, engineering bacteria and other living systems to do our bidding, will be a powerful and potentially transformative new form of computing -- if we can figure out a systematic design process. Come hear Doug Densmore talk about the marvels and promise of synthetic biology and his efforts at process innovation and standardization to make bio-computation an everyday reality in this year's first Thinking Out Loud lecture. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:30PM BERT Auditorium

Lunchtime Conversation with Professor Douglas Densmore (Boston University)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

This informal discussion with Professor Douglas Densmore (Boston University) presents an opportunity for students and others to learn more about his experiences as a researcher of synthetic biological ...