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Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics: Designing Better Structural Materials by Understanding Nanoconfinement and Nanoscale Interfaces

Monday, November 09, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

"Designing Better Structural Materials by Understanding Nanoconfinement and Nanoscale Interfaces" Prof. Sinan Keten,Northwestern University, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering  Natural and engineered structural (load-bearing) nanocomposites often try to exploit microphases that are confined in nanoscale dimensions to achieve remarkable mechanical properties. However, the emergent performance of these materials depends strongly on both the chemistry of the interfaces and the microstructure of the material system, which complicates their design.

Engineering Career Fair

Saturday, November 07, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the School of Engineering will host its fifth annual internship and career fair from 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Kasper Multipurpose Room (lower level of Stephen Robert Campus Center). More than 250 students and over 20 companies are expected to attend.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Visualizing and Quantifying Tissue Oxygen Tension with Porphyrin Toolkits and SMART Bandages

Thursday, November 05, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

“Visualizing and Quantifying Tissue Oxygen Tension with Porphyrin Toolkits and SMART Bandages” Conor L. Evans, PhD Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital Abstract: Oxygen plays a profound role in the biology of life. Impaired oxygen delivery has significant consequences, from ischemic injury and chronic wounds to therapeutically resistant carcinoma. A major challenge in assessing the oxygenation of tissues is the fact that oxygen itself is rather difficult to directly detect.

Pizza with the Dean

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Barus and Holley

All juniors and seniors! Join Dean Larson for a Pizza Dinner in the Barus & Holley Lobby on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Hear updates on all of the exciting things that are going on in the School of Engineering, including the new building for engineering , opportunities for students after Brown, the fifth-year master's program, and the upcoming Career and Internship Fair.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 03, 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: Single Polymer Dynamics of Topologically Complex Chains

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Charles M. Schroeder Associate Professor Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Single molecule techniques allow for the direct observation ...

Using Artificial Microstructures to Understand Microstructure-Property Relationships in Metallic Glasses and Their Composites

Monday, November 02, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series

Dr. Jan Schroers, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department, Yale University

Pizza Lunch with the Engineering Concentration Advisers

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Main Lobby

Join the Engineering Concentration Advisers this Wednesday, at noon in the Barus & Holley main lobby. This will be a good chance to get to know your adviser; to meet fellow concentrators in your program; ask about research in your field; and understand your program and its requirements better. 

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 27, 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 Rheology of Carbon Nanotube Suspensions: From the Bulk to the Edge

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Anson Ma Complex Fluids Laboratory University of Connecticut The Rheology of Carbon Nanotube Suspensions: From the Bulk to the Edge Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are rolled cylinders of graphene sheets with an aspect ratio on the order of hundreds or larger. In this presentation, the rheology of suspensions containing aggregating and non-aggregating CNTs will be compared and contrasted. The aggregating and non-aggregating CNT suspensions both exhibited shear-thinning behavior in steady shear flow, but they showed remarkably different breakup behavior in capillary thinning experiments.

David Gottlieb Memorial Lectureship on Scientific Computing

Monday, October 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Stanley Osher from the University of California, Los Angeles will present the David Gottlieb Memorial Lecture "The Impact of L1 Optimization in Nonlinear PDE."

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Microfluidic Organ Technologies for Drug Development

Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Jeffrey T. Borenstein, Ph.D. Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Draper, Cambridge MA New drug development is hindered by high cost and extended timelines, and one of the most significant challenges remains the poor predictive capability of preclinical testing. Only 1 in 10 compounds entering clinical trials reaches the market, suggesting a poor correlation between preclinical animal studies and and human responses.

Pizza Lunch with the Engineering Concentration Advisers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join the Engineering Concentration Advisers each third Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Barus & Holley main lobby. This will be a good chance to get to know your adviser; to meet fellow concentrators in your program; ask about research in your field; and understand your program and its requirements better. 

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 20, 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: Jets and Droplets from Bursting Bubbles

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Jacy Bird Boston University Jets and Droplets from Bursting Bubbles When a bubble bursts at an interface, the surface energy creates an upward jet that can break into smaller droplets. This jet drop phenomena is relevant to a variety of topics including health and climate. Jet drops have been implicated as a vector for certain respiratory pathogens, as well as a dominant mechanism to disperse cloud forming marine aerosols into the atmosphere. Although jets drops have been studied and characterized for over 50 years, the fundamental fluid dynamics are still unclear.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Seminar: Fundamental Studies of Oxygen Electrocatalysis Towards More Efficient Electrolysers and Fuel Cells

Friday, October 16, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ifan E. L. Stephens, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT (current), Technical University of Denmark (2016) Abstract: With increased uptake of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power, new and efficient means of storing the electricity will be essential. In order for any energy storage technology to make a global impact, it needs to be scalable to the TW level. Electrochemistry provides a means to store the energy in the form of a solar fuel, such as hydrogen.

Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Friday, October 16, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society - Innovation, Inclusion and Impact: Promoting Creativity and Design in International Development

Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society given by Amy Smith, founder and co-director of MIT's D-Lab, which focuses on the development, design and dissemination of appropriate technologies for international development. She was selected as a 2004 MacArthur Fellow and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010 for the work she is doing to promote local innovation and technology creation. Her current projects are in the areas of water testing, treatment and storage, agricultural processing, and alternative energy.

ENGN DUG presents: Engineers Abroad

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm

You've always wanted to study abroad, but you're unsure if engineers can work it out with all the requirements? Or are you just wondering should you go to Australia, Spain or Brazil? Join the ENGN ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 13, 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 Best of Both Worlds? Hybrid Fluid Dynamics in Nano Engineering

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 3:00pm - 3:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Systems, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series Jason Reese University of Edinburgh and Johns Hopkins University The best of both worlds? Hybrid Fluid Dynamics in Nano Engineering Micro- and nano-scale fluid systems can behave very differently from their macro-scale counterparts. Molecular effects require special treatment beyond the scope of conventional continuum-fluid modeling. In this talk I will describe the hybrid molecular/fluid schemes we are constructing to tackle this problem.

Fall Weekend Holiday. No University exercises.

Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Fall Weekend Holiday. No University exercises.

The Growth of a New IIT: The IIT Gandhinagar Story

Friday, October 09, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Abstract: Through the lens of one new IIT, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, the talk will put in perspective the explosive growth in higher education in India. The talk will highlight the developments at IIT Gandhinagar and its future vision and plans. Launched in 2008, IIT Gandhinagar seeks to establish itself as a center of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement.

Effective Interviewing: Masters Student Job Search Series

Thursday, October 08, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Your resume got you the interview, now your interview will get you the job. But first, you need to consider the purpose and structure of an interview so you can plan ahead and be prepared to knock it out of the park. Come ask about those tough questions you are worried about!

Info Session for Spring UTRAs

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Interested in conducting research during the academic year? Learn about Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) at an Information Session for spring semester UTRAs only -- Wednesday, Oct ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 06, 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.

Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
> No location for this event

Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: "Soft Materials: Unconventional Networks Give Unprecedented Properties"

Monday, October 05, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Xuanhe Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Abtract: Soft materials emerging on the interface between engineering and biological systems are challenging our fundamental knowledge, inspiring technological innovations, and enabling impactful applications. For instance, mammalian muscles, tendons and cartilages, albeit containing -70% water and having a wide range of rigidity (i.e., 100kPa-10MPa), can maintain impressively high fracture toughness (i.e., > 1000 Jm-2) under millions of cycles ofloads.

Sugeetha Vasudevan PhD Thesis Defense

Monday, October 05, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thesis Defense Presentation: “Investigations on Mechanical Property Micro-Structure Correlations in Ceramic Matrix Nano-Composite Coatings”. The presiding officer will be Professor Brian Sheldon ...

Google at Brown: Lecture and Lunch

Friday, October 02, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faculty Club

Ever wondered how to answer the world's biggest questions? You're not alone. Come hear Allan Thygesen, Google's Global Vice President of Global SMB Sales and Operations, speak about advertising in ...