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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 ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

End of the pre-registration period.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am

End of the pre-registration period.

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.