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  • Kiani, Sepehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    As the performance of digital electronic components improves, maintaining the integrity of high-frequency signals through circuit boards becomes increasingly challenging. The dimensions and material parameters of in-plane ...
  • Cha, Jae Won (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Observing neuronal structures and monitoring changes in synaptic connectivity with respect to time have a significant impact on understanding the basis of structural brain abnormalities and the development of therapeutics ...
  • Chang, Chih-Hao, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Periodic nanostructures have many exciting applications, including high-energy spectroscopy, patterned magnetic media, photonic crystals, and templates for self-assembly. Interference lithography (IL) is an attractive ...
  • Hatzakis, Iason (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This research is focused on the creation of evolutionary optimization techniques for the solution of time-changing multi-objective problems. Many optimization problems, ranging from the design of controllers for time-variant ...
  • Li, Yong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Dynamic sealing systems, such as mechanical face seals and piston rings in internal combustion engines are critical components of modern machines. These sealing systems present a unique challenge in controlling the lubricant ...
  • Penn, James Douglass (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Multiple degree of freedom actuation typically requires one actuator for each degree of freedom, where each actuator requires its own heavy and expensive transducer to transform an electrical input signal into a useful ...
  • Kumar, Mayank, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The design of entrained flow gasifiers and their operation has largely been an experience based enterprise. Most, if not all, industrial scale gasifiers were designed before it was practical to apply CFD models. Moreover, ...
  • Stark, Addison Killean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels via syn-gas offers a promising approach to producing fungible substitutes for petroleum derived fuels and chemicals. In order for these fuels to be adopted, they must be ...
  • Thompson, Mary Kathryn, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Surface topography has long been considered a key factor in the performance of many contact applications including thermal contact resistance. However, essentially all analytical and numerical models of thermal contact ...
  • Kumar, Sandeep, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Graphene, owing to its remarkable material properties, is considered as an ideal material for a broad range of nano-scale applications. The performance of any graphene-based device would depend upon the material's response ...
  • Sheng, Nuo, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Polymer/clay nanocomposites have been observed to exhibit enhanced thermal/mechanical properties at low weight fractions (We) of clay. Continuum-based composite modeling reveals that the enhanced properties are strongly ...
  • Baelden, Camille (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Fuel consumption reduction of more than 20% can be achieved through engine friction reduction. Piston and piston rings contribute approximately half of the total engine friction and are therefore central to friction reduction ...
  • Eusner, Thor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In the fabrication of ultra-large-scale integrated (ULSI) semiconductor devices, the chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) process is extensively employed. During the CMP process, undesirable scratches are produced on Cu ...
  • Weinberg, Eli, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis presents mathematical models describing the mechanical behavior of the human aortic heart valve over a range of length and time scales. In the human heart, the valves perform the vital function of controlling ...
  • Beck Abushanab, Heather L. (Heather Lee) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Hao, Qing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Thermoelectric materials have attractive applications in electric power generation and solid-state cooling. The performance of a thermoelectric device depends on the dimensionless figure of merit (ZT) of the material, ...
  • Fu, Jianping, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Direct analysis of biologically-relevant entities such as nucleic acids and proteins offers the potential to outperform conventional analysis techniques and diagnostic methods through enhancements in speed, accuracy, and ...
  • White, James R. (James Robert), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The handling of extremely small samples of gases and liquids has long been a subject of research among biologists, chemists and engineers. A few scientific instruments, notably the atomic force microscope and the surface ...
  • Kim, Jeong-Gil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Nanostructured surfaces have given rise to many unique optical properties, such as broadband anti-reflectivity, structural coloring effects, and enhanced light extraction from high refractive index materials due to their ...
  • Tavakoli Nia, Hadi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Cartilage, as well as many soft connective tissues, functions mechanically across a wide spectrum of daily loading frequencies (time scales), from <1 Hz in slow activities such as walking, to 1000 Hz for high-rate activities ...
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