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  • Nelson, Justin T. (Justin Ttheodore) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Optical biosensors based on fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are a promising alternative to conventional biosensors due to the exceptional photophysical properties of SWNT. Such sensors can enable ...
  • Choong, Looh Tchuin (Looh Tchuin Simon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Electrospun membranes are attractive for the liquid filtration applications especially as microfiltration membranes because they are low in solidity and have open, highly interconnected porous structures. Nevertheless, ...
  • Martin, John Daniel, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Solid tumors have low oxygen tension - hypoxia - that fuels disease progression and treatment resistance. Thus, strategies for alleviating hypoxia are needed. Two factors affect tissue oxygen levels: oxygen supply via blood ...
  • Srinivasan, Siddarth, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Non-wetting surfaces are characterized by the presence of stable pockets of vapor trapped within the asperities of the surface morphology. The utility of these surfaces in reducing skin friction in viscous laminar and ...
  • Class, Caleb Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Desulfurization of fossil fuels with supercritical water (SCW) has been the topic of many studies over the past few decades. This process does not require the use of any catalyst, eliminates the need for a hydrogen feed, ...
  • Wang, Muzhou, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Polymer science is exploring advanced materials which combine functional domains such as proteins and semiconducting polymers with traditional flexible polymers in the same molecule. While thermodynamic assemblies of ...
  • Chopko, Caroline Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Step-growth hydrogels crosslinked through grafted polypeptides are introduced as a powerful platform for extending the potential of established hydrogel systems, especially for applications in tissue engineering. Gels ...
  • Lee, Wen-Hsuan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The main contribution of this work is the understanding of microwave heating and the microreactor design challenges involved through both chemical experiments and computational models. The original goal of this research ...
  • O'Neal, Everett John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The development of organometallic catalysts with high activity and selectivity has transformed the way both bulk and fine chemicals are produced. When such catalysts are applied in fine chemicals production, the presence ...
  • Srinivas, Rathi Lakshmi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    There is high demand for next-generation biomolecule detection platforms arising from clinical need for more robust point-of-care diagnosis systems, fundamental research need to characterize complex biological processes, ...
  • Karthik Shekhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Developing successful prophylactic and therapeutic strategies against infections of RNA viruses like HIV requires a combined understanding of the evolutionary constraints of the virus, as well as of the immunologic ...
  • Khan, Kamil Ahmad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Nonsmoothness in dynamic process models can hinder conventional methods for simulation, sensitivity analysis, and optimization, and can be introduced, for example, by transitions in flow regime or thermodynamic phase, or ...
  • Gong, Yuan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The United Nations estimates that over 35 million people are afflicted with HIV/AIDS in the world. Highly active antiretroviral treatments (HAART) that use a combination of drugs that target the virus at different stages ...
  • Dumouchel, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Some biopharmaceutical companies have responded to evolution of the competitive landscape by placing additional emphasis on reducing their costs of manufacturing as a means of maintaining competitiveness. The prototypical ...
  • Schaber, Spencer Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    For this thesis, several tools for dynamic model development were developed and analyzed. Dynamic models can be used to simulate and optimize the behavior of a great number of natural and engineered systems, from the ...
  • Petruczok, Christy D. (Christy Danielle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) is a versatile, one-step process for synthesizing conformal and functional polymer thin films on a variety of substrates. This thesis emphasizes the development of tools to further ...
  • Kida, Yuko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Supercritical Water (SCW) desulfurization was investigated for both model sulfur compounds and Arab Heavy crude. In part 1, the reactions of alkyl sulfides in SCW were studied. During hexyl sulfide decomposition in SCW, ...
  • Reuel, Nigel F. (Nigel Forest) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Nanoengineered glycan sensors may help realize the long-held goal of accurate and rapid glycoprotein profiling without labeling or glycan liberation steps. Current methods of profiling oligosaccharides displayed on protein ...
  • Borrelli, David Christopher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have received significant interest for their potential low cost, high mechanical flexibility, and unique functionalities. OPVs employing semiconducting polymers in the photoactive layer have ...
  • Mao, Xianwen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Carbon materials are important in electrochemistry. The often cited advantages of carbonaceous materials for electrochemical applications include wide potential working windows, tunable electrocatalytic activity for a ...
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