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An Report 2008-2009

D College of Engineering

Annual Report 2008-2009

epartment Administration and Committees3

ighlights6

Mechanical Engineering Department

aculty Awards13

aculty16

djunct, Research, Visiting and Associated Faculty19

taff20

New Faculty and Staff20

nrollment 22

egrees Awarded23

ourses Offered24

Objectives and Outcomes 26

tudent Awards27

tudent Organizations28

enior Design Projects31

raduate Student Awards38

egrees Awarded40

Recruitment36 Enrollment by Program37 Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants38


CONTENTS MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OVERVIEW 2 Highlights 5 Faculty Awards FACULTY AND STAFF 7 Faculty 10 New Faculty and Staff 11 Adjunct, Research, Visiting and Associated Faculty 11 Staff UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 13 Objectives and Outcomes 14 Enrollment 14 Degrees Awarded 15 Courses Offered 17 Student Awards 18 Student Organizations 21 Senior Design Projects GRADUATE PROGRAMS 25 Recruitment 26 Enrollment by Program 27 Graduate Student Awards 28 Degrees Awarded 29 Courses Offered 30 MS Theses and PhD Dissertations 31 Distance Learning RESEARCH 33 Research Funding 40 Faculty Publications 55 Research Laboratories 60 Affiliated Research Centers 62 Seminars 64 Merril L. Ebner Fund

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

At the graduate level, the department offers the PhD in ME as well as MS degrees in both ME and MFG. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available, and interested students can choose to pursue the MS in manufacturing via distance learning, as part of an international partnership with a consortium of German institutions, or even as a dual MS/MBA degree offered jointly with the School of Management. This programmatic diversity is a direct consequence of the merger, and positions the ME department to respond to new challenges and opportunities in both education and research. During the 2008-2009 academic year we made new additions to the ranks of ME faculty at both the adjunct and tenure track level. Adjunct Professor James Lynch, a world expert in underwater acoustics, joins us from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Assistant Professor Lorena Barba specializes in the computational modeling of fluid flow, specifically the use of “particle methods� in modeling and the pursuit of fast and efficient algorithms. Lorena received her PhD in aeronautics in 2004 from the California Institute of Technology and joined BU by way of the University of Bristol (UK).

Ronald A. Roy

I am pleased to share with you the 2008-2009 edition of the Boston University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Annual Report. It has been a year of significant growth and change, starting with the July 2008 merger of the BU Manufacturing Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering departments, a union that resulted in a single, unified department of Mechanical Engineering, boasting over 40 full time faculty dedicated to quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and active in a multiplicity of research topics. ME faculty have secondary appointments in other departments and are participating faculty in the newly established Divisions of Material Science and Engineering and Systems Engineering. Add to the mix approximately $12M in new extramural research funding and you have a rich tapestry of applied and basic research activity that cuts across disciplines and offers enhanced breadth and depth of opportunity to our students. Current areas of strength include acoustics and vibrations, automated manufacturing, biomaterials and biomedical applications of mechanical engineering, thermo-fluid sciences, materials engineering and mechanics, MEMS & NEMS, nanobiotechnology, robotics & controls, photonics, and systems engineering. For students who matriculated as of September 2008, we offer accredited BS degrees in mechanical (ME), aerospace (AE), and manufacturing engineering (MFG). However, the Department has since initiated a 4-year process by which we will discontinue our BS degree programs in AE and MFG and replace them with an accredited degree in mechanical engineering coupled with optional concentrations in aerospace and manufacturing. This will provide students with the best of both worlds: a solid foundational degree in the highly marketable and intellectually mobile discipline of mechanical engineering, coupled to optional, specialized education in either AE or MFG. The new program is designed with flexibility in mind, and we have since introduced additional concentrations in the emerging areas of energy and environmental engineering and nanotechnology.

A number of ME faculty members received well-deserved awards. New Society Fellows include John Baillieul (SIAM), R. Glynn Holt (ASA) and Victor Yakhot (APS). Allan Pierce received the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Foundation of India, Tom Bifano received the prestigious Bepi Columbo prize for his work with micro-deformable mirrors, and James Lynch received the Walter Monk Award for his contributions to underwater acoustics. Several faculty received College of Engineering research and service awards, and the department benefitted from a number of young faculty and foundation awards. In 2008-2009, the ME department featured a total undergraduate enrollment of 482 and conferred about 95 bachelor of science degrees. The graduate program boasts approximately 100 MS/PhD students enrolled and 35 degrees conferred. It is important to stress that the ME faculty research portfolio is extremely diverse and crosscutting. ME professors serve as principal investigator on grants administered by numerous College departments and research centers, as well as the BU Medical Center. Indeed, almost 50% of the PhD students supported by ME faculty are earning degrees in programs outside of mechanical engineering, such as BME, ECE, or one of the Divisions. It is both an honor and a challenge to lead the new BU Department of Mechanical Engineering into the future. The next few years will witness exciting changes in our research portfolio, faculty demographics, and degree programs. I invite you to peruse the Report and learn more about the depth and breadth of our programs, the spectrum of student activities, profiles of award-winning faculty, research interests, and facilities.

Ronald A. Roy Professor and Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering


OVERVIEW Highlights Fiscal Year 2009 was a banner year for the “new” Department of Mechanical Engineering – the result of a merger of the Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) and Manufacturing Engineering (MFG). In this year of profound change, the list of activities and accomplishments is too long to address in detail. Rather than launch into a lengthy narrative, we instead provide an “itemized” summary of ME activities in a number of areas, some of which are expanded upon in other sections of this Report.

PROGRAMMATIC HIGHLIGHTS o On July 1, 2008, we formally merged the AME and MFG Departments and initiated the multi-year process of both expanding the BS program in mechanical engineering and sun-setting the aerospace engineering and manufacturing programs. (We are retaining the Manufacturing MS program and the associated Distance Learning component.) The merger effectively doubled the size of the department and substantially enhanced the scope of our research portfolio. o We created two new Concentrations to supplement our BSME program (see pages 3-4). o The ME front office staff, headed by Director James Langell, was expanded to include a number of new positions and infused with fresh talent. In addition to the usual staff positions, we have now added dedicated positions that focus on financial administration, undergraduate program coordination, and communications coordination. o We established a leadership structure that includes 4 new and dedicated Associate Chairs for the various academic programs. o We established a formal mentoring program for the junior faculty. o We adopted annual meetings with all of our undergraduate classes. o We became fully integrated (faculty-wise) with both new Divisions, perhaps more so than any other Department within the College. o We had an extremely successful faculty recruiting season (see page 10).

EVENTS ME Faculty Retreat The Department held its inaugural Retreat in January of 2009. Intended to serve a vehicle for getting to know each other, we discussed several matters ranging from our evolving research portfolio to faculty recruitment to academic program planning and evolution. (January 30, 2009) Senior Project Day Senior Project Day is a forum for Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering seniors to present their Capstone projects. With three active programs presenting in multiple rooms, we were treated to a full slate of presentations covering a broad range of topics. (May 1, 2009) Mechanical Engineering Open House Our annual Open House featured a blend of informational tables, technical demonstrations, poster presentations on undergraduate and graduate research, and exceptional baked goods from the kitchens of several faculty and staff. (November 21, 2008) Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Advisory Board At this meeting the IAB members pitched senior project ideas to MFG seniors. (November 21, 2008) ME/AE/MFG Design Summit We invited alumni and industry representatives to join us to listen to our best student Capstone presentations from the three undergraduate programs and to offer feedback on proposed changes to the overall design curriculum. (May 14, 2009) Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Class Meetings We initiated a process in which the ME Chair, the Associate Chairs, interested faculty, and the Undergraduate Coordinator meet annually with the freshman, sophomore and junior classes of all three programs to discuss issues and topics of their choosing. (Four dates in March and April, 2009) Senior Exit Interviews We initiated a process in which the ME Chair and the Undergraduate Coordinator meet annually with the seniors of all three programs to get feedback on the programs and discuss issues and topics of their choosing. (Three different dates in May, 2009)

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We instituted yearly meetings with the Undergraduate Committee and Chairman and our various student groups (met with all ME/AE/MFG freshmen and sophomores in one meeting, separate meetings with ME juniors, AE juniors, MFG juniors). These proved to be extremely revealing and positive engagements.

We instituted an ME Senior Class Exit Interview with the Chair and the Undergraduate Coordinator.

We generated a summer reading list for incoming freshmen in Mechanical Engineering that has been piloted this summer.

We assembled a detailed Self Study for ABET.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Mechanical Engineering The undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program is in the process of undergoing a substantial revision to accommodate the needs of the merged Department and the restructured College. The main work involved: The implementation and fine-tuning the curricular changes approved in May 2008 as well as new changes introduced in academic year 2008-2009. Specifically, here is a list of some of the changes and improvements incurred in Academic Year 08-09: •

Professor Greg McDaniel was installed as the Associate Chair in charge of the ME Program.

We created a departmental Executive Committee consisting of the Chair, the Associate Chairs and the Director, which met weekly.

We changed the math requirement from a choice of 2 of 3 courses to two required courses: EK 102 Linear Algebra and ME 366 Probability and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers (new course).

We implemented a change from a Core elective to EK 156 and the two math courses listed above for students graduating in 2012 and beyond.

Manufacturing Engineering The undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program accepted its last freshman class in the fall of 2008. We have now initiated a process in which the degree program will be phased out over the next four years. Students with an interest in manufacturing engineering will instead be offered the option of taking a concentration in the discipline, in which the four ME advanced electives are satisfied by four courses from the current MFG curriculum, along with a required experiential component that could be satisfied by the Capstone project, undergraduate research, or an industry experience. Other notable FY09 activities related to the MFG program are itemized below. •

Professor Stormy Attaway was installed as the Associate Chair in charge of the MFG Program.

The Design Subcommittee proposed changes in the curriculum but this is a long process; not yet implemented.

We held an IAB meeting in Fall 2008 so that IAB members could pitch senior project ideas to MFG seniors

We created new courses to support a new Concentration in Energy Technologies and Environmental Engineering.

The ME Department Chairman and MFG Undergraduate Associate Chair met with all the MFG juniors (collectively).

The ME faculty ratified a Department Mission and revised ME Program Objectives and Outcomes and set ME program Outcomes Achievement Targets.

The ME Department Chairman and the Undergraduate Coordinator conducted a MFG Senior Exit Interview.

We created experiential components for the Aerospace and Manufacturing concentrations within ME.

We held a Design Summit with alumni and industry representatives (the best senior Capstone projects in ME, AE and MFG were presented here).

We began the process of sun-setting two courses: ME 308 Statistics and Quality Engineering, which was offered only one semester and ME 266 Manufacturing Operations Management. We filed a Termination Plan with ABET.

We created a Leadership Council with our Undergraduate Coordinator and student organization leaders to coordinate events.

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Aerospace Engineering

GRADUATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The undergraduate Aerospace Engineering program accepted its last freshman class in the fall of 2008. We have now initiated a process in which the degree program will be phased out over the next four years. Students with an interest in aerospace engineering will instead be offered the option of taking a concentration in the discipline, in which the four ME advanced electives are satisfied by four courses from the AE curriculum, along with a required experiential component that could be satisfied by the Capstone project, undergraduate research, or an industry experience. Other notable FY09 activities related to the AE program are itemized below.

The ME department now has degree programs in the following areas:

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Professor Donald Wroblewski was installed as the Associate Chair in charge of the AE Program. Two program changes approved in 2007-2008 were implemented: o Offered new course ME 425 Compressible Flow and Propulsion to replace ME 423 (Compressible Aerodynamics) and ME 405 (Propulsion) o Added a second technical elective.

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The ME Department Chairman and AE Undergraduate Associate Chair met with all the AE juniors (collectively).

The ME Department Chairman and the Undergraduate Coordinator conducted an AE Senior Exit Interview.

We filed a Termination Plan with ABET.

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MS in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

MS in Manufacturing Engineering

MS in Global Manufacturing

MS in MFG with an MBA (a dual degree program joint with the School of Management)

It is important to note that several ME faculty have secondary appointments in other Departments and are members of both the Division of Systems Engineering and the Division of Material Science and Engineering. These faculty advise and financially support students in both Divisions as well as students in the PhD programs in both ECE and BME. Details regarding enrollments, completed degrees, and awards related to the Graduate Program are given elsewhere in this Report. Below is a short list of fundamental changes brought on by the merger, along with and other notables for FY 2009. •

We are phasing out the MS & PhD programs in AE as well as the PhD program in MFG.

Courses were eliminated or combined due to duplication and others were phased out. Some courses were significantly revised to reflect the addition of other courses from the department merger and the formation of the MSE Division.

Established a new math requirement for the mechanical engineering PhD program.

Took the first steps towards establishing a core curriculum for the Mechanical Engineering MS program

Took the first steps towards establishing a new Qualifying Exam that reflects the needs and scope of the merged department.


Faculty Awards SEAN ANDERSSON was the winner of the NSF CAREER Award. JOHN BAILLIEUL was selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The organization instituted its fellowship program last year, and Baillieul is among its first class of fellows. He was also honored with 2008 Inaugural Distinguished Lecturer Series Award by College of Engineering, Boston University.
 CALIN BELTA was awarded a Young Investigator Research Program grant by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to conduct basic research in developing control and communication strategies for teams of unmanned vehicles. The three-year AFOSR grants are awarded to early-career scientists and engineers who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting research in aerospace, physics, electronics, life sciences, and chemical and material sciences. TOM BIFANO received the Bepi Colombo Prize for his career-long research in micro-deformable mirrors for astronomical telescopes. The prize is named for Giuseppe “Bepi” Colombo, an Italian scientist best known for his research on the planet Mercury. The Bepi Prize is awarded every two years to a single researcher for outstanding achievements in research and technology transfer. ROBIN CLEVELAND won the Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence 2009. He also received a BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award for his work with Elise Morgan on the effects of shock wave therapy (SWT) on bone non-unions, a condition where the natural repair response of bone in response to a fracture stops. SRIKANTH GOPALAN received a Massachusetts Technology Investigation Award from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). The investigation awards, which support proof of concept development to bridge the gap between invention and private sector investment, are conferred to Massachusetts researchers who have developed new technologies that aim to develop into commerciallyviable products. He was also a winner of a BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award for his research with Vinod Sarin on different methods of storing hydrogen. R. GLYNN HOLT was named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. JAMES LYNCH received a Walter Munk Award from The Oceanography Society in recognition of his work related to the sound and the sea. The Walter Munk Award is granted jointly by The Oceanography Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. According to the society, recipients are selected based on their significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound in the sea, and significant original contributions to the application of acoustic methods . ELISE MORGAN received a BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award for her work with Robin Cleveland on the effects of shock wave therapy (SWT) on bone non-unions, a condition where the natural repair response of bone in response to a fracture stops. She was also the winner of the BU College of Engineering Early Career Research Excellence Award. The annual Excellence in Research Award celebrates the significant, recent and high-impact research accom-

plishments of tenure-track faculty less than 10 years removed from their PhD. In addition, Elise Morgan received the Vernon T. Tolo Basic Science Paper Award:  H Bian, J Aya-ay, A Garces, EF Morgan, SR Gilbert, HK Kim, “Epiphyseal cartilage plays an important role in revascularization of the femoral head following ischemic osteonecrosis,” at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. TODD MURRAY was elected as a winner of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association, IPPA Junior Prize 2009. This prize is awarded for exceptional promise for future leadership in the field, based on their early contributions to the field of Photoacoustic and Photothermal Science and Technology. RAYMOND NAGEM was voted the College of Engineering Teacher of the Year 2009. UDAY PAL received a Massachusetts Technology Investigation Award from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). The investigation awards, which support proof of concept development to bridge the gap between invention and private sector investment, are conferred to Massachusetts researchers who have developed new technologies that aim to develop into commercially-viable products. He was also the recipient of 2008 TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Education Resource Award. ALLAN PIERCE received 2009 Gold Medal of the Acoustical Foundation of India. RONALD A. ROY was the recipient of the Francis Crow Medal that is awarded annually by the University of Maine to alumni who have distinguished themselves in the field of engineering. He was also elected Chair of the Physical Acoustics Technical Committee and Technical Council of the ASA, Acoustical Society of America. VINOD SARIN was a winner of the BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award for his research with Srikanth Gopalan on different methods of storing hydrogen. ANDRE SHARON was named Massachusetts Technology Investigation Award winner by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). The investigation awards, which support proof of concept development to bridge the gap between invention and private sector investment, are conferred to Massachusetts researchers who have developed new technologies that aim to develop into comerciallyviable products. VICTOR YAKHOT was named a Fellow by the American Physical Society. Less than one-half of one percent of the society’s 46,000 memberships is included in this select group. In naming Yakhot a fellow, the APS particularly noted his contributions to the field of turbulence theory.  XIN ZHANG won a BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award with Stephan Anderson, a radiologist at the School of Medicine, to develop a new MRI contrast agent that would advance the study of biological systems. She was also named an inaugural Distinguished Faculty Fellow. The Distinguished Faculty Fellows Award is given to tenured College of Engineering faculty who are on a clear trajectory toward exemplary leadership careers in all dimensions of science and engineering. It is a five-year appointment .

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FA C U LT Y A N D S TA F F FACULTY AND STAFF Fa c u l t y Faculty Sean Andersson

Soumendra Basu

Stormy Attaway

Calin Belta

John Baillieul

James Bethune

Lorena A. Barba

Thomas Bifano

Paul Barbone

Michael Caramanis

Eytan Barouch

William Carey

Assistant Professor Robotics , Control Theory, Scanning probe microscopy, Symbolic-based control * PhD University of Maryland, College Park 2003 * Associate Editor, Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society and Robotics and Automation Society * 2009 NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor & Associate Chair (MFG Undergraduate Program) Educational methods, Computer programming for engineers * PhD Boston University 1988 * 1995 BU College of Engineering Faculty Service Award * 2001 BU College of Engineering Faculty Service Award

Professor Robotics, Control of mechanical systems,Mathematical system theory, Information-based control theory * PhD Harvard University 1975 * Fellow of the IEEE, 1992, Inaugural Fellow of SIAM 2009 * IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000 * Inaugural Distinguished Lecturer Series Award College of Engineering, Boston University, 2008

Assistant Professor Fluid dynamics, Novel computer architectures Particle methods used for fluid simulation * PhD California Institute of Technology 2004 * 2008 Rising Star Teaching Award for the Faculty of Science, University of Bristol, UK

Associate Professor Theoretical & computational (bio) mechanics and (bio) acoustics, Medical (ultrasound) imaging Inverse problems, Finite element methods * PhD Stanford University 1991 * 1995 Young Investigator Award ONR * 2000 Fulbright Distiguished Scholar Award * 2007 Fellow of Acoustical Society of America

Professor Simulation of industrial processes, Numerical analysis, Algorithm development * PhD University of New York at Stony Brook 1969

Professor Thin films for energy, photonic, electronic, and superconducting applications; thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for gas turbine and fuel cell applications; environmental degradation of materials at elevated temperatures; structure and stability of interfaces; and characterization of structure and phase transformations in materials using electron microscopy techniques * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989

Assistant Professor Verification and control of dynamical systems, Hybrid systems, Symbolic control, Robot motion planning and control Gene and metabolic networks * PhD University of Pennsylvania 2003 * 1997 Fulbright Study Award * 2005 NSF CAREER Award * 2008 AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Associate Professor Computer-aided Design * EdD Boston University 1991 * 1994 Alumni of the Year * 1981 College of Engineering Professor of the Year

Professor and Director, Photonics Center Deformable Mirrors, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Adaptive Optics, Biphotonic Microscopy, Astronomical Telescope Instrumentation, Laser Wavefront Control * PhD North Carolina State University 1988 * Associate Editor, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS * 2009 Bepi Colombo Prize

Professor Mathematical programming, control and stochastic systems * PhD Harvard University 1976 * 2004 BU College of Engineering Service Award * Past Editor, IIE Transactions in Design and Manufacturing * Member of editorial board, IIE Transactions in Design and Manufacturing

Professor Underwater Autonomous Systems, Multiphase media, Acoustic arrays, Vibration and Acoustic Signal Processing, Sound Radiation and Scattering * PhD The Catholic University of America 1974 * 1986 Fellow of Acoustical Society of America * Past Chief Editor, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering * Fellow IEEE

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Robin Cleveland

Yehonathan Hazony

Daniel Cole

R. Glynn Holt

Theo de Winter

Michael Howe

Pierre Dupont

Jian-Qiang Hu

Kamil Ekinci

Mort Isaacson

Michael Gevelber

Catherine Klapperich

Srikanth Gopalan

Xi Lin

Sheryl Grace

J. Gregory McDaniel

Associate Professor Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Acoustic Imaging, Medical Ultrasonics, Sonic Boom Propagation * PhD University of Texas at Austin 1995 * 1995 F. V. Hunt Fellow of ASA * 2000 R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America * 2009 ME Department Award of Teaching Excellence

Professor Manufacturing of semiconductor devices, Electrodynamic systems, Microlithography simulation models and methods * PhD City University of New York 1985 * Reviewer for several journals * 2005, 2007, 2008 MFG Department Award of Teaching Excellence

Associate Professor Superconductivity, Cryogenics, Heat transfer, New Ventures Product design, Magnetic systems application * MechE MIT 1961 * 1997 College of Engineering Faculty Service Award * 1985, 1988, 2000, 2007 College of Engineering Professor of the Year * 2002 BU Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Robot kinematics, dynamics and control; Medical applications of robotics, Image guidance of minimally invasive surgery * PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1988 * Associate Vice President of Publications, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Associate Professor Nanomechanics, Nanofluidics, Nanophotonics, Applications of MEMS and NEMS * PhD Brown University 1999 * 2007 NSF CAREER Award * 2007 BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award

Associate Professor Electrospinning of nanofibers, Plasma spray, Ebeam deposition, Crystal growth, CVD * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1988

Associate Professor Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, Kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems * PhD University of Utah 1997

Associate Professor Aerodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Acoustics * PhD University of Notre Dame 1995 * 2001 AIAA National Faculty Advisor Award * 2002 BU College of Engineering Faculty Service Award * 2005 AIAA Associate Fellow

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Professor Computer methods for industrial automation, Robotics and education * PhD Hebrew University, Israel 1965 * 1979 American Chemical Society’s Arthur K. Doolittle Award

Associate Professor Physical Acoustics, Sonoluminescence, Rheology of Foam, Biomedical Acoustics and High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound * PhD University of Mississippi 1988 * Fellow, Acoustical Society of America

Professor Fluid mechanics, Acoustics, Structural vibrations * PhD Imperial College, England 1969 * Fellow, Acoustical Society of America * Fellow, Institute of Acoustics, UK * 2000 Per Bruel Gold Medal of the ASME * 2007 Rayleigh Medal of the Institute of Acoustics

Associate Professor Discrete event systems, Optical communication networks, Queueing networks, Production and inventory systems, Simulation * PhD Harvard University 1990

Associate Professor Engineering education, Engineering ethics, Interdisciplinary interactions between technology and society * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1974 * 1993 and 1998 BU College of Engineering, Faculty Service Award

Assistant Professor Nanomechanics of hydrated biomaterials implants, Tissue engineering scaffold materials, Drug delivery, Bio-micro electromechanical systems (BioMEMs) * PhD University of California, Berkeley 2000 * 1994-1997 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Assistant Professor Materials theory, Predictive simulation of materials electronic, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003

Associate Professor & Associate Chair (ME Undergraduate Program) Structural acoustics, Automotive brake squeal, Biological vibrations, Ocean wave energy * PhD The Georgia Institute of Technology 1992 * 2000 NSF CAREER Award * 2006 Fellow, Acoustical Society of America * 2006 BU College of Engineering Professor of the Year


Elise Morgan

Vinod K. Sarin

Todd Murray

Andre Sharon

Ray Nagem

Pirooz Vakili

Uday Pal

Hua Wang

James R. Perkins

Donald Wroblewski

Allan Pierce

Victor Yakhot

Tyrone Porter

Katherine Yanhang Zhang

Ronald A. Roy

Xin Zhang

Assistant Professor Mechanical behavior of biological materials, Mechanical stimulation of tissue differentiation, Micromechanics of multiscale media, Damage mechanics * PhD University of California, Berkeley 2002 * 2005 International Osteoporosis Foundation–Servier Young Investigator Research Award * 2009 Early Career Research Excellence Award, BU COE

Assistant Professor Laser ultrasonics, Nanoscale materials characterization, Acoustic wave propagation, Optical sensors and NDE, Photorefractive materials and devices, Optoacoustic imaging * PhD Johns Hopkins University 1998 * 2002 BU SPRInG Award * 2005 NSF CAREER Award

Associate Professor Structural dynamics, Random vibration, Wave propagation, Inverse problems * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1988 * 1999 BU Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching * 2002, 2003, 2009 BU COE Professor of the Year * 2008 BU Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence

Professor & Division Head, Division of Materials Science and Engineering Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, Kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems * PhD Pennsylvania State University 1984 * Principal Editor, Journal of Materials Research

Associate Professor Real-time scheduling and control of manufacturing systems Supply chain management, Resource pricing and congestion control in communications networks * PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1993 * 2002-2004 Department of Manufacturing Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence

Professor Wave propagation and scattering in heterogeneous materials, Acoustical oceanography, underwater sound, Wind turbines, Structural acoustics and vibrations * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1962 * 1992 Rayleigh Lecturer, ASME * 1995 Per Bruel Gold Medal, ASME * Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Assistant Professor Integration of ultrasound technologies with chemical and biomolecular engineered vesicles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications * PhD University of Washington 2003 * 2003 Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship * 2008 ASA R. Bruce Lindsay Young Investigator Award

Professor & Chairman Physical acoustics, Medical ultrasonics for imaging and therapy, Bubble dynamics, Nonlinear acoustics, Acousto optics * PhD Yale University 1987 * 1993 Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America * 2006-2007 65th George Eastman Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Materials Science, Surface Modification, Physical and, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Consolidation of Ceramics/ Composites, Structure/Property Correlations, Transparent Optical Ceramics and Scintallator Materials. * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1971 * 1984 GTE’s Leslie H. Warner Achievement Award * Over 80 US and International Patents

Professor & Director, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation Electromechanical machine design, controls, automation, biotech/biomedical instrumentation, devices, & rapid micro-diagnostics platforms * PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1988 * Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Associate Professor & Associate Division Head, Division of Systems Engineering Monte Carlo simulation and optimization, Control and management of manufacturing and communication systems Product development management, Computational finance, Computational biology * PhD Harvard University 1989 * Member of IEEE

Associate Professor Control of nonlinear dynamics, intelligent systems and control, complex networks, cooperative control, robotics, and applications in biological, energy and aerospace systems. * PhD University of Maryland, College Park, 1993 * 2000 Cheung Kong Scholar, Ministry of Education, China and Li Ka Shing Foundation, Hong Kong, China * 2001 Senior Member IEEE

Associate Professor & Associate Chair (AERO Undergraduate Program) Experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer, Atmospheric turbulence, Plasma deposition * PhD University of California, Berkeley 1990 * 2006 NRC/Air Force Senior Associateship Award * 1999 and 2006 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Award for Teaching Excellence

Professor Turbulence theory, Modeling and large-scale engineering simulations, Industrial CFD, Heat transfer, Mixing and combution, Lattice Boltzmann methods for flow computations Non-Newtonian fluids, Nanotechnology and nanofluidics * PhD Moscow State University, Russia 1971 * 2007 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Award for Excellence in Teaching

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Mechanical behavior of soft biological tissue, Cardiovascular mechanics, Multi-scale modeling of biological composites, Micro- and nano- mechanics of thin film devices * PhD University of Colorado at Boulder 2003 * 2006 Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship * 2007 Young Faculty Award DARPA/MTO

Associate Professor Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)/NEMS; Specific issues related to materials science, micro/nanomechanics and micro/nanofabrication technologies motivated by practical applications in micro and nanoscale engineering * PhD Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1998 * NSF Faculty CAREER Award, 2003 * COE Distinguished Faculty Fellow, 2008

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N ew Fa c u l t y a n d Staff The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomed one new faculty member in the fall of 2008, LORENA BARBA. Originally from Chile, Assistant Professor Barba is a computational scientist and a fluid dynamicist who obtained her PhD in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology. Her research is focused on fluid dynamics, novel computer architectures, development of fast and efficient algorithms, as well as particle methods used for fluid simulation. Prior to joining the Department, she served as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Bristol, U.K. In addition, she is an accomplished jazz singer, and a licensed pilot. A new faculty Search Committee headed by Xin Zhang made recommendations that led to the following three junior hires:

Professor Lorena A. Barba

• Matthias Schneider, PhD, Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany. Currently Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Augsburg. Matthias’ expertise is in acoustically driven micro-fluidics, the application of surface acoustic waves in biotechnology, and lipid membrane hydrodynamics. His start date is September, 2009. • Harold Park, PhD, Northwestern University. Currently Assistant Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder. Harold works in the areas of computational mechanics, material science, and interdisciplinary nano-science. His start date is January 2010. • Aaron Schmidt, PhD, MIT. Currently a postdoc at the University of Michigan. Aaron’s focus is on the on photo-thermal characterization of nano-scale heat transport and interfacial phenomena as well as thermal-fluids engineering and energy conversion. His start date is September 2010.

ADDITIONS TO THE ME STAFF In FY 2009, the Department added three new staff members to its front office. One of these positions (Undergraduate Coordinator) is a new position. Another (Communications Coordinator) was frozen and is currently staffed on an interim basis. We intend to permanently fill this position at the first available opportunity. •

Megan Cunniff, Graduate Coordinator. Megan oversees the overall administration of the graduate programs, working closely with Associate Chair Xin Zhang. She also coordinates graduate teaching activities.

Caity Fair, Undergraduate Coordinator. Caity oversees the overall administration of the undergraduate programs, working closely with Associate Chairs McDaniel, Attaway, and Wroblewski.

Magda Hanna, Grants Administrator. Hanna oversees all the research grant activities within the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Saana McDaniel, Communications Coordinator. Saana oversees activities related to external departmental communications. This includes the web site, departmental reports, news releases, outreach activities, etc. She also provides administrative support to the Chair, Ronald A. Roy, and the Director, James Langell.

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Caity Fair

Magda Hanna

Saana McDaniel


Ad j u n ct , Re s e a rc h, Visiting and As s o c i ate d Fa c u l ty ADJUNCT FACULTY

VISITING FACULTY

William Hauser

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Niamh Nowlan

Visiting Scholar

Peter Kerney

Senior Lecturer

Yanwu Wang

Visiting Scholar

Michael Koplow Robert Lund

Senior Lecturer Adjunct Professor

Adam Clayton Powell

Lecturer

RESEARCH FACULTY

ASSOCIATED FACULTY

Gianni Campion

Research Associate

Mary Bouxsein

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Anirban Chatterjee

Research Associate

Parag Chitnis

Research Associate

Helen Fawcett Ted Fritz

Research Assistant Professor Professor

Jon Collis

Research Associate

James Lynch

Adjunct Professor

Richard Evans

Senior Research Associate

Ed Sullivan

Senior Research Associate

Claudia Ionascu Minghai Li

Research Associate Research Associate

Nick Manzi

Research Assistant

James McLaughlan

Research Associate

Mohsen Mohammady

Assistant Research Professor

Lauren O’Malley

Research Associate

Frederic Padilla

Research Associate

Staf f ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

TECHNICAL STAFF

James Langell

Director

David Campbell

Laboratory Engineer

Steve Wolk

Finance Manager

Joseph Estano

Laboratory Supervisor

Magda Hanna

Grants Administrator

Kara Mogensen

Laboratory Supervisor

Megan Cunniff

Academic Programs Manager

Gerry Sheppard

Laboratory Supervisor

Caity Fair Sarah Cowen

Undergraduate Coordinator Distance Learning Administra- tor (until April 2009)

Bob Sjostrom

Senior CIMLAB Specialist

Andrew Abrahamson

Research Assistant, Distance Learning Program

Ryan Flament Saana McDaniel

Administrative Assistant Communications Coordinator

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U N D E R G R A D U AT E PROGRAMS The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a multidisciplinary educational experience in which accredited degrees are currently offered in three programs: Aerospace Engineering (AE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Manufacturing Engineering (MFG).  Our undergraduate programs emphasize process as well as product, so that our graduates not only develop the necessary technical skills required for immediate entry into industry or graduate school, but also continue to educate themselves and to prosper in a society whose problems will require increasingly multi-disciplinary solutions. The result of a recent merger between the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, the new Department of Mechanical Engineering will offer incoming ME students starting in the Fall of 2009 the option of getting an accredited foundational degree in ME with optional Concentrations in Aerospace or Manufacturing.  These students will receive the best of both worlds: a foundational degree in arguably the broadest and most marketable degree program in engineering (ME) with specialized training in the alternate discipline.

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The eclectic portfolio of the new ME Department is well suited to providing students with both classroom and laboratory exposure to a broad range of engineering activity. Technical competence and focus is established through electives, a design thread that carries seamlessly through the sophomore through senior years, and – for those who choose to pursue it – research opportunities through faculty in the Department and the College.  The curricula culminate in senior “capstone” design projects in which teams of students tackle difficult multi-faceted design projects, often stemming from the needs of faculty research or industry partners. The Department continues to maintain state-of-the-art laboratories for demonstration and projects in the various undergraduate courses. During the year, we continued to strengthen all undergraduate programs, utilizing a continuous improvement process in the newly established Department which drew on best practices from the former Aerospace & Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Departments. The continuous improvement process for the Mechanical Engineering program, which had been in place for years, was strengthened with the addition of student group interviews.


O b j e c t i ve s a n d o utcomes Mechanical Engineering Program Objectives (Ratified by the ME Faculty March 2009) Graduates of the program will be prepared to: •

Join a technically sophisticated workforce as successful, practicing engineers in a wide range of mechanical engineering fields.

Continuously improve and expand their technical and professional skills through formal means as well as through informal self-study.

Pursue advanced degrees in engineering, business, or other professional fields.

Advance themselves professionally and personally by accepting responsibilities and pursuing leadership roles.

Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes (Ratified by the ME Faculty November 2008) (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (g) an ability to communicate effectively (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (l) an ability to interpret results of analysis of physical systems, components, or processes, and utilize physical insight to check for realistic outcomes (m) an ability to model and design in the thermal systems area (n) an ability to model and design in the mechanical systems area

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E n ro l l m e nt Mechanical 62 71 68 51 252

Freshmen* Sophomores* Juniors Seniors Total

Aerospace 32 38 24 27 121

Manufacturing 5 13 12 29 59

Total 99 122 104 107 432

*Note: ENG Students are not required to declare their major until their Junior year.

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U n d e rg ra d u ate D egrees Awarded 140 120 38

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Co u rs e s O f fe re d Course Number

Course Title

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Summer 2009

EK 102

Introduction to Linear Algebra for Engineers

Barouch Hazony

Hazony

Attaway

EK 127

Engineering Computation

Attaway

Attaway

Attaway

EK 130/1/2

Introduction to Engineering

Barouch Bethune Bifano de Winter Hazony Holt Sarin

Barouch Bethune de Winter Gopalan Holt Sarin

EK 156

Design and Manufacture

de Winter

de Winter

EK 301

Engineering Mechanics I

Andersson Hazony B. Roy K. Zhang

Kerney

Nagem

EK 409

Engineering Economy

de Winter

de Winter

de Winter

ME 201

Introduction to Aircraft Performance

Grace

ME 202

Introduction to Spacecraft Performance

ME 266

Manufacturing Operations Management

Hauser

Hauser

ME 302

Engineering Mechanics II

Porter

Porter

ME 303

Fluid Mechanics

Cleveland

Barba

ME 304

Energy and Thermodynamics

Lin

Gopalan

ME 305

Mechanics of Materials

Morgan

Pierce X. Zhang

ME 306

Introduction to Materials Science

Sarin

Basu

ME 307

Flight Structures

ME 308

Statistics and Quality Engineering

Caramanis

ME 309

Structural Mechanics

Nagem

ME 310

Instrumentation and Theory Experiments

Murray

Holt

ME 311

Engineering Design Using CAD

Bethune

Bethune

ME 312

Fundamentals of Engineering Design

Bethune

Bethune

ME 345

Automation and Manufacturing Methods

Gevelber

ME 400

Engineering Mathematics

Howe

ME 403

Atmospheric Flight Mechanics and Control

Wang

ME 404

Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems

ME 406

Dynamics of Space Vehicles

ME 407

Computer-Aided Design Manufacture

ME 409

Flight Vehicles Design I

ME 410

Flight Vehicles Design II

ME 411

Operations Research

ME 413

Machine Design I

Nagem Nagem Kerney

Nagem Barouch

Howe Andersson

Nagem Cole

de Winter

Wroblewski Wroblewski Isaacson Koplow

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Course Number

Course Title

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Summer 2009

ME 414

Machine Design II

ME 415

Product Design

ME 419

Heat Transfer

K. Zhang

ME 420

Supply Chain Engineering

Perkins

ME 421

Aerodynamics

Yakhot

ME 422

Fluid Mechanics II

Yakhot

ME 425

Compressible Flow and Propulsion

Grace

ME 430

Energy Conversion

ME 441

Mechanical Vibrations

ME 465

Materials Processing

Powell

ME 495

Senior Design Capstone in Manufacturing Engineering

de Winter

ME 500

Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

ME 501

Dynamic System Theory

Baillieul

ME 502

Intellectual Assets: Creation, Protection, and Commercialization

Cole

ME 503

Kinetic Processes in Materials

Basu

ME 504

Polymers and Soft Materials

Klapperich

ME 505

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Gopalan

ME 507

Process Modeling and Control

Gevelber

ME 508

Computational Methods in Materials Science

Lin

ME 510

Production Systems Analysis

Perkins

ME 514

Simulation for Manufacturing

Vakili

ME 515

Vibration of Complex Mechanical Systems

Pierce

ME 517

Product Development

ME 520

Acoustics I

Carey

ME 521

Continuum Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers

Stamenovic

ME 523

Mechanics of Biomaterials

ME 525

Technology Ventures

Cole

ME 534

Material Technology for Microelectronics

Basu

ME 542

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Howe

ME 545

Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries

Gopalan

ME 555

MEMS: Fabrication and Materials

X. Zhang

ME 560

Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation

Sharon

ME 570

Robot Motion Planning

Belta

ME 579

Microelectronic Device Manufacturing

Cole

ME 580

Theory of Elasticity

Barbone

ME 582

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Murray

ME 583

Product Management

Isaacson Koplow Cole

Carey McDaniel

Gevelber

Hauser

Klapperich

Pal

Hauser

Note: The 500 level courses are cross-listed between the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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St u d e nt A wa rd s KAREN CHIEN

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NICHOLAS DOUCETTE

Student Leader Alumni Award

JULIA DELOGU

Anita Cuadrado Memorial Award

VADIM GUREVICH

Outstanding Dean’s Host

JENNIFER HARRIS

Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award

GIANNI JAVIER

NSF REU Award, June 2009

AMY JONES

Outstanding Dean’s Host

ANDREW LeGENDRE

Harold C. Case Scholarship and second place Winner of 5th Annual Undergrad uate Design Portfolio Contest, spon- sored by The Merrill Ebner Fund

CHARLIE LISSANDRELLO

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

SAMUEL MINKOFF

Third place Winner of 5th Annual Undergraduate Design Portfolio Con- test, sponsored by The Merrill Ebner Fund

KEVIN RYAN

Harold C. Case Scholarship

JOSEPH SHIFRIN

First place Winner of 5th Annual Under graduate Design Portfolio Contest, sponsored by The Merrill Ebner Fund

ROXANNA WALKER

Clare Boothe Luce Award

WEN XIAO

BU STAR Award and BU Work Study Award

JONAH ZIMMERMAN

Student Leader Alumni Award and the Sigma Gamma Tau Student Award.

Roxanna Walker

Student Advisor Service Award: ASHLEY ALFS, TINA BOURGEOIS, JULIA DELOGU, ADAM DETWILER, VADIM GUREVICH, DIONTE HENDERSON, ANN SHEDD, and KYLE WINTERS Outstanding Capstone Design Project in Aerospace Engineering: “Mach A: Next Generation Rocket Racer” – KYLE BRIDGEO, NICHOLAS DOUCETTE, VADIM GUREVICH, ROSHAN KALGHATGI, and JONAH ZIMMERMAN Outstanding Capstone Design Project in Manufacturing Engineering: “Harpoon Brewery Team: Automated Packaging of Assorted Cases” – PATRICK CRAWFORD, HUMBERTO GARZA, ANN SHEDD, and NICOLE WIART Outstanding Capstone Design Project in Mechanical Engineering: “Wave-in-a-Box” – MELISSA BOWLER, LAWRENCE JOHNSTON, STEVEN MARSH, JEFFREY NORELL, and EUGENIA ROMANTSEVA Andrew LeGendre (l.) and Kevin Ryan (r.)

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S t u d e nt O rga n i zations AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA is the principal society for the aerospace profession, providing for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of the aeronautical and astronautical sciences. BU’s chapter of the AIAA is a small, collegiate level branch of the national chapter. AIAA hosts industry and academic speakers, contests and general meetings catered towards the aerospace and aeronautical fields. Their primary goal is to raise awareness among undergraduates about the opportunities and advances in the aerospace community. ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers This national society, with more than 100,000 regular members and 250 student sections, is dedicated to advancing the profession of mechanical engineering. Members are active at all levels of almost every segment of business, industry, education, and government. Membership in the student section brings students into contact with practicing engineers through technical meetings with guest speakers, field trips to local industries, and regional and national society functions, including the regular meetings of the Boston section of ASME. Upon graduation, student members can become associate members of the society.

BU SEDS - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is a new student group at Boston University. This group is dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. Student members participate in national conferences and host academic and industry speakers throughout the year. This year five members attended the International Space Development Conference in Orlando, FL. IIE – Institute of Industrial Engineers The Institute of Industrial Engineers aims to promote a better environment for successful engineers by bridging the gap between school and industry. Members familiarize themselves with the intricacies of industry though plant tours, speakers, and hands-on experiences. The organization helps to provide students with insight into careers in industrial engineering. This year’s high-lights include Pumpkin Carving, Trivia Night, Pinewood Derby Race, and Senior Banquet.

BU Rocket Team

Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society

The BU Rocket Team is a branch of the AIAA. The team’s goal is to conduct research into hybrid rocket motor design, and is therefore more directed at the optimization of hybrid motors rather than the launching of a rocket. The team allows students to use innovation and ingenuity outside of a class environment. The team’s members set their own deadlines, track their progress, report findings and encourage each other almost daily. The design process goes from chalkboard and CAD drawings to machining and assembling by testing the untapped engineering skills of each member. BURT has a very promising future and as Vice President Nick Doucette puts it, “BURT develops some of the best engineering students at BU.”

Pi Tau Sigma is the national mechanical engineering honor society. The objectives of this society are to encourage and recognize the achievements of undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, to foster high ideals in the engineering profession, to develop leadership and citizenship, to stimulate and support departmental activities, and to honor practicing engineers for distinguished technical attainments.

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SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers The Society of Automotive Engineers comprises 50,000 engineers and scientists working together to advance the field of mobility. With their diverse educational backgrounds, members are dedicated to furthering the research, development, design, manufacture, and utilization of land, sea, air, and space vehicles.


Sigma Gamma Tau Honor Society

SME â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for Aerospace Engineering. The objective of the society is to recognize and honor those individuals in the field of aeronautics and astronautics who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession. The society seeks to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practice and to create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship, particularly among students of aerospace engineering.

This professional society stimulates research and disseminates knowledge in all phases of manufacturing engineering. Student members participate in field trips, technical seminars, and lecture series, and are upgraded automatically to regular society membership one year after graduation. This year SME hosted a guest speaker Bill Harding from GE. They had successful company tours and Egg Drop event. SME closed the year with a Manufacturing Dinner.

Members of Society of Automotive Engineers

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2009 Aerospace Engineering Seniors (top), Manufacturing Engineering Seniors (bottom) and Mechanical Engineering Seniors on page 24.

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Se n i o r D e s i g n P rojects Aerospace Engineering Project Title

Team Members

Alcmene: Mothership UAV for Delivering Indoor Uninhabited Aerial Systems

Chizinski, Delogu, Giammalvo, Messer, Tolentino

Hyperion: Electric UAV for Aerial Reconnaissance from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Bartlett, Bonhomme-Isaiah, Jones, Reynolds, Winters

A/B-1 FOG: High Altitude Close Air Support Aircraft

Fultz, Loycano, Ma, Phillips, Thorley, Ward

C-76 Atlas: Next Generation Strategic Airlifter

Bentson, Butler, Chan, Rodriguez, Mikheev

Mach A: Next Generation Rocket Racer Winning Team

Bridgeo, Doucette, Gurevich, Kalghatgi, Zimmerman

Winning Team velope. Using short periods of burn coupled with spectacular maneuvers and glide segments, the Rocket Racers race in front of live crowds and fans at home.

The Aerospace Engineering program culminates with a senior “capstone” design project in which teams of students tackle difficult multi-faceted design projects. The students enroll in a two-semester Flight Vehicle Design course (ME 409 & 410). During these courses each team conceives, plans, and carries out a significant aerospace vehicle design project in which each team member concentrates on a separate technical area. At the Senior Project Conference all the teams give an oral presentation of their projects. This year the winner was the Mach A: Rocket Racer Team, Kyle Bridgeo, Nicholas Doucette, Vadim Gurevich, Roshan Kalghatgi and Jonah Zimmerman who designed a next generation Rocket Racer. By combining the exhilarating rush of Formula One racing with the thrill of roaring rocket engines, the Rocket Racing League (RRL) entertains spectators with a new, high intensity sport. Founded in 2005, the RRL pits rocket powered aircraft against each other on a course designed to push the performance en-

The current Rocket Racer is an adapted Velocity SE kit plane retrofitted with an XCOR rocket engine. Due to the original purpose of the Velocity SE, Mach A believes the current model does not meet the demands of a high performance rocket powered aircraft. To address this deficiency, Mach A has developed a next-generation Rocket Racer, which is faster, more maneuverable and ultimately more entertaining. This was done by combining an innovative liquid rocket engine capable of providing 8800 lbs. of thrust, a unique and streamlined aircraft profile with a robust underlying structure, and a dynamic control system designed to achieve high performance and maneuverability. Together, these remarkable features are contained within a novel and aesthetically pleasing design. Due to this unique mission, the Mach A aircraft structural design addresses the issues of creating a structure to withstand high-g maneuvers in a race course environment while maintaining a relatively low-weight capable of optimizing its periods of glide.   The design addresses these issues in the materials selection and analysis as well as the optimization of structural members and systems in accordance with the loads analysis conducted throughout the design process.   Further, layout concerns necessitate the need for a wing-box without a fuselage carry-through.   Additionally special consideration is given to the design of the tail booms as they must optimize weight while carrying the full lifting force applied by the tail.  All of these concerns are addressed utilizing both composite and metal materials as certain elements require the strength and weight properties of composites while all other elements utilize aircraft grade aluminum for its cost efficiency.

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Manufacturing Engineering Project Title

Team Members

Harpoon Brewery Team: Automated Packaging of Assorted Cases

Crawford, Garza, Wiart, Shedd

Winning team Raytheon: Value Stream Mapping of Missile Rework

Farber, Rocheleau, Weber

Z Corporation: Optimization of 3-D Printer Lines

Alfs, Detwiler, Diep, Ogucu

New Balance: Redesign of Upper Stitching Fixtures

Green, John, Regojo, Tong

Necco: Improving the Drying Process for Candy Wafers

Allen, Mainzhausen, Menking, Stephenson

Codman Division, Johnson & Johnson: Sterile Packaging Line & U-shaped Produc- Al Sayegh, Kang, Kaynar, Shammout tion Cell Redesign Axcelis: Vacuum Pump Mounting Fixture Design & Fabrication

Escoto, Hubbard, Kyung Lee, Packard

Winning Team The Manufacturing Engineering program culminates with a senior â&#x20AC;&#x153;capstoneâ&#x20AC;? design project in which teams of students tackle difficult multi-faceted design projects. The students enroll in the Product Design course ME 415 in the fall and then in the Senior Design Capstone in Manufacturing Engineering during the spring of their senior year (ME 495). During this course, they work in teams. Each team has an industrial customer for whom they work one day a week on typical manufacturing project. The teams are responsible for giving weekly progress reports to their industrial customers and to the supervising faculty. The final project reports are presented at the Senior Project Conference. This year the winning team, the Harpoon Brewery Team, Patrick Crawford, Humberto Garza, Ann Shedd and Nicole Wiart, worked at the Harpoon Brewery. The team constructed a manufacturing system to sort variety packs of beer. The Harpoon Brewery plans to use this system from now on in their packaging facility.

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Mechanical Engineering Project Title

Team Members

Dual Resistance Concentric Muscle Trainer

Al-Husseini, Ayrikyan, Macris, Maloney, Sharkey

Lumalign – Bulk Feed Attachment for a Reverse Vending Machine Can Collector

Brady, Bustin, Laing, Lovett

Chamber for Ultrasonic Testing of Individual Biological Cells

Benn, Calcara, Long, Sanders, Weldon

Bioreactor System for Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels

Chin, Fung, Hasan, Sefrioui, Szeto

DampIT – Vibration Isolation System for Roof Mounted Camera

Cai, Chalupa, Henderson, Mason, Munson

Underwater Field Observer – Housing for Underwater Camera

Clausen, Durkin, Harris, Murphy, Wilinski

Sun Spy – Mechanical Sun Tracking Device for Solar Ovens

Bourgeois, Davis, Groll, Lissandrello, Neidorff

The Elevation Azimuth Tracker for Solar Ovens

Campbell, Davidsson, Johnson, Lim, Valeri

Wave-In-A-Box – Wave Motion Simulator Winning team

Bowler, Johnston, Marsh, Norell, Romantseva

Vertical Wave Simulator – A Testing Apparatus for Ocean Wave Energy Converters

Axten, Burbank, Deane, Southard, Walker

Winning Team The Mechanical Engineering program also culminates with a senior “capstone” design project in which teams of students tackle difficult multi-faceted design projects, often stemming from faculty research. The students enroll in a two-semester Machine Design course (ME 413 & 414). During these courses the teams conceive, plan, and carry out a major mechanical engineering design of a multicomponent system. Each team gives an oral presentation of its project at the Senior Project Conference, where one team is declared a winner. This year the winner was the Wave-in-a-Box Team, Melissa Bowler, Lawrence Johnston, Steven Marsh, Jeffrey Norell and Eugenia Romantseva, who developed Vertical Wave Stimulator. The lab apparatus is used to facilitate model testing of Wave Energy Converters. The team designed a laboratory-scale ocean wave simulator for Professor J. Gregory McDaniel’s research into ocean wave energy. The system creates a simulated ocean wave environment for testing specific wave energy collectors (WECs) known as point absorbers. Point absorbers are relatively small compared to the wave-length of ocean waves and require only the vertical displacement of the wave to stimulated the appropriate ocean environment. Currently, the majority of existing wave tanks are 30 to 40 meters long and several meters wide and deep. Wave-in-a-Box is unique in that it is scaled to fit within a small laboratory while still creating user defined waves with a period comparable to natural ocean waves.

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G R A D U AT E P R O G R A M S Re c r u i t m e nt Two new PhD students were awarded Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellowships (DFs) and matriculated in Fall 2008. Seven new doctoral students matriculated with Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs) in the same period; six of these students have secured Research Assistantships (RAs) for the Fall 2009 semester. We have recruited five new Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellows and eight new GTFs for the Fall 2009 semester. We received 206 applications for the Fall 2009 semester, up from 191 in Fall 2008, and up from 204 in Fall 2007. We offered admission to a total of 95 students; 72 of which were

to the MS program. 15 applicants were offered admission as post-BS PhDs and 8 as post-MS PhDs. This is in comparison to Fall 2008, which had a total of 51 admits with 25 for the MS program, 17 for the post-BS PhD program, and 9 for the postMS PhD program. The numbers for the Fall 2009 semester are comparable in volume to previous years. However, while the number of doctoral applicants admitted remains constant in comparison to prior years, the number of MS students admitted has increased nearly three-fold from the previous year.

New Matriculants 2008-2009 Male

Female

FT

PT

GTF

RA

Fellow

DF

MS

US Intl.

10 4

4 3

4 7

10 0

0 0

1 0

0 0

0 0

PHD

US Intl.

4 4

1 0

5 4

0 0

4 2

1 1

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Fall 2008 Mean GRE Scores Verbal

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Quantitative

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An. Writing

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MS

US Intl.

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68 5

725 783

78 91

4.5 2.5

53 3

PHD

US Intl.

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75 50

756 753

85 84

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Spring 2009 Mean GRE Scores

MS

US Intl.

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66 16

722 675

77 67

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PHD

US Intl.

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41

699

72

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E n ro l l m e nt by P rogram History of MS Enrollment

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Gra d u ate S t u d e nt Awards KEITHE BAGGETT Award.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellow

RACHEL DELUCAS Mann Redmayne Award given to a noncorporate member, under 35 years of age, who is the author of the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute. Awarded to M Suput, U Pal, R Delucas, S Pati, G Ye, and A Powell, for their paper “Solid oxide membrane technology for environmentally sound production of titanium,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol 117, No 2, pp118-122, July 2008.

MARKO SUPUT Mann Redmayne Award given to a non-corporate member, under 35 years of age, who is the author of the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute. Awarded to M Suput, U Pal, R Delucas, S Pati, G Ye, and A Powell, for their paper “Solid oxide membrane technology for environmentally sound production of titanium,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol 117, No 2, pp118-122, July 2008. HU “TIGER” TAO Best Poster Award at 2008 Photonics Center Symposium, December 2008.

KEBIN FAN Photonics Center Berman Future of Light Prize Award, March 2009; Photonics Center Graduate Student Travel Award, May 2009; and Photonics Center Senior Research Assistantship Award, 2009-2010. BENJAMIN HANSEN Best Graduate Thesis Award, sponsored by The Merrill Ebner Fund, May 2009;and NSF Graduate Fellowship Award. BRADLEY KAANTA BU Technology Development Award, March 2008; and BU Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Award, March 2009. UTKU KEMIKTARAK award.

American Physical Society GIMS travel

I-KUAN LIN Best Poster Award for his poster, “Elastic and Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer based Structures for Biological Applications,” at 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2008. SOOBHANKAR PATI Mann Redmayne Award given to a noncorporate member, under 35 years of age, who is the author of the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute. Awarded to M Suput, U Pal, R Delucas, S Pati, G Ye, and A Powell, for their paper “Solid oxide membrane technology for environmentally sound production of titanium,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol 117, No 2, pp118-122, June 2008. YILING QIU Photonics Center Graduate Student Travel Award, June 2009.

Zach Waters

ZACH WATERS Best Student Paper in Underwater Acoustics and Best Student Paper in Signal Processing at Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Paris, July 2008.

CARLOS RIVAS 2008 NSF Travel Fellowship to attend International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering, Dourdon, France.

PEN ZHANG BU/CIMIT Fellowship, awarded to second- or third-year graduate students researching topics that help solve healthcare challenges such as medical device development, creating algorithms and software for use in clinical practice, and engineering in medical environments.

MICHELE SAVERY Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship, presented by the Clare Booth Luce Foundation, the largest source of private funding for women in science, mathematics and engineering.

XIAOYU “RAYNE” ZHENG BU Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Award, March 2008; Best Poster Award (Third-Place Prize) at 2008 Photonics Center Symposium, December 2008.

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Graduate Degrees Awarded History of MS Degrees Awarded

50 45 40 35 30 25

32

23 22

21

19

26 17

20 15

19

10 5

MFG

8

12

14

19 11

17

12

21

16

25

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History of PhD Degrees Awarded

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8

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6

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Courses Offered Course Number

Course Title

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

ME 500

Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

ME 501

Dynamic System Theory

Baillieul

ME 502

Intellectual Assets: Creation, Protection, and Commercialization

Cole

ME 503

Kinetic Processes in Materials

Basu

ME 504

Polymers and Soft Materials

Klapperich

ME 505

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Gopalan

ME 507

Process Modeling and Control

Gevelber

ME 508

Computational Methods in Materials Science

Lin

ME 510

Production Systems Analysis

ME 514

Simulation for Manufacturing

Vakili

ME 515

Vibration of Complex Mechanical Systems

Pierce

ME 517

Product Development

ME 520

Acoustics I

Carey

ME 521

Continuum Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers

Stamenovic

ME 523

Mechanics of Biomaterials

ME 525

Technology Ventures

ME 534

Material Technology for Microelectronics

ME 542

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Howe

ME 545

Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries

Gopalan

ME 555

MEMS: Fabrication and Materials

X. Zhang

ME 560

Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation

Sharon

ME 570

Robot Motion Planning

Belta

ME 579

Microelectronic Device Manufacturing

Cole

ME 580

Theory of Elasticity

Barbone

ME 582

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

ME 583

Product Management

ME 704

Adaptive Control of Dynamic Systems

Andersson

ME 706

Acoustics and Aerodynamics

Howe

ME 709

Turbulent Flows

Yakhot

ME 710

Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control

Caramanis

ME 713

Viscous Flow

Grace

ME 714

Advanced Stochastic Modeling and Stimulation

Vakili

ME 720

Acoustics II

ME 725

Queuing Systems

Perkins

ME 726

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering I

Grinstaff

ME 727

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering II

Wong

ME 740

Vision, Robotics and Planning

Dupont

ME 762

Non-Linear Control of Mechanical Systems

Belta

ME 765

Production System Design

Caramanis

Summer 2009

Gevelber

Perkins

Hauser

Klapperich Cole Basu Pal

Murray Hauser

Cleveland

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M S T h e s e s a n d P hD Dissertations MS Theses Student Name

Dissertation Advisor

Dissertation Title

Zhang, Katherine

The Inter-Relationship Between MR Diffusion Measures and the Mechanical Status of the Intervertebral Disc

Hansen, Benjamin

Zhang, Xin

The Growth and Characterization of Copper (II) Oxide Nanowires with Single Nanowire Electrical, Gas Sensing, and Photoconduction Measurements

Ormonde, Christopher

Roy, Ronald

A Flow-Through Acoustic Waveguide for TwoPhase Bubbly Flow Void Fraction Measurement

Andersson, Sean

Tracking a Single Fluorescent Particle in a Confocal Microscope: Source Localization and Controller Design

Brideau, Holly

Sun, Ting

PhD Degrees Dissertations Student Name

Dissertation Advisor

Dissertation Title

Colosqui, Carlos

Yachot, Victor

Theory and Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Rapidly Oscillating Flows: Application to Nanofluidics

Foley, Alia

Howe, Michael

Investigations of the Sound Generated by Supercavity Ventilation

Rivas Aroni, Carlos

Barbone, Paul

Analysis of Novel Finite Element Formulations for Iterative Solution of Elastic Inverse Problems

Roy, Ronald

Sensing Resonant Objects in the Presence of Noise and Clutter Using Iterative, Single-Channel Acoustic Time Reversal

Waters, Zachary

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Di sta n c e L e a r n i n g The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a distance learning program (DLP) for a Master’s degree for engineering students.  The DLP has been in operation since 1992, originally starting in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and now continuing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  This program is historically distinct from many other distance learning programs in that our aim has been to transparently extend the reach of our existing on-campus classes, rather than creating different course material for delivery over the internet. Our distance students use videoconferencing to participate in real time interaction with the instructor and with students seated in the on-campus sections. The program provides Master’s level classes primarily to industrial employees wishing to add to their education background, but is open to others if the format suits their needs.   DLP courses have included as many as 25 M.S. level courses in the following areas: material science, systems engineering, product development, advanced manufacturing strategies, and high-tech areas such as micro/nanoelectronics and MEMS/ NEMS. As emphasized by a number of our Industrial Advisory Board members (IAB) in the past, many employees and leaders in the industry involved with creating new high-tech products, do not have the necessary training to mass-produce these products with high yield and low cost. Many are finding the DLP to be an excellent vehicle for providing this information, and for serving as a convenient means for life-long learning of ever-growing technology. DLP students may participate from anywhere there is a high speed internet connection available to them, in this country or even abroad.  Indeed, recently we have had students from as far away as Taiwan, Hawaii, and Mexico. Typically technology companies sponsor these students. Our DLP classes integrate the distance students into the normal on-campus group of graduate students through web based videoconferencing. In this way, both groups hear, see and participate in real time. This mutual participation benefits both groups. On-campus students gain perspective on the real world working environment through the experience of DLP students, and DLP students benefit by engaging with their on-campus peers and being reminded of the benefits of pursuing higher education. All students, including the on-campus ones, benefit from the

additional DLP technology in the following way.  All class sessions are recorded and can be viewed on-line by registered students very soon after the end of class. This feature has continuously improved in quality, flexibility and reliability over the past years.   Students who travel, or may need to miss class due to illness or other emergencies, have found this utility extremely useful.  Many students also find this feature helpful when reviewing for tests.   We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the usefulness and simplify the use of these recordings. To that end we have been continuing an evaluation of Apreso and Echo 360 capture solutions. These provide a number of advantages over our current Real Media platform and we expect to be continuing this evaluation into the new fiscal year. Since most of the interaction is meant to be in real time, a robust high resolution videoconferencing solution is essential to the operation of the program. Radvision’s  “Click to Meet” software has been at the heart of our videoconferencing capability for a few years now. This software enables us to provide learning in real time to DLP students at individual PCs, provided they have an inexpensive camera and microphone and a high speed internet connection. This has been working so successfully that more than one guest lecturer has given his lecture from a distance via this means. This has opened a channel for high profile guest speakers who might be unavailable due to travel times and busy schedules. To facilitate web based distribution of class material, the DLP makes an electronic whiteboard available in one of the regular DL classrooms. This is used by professors to generate multipage PDFs of notes written on the board. These are easily distributed electronically and can be made available on-line after class, at the professor’s discretion. The DLP continues to play an important role in promoting the department, as it provides important industrial connections and helps to develop key future industrial leaders. Distance learning by Click to Meet permits the department to conduct Masters degree classes concurrently on-campus and at multiple industrial sites with complete two-way video and audio interaction among all locations. Students can participate in class from a variety of locations, including at home, and even at a hotel when traveling. Students can access videos on-line and replay past classes if it is necessary to miss an occasional lecture.

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The DLP committee during the past academic year consisted of: DAN COLE (chair) ANDREW ABRAHAMSON SARAH COWEN (until April 2009) WILLIAM HAUSER

In total, the DLP offered 11 different courses during the past academic year.  A total of 52 individual DLP course enrollments were taken during this period.  Four M.S. DLP degrees were awarded. These enrollments permitted talented engineers to remain on the job while earning an advanced technical degree. Most of those receiving M.S. degrees completed their studies in about three years or less.  In addition, several other on-campus students who graduated used the DLP to take just a few courses, to help solve the problem of such things as summer internships in industry, but to still pick up a BU course.

Distance Learning Courses Offered Course Number Course Title

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Summer 2009

ME 502

Intellectual Assets

ME 507

Process Model and Control

x

ME 510

Production Systems Analysis

x

ME 525

Technology Ventures

x

ME/MS 534

Materials Technology for Microelectronics

x

ME 560

Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation

ME/EC 579

Microelectronic Device Manufacturing

x

ME 580

Manufacturing Strategy

x

ME 583

Product Management

ME 765

Production System Design

ME 770

Micro-Machined Transducers  

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x

x x x


RESEARCH Re s e a rc h F u n d i n g Exte r n a l Re s e a rc h F u n d i n g A dministered by the ME Department RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

GRANT PERIOD

TOTAL FUNDING

Andersson

IDBR: Simultaneous tracking of multiple particles in confocal microscopy

NSF

9.1.07-8.31.09

$273,166

Andersson

IDBR: Simultaneous tracking of multiple particles in confocal microscopy

NSF

9.1.07-2.28.11

$20,000

Baillieul

Behavioral Dynamics in the Cooperative Control of Mixed Human/Robotic Teams, MURI Topic 16, FY 2007 ONR BAA 06-028

DOD/

5.1.07-11.30.12

$7,400,000

Baillieul

Sensors & sensor networks in Adverse and Stochastic Environments

NSF

9.1.03-8.31.09

$2,500,000

Basu

FRG: Functionally Graded High-Al Mullite Barrier Coatings

NSF

8.15.03-7.31.08

$640,000

Basu

REU Supplement: FRG: Functionally Graded High-Al Mullite Environmental Barrier Coatings

NSF

2.1.04-7.31.08

$12,000

Belta

A formal approach to control of hybrid systems

NSF

9.15.08-8.31.11

$300,000

Belta

Specification Languages & distributed Control Schemes for Teams of Unmanned vehicles

DOD/

1.1.09-12.31.12

$225,000

Belta

Formal Verification and Synthesis of control & Communications strategies for teams of unmanned vehicles

AFOSR

1.1.09-12.31.12

$300,000

Belta

Scalable Algorithms for Safety Vericication & Reachability Analysis of Hybrid systems

NSF

7.1.05-8.31.08

$207,957

Belta

REU supplement for career: Hierarchical abstractions for planning and control of robotic swarms

NSF

5.1.09-7.31.09

$24,000

Belta

CAREER: Hierarchical abstractions for planning and control of robotic swarms

NSF

7.1.05-1.31.10

$400,000

Bifano

Ultraflat Tip Tilt Piston MEMS Deformable Mirror

NASA

12.3.06-12.3.08

$102,793

Murray

AFOSR

Sarin

Army

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RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

GRANT PERIOD

TOTAL FUNDING

Carey

Autonomous Sensors And Array Processing: The Autonomous Wide Aperture Cluster For Surveillance (AWACS)

ONR

3.1.05-2.28.10

$528,395

Carey

Sound Speed And Attenuation In Multiphase Media

ONR

1.1.04-3.31.11

$1,068,901

Carey

ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Proposal for Investigation of Complex Range-dependent Shallow Water Sound Transmission

ONR/ERA

1.1.07-12.31.08

$227,322

Carey

Sound Speed And Attenuation In Muddy Sediments

ONR/ERA

2.22.07-11.30.09

$164,074

Carey

Speed And Attenuation In Multiphase Media

ONR/ERA

1.1.04-3.31.11

$826,681

Carey

Sound Speed And Attenuation In Muddy Sediments

ONR/ERA

1.1.04-3.31.11

$1,068,901

Cleveland

The Structural Basis of Kidney Stone Fragility

NIH-DDK sub with Indiana Univ.

9.1.08-8.31.09

$444,127

Cleveland

CDI: Full fidelity numerical simulation of ultrasonicwave propagation in the human body

NSF sub with Caltech

10.1.08-9.30.12

$488,500

Dupont

Image-guided Intracardiac Beating Heart Surgery Competitive Renewal

NIH Children’s Hospital prime

7.1.08-5.31.09

$1,146,016

Dupont

Sterable Mems Inst. for precise intracardiac surgery

NHLBI

8.1.07-4.30.12

$4,971,935

Ekinci

NIST “IPA Agreement”

NIST

9.1.08-08.31.09

$110,160

Roy

Porter

Roy

US Commerce Dept. Ekinci

High-Frequency Nanofluidics of Bio-NEMS: Theory and Experiments

NSF

6.15.08-5.31.11

$240,000

Ekinci

Lincoln Labs Scholar Program, Graduate student support for Carl Hart

Lincoln Labs

7.1.08-4.30.09

$15,299

Ekinci

CAREER: Photonic Integration of Nanoelectromechanical Systems

NSF

3.1.2007-2.28.10

$400,000

Gevelber

Real-Time Control for Engineering Electrospun Nanofiber Diameter Distributions for Advanced Applications

NSF

9.1.08-8.31.11

$224,100

Gevelber

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Advanced Control of Electron Beam Deposition for High Precision Optical Coatings

Cyber Materials LLC/NSF STTR program

4.15.06-4.30.09

$171,941

Yakhot

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RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

GRANT PERIOD

TOTAL FUNDING

Gopalan

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes: Unraveling The Relationship Between Structure, Surface Chemistry And Oxygen Reduction

NETL

9.1.08-9.30.11

$450,001

Gopalan

Advanced Cathode Materials for Solid Oxide Electrolyzers

San Diego State Univ. Foundations

3.1.05-7.31.08

$75,000

Gopalan

MIEC membranes for Hydrogen Generation & Separation

Other Corp.

3.1.06-2.28.09

$136,785

Pal Basu Ludwig

Pal Holt

Laser Nucleation And Collapse Stability For Advanced US Army SMDC Cavitation Power Technology (ACPT): Year 1

2.18.2008-6.28.09

$945,000

Howe

Sound sources of phonation

UCLA Medical School - NIH/ NIDCD

12.1.2007-11.30.09

$168,000

Howe

The self noise from ventilated supercavities

ONR/ERA

12.12.05-5.30.09

$210,000

Lin

Conjugated polymer solvent affinity and ion-solvent channel design

Educational Inst.

1.1.08-12.31.09

$365,099

McDaniel

Estimating damping effectiveness in complex structures

ONR

2.7.08-4.30.11

$351,216

McDaniel

Steering and mixing waves in structures with anisotropic layers

ONR

12.1.04-12.31.08

$261,712

Morgan

Collaborative Research: Micro- and Nano-scale Characterization and Modeling of Bone Tissue

NSF-CMMI

9.1.08-8.31.11

$67,940

Morgan

3-D Visualization and Prediction of Spine Fractures

NIH-NIAMS

4.8.08-4.30.13

$1,607,356

Morgan

Inducing Skeletal Repair by Mechanical Stimulation

NIAMS

9.26.05-8.31.10

$1,156,200

Morgan

Prevention of Femoral head deformity

Medical

1.1.07-12.31.08

$11,374

Murray

CAREER: Integrated research and education in nanoand microscale photoacoustic and photothermal microscopy

NSF

5.1.05-4.30.10

$400,000

Nagem

Low Drag Underwater Acoustic Source

KaZaK

12.7.06-7.6.08

$123,555

7.20.07-2.2.09

$21,000

9.1.08-8.31.09

$40,000

Barbone

Composites/ONR

Nagem

Mine Sweeping Pressure Detonator

KaZaK Composites/ONR

Pal

Solid Oxide Membrane Electrolyzer for the production of pure hydrogen and syn-gas from a source of waste and steam

Educational Inst.

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RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

GRANT PERIOD

TOTAL FUNDING

Pal

Hybrid Processing Of Planar Intermediate Temperature Solids Oxide Fuel Cells

BTU International

9.1.05-8.31.08

$517,267

R&D Mitigation of Cavitation Damage: Task 1-3

DoE

10.5.06-9.30.09

$1,023,387

Detection and Identification of Buried Targets Using Time Reversal Acoustics: Student Support

ONR/ERA

1.1.06-8.31.09

$213,331

Roy

Detection and Identification of Buried Targets Using Time Reversal Acoustics: Student Support

ONR/ERA

1.1.08-12.31.08

$50,000

Sarin

Novel Ceramic Scintillators for PET

DOE

8.15.08-8.14.10

$100,000

Gopalan Basu Roy Holt Cleveland Roy Holt

sub with RMD/ Alem Sarin

Optical Ceramic Hafnates: New Fast PET Scintillators

NIGMS

9.1.05-8.31.09

$160,000

Sarin

A New Ceramic Scintillator for Neutron Detection

DOE

7.11.05-7.10.08

$123,759

Sarin

Fast, Dense, Low Cost Scintallators for Nuclear Physics

DOE

8.7.06-08.06.09

$140,000

Sarin

Superior Medical Scintillator by Vapor Deposition (II)

NIBIB

5.1.06-4.30.09

$436,409

Vakili

New Strategies for Efficient Monte Carlo Simulation

NSF

7.15.06-8.31.09

$256,243

Wang

Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Modified F-15

NASA

7.17.08-7.16.09

$30,000

Wroblewski

STTR Phase II: Plasma Spray Experiments in Support of Development of Sensor and Advanced Control for Plasma Spray

NSF sub with Cyber Materials

8.1.07-7.31.09

$180,123

Zhang K

Clare Boothe Luce Professorship

The Henry Luce Foundation

1.1.06-12.31.10

$427,377

Zhang K

Micro and nano-Mechanics of Thin Film and Thin Film Coatings

DARPA/

4.25.07-4.24.09

$149,905

Multiscale approach to Understanding the Mechanical and Biochemical Behavior of Tissue Engineering Blood Vessels

NSF

6.1.07-5.31.09

$75,000

Multiscale approach to Understanding the Mechanical and Biochemical Behavior of Tissue Engineering Blood Vessels (REU)

NSF

6.1.07-5.31.09

$6,950

Zhang K Zhang X

MTO

Wong Zhang K

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RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

GRANT PERIOD

TOTAL FUNDING

Zhang X

Development of a Novel Optomechanical Uncooled Metamaterial-Enhanced Active Terahertz Detection Imager

NSF

7.1.08-6.30.11

$259,699

Zhang X

Collaborative Research: Elastic and Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer Based Structures for Biological Applications

NSF

9.1.08-8.31.11

$297,969

Zhang X

Design, Fabrication and Characterization of an HT microTCD

Schlumberger

6.1.08-6.30.10

$20,000

Zhang X

CAREER: Creating Nanostructured Gratings on Microstructures for Residual Strain/Stress Measurement in NEMS/MEMS and Traction Force Measurement in Cells

NSF

3.1.03-08.31.09

$400,000

Zhang X

CAREER: Creating Nanostructured Gratings on Microstructures for Residual Strain/Stress Measurement in NEMS/MEMS and Traction Force Measurement in Cells

NSF

2.13.04-8.31.09

$48,000

Zhang X

NER: A Digital Bio/Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study

NSF

9.15.06-11.30.08

$100,000

Zhang X

NER: A Digital Bio/Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study (REU Supplement)

NSF

8.9.07-11.30.08

$6,000

Zhang X

Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Plasma-EnNSF hanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Oxide Films for MEMS Applications

6.1.07-5.31.10

$150,000

Zhang X

Uncooled Cantilever Microbolometer Focal Plane Arrays with mK Temperature Resolution: Engineering Mechanics for the Next Generation

AFSOR

4.1.06-9.30.09

$298,902

Zhang X

Development of MEMS Column Using SOI Wafers

Schlumberger

6.1.08-6.30.09

$20,000

Zhang X

Development of MEMS Column Using SOI Wafers

Schlumberger

7.23.07-09.30.08

$24,571

Total External Research Funding: $36,138,840 2008-2009 Annual Report

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Funding Administered Outside Mechanical Engineering Department for Which an ME Professor Serves as Principal Investigator of the Grant or Subcontract RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

FUNDING TO DATE

Barbone

Analysis and computational solution of an inverse elasticity problem arising from medical imaging

US-Israel BSF

$480,000

Bifano

Collaborative research: Center of Biopotonic sensors and systems

DOD/Army

$19,999

Bifano

High subcontract from BMC

NSF

$93,432

Cleveland

Role of shock generation and stone mechanics in SWL

NIH-DDK

$129,590

Dupont

Development of a Surgical Instrument for Minimally Invasive Beating Heart Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure

Wallace H. Coulter Translational Partnership

$100,000

Klapperich

Agilent University relations grant: sample technology for MRNA Isolation

MRNA Isolation

$40,000

Klapperich

Compact Optical Biothreat Analyzer

ARL

$50,000

Klapperich

Downhole Li-ion Batteries based on Network Ionic liquids for powering Micro & Nanosensors

AEC

$750,000

Klapperich

Microchip to detect influenza infection ad Type in Nasopharyngeal swabs

NIH-NIBIB

$1,409,026

Klapperich

Microfluidic system for monitoring sepsis at the point of care

CIMIT

$140,000

Klapperich

NRSA: Eng. A Basement membrane to prolong chick hair cell viability in vitro

NIH/NIBIB

$60,848

Klapperich

Integrated Microfluidic platform for detection and diagnosis of avian influenza

CIMIT

$138,975

Klapperich

Microfluidic cell Lysis and Nucleic acid Isolation for Point of care detection of C. Difficile

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

$50,000

Klapperich

Portable low Power Nucleic Acid extraction Module

(PATH) NIH

$280,003

Klapperich

Agilent University relations grant for good sample preparation module

Agilent Technologies

$80,000

Roy

The utilization of the Analogic ultrasound imaging Engine and the Terason system 2000 in API

NSF

$1,023,387

Roy Cleveland

Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging and Coral Imaging

CenSSIS Ind.

$112,519

Roy

An ERC for sub-Surface sensing and Imaging systems:R1 acoustics thrust

NSF (N.E.)

$742,702

Sharon

Process Automation for plant based pharmaceuticals

FHCMB/Darpa

$2,952,000

Sharon

BU-Frunhofer alliance for medical devices, Instrum. & diagnostics

Fraunhofer

$2,500,000

Zhang X

Metamaterial Enhanced terahertz Imager

DOD/Army

$100,378

Zhang X

Materials MEMS components for Spectroscopic detection and Identification using Terahertz radiation

DOD/Army

$150,004

Cleveland

Cleveland

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RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

FUNDING TO DATE

Zhang X

Material & Mechanics of MEMS for Terahertz Technology

AFOSR

$520,000

Total Funding Administered Outside ME: $11,456,057

Funding Administered Outside Mechanical Engineering Department for Which an ME Professor Serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Grant or Subcontract

RECIPIENT

TITLE OF AWARD

FUNDING AGENCY

FUNDING TO DATE

Baillieul

Communication complexity

Hong Kong government

$480,000

Barbone

Feasibility of in vivo determination of absolute elastic tissue properties in 3D

NIH-NCI

$490,350

Barbone

Biomechanical Imaging

NSF

$60,000

Caramanis

Multidisciplinary Approach to the integration of high performance computing in science foundation

NSF

$2,670,000

Cleveland

Ultrasonic Image Guidance for HIFU cancer treatment

NIH/Tufts

$46,930

Grace

Win: Women in Networks Building Community and Gaining Voice

NSF

$742,702

Klapperich

Compact Optical Biothreat Analyzer

ARL

$50,000

Klapperich

Downhole Li-ion Batteries based on Network Ionic liquids for powering Micro & Nanosensors

AEC

$750,000

Klapperich

NRSA: Eng. A Basement membrane to prolong chick hair cell viability in vitro

NIH/NIBIB

$60,848

Morgan

Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Repair

NIH

$5,529,749

Vakili

Final Stage Optimization Methods for Protein Docking:Exploiting translational and rotaional Funnels

NIH

$437,852

Zhang X

Role of Neuregulin/erbB Signaling

NIH

$2,012,500

Total: $13,330,931

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Faculty Publications BOOKS S. ATTAWAY, MATLAB, A Practical Introduction To Programming And Problem Solving, pp.452+x, Burlington, MA, Elsevier Inc, 2009.

J. BETHUNE, Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks, pp.532+x, Columbus, Ohio, Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Inc, 2009.

J. BETHUNE, Engineering Design and Graphics with AutoCAD 2009, pp.737+x, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Pearson Education Inc, 2009.

M.S. HOWE, Acoustics of Fluid Structure Interactions, pp.560+x. Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

J. BETHUNE, Engineering Design and Graphics with Autodesk Inventor 2009, pp.704+x, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Pearson Education Inc, 2009.

R.J. NAGEM and G. Sandri, Annotated translation of The Theory of the Top, Vol. I, pp.279+x, by Felix Klein and Arnold Sommerfeld, Boston MA, Birkhauser Verlag, 2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS P. BARBONE and Assad A. Oberai, “A review of the mathematical and computational foundations of biomechanical imaging,” in Computational Methods in Biomechanics, edited by Suvranu De, Springer, 2008. L. Dal Negro, R. Li, J. Warga, S. Yerci, S.N. BASU, S. Hamel, and G. Galli, “Light Emission from Silicon-Rich Nitride Nanostructures,” in Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic principles, Present Status and Perspectives, edited by L. Khriachtchev, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2008.

J.E. Lingeman, D. Beiko, R.O. CLEVELAND, M.T. Gettman, K. U. Kohrmann, E. Liatsikos, B.R. Matlaga, J.A. McAteer, M. Monga, G. Tailly, A. Timoney, “Stone Technology: Shock Wave and Intracorporeal Lithotripsy” in Stone Disease 2nd International Consultation on Stone Disease, J.D. Denstedt and S. Khoury Eds., pp. 85-135, Editions 21, Paris, France, 2008. A. Bhattacharyya and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “On-Chip Cell Lysis”, in Encyclopedia of Micro- and Nano-Fluidics, Dongqing Li, editor, 2226 p., Springer, 2008.

B. Yordanov and C. BELTA, “Parameter synthesis for piecewise affine systems from temporal logic specifications,” in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, eds. M. Egerstedt and B. Mishra, vol. 4981, pp. 542-555, Springer, 2008.

E.F. MORGAN and M.L. Bouxsein, “Biomechanics of Bone and Age-Related Fractures,” in Principles of Bone Biology, 3rd edition, J.P. Bilezikian, L.G. Raisz, J. Martin, editors, p. 26-40, Boston, Elsevier Academic Press, 2008.

M. Kloetzer and C. BELTA, “Dealing with non-determinism in symbolic control,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, eds. M. Egerstedt and B. Mishra, vol. 4981, pp. 287-300, Springer, 2008.

E.F. MORGAN, G.L. Barnes, T.A. Einhorn, “The Bone Organ System: Form and Function,” in Osteoporosis, 3rd edition, R. Marcus, D. Feldman, D. Nelson, C.J. Rosen, editors, p. 3-25, Boston, Elsevier Academic Press, 2008.

C. BELTA, “Robot Motion Planning,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ed. Benjamin Wah, vol. 4, pp. 2439-2446, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, 2009.

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T.W. MURRAY, R.A. ROY, and R.G. HOLT, “Laser-Ultrasonic Cavitation,” in the McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw Hill, New York, 190-193, 2008.


MONOGRAPH D. Perrin, N. Vasilyev, P. Novotny, J. Stoll, R. Howe, P. DUPONT, I. Salgo, P. del Nido, “Image Guided Surgical Interventions,” in Current Problems in Surgery, Wells S, editor, Mosby, Inc., 2008.

JOURNAL ARTICLES S.B. ANDERSSON, “Discretization of a continuous curve,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 24, no 4, pp. 456-461, 2008. S.B. ANDERSSON, “Localization of a fluorescent source without numerical fitting,” Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 23, pp.18714-18724, 2008. W.S. Wong and J. BAILLIEUL, “Control Communication Complexity of Nonlinear Systems,’’   Communications in Information and Systems, Special Issue on the Legacy of Roger W. Brockett, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 103-140, 2009.  J. BAILLIEUL, “CDC/CCC 2009---A Shanghai Journey,’’ IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 119-130, June, 2009. F.A. Cruz and L.A. BARBA, “Characterization of the accuracy of the fast multipole method in particle simulations,” Int. J. Num. Meth. Engrg., doi:10.1002/nme.2611, 2009. C.E. Torres and L.A. BARBA, “Fast radial basis function interpolation with Gaussians by localization and iteration,” J. Comput. Phys., 228,14, pp. 4976-4999, 2009. U. Albocher, A.A. Oberai, P.E. BARBONE, I. Harari, “Adjoint-weighted equation for inverse problems of incompressible plane-stress elasticity,” Computer Methods Applied Mechanics and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2009.02.034, 2009. M.S. Richards, P.E. BARBONE, and A.A. Oberai, “Quantitative three dimensional elasticity imaging from quasi-static deformation: a phantom study” Phys. Med. Biol., 54, pp. 757-779, 2009. A.A. Oberai, N.H. G.S. Goenezen, P.E. BARBONE, T.J. Hall, A.M. Sommer, J. Jiang, “Linear and Nonlinear elasticity imaging of soft tissue in-vivo: Demonstration of feasibility,” Phys. Med. Biol., 54 pp. 1191– 1207, 2009. A.A. Oberai, G.R. Feijoo, P.E. BARBONE, “Lanczos iterated time-reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Express Letters, 125 (2), February 2009. N.H. Gokhale, A.A. Oberai, P.E. BARBONE, “Solution of the non-linear elasticity imaging inverse problem: the compressible case,” Inverse Problems, 24(4), August 2008.

L. Dal Negro, R. Li, J. Warga, S.N. BASU, “Sensitized Erbium Emission from Erbium-Doped Silicon-Rich Nitride/Silicon Superlattice Structures,” Applied Physics Letters, 92 [18] 181105, 2008. L. Sirleto, M.A. Ferrara, I. Rendina, J. Warga, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, and S.N. BASU, “Enhanced Stimulated Raman Scattering in Silion Nanocrystals Embedded in Silicon-Rich Nitride/Silicon Superlattice Structures,” Applied Physics Letters, 93, 251104, 2008. S.N. BASU, G. Ye, R. Khare, B. McCandless, M. GEVELBER, and D. WROBLEWSKI, “Dependence of Substrate Remelt and Stress Evolution on Surface Roughness Length Scales in Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings,” International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 27 [2], pp. 479-484, 2009. T. Kulkarni, H.Z. Wang, S.N. BASU and V.K. SARIN, “Phase Transformations in Mullite Based Nanocomposites,” International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 27 [2], pp. 465-471, 2009. T. Kulkarni, H.Z. Wang, S.N. BASU and V.K. SARIN, “Compositionally graded mullite based CVD coatings,” J. Materials Research, 24 [2], pp. 470-474, 2009. J. Warga, R. Li, S.N. BASU, and L. Dal Negro, “Erbium-Doped Silicon Nanocrystals in Silicon/Silicon Nitride Superlattice Structures: Light Emission and Energy Transfer”, Physica E – 41 [6], pp. 1040-1043, 2009. M. Imielinski and C. BELTA, “Exploiting the pathway structure of metabolism to reveal high-order epistasis,” BMC Systems Biology, 2:40, 2008. M. Kloetzer and C. BELTA, “A fully automated framework for control of linear systems from temporal logic specifications,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 287-297, 2008. G. Batt, C. BELTA, and R. Weiss, “Temporal logic analysis of gene networks under parameter uncertainty,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.53, no. 1, pp. 215-229, 2008. A. Diouf, G. Reimann, and T. BIFANO, “Fabrication of implantable microshunt using a novel channel sealing technique,” Journal of Micro-Nanolithography Mems and Moems, vol. 7, no. 3, DOI:10.1117/1.2955935, 2008. O.M. Anli, M.C. CARAMANIS, I.C. Paschalidis “Tractable Supply Chain Production Planning Modeling Non-Linear Lead Time and Quality of Service Constraints,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2008.05.001,, 2008. W.M. CAREY, A.D. PIERCE, R.E. Evans, and J.D. Holmes, “On the exponent in the power law for the attenuation at low frequencies in sandy sediments,” J. Acoust. Soc, Am., Vol. 124, Issue 5, pp. EL271EL277, November 2008.

S.N. BASU, T. Kulkarni, H.Z. WANG and V.K. SARIN, “Functionally Graded Chemical Vapor Deposited Mullite Environmental Barrier Coatings for Si-Based Ceramics”, The Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 28, pp. 437-445, 2008.

B.U. Karbeyaz, E.L. Miller and R.O. CLEVELAND, “Shape Based Ultrasound Tomography for Detection of HIFU Lesions,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 123: 2994-2956, 2008.

J. Warga, R. Li, S.N. BASU, and L. Dal Negro, “Electroluminescence from Silicon-Rich Nitride/Silicon superlattice structures,” Applied Physics Letters, 93 [15], 151116, 2008.

R.O. CLEVELAND, P.V. Chitnis, S.R. McClure, “Reply to Shock Wave Therapy: What Really Matters,” Ultrasound Med. Biol. 34:1869-1870, 2008.

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D.C. COLE and Y. Zou, “Subharmonic resonance behavior for the classical hydrogen atomic system,” Journal of Scientific Computing, Volume 39, Number 1, April 2009.

M.S. HOWE, A. Colgan and T.A. Brungart, “On self noise at the nose of a supercavitating vehicle,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, published online: doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2008.11.019, 2008.

K.L. EKINCI, D.M. Karabacak and V. YAKHOT, “Universality in Oscillating Flows,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 264501, 2008.

A. Sauer-Budge, P. Mirer, A. Chatterjee, C.M. KLAPPERICH, D. Chargin, and A. SHARON, “Low cost and Manufacturable Complete MicroTAS for Detecting Bacteria” Lab on a Chip 2009,doi:10.1039/ B904854E.

K.L. EKINCI, “All You Need is Feedback,” Nature Nanotechnology 3, 319, 2008. K.J. Yoon, S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “Analysis of Electrochemical Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Using Polarization Modelling and Impedance Spectroscopy,” J. Electrochemical Society, vol. 156 (3), p. B311-B317, 2009. W. Huang, S. GOPALAN, U.B. PAL, and S.N. BASU, “Evaluation of Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings on Crofer 22 APU for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 [11] B1161, 2008. K.J. Yoon, S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “Effect of Anode Active Layer on Performance of Single Step Co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at High Fuel Utilizations,” J. Electrochemical Society, vol. 155 (6), p. B610, 2008. S.M. GRACE, E. Quaranta, B. Shinn-Cunningham and H.F. Voigt, “Simulation of the binaural environmental transfer function for gerbils using a boundary element method,” Acta Acustica United with Acustica, 94:310-320, 2008. R. Georgescu, D. Khismatullin, R.G. HOLT, J.L. Castagner, O. A’amar, I.J. Bigio, “Design of a system to measure light scattering from individual cells excited by an acoustic wave,” Optics Express, 16 (6), p. 3496, 2008. C.H. Farny, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “Temporal and spatial detection of HIFU-induced inertial and hot-vapor cavitation with a diagnostic ultrasound system,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 35(4):603-15, Apr 2009. M.S. HOWE, A. Winslow and M. Iida, “Rapid calculation of the compression wave generated by a train entering a tunnel with a vented hood. Part 2: Short hoods,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 311, pp. 254 - 268, 2008. M.S. HOWE, “Sound produced by a vortex ring interacting with an aperture of variable radius,” International Journal of Aeroacoustics, Volume 7, pp.123 - 122, 2008. M.S. HOWE, M. Iida and T. Miyachi, “Sound produced by forced flow through a baffled aperture, with application to compression wave generation in a tunnel,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, published online: doi:10.1016/j.fluidstructs.2008.06.002, 2008. A. Manela and M.S. HOWE, “On the stability and sound of an unforced flag,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, published online: doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2008.10.009, 2008. M.S. HOWE, “Rayleigh Lecture 2007: Flow-surface interaction noise,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 314, 113 - 146, 2008. A.W. Foley, M.S. HOWE and T. A. Brungart, “Sound generated by a jet-excited spherical cavity,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 315, 88 - 99, 2008.

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A. Bhattacharyya, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, ”Microfluidics -Based Extraction of Viral RNA for Disposable Molecular Diagnostics, “ Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 129, pp. 693–698, 2008. N.J. Spencer, D. Cotanche, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “Peptide and collagen based hydrogel substrates for in vitro culture of chick cochleae,” Biomaterials, Volume 29 (8), pp. 1028-1042, 2008. C.M. KLAPPERICH, C.L. Noack, J.D. Kaufman, L. Zhu, Bonnaillie, and R.P. Wool, “A novel biocompatible adhesive incorporating plantderived monomers,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A, DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.32250, 2008. J.D. Kaufman, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “Surface detection errors cause overestimation of the modulus in nanoindentation on soft materials,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2008.08.004, 2008. S. Gillers, C.D. Atkinson, A.C. Bartoo, M. Mahalanabis, M.O. Boylan, J.H. Schwartz, C.M. KLAPPERICH, and S.K. Singh, “Microscale sample preparation for PCR of C. difficile infected stool,” Journal of Microbiological Methods, doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2009.05.020, 2009.  M. Mahalanabis, H. Al-Muayad, M. D. Kulinski, D. Altman and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “Cell lysis and DNA extraction of Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria from Whole Blood in a Disposable Microfluidic Chip”, Lab on a Chip, doi: 10.1039/B905065P, 2009. T.T. Lau, X. LIN, Y. Sidney, and K. Van Vleit, “Atomistic examination of the unit processes and vacancy-dislocation interaction in dislocation climb,” Scripta Materialia, 60 (6), pp. 399-402, March 2009. T.L. Poole, G.V. Frisk, J.F. LYNCH, and A.D. PIERCE, “Geoacoustic inversion by mode amplitude perturbation,” J. Acoust. Soc, Am., Vol. 123, Issue 2, pp. 667—678, February 2008. M.S. Caldwell, J.G. MCDANIEL, and K.M. Warkentin, “Frequency information in the vibration-cued escape hatching of red-eyed treefrogs,” The Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 212, Pt. 4, pp. 566575, February 2009. P.L. Leong and E.F. MORGAN, “Correlations between indentation modulus and mineral density in bone-fracture calluses,” Integrative and Comparative Biology Advance Access, Integr. Comp. Biol. 2009 49: 59-68; doi:10.1093/icb/icp024, May 2009. A.V. Cuomo, M. Virk, F. Petrigliano, E.F. MORGAN, and J.R. Lieberman, “Mesenchymal stem cell concentration and bone repair: potential pitfalls from bench to bedside,” J Bone Joint Surg Am., 91(5):107383, May 2009. M.V. Bais, N. Wigner, M. Young, R. Toholka, D.T. Graves, E.F. MORGAN, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and T.A. Einhorn, “BMP2 is essential for post natal osteogenesis but not for recruitment of osteogenic stem cells,” Bone. 2009 Aug;45(2):254-66, Epub 3 May 2009.


H.K. Kim, H. Bian, J. Aya-ay, A. Garces, E.F. MORGAN, and S.R. Gilbert, “Hypoxia and HIF-1alpha expression in the epiphyseal cartilage following ischemic injury to the immature femoral head,” Bone, 2009 Aug;45(2):280-8. Epub 5 April 2009.

G.L. Barnes, S. Kakar, S, Vora, E.F. MORGAN, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and T.A. Einhorn, “Stimulation of fracture healing with systemic intermittent parathyroid hormone treatment,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90(Suppl 1): 120-7, 2008.

T. Gaur, J.J. Wixted, S. Hussain, S. O’Connel, E.F. MORGAN, D. Ayers, B.S. Komm, P.V. Bodine, G.S. Stein, and J.B. Lian, “Secreted frizzled related protein 1 is a target to improve fracture healing,” Journal of Cellular Physiology, 220(1): 174-181, 2009.

S. Bramhavar, B. Pouet, and T.W. MURRAY, “Superheterodyne detection of laser generated acoustic waves,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, p. 114102, 2009.

D.J. Hunter, L.C. Gerstenfeld, G. Bishop, Z.D. Mason, T.A. Einhorn, R.A. Maciewicz, P. Newham, and E.F. MORGAN, “Bone marrow lesions from osteoarthritic knees are characterized by sclerotic bone that is less well mineralized,” Arthritis Research, 11(1): R11, 2009. K.T. Salisbury Palomares, R.E. Gleason, Z.D. Mason, D.M. Cullinane, T.A. Einhorn, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and E.F. MORGAN, “Mechanical stimulation alters tissue differentiation and molecular expression during bone healing,” Journal of Orthopaedic Research, February 2009. L.N.M. Hayward, and E.F. MORGAN, “Assessment of a mechano-regulation theory of skeletal tissue differentiation in an in vivo model of mechanically induced cartilage formation,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, doi:10.1007/s10237-009-0148-3, January 2009. L.C. Gerstenfeld, D.J. Sacks, M. Pelis, Z.D. Mason, D.T. Graves, M. Barrero, M. Ominsky, P.J. Kostenuik, E.F. MORGAN, and T.A. Einhorn, “Comparison of bisphosphonate alendronate versus the RANKL inhibitor denosumab on murine fracture healing,” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 24(2). 196-208, 2009. E.F. MORGAN, K.B. Chien, Z.D. Mason, A.J. Pfeiffer, G.L. Barnes, T.A. Einhorn, and L.C. Gerstenfeld, “Computed tomography assessment of fracture healing: relationships among callus structure, composition, and mechanical function,” Bone, 44(2), 335-344, 2008. E.F. MORGAN, Z.D. Mason, G. Bishop, A.D. Davis, L.C. Gerstenfeld, T.A. Einhorn, “Combined effects of recombinant human BMP-7 (rhBMP-7) and parathyroid hormone (1-34) in metaphyseal bone healing,” Bone, 43(6):1031-8, 2008. P.L. Leong and E.F. MORGAN, “Measurement of fracture callus material properties via nanoindentation,” Acta Biomaterialia, 4(5):15691575, 2008. J.D. Kaufman, G.E. Miller, E.F. MORGAN, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “Time-dependent mechanical characterization of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels using nanoindentation and confined compression,” Journal of Materials Research, 23(5):1472-1481, 2008. K.A. Jacobsen, Z.S. Alaql, J. Fitch, Z.D. Mason, R.M. Cole, S.R. Gilbert, T.L. Clemens, E.F. MORGAN, T.A. Einhorn, and L.C. Gerstenfeld, “Bone formation during distraction osteogenesis is dependent on both VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 signaling,” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 23(5); 596-609, 2008. E.F. MORGAN, R.E. Gleason, P.L. Leong, L.N. Hayward, and K.T. Salisbury Palomares, “Mechanotransduction and fracture repair,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90(2):S25-90, 2008. G.R. Houtchens, M.D. Foster, T.A. Desai, E.F. MORGAN, and J.Y. Wong, “Combined effects of microtopography and cyclic strain on vascular smooth muscle cell orientation,” Journal of Biomechanics, 41(4): 762-9, 2008.

R.J. NAGEM, G. Sandri, D. Uminsky, and C.E. Wayne, ”Generalized Helmholtz–Kirchhoff Model for Two-Dimensional Distributed Vortex Motion,’’ SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 160-179, 2009. U.B. PAL, “A Lower Carbon Foot Print Process for Production of Metals from their Oxide Sources,” J. of Metals, 60(2), p. 36, 2008. M. Suput,, R. Delucas, S. Pati, G. Ye, U.B. PAL, A.C. Powell IV, “Solid Oxide Membrane Technology for Environmentally Sound Production of Titanium,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, vol. 117, (2), p 118, 2008. K.J. Yoon, P.A. Zink, S. GOPALAN, U.B. PAL, and L.R. Pederson, “Defect Chemistry and Electrical Properties of (La0.8Ca0.2)0.95FeO3 ”, J. Electrochemical Society, vol. 156 (7), p. B795, 2009. A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “Low-frequency attenuation of acoustic waves in sandy/silty marine sediments,” J. Acoust. Soc, Am., Vol. 124, No. 5, pp. EL308-EL312, November 2008. A.D. PIERCE, “Derivation of Maxwell’s equations via the covariance requirements of the special theory of relativity, starting with Newton’s laws,” ArXiv, paper arXiv:0807.2557v1 [physics.class-ph], posted online http://arxiv.org/abs/0807.2557v1, July 2008. P.S. Wilson, and R.A. ROY, “An audible demonstration of the sound speed in bubbly liquids,” American Institute of Physics 76(10), 975981, 2008. P.S. Wilson, A.H. Reed, W.T. Wood, and R.A. ROY, “The low frequency sound speed in fluid-like gas-bearing sediments,” J. Acoust Soc. Am. 123(4), pp. EL99-EL104, 2008. C.C. Coussios, and R.A. ROY, “Applications of Acoustics and Cavitation to Non-invasive Therapy and Drug Delivery,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 40, 395-420, 2008. H.Z. Wang, T. Kulkarni, V.K. SARIN and S.N. BASU, “Ordered and twinned multidomain structure in highly Al-rich mullite,” Journal of Materials Research, 22(11), 3210-3217, 2008. S.G. Topping and V.K. SARIN, “CVD Lu2O3:Eu coatings for advanced scintillators,” International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2008. Y. Shen, I.C. Paschalidis, P. VAKILI, and S. Vajda, “Protein Docking by the Underestimation of Free Energy Funnels in the Space of Encounter Complexes,” PLoS Computational Biology, 4(10): e1000191. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000191, October 2008. H. Aguesse, H.O. WANG and K. Tanaka, “Information Control in a Unified Framework of Consensus Seeking,” International Journal of Information and Systems Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 199-209, 2009.

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K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, and H.O. WANG, “Guaranteed Cost Control of Polynomial Fuzzy Systems via a Sum of Squares Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 561-567, April 2009.

Z. Cao and X. ZHANG, “Nanoindentation Stress-Strain Curves of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Oxide Thin Films,” Thin Solid Films, 516 (8) pp. 1941-1951, 2008.

N. Hara, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, and H.O. WANG, “Development of a Flying Robot with Pantograph-based Variable Wing Mechanism,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 79-87, February 2009.

Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Real-Time Monitoring Primary Cardiomyocyte Adhesion Based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Electrical Cell-Substrate Impedance Sensing,” Analytical Chemistry, 80 (4), pp. 990-996, 2008.

K. Tanaka, K. Yamauchi, H. Ohtake, and H.O. WANG, “Sensor Reduction for Backing-UP Control of a Vehicle with Triple Trailers,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 497-509, February 2009.

H. Tao, N.I. Landy, C.M. Bingham, X. ZHANG, R.D. Averitt, and W.J. Padilla, “A Metamaterial Absorber for the Terahertz Regime: Design, Fabrication and Characterization,” Optics Express, 16 (10), pp. 71817188, 2008.

V. YAKHOT, “Dissipation Scale Fluctuations and Mixing Transition in Turbulent Flows,” J. Fluid.Mech., 606, 325-337, 2008.

S. Huang, H. Tao, I-K Lin, and X. ZHANG, “Development of DoubleCantilever Infrared Detectors: Fabrication, Curvature Control and Demonstration of Thermal Detection,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 145-146, 231-240, 2008.

C. Colosqui, H. Chen, X. Shan, I Staroselsky and V. YAKHOT, “Propagating High Frequancy Shear Waves in Simple Fluids,” Phys. Fluids., 21, 013105, 2009. I-K Lin, Y. ZHANG, and X. ZHANG, “The Deformation of Microcantilever-Based Infrared Detectors during Thermal Cycling,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18 (7), 075012, 2008. Y. Zhao and X. ZHANG, “Profile Control in Silicon Nanostructures Using Fluorine-Enhanced Oxide Passivation,” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 7 (1), pp. 40-47, 2008.

Y. Liu, I-K Lin, and X. ZHANG, “Mechanical Properties of Sputtered Silicon Oxynitride Films by Nanoindentation,” Materials Science and Engineering A, 489 (1-2), pp. 294-301, 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Optical Moire as a Visualization Tool for Living Vascular Cell Contraction Force Mapping,” Applied Physics Letters, 93 (16), 164106, 2008. C.M. Bingham, H. Tao, X. Liu, R.D. Averitt, X. ZHANG, and W.J. Padilla, “Planar Wallpaper Group Metamaterial for Novel Terahertz Applications,” Optics Express, 16 (23), pp. 18565-18575, 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “An Optical Moire Technique for Cell Traction Force Mapping,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18 (12), 125006, 2008. H. Tao, A.C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, C.M. Bingham, W.J. Padilla, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Terahertz Metamaterials on Free-standing Highlyflexible Polyimide Substrates,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 (23), 232004, 2008. H. Tao, C.M. Bingham, A.C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, X. ZHANG, W.J. Padilla, and R.D. Averitt, “Highlyflexible Wide Angle of Incidence Terahertz Metamaterial Absorber: Design, Fabrication and Characterization,” Physical Review B, 78 (24), 241103, 2008. A. Strikwerda, K. Fan, H. Tao, D. Pilon, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Comparison of Birefringent Metamaterials and Meanderline Structure as Quarter-Wave Plates at Terahertz Frequencies,” Optics Express, 17 (1), 136-149, 2008. I-K Lin, Y-M Liao, Y. Liu, K-S Ou, K-S Chen, and X. ZHANG, “Viscoelastic Mechanical Behavior of Soft Microcantilevers-based Force Sensors,” Applied Physics Letters, 93 (25), 251907, 2008. Y. Wang, X. Zheng, N. Riddick, M. Bryden, W. Baur, X. ZHANG, and H. Surks, “ROCK Isoform Regulation of Myosin Phosphatase and Contractility in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells,” Circulation Research, 104 (4), 531-540, 2009.

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Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Impedance-Based Monitoring of Ongoing Cardiomyocyte Death Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha,” Biophysical Journal, 96 (5), 1985-1991, 2009.


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS P. Chang and S.B. ANDERSSON, “Smooth trajectories for imaging string-like samples in AFM: A preliminary study,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 3207-3212, 2008.

A.A. Oberai, G.R. Feijoo, and P.E. BARBONE, “Time Reversal and Lanczos Iterations,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 135, 012078 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/135/1/012078, 2008.

D. Baronov and S.B. ANDERSSON, “Tracking a magnetic particle using a magnetic force microscope,’’ Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 5170-5175, 2008.

T.L. Steen, S.N. BASU, V.K. SARIN, and T.W. MURRAY, “Measurement And Analysis of Narrow-Band Surface Acoustic Waves in Ceramic Environmental Barrier Coatings,” AIP Conf. Proc. 975, pp 294-301, 2008.

D. Raghunathan and J. BAILLIEUL, “Relative Motion of Robots as a Means for Signaling,” Proceedings of the Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Automation and Robotics, San Francisco, USA, 22-24 October 2008. D. Baronov and J. BAILLIEUL, “Search Decisions for Teams of Automata,” Proceedings of the 47-th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Paper TuB15.4, pp. 1133-1138. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ CDC.2008.4739365, Cancun, MX, 9-11 December 2008. D. Raghunathan and J. BAILLIEUL, “Exploiting information content in relative motion,” Proceedings of the Americal Control Conference, St. Louis, ThA606.4, pp. 2166-2171, 10-12 June 2009. D. Raghunathan and J. BAILLIEUL, “Motion Based Communication Channels between Mobile Robots – A Novel Paradigm for Low Bandwidth Information Exchange,” 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), St. Louis, 11-15 October 2009. W.S. Wong and J. BAILLIEUL, “The Standard Parts Problem and the Complexity of Control Communication,’’ Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 16-18 December 2008.   S.O. Newburg, A. Zosuls, P.E. BARBONE, and D.C. Mountain, “Mechanical response of the basilar membrane to lateral micromanipulation,” in N.P. Cooper, D.T. Kemp Eds., Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing, pp. 240-46, World Scientific, London, 2009. S.O. Newburg, A. Zosuls, P.E. BARBONE, and D.C. Mountain, “Mechanical response of the basilar membrane to lateral micromanipulation,” in Cooper, N. P., Kemp, D. T. Eds., Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, pp. 136-41, World Scientific, London, 2008. C.E. Rivas, P.E. BARBONE, and A.A. Oberai, “A stabilized B-splines FEM formulation for the solution of an inverse elasticity problem arising in medical imaging,” Proceedings of IMECE ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-66700, 31 October – 6 November, Boston, MA, 2008. P.E. BARBONE, C.E. Rivas, I. Harari, U. Albocher, A.A. Oberai, and S. Goenzen, “Adjoint-weighted variational formulation for the direct solution of plane stress inverse elasticity problems,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 135, 012012 doi:10.1088/17426596/135/1/012012, 2008. C. Rivas, P.E. BARBONE, and A.A. Oberai, “Divergence of finite element formulations for inverse problems treated as optimization problems,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 135, 012088 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/135/1/012088, 2008.

L. Dal Negro, R. Li, J. Warga, and S.N. BASU, “Silicon nanocrystals in silicon nitride structures: Towards efficient light emission under optical and electrical pumping,” Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics, pp. 35-37, 2008. M. Kloetzer, C. Mahulea, C. BELTA, L. Recalde, and M. Silva, “Formal analysis of timed continuous Petri nets,” IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Cancun, Mexico, 2008. M. Imielinski, N. Klitgord, and C. BELTA, “Investigating the genomic basis of metabolic robustness through in silico flux analysis,” IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Cancun, Mexico, 2008. B. Yordanov and C. BELTA, “Formal Analysis of Piecewise Affine Systems under Parameter Uncertainty with Application to Gene Networks,” American Control Conference (ACC), Seattle, WA, 2008. M. Kloetzer and C. BELTA, “Distributed implementations of global temporal logic motion specifications,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena, CA, 2008. Y. Zhou, T.G. BIFANO and C. Lin, “Use of adaptive optics to increase nonlinear imaging signal in mouse bone morrow,” MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 688808-688809, 2008. A. Diouf, M. Gingras, J.B. Stewart, T.G. BIFANO, S. Cornelissen and P. Bierden, “Fabrication of single crystalline MEMS DM using anodic wafer bonding,” MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 68880U-68811, 2008. S.A. Cornelissen, P.A. Bierden and T.G. BIFANO, “A 4096 element continuous facesheet MEMS deformable mirror for high-contrast imaging,” MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 68880V68810, 2008. J. Castillo and T.G. BIFANO, “Adaptive optics calibration for a widefield microscope,” MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 68880E-68887, 2008. T.G. BIFANO, P. Bierden and S.A. Cornelissen, “MEMS deformable mirrors for space and defense applications,” Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space, Defense, and Security II. SPIE, Orlando, FL, USA, pp. 695914-695917, 2008. T.G. BIFANO, J. Stewart and A. Diouf, “Precise open-loop control of MEMS deformable mirror shape,” MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 68880P-68885, 2008. R.O. CLEVELAND, “The Advantage of a Broad Focal Zone in SWL,” Proceedings of the Second International Urolithiasis Research Symposium. A.P. Evan, J.E. Lingeman, J.A. McAteer, and J.C. Williams, eds., pp. 219-225, American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, 2008.

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A.G. Stern and D.C. COLE, “Design of a back-illuminated, crystallographically etched, silicon-on-sapphire avalanche photodiode with monolithically integrated microlens, for dual-mode passive & active imaging arrays,” Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 7153, p 71530Z, p. 13, 2008. A.G. Stern, and D.C. COLE, “High quantum efficiency, back-illuminated, crystallographically etched, silicon-on-sapphire avalanche photodiode with very wide dynamic range, for manufacturable high resolution imaging arrays,” Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 7249, p 72490R, p. 12, 2009. M. Mahvash, and P. DUPONT, “Bilateral Teleoperation of Flexible Surgical Robots,” Workshop Proc, New Vistas and Challenges in Telerobotics. IEEE 2008 International Conference on Robotics & Automation, pp. 58-64, 2008. M. Mahvash and P. DUPONT, “Fast Needle Insertion to Minimize Tissue Deformation and Damage,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009. P. DUPONT, J. Lock, and E. Butler, “Torsional Kinematic Model for Concentric Tube Robots,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009. M. GEVELBER, D. WROBLEWSKI, M. VanHout, O. Ghosh, D. Willoughby, and S.N. BASU, “Sensor and Control Design Issues for Implementation of Real-Time Deposition Rate Control for Plasma Spray,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, pp. 10, IMECE2008-68958, Boston, 31 Oct – 6 Nov, 2008. D. WROBLEWSKI, O. Ghosh, A. Lum, D. Willoughby, M. VanHout, K. Hogstrom, S.N. BASU, and M. GEVELBER, “Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Plasma Spray Particle State Distribution for Deposition Rate Control,” IMECE2008-68752, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Boston, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2008.

A.W. Foley, M.S. HOWE and T.A. Brungart, “Sound generated by gasjet impingement on the interface of a supercavity,” Proceedings of IMECE2008, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston MA, 2-6 November 2008. P. Du, X. LIN, and X. ZHANG, “Development of Conductive Polymer Micro Cantilever for Conductivity Measurement,” Proceeding of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67986, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. T.W. MURRAY, O. Balogun, C. Prada, D. Clorennec, and D. Royer, “Theory and applications of laser gene-rated zero- group velocity lamb mode resonance,” AIP Conf. Proc., Vol 975, p. 255, 2008.   S. Bramhavar, B. Pouet, and T.W. MURRAY, “Superheterodyne detection of high frequency acoustic waves,” 1st International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology and Applications, On-line proceedings at NDT.net, 2008. T.W. MURRAY, S. Bramhavar, and B. Pouet, “Theory and Applications of frequency domain laser ultra-sonics,” 1st International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology and Applications, On-line proceedings at NDT.net, 2008. P.A. Zink, K.J. Yoon, U.B. PAL, and S. GOPALAN, “Electrical Performance of Calcium-doped Lanthanum Ferrite for Use in Single Step Co-Fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings of the Fall 2008 Meeting, Vol. 1126, S11-02, 2008. S. Pati, M. Suput, R. Delucas, and U.B PAL, “Solid Oxide Membrane Process for Calcium Production Directly from Its Oxide,” EPD Congress, S.M. Howard, ed., TMS, Warrendale, PA, pp.121-26, 2008. S. Pati, R. DeLucas, A. Powell and U.B. PAL, “Magnesiothermic Reduction of Titanium Oxide Using the Solid Oxide Membrane Process,” Magnesium Technology 2008, pp. 33-38, 2008.

X. Yan, and M. GEVELBER, “Analysis of Electrospinning Nanofibers: Diameter Distribution, Process Dyanmics, and Control,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE2008-68299, pp. 8, Boston, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2008.

A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “Card-house theory of mud sediments containing kaolinite and its acoustical implications,” 156th Mtg. Acoust. Soc. of Am., Proc. of Mtgs. on Acoustics, Vol. 5, 4aUW11, 2008.

W. Huang, S. GOPALAN, U.B. PAL, and S.N. BASU, “Evaluation of Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings On Metallic Interconnects for SOFC Applications,” ECS Transactions, 13 [26], pp. 405-411, 2008.

A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “Shear wave speed increases with depth to the one-sixth power in sandy-silty marine sediments,” 155th Mtg. Acoust. Soc. of Am., Proc. of Mtgs. on Acoustics, Vol. 4, 4aUWc4, 2008.

W. Huang, S. GOPALAN, U.B. PAL, and S.N. BASU, “Transport Through Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings on Crofer Interconnects”, Proceedings of 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, 2008.

A.D. PIERCE, “Causality and mathematical models in vibration and acoustics, a realistic perspective,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 065001-065001-17, 2009.

K.J. Yoon, S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “Effect of Anode Active Layer on Performance of Single Step Co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs),” ECS Transactions, Vol. 13 (26) 249, 2008. K.J. Yoon, S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “Electrochemical Performance of Single Step Co-Fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Analyzed Using Polarization Modeling and Impedance Spectroscopy,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings of the Fall 2008 Meeting, Vol. 1126, S10-02, 2008. S.M. GRACE, D.L. Sondak, D.J. Dorney, and M. Cannamela, “Hybrid prediction of fan tonal noise,” AIAA, Paper No. 2008-2992, 2008.

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A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “Proof that plane wave attenuation at low frequencies is proportional to square of frequency,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 005001-005001-7, 2008. J.M. Collis, A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “Shear waves and the discrepancy between perceived and ideal frequency power laws for sediment attenuation,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 005002-005002-12, 2008. A.D. PIERCE and E. Kotsaros, “Simplified theory of wind turbine noise,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 040001-040001-11, 2009.


A.D. PIERCE and W.M. CAREY, “The physical mechanism (viscosity related) of low frequency acoustic wave attenuation in sandy/silty sediments,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 005001-005001-12, 2009. A. Draudt, P. Lai, R.A. ROY, T.W. MURRAY, and R.O. CLEVELAND, “Detection of HIFU lesions in excised tissue using Acousto-Optic Imaging,” Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Vol.1113, pp. 270-274, doi:10.1063/1.3131429, 2009. P. Lai, R.A. ROY, and T.W. MURRAY, “Sensing the optical properties of diffusive media by acousto-optic pressure contrast imaging,” Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2009, A.A. Oraevsky and L.V. Wang eds., Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7177, doi: 10.1117/12.808531, 2009. G. Zhao, and P. VAKILI, “Monotonicity and Stratification,” Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 313-319, Dec 2008. T. Borogovac, and P. VAKILI, “Control Variate Technique: A Constructive Approach,” Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 320-327, Dec 2008. J. Yao, H.O. WANG, Z.-H. Guan and W. Xu, “Stability and passivity of complex spatio-temporal switching networks with coupling delays,” Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, the International Federation of Automatic Control, pp. 6638-6641, Seoul, Korea, July 6-11, 2008. K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake and H.O. WANG, “A Sum of Squares Approach to Guaranteed Cost Control of Polynomial Discrete Fuzzy Systems,” 17th IFAC World Congress, pp. 6861–6868, Seoul, Korea, July 2008. H. Ohtake, K. Tanaka and H.O. WANG, “Fuzzy Model-based Servo Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems,” 17th IFAC World Congress, pp. 6850–6854, Seoul, Korea, July 2008.

R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “A Cardiomyocyte-based Biosensor for the Study on Hypertrophy Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alfa,” Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, pp. 1802-1804, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. I-K Lin, Y-M Liao, K-S Chen, and X. ZHANG, “Viscoelastic Characterization of Soft Micropillars for Cellular Mechanics Study,” Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, pp. 278-280, San Diego, CA, USA, 12-16 October 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “A Novel Versatile Biomechano-sensor for Real Time Vascular Cell Contractility Mapping,” Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, pp. 510-512, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Diffraction Moire: Decoupling Distortions in Periodic Polymeric Post Arrays,” Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, pp. 991-993, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. H. Tao, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, A. Strikwerda, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt, and X. ZHANG, “Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials: Towards a Terahertz Metamaterial Invisible Cloak,” Proceeding of 2008 International Electron Devices Meeting, pp. 11.6.1-11.6.4, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1517 December 2008. B.C. Kaanta, H. Chen, G. Lambertus, W.H. Steinecker, O. Zhdaneev, and X. ZHANG, “High Sensitivity Micro-Thermal Conductivity Detector for Gas Chromatography,” Proceeding of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Sorrento, pp. 264-267, Italy, 25-29 January 2009.

H. Ohtake, K. Tanaka and H.O. WANG, “Fuzzy Model-based Servo Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems,” 17th IFAC World Congress, pp. 6850–6854, Seoul, Korea, July 2008.

H. Tao, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, A. Strikwerda, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt, and X. ZHANG, “Terahertz Metamaterials with Simultaneously Negative Electric and Magnetic Resonance Responses based on Bimaterial Pop up Structures,” Proceeding of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, pp. 108-111, Sorrento, Italy, 25-29 January 2009.

D. WROBLEWSKI, O. Ghosh, A. Lum, D. Willoughby, M. VanHout, K. Hogstrom, S.N. BASU, and M. GEVELBER, “Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Plasma Spray Particle State Distribution for Deposition Rate Control,” ASME IMECE, Boston, November 2008.

X. ZHANG, “Creating Micro/Nano Fabricated Structures for Cellular Mechanical Force Measurements in Living Cells,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, 7-10 January 2008.

O. Cote, D. WROBLEWSKI, and J. Hacker, “Refractive Turbulence, Transient Propagation Disturbances, and Space Situational Awareness (SSA),” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui, September 2008.

X. ZHANG, “A Digital Bio/Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, 7-10 January 2008.

H. Tao, A. Strikwerda, C. Bingham, W.J. Padilla, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Dynamical Control of Terahertz Metamaterial Resonance Response Using Bimaterial Cantilevers,” Proceeding of Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, pp. 870-873, Cambridge, MA, 2-6 July 2008. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Impedance-Sensing Assay for Realtime Monitoring Ongoing Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis,” Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, pp. 970-972, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008.

X. ZHANG, “Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Oxide Films for MEMS Applications,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, 7-10 January 2008. X. ZHANG, “Thermo- and Electromechanics of Multilayer Thin-Film Microstructures for MEMS Applications,” Mechanics of Materials & Devices and Structural Mechanics, AFOSR Contractors’ Meeting, Arlington, VA, 18-20 August 2008.

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INVITED PRESENTATIONS S. ANDERSSON, “A non-raster approach to scanning force microscopy”, Society of Engineering Science, 14 October 2008. S. ANDERSSON, “Studying single molecules through tracking,” Robotics, Control and Mechatronics Colloquium, University of Washington, 17 October 2008. J. BAILLIEUL, “Modeling and Control of Physical Networks,” IFAC 2008, Workshop on Complex Embedded and Networked Control Systems, Seoul Korea, July 2008.

C. BELTA, “Insights into the functional organization and robustness of genome scale metabolism,” University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 5 December 2008. T. BIFANO, “MEMS Adaptive Optics,” SPIE San Jose, CA, 2008. M. CARAMANIS, “The European Community Electricity Regulation and Green Initiative,” Invited Lecture to the US Energy Bar Association, Troutman Sanders LLP, Washington DC, 27 October 2008.

J. BAILLIEUL, “The Psychology of Human-Robot Interaction,” Plenary Lecture given at the SICE Annual Conference, Tokyo Japan, August 2008.

M. CARAMANIS, “The Liberalization of Greek Energy Markets: Load Management and the Electrification of the Transportation Sector,” Ministry of Exterior International Conference, Athens, Greece, 8 July 2008.

J. BAILLIEUL, “Communication by Means of Controlled Dynamical System Motions,” Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, October 2008.

M. CARAMANIS, “Commercialization of Renewable Electricity Generation Technologies: Lifting Adoption Barriers,” European Union, US Roundtable, New Orleans, LA, 14 November 2008.

J. BAILLIEUL, “Communication Through Action---Theme and Variations,” Fall Southeastern Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Huntsville, AL, October 2008.

W.M. CAREY and A.D. Pierce, “Acoustical characteristics of muddy sediments,” 156th Meeting of The Acoust. Soc. of Am., 13 November 2008.

L. BARBA, Mechanical Engineering, Belytschko-Liu group, Northwestern University, August 2008.

W.M. CAREY, “On the exponential power law for low frequency attenuation in shallow water with sandy sediments,” 156th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, 11 November 2008.

L. BARBA, Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Purdue University, August 2008. L. BARBA, “Global field interpolation for particle methods”, Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Illinois Institute of Technology, August 2008. L. BARBA, “Meshfree methods and vortex methods”, 4th Latin American SCAT Workshop, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, September 2008. L. BARBA, “Meshfree methods and vortex methods”, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados IMDEA, Madrid, Spain February 2009. P. BARBONE, “Some math and mechanics of biomechanical imaging: current status and open questions,” Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Workshop on Inverse Problems: Recent Progress and New Challenges, Banff, Canada, November 17-20, 2008. P. BARBONE and Jeffrey C. Bamber, “Ultrasound Elastography: Quantitative Approaches, Invited Short Course,” 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Beijing, China, November 2-5, 2008, P. BARBONE, “Computational formulations for inverse problems with interior data,” Dept. of Instrumentation, Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 5 November 2008. P. BARBONE, “Inverse elasticity problems in biomedical imaging,” Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 September 2008. S. BASU, “Functionally Graded Environmental Barrier Coatings,” Carnegie Mellon University, 19 September 2008.

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W.M. CAREY, Jason D. Holmes and J.F. Lynch, “The applicability of a small autonomous vehicle towed array to ocean acoustics measurements and signal processing,” Invited Paper 5aUWh5, 155th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, 4 July 2008. E.P. Sullivan, W.M. CAREY, J.D. Holmes and J.F. Lynch, “Passive Synthetic Apertures as an Experimental Tool,” Invited Paper-5aUWi2, 155th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, July 4, 2008. ROBIN O. CLEVELAND, Lecturer on Medical Acoustics at the Physical Acoustics Summer School, Santa Fe, NM, 2008. D.C. COLE, “Intellectual assets background essential for leading edge energy companies,” NRG, 8 December 2008. P. DUPONT, “Steerable Needles as Surgical Robots,” MICCAI 2008 Workshop, Needle Steering: Recent Results and Future Opportunities, New York, NY, 2008. K.L. EKINCI, “Radiofrequency Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” Condensed Matter Seminar, UC Berkeley, CA, November 3, 2008. K.L. EKINCI, “Radiofrequency Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology, Keystone, CO, 5 July 2008. M.A. GEVELBER, “Alternative Control Strategies and Requirements for Improving Thermal Spray Performance,” the Symposium on Improving Reliability and Consistency in Thermal Spray, Montreal Quebec, 2-3 Dec 2008. S. GOPALAN, “Polarization Measurements on Single Step Cofired Anode-Supported SOFCs,” ETH Zurich.


R.G. HOLT, “Fighting bubbles with bubbles: A sparse, foam-anchored bubble layer for wall damage mitigation,” the NCPA Colloquium, University of Mississipi, Oxford, MS, October 2008. M.S. HOWE, “Sound generated by vortex ring impingement on a heated wall,” Department of Mathematics, University of Keele, England, 10 July 2008. C. KLAPPERICH, “Towards the Application of Molecular Diagnostics in Global Health,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, 3 December 2008. C. KLAPPERICH, “Towards the Application of Molecular Diagnostics in Global Health,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, 5 November 2008. C. KLAPPERICH, “Microfluidic Sample Preparation for Molecular Detection of Infectious Disease,” American Vacuum Society, 55th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 23 October 2008. C. KLAPPERICH, “Towards the Application of Molecular Diagnostics in Global Health,” Georgia Institute of Technology, Bioengineering Program Seminar Series, 9 September 2008. C. KLAPPERICH, “Microfluidic Sample Preparation for Molecular Detection of Infectious Disease,” MEDI 2008, Hartford, CT, 10 September 2008. X. LIN, “Computing viscosity of supercooled liquids,” Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, December 2008. J.G. MCDANIEL, “Powering and empowering acoustic defenses of the future,” the Chief of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group at the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing & Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS), Northeastern University, 12 December 2008. J.G. MCDANIEL, “Implicitly causal expansions in the frequency domain,” 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL, 13 November 2008. E.F. MORGAN, Department Seminar, “Measurement of the Local Mechanical Environment of Skeletal Tissues,” Bioengineering, University of Utah, February 2009. E.F. MORGAN, Department Seminar, “Inducing Skeletal Repair by Mechanical Stimulation,” Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, November 2008. E.F. MORGAN, Department Seminar,   “Inducing Skeletal Repair by Mechanical Stimulation,” Bioengineering, University of Maryland, October 2008. E.F. MORGAN, Invited Lecture, “The Influence of the Mechanical Environment on Skeletal Repair,” Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Science Fracture Forum, Denver, CO, October 2008. E.F. MORGAN, “Mechanical Regulation of Skeletal Healing,” Symposium on “Biomaterials:  properties, variation and evolution,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, January 2009. T.W. MURRAY, S. Bramhavar, A. Sampathkumar and B. Pouet, “Theory and applications of frequency domain photoacoustic microscopy,” Acoustics ‘08, 155th ASA Meeting, Paris, France, July 2008.

T.W. MURRAY, S. Bramhavar, and B. Pouet, “Theory and Applications of frequency domain laser ultrasonics,” 1st International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology and Applications, Montreal, Canada, July 2008. T.W. MURRAY, “Laser based acoustic techniques for sensing and imaging: Photoacoustic microscopy and acousto-optic imaging,” University of Colorado at Boulder, February 2008. T.W. MURRAY, “Mechanical Characterization of coatings using frequency domain photoacoustic microscopy,” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, April 2008. U. PAL, “Fuel Cells: State of the Art and Challenges for Clean and Efficient Power Generation,” IMAPS Boston, MA, December 2008. U. PAL, “Clean Energy Electrochemical Technologies Research at Boston University,” New England University Workshop in Solid State Ionics, Boston, MA, November 2008. U. PAL, “Clean Energy Research at Boston University,” Hydrogen Coalition, Boston, MA, August 2008. U. PAL, “Causality and mathematical models in vibration and acoustics: A realistic perspective,” the ASA meeting in Miami, November 2008. A. PIERCE, “The physical mechanism (viscosity related) of low-frequency acoustic wave attenuation in sandy/silty sediments,” the ASA meeting in Miami, November 2008. R.A. ROY, “Shedding light on sound: multi-mode biomedical imaging using acousto-optic sensing and B-mode ultrasound,” Department of Physics Seminar, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, VT, November 2008. R.A. ROY, “Bubbles, cavitation, and therapeutic ultrasound,” Department of Biomedical Engineering Coloquium, Columbia University, New York, NY, October 2008. C.-C. Coussios, M. Arora, J.R.T. Collin, M. Gyongy, C. Arvanitis, E. Cox, E. Kornaropoulos, S. Nandlall, P. Kennedy and R.A. ROY, “Harnessing inertial cavitation for improved cancer treatment by high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU),” the 18th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2008. J.R. Collin, I. Webb, R.A. ROY and C.C. Coussios, “Towards a standardized approach for quantifying inertial cavitation activity,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 3004, 2008. R.A. ROY, Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, and R.G. Holt, “The detection and characterization of buried targets by iterative, single-channel time reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 3185, 2008. Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, R.G. Holt, and R.A. ROY, “Laboratory investigations of the detection and characterization of buried targets by iterative, single-channel time reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 3599, 2008. B.R. Dzikowicz. Z.J. Waters, R.G. Holt, and R.A. ROY, “Detection of a resonant target buried in sediment using iterative time reversal: midfrequency pond experiments,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 3755, 2008. V.K. SARIN, “Engineered Materials Development via CVD” “ IIT Mumbai, Mumbai, India, February 2008.

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V.K. SARIN, “Development of Transparent Ceramics for Scintallators” ALEM/RMD, Watertown, MA, August 2008.

Matrix (ECM) Mechanics,” Department of Medicine, Boston University, November 2008.

V. YAKHOT, “High- Frequency Oscillating Flows: Applications to Nanoresonators,” Princeton University, November 2008.

X. ZHANG, “Small-Scale Materials and Engineering Mechanics for Next-Generation Micro/Nanosystems,” the DARPA/MTO Workshop on Materials and Technologies for 21st Century MEMS and NEMS, Miami, FL, USA, January 8, 2008.

V. YAKHOT, “High- Frequency Oscillating Flows: Applications to Nanoresonators,” Brown University, Colloquim, October 2008. Y. ZHANG, “Linked Mechanical and Biological Study of Extracellular

R.D. Averitt and X. ZHANG, “Terahertz Metamaterial Devices,” Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA, November 2008.

CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS F.A. Cruz and L.A. BARBA, “Characterization of the FMM approximation in particle simulations,” 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics / ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, 30 June–7 July 2008. L.A. BARBA and L.F. Rossi, “Accurate solution of global field interpolations for particle simulations,” 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics / ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, 30 June–7 July 2008. S. Goenezen, A.A. Oberai, and P.E. BARBONE, “Nonlinear elasticity imaging for incompressible solids,” 2008 International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 27–30 October 2008. R. Leiderman, G.P. Berry, J.C. Bamber, Y. Zhang, A.A. Oberai, C.E. Rivas, O. Babaniyi and P.E. BARBONE, “Multiscale mechanical modeling of fluid/solid mixtures: Applications to soft tissue mechanics,” 2008 International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 27–30 October 2008. R.A. Crescenti, J.C. Bamber, A.A. Oberai, P.E. BARBONE, J.P Richter, N.L Bush, and S. Webb, “Advances and difficulties in the use of ultrasound elastography and inverse algorithms for gel dosimetry,” 2008 International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 27–30 October 2008. G.P. Berry, J.C. Bamber, and P.E. BARBONE, “Simulated indentation of poroelastic tissue affected by lymphoedema,” 2008 International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 27–30 October 2008. Z.D. Mason, P.E. BARBONE, and E.F. MORGAN, “Experimental measurement of 3-D deformation and failure patterns in the vertebra using digital volume correlation,” 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Boston, MA, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2008. A.A. Oberai, G.R. Feijoo, and P.E. BARBONE, “Efficient Time Reversal by Lanczos Iterations,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, p. 3596, 2008. P.E. BARBONE, R. Leiderman, J.C. Bamber, G.P. Berry, A.A. Oberai, and Y. Zhang, “Measuring physiological properties of lymphoedemous tissues by ultrasound: theoretical foundations,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol.123, Issue 5, p. 3226, 2008. D. D’Orsogna, P. Lamarre, E. Bellotti, P.E. BARBONE, F. Smith, C. Fulk, P. LoVecchio, M. Reine, S. Tobin and J. Markunas, “Toward the Development of Low Stress Ohmic Contacts to HgCdTe: A Novel Stress Characterization Technique,” 2008 U.S. Workshop on the PHYSICS and CHEMESTRY of I I-VI MATERIALS, Las Vegas, NV, 11-13 November 2008.

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C. Rivas, P. BARBONE, A. Oberai, “A stabilized B-splines FEM formulation for the solution of an inverse elasticity problem arising in medical imaging,” 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 Oct –6 November 2008. O. Babaniyi, C.E. Rivas, P.E. BARBONE, and A.A. Oberai, “Comparing slice-by-slice 2-D tissue stiffness reconstructions to full 3-D tissue stiffness reconstructions,” Gordon-CenSSIS Research & Industrial Collaboration Conference, Boston University, Boston, November2008. E. BAROUCH and S. Knodle, “A new calibration method for latent image fidelity,” SPIE Taiwan, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7140, 714012  (2008); doi:10.1117/12.804271, 4 November 2008. S.N. BASU, W. Huang, S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “Transport Through Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings on Crofer Interconnects,” the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 1-5 December 2008. L. DalNegro, R. Li, J. Warga, and S.N. BASU, “Silicon nanocrystals in silicon nitride structures: Towards efficient light emission under optical and electrical pumping,” the 5th IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonic, Sorrento, Italy, 17-19 September 2008. W.M. CAREY and A.D. PIERCE, “Acoustical characteristics of muddy sediments (A),” J. Acoust. Soc, Am., Vol. 24, Issue 4, Pt. 1, p. 2561, October 2008. W.M. CAREY, A.D. PIERCE and T.M. PORTER, “Card-house theory of mud sediments containing kaolinite and its acoustical implications (A),” J. Acoust. Soc, Am., Vol. 124, Issue 4, pt. 2, p. 2561, October 2008. P.V. Chitnis, N.J. Manzi, R.O. CLEVELAND, R.A. ROY, and R.G. HOLT, “Introduction of a compliant gas-layer serves to mitigate damage to solid surfaces from the collapse of cavitation bubble clouds,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), p. 3561, 2008. C. Ormonde, P. Chitnis, R.O. CLEVELAND, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “A vertical acoustic waveguide for two-phase mercury-helium flow void fraction determination,” IMECE2008, abstract No. 66791, pg. 196, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008. C.E. Ormond, P.V. Chitnis, R.O. CLEVELAND, R.G. HOLT and R.A. ROY, “An acoustic resonator for determining the gas volume fraction in mercury-helium two-phase flows,” the 2008 NSF Site Visit of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Boston, MA, November 2008.


R.O. CLEVELAND, H. Luo, and J.C. Williams, “Elastic waves in human kidney stones: Shear dominates spall in shock wave lithotripsy,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), p. 3368, 2008.

R.S. McGowan and M.S. HOWE, “Implications of the fluctuating drag force voice source,” Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France, July 2008.

A. Sampathkumar, K.L. EKINCI, T.W. MURRAY, “Nanobeam Displacement Mapping Using Full-field Interferometry” 1st International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology and Applications, Montreal, Canada, July 2008.

R. S. McGowan and M.S. HOWE, “Influence of the ventricular folds on the voice source.” Symposium on Vocal Fold Physiology and Biomedicine, Tampere, Finland, August 2008.

X. Yan, and M. GEVELBER, “Investigation of Electrospinning Parameters that Determine Fiber Diameter Distribution,” The Fiber Society 2008 Technical Conference, Boucherville Canada, 1-3 October 2008. S. GOPALAN, “One-Step Co-Firing of Anode-Supported SOFCs,” The European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1 July 2008. S. GRACE, D.L. Sondak, and D.J. Dorney, “Simulation of turbofan interaction noise,” ASME IMECE, Boston, MA 2008. B.R. Dzikowicz, Z.J. Waters, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. Roy, “Detection of a resonant target buried in sediment using iterative time reversal: mid-frequency pond experiments,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), p. 3755, 2008. Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “Laboratory investigations of the detection and characterization of buried targets by iterative, single-channel time reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), P. 3599, 2008. Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “Isolation of backscattering resonances of a thin spherical shell using iterative time reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), p. 3340, 2008. N.J. Manzi, P.V. Chitnis, R.G. HOLT, R.O. CLEVELAND, and R.A. ROY, “Introduction of a gas bubble layer to mitigate cavitation erosion damage to solid surfaces,” IMECE2008, abstract No. 67289, p. 196, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008. Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “Experimental and numerical investgations of single-channel acoustic time reversal for buried object detection,” IMECE2008, abstract No. 67475, p. 58, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008. C.H. Farny, R.G. HOLT, and R.A. ROY, “Spatially-sensitive ex vivo cavitation detection with an array detector,” the 2008 meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis, MN, September 2008. Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, R.G. HOLT and R.A. ROY, “Resonance isolation in the presence of noise and clutter by single-channel time reversal,” the 2008 Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Boston, MA, November 2008. A.W. Foley, M.S. HOWE and T.A. Brungart, “Sound generated by gasjet impingement on the interface of a supercavity,” Proceedings of IMECE2008, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston MA, 2-6 November 2008. M.S. HOWE and A. Manela, “The Forced Motion of a Flag,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Antonio, Texas, 23-25 November 2008.

M-C. Kim, Q. Cao, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “A Thermoplastic Continuous-Flow Microfludic Device for Polymerase Chain Reaction: Model and Experiments,” 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2008. C.M. Rebholz, P.M. Mitchell, H.A. Zaniboni, T.J. Winn, C.A. Odell, C.M. KLAPPERICH, and J.A. Feldman, “The Impact of Rapid Influenza Testing on Adult and Pediatric Patient Management,” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 52(4), p. S73 Supplement 1, October 2008. Q. Cao, M. Mahalanabis, M. Kim, C.M. KLAPPERICH, “Simplified micro-fluidic devices for the detection of influenza Type A”, CIMIT Innovation Congress, Boston, MA, October 2008. J.Y. Zhang, J. Do, S. Lee, W.R. Premasiri, L. Zieger, and C.M. KLAPPERICH, “In-situ Fabrication of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Substrate in Microfluidic Chip for Ultrasensitive Infectious Disease Detection,” CIMIT Innovation Congress, Boston, MA, October 2008. N. Spencer, C.M. KLAPPERICH, and D. Cotanche, “Understanding the regulation of cell fate in the avian cochlea by the extracellular matrix,” CIMIT Innovation Congress, Boston, MA, October 2008. X. LIN, “Soliton Theory Revisited, American Chemical Society,” Philadelphia, August 2008. X. LIN, “Conductive Polymer Actuation via Solitonic Deformations,” American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, August 2008. X. LIN, “Predicting Viscosity of Supercooled Liquids,” American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, August 2008. P. Du, X. LIN, and X. ZHANG, “Conductive Polymer based Actuators,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. X. LIN, “Computing transition pathway in bulk activated processes and viscosity of supercooled liquids,” Materials Research Society, December 2008. P. Du, X. LIN, and X. ZHANG, “Development of Conductive Polymer Single Layer Cantilever For Conductivity Measurement,” PolymerBased Smart Materials--Process, Properties, and Application, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 1-5 December 2008. X. LIN, “Alternatives to Copper Phthalocyanine as Organic Conductors,” Materials Research Society, December 2008. Elizabeth A. Magliula and J.G. MCDANIEL, “Achieving flexural directivity in orthotropic plates,” Presentation IMECE2008-68864, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 5 November 2008. E.F. MORGAN, A.H. Baker, Z.D Mason, and A.I. Hussein, “Quantitative, three-dimensional visualization of vertebral fractures,” World Congress on Osteoporosis, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008.

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K.T. Salisbury Palomares, R.E. Gleason, D. Bellin, G.J. Miller, and E.F. MORGAN, “Correlations between local strains and tissue phenotypes in an experimental model of skeletal healing,” Gordon Research Conference on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering, Andover, NH, 2008.

al, Canada, July 2008.

G.J. Miller and E.F. MORGAN, “Use of nanoindentation to determine viscoelastic and biphasic material properties of hydrogels and articular cartilage,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Boston, MA, 2008.

T.M. PORTER, “HIFU-controlled delivery of DOX from lysolipid containing thermosensitive liposomes,” the annual meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis MN, 11 September 2008.

A.I. Hussein, Z.D. Mason, and E.F. MORGAN, “Predictions of vertebral strength from quantitative measures of the intra-vertebral heterogeneity in density,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL, 2008.

T.M. PORTER, “Enhancement of rt-PA activity with 2-MHz transcranial Doppler ultrasound,” the 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008.

P.L. Leong and E.F. MORGAN, “Correlation between nanoindentation modulus and mineral density in fracture callus tissues,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL, 2008.

T.M. PORTER, “Ultrasound-induced thermal lesion formation with phase shift emulsion,” the annual meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis MN, 12 September 2008.

L.N.M. Hayward and E.F. MORGAN, “Mechano-regulation of stem cell differentiation during bending stimulation of a healing bone defect,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL, 2008. P.L. Leong and E.F. MORGAN, “Regional variations in fracture callus material properties measured via nanoindentation,” Paper #1009, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008. K.T. Salisbury Palomares, T.A. Einhorn, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and E.F. MORGAN, “Transcriptional profiling of mechanically induced cartilaginous tissues in vivo,” Paper #611, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008. K.T. Salisbury Palomares, G.E. Miller, and E.F. MORGAN, “Experimental measurement of strains in callus tissues: correlations with mechanically induced tissue phenotypes during skeletal repair,” Paper #1008, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008. L.C. Gerstenfeld, D. Sacks, M. Pelis, Z.D. Mason, E.F. MORGAN, and T.A. Einhorn, “Comparison of alendronate versus denosumab (a monoclonal anti-RANKL antibody) on murine fracture healing,” Paper #890, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008. E.F. MORGAN, Z.D. Mason, G. Bishop, A.D. Davis, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and T.A. Einhorn, “Combined effects of BMP-7 and PTH in metaphyseal bone healing,” Paper #399, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008. G.L. Barnes, S. Kakar, S. Vora, N. Record, N.A. Wigner, E.F. MORGAN, L.C. Gerstenfeld, and T.A. Einhorn, “Enhanced chondrogenic maturation in PTH treated fractures,” Paper #167, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2008.

T.M. PORTER, “Development of phase-shift nanoemulsions to enhance HIFU efficiency,” the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society, Paris France, 1 July 2008.

T.M. PORTER, “The potential application of phase shift emulsion in high intensity focused ultrasound therapy,” the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. P. Lai, R.A. ROY and T.W. MURRAY, “Photorefractive crystal based acousto optic imaging system in the near infrared oprical wavelength,” IMECE2008, abstract No. 66204, pg. 79, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008. A. Draudt, P. Lai, R.A. ROY, T.W. MURRAY and R.O. CLEVELAND, “Characterizing the dynamic properties of HIFU lesions,” the 2008 Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Boston, MA, November 2008. P. Lai, R.A. ROY, and T.W. MURRAY, “Pressure Contrast Imaging: A new approach to the acousto-optic detection of optical scattering inhomogeneities at depth in diffuse media,” the 2008 Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Boston, MA, November 2008. R.A. ROY, P. Lai, and T.W. MURRAY, “Multi-mode tissue imaging using acousto-optic sensing and B-mode ultrasound,” the 2008 meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis, MN, September 2008. R.A. ROY, T. Wu, C.H. Farny, T.W. MURRAY and R.G. HOLT, “Controlled cavitation nucleation with laser-illuminated nano-particles,” the 2008 meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis, MN, September 2008. R.A. ROY, Z.J. Waters, B.R. Dzikowicz, and R.G. HOLT, “The detection and characterization of buried resonant targets by iterative, singlechannel time reversal,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123 (5), p. 3185, 2008.

L. Alsofi, J. Xu, Z.D. Mason, E.F. MORGAN, Y. Deguchi, M. Yamauchi, and P.C. Trackman, “Trabecular bone phenotype in lysyl oxidase isoform knockout mice,” 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, 2008.

A. Draudt, P. Lai, P, R.A. ROY, T.W. MURRAY and R.O. CLEVELAND, “Detection of HIFU lesions in excised tissue using Acousto-Optic Imaging,” the 2008 meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis, MN, September 2008.

S. Bramhavar, B. Pouet, and T.W. MURRAY, “Superheterodyne detection of high frequency acoustic waves,” 1st International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology and Applications, Montre-

I. Webb, M. Arora, S. Payne, R.A. ROY, and C.C. Coussios, “Experimental investigation of the effect of heating rate on pre-existing gas nuclei in a viscoelastic medium,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 3560, 2008.

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R.A. ROY, C.E. Ormonde, P.V. Chitnis, R.O. CLEVELAND and R.G. HOLT, “An acoustic resonator for determining the void fraction of bubbly mercury flows,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123(5), p. 3559, 2008. P. VAKILI, “Path-dependent Option Price and Sensitivity Estimation through Structured Database Monte-Carlo Simulation,” the Financial Management Association 2008 Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, 8-11 October 2008. P. VAKILI, “Monotonicity and Stratification,” the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL, 7-11 December 2008. P. VAKILI, “Control Variate Technique: A Constructive Approach,” Miami, FL, 7-11 December 2008. O. Cote, D. WROBLEWSKI, and J. Hacker, J., “Refractive Turbulence, Transient Electronic Disconnectivity, and Propagation Situational Awareness (PSA),” 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, January 2009. H. Tao, A.C. Strikwerda, C.M. Bingham, W.J. Padilla, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Dynamical Control of Terahertz Metamaterial Resonance Response Using Bimaterial Cantilevers,” the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, MA, 2-6 July 2008. I-K Lin, H. Lu, and X. ZHANG, “Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Soft Micropillars as Force Transducer,” Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Waterville, ME, 27 July – 1 August 2008. X. ZHANG, “Thermo- and Electromechanics of Multilayer Thin-Film Microstructures for MEMS Applications,” Mechanics of Materials & Devices and Structural Mechanics, AFOSR Annual Grantees’/Contractors’ Meeting, Arlington, VA, USA, 18-20 August 2008. W.J. Padilla, H. Chen, N. Landy, C.M. Binghama, H. Tao, X. ZHANG, J. Zided, A.C. Gossardd, A.J. Taylor, and R.D. Averitt, “Metamaterials for the terahertz gap,” the 33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Pasadena, CA, 15-19 September 2008. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Impedance-Sensing Assay for Realtime Monitoring Ongoing Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis,” the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “A Cardiomyocyte-based Biosensor for the Study on Hypertrophy Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alfa,” the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. I-K Lin, Y-M Liao, K-S Chen, and X. ZHANG, “Viscoelastic Characterization of Soft Micropillars for Cellular Mechanics Study,” the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “A Novel Versatile Biomechano-sensor for Real Time Vascular Cell Contractility Mapping,” the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego, CA, 12-16 October 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Diffraction Moiré: Decoupling Distortions in Periodic Polymeric Post Arrays,” the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego,

CA, 12-16 October 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Mapping Smooth Muscle Cell Contractile State Regulated by Contractile Proteins using a Novel BioMEMS Moiré Mapping Sensor,” AVS 55th International Symposium & Exhibition, Boston, MA, USA, 19-24 October 2008. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Electrical Assay for Real-time Monitoring Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis,” AVS 55th International Symposium & Exhibition, Boston, MA, 19-24 October 2008. H. Tao, K. Fan, C.M. Bingham, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt, and X. ZHANG, “Design and Fabrication of Flexible Electrically Resonant Terahetz Metamaterials,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Contrast Enhancement of Cell Traction Force Probing by Capping the Tips with Gold Particles,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. I-K Lin, Y-M Liao, Y. Liu, K-S Ou, K-S Chen, and X. ZHANG, “Elastic and Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer based Structures for Biogical Applications,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. X. Zheng and X. ZHANG, “Mapping and Decoupling Distortions in Polymeric Periodic Substrates for Biological Applications,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “A Cardiomyocyte-based Biosensor for the Study on Hypertrophy Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 31 October – 6 November 2008. H. Tao, K. Fan, A.C. Strikwerda, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt , and X. ZHANG, “Filling Terahertz Gap: Development of MEMS-based Active Metamaterial Structures and Devices at Terahertz Frequencies,” Microelectromechanical Systems--Materials and Devices II, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 1-5 December 2008. X. Zheng, and X. ZHANG, “Interface Enhancement and Analysis of Micro Biomechano Sensor using Gold Particles,” Mechanics of Biological and Biomedical Materials, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 1-5 December 2008. H. Tao, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, A.C. Strikwerda, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt, and X. ZHANG, “Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials: Towards a Terahertz Metamaterial Invisible Cloak,” 2008 International Electron Devices Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 15-17 December 2008. B.C. Kaanta, H.Chen, G. Lambertus, W.H. Steinecker, O. Zhdaneev, X. ZHANG, “High Sensitivity Micro-Thermal Conductivity Detector for Gas Chromatography,” the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Sorrento, Italy, 25-29 January 2009. H. Tao, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, A.C. Strikwerda, W.J. Padilla, R.D. Averitt, and X. ZHANG, “Terahertz Metamaterials with Simultaneously Negative Electric and Magnetic Resonance Responses based on Bimaterial Pop up Structures,” the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Sorrento, Italy, 25-29 January 2009.

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H. Tao, C.M. Bingham, A.C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N.I. Landy, K. Fan, W.J. Padilla, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Flexible Wide Angle Terahertz Resonant Absorber Based on Perfectly Impedance Matched Metamaterials,” the 29th Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, Baltimore, MD, USA, 31 May - 5 June 2009. A.C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, H. Tao, D. Pilon, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Comparison of Birefringent Metamaterials and Meanderline Structure as Quarter-Wave Plates at Terahertz Frequencies,” the 29th Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, Baltimore, MD, USA, 31 May - 5 June 2009. H. Tao, A.C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, C.M. Bingham, W.J. Padilla, X. ZHANG, and R.D. Averitt, “Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials on Polyimide Substrates,” the 29th Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, Baltimore, MD, USA, 31 May - 5 June 2009. X. ZHANG, “Creating Micro/Nano Fabricated Structures for Cellular Mechanical Force Measurements in Living Cells,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 22-25 June 2009. X. ZHANG, “A Digital Bio/Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 22-25 June 2009. X. ZHANG, “Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Oxide Films for MEMS Applications,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 22-25 June 2009.

X. ZHANG, “Elastic and Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer based Structures for Biological Applications,” NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 22-25 June 2009. Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. ZHANG, “Preventing Cardiomyocytes from TNFAlpha-Induced Cell Death based on Real-Time Monitoring Cell Adhesion through Impedance Sensors,” the 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Denver, CO, USA, 21-25 June 2009. Y. Zou, and Y. ZHANG, “Experimental and Theoretical Study of Bovine Aorta and Its Elastin,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL, 2008. M.-J. Chow, Y. Zou, H. He, F. McGowan, D. McElhinney, D and Y. ZHANG, “Effect of Pulmonary Artery Banding on the Mechanical Behavior of Arteries,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 2008. I.-K. Lin, K. Fan, S. Huang, A. Gonzalez, Y. ZHANG, and X. ZHANG, “Characterization of Gradient Residual Stress in Bimaterial Microcantilever Structures for MEMS Applications,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 2008. D. Weiand and Y. ZHANG, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Friction and the Effect of Surface Coating,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 2008. Y. Zou, and Y. ZHANG, “Experimental and Theoretical Study of Bovine Aorta and Its Elastin,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 2008.

PATENTS S. GOPALAN, U.B. PAL, S.N. BASU and W. Huang, “Protective Oxide Coatings for SOFC Interconnec-tions”, United States Patent Application #20090035561. B. Vattiat, D. WROBLEWSKI, and M. GEVELBER, “Plasma State and Flux Sensor,” serial no. 12008787, joint Boston University/Cyber Materials application, January 2008. S. GOPALAN and U.B. PAL, “Hydrogen Separation Using Oxygen-IonElectron Mixed Conducting Mem-branes,” US Patent No. 7,393,384, 1 July 2008. D. Seccombe, G.A. Orbeck, Jr., S. GOPALAN, and U.B. PAL, “1. Process for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Manu-facture,” US Patent No. 7,485,385, 3 February 2009. R. Dean, R.G. HOLT and R.A. ROY, “System and method for creating liquid droplet impact forced collapse of laser nanoparticle nucleated cavities for controlled nuclear reactions,” US Patent No. US 7,445,319 B2, 4 November 2008.

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A. SHARON, “Isolation of Messenger RNA from Mammalian Cells,” provisional filed December 2008. A. SHARON, “Isolation of Total RNA from Mammalian Cells,” provisional filed December 2008. A. SHARON, “Low Cost Disposable Medical Forceps to Enable,” provisional filed March 2009. A. SHARON, “Hollow Central Channel for Various Functionalities,” provisional filed March 2009. A. SHARON, “Reservoir-Buffered Mixers and Remote-Valve Switching for Microfluidics,” provisional filed March 2009.


Research Laboratories Advanced Materials Process Control Lab MICHAEL GEVELBER The primary research focus of the Advanced Materials Process Control Laboratory is to apply a systems-based approach to improving material processing capabilities. Research projects involve an integrated effort of physical modeling, sensor development, system design, and control development. Current projects include work on plasma deposition for protective coatings, crystal growth for electronic applications, and chemical vapor deposition. An experi-mental CVD system has been developed â&#x20AC;¨for implementing real-time control. A microbalance is used to measure growth rates in situ, and parallel DSP boards are used for data analysis and control. Related research includes development of analysis methods for identifying fundamen-tal process constraints, as well as development of advanced sensors and observers to infer the process state.

Biomedical Microdevices and Microenvironments CATHERINE KLAPPERICH The Biomedical Microdevices and Mic ro e nv i ron ments laboratory is focused on materials research activities in the broad areas of tissue engineering and biomedical device design. The laboratory is equipped for polymer and hydrogel synthesis, microfluidic device rapid prototyping, fabrica-tion of tissue engineering scaffold materials, molecular analysis, and tissue culture. It houses a dynamic mechanical analyzer for time and temperature sensitive testing of gel and polymer macroscale mechanical properties. This facility is a fully functional laboratory for integrated mechanical, chemical, and biological testing of biomaterials. The laboratory is adjacent to the shared bio-micro/nanofabrication center. This cleanroom contains a mask aligner, AFM, DekTak Profilometer, e-beam evaporator, and a spin coater. The lab also maintains a Hysitron Triboscope Nanoindentation Instrument located in the Low Vibration Area of the Photonics Center. Laboratory projects include experi-ments and modeling of the contact problem for nanoscale probes on soft hydrated biomateri-als, cell-biomaterial interactions in tissue engineering materials, and diagnostic microfluidic device design.

Biomedical Ultrasonics Lab ROBIN CLEVELAND, R.GLYNN HOLT, TYRONE PORTER, RON ROY This laboratory is equipped for wet and dry experiments supporting a broad spectrum of ultrasound research, including nonlinear acoustics, bubble-related physical and biomedical acoustics, therapeutic ultrasound, acoustic cavitation, and transduction. There are two fully instrumented ultrasonic scan tanks with computer-controlled positioners. One is for research into high-intensity-focused ultrasound for surgery and the other contains a peizo-electric array with 170 elements capable of generating intense shock waves for research in lithotripsy. The lab has a scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) that can employ ultrasound pulses with frequencies up to 150 MHz for imaging samples. The lab is well stocked with general-purpose test and measurement equipment such as function generators, multimeters, power amplifiers, preamps, analog and digital oscilloscopes. The lab is equipped with a full-size fume hood, a water purification system, and various instruments for fluid and biomaterial control, processing, and measurement.

BioRobotics Lab PIERRE DUPONT The BioRobotics Research Group (BRG) solves theoretical and practical problems in minimally invasive surgery. They specialize in medical robot and instrument design, development of imaging techniques for surgical guidance, modeling tool-tissue interaction; and teleoperation / automation of instrument motion. They utilize analytical tools from robotics, dynamics and control together with innovative design techniques to create successful solutions. The team members come from diverse backgrounds with degrees in mechanical / biomedical / electrical engineering and medicine. Their specialties range from biomedical robotics, clinical practice and imaging to product design and many areas in between. Control in Nanoscale Systems SEAN ANDERSSON Anderssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research group uses this facility to develop and apply new techniques for the study of dynamics in nanoscale systems. We use advanced systems and control methods to design and analyze algorithms which offer extremely high spatial and temporal resolution. Our target systems lie primarily in the realm of single molecules and molecular systems. The lab includes an optical microscope, a nanopositioning stage, a homebuilt confocal microscope, and laser excitation sources.

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Fabrication Lab JOE ESTANO The Fabrication Laboratory helps support the overall research mission of the department by fabricating instrumentation and components for research use. Currently, the major machinery in the laboratory consists of 3 Sharp end mills with CNC control systems, two Sharp lathes, a band saw, some older drill presses, a table saw, a grinder and sander, and miscellaneous hand tools. The laboratory occupies 1305 sq. ft. in two adjacent rooms: ENG B02 and ENG B07 of 110 Cummington St. Its operation is under the supervision of the department’s laboratory supervisor and laboratory engineer. Green Manufacturing Lab SRIKANTH GOPALAN Research in Green Manufacturing Laboratory focuses on environmentally benign power generation technologies such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). They explore the material science and electrochemistry of SOFCs using tools such as impedance spectroscopy, galvanostats and potentiostats. Studies in this lab include measurement of the rates of charge transfer reactions that occur at the interfaces of solid state electrochemical devices, exploration of new materials and processes and modeling of the transport phenomena that occur in such devices. In this lab, they also conduct research on ceramic gas separation membranes for the separation of industrially important gases such as oxygen and hydrogen. Ongoing projects conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners include the development of electrode and electrolyte materials for lower operating temperature SOFCs and the development of mixed ionic and electronic conducting materials for separation of hydrogen. The laboratory is equipped with a Perkin Elmer 263 A Potentiostat/Galvanostat used for characterization of electrochemical systems such as fuel cells, ceramic gas separation membranes, batteries and sensors, a Horiba 910 particle size analyzer capable of obtaining particle size distributions of powders in the range of 0.01 microns to 1 mm using light scattering technique, a Solartron 1255 Frequency Response Analyzer (FRA) used for AC impedance spectroscopy, high temperature furnaces that can operate up to 1700˚C, and a Spex 8000 mill capable of producing sub-micron particles for use in solid state electrodes by high-energy ball milling in a very short period of time. High Temperature Materials Processing Lab UDAY PAL High Temperature Materials Processing Laboratory is completely equipped for studying most high-temperature chemical and electrochemical processes involving metals and ceramics. It includes several high-temperature furnaces, residual gas analyzers, CO/CO2 analyzers, potentiostats, impedance analyzers, state-of-the-art thermogravimetric Cahn Balance, high precision power supplies capable of operating under constant current/voltage mode, viscometers, state-of-the-art data acquisition systems, powder processing facility, and fuel cell test stations. The laboratory currently supports the following research programs: green electrochemical synthesis of high-energy content metals such

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as magnesium, titanium, calcium, and tantalum, novel materials processing for hydrogen storage, membrane technology for hydrogen production and separation, hybrid one-step processing of solid oxide fuel cells, and materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells. High Temperature Oxidation Lab SOUMENDRA BASU The research focus is to investigate high-temperature oxidation behavior of materials by exposing metal and ceramic samples to corrosive atmospheres containing oxygen and sulfur at elevated temperatures up to 1,600˚C. The laboratory is equipped with a CAHN (thermogravi-metric) balance and a Mettler microbalance for weight gain measurements, as well as an apparatus for oxidation in O–18 atmospheres, in order to determine oxidation mechanisms. Hybrid and Networked Systems (HyNeSs) Lab CALIN BELTA Belta’s research group is interested in phenomena that occur when continuous dynamics, described by systems of differential equations, are combined with discrete dynamics, modelled as automata or state transition graphs. Such systems are called hybrid, and examples range from man-made systems such as mobile robots, to naturally occurring systems such as biochemical networks, where the continuous dynamics of metabolic processes is regulated by the logic of gene expression. Its approach to the analysis and control of such systems combine concepts and tools from computer science and control theory. Its current application areas are networked mobile robotics, swarming, gene networks, and genome scale metabolic analysis.

Intelligent Mechatronics JOHN BAILLIEUL The mission of the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (LIMS), formerly called the BU Robotics Lab, is to understand the design and integration of novel sensing and actuation technologies for a wide variety of control applications. The Lab is particularly interested in active materials exploiting electrostrictive and magnetostrictive effects, as well as the rapidly growing variety of silicon-based microelectromechanical (MEMs) devices. Incorporating these into actuator and sensor arrays, the Lab studies mechatronic systems in which global dynamical effects are achieved through the aggregation of distributed parallel local actions. Control of pattern formation in multiagent systems in which band limited communication channels mediate real-time data-flow between sensor and actuator arrays is central to the research. Applications of interest include fluid structure interactions, robotic system interactions with fluids and elastic solids, microelectromechanisms, rotating shafts, and turbine dynamics.


Laser Acoustics Lab TODD MURRAY, RON ROY The laser acoustics lab supports research in the nondestructive characterization of conventional and biological materials. Current research projects include the development of acousto-optic imaging systems for the detection of abnormalities deep within biological tissues, the study of light and sound interaction with nanoparticles with potential applications in tissue imaging and therapy, and the development of full-field techniques for the characterization of arrays of nanostructures. The lab houses a variety of ultrasonic imaging and optical equipment. Lab for Microsystems Technology XIN ZHANG Laboratory for Microsystems Technology (LMST) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the design, fabrication, characterization, packaging, and operation of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS). They perform research on MEMS and NEMS. Specifically, they are interested in applying materials science, micro/nanomechanics, and micro/nanomanufacturing technologies to solve various engineering problems that are motivated by practical applications in MEMS/NEMS and emerging nanobiotechnologies. LMST is a Class 1000 cleanroom that provides resources for the design, fabrication, characterization, and testing of MEMS/NEMS devices. LMST is also a general biochemistry laboratory that has a strong collaboration with the Boston University School of Medicine. Materials Theory XI LIN Materials Theory Group seeks to understand the property of materials via modeling and simulation. The Group makes functional materials devices following theoretical predictions in the Materials Theory Laboratory.

Microscopy Lab SOUMENDRA BASU Microscopy Laboratory is dedicated to the preparation of electron transparent specimens for observation in the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). The specimens have to be reduced to a thickness on the order of 100Å in order to study atomic arrangements by high resolution TEM. Equipment available for this purpose, includes a GATAN dimpler and ion-mill, as well as precision grinding and polishing apparatus. The laboratory is also equipped with a darkroom, capable of processing TEM negatives and prints. Multiscale Tissue Biomechanics Lab KATHERINE ZHANG In the Multiscale Tissue Biomechanics Lab, K. Zhang’s research group integrates the knowledge in biology, nonlinear solid mechanics, and finite element modeling, especially of complex materials and constitutive behavior. Through the research, the lab provides insights on understanding the relationship between microscopic biological processes and changes in macroscopic tissue mechanics due to diseases, and helps the development of diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical techniques. The Multi-Scale Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory was established in 2006 and includes a fully equipped wet lab and computational facilities for characterization and modeling of the mechanical behavior of soft biological tissues and composites at multiscale. Nanoscale Engineering Lab KAMIL EKINCI The Nanoscale Engineering Laboratory is used to fabricate nanometer scale semiconductor mechanical devices using electron beam lithography, plasma, and wet etching techniques. After fabrication, various state-of-the-art characterization techniques are employed to study the physical processes dominant in these nanomechanical devices. Among the fundamental phenomena studied are dissipation, fluctuations, and surface effects at the nanometer length scales. The practical aspects of this research involve the design and fabrication of ultra-high-speed nanomechanical sensors and development of surface nano-engineering techniques for improved device characteristics.

Medical Acoustics Lab TYRONE PORTER

Orthopaedic and Developmental Biomechanics Lab ELISE MORGAN

The Medical Acoustics Laboratory aims at studying the interaction between ultrasound, tissue, and biomaterials and developing new ultrasound technologies for medical applications.  Research thrusts in the Medical Acoustics Lab include the development of temperatureand pressure-sensitive drug carriers, the formulation and characterization of monodisperse ultrasound contrast agents, and designing systems to monitor and control bubble-enhanced ultrasound thermal ablation of solid tumors.

Morgan’s research group uses experimental and computational methods to explore the relationships between structure and mechanical function of biological tissues at multiple length scales in the Orthopaedic and Developmental Biomechanics Lab. Current research projects include quantification of physiological loading conditions, 3-D visualization and prediction of spine fractures, and the effects of mechanical stimulation on joint and articular cartilage development. The laboratory houses a biaxial (axial-torsional) servohydraulic materials testing system with a variety of extensometers and load cells, a miniature torsional testing system, two micro-computed tomography systems, a multi-channel signal conditional and amplification system,

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an X-ray cabinet, and various cutting tools including a sledge microtome and low-speed wafering saw. Additional space is dedicated to cell and tissue culture. Computational facilities include PC workstations equipped with software for image processing, finite element analysis, and general computing. Photo-acoustics and Photo-thermal Microscopy Lab TODD MURRAY Research in the Photo-acoustics and Photo-thermal Microscopy lab focuses on the development of laser-based techniques for the characterization and nondestructive evaluation of small scale structures including thin films and coatings, membranes, MEMS and nanoscale devices. The laboratory includes pulsed and high, frequency amplitude modulated laser sources, optical interferometers, and a variety of high speed electronic and signal processing components.

Physical Acoustics Lab R.GLYNN HOLT The interaction of sound with with fluids, especially those with free surfaces, is at the heart of the work in the Physical Acoustics Lab. The coupling of sound to interfacial motion leads to a variety of interesting phenomena involving free surfaces, bubbles and drops. Many of these phenomena have surprising practical applications. A few of our projects are described below. In one externally funded project, we are investigating the collective collapse of cavitation clusters in high-static-pressure liquids. We utilize high-power pulsed laser beam arrays to control cluster nucleation and investigate the onset of collective bubble effects in high-pressure spherical resonators. Understanding the physics of collective cluster collapse will lead to applications involving high-temperature and high-pressure reactions. In another project, in collaboration with a biomedical device company, we are using ultrasonic acoustic levitation as a technique for investigating the rheology of blood clots. The uniqueness of this noncontact method allows the determination of the intrinsic strength of clots as a function of a variety of control factors, in turn allowing medical device designers to more effectively break up clots. In two other projects we are investigating the unique properties of acoustically-driven nonlinear parametric instability waves known as Faraday waves. These waves spontaneously form patterns, and efficiently focus vibrational energy at a free surface. Our efforts are directed at investigating pattern freezing as an alternative to traditional timeconsuming approaches, and towards understanding Faraday waves in periodic structures. Powder Metallurgy & X-ray Lab VINOD SARIN The powder processing laboratory is equipped to batch, process, and densify a wide variety of materials. Particle size reduction and uniform mixing are essential in any powder preparation. In addition to a 500cc capacity attritor mill for processing small powder batches, an extensive selection of ball mill sizes and a variety of milling media,

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including silicon nitride and titanium carbide, are available. Dies and presses for powder compaction and component development have been established. Consolidation and sintering capabilities include vacuum, over pressure, and hot pressing up to 25,000 KgF and temperatures in excess 
of 2,400˚C. These capabilities make the powder processing laboratory uniquely equipped for developing high temperature monolithic and composite materials. The laboratory is also equipped with a Bruker D8 Focus diffractometer with independent theta and two theta axis with copper radiation. This unit extends the laboratory’s capability to perform single crystal back reflection Laue studies for crystal orientation. The standard detector is the scintillation counter, with high dynamic range and low internal background. In addition, several Debye Scherrer powder cameras are also available. This unit is equipped with all necessary components for qualitative or quantitative phase analysis, crystallite size determination, and structure determination and refinement. Precision Engineering TOM BIFANO The Precision Engineering Research Laboratory is home to an active program in Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) research. In MEMS, the tools that emerged from the semiconductor manufacturing revolution are employed to design and build electronic, mechanical, and optical devices whose dimensions are measured in nanometers and micrometers. Like their microelectronic counterparts, MEMS devices can be made extremely small and in great numbers economically. The research program at PERL focuses on Optical MEMS systems—electromechanical devices to improve the performance of imaging and communication systems. One of the more successful outcomes of this research has been the design, fabrication, and testing of a new class of micromirror array that can be used to improve the resolution of microscopes, telescopes, and biomedical instruments. Two specific types of these devices, developed at the University— MEMS deformable mirrors and MEMS spatial light modulators—have been incorporated into test-beds worldwide to exploit this new technology. The work on optical MEMS includes design, manufacturing, and testing of these devices. PERL is housed in the Photonics Center, where world-class facilities for modeling, producing, and measuring optical MEMS devices are available. Shock Wave Lab ROBIN CLEVELAND The Shock Wave Laboratory houses a number of shock wave sources for research into lithotripsy (breaking of kidney stones) and shock wave therapy (the treatment of musculoskeletal pain). There are two electrohydraulic (spark based source) lithotripters: one is a research device which allows control over various aspects of the shock wave and the second is a clinical device complete with fluoroscopic imaging. The lab is also home to two shock wave therapy (SWT) devices for research into the use of shock waves to treat soft-tissue injury. Acoustical and optical cavitation detection systems are used to sense bubble activity generated by shock waves. There is a high-pressure chamber with acoustically transparent windows that is equipped with acoustic and optical ports to allow for the study of shock wave interaction with stones under pressure. The laboratory also houses the Drop Physics Module, an acoustic levitation apparatus that flew on the Space Shuttle in the Space-lab module during the missions STS-50 (First United States Micro-gravity Laboratory, USML-1) and STS-73 (USML-2). The apparatus enabled


the study of drop dynamics and surface rheology in micro-gravity. This apparatus is currently being refurbished and will be used for studies of the dynamic rheology of foams. Undergraduate Machining Lab BOB SJOSTROM This lab is used to prototype manufacturing projects, and provides fundamental engineering research support. The lab emphasizes modern processing machinery and manufacturing aids such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). This lab is used for demonstration and projects in several manufacturing courses for carrying out milling, cutting, and drilling of different materials. This state-of-the-art shop is equipped with a HAAS VF2 Vertical Machining Center, 2 Sharp 1224 Vertical Machining Centers, an OKUMA LB 15 CNC 12 Station Turret Lathe, a FANUC TAPE CUT W0 Wire EDM, a HARDINGE HLV-H Toolroom Lathe, a Sharp SG618 Surface Grinder, 2 BRIDGEPORT vertical mills, a LEBLOND 16” engine lathe, 3 BRIDGEPORT Series I-CNC vertical mills w/Anilam Controls, a GROB vertical band saw, a CLAUSING-COLCHESTER 15” engine lathe, a KEARNEY TRECKER horizontal mill, and a RUEMELIN sand blaster. The lab also has 2 computer stations using Virtual Gibbs Cad Cam, Delcam’s ArtCam, and Solid Works software. Underwater Sound and Ultrasound Lab WILLIAM CAREY, ROBIN CLEVELAND, R.GLYNN HOLT, RAYMOND NAGEM, RON ROY The focus of this laboratory is the propagation of sound in natural bodies of water. Facilities include a wet lab testing  facility as well as various instrumentation for sound generation, detection, and propagation experiments.  The lab also contains 2 workstations for computational modeling. In addition to lab and computational efforts, at-sea research projects are under way through collaborations with other regional facilities.

Facilities include a large-water-filled, ultrasound scan tank (with precision positioners, supporting computers and acoustic-electronic instrumentation) for general-purpose ultrasound research and two diagnostic ultrasound scanners for biomedical imaging research.  The SNS work features an acoustic resonator designed for detecting free gas bubbles in flowing mercury and a laser cavitation system for generating reproducible bubble cloud collapse near boundaries under well-controlled aqueous conditions.  Cloud collapse diagnostics include high-speed photography, acoustic emission measurements, and boundary surface vibrations measured using a laser Doppler vibrometer. Vibrations Lab J.GREGORY McDANIEL The laboratory offers a full suite of sensors, instrumentation, and software necessary to research the vibrations of complex structures and technologies that reduce vibration and noise. One area of current interest is the spatial mapping of energy removal by damping treatments in order to better design damping treatments for complex structures. Another area is the mitigation of automotive brake squeal.

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A ffiliated Research Centers Center for BioDynamics (CBD) The Center for Biodynamics (CBD) is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental center, which strives to advance training and research between dynamical systems, biology, and engineering. The CBD trains undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in leading techniques from these disciplines. The CBD emphasizes the integration of research and education, as well as the vertical integration of students and mentors at all levels within Boston University. Training is often done through involvement in cross-disciplinary collaborations and co-mentored projects. Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation The Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation (FHCMI) provides product development assistance and manufacturing solutions to local and international industry. We work with our clients to develop new technologies, improve current manufacturing operations and, based on our global view, benchmark against the world’s best practices. Our unique ability to access a global research base and our own vast experience give our clients an unparalleled advantage.   Fraunhofer has been bridging the gap between academic research and industrial needs for more than 50 years. It is Europe’s largest R&D organization spanning over fifty locations across Europe, Asia and North America; and includes an annual client base of more than three thousand corporations. The model is very simple: Fraunhofer Institutes work with industry and universities to scale up cutting edge research into real working technologies on an industrial time table. Our engineering leads to the development of advanced machinery and processes for a variety of applications. These range from submicron precision assembly for the photonics, biotech and semiconductor industries, to high volume manufacture of consumer products. Photonics Center To help industry bridge the gap between basic research and practical application, Boston University launched the Photonics Center in 1994 with $29 million in seed funding from the federal government. The center is now forging true business partnerships in which companies draw on the University’s exceptional expertise and resources in engineering, science, medicine, and management to build actual product prototypes and spawn a growing stream of new companies. The Photonics Center is a bold new model for university-industry collaboration. It has been established to work directly with investors and

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industrial partners to turn emerging concepts in photonics technology into commercial products. The Center is staffed and equipped to help industry partners reduce the technical and financial risk involved in developing new ideas, refining them in laboratory, building working prototypes, and starting up companies. To date the Center has forged joint ventures with a dozen companies to develop new products in data storage, environmental monitoring, optoelectronics, and biotechnology.

Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS) The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems is a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSFERC) founded in 2000. Its mission is to develop new technologies to detect hidden objects—and to use those technologies to meet realworld subsurface challenges in areas as diverse as noninvasive breast cancer detection and underground pollution assessment. The center’s multidisciplinary approach combines expertise in wave physics (photonics, ultrasonics, electromagnetics), multisensor fusion, image processing, and 3D CAT-scan-like reconstruction and visualization. The Gordon Center operates with the speed and agility more typical of a results-driven private company than of an academic institution, consistent with the needs of its industrial and government partners. With its commitment to leveraging technology transfer to spur economic development, the Gordon Center is intended to be a national model for the fusion of academic research and private-sector collaboration.

Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) The Center for Information and Systems Engineering provides a home across departments for faculty and students interested in information and systems engineering methodologies and their relevance to application domains encompassing the analysis, design, and management of complex systems. Information and systems engineering research at Boston University is strong and accomplished but also spread across departments, colleges and schools within the University. In 2002, the Trustees approved the new CISE in order to foster greater interactions among researchers speaking the same technical language across diverse application domains. 

Currently, there are 30 affiliated faculty from the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management and the Division of Systems Engineering. Current focal application domains include:
 Automation, robotics and control; Communications and networking; Computational Biology; Information Sciences; Production, Service Systems, and Supply Chains.


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Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology Nanoscience and nanotechnology research and development are leading a revolution in basic materials science and engineering. New advancements with designed functionality are poised to enable a huge range of applications in everything from developing fundamental building block in the electronics, photonics, and materials sectors, to sensors, biomimetic and biocompatible platforms throughout the biomedical and health sector. The strength of Boston Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts in interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology form an axis that begins in basic materials science, surface science, physics, chemistry, and engineering, extending into molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, and the technologies of microfluidics, MEMS, and onto manufacturing. Our strengths are in developing and using nanotechnology advances in materials and platforms with our capabilities in biomedical engineer-

ing to focus on applications in understanding subcellular processes, biomolecular function and human physiology. The new Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology is established to advance academic and technological research and development in nanoscience and nanobiotechnology. The Center serves as a hub for nanoscience researchers from the Charles River and Medical Campuses and build activities that develop interdisciplinary research and training. The Center will connect scientists from disparate disciplines with each other in seminars, meetings, joint visitor programs and seeded projects to enhance the development of interdisciplinary nanoscale research. The Center will lead large, interdisciplinary proposal development and run funded programs for both research and training, as well as support individual researchers in their efforts by linking them with resources throughout the University and beyond. The Center will also build linkages between the research and technological commercialization resources at BU including the Photonics Center, the Technology Commercialization Institute, and Fraunhofer and with external partners and industrial affiliates.

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Seminars DATE

SPEAKER

TITLE

9.5.08

Elise Morgan Department of Mechanical Engineering Boston University

Form, Function, Failure and Fate: Mechanics and Biology of Skeletal Tissues

9.19.08

Anup Shirgaonkar Mechanical Engineering M.I.T

Fluid Dynamics of Gymnotiform Propulsion in Aquatic Animals

10.3.08

John Saylor Department of Mechanical Engineering
 Clemson University

Transport and Statistics at the Air/Water Interface

10.10.08

Jeff Moore Department of Physiology & Biophysics Boston University

The Myosin Lever Arm and Cardiomyopathy

10.16.08

Mohammed Afsar Cambridge University

Computational Acoustics Past, Present and Future

10.17.08

Newell R. Washburn Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University

Design Principles for Cytokine-Regulating Biomaterials

10.24.08

Stefan Zauscher Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Materials Systems Duke University

Fabrication and Characterization of Patterned, StimulusResponsive Polymer Brushes: From Particle Capture to Glucose Sensing

10.31.08

Kevin Williams
 Department of Ocean Acoustics
Applied Physics Laboratory
 University of Washington

Sand Sediment Acoustics and Incorporation of Sand Interfaces into Target Scattering

11.7.08

Gianni Campion
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering McGill University, Canada

Synthesizing Haptic Textures – Geometry, Control and Psychophysics

11.24.08

Chris Rogers 
 Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
 Center for Engineering Education Outreach
 Tufts University

Using Robotics to Teach Engineering to Second Graders and Controls to College Students

12.5.08

Seung-Wuk Lee Department of Bioengineering
 
 University of California, Berkeley

Making Viruses Work For Us

12.12.08

Anne Staples Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Virginia Tech

Turbulence and Human Physiology: Two Challenging Multiscale Problems

1.9.09

Sergey A. Karabasov
 Engineering Department Cambridge University, UK

CABARET in the ocean gyres: a novel high-resolution computational method for fluid mechanics

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DATE

SPEAKER

TITLE

1.16.09

Jonathan Malen
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 University of California, Berkeley

Energy Transport and Conversion in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials

1.23.09

Leopold Grinberg
 Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University

Large-Scale Simulation of the Human Arterial Tree

2.6.09

Matthias F. Schneider
 Biological Physics Group University of Augsburg, Germany

The Microfluidics of Blood Clotting and Thermodynamics of Thin Shells

2.10.09

Harold Park 
 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado, Boulder

Surface Effects on the Mechanical Behavior and Properties of Nanomaterials

2.13.09

Kristen L. Billiar Biomedical Engineering
Tissue Mechanics and Mechanobiol ogy Laboratory
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mechanical modulation of cell function and tissue
remodeling

2.20.09

Aaron Schmidt M.I.T.

Optical Techniques for Exploring Nanoscale Transport

2.27.09

Jie Song Orthopedics and Cell Biology
 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Nanostructured Synthetic Bone Substitutes

3.6.09

Allison Okamura Department of Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University

Haptics in Medical Robotics: Surgery, Simulation, and Rehabilitation

3.20.09

Margaret Bailey Department of Mechanical Engineering 
 Rochester Institute of Technology

Quantifying Energy Usage within Complex, Energy Intensive Systems in order to Optimize Performance

3.27.09

Wilkins Aquino
 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University

Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Basis Enrichment in the Generalized Finite Element Method

4.3.09

John P. McHugh
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 University of New Hampshire

Internal Waves Behaving Badly

4.17.09

Stephen Wiggins Department of Mathematics University of Bristol, UK

Design Principles for Mixers Motivated by Ergodic Theory

5.1.09

Ali Khademhosseini MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
 Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
 Harvard Medical School

Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration

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Merril L. Ebner Fund BACKGROUND

DESIGN PORTFOLIO CONTEST

Since 2003, The Merrill L. Ebner Fund has been used to support a number of activities, all centered around the key aim to encourage  educational activities in engineering involving creative design and commercialization. Roger and Sandra Dorf of Austin, Texas, established the financial basis of this initial fund, to which others have continued to contribute. Prof. Merrill Ebner designed the main activities and uses of the Fund, which will be discussed below. Since the Spring of 2008, when Prof. Ebner passed away, the Merrill Ebner Fund Committee has continued to organize and direct this work.

One of the first major activities at the  undergraduate level of the Endowed Fund was the establish-ment of an annual Undergraduate Design Portfolio Contest. This design competition is open to all sophomores and juniors in the College of Engineering. The intention is to encourage all engi-neering students to begin to develop their design portfolios early in their college career. The contest was started in the spring of 2005, and has been held annually since then. Judging procedures were estab-lished in 2005 and revised in the past year to state that every year a Portfolio Review Jury is to be designated consisting minimally of the Chair (or Co-chair) of the Ebner Fund Committee, a member of the design faculty, a senior engineering student, an engineering alumna or alumnus and the Mechanical Engineering Department Chairman or his or her designee. This year the jury consisted of: STORMY ATTAWAY Co-Chair of the Ebner Fund Committee DAN COLE Design Faculty PAT CRAWFORD Senior Engineering Studen (last year’s winner)

The committee for the present academic year included: STORMY ATTAWAY Co-Chair DAN COLE Co-Chair RONALD A. ROY J. GREGORY MCDANIEL DONALD WROBLEWSKI XIN ZHANG SCOTT MUIRHEAD DEBBIE DUNKLEE During the academic year 2008-2009 the Ebner Fund was moved from the Department of Manufacturing Engineering to the new combined Department of Mechanical Engineering. Within the Fund are two distinct sub-funds. The “Endowed Fund” receives contributions from which the accumulated inter-est is available for use. Contributions to the “Current Use Fund” are available for  use immediately upon receipt. The Merrill Ebner Fund Committee provides oversight for both Funds.  Activities of the Fund, which impact both the undergraduate  and graduate programs, are in some cases fully financed by the Fund. In other cases the Fund leverages its alumni and corporate  contributions by providing start-up funds for a project. The Fund continues to be primarily used to encourage creative design and commercialization within Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on manufacturing opera-tions.

FUND STATUS The Endowed Fund has received $1959 and the Current Use Fund has received $1,738 this fiscal year.  As of July 1, 2009, total cumulative  cash contributions to the Endowed Fund have been $127,658. As of that date the available funds in the Endowed Fund (interest on the principal) are $9704 and in  the Current Use Fund are $11,539. Contributions from friends, alumni, staff, faculty and corporations interested in the Department and its design activity continue to arrive with ongoing  outreach by faculty, staff, and the College’s Development Office.

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GUY THOMPSON Engineering Alumnus MORT ISAACSON Chair Designee In order to encourage student participation in the contest, a Portfolio Workshop has also been held every year. At this workshop students and alumni exhibit their portfolios; the intention is to provide lower division engineering students with an idea of what reasonably complete portfolios look like. This year the workshop was held in conjunction with the Department Open House in December. The jury decides on the three contest winners. Cash awards of $1000 for first prize, $500 for second prize, and $250 for third prize are awarded at the Department’s end-of-year social. This year’s winners were: First:  JOSEPH SHIFRIN Second: ANDREW LEGENDRE Third: SAMUEL MINKOFF Some progress is being made in getting undergraduates to begin their design portfolios early, but there is still substantial room for further growth in the number and quality of portfolios submitted.  It is the intention next year to highlight the portfolio contest during freshman courses and seminars.


G R A D U AT E T H E S I S A WA R D W I T H T H E G R E AT E S T COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

DESIGN FELLOWSHIP

The second annual “Graduate Thesis with the Greatest Commercial Potential,” award competition was held this year. Any M.S. or Ph.D. thesis produced by a student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was eligible to be considered for this award. The total award for winning this juried competition is  $3,000, paid from the Ebner Endowed Fund. The award is split evenly between the author(s) of the winning thesis and the faculty advisor for the thesis, to be used in support of the faculty advisor’s laboratory.

Also at the graduate level, a company-designated,  “Design Fellowship,” has been established through the Current Use Fund. The structure of this Design Fellowship has been set up as a 16-month experience leading to a Master’s degree. Design intensity is  provided in the program by four elements: (1) graduate course work with special emphasis on the M.S. program option in Sensors and Instruments, (2) paid design assignments for 20-30 hours per week at the sponsoring company, (3) participation with a faculty design mentor providing an opportunity for the student to enhance the design and computation component in a senior or graduate course (referred to here as a “design practicum”), and (4) an M.S. thesis with a design thrust. 

The nomination process that was established was that each thesis to be considered by the jury would be nominated by the Faculty Advisor for that thesis. In this process, the faculty advisor writes a singlepage letter of nomination for the  thesis, indicating what the commercial potential of the thesis is judged to be, and submit that letter, together with a returnable copy of the thesis, to the jury or its surrogate.  Every year, the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department would convene a jury of at least four appropriate individuals. Typically, the jury would consist of a faculty member, a member of the industrial advisory committee, an alumna or alumnus, and one person selected by the Chair. The jury may, in its evaluation, decide not to make an award in a given year if no appropriate nomination has been made. This award would be announced at an appropriate end-of-the-semester social occasion. The Jury for the 2009 Award consisted of three faculty members and two from industry: ROBERT LUND, ME (Chair) TED DE WINTER, ME ANDRE SHARON, ME PAUL KARGER, Twin Focus Capital Partners LLC (MFG alumnus) MIKE MULHERN, Tri Pyramid (ME alumnus) The winning thesis, which was nominated by Prof. Xin Zhang, was written by Benjamin Hansen. The M.S. thesis was entitled “The Growth and Characterization of Copper (II) Oxide Nanowires with Single Nanowire Electrical, Gas Sensing, and Photoconduction Measurements.”

Tuition costs are shared between the College of Engineering and the sponsoring company and a book stipend is provided. All fellowship payments to Boston University on behalf of the sponsoring company are paid through the fund as the sponsor of the fellowship program. Since 2005, The Raytheon Company has been the primary supporter of Design Fellows. Two Raytheon Fellows finished their M.S. degree and graduated in May 2009. They are: Mariusz Jachtorowicz and David Tolmie. Mariusz chose to do his research activity with Prof. Uday Pal on physical processes related to fuel cells. Much of the work involved experimental tests and analysis of the results. David chose to work with Prof. Dan Cole on simulation of physical processes involving investigating and controlling subharmonic resonances for Rydberg atomic systems. In the Fall of 2008, two new Raytheon Fellows began their M.S. studies in Mechanical Engineering. They are: Michelle Boudreau and Joseph Wasniewski. Besides the normal set of courses they need to take, they have also chosen their MS research areas, which are the following. Michelle has begun work with Prof. Theodore Fritz in the CAS Astronomy department on aerospace applications, specifically on the BU satellite project. Joseph has begun work with Professor Calin Belta on control and communication of autonomous robot networks. Thus, the Merrill L. Ebner Fund continues to increase the design and commercialization emphasis  in activities of interest to mechanical and manufacturing engineering. It is expected that its influence will continue to evolve and grow in future years under the new merged department of Mechanical Engineering.

The winners of the Design Portfolio Contest: Samuel Minkoff (l.), Andrew LeGendre (m.), and Joseph Shifrin (r.)

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