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Real-time Illumination Estimation for Mobile Augmented Reality

High quality rendering on mobile devices is constrained by lack of resources in terms of processing power and memory leading to low visual fidelity of the rendered scenes. Previous works, try to overcome this computational challenge by offloading tasks to a powerful server. This research introduces the idea of collaborative rendering, which entails distributing the […]

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Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethene Sustained by Microbial Chain Elongation

The objective of this research is to test the effectiveness of a novel approach for bioremediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in soil and groundwater. This approach consists of reducing TCE to non-chlorinated, non-toxic ethene by utilizing the electron donor hydrogen produced from microbial chain elongating (MCE) cultures. Results thus far showed that TCE-reductively dechlorinating microorganisms can […]

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Bioresponsive Copolymers of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Enzyme-Dependent Lower Critical Solution Temperatures

Enzyme-degradable hydrogels are desirable for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications because they mimic biological systems. The aim of the project was to synthesize and characterize injectable, bioresponsive and bioresorbable poly(NIPAAm)-based copolymers with enzyme-degradable side chains. These copolymers may be useful for applications such as enzyme-triggered drug delivery and bioresorbable scaffolds for tissue engineering. The […]

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Compact Terahertz Real-Time Imaging System

The objective of this work is to design a low-profile compact Terahertz (THz) imaging system that can be installed in portable devices, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and CubeSats. The proposed system relies on a novel image reconstructing technique that allows high spatial resolution imaging using a variety of elements. Two different antenna array designs are […]

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Parametric Design Optimization of Multi-Functional Honeycomb Structures for Additive Manufacturing

The objective of this research is to develop a methodology to extract optimal design parameters (cell wall thickness and the corner radius) in hexagonal honey-comb structures using finite element modeling, response surface methodology and optimization techniques to achieve multi-functional objectives. In this work, the researcher will look at combining the objectives of mechanical stiffness with […]

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Strain and Process Development for Detoxifying Biomass

Furfural (2-furaldehyde) is a toxic by-product of lignocellulose, an accessible biomass, and reduces the bioprocess specific growth rates, product yields, and productivities of fermenting bacteria and yeast. C. basilensis, a soil bacterium, is capable of growing on furfural as its sole carbon and energy source. Through adaptive learning evolution and UV mutagenesis, a mutant strain […]

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Application of Axiomatic Distance Calculation of Incomplete Rankings in Genomics

The purpose of this project is to gain valuable insights about causal relationships between different sets of genes and diseases by designing ranking aggregation methods. The lack of comprehensive data that can tie alterations in gene expressions with specific diseases has driven scientists to use ranking aggregation methods to analyze the effect of gene-alterations on […]

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