Abstract:The long-term objective is the understanding of aromatic compound degradation by bacteria. This research will provide insight into the environmental and human risks of aromatic compounds following release to the environment. In addition, information gained through this work will be useful in the… more
Abstract:MANY OF THE COMMERCIAL SENSORS IN USE (OR UNDER DEVELOPMENT) ARE BASED IN METAL-OXIDE CERAMIC MATERIALS. METAL-OXIDES OFFER SPECIAL ADVANTAGES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHEMICAL AND THERMAL STABILITY, FAST RESPONSE TIMES, AND SENSITIVITY TO ELECTROCHEMICAL CHANGES. THERE ARE REPORTED CASES THAT SHOW… more
Abstract:There are currently no treatments for the neurodegeneration that occurs following a stroke or head trauma. Recent breakthroughs in understanding of the mechanisms by which nervous tissue degenerates have made it possible to design therapeutic drug strategies to prevent the process. We will develop… more
Abstract:INVESTIGATORS ARE EXPLORING THE USE OF METAL FOAMS AS HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT DEVICES. THE RESEARCH ADDRESSES THE DETERMINATION OF THE UTILIZATION OF METAL FOAMS AS HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT DEVICES; DEVELOPMENT OF A THEORETIAL MODEL FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF METAL FOAMS AS HEAT TRANSFER… more
Abstract:The advancement of custom and specialized seating technology is recognized as a priority for medical and rehabilitation research. This research is aimed at enhancing the mobility and other functions of individuals with physical disabilities. This work is a feasibility study for an innovative… more
Abstract:A new spectroscopy for analysis of biological cells and large macromolecules will be developed. The technique characterizes cells based on their dielectric (polarization) properties. It utilizes time autocorrelation functions from dynamic light scattering to study the dielectric properties of… more
Abstract:MEMBRANE PROTEIN STUDIES ARE SEVERELY LIMITED BY LACK OF EFFICIENT METHODS FOR THEIR PURIFICATION. IAM SURFACES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DISCOVERED AND ARE EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE AT PURIFYING FUNCTIONAL MEMBRANES PROTEINS. SINCE IAM SURFACES ARE PREPARED BY COVALENTLY BONDING MEMBRANE-FORMING-LIPIDS TO… more
Abstract:A new family of enantioselective dirhodiumn(II) catalysts have been developed by Professor Michael P. Doyle at Trinity University using a rational approach employing molecular modeling and molecular orbital calculations. These catalysts show an extraordinary ability to enantioselectively catalyze a… more
Abstract:This project involves a study with a gas-injected plasma focus facility intended to develop the database to design and build an optimized 1-MJ focus. The ultimate objective is to demonstrate the feasibility and attractiveness of this concept for very high specific impulse space propulsion. Studies… more
Abstract:Liquid crystal-based sonosensitive plates will be investigated for rapid determination of spatial distributions of temporal average intensities for diagnostic ultrasound beams, including real-time imaging and Doppler modes. From such distributions, exposure parameters such as SPTA (spatial… more
Abstract:AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF ARCJET THRUSTERS IS THE INSULATOR HOLDING THE CATHODE BASE AND SEPARATING THE ELECTRODES. THE CURRENT BASELINE MATERIAL IS BORON NITRIDE (BN), WHICH IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS HIGH ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY. HOWEVER, AT ARCJET OPERATING TEMPERATURE, BN… more
Abstract:An important component of arcjet thrusters is the insulator holding the cathode base and separating the electrodes. The current baseline material is Boron Nitride (BN), which is well known for its high electrical resistivity and high thermal conductivity. However, at arcjet operating temperatures,… more
Abstract:The addition of a high emissivity coating to the radiating surfaces of an arcjet thruster has been explored as a means to improve arcjet performance. At arcjet nozzle operating temperatures, the emissivity of an uncoated tungsten nozzle is approximately 0.4. When coated with a material having an… more
Abstract:Most women do not practice breast self examination (BSE) even though 90% of all lumps are identified by the woman and BSE has the potential for early identification of potential malignancies. Lack of confidence in being able to perform the procedure and perceived invulnerability to breast cancer are… more
Abstract:THERMOGEN, INC., WILL DEVELOP AN IN VIVO PROTEIN ENGINEERINGSYSTEM ALLOWING RAPID, RANDOM SHUFFLING OF PROTEIN DOMAINS TO PRODUCE NOVEL PROTEINS FORMED BY GENE FUSION. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO ALLOW GENERAL PRODUCTION OF CHIMERIC GENES WITH ALTERED FUNCTIONS, MAPPING OF FUNCTIONALDOMAINS IN A… more
Abstract:THE FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL BE IN EIGHT ELEMENTS WITH ELEMENT 1 BEING AN ANALYSIS OF CURRENT TRANSPORTATON PLANNING AND ENGINEERING SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE USE. DESIGN-COMPUTERS WILL BE IDENTIFIED IN THIS ELEMENT. IN ELEMENT 2, AN ANALYSIS OF DATA INPUT OPTIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOFTWARE… more
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