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Gibbs Ensemble Computer Simulations of Vapor Liquid Equilibrium of Hydrazine

Description: Hydrazine is a highly reactive liquid base. It is mainly used as a rocket propellant; other uses include but are not limited to, the production of spandex fibers, agricultural chemicals, nickel-plating, nuclear fuel reprocessing, production of plastics and in the removal of halogens from wastewater. Molecular modeling of hydrazine can be a safe and…
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Learn from the best this fall… take CHME 467/567 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

It’s not everyday you get to learn from one of the most prolific and respected researchers in a particular field of study.  This is your chance!  This course is taught by renowned educator and nanoscience researcher, Dr. Hongmei Luo.  Dr. Luo has been recognized for excellence in both engineering education and nanoscience and electrochemical research…
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Gibbs Ensemble Computer Simulations of Vapor Liquid Equilibrium of Hydrazine

Description: Hydrazine is a highly reactive liquid base. It is mainly used as a rocket propellant; other uses include but are not limited to, the production of spandex fibers, agricultural chemicals, nickel-plating, nuclear fuel reprocessing, production of plastics and in the removal of halogens from wastewater. Molecular modeling of hydrazine can be a safe and…
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Changes to Applied Statistics class teaching schedule

UPDATE: Neither course will be offered Spring 2018. 10/24/2016: In order to accommodate a sabbatical and rationalize the longer term schedule of classes there are two upcoming changes to the Applied Statistics schedule that you should know about. Graduate students who are pursuing the minor of study should plan accordingly. A ST 507, Advanced Regression, has…
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REU Program in Surface Engineering for Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics at the University of Texas at Dallas

Dear Prof. Rockstraw, I am writing to ask your help in recruiting for our REU Program in Surface Engineering for Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics at the University of Texas at Dallas. The program will run from May 30th to August 4th. Most research will be performed in the in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…
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Salt migration rates in adobe brick exposed to boundary conditions of varying moisture and salinity

Description: Student will design an experimental protocol to measure salt mobility under various boundary conditions established at the block interfaces, then apply test methods developed by Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc. and presented at EarthUSA to quantify the location of salts at various time intervals. Student will have access to some of the most knowledgable adobe…
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Misciblity of poly(ethylene oxide) and acrylate polymers

Description: The miscibility of poly(ethylene oxide) and different acrylate polymers will be studied experimentally and theoretically. Completion Objectives: Modify an existing ESP on polymer blends for this research Determine acrylate polymers that are miscible with poly(ethylene oxide) Predict the phase behavior of acrylate polymers and poly(ethylene oxide) with Flory-Huggins theory and compressible regular solution theory…
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Mathematical model of salt migration and coving phenomena in an adobe wall

Description: Establish the conservation equations and boundary conditions needed to solve for the transient movement of salts from the soil into an adobe wall upwards from grade.  This project will build on work performed by Dr. Rockstraw with others in Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc.  Completion Objectives: The complete set of conservation equations and boundary conditions relevant to…
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Carbon dots synthesis and analyses using flow cytometry

Description: The overall goal of the USDA IFSEEN project is to train undergraduates in research, with an emphasis on underrepresented students, as well as to develop a multidisciplinary research program that combines chemical engineering with food science. The specific aim is to characterize the bacterial species in the cultures and understand how the bacterial environment…
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Heterogeneous Catalysts in Hydrotreatment of Algae into liquid fuels

Description: Hydrothermal liquefaction of algae produces an energy-dense (bio)crude that can be catalytically upgraded into liquid transportation fuels. The current project prepares the student gain insight into role of heterogeneous catalysts in a hydrothermal environment through complete background readings from journal articles and textbooks. Completion Objectives: Review background information on hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algal…
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