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Design and Assembly Considerations in the Engineering of Vascular Tissue
Native vascular tissue functions are highly dependent on structural organization at the super-cellular, cellular, and sub-cellular spatial scales. We hypothesized that the structure-function relationship of vascular tissues ...
Fourier optics for wavefront engineering and wavelength control of lasers
Since their initial demonstration in 1994, quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) have become prominent sources of mid-infrared radiation. Over the years, a large scientific and engineering effort has led to a dramatic improvement ...
Functional Query Languages with Categorical Types
We study three category-theoretic types in the context of functional query languages (typed lambda-calculi extended with additional operations for bulk data processing). The types we study are:
Particle Focusing in Microchannels
The ability to control the motion of particles and cells in microchannels has been a center of fascination since the advent of microfluidics. Entire fields have been created in order to accomplish separation, volume reduction ...
Nonlinear optics in titanium dioxide: from bulk to integrated optical devices
In this thesis, we explore titanium dioxide (TiO2) for ultrafast, on-chip nonlinear optics by studying it in bulk, thin films, and in integrated nonlinear optical devices. TiO2's large nonlinear index of refraction (30 ...
Rich Linguistic Structure from Large-Scale Web Data
The past two decades have shown an unexpected effectiveness of Web-scale data in natural language processing. Even the simplest models, when paired with unprecedented amounts of unstructured and unlabeled Web data, have ...
Directional Optical Antennas, Wafer-Scale Metasurfaces, and Single Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
Within the field of optics, one of the topics being currently investigated with considerable interest is that of plasmonics, which refers to the use of surface plasmons on metallic nanostructures to manipulate light. It ...
Magnetic trapping of molecules via optical loading and magnetic slowing
This thesis demonstrates a new cooling and trap loading technique for molecules, leading to trapping of calcium monofluoride (CaF).
Optics at interfaces: ultra-thin color coatings, perfect absorbers, and metasurfaces
The vast majority of optical components and devices in use today can be grouped under the umbrella of ``bulk optics''; i.e. they generally have a non-negligible thickness compared to the wavelength of light. This is true ...
Novel Chemistries and Materials for Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Quinones and Halogen Catalysis
In this work I describe various approaches to electrochemical energy storage at the grid-scale. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to energy storage and an overview of the history and development of flow batteries. Chapter ...