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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 ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Endothelial Progenitor Cell Recruitment for Therapeutic Neovascularization using Alginate Hydrogels for VEGF and SDF Delivery
Endothelial progenitor cells are potentially useful as a cell therapy for the treatment of ischemic cardiovascular diseases, but clinical outcomes have been limited likely because very few systemically delivered cells reach ...
In search of breast cancer cell secretions with therapeutic and diagnostic value.
The first end point of this study was to identify specific pro-apoptotic or anti-proliferative factors in the breast cancer cell secretome. To this end, we designed an in vitro screen that effectively cross-cultured 20 ...
Inter- and Intracellular Effects of Traumatic Axonal Injury
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBIs) are non-penetrating brain injuries that do not result in gross pathological lesions, yet they may cause a spectrum of cognitive and behavioral deficits. mTBI has been placed in the ...
Three-dimensional nanofabrication of silver structures in polymer with direct laser writing
This dissertation describes methodology that significantly improves the state of femtosecond laser writing of metals. The developments address two major shortcomings: poor material quality, and limited 3D patterning ...