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Manipulating light with metamaterial: Basic physics to applications
This dissertation is focused on manipulating propagation of light by using metamaterials. The control of light is no longer limited to optical materials found in nature. We can control light by tailoring the elements of ...
Mathematical modeling of separated two-phase turbulent reactive flows using a filtered mass density function approach for large eddy simulation
The overall objective of this dissertation is the development of a modeling and simulation approach for turbulent two-phase chemically reacting flows. A new full velocity-scalar filtered mass density function (FMDF) ...
Analysis of TGF-mediated dynamics in a system of many coupled nephrons
Previously, Pitman et al. (2002) derived an integral model of the tubuloglomerular feedback system. This integral model (also known as reduced model) describes the fluid flow up the thick ascending limb of a single, ...
Synthesis, characterization and application of plasmonic nanomaterials
Materials in nano size range have seen a tremendous development over the past two decades. In this dissertation defense, you will be presented a strange phenomenon that could only be observed when crystal shrinks to nanosize. ...
Algorithmic tools for biomedical image analysis
Rapid development of image acquisition and processing techniques has provided researchers in the Biomedical domain with an access to high volume of data suitable for fully or semi-automated analysis. The available volume ...
Inter-domain regulation of Von Willebrand factor's function: Platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation in blood
Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of deaths worldwide and according to the World Health Organization; it is projected to cause the death of about 25 million people by 2030. Multiple factors cause the abnormalities ...
Studies of Ferromagnetic MnAs/GaAs Heterostructures and MnAs/InAs Spin LEDs.
The hybrid semiconductor-ferromagnet structure has attracted much interest for spintronics applications which rely on spin injection/ tunneling from a ferromagnet into a semiconductor. The room temperature ferromagnetic ...
Several Theorems in Error Correcting Codes
This work collects together several problems in coding theory along with their solutions.
Quantifying and Understanding Anharmonicity of Engineering Materials in Real and Reciprocal Space
The complex interactions between phonon-phonon, phonon-electron, phonon-magnon, and many other collective excitations and quasi-particles are often responsible for deviation of crystalline material from harmonic behavior, ...
Multi-Physics Analysis of Graphene Nanoribbon (GNR) for Application in Power Electronics
Ever since the first experimentally discovered, graphene is quickly rising to be one of the most attractive material systems for potential applications due to its unique properties. It is the thinnest object ever obtained; ...