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Accelerating Dynamic-MRI by Bi-Linear Modeling of Manifold-Data Geometry
This Thesis report presents image reconstruction algorithms for dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMRI) that aim at increasing imaging efficiency. A primary goal of the algorithms presented and the encompassing research ...
Investigation of Sample Preparation Methods for the Analysis of PBDE and Metabolite Accumulation in Humans Using Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are anthropogenic flame retardants that were widely used from the 1960s to resist flame propagation and dispersion in consumer products such as electronics, appliances, and polyeurathane ...
"No One Puts Their Children in a Boat unless the Water is Safer than the Land": North American Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Resettlement of "Boat People" in the United States
An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in March 2011. The Syrian refugee crisis has been considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, and the global ...
Enabling Wireless Communications in Complex Environments: From Underground and UInderwater to Intra-body
Recent years have seen a growing interest in underwater acoustic (UWA) wireless communications due to its emerging applications in marine research, offshore oil industry, oceanic environment sensing and military applications. ...
Multiscale Pharmacodynamic Studies of Combination Gemcitabine and Trabectedin for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a highly aggressive malignancy. Due to the lack of specific symptoms and limitations in diagnostic methods, diagnosis often occurs at a late stage and the disease is usually resistant to all ...
Optical and Photothermal Behaviors of Colloidal and Self-Assembled Magnetic-Plasmonic Nanostructures
This dissertation is based on numerous efforts in exploring the capabilities of numerical simulation for investigating novel optical phenomena in different colloidal plasmonic systems. The dissertation includes five chapters. ...
The Effect of Heat Release on the Entrainment in a Turbulent Mixing Layer
(Cambridge University Press, 2017-07-03)
Direct numerical simulations of temporally evolving compressible reacting mixing layer have been performed to study the entrainment of the irrotational flow into the turbulent region across the turbulent/non-turbulent ...
Experiments and simulation of a net closing mechanism for tether-net capture of space debris
This research addresses the design and testing of a debris containment system for use in a tether-net approach to space debris removal. The tether-net active debris removal involves the ejection of a net from a spacecraft ...
Energy and momentum analysis of the deployment dynamics of nets in space
In this paper, the deployment dynamics of nets in space is investigated through a combination of analysis and numerical simulations. The considered net is deployed by ejecting several corner masses and thanks to momentum ...