Cool Little Wires Thermal transport plays a significant role in energy production and consumption. Materials built at the nanoscale, such as nanowires, are used to enhance the performance of devices for generating electricity from solar power and heat.
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Deadline to apply is Friday, November 14, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EBUII, Room 479
Christian Hasse Institut für Energieverfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen)
Monday, December 1, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Sergei Chernyshenko (Imperial College London)
Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00-12:00, EBU2, Room 479
Professor Javier Garay (Mechanical Eng, UC Riverside)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EBUII, Room 479
Forman Williams (University of California, San Diego)
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Jean-Marc Chomaz (CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique)
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, SME, Room 248
Suckjoon Jun (UC San Diego)
Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Kristi Morgansen (University of Washington)

UC San Diego Mechanical Engineering Professor Renkun Chen spray paints a novel material designed that could significantly improve the cost competitiveness of solar energy by converting more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures into heat.  Read More


"Biological Materials Science" is written by Po-Yu Chen and Professor Marc Meyers and is intended to be a text that will introduce the fertile field of Biology to Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Miroslav Krstic has received the triennial Chestnut Textbook Prize of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the book Boundary Control of PDEs. The award is named in honor of late Harold Chestnut, the founding president of IFAC ('57), president of IEEE ('73), and member of NAE ('74).

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