Computational Approaches to Nanosafety and Nanomedicine

submitted by: UP Los Baños
2nd Focus Lecture by Dr. Eduardo R. Mendoza, Visiting Scientist, Department of Membrane Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany and Senior Research Scientist, Faculty of Physics & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. The lecture covered: (1) Understanding nanoparticle-cell interactions for nanosafety and nanomedicine, (2) A basic model of gold nanoparticles-cell interactions, (3) modelling targeted drug delivery with functionalized...

New Perspectives of Energy Storage Materials

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: Energy storage in the electrochemical form is attractive because of its high efficiency and fast response time. New and improved materials for energy storage are urgently required to make more efficient use of our finite supply of fossil fuels, and to enable the effective use of renewable energy sources. In this seminar, I will discuss a few new perspectives for energy storage materials including new Li intercalation compounds, new Na intercalation compounds and new...

Directed Assembly of Anisotropic Particles - Fundamentals and Energy-related Applications

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: Spherical colloids with isotropic properties have been used as building blocks to assemble a variety of 2D and 3D structures in past, such as FCC, HCP, and BCT crystals. Anisotropic particles are, however, more faithful mimics of molecules and atoms because of the anisotropic interactions. Current synthetic methods are versatile and accurate enough to create and tune the anisotropic properties in geometry, chemical composition, surface functionality, and physical properties. In the...

Nuit de la Liberté - Science Ouverte avec Jean-Claude Bradley

submitted by: jcbradley

Jean-Claude Bradley présente a la nuit de la liberté au musée de la civilisation a l'université Laval le 8 novembre 2012. Cette présentation de 10 minutes discute des façons de partager la Science Ouverte en général et la Science par Cahier de Laboratoire Ouvert en particulier.


submitted by: Qkaiser

An interactive group presentation of the process of glycolysis presented in front of a collegiate anatomy class.

Batteries for Hybridization and Electrification of Vehicles

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: More than 30% of US energy and 90% of oil consumption are used for roadway transportation. Hybridization and electrification of vehicles on roadways are considered as major strategies for reducing dependence on oil and greenhouse gas and meeting the aggressive fuel economy standards. Hybridization of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles with motors run on electricity from batteries can significantly improve fuel efficiency while electrocution allows switch of the fuel to...