With new NSF award, researcher uses graph theory to increase productivity of additive manufacturing processes
September 1, 2017 ---
Sogol Jahanbekam recently was awarded a $167,578 three-year National Science Foundation grant for her project “Computationally Efficient Graph Coloring Techniques for Generating Physically Integrated Design Concepts: Implications for Additive Manufacturing” in collaboration with Dr. Sara Behdad, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. This multidisciplinary project is in the corner of graph theory and additive manufacturing (in mechanical and industrial engineering) and aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the impact of adopting the independence of functional requirements principle and proper degree of physical integration on increasing the productivity of additive manufacturing processes. Project objectives include generation, selection, and empirical evaluation of various design concepts compatible with “design for assembly” as well as the “independence of functional requirements” principles through computationally efficient graph-coloring methods.
Faculty develop, contribute to journal special issue on Complex Cardiac Dynamics
September 15, 2017 ---
Elizabeth Cherry and four of her colleagues served a guest editors for a focus issue of Chaos on the topic of Complex Cardiac Dynamics. The collection of 42 papers provides a comprehensive overview of some of the most important current challenges in understanding complex cardiac dynamics. Cherry and Niels Otani authored several of the articles.
New publication studies interactions of eye proteins
October 5, 2017 ---
David Ross and George Thurson published “Model for Screened, Charge-Regulated Electrostatics of an Eye Lens Protein: Bovine γB-Crystallin” in Physical Review E.