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1 Optimization and characterization of a microscale thermal field-flow fractionation systemA thorough investigation of the design considerations for microscale thermal field-flow fractionation and characterization of a 25 μm thin microscale thermal field-flow fractionation system is reported. A 4-50 times volume reduction from mesoscale and macroscale systems warrants customized design a...2010-01-01
2 Microbial production of methane and carbon dioxide from lignite, bituminous coal, and coal waste materialsThe aim of this study was to examine microbial methane and CO2 production from bituminous coal waste, lignite, and bituminous coal materials. Bituminous coal and coal waste material were obtained from a Utah mine and lignite was obtained from a commercially available North Dakota sample. Microbial p...2012-01-01
3 Coupling of building and vegetation resolving urban microclimate model with a building energy simulation programThe objective of this work is to develop and validate a coupled fast-running Building Energy Modeling/Microclimate model for use in developing site-specific design strategies which minimize energy and water use All the micro-climate variables affecting the building energy consumption, such as solar ...Building energy modeling; Urban; Microclimate; Simulation; Energy; Environment2018-08
4 A three-semester interdisciplinary educational program in microsystems engineeringMotivated by an NSF IGERT grant in the general area of microfluidics, a sequence of three interdisciplinary technical courses has been developed in the emerging area of microsystems engineering. Designed to be taken in series, these courses take students, both graduate and upper-level undergraduates...2004
5 Building academic, research, and commercialization programs in micro and nano science and engineering at the University of UtahAbstract-This paper presents a case-study of some University /Government / Industry interactions at the University of Utah that build research and academic programs and create opportunities fur economic growth in the areas of micro and nanu science and engineering.2003
6 Direct neural sensory feedback and control of a prosthetic armEvidence indicates that user acceptance of modern artificial limbs by amputees would be significantly enhanced by a system that provides appropriate, graded, distally referred sensations of touch and joint movement, and that the functionality of limb prostheses would be improved by a more natural co...Peripheral Nerve Implant; Prosthetic Limb Control; Sensory Feedback2005-12
7 Microfluidic devices for rapid and sensitive identification of organismsMicrofluidic devices for rapid and highly sensitive detection of living organisms were developed for two applications. First, a zebrafish embryo genotyping system was developed and shown to be able to genotype embryos in the first 48 hours of the embryos life without damaging the embryos in any a...2014-01-01
8 Three-dimensional architecture for a parallel processing photosensing arrayA three-dimensional architecture for a photosensing array has been developed. This silicon based architecture consists of a 10 x 10 array of photosensors with 80 microns diameter, through chip interconnects to the back side of a 500 microns thick silicon wafer. Each photosensor consists of a 300 x 3...Retina; Optics; Silicon; Photosensing1992
9 Novel titania nanotube based electrochemical detection in micrototal analysis systemWe report the modification of titania (TiO2) nanotubes for quantitative electrochemical (EC) detection of biomolecules on a microfluidic platform.Microfluidics; Titania nanotubes; Electrochemical detection2015
10 A cost-effective planar electromagnetic energy harvesting transducerThis paper presents a planar multi-pole electromagnetic energy harvesting transducer. We report on the design, manufacture, and performance results of integrated devices based on this transducer. The transducer leverages recent advancements in the manufacture of multi-pole magnets and can be impleme...2012-01-01
11 MEMS testing: transition from millions to billions to trillionsSensors, specifically MEMSbased, have created multiple market tornados over the past 40 years. Most recently there has been a market explosion driven by the widespread adoption of MEMS sensing devices in mobile consumer applications. In the past 5 years the worldwide market has grown from roughly 10...2012-01-01
12 Performance modeling and parametric study of a stratified water thermal storage tankThermal energy storage (TES) can significantly increase the overall effciency and operational flexibility of adistributed generation system. A sensible water storage tank is an attractive option for integration in building energy systems, due to its low cost and high heat capacity. As such, this pap...2016-02-13
13 Using Observed Data During Early Design To Simulate Building Mechanical System Energy PerformanceEnergy Modeling; Real-World Data; Neural Networks2019
14 Linking microclimate and energy use with a low cost wall mounted measurement systemUrban microclimate plays a critical role in overall urban energy demand and efficiency. At the building scale, energy use and internal conditions are directly impacted by local microclimate. The direct link between building energy use and local microclimate is through building envelope heat fluxes. ...Microclimate; Energy; Temperature; Humidity; Arduino; EnergyPlus2016-06
15 Deep recurrent neural networks for building energy predictionThis poster illustrates the development of a deep recurrent neural network (RNN) model using long-short-term memory (LSTM) cells to predict energy consumption in buildings at one-hour time resolution over medium-to-long term time horizons ( greater than or equal to 1 week).Machine learning; Energy; Building energy modeling; Deep learning; Recurrent neural networks; Prediction2017-01-13
16 Predicting fuel consumption for commercial building with machine learning algorithmsThis paper presents a modeling framework that uses machine learning algorithms to make longterm, i.e. one year-ahead predictions, of fuel consumption in multiple types of commercial prototype buildings at one-hour resolutions. Weather and schedule variables were used as model inputs, and the hourly ...Building energy modeling; Machine learning; Prediction; Heating load; Data-driven modeling2017-08
17 Improving water heaters for sustainabilityBuildings use about 40% of the total U.S. energy demand. Water heaters provide hot water for a variety of building uses including sinks, showers, dishwashers, washing machines, and space heating. Water heaters are the second most energy intensive appliances in a common household. Typically a home...Water heaters; Energy efficiency; Electricity; Emissions; Natural gas2018
18 Characterization of a microscale thermal-electrical field-flow fractionation systemA microscale thermal-electrical field-flow fractionation (ThElFFF) channel is reported for the first time and preliminary characterization results show high retention at certain operating conditions including relatively high flow rates when compared to standard microscale electrical or thermal field...2010
19 Examination and analysis of implementation choices within the material point method (MPM)The Material Point Method (MPM) has shown itself to be a powerful tool in the simulation of large deformation problems, especially those involving complex geometries and contact where typical finite element type methods frequently fail. While these large complex problems lead to some impressive si...GIMP; Meshfree methods; Meshless methods; Particle methods; Smoothed particle hydrodynamics; Quadrature2008
20 Mobility performance with a pixelized vision systemA visual prosthesis, based on electrical stimulation of the visual cortex, has been suggested as a means for partially restoring functional vision in the blind. The prosthesis would create a pixelized visual sense consisting of punctate spots of light (phosphenes). The present study investigated the...Visual Prosthesis; Mobility; Phosphene Simulator1992
21 Incorporating performance-based global sensitivity and uncertainty analysis into LCOE calculations for emerging renewable energy technologiesAssessing system costs for power generation is essential for evaluating the economical aspect of energy resources. This paper examines traditional and renewable energy resources under uncertainty and variability of input variables. The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of each technology is compu...Renewable energy technologies; LCOE levelized cost of electricity2018-02-14
22 Evaluation of renewable energy technologies and their potential for technical integration and cost-effective use within the U.S. energy sectorEnergy demands, environmental impacts of energy conversion, and the depletion of fossil; fuels are constant topics of discussion in the energy industry. Renewable energy technologies; have been proposed for many years to address these concerns. However, the transformation; from traditional methods o...Renewable energy; Power generation; Electrical grid; Emerging energy systems; System integration2017-07
23 System scaling approach and thermoeconomic analysis of a pressure retarded osmosis system for power production with hypersaline draw solution: A Great Salt Lake studyOsmotic power with pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is an emerging renewable energy option for locations where fresh water and salt water mix. Energy can be recovered from the salinity gradient between the solutions. This study provides a comprehensive feasibility analysis for a PRO power plant in a ...Pressure retarded osmosis; Power generation; Renewable energy; Hydroelectric; Levelized cost2017-06
24 Energy modeling framework for optimizing heat recovery in a seasonal food processing facilitySocietal, cultural and economic factors are driving food processors to reduce energy consumed per unit mass of food. This presents a unique problem because time variant batch processing using low to medium grade heat is common in food production facilities. Heat recovery methods may be implemented b...Energy efficiency; Food industry; Heat recovery; Optimization; Simulation2018-07-20
25 The design and implementation of partnetPartNet is a federated database for providing interactive online access to mechanical parts catalogs. The data contained in the vendor's product database is exported to the federated database using a networkbased distributed database protocol. A Single coherent view of these vendor databases is pro...1995
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