Posted: Nov 20, 2019

N-Doped Carbon Materials – Making Use of Eggshell Membranes

Description Nitrogen – rich carbon materials are useful for applications such as supercapacitors, battery electrodes, oxygen reduction reaction supports for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and directed methanol fuel......


Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Predicting Residual Oil Saturation During Enhanced Oil Recovery

Description The main purpose of any enhanced oil recovery (EOR) scheme is to increase the amount of oil recovered from the reservoir typically following a secondary recovery scheme such as......


Posted: Aug 28, 2019

A Self Driven, Boost Converter for Low Voltage Applications

Description Low power energy harvesting circuits often have unstable energy sources and require some kind of stabilizing circuitry to stabilize the output voltage for meaningful applications. Conventional converters either require......


Posted: Mar 6, 2018

Allyl Monomers And Polymers From Glycerol

Description In recent years, with the rapid expansion in biodiesel production, the biodiesel industry is facing the dilemma, on the one hand, of how to meet an ever-growing biofuel demand,......


Posted: Jan 26, 2016

Non-Contact, High Resolution Microwave Sensing in Air, Liquid or Solid

Description Microwave resonance technology is used for various sensing applications in areas such as material identification and classification, environmental system and food industry monitoring, and biomedical diagnostics. Conventionally, this technology has suffered from low sensitivity and......


Posted: Jan 26, 2016

Method to Create High-Quality Bio-Based Resins and Composites Using Renewable Oils

Description Resins and composites are used in various industries including plastics, paints and varnishes, rust and wood protection, and floor tiling. Toxic, petroleum-based resins and composites have been used in......


Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Method to Improve Abrasion and Scratch Resistance in Polyurethane or Other Polymer Nanocomposites

Description Polyurethane coatings are protecting many different structures today, such as storage tanks, oil and gas pipeline, water and wastewater, bridges, ships, and other facilities. The products have been effective......


Posted: Dec 30, 2014

Zonal UWB Receiver

Description An ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver is a short range wireless communications technology currently gaining popularity for use with personal area networking (PAN) applications such as wireless monitors, camcorders, and other......


Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Non-Repeating Interval Sequences for Coded Imaging and Multi-User Communications

Description Coded excitation is widely used in ultrasound, radar, sonar and other imaging systems as well as in communication systems. Coded excitation involves the transmission of long-duration pulses with a......


Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Silicon Nanocrystal Optical Resonator

Description Silicon is the principal material used in microelectronics, due in part to its low cost and high abundance. However, there are problems inherent in the miniaturization of conventional microelectronics,......


Posted: Oct 31, 2014

Overhead & Complexity Optimized Network Coding for Improved Network Performance

Description Communication and data transfer over the internet is driven by speed and the ability to provide uninterruptable high quality services. Conventional network broadcast/multicast protocols are either unreliable (e.g. user......


Posted: Aug 31, 2014

Gecko Inspired Adhesive Microfluidic Channels

Description Many adhesives require a liquid component, are one time use, or leave a residue upon removal.  These issues reduce the versatility of microfluidic channels and the breadth of their......