Dr. Newell
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Pania Newell of University of Utah will be speaking.  Abstract: Many materials surrounding us from man-made materials such as cement, concrete, and ceramics to natural materials such as biological tissue, rocks, and soil are considered as porous materials. Due to their unique properties, such as light weight, heat resistance, sound absorption, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, etc. porous materials are appealing to various engineering and scientific applications. However, their heterogenous…
Left to right: David Fullwood (Mechanical Engineering), Ulrike Mitchell (Exercise Sciences), Anton Bowden (Mechanical Engineering)
An estimated 50 million U.S. adults suffered from chronic pain in 2016; in 2018, an estimated 10.3 million people 12 years and older in the United States misused opioids, including heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse in the United States (including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement) is $78.5 billion per year. To tackle the opioid crisis gripping the nation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.3 million to researchers at…
Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E.
Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Mechanical Engineering Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX. A brief overview of my professional background is followed by a description of sweeping convection, a new heat transfer effect discovered when studying alveolar capillary gas exchange. Then, my experiences directing, for the past four years, the Thermal Transport Processes (TTP) program at the National Science Foundation are discussed, including the research community, budget evolution, “open” submission window, and identification of main ingredients for strengthening the…