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Investigating Smoke Exposure And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) With A Calibrated Agent Based Model (Abm) Of In Vitro Fibroblast Wound Healing., James A. Ratti Jan 2018

Investigating Smoke Exposure And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) With A Calibrated Agent Based Model (Abm) Of In Vitro Fibroblast Wound Healing., James A. Ratti

Theses and Dissertations

COPD is characterized by tissue inflammation and impaired remodeling that suggests fibroblast maintenance of structural homeostasis is dysregulated. Thus, we performed in vitro wound healing experiments on normal and diseased human lung fibroblasts and developed an ABM of fibroblasts closing a scratched monolayer using NetLogo to evaluate differences due to COPD or cigarette smoke condensate exposure. This ABM consists of a rule-set governing the healing response, accounting for cell migration, proliferation, death, activation and senescence rates; along with the effects of heterogeneous activation, phenotypic changes, serum deprivation and exposure to cigarette smoke condensate or bFGF. Simulations were performed to calibrate ...


Modeling Time-Dependent Performance Of Submerged Superhydrophobic Or Slippery Surfaces, Ahmed A. Hemeda Jan 2016

Modeling Time-Dependent Performance Of Submerged Superhydrophobic Or Slippery Surfaces, Ahmed A. Hemeda

Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this study is to quantify the transient performance of microfabricated superhydrophobic surfaces when used in underwater applications. A mathematical framework is developed and used to predict the stability, longevity, and drag reduction benefits of submerged superhydrophobic surfaces with two- or three-dimensional micro-textures. In addition, a novel design is proposed to improve the drag-reduction benefits of lubricant-infused surfaces, by placing a layer of trapped air underneath the lubricant layer. The new design is referred to as lubricant–infused surfaces with trapped air, and it is designed to eliminate the long-lasting longevity problem of submerged superhydrophobic surfaces. The effectiveness ...


Growth And Characterization Of Wide Bandgap Quaternary Bemgzno Thin Films And Bemgzno/Zno Heterostructures, Mykyta Toporkov Jan 2016

Growth And Characterization Of Wide Bandgap Quaternary Bemgzno Thin Films And Bemgzno/Zno Heterostructures, Mykyta Toporkov

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis reports a comprehensive study of quaternary BeMgZnO alloy and BeMgZnO/ZnO heterostructures for UV-optoelectronics electronic applications. It was shown that by tuning Be and Mg contents in the heterostructures, high carrier densities of two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) are achievable and makes its use possible for high power RF applications. Additionally, optical bandgaps as high as 5.1 eV were achieved for single crystal wurtzite material which allows the use of the alloy for solar blind optoelectronics (Eg>4.5eV) or intersubband devices.

A systematic experimental and theoretical study of lattice parameters and bandgaps of quaternary BeMgZnO alloy ...


Evaluation Of Tcp Header Fields For Data Overhead Efficiency, Justin K. Yirka Jan 2015

Evaluation Of Tcp Header Fields For Data Overhead Efficiency, Justin K. Yirka

Undergraduate Research Posters

Bandwidth across the internet is constricted by monetary factors and hardware development, so researchers are left to improve the efficiency of data transmitted in order to improve internet speeds. The transmission control protocol (TCP) is the primary transport protocol on the modern internet, ensuring reliable delivery of the majority of data transmitted. I evaluated the TCP header fields for efficient use of data overhead so as to determine current waste and to suggest possible areas for revision. I examined original specifications for TCP mechanisms, comparing them to modern implementations as determined by updated standards and modern practices in the networking ...