The Research Enterprise Visit The Research Enterprise to view up-to-the-minute information http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about_soe/news/ Custom nmaheswa@stevens.edu (Nikhil Maheswaraiah) Copyright 2011, Stevens Institute of Technology http://www.stevens.edu/ses/ses/images/sit_logo.jpg The Research Enterprise http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about_soe/news/ http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4073 Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Shuai Li January 31, 2014<br><br> Shui Li presented his Ph.D. dessertaion defense on &ldquo;Distributed Estimation and Control with Applications to Multi-robotic Systems&rdquo;. Congratulations Dr. Li! <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4073">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4073 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4072 Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Shubo Zhang October 29, 2013<br><br> Shubo Zhang presented his Ph.D. dissertation defense on &ldquo;Cooperative Control Design for Emerging Applications in Biomedical and Service Robotics&rdquo;. Congratulations Dr. Zhang! <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4072">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4072 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4009 Stevens Research Honored in Highlights 2012 Issue of Nanotechnology Journal August 19, 2013<br><br> Mobile phones have become a ubiquitous and essential part of daily life. A modern smartphone can plausibly replace a watch, flashlight, compass, map, calculator, and more. Users can film evidentiary or historically-significant video and summon help in an emergency. Indeed, the prospect of losing mobile contact has become such a source of anxiety that the term &ldquo;nomophobia&rdquo; has been coined in the media to describe it, and research has to some extent substantiated the designation. A study commissioned by the United Kingdom Post Office found that 53% of mobile phone users reported feeling a sense of anxiety when they lose <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4009">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4009 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4030 Profs. Yingying Chen and Yi Guo received NSF grant August 19, 2013<br><br> Dr. Yingying Chen and Dr. Yi Guo of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate consensus-based cooperative spectrum sensing for efficient allocation of wireless spectrum. <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4030">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4030 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4007 Dr. Strauf Publishes Improved Fabrication Process in Nature Communications August 7, 2013<br><br> Ultraclean carbon nanotubes hold promise for advances in optical fiber communications, solar cells and LEDs Carbon atoms can assemble in numerous structural forms called allotropes, e.g. a diamond, graphite, or graphene. These forms can result in distinct properties for materials that consist of the same element. One such allotrope, a cylindrically structured molecule known as a carbon nanotube, has been the subject of much scientific research for the past twenty years because of its extraordinary tensile strength, unique electrical properties, and efficient heat conduction. It has well-established applications in nanoelectronics and more recently has attracted tremendous interest as a nanomaterial for <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4007">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4007 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4006 Dr. Strauf Publishes Improved Fabrication Process in Nature Communications August 1, 2013<br><br> Ultraclean carbon nanotubes hold promise for advances in optical fiber communications, solar cells and LEDs Dr. Stefan Strauf, Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics and Director of the NanoPhotonics Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology, and collaborators James Hone and Chee Wei Wong from Columbia University have published a paper in the July 11 edition of Nature Communications. Their article, titled &ldquo;Prolonged Spontaneous Emission and Dephasing of Quantum Dot Excitons in Air-Bridged Carbon Nanotubes,&rdquo; describes an improved fabrication process for carbon nanotubes, potentially leading to brighter light sources and more effective solar cells. They were able to increase <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4006">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=4006 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3985 PhD student Shuai Li presents at American Contol Conference 2013 June 17, 2013<br><br> Shuai Li is presenting two papers at the 2013 American Control Conference in Washington, D.C. 1. S. Li and Y. Guo, "Distributed Consensus Filter on Directed Graphs with Switching Topologies", American Control Conference (ACC), Washington. DC, June 17-June 19, 2013. 2. S. Li, Y. Guo, and Y. Braiman, " Synchronizing Coupled Semiconductor Lasers under General Coupling Topologies", American Control Conference (ACC), Washington. DC, June 17-June 19, 2013. <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3985">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3985 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3991 Stevens Researcher Applies Innovative Approach to Lung Ventilation June 11, 2013<br><br> Despite an incidence of nearly 200,000 per year in the United States and a mortality rate in excess of 35%, acute lung injury is not a well-known condition. A variety of disorders or injuries, including sepsis, pneumonia, and severe trauma, can result in acute lung injury or its more serious form, the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Regardless of cause, a characteristic feature of acute lung injury and ARDS is pulmonary edema, in which liquid leaks from the blood vessels into the airspace of the lungs. Pulmonary edema makes breathing difficult and can lead to dangerously low levels of oxygen <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3991">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3991 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3992 Stevens Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Improve Treatment for Acute Lung Injury June 11, 2013<br><br> Dr. Carrie E. Perlman, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology has been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health for her research on acute lung injury. Mechanical ventilation, the current treatment for acute lung injury, unfortunately causes a secondary, over-distension injury that exacerbates the initial lung condition. Dr. Perlman hopes that her work will lead to an alternative treatment that would cause less or no secondary damage. Acute lung injury, while not widely known, has an incidence of nearly 200,000 per year in the United States and a mortality rate in excess of 35%. Such <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3992">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3992 http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3989 Establishing a New Internet Security Protocol June 10, 2013<br><br> NSF-funded project devises stronger transmission control for the Internet Cyber-attacks, cyber-espionage and cyber-crime represent some of the greatest modern threats to nations and organizations around the world. In response, security experts in government and the private sector have suggested re-architecting the protocols that underpin the Internet in order to build accountability that thwarts cyber-attacks. As a member of a multi-institutional team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program, Dr. Antonio Nicolosi, expert cryptographer and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, has spent two years re-engineering the Internet Protocal (IP) with researchers from <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3989">[Read more...]</a> http://www.stevens.edu/ses/about/news_highlight.php?news_events_id=3989