Soccer Robotics Summer Program

The students/Interns will go through an intensive course about how to design and control soccer robotics.

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Silicon Photonics Hardware Accelerators

In this project, the student will learn the basics of optics and photonics, towards developing microchips that can be used to accelerate Artificial Intelligence training and inference tasks. The student will grasp the fundamentals of photonics waveguide design, their modeling, integration into miniature photonic systems on a chip and finally to assist in the experimental measurement of photonic microchips. The student will learn how to use photonic and electronic characterization hardware, including tunable lasers, high-speed oscilloscopes and function generators, vector network analyzers, etc.

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Seismic Wave Modeling and Imaging Subsurface Structure

Apply computer technology and numerical software to simulate seismic wave propogation in the earth, and then use the observed seismograms on the earth surface to image the underground structure.

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Sensing Membranes for Water and Hydrogen Technologies

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Sensing Membranes for Water Treatment applications

In this project we develop a new class of membranes which will enable sensing of various parameters related to water treatment and hydrogen production.

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Systematic Fuel Performance Analysis of Accident Tolerant Fuels (Development of Cr-Coated Cladding and Evaluation of its Applicability)

This project aims at developing a new Cr-coating technique on Zr alloy cladding. To protect the Zr alloy substrate and improve the oxidation resistance of cladding during severe accidents, it is desirable to apply Cr-coating to both of the outer and inner surface of Zr alloy cladding tube. In this project, study the characteristics of the different type of fuel assemblies adapted in APR-1400 design and 2D core to perform preliminary neutronics analyses by utilizing deterministic and Monte Carlo methods for reference cladding and coated cladding materials.

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Line list calculations for Astrophysics Applications

In this project, we calculate the linelist of molecules that are within the Martian Atmosphere, in order to provide data that would be useful for the Emirates Mars Mission. Our main goal is to create synthetic spectra that would be comparable to experimental ones. The student who will join this project will learn new concepts about molecular characterization, emission properties of specific species and will have to use data from the EMM website.

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Removal Of Pb2+ And Cd2+ From Aqueous Solutions Using Magnetic Oxide-Carbon Nanocomposites.

Wastewater treatment using various separation processes is necessary. Conventional methods of water treatment, like filtration, are insufficient when compared to techniques such as membrane separation and adsorption. Adsorption was found to be a preferable choice for the removal of metal ions owing to its simplicity.   Carbon-based materials are widely used in water treatment. It is often physiochemically modified to enhance their mechanical stability, durability and surface properties. Ferrites of the formula MFe2O4 (M is a divalent metal cation) are very promising materials. Ferrites will be considered in this project because of their low cost, high activity, and efficient recyclability…

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Design And Development of Smart Functional Materials for Efficient Water Purification

The proposed project aims to deliver highly efficient and selective polymer membranes for water purification via rational design and synthesis. Among the interesting properties, we plan to uncover (1) the role of ordered structure in solvent flux and fouling control, (2) a tunable internal surface area and pore size distribution, and (3) the generality in synthetic inclusion of different pores into the polymer membrane. The planned synthesis potentially results in various polymers and/or membranes with high surface area and pre-designed network structures. These materials will be tested for their ability in removal of water pollutants via nano/ultra-filtration. This work provides…

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Design And Development of Novel Covalent Networks for CO2 Removal and Conversion

The proposed project aims to design and synthesize series of polymers for efficient CO2 adsorption and/or electro- or photochemical reduction to value-added products. The design of the project involves tailoring synthesis of polymers with catalytically active metal centers featuring high surface area and high chemical stability in extreme pH conditions. This work provides an experimental strategy that can be employed to control the physical and chemical properties of polymeric networks including their electronic and energy-states to achieve novel electro/photo-responsive behavior, and utilize them as green, sustainable environmentally benign and industrially viable catalysts. This investigation will be part of a larger…

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Design of MFe2O4 nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts for wastewater treatment

Several techniques have been utilized to remove organic pollutants from industrial wastewaters. Among various wastewater treatment techniques, the advanced oxidation process (AOP) shows a high potential for the catalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water. The AOP is a safe and effective method to completely degrade organic pollutants by the generation of highly reactive free hydroxyl radical and leads to mineralization of CO2,H2O and mineral acids. Ferrites of the formula MFe2O4 (M is a divalent metal cation) are very promising catalysts for AOPs. Ferrites will be considered in this project because of their low cost, high activity, and efficient recyclability…

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