Ru-Ching Chen with Yasuhiro Kamotani (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Characterization of Gas-Liquid Interfaces in Passive Cyclonic Separators
Two-phase flows and their separation is an important research topic as many spacecraft require such functionality to remain operational. These systems are not required on earth due to the existence of buoyancy. Cyclonic...
Caroline Novak with Kenneth Singer
Photorefractive properties of liquid crystal-filled bacterial cellulose mats
The photorefractive effect is a phenomenon associated with nonlinear optical materials in which the refractive index of the material varies with the application of light. One demonstration of this effect is dynamic holography. Energy transfer between diffracted beams...
Adele Zawada with John Ruhl
Developing New Techniques for Characterizing Optical Properties of Millimeter Wavelength Detectors
Characterization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is a major focus of modern experimental research in cosmology and astrophysics. CMB photons carry important information that could expand our understanding about the origin and content of...