• Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks 

      Nishida, Robert Takeo (2013-10-02)
      Two computational fluid dynamics models are developed to predict the performance of a solid oxide fuel cell stack, a detailed and a simplified model. In the detailed model, the three dimensional momentum, heat, and species ...
    • CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF STIMULI-RESPONSIVE NETWORK ALGINATE 

      Chan, Ariel Wan-Ju (2009-07-20)
      Stimuli-responsive hydrogels swell or contract in response to external pH, ionic strength or temperature, and are of considerable interest as pharmaceutical controlled release devices. Alginate, a linear polysaccharide ...
    • Optical Properties of Individual and Bundled Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 

      Anderson, Mitchell (2014-09-13)
      Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are nearly ideal one-dimensional systems, with aspect ratios exceeding 10$^{5}$:1. The band gap of a SWCNT, determined by the species, covers the majority of the visible spectrum ...
    • Three Essays on Networks and Public Economics 

      Bouchard St Amant, Pier-André (2013-10-15)
      This thesis is a collection of three essays. The first two study how ideas spread through a network of individuals, and how it an advertiser can exploit it. In the model I develop, users choose their sources of information ...