• 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 ...
    • The World of Tomorrow: Technological Change and Market Development 

      Mitchell, Alexander
      Technological change refers to the ways in which physical objects, practices, and knowledge develop over time. Marketing and consumer research understand technological change and its impact on market structures as processes ...