July 11-24, 2016


July 11, 2016

Faculty News


W is a sub-contractor on a 15-month grant that the Department of Energy recently awarded to Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory.  Prof. Michael Keidar (MAE) is GW’s principal investigator on the $500,000 grant for the project “Simulation of Arc Plasma for Synthesis of Nanoparticles.”  GW’s team will focus on developing the kinetic modeling for material ablation.  The GW portion of the grant is $60,000.


Prof. Leila Farhadi (CEE) and her doctoral student Abedeh Abdolghafoorian have published the following paper: A. Abdolghafoorian and L. Farhadi. “Uncertainty Quantification in Land Surface Hydrologic Modeling: Toward an Integrated Variational Data Assimilation Framework, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 2628-2637, June 2016.

Prof. Murray Loew (BME) has published the following paper with his collaborators at Korea University (Seoul): J. Ju, M. Loew, B. Ku, and H. Ko. “Hybrid retinal image registration using mutual information and salient features,” Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Transactions on Information and Systems (Japan), vol. E99-D, no. 6, June (2016), pp. 1729-1732.

Prof. Martha Pardavi-Horvath (ECE) and her co-authors have published the following article: E. V. Tartakovskaya, M. Pardavi-Horvath, and R. D. McMichael. “Spin-wave localization in tangentially magnetized films,” Physical Review B, vol. 93, no.21.

Conferences & Presentations:

Prof. Ergun Simsek (ECE) attended the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, held June 26 – July 1 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  He chaired the “Multiphysics Techniques and Applications” session and gave the following three talks: 1) E. Simsek. “Solving Schrodinger Equation for Excitons in Multilayered Media” (invited), 2) B. Mukherjee and E. Simsek. “Light-Matter Interactions in Complex Media with 2D Materials, Metamaterials, and Quantum Dots,” and 3) B. Mukherjee, B. Varghese, M. Zheng, E. S. Tok, C. H. Sow, and E. Simsek. “Photoconductivity of Interconnected Nanowires and Their Electromagnetic-Circuit Co-Simulation.”

Dissertation & Thesis Defenses

Student’s Name: Shantanu Bailoor
MS Thesis Title: “Implicit-Explicit Time Stepping for a Two-Dimensional Coupled Inviscid Fluid-Structure Solver”
Advisor: Prof. Chunlei Liang (MAE)
Wednesday, July 20
2:00 – 4:00 pm
SEH, 2000B

Student’s Name: Bin Zhang
Dissertation Title: “A High-Order Computational Framework for Simulating Flows around Rotating and Moving Objects”
Advisor: Prof. Chunlei Liang (MAE)
Friday, July 22
1:00 – 3:00 pm
SEH, 2000B