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    • A Constraint-Based Approach to Reactive Task and Motion Planning 

      Wang, Yue (2016-01-26)
      This thesis presents a novel and scalable approach for Reactive Task and Motion Planning. We consider changing environments with uncontrollable agents, where the robot needs a policy to respond correctly in the infinite ...
    • Image mapped spectropolarimetry 

      Kester, Robert T.; Tkaczyk, Tomasz S. (2016-01-19)
      A method for imaging a sample, the method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving a first polarization-encoded EM field for a first point and a second polarization-encoded EM field for a second point. The ...
    • Coating and Doping of Ge QDs 

      Oliva-Chatelain, Brittany Lynn (2016-01-14)
      The ability to incorporate a dopant element into nanocrystals (NCs) and quantum dots (QDs) is one of the key technical challenges for the use of these materials in a number of optoelectronic applications, particularly solar ...
    • Robust Privacy-Preserving Fingerprint Authentication 

      Zhang, Ye (2016-01-08)
      This paper presents the first scalable, efficient, and reliable privacy-preserving fingerprint authentication based on minutiae representation. Our method is provably secure by leveraging the Yao's classic Garbled Circuit ...
    • Multi-hierarchical self-assembly of a collagen mimetic peptide 

      Hartgerink, Jeffrey D.; O'leary, Lesley R. (2016-01-05)
      The present disclosure generally relates to collagen, and more particularly compositions and methods related to collagen-mimetic peptides. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a collagen-mimetic peptide and ...
    • Adsorption and Unfolding of a Single Protein Triggers Nanoparticle Aggregation 

      Dominguez-Medina, Sergio; Kisley, Lydia; Tauzin, Lawrence J.; Hoggard, Anneli; Shuang, Bo; Indrasekara, A. Swarnapali D.S.; Chen, Sishan; Wang, Lin-Yung; Derry, Paul J.; Liopo, Anton; Zubarev, Eugene R.; Landes, Christy F.; Link, Stephan (2016)
      The response of living systems to nanoparticles is thought to depend on the protein corona, which forms shortly after exposure to physiological fluids and which is linked to a wide array of pathophysiologies. A mechanistic ...
    • Non-monotonic Response to Monotonic Stimulus: Regulation of Glyoxylate Shunt Gene-Expression Dynamics inᅠ Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

      Ascensao, Joao A.; Datta, Pratik; Hancioglu, Baris; Sontag, Eduardo; Gennaro, Maria L.; Igoshin, Oleg A. (2016)
      Understanding how dynamical responses of biological networks are constrained by underlying network topology is one of the fundamental goals of systems biology. Here we employ monotone systems theory to formulate a theorem ...
    • Open-Source Selective Laser Sintering (OpenSLS) of Nylon and Biocompatible Polycaprolactone 

      Kinstlinger, Ian S.; Bastian, Andreas; Paulsen, Samantha J.; Hwang, Daniel H.; Ta, Anderson H.; Yalacki, David R.; Schmidt, Tim; Miller, Jordan S. (2016)
      Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing process that uses a laser to fuse powdered starting materials into solid 3D structures. Despite the potential for fabrication of complex, high-resolution structures ...
    • Periodic, Quasi-periodic and Chaotic Dynamics in Simple Gene Elements with Time Delays 

      Suzuki, Yoko; Lu, Mingyang; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Onuchic, José N. (2016)
      Regulatory gene circuit motifs play crucial roles in performing and maintaining vital cellular functions. Frequently, theoretical studies of gene circuits focus on steady-state behaviors and do not include time delays. In ...
    • Observing the interplay between surface and bulk optical nonlinearities in thin van der Waals crystals 

      Deckoff-Jones, Skylar; Zhang, Jingjing; Petoukhoff, Christopher E.; Man, Michael K.L.; Lei, Sidong; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Talbayev, Diyar; Madéo, Julien; Dani, Keshav M. (2016)
      Van der Waals materials, existing in a range of thicknesses from monolayer to bulk, allow for interplay between surface and bulk nonlinearities, which otherwise dominate only at atomically-thin or bulk extremes, respectively. ...
    • High-throughput screening of metal-porphyrin-like graphenes for selective capture of carbon dioxide 

      Bae, Hyeonhu; Park, Minwoo; Jang, Byungryul; Kang, Yura; Park, Jinwoo; Lee, Hosik; Chung, Haegeun; Chung, ChiHye; Hong, Suklyun; Kwon, Yongkyung; Yakobson, Boris I.; Lee, Hoonkyung (2016)
      Nanostructured materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks, have been considered to capture CO2. However, their application has been limited largely because they exhibit poor selectivity for flue gases and low ...
    • Ultrafast Optical Microscopy of Single Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide Flakes 

      Seo, Minah; Yamaguchi, Hisato; Mohite, Aditya D.; Boubanga-Tombet, Stephane; Blancon, Jean-Christophe; Najmaei, Sina; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Taylor, Antoinette J.; Prasankumar, Rohit P. (2016)
      We have performed ultrafast optical microscopy on single flakes of atomically thin CVD-grown molybdenum disulfide, using non-degenerate femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy to excite and probe carriers above and below the ...
    • Carbon Redox-Polymer-Gel Hybrid Supercapacitors 

      Vlad, A.; Singh, N.; Melinte, S.; Gohy, J.-F.; Ajayan, P.M. (2016)
      Energy storage devices that provide high specific power without compromising on specific energy are highly desirable for many electric-powered applications. Here, we demonstrate that polymer organic radical gel materials ...
    • News From Fondren: Volume 25, No. 2, Spring 2016 

      Fondren Library (2016)
      In this issue: Snatching Gems From the Ash Heap: Saving the KTRU Tapes -- Concert Celebrates Music of Difference -- Celebrating 50 Years of Black Undergraduate Life at Rice -- Library Contributes User Experience Assessment ...
    • Impact of Environmental Variables on the Reduction of Nitric Acid by Proxies for Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted by Motor Vehicles 

      Leong, Y. J.; Rutter, A.P.; Wong, H.Y.; Gutierrez, C.V.; Junaid, M.; Scheuer, E.; Gong, L.; Lewicki, R.; Dibb, J.E.; Tittel, F.K.; Griffin, R.J. (2016)
      Recent work has identified nitric acid (HNO3) as a potential precursor of nitrous acid (HONO), which is an important source of oxidants that regulate ozone and particulate pollution. Recent work in our laboratory has ...
    • Net greenhouse gas emissions savings from natural gas substitutions in vehicles, furnaces, and power plants 

      Cohan, Daniel S.; Sengupta, Shayak (2016)
      We compare the net greenhouse gas emissions impact of substituting natural gas for other fossil fuels for five purposes: light-duty vehicles, transit buses, residential heating, electricity generation, and export for ...
    • The Early-Acting Peroxin PEX19 Is Redundantly Encoded, Farnesylated, and Essential for Viability inᅠ Arabidopsis thaliana 

      McDonnell, Margaret M.; Burkhart, Sarah E.; Stoddard, Jerrad M.; Wright, Zachary J.; Strader, Lucia C.; Bartel, Bonnie (2016)
      Peroxisomes are single-membrane bound organelles that are essential for normal development in plants and animals. In mammals and yeast, the peroxin (PEX) proteins PEX3 and PEX19 facilitate the early steps of peroxisome ...
    • Computational modeling of the arterial wall based on layer-specific histological data 

      Jin, Tao; Stanciulescu, Ilinca (2016)
      Arterial walls typically have a heterogeneous structure with three different layers (intima, media, and adventitia). Each layer can be modeled as a fiber-reinforced material with two families of relatively stiff collagenous ...
    • Development of Morphogen Gradients with Spatially Varying Degradation Rates 

      Teimouri, Hamid; Bozorgui, Behnaz; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B. (2016)
      Successful biological development via spatial and temporal regulations of cell differentiation relies on the action of multiple signaling molecules that are known as morphogens. It is now well established that biological ...
    • Impacts of biochar concentration and particle size on hydraulic conductivity and DOC leaching of biochar-sand mixtures 

      Liu, Zuolin; Dugan, Brandon; Masiello, Caroline A.; Barnes, Rebecca T.; Gallagher, Morgan E.; Gonnermann, Helge (2016)
      The amendment of soil with biochar can sequester carbon and alter hydrologic properties by changing physical and chemical characteristics of soil. To understand the effect of biochar amendment on soil hydrology, we measured ...