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    • Modeling micelle formation and interfacial properties with iSAFT classical density functional theory 

      Wang, Le; Haghmoradi, Amin; Liu, Jinlu; Xi, Shun; Hirasaki, George J.; Miller, Clarence A.; Chapman, Walter G. (2017)
      Surfactants reduce the interfacial tension between phases, making them an important additive in a number of industrial and commercial applications from enhanced oil recovery to personal care products (e.g., shampoo and ...
    • Role of Gas Type on Foam Transport in Porous Media 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Eftekhari, Ali Akbar; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Rossen, William R.; Hirasaki, George J.; Biswal, Sibani L. (2016)
      We present the results of an experimental investigation of the effect of gas type and composition on foam transport in porous media. Steady-state foam strengths with respect to three cases of distinct gases and two cases ...
    • Examining Asphaltene Solubility on Deposition in Model Porous Media 

      Lin, Yu-Jiun; He, Peng; Tavakkoli, Mohammad; Mathew, Nevin Thunduvila; Fatt, Yap Yit; Chai, John C.; Goharzadeh, Afshin; Vargas, Francisco M.; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      Asphaltenes are known to cause severe flow assurance problems in the near-wellbore region of oil reservoirs. Understanding the mechanism of asphaltene deposition in porous media is of great significance for the development ...
    • Tumor microenvironment derived exosomes pleiotropically modulate cancer cell metabolism 

      Zhao, Hongyun; Yang, Lifeng; Baddour, Joelle; Achreja, Abhinav; Bernard, Vincent; Moss, Tyler; Marini, Juan C.; Tudawe, Thavisha; Seviour, Elena G.; San Lucas, F. Anthony; Alvarez, Hector; Gupta, Sonal; Maiti, Sourindra N.; Cooper, Laurence; Peehl, Donna; Ram, Prahlad T.; Maitra, Anirban; Nagrath, Deepak (2016)
      Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are a major cellular component of tumor microenvironment in most solid cancers. Altered cellular metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, and much of the published literature has focused on ...
    • Amplification of USP13 drives ovarian cancer metabolism 

      Han, Cecil; Yang, Lifeng; Choi, Hyun Ho; Baddour, Joelle; Achreja, Abhinav; Liu, Yunhua; Li, Yujing; Li, Jiada; Wan, Guohui; Huang, Cheng; Ji, Guang; Zhang, Xinna; Nagrath, Deepak; Lu, Xiongbin (2016)
      Dysregulated energetic metabolism has been recently identified as a hallmark of cancer. Although mutations in metabolic enzymes hardwire metabolism to tumourigenesis, they are relatively infrequent in ovarian cancer. More ...
    • Insights on Foam Transport from a Texture-Implicit Local-Equilibrium Model with an Improved Parameter Estimation Algorithm 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Ma, Kun; Wang, Le; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Puerto, Maura; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Akbar Eftekhari, Ali; Wang, Ying; Da, Chang; Joyce, Jeffrey C.; Biswal, Sibani L.; Hirasaki, George J. (2016)
      We present an insightful discussion on the implications of foam transport inside porous media based on an improved algorithm for the estimation of model parameters. A widely used texture-implicit local-equilibrium foam ...
    • Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation 

      Vidonish, Julia E.; Zygourakis, Kyriacos; Masiello, Caroline A.; Sabadell, Gabriel; Alvarez, Pedro J.J. (2016)
      Thermal treatment technologies hold an important niche in the remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and sediments due to their ability to quickly and reliably meet cleanup standards. However, sustained high temperature ...
    • Parallel bulk heterojunction photovoltaics based on all-conjugated block copolymer additives 

      Mok, Jorge W.; Kipp, Dylan; Hasbun, Luis R.; Dolocan, Andrei; Strzalka, Joseph; Ganesan, Venkat; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      In recent studies, we demonstrated that the addition of block copolymers to binary donorヨacceptor blends represents an effective approach to target equilibrium, co-continuous morphologies of interpenetrating donors and ...
    • Carbon nanotube fiber terahertz polarizer 

      Zubair, Ahmed; Tsentalovich, Dmitri E.; Young, Colin C.; Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.; Pasquali, Matteo; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      Conventional, commercially available terahertz (THz) polarizers are made of uniformly and precisely spaced metallic wires. They are fragile and expensive, with performance characteristics highly reliant on wire diameters ...
    • Role of Gas Type on Foam Transport in Porous Media 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Eftekhari, Ali Akbar; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Rossen, William R.; Hirasaki, George J.; Biswal, Sibani L. (2016)
      We present the results of an experimental investigation of the effect of gas type and composition on foam transport in porous media. Steady-state foam strengths with respect to three cases of distinct gases and two cases ...
    • Supramolecular block copolymer photovoltaics through ureido-pyrimidinone hydrogen bonding interactions 

      Lin, Yen-Hao; Nie, Wanyi; Tsai, Hsinhan; Li, Xiaoyi; Gupta, Gautam; Mohite, Aditya D.; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      A challenge in the development of bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics (BHJ OPVs) is achieving a desirable nanoscale morphology. This is particularly true for polymer blend OPVs in which large-scale phase separation ...
    • Dynamics of paramagnetic squares in uniform magnetic fields 

      Du, Di; He, Peng; Zeng, Yongchao; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The magnetic forces between paramagnetic squares cannot be calculated using a classic dipolar model because the magnetic field distribution is not uniform within square particles. Here, we present the calculation of magnetic ...
    • Modified Mason number for charged paramagnetic colloidal suspensions 

      Du, Di; Hilou, Elaa; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The dynamics of magnetorheological fluids have typically been described by the Mason number, a governing parameter defined as the ratio between viscous and magnetic forces in the fluid. For most experimental suspensions ...
    • Ring-locking enables selective anhydrosugar synthesis from carbohydrate pyrolysis 

      Chen, Li; Zhao, Jinmo; Pradhan, Sivaram; Brinson, Bruce E.; Scuseria, Gustavo E.; Zhang, Z. Conrad; Wong, Michael S. (2016)
      The selective production of platform chemicals from thermal conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates is challenging. As precursors to natural products and drug molecules, anhydrosugars are difficult to synthesize from ...
    • Effect of Surfactant Partitioning Between Gaseous Phase and Aqueous Phase onᅠCO2ᅠFoam Transport for Enhanced Oil Recovery 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Ma, Kun; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Puerto, Maura; Biswal, Sibani L.; Hirasaki, George J. (2016)
      CO2 flood is one of the most successful and promising enhanced oil recovery technologies. However the displacement is limited by viscous fingering, gravity segregation and reservoir heterogeneity. Foaming the CO2 and brine ...
    • Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated rht-PA Processing in CHO Cells: Influence of Mild Hypothermia and Specific Growth Rates in Batch and Chemostat Cultures 

      Vergara, Mauricio; Berrios, Julio; Martínez, Irene; Díaz-Barrera, Alvaro; Acevedo, Cristian; Reyes, Juan G.; Gonzalez, Ramon; Altamirano, Claudia (2015)
      Background: Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are the main host for producing recombinant proteins with human therapeutic applications mainly because of their capability to perform proper folding and glycosylation processes. ...
    • Strategies for controlled delivery of biologics for cartilage repair 

      Lam, Johnny; Lu, Steven; Kasper, F. Kurtis; Mikos, Antonios G. (2015)
      The delivery of biologics is an important component in the treatment of osteoarthritis and the functional restoration of articular cartilage. Numerous factors have been implicated in the cartilage repair process, but the ...
    • Experimental realization of crossover in shape and director field of nematic tactoids 

      Jamali, Vida; Behabtu, Natnael; Senyuk, Bohdan; Lee, J. Alex; Smalyukh, Ivan I.; van der Schoot, Paul; Pasquali, Matteo (2015)
      Spindle-shaped nematic droplets (tactoids) form in solutions of rod-like molecules at the onset of the liquid crystalline phase. Their unique shape and internal structure result from the interplay of the elastic deformation ...
    • HSulf-1 deficiency dictates a metabolic reprograming of glycolysis and TCA cycle in ovarian cancer 

      Mondal, Susmita; Roy, Debarshi; Camacho-Pereira, Juliana; Khurana, Ashwani; Chini, Eduardo; Yang, Lifeng; Baddour, Joelle; Stilles, Katherine; Padmabandu, Seth; Leung, Sam; Kalloger, Steve; Gilks, Blake; Lowe, Val; Dierks, Thomas; Hammond, Edward; Dredge, Keith; Nagrath, Deepak; Shridhar, Viji (2015)
      Warburg effect has emerged as a potential hallmark of many cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms that led to this metabolic state of aerobic glycolysis, particularly in ovarian cancer (OVCA) have not been completely ...
    • Unimolecular Submersible Nanomachines. Synthesis, Actuation, and Monitoring 

      García-López, Víctor; Chiang, Pinn-Tsong; Chen, Fang; Ruan, Gedeng; Martí, Angel A.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B.; Wang, Gufeng; Tour, James M. (2015)
      Unimolecular submersible nanomachines (USNs) bearing light-driven motors and fluorophores are synthesized. NMR experiments demonstrate that the rotation of the motor is not quenched by the fluorophore and that the motor ...