College of Engineering
The College of Engineering at Illinois is among the world's most prestigious and largest engineering institutions, with undergraduate and graduate programs rated among the top five nationally. Approximately 5,000 undergraduates and more than 2,600 graduate students are divided with 12 specialized departments.
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(2015-04-20)This work investigates elevated temperature deformation in the nickel-based superalloy Haynes 230 and elastocaloric cooling in shape memory alloys. Three loading conditions were examined in the elevated temperature portion: ...
(2015-01-20)Reactive metals are routinely added in applications such as propellants and explosives to increase energy density and total energy output. These materials are also becoming useful in warhead casings compared to traditional ...
(2014-12-22)This thesis discusses two main topics – the effective fine-structure constant of and dielectric screening in graphene, and a new coherent inelastic x-ray scattering technique for attosecond resolution imaging of excitations ...
(2015-01-14)Nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy enable three-dimensional sub-µm-resolution imaging with deeper penetration and reduced photodamage, and have been established as powerful methods in biomedicine. The most ...
(2014-12-23)The work presented in this dissertation addresses the optimization and application of a newly developed imaging modality, named photonic crystal enhanced microscopy (PCEM) for label-free detection of the surface attached ...