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- 1Akbari, Ali
- 1Azim, Mohammad Alaul
- 1Berke, Sheldon S
- 1Felix, Lindsey C
- 1Graves, Brian M
- 1Hamedi Shokrlu, Yousef
A new aerosol particle classiﬁer, the Aerodynamic Aerosol Classifier (AAC), is presented with some of its applications. The instrument uses a centrifugal force and sheath flow between two concentric rotating cylinders to produce a monodisperse aerosol classified by aerodynamic diameter. Since...
Aquatic organisms are susceptible to waterborne nanoparticles and there is only limited understanding of the mechanisms by which these emerging contaminants affect biological processes. The unique properties of nanomaterials necessitate evaluation of standard toxicity testing techniques to...
The purpose of this project was to formulate, modify and evaluate nanoparticles for targeting asialoglycoprotein receptor found in large numbers exclusively on hepatocyte surfaces. Our goal is to increase the efficacy, reduce the side effects and the cost of the hydrophilic drugs administered to...
Chicken feathers are byproduct of poultry industries and except some minor low end application, they are generally dumped into landfills. An effort has been made to utilize this by-product by transforming them into nano-reinforced bioplastics which is not only a solution to feather waste disposal...
The objective of this thesis is to design nanoparticle (NP)-based drug delivery systems suitable for treatment of bone diseases. Two types of nanocarriers, (1) polymer coated bovine serum albumin (BSA) NPs and (2) lipid based NPs (micelles and liposomes) were investigated. The BSA NPs were...
Cell-electronic Sensing of Cellular Responses and Toxicity Induced by Nanoparticles and Arsenic SpeciesDownload
We demonstrate the development of a real-time cell analysis (RTCA) platform for studying nanoparticle- and arsenic-induced cytotoxicity with potential applications to risk assessment, environmental toxicity monitoring, and drug development. RTCA is an impedance-based in vitro detection system...
Particulate matter emitted from two direct injection engines has been characterized by morphology, volatility, mass-mobility exponent, effective density, and size distribution using tandem measurements from a centrifugal particle mass analyzer (CPMA) and differential mobility analyzers (DMA). The...
Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents and their application for quantitative magnetic susceptibility monitoring of the waterflooding of heavy oil in real timeDownload
Waterflooding is one enhanced oil recovery process used in heavy oil reservoirs such as at Cold Lake in North-Eastern Alberta. However, little has been published in terms of imaging heavy oil waterfloods, mainly due to the similar densities of water and heavy oil, which makes it difficult to...
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in shaping antigen-specific immune response. Antibody-mediated antigen targeting to DC-specific surface receptors is a promising approach to enhance vaccine efficacy. The objective of this thesis was to develop DC-targeted nanoparticulate formulations for...
Effects of Size and Coalescence on the Interfacial Dynamics of Nanoparticles: A Molecular Dynamics StudyDownload
Normally chemically inert materials such as Au have been found to be catalytically active in the form of particles whose size is about 1 nm. Direct and indirect observations of various types of metal nanoparticles (NPs) in this size range, under catalytically relevant conditions for fuel-cell...