University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Active Materials and Interfaces in Chemical Fuel Production(baca)
Mar 2018 - Feb 2019
Dec 2017 - Nov 2018
Systematic thermodynamically consistent structural-based coarse graining of room temperature ionic liquids(bakv)
May 2017 - May 2018
May 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2015 - May 2016
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
Mohammad Heiranian: Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) as a Novel 2D Nano-porous Membrane for Water Desalination
Blue Waters Symposium 2016, Jun 13, 2016
Yanbin Wu: Mutli-scale Computational Exploration of Two Dimensional Materials in Nanofluidics and DNA sequencing
Blue Waters Symposium 2015, May 11, 2015
Blue Waters Symposium 2014, May 15, 2014
Mohammad Heiranian: Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) as a Novel 2D Nanoporous Membrane for Water Desalination
Blue Waters Symposium 2017, May 18, 2017
Jul 6, 2017
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded 3,697,000 node hours (NH) of time on the Blue Waters supercomputer to Illinois researchers from Spring 2017 proposal submissions. The combined value of these awards is over $2.6 million dollars, and through the life of the Blue Waters program, NCSA has awarded over 43 million node hours to UI researchers—a value of nearly $27 million. Some of the time allocated for Blue Waters will go to projects that focus on HIV research, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simulations, genomics and global warming research.
Jun 10, 2015
Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. “These diverse projects highlight the breadth of computational research at the University of Illinois,” said Athol Kemball, associate professor of Astronomy and chair of the Illinois allocation review committee. “Illinois has a tremendous pool of talented researchers in fields from political science to chemistry to engineering who can harness the power of Blue Waters to discover and innovate.”
New Material Could Enhance Fast And Accurate DNA Sequencing
Aug 17, 2014
Gene-based personalised medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois (U of I) at Urbana-Champaign have found that nanopores in the material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) could sequence DNA more accurately, quickly and inexpensively than anything yet available. ''One of the big areas in science is to sequence the human genome for under $1,000, the 'genome-at-home,''' said Narayana Aluru, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at the U of I who led the study. ''There is now a hunt to find the right material. We've used MoS2 for other problems, and we thought, why don't we try it and see how it does for DNA sequencing?''
Jul 21, 2016
It's possible to generate energy using nothing but the difference between fresh and salt water. When fresh and salt water are separated by a membrane that blocks the passage of certain ions, there is a force that drives the freshwater into the salt water to even out the salt concentration. That force can be harvested to produce energy, an approach termed "osmotic power."
Jul 14, 2016
As a concept, osmotic power is simple, in that fresh water is put in contact with salt water through an ultra-slim membrane. When this occurs, the salt ions in the salt water travel through the membrane until the concentrations of salt in both liquids reach equilibrium, entering the state of osmosis. These salt ions, which contain an electrical charge, can then be harvested to create usable electricity for the wider grid.
Dec 2, 2015
Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed an energy efficient material for desalinating seawater. The research team used nanometre-thick sheet of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) riddled with nanopores and successfully designed a material that can let through high volumes of water but keep salt and other contaminates out. “Finding materials for efficient desalination has been a big issue, and I think this work lays the foundation for next-generation materials. These materials are efficient in terms of energy usage and fouling, which are issues that have plagued desalination technology for a long time,” said research leader Professor Narayana Aluru.
Nov 12, 2015
A team of U.S. engineers has found a low-cost, energy-efficient material that could remove salt from seawater, which may lead to resolving the ongoing water crisis. The University of Illinois study has found that a nanometer-thick sheet of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) riddled with tiny holes called nanopores could filter through up to 70 percent more water than other materials. “Even though we have a lot of water on this planet, there is very little that is drinkable. Finding materials for efficient desalination has been a big issue, and I think this work lays the foundation for next-generation materials,” said study leader Narayana Aluru, a professor of mechanical science and engineering in the University of Illinois.
Nov 10, 2015
The material, a nanometer-thick sheet of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) riddled with tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out, a process called desalination. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the Illinois team modeled various thin-film membranes and found that MoS2 showed the greatest efficiency, filtering through up to 70 percent more water than graphene membranes. “Even though we have a lot of water on this planet, there is very little that is drinkable,” said study leader Narayana Aluru, a U. of I. professor of mechanical science and engineering. “If we could find a low-cost, efficient way to purify sea water, we would be making good strides in solving the water crisis.
Jun 11, 2013
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 22 campus research teams from a wide range of disciplines. The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters, which is operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), will assist researchers in their work on understanding DNA, developing biofuels, simulating climate, and more.
Apr 10, 2014
Eighteen research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and working with quadrillions of bytes of data. Its massive scale and balanced architecture enable scientists and engineers to tackle research challenges that could not be addressed with other computing systems.