Recent Submissions

  • Understanding Recurring Software Quality Problems of Novice Programmers 

    Techapalokul, Peeratham; Tilevich, Eli (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2017-07-12)
    It remains unclear when is the right time to introduce software quality into the computing curriculum. Introductory students often cannot afford to also worry about software quality, while advanced students may have been ...
  • Thermal stability and electrical conductivity of carbon-enriched silicon oxycarbide 

    Lu, Kathy; Erb, Donald; Liu, Mengying (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-01-28)
    Silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) is an interesting polymer-derived system that can be tailored to embody many different properties such as lightweight, electrochemical activity, and high temperature stability. One intriguing ...
  • Bacterial chemotaxis-enabled autonomous sorting of nanoparticles of comparable sizes 

    Suh, SeungBeum; Traore, Mahama A.; Behkam, Bahareh (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-02-18)
    High throughput sorting of micro/nanoparticles of similar sizes is of significant interest in many biological and chemical applications. In this work, we report a simple and cost-effective sorting technique for separation ...
  • Investigation of helium at a Y2Ti2O7 nanocluster embedded in a BCC Fe matrix 

    Danielson, Thomas; Tea, Eric; Hin, Celine (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-10-18)
    Nanostructured ferritic alloys (NFAs) are prime candidates for structural and first wall components of fission and fusion reactors. The main reason for this is their ability to effectively withstand high concentrations of ...
  • Charge carrier transport and lifetimes in n-type and p-type phosphorene as 2D device active materials: an ab initio study 

    Tea, Eric; Hin, Celine (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-07-25)
    In this work, we provide a detailed analysis of phosphorene’s performance as an n-type and p-type active material. This study is based on first principles calculations of the phosphorene electronic structure, and the ...
  • Spun-wrapped aligned nanofiber (SWAN) lithography for fabrication of micro/nano-structures on 3D objects 

    Ye, Zhou; Nain, Amrinder S.; Behkam, Bahareh (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-06-01)
    Fabrication of micro/nano-structures on irregularly shaped substrates and three-dimensional (3D) objects is of significant interest in diverse technological fields. However, it remains a formidable challenge thwarted by ...
  • Molecular basis of 5-hydroxytryptophan synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

    Zhang, Jiantao; Wu, Chaochen; Sheng, Jiayuan; Feng, Xueyang (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-03-18)
    We report for the first time that 5-hydroxytryptophan can be synthesized in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by heterologously expressing prokaryotic phenylalanine 4-hydroxylase or eukaryotic tryptophan 3/5-hydroxylase, together ...
  • A human exposome framework for guiding risk management and holistic assessment of recycled water quality 

    Garner, Emily; Zhu, Ni; Strom, Laurel; Edwards, Marc; Pruden, Amy (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-04-12)
    Challenges associated with water scarcity and increasing water demand are leading many cities around the globe to consider water reuse as a step towards water sustainability. Recycled water may be used in a spectrum of ...
  • Long-term performance of a 200 liter modularized microbial fuel cell system treating municipal wastewater: treatment, energy, and cost 

    Ge, Zheng; He, Zhen (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-02-04)
    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been intensively studied at a bench scale and the further development of this technology requires system scaling up and understanding of their performance under non-laboratory conditions. ...
  • Aggregation and sedimentation of magnetite nanoparticle clusters 

    Vikesland, Peter J.; Rebodos, R. L.; Bottero, J. Y.; Rose, J.; Masion, A. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-03-24)
    Magnetite nanoparticles are redox active constituents of subsurface and corrosive environments. In this study, we characterized the aggregation and sedimentation behavior of well characterized magnetite nanoparticle clusters ...
  • Highly stable SERS pH nanoprobes produced by co-solvent controlled AuNP aggregation 

    Wei, Haoran; Willner, Marjorie R.; Marr, Linsey C.; Vikesland, Peter J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-04-22)
    Production of gold nanoparticle (AuNP) surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) nanoprobes requires replicable aggregation to produce multimers with high signal intensity. Herein, we illustrate a novel, yet simple, ...
  • Acoustofluidic particle trapping, manipulation, and release using dynamic-mode cantilever sensors 

    Johnson, Blake N.; Mutharasan, Raj (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-11-23)
    We show here that dynamic-mode cantilever sensors enable acoustofluidic fluid mixing and trapping of suspended particles as well as the rapid manipulation and release of trapped micro-particles via mode switching in liquid. ...
  • DroidCat: Unified Dynamic Detection of Android Malware 

    Cai, Haipeng; Meng, Na; Ryder, Barbara; Yao, Daphne (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2016), TR-17-01
    Various dynamic approaches have been developed to detect or categorize Android malware. These approaches execute software, collect call traces, and then detect abnormal system calls or sensitive API usage. Consequently, ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2014 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2014-10)
    Dr. Haibo Zeng has joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. Zeng will work with the department’s Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications. His research ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : April 2014 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2014-04)
    Dr. Chao Wang and his Ph.D. student, Hassan Eldib, received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD) in November 2013 for a paper titled “An SMT based method ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2015 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2015-10)
    CESCA is now on Twitter. If you have a twitter account, we invite you to follow us! If do you do not have a twitter account, you may still view our news feeds on twitter.com/vt_cesca . We plan to make regular updates on ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : January 2011 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2011-01)
    In today’s day and age, cyber space provides us with a platform for almost real-time, communication and dissemination of information. Since the last newsletter was published, CESCA has created a Facebook group to create a ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2012 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2012-10)
    The projects carried out by CESCA Faculty and their students represent a valuable resource of intellectual property. CESCA has a model in place that helps industry to benefit from this knowhow and these results - CESCA's ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-09)
    A new academic year is upon us, and we are at full steam through the fall 2010 semester. Soon the picturesque yellow, red, green foliage will show up on the mountains around Blacksburg. As I was pondering what to write in ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : May 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-05)
    The Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) held its annual workshop titled “CESCA Day” at the Owens Banquet Hall in Blacksburg, Va., on May 6, 2010! Events included keynote, tutorials, poster sessions, ...

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