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Mar 25 2015

New Book by NC State Engineering Adjunct Professor Anthony L. Andrady

Plastics and Environmental Sustainability by Anthony L. Andrady.

Plastics and Environmental Sustainability

Plastics and Environmental Sustainability surveys the issues typically raised in discussions of sustainability and plastics. It discusses current issues not covered in detail previously such as ocean litter, migration of additives into food products and the recovery of plastics. It also covers post-consumer fate of plastics on land and in the oceans, highlighting the environmental impacts of disposal methods; it details toxicity of plastics, particularly as it applies to human health, and it presents an analysis of the key plastic-related issues including numerous citations of the research base that supports and contradicts the popularly held notions.

Anthony L. Andrady

Dr. Anthony L. Andrady is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the North Carolina State University, an Adjunct Research Professor at the Medical School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Principal of Helix Science LLC (Apex, NC) a technical consultancy organization. His research interests include the environmental impacts of plastics, sustainability in the plastics industry and micro plastics in the marine environment. Dr. Andrady is a Member of the Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution [GESAMP] convened by UNESCO and also a Member of the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel [EEAP] covered by UNEP to support the implementation of Montreal Protocol. He edited the 2003 book Plastics and the Environment and has over a hundred peer reviewed publications.

Mar 20 2015

New Book by NC State Engineering Professor David W. Johnston

Formwork for Concrete by David W. Johnston.

Formwork for Concrete

The 8th Edition of Formwork for Concrete, authored by David W. Johnston, is a major revision which includes referencing current standards and practices, removing outdated or irrelevant material, adding content on new developments in formwork technology and practice, and updating the look and layout of the document. This edition considers the updated lateral pressure and other provisions now provided by ACI 347R-14. Expanded coverage is provided in SP-4 for wind loads on formwork specialized from ASCE/SEI 7-10 as modified by ASCE/SEI 37-14, Guide to Formwork for Concrete, which is included. The design of formwork has been divided into two chapters, one focusing on bending, shear, and deflection of wall, slab, and column formwork members, and a second focusing on shoring and bracing members. Bridge formwork considerations have been moved into a separate chapter. A new chapter summarizing the recommendations of ACI 347.3R-13, “Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces,” has been added.

David W. Johnston

Dr. David W. Johnston is the Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Construction Engineering and Management at North Carolina State University where he has been on the faculty since 1977. He became a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1983, a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 1983 and an Honorary Member of the Professional Construction Estimators Association in 1979. His research areas include construction engineering, construction management, bridge management systems, and structural engineering. He has authored about 100 papers and reports and made about 50 presentations at conferences and meetings. His awards include the ACI Construction Practice Award in 1994, the ACI Delmar Bloem Award in 2003, the North Carolina State University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2010 and the ASCE Roebling Award in 2013 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of construction engineering.

Feb 05 2015

New Book Edited by NC State Biomedical Engineering Professor Roger Narayan

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications edited by Roger Narayan and Paul Calvert.

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications. Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication, or 3D printing, can be used to create complex structures and devices for medical applications from solid, powder, or liquid precursors.

Following a useful introduction, which provides an overview of the field, the book explores rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs. Further chapters consider the use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues.

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials is a useful technical resource for scientists and researchers in the biomaterials and tissue regeneration industry, as well as in academia.

  • Comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications
  • Chapters explore rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs
  • Examines the use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues

Roger Narayan

Dr. Roger Narayan is a Professor at North Carolina State University Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the author of over one hundred publications and several book chapters on microscale and nanoscale processing of biological and biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member of a number of professional journals, including as editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C, Materials for Biological Applications. Dr. Narayan has also edited Diamond-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications and Biomedical Materials; and he has co-edited Advances in Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials, Printed Biomaterials, Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics II, Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics V, and Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics VI. Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the North Carolina State University Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as Fellow of ASM International.

Jan 23 2015

New Book Edited by NC State Engineering Professor Dr. Y. Richard Kim: Asphalt Pavements

Asphalt Pavements edited by Dr. Y. Richard Kim.

Asphalt Pavements

Asphalt Pavements contains the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1-5 June 2014), and discusses recent advances in theory and practice in asphalt materials and pavements. The contributions cover a wide range of topics in the four major areas of asphalt pavement engineering, i.e., design, materials, construction, and preservation:

  • Environmental protection and socio-economic impacts
  • Additives and modifiers for asphalt concrete
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Experimental characterization of asphaltic materials
  • Life cycle cost analysis/modeling of compaction in the laboratory and in the field
  • Perpetual pavements
  • Pavement management systems
  • Sustainable asphalt technologies
  • Nondestructive testing of asphalt pavement
  • Pavement condition survey/pavement smoothness/quality control/quality assurance
  • Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphaltic materials
  • Long-term pavement performance prediction
  • Mineral aggregate in asphalt concrete/mix design methodology/novel methods to aid mix design
  • Warm mix asphalt technologies
  • Innovative pavement analysis and design
  • Pavement response analysis under static and moving wheel loads
  • Recycling
  • Modeling of asphaltic materials and pavements
  • Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphalt materials
  • Asphalt pavement and environment
  • Performance-related specifications

Asphalt Pavements will be of interest to academics and professional involved in asphalt engineering.

Dr. Youngsoo Richard Kim

Dr. Dr. Youngsoo Richard Kim is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Professor Kim’s specialty areas include: characterization and performance modeling of asphaltic materials and asphalt pavement systems; condition assessment of asphalt pavements; pavement evaluation by accelerated pavement testing; and pavement preservation. Professor Kim is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of several other professional organizations, including the Transportation Research Board, the Association of Asphalt Paving Technology, the American Society of Testing and Materials, the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association, and the International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP). He is the founder and first president of the Asian-American Pavement Engineers Association. He is also a board member of ISAP and the Chair of the 2014 ISAP Conference on Asphalt Pavements.

Dr. Kim was named the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor in 2012 for his excellence in teaching and mentoring. He has published over 200 papers in journals and proceedings and edited the book Modeling of Asphalt Concrete. He is also a member of the Federal Highway Administration Asphalt Mixture and Construction Expert Task Group and Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group. Among numerous awards, he is the recipient of The Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award in 1998 and a recipient of the Walter J. Emmons Best Paper Award by the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists in 1997, 2006, and 2009.

Jan 09 2015

New Book by NC State Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science Professor

Fundamentals of Fiber Science by Xiangwu Zhang.

Fundamentals of Fiber Science
Fundamentals of Fiber Science

  • Connects fiber chemistry and structure to properties that can be designed and engineered
  • Micro- and nanoscale, synthetic and natural polymer and non-polymer fibers explained with applications to industrial, electronic, biomedical and energy Information pertinent for fiber, textile, composite, polymer and materials specialists

Fundamentals of Fiber Science provides the basic chemical and mathematical theory needed to understand and modify the connections among the structure, formation and properties of many different types of manmade and natural fibers. At a fundamental level it explains how polymeric and non-polymeric fibers are organized, how such fibers are formed, both synthetically and biologically, and how primary and secondary properties, from basic flow to thermal and electrical qualities, are derived from molecular and submolecular organization, thus establishing the quantitative and predictive relationships needed for fiber engineering. Fundamentals of Fiber Science goes on to show how fiber chemistry and modes of processing for dozens of materials such as silks, ceramics, glass and carbon can be used to control functional optical, conductive, thermal and other properties. Its discussion ranges over microscale and nanoscale fibers (nanofibers), covering methods such as spinning and electrospinning, as well as biological fiber generation through self-assembly. Technologies in this text apply to the analysis and design of fibers for industrial, electronic, optical, medical and energy storage applications.

Xiangwu Zhang

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Professor in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, joined the faculty in 2006. He earned a B.S. in Polymer Materials and Engineering in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2001, both from Zhejiang University, China, and currently serves as the Associate Department Head and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science.

Dr. Zhang’s research interests focus on nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber, and textile materials with an emphasis on practical applications:

  1. energy storage and conversion,
  2. chemical and biological protection,
  3. composites, and
  4. nanofinishing.

His research encompasses both fundamental materials studies such as synthesis and physical characterization, as well as system design and fabrication.

Dec 02 2014

New Book By NCSU Computer Science Professor Dr. Harry G. Perros Available @ NC State Libraries

Networking Services: QoS, Signaling, Processes by Harry Perros

Networking Services: QoS, Signaling, Processes

This book has been structured around the Next Generation Network (NGN) framework, which separates the transport network, services, and signaling protocols into the service stratum and the transport stratum. The service stratum is the control plane for the establishment of networking sessions, and the transport stratum is the data plane over which the data of a networking service is transported. Within this context, the author explains in detail the signaling protocols used in the service stratum for setting up networking services, and the Quality of Service (QoS) architectures used in the transport network to guarantee QoS. Specifically, the author explains topics such as SIP, IMS, MPLS, DiffServ, LDP, RSVP-TE, congestion control, RACF, and VPNs; describes IMS-based architectures for popular networking services such as VoIP, presence, instant messaging, video conferencing, multimedia telephony, IPTV, and service and device continuity; describes queueing theory and simulation techniques used to dimension the capacity of a networking service. The material is illustrated with problems and projects. This is a textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students in computer science and computer engineering, and also a reference book for networking engineers.

Dr. Harry Perros

Dr. Harry Perros is an IEEE Fellow, a Professor of Computer Science, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, and the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science degree in Computer Networks at NC State University. He has published extensively in the area of performance modeling of computer and communication systems, and he has organized several national and international conferences. He has published three other books:
Queueing Networks with Blocking: Exact and Approximate Solutions,
An Introduction to ATM Networks (ONLINE to NCSU users), and
Connection-Oriented Networks (ONLINE to NCSU users).
In 1995 he founded the IFIP Working Group 6.3 on the Performance of Communication Systems, and he was the chairman from 1995 to 2002. Since 2004, he is the chairman of the IFIP Working Group 6.10 on Optical Networks. He is also a member of IFIP Working Groups 6.2 and 7.3, a member of the National Lambda Rail Network Research Council, and an IEEE Senior Member. He is also an associate Editor for the Performance Evaluation Journal, and the Telecommunications Systems Journal. His current research interests are in the areas of optical networks, grids, autonomic computing, and service engineering.

Jul 31 2014

New Book by NC State Engineering Professor Alexander G. Dean

Embedded Systems, An Introduction Using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller by Alexander G. Dean & James M. Conrad.

Embedded Systems, An Introduction Using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller

Billions of microcontrollers are sold each year to create embedded systems for a wide range of products. An embedded system is an application-specific computer system which is built into a larger system or device. Using a computer system offers many benefits such as sophisticated control, precise timing, low unit cost, low development cost, high flexibility, small size, and low weight. These basic characteristics can be used to improve the overall system or device in various ways:

    • Improved performance
    • More functions and features
    • Reduced cost
    • Increased dependability

Embedded Systems, An Introduction Using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller uses the Renesas RX62N family of processors to demonstrate concepts with hands-on examples complete with source code targeting the YRDKRX62N evaluation board. The 32-bit RX processor core provides remarkable instruction throughput, with high clock rates and hardware support for floating-point and digital-signal processing instructions. The core is also quite agile, responding to fast interrupts in 5 clock cycles. These processors offer a wide range of sophisticated peripherals to simplify interfacing with and controlling external devices.

Alexander G. Dean

Dr. Alexander G. Dean received his BS EE from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and then went to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for graduate studies with Dr. John Shen. He completed his MS ECE in 1993 after studying computer architecture and researching software-implemented control-flow error detection. After his MS he went to work at United Technologies Research Center, an industrial R&D lab in Connecticut, where he analyzed, simulated and designed communication networks and system architectures for jet engines, elevators, cars and building climate control systems. He also designed, programmed and built prototypes for several automotive applications. Supported by grants from UTRC, he resumed his PhD studies at CMU in 1997, introducing software thread integration for embedded systems. He applied this research at UTRC during periodic visits. In 2000 he received his PhD in ECE, and then joined the ECE faculty of NCSU. He has been an associate professor since 2006.

Dr. Dean has co-authored with James M. Conrad Embedded Systems: An Introduction using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2011) and a second edition of Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2013). His newest book is Embedded Systems Design, Analysis and Optimization using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2013).

Jun 30 2014

New Book by NC State Engineering Professor Alexander G. Dean

Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller by Alexander G. Dean & James M. Conrad.

Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller

Embedded microcontrollers enable products with sophisticated control, precise timing, low unit cost, low development cost, and high design flexibility. Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller shows how to design and optimize embedded systems using the energy-efficient RL78 family of microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics Inc. The book is suitable for practicing engineers and both undergraduate and graduate classes on embedded systems.

The first section of the book provides an introduction to developing embedded systems efficiently.

    - Basic microcontroller concepts
    - Processor core, instruction set architecture and interrupt system
    - Peripherals for digital and analog interfacing, serial communications, timing control, system robustness and acceleration, clock system control and low-power standby modes
    - Software development concepts including software engineering, development tool-chain, and compiler concepts

The second section dives into optimizing embedded systems for three different goals.

    - Program speed depends on designing an efficient program and then helping the compiler generate fast object code. Execution time profiling finds the slow parts of the program quickly and guides speed optimization efforts. Examining object code helps determine if the compiler is working well enough.
    - Program responsiveness to events depends on the task scheduling approach and the use of preemption and prioritization. Real-time system analysis enables the calculation of response times and schedulability.
    - System energy efficiency depends on balancing a system’s static and dynamic power consumption. A good design will trade off supply voltage, operating frequency, standby and shutdown modes to meet energy or power goals.

Alexander G. Dean

Dr. Alexander G. Dean received his BS EE from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and then went to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for graduate studies with Dr. John Shen. He completed his MS ECE in 1993 after studying computer architecture and researching software-implemented control-flow error detection. After his MS he went to work at United Technologies Research Center, an industrial R&D lab in Connecticut, where he analyzed, simulated and designed communication networks and system architectures for jet engines, elevators, cars and building climate control systems. He also designed, programmed and built prototypes for several automotive applications. Supported by grants from UTRC, he resumed his PhD studies at CMU in 1997, introducing software thread integration for embedded systems. He applied this research at UTRC during periodic visits. In 2000 he received his PhD in ECE, and then joined the ECE faculty of NCSU. He has been an associate professor since 2006.

Dr. Dean has co-authored with James M. Conrad Embedded Systems: An Introduction using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2011) and a second edition of Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2013). His newest book is Embedded Systems Design, Analysis and Optimization using the Renesas RL78 Microcontroller (Micrium Press, September 2013).

Jan 21 2014

1 Recent Article from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Researcher at NC State

Recent Article from NCSU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Researcher, January 1 – January 15 2014.

Journal of Power Sources

For more publications by NC State authors, visit the NCSU Libraries Digital Repository.

Nov 12 2013

1 New US Patent Assigned to NC State University Chemistry Department Researcher in October 2013

The following patent was assigned to NC State University Chemistry Department researcher in October 2013.

US Patent Office Seal

Chemistry

United States Patent 8,546,088
DATE October 1, 2013
Porphyrinic compounds for use in flow cytometry
Inventors: Jonathan S. Lindsey.