• Experimental and numerical investigation of biomass mechanical pre-processing 

    Liu, Bo (Engineer) ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    In this study, mechanical properties of switchgrass and miscanthus were determined by tensile, compressive and shear tests in longitudinal (along the fiber) and transversal (cross the fiber) directions with special designed ...
  • Microrna detection by surface plasmon resonance 

    Tan, Jinwang (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the world out of over 100 different known human cancers. Therefore there is a need for better diagnostics to improve patient outcomes. MicroRNAs are small non-coding ...
  • Photoacoustic Evaluation of Surfaces via Pulsed Evanescent Field Interaction 

    Goldschmidt, Benjamin S. ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    In recent years, major research funding and commercial development has been going toward the production and characterization of increasingly useful nanomaterials. These materials such as quantum dots, nanoparticles, and ...
  • Polyurethane foams containing renewable castor oil replacement 

    Xing, Rui (Biological engineer) (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Polyurethane foams have a wide variety of commercial applications in daily life due to their unique advantages. Traditionally, polyurethane foams are made from petroleum-based polyols and isocyanates. Due to the shortage ...