Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 19 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Prof. Hari Srikanth of University of South Florida

Location:
9700 S. Cass Ave,
Lemont, Illinois
United States 60439.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

Magnetic nanoparticles have been building blocks in applications ranging from high density recording to spintronics and nanomedicine [1]. Magnetic anisotropies in nanoparticles arising from surfaces, shapes, and interfaces in hybrid structures are important in determining the functional response in various applications. In this talk I will first introduce the basic aspects of anisotropy and discuss resonant radio-frequency (RF) transverse susceptibility, which we have used extensively, as a powerful method to probe the effective anisotropy in magnetic materials. The tuning of anisotropy has a direct impact on the performance of functional magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical applications such as contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic hyperthermia for cancer therapy. I will focus on the role of tuning surface and interfacial anisotropy with a goal to enhance specific absorption rate or heating efficiency. Strategies going beyond simple spherical structures to include exchange coupled core-shell nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, can be exploited to increase heating efficiency in magnetic hyperthermia [2], [3]. In addition to biomedical applications, composites of anisotropic nanoparticles dispersed in polymers pave the way to a range of electrically and magnetically tunable materials for RF and microwave device applications [4]. This lecture will combine insights into fundamental physics of magnetic nanostructures along with recent research advances in their application to nanomedicine and electromagnetic devices.

[1] E. A. Périgo, G. Hemery, O. Sandre, D. Ortega, E. Garaio, F. Plazaola, and F. J. Teran, “Fundamentals and advances in magnetic hyperthermia,” Appl. Phys. Rev., vol. 2, 041302, 2015.
[2] Z. Nemati, J. Alonso, H. Khurshid, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth, “Core/shell iron/iron oxide nanoparticles: Are they promising for magnetic hyperthermia?” RSC Advances, vol. 6, 38697, 2016.
[3] H. Khurshid, M.-H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and H. Srikanth, “Tuning exchange bias in Fe/g-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles: Impacts of interface and surface spins,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 104, 072407, 2014.
[4] K. Stojak, S. Pal, H. Srikanth, C. Morales, J. Dewdney, T. Weller, and J. Wang, “Polymer nanocomposites exhibiting magnetically tunable microwave properties,” Nanotechnology, vol. 22, 135602, 2011.

Biography:

Prof. Hari Srikanth

Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF). He received the Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from the Indian Institute of Science. After postdoctoral research for several years, he joined USF in 2000, where he established the Functional Materials Laboratory. His research spans a wide range of topics including magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic refrigerant materials, spin calorics, and complex oxides. He has published about 250 journal articles and given numerous invited talks. Dr. Srikanth is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics. He has been closely involved with the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and INTERMAG conferences for more than 15 years, serving as editor, publications chair, and as a member of program committees.

CryptoCurrencies and the economy at large 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 18 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Nilesh Dudhaia of University College of Dublin.

Location:

    • 118 Library Drive
      Oakland University
      Rochester, Michigan
      United States 48309-4479

Cost: Free
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Summary:

We hear a lot of buzz about bitcoin and its impacts on markets across the globe. Today, in 2019, the question of whether or not digital money can actually become a useful and secure part of the world economy is being seriously debated. This talk is to discuss the various aspects of this “new-comer” at different levels.

Biography:

Nilesh D

Nilesh is an experienced Mechanical engineer specializing in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) techniques and methods. He has significant experience in engineering technical support roles, having spent more than 10+ years with Fortune 500 clients for complete CAE project life cycle, i.e. from project execution to project management. He had considerable expertise in multiple domains including Automotive, Construction and Agriculture machines, Industrial Products. These days he enjoys creating Automation, Scripting and Development for CAE software. He is also pursuing a masters in Engineering management at Oakland University.

I.T. Networking Social 🗓 🗺

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Casual Networking Social for Information Technology Professionals in the Ann Arbor area.

No agenda. No speakers. No cover charge. Ever. Just networking with IT professionals. Plain and simple.

IT in The D was started by IT professionals for IT professionals. We didn’t like any other group out there, so we started our own! At our events, you might meet tech recruiters, developers, salespeople, network admins, web designers, or senior-level management.

Come on out, bring some business cards (or don’t—it’s OK) and meet some like-minded people in the Ann Arbor area. You could meet a life-long friend, a new business partner, or no one at all… it’s what you make of them that makes these events great.

We are networking Detroit and Ann Arbor one beer at a time.

Terraform and the Journey to Self-Service presented by Ryan Boyce 🗓 🗺

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Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come earlier and network before the talk which starts at 6:30 p.m. We ask that if you do plan on attending, please register, so we have an accurate headcount. Food, soft drinks, and craft brews will be provided; we hope to see you there!
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Speaker bio:
Ryan has gone from developing compilers at MSU to running Linux systems at large enterprise, to provisioning cloud infrastructure to Bankrate; now he works on developing platforms for Bankrate and the greater Red Ventures organization. He’s passionate about creating automation in Python and Go, and has spent the last year and a half working to create a self-service platform for developers at Bankrate.com (Red Ventures). The platform was built to enable developers to provision their own infrastructure as code as part of their standard CI/CD pipeline, manage its changes, and understand optimization and maintainability.

Creating Graphical Profiles of Individuals from Diverse Sources w/AWS Rekogntion 🗓 🗺

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Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come earlier and network before the talk which starts at 6:30 p.m. We ask that if you do plan on attending, please register, so we have an accurate headcount. Food, soft drinks, and craft brews will be provided; we hope to see you there!
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Sam Phillips is the founder of eyeball, an app that uses facial recognition to find photos of a user from other people’s photo libraries (eyeball.gg). He is also finalizing transferring into the University of Michigan-Flint as a computer science major. The discussion will revolve around two main topics. One, how AWS Rekogntion can become a vital tool in collating albums of photos that feature a single individual. Second, the talk will discuss, at a broad level, how network effects can be leveraged in tandem with AWS AppSync analytics in order to reach new potential users.

KB6NU One-Day Tech Class 🗓 🗺

The next KB6NU One-Day Tech Class will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, in the EECS Buidling, 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI (room tbd).  The class will start at 9:00 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given.

There is a $25 charge to take the class, but high school and college students can attend for free. Please register in advance. There are three ways to register:

In addition, there is a $15 fee to take the test. This fee is payable directly to the Volunteer Examiners on the day of the class.

When your registration is received, you will be put you on another e-mail list and sent more details a week or two before the class.

Free study guide

The study guide for this class is the No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide. You can download the PDF version for free from https://kb6nu.com/study-guides/. Before the class, read through the study guide a few times, then take some online practice tests. If you don’t study before the class, I can guarantee that you’ll have a hard time passing the test.

Need more info?

For more information, contact Dan Romanchik, KB6NU: 734-930-6564, cwgeek@kb6nu.com

Optimizing power system operations – Methods to manage the impact of renewable energy on electric grids 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 09 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Roald of University of Wisconsin.

Location:

1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53706

Cost: Free
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Summary:

How can transmission system operators ensure secure and reliable operation of the electric grid when renewable energy generation is uncertain? How can rooftop solar PV be a resource rather than a problem when managing voltage unbalance in distribution grids? To answer these and other questions related to renewable energy integration, new tools for power systems operations are required. This presentation will discuss our research aimed at developing such new tools. In particular, we will discuss how data-driven, optimization-based methods can help manage renewable energy variability and harness the flexibility available in the grid.

Biography:

Line A. Roald is an Assistant Professor and Grainger Institute for Engineering Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining UW Madison, she obtained her PhD at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Her research interests include optimization, probabilistic methods and data analytics for electric power systems.

LENR Replication 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 04 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Bob Greenyer

Location:

56 Cory Street
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53704

Cost: Free
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Summary:

LENR — Low Energy Nuclear Reactions — may provide the world with limitless, inexpensive, carbon-free energy.  Once called “Cold Fusion” and debunked as “Junk Science”, LENR has recently become a hot topic.  Recently, Google invested $10Million in an MIT Lab attempting duplication.  The Department of Defense and US Government has patented several devices, one of which is being commercialized by Global Energy Corporation, a spin-off of DoD Researchers.  NASA has orsders a compact Fission/Fusion reactor based on LENR technology. LENR has now progressed from fiction to fact as a number of scientists and engineers around the world work on the technology.

A number of organizations around the world are attempting to duplicate LENR reactions.  Bob Greenyer, a volunteer with the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, has studied many of the approaches and will be available to talk about the details of replication.  Bob has either been a direct part of replication efforts, or has visited replicators around the world. Come and join a discussion with Bob on replication efforts. His in-depth knowledge of the technology can help replication efforts get a fast start. Here are some of the efforts he has been involved with:

Dog-Bone:  A MFMP replicaton effort to duplicate Andrea Rossi’s LENR Reactor.
LION: An independent replication of a nickel-diamond deuterium fueled reactor.
LION-2: A duplicate of the LION Reactor.
Parkhomov: A Russian Research Lab’s replication of Andrea Rossi’s reactor.
Suhas Relkar: A High Power Ultrasonic/Electrical Discharge LENR fueled reactor.
OHMASA Gas: A Japanese Researcher’s LENR Charge-Cluster generator exhibiting LENR reaction signatures.
Mizuno: A Nickel-Deuterium Reactor with detailed plans available.

Biography:

Bob Greenyer

Bob studied manufacturing engineering at Brunel University, West London, during which time he also worked at the Electrical Engineering Department of Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline Plc) at their largest UK factory which produced Augmentin and conducted primary research including that focussed on anti-bacteria and anti-viral solutions.

During his time there, he updated all of the Electrical Engineering standards documentation, developed a portable system to monitor the over 100 electrical meters on site, helped specify a factory wide modern alarm system and developed a database to track maintenance on the sites 4000 industrial electric motors.

On leaving university he launched his then new media studio and developed cutting edge websites, animations and interactive solutions for a range of industries and FTSE 100 companies. Later he worked at the highest levels of one of the worlds largest international banks, developing all of their major client and investor facing media, analysing complex data sets and presenting the resulting conclusions in words, graphs and moving images.

This skillset and operation was moved to India where it was intended that the operation would be scaled, however, a combination of the financial crisis and proceduralisation of what once was stimulating problem solving led him to explore one of his other greatest passions, the science of energy.

In 2012, he took himself to South Korea to ICCF-17 the semi-annual conference of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, where he and 4 other like-minded individuals set up the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project to try and see if a new approach to science could stimulate more engagement in a maligned and poorly understood frontier of energy research.

Since then, he has had the opportunity to converse and work with some of the leaders in this field across the world and be a part of designing, conducting and analysing a range of experiments both in house and conducted by third parties.

IEEE – A Secret Society? 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 19 2019.
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:50 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Don Herres

Location:

313 Monroe Avenue (Parking and Public Safety Pavilion)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
United States 18510

Cost: Free
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Summary:

For most of the world, especially in business, we engage in strange activities that defy explanation in a presentation. As a mechanical engineer friend of mine once put it, she does not delve into the black arts.
In business meetings, EMI is something that we should resolve, preferably without impacting project cost or schedule. ROI (return on investment) is the dominant acronym.
This presentation will focus on three topics:

An overview of IEEE globally, who we are and what we do. We are multibillion dollar corporation among other things.
Electrical, electronics and software engineering and how we are seen in the business environment.
How can IEEE add value for new graduates to enhance their careers? The best way to do so is ask the younger members who attend.

Biography:

Don is currently IEEE Region 2 East Area Chair and a past chair of the Lehigh Valley Section.  He is an IEEE Senior Life Member.

He is a consultant for electrical, electronic, and embedded software design for consumer products, sharing knowledge and mentoring based on more than 35 years of successful product introductions. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania and earned his BSEE from SUNY Buffalo and MSEE from Syracuse University.

Factory Tour: Motor/Generator Test, Repair and Inspection with Latest Insulation System 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 17 2019.
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: David W. Hinchliffe, P.E. of Integrated Power Services, Cleveland. Service Center

Location:

5325 W 130th St.
Cleveland, Ohio
United States 44130

Cost: Free
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Summary:

Integrated Power Services, IPS, Cleveland is one of many IPS North American Service Centers offering local, regional and national coverage, all backed by a single Quality Management System, Health Safety & Environmental program, Continuous Improvement culture and Customer Service that offers an Unmatched Customer Experience (UCE).

IPS serves all industrial applications including: nuclear & fossil power plants, hydro generators, turbine generators, steel mills, refineries, pipelines, chemical plants, cement plants, paper mills, mining and manufacturing facilities.

IPS Cleveland provides service for:

  • Industrial AC & DC electric motors, generators
  • Mechanical power transmission equipment such as gearboxes, pumps, fans, compressors, shafts

The facility’s capabilities include:

  • In-shop repair with dedicated winding clean room for foreign material exclusion (FME)
  • Field services
  • Distribution and storage of critical assets

Biography:

Mr. David Hinchliffe P.E. is the Senior Electrical Engineer for IPS Cleveland since 2014.  David oversees electrical failure investigations, repair and testing.  He is also the Electrical Insulation Engineer for the development and maintenance of the IPS proprietary insulation systems.

David graduated in 2002 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA with a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Ohio. From 2002 until 2004, David worked for STV Incorporated in Philadelphia as a Vehicle Specialist, performing qualification testing on electric locomotives prototype propulsion testing on new diesel-electric locomotives for NJ Transit in Tarbes, FR and Valencia, ES.

Between 2004 and 2014, David worked for Exelon Generation in progressively advancing roles at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating plant.  Starting as an Electrical Component Specialist and advancing to System Manager.  He oversaw maintenance and quality issues of electrical motors based on predictive maintenance technologies, vibration monitoring, thermography, lube oil analysis, motor design analysis, protective device assessment and motor load effects. He also held the position of Electric Motor Corporate Subject Matter Expert and the Large Power Transformer Subject Matter Expert