Friday, March 24, 2017

FREE WEBINAR ON UNDER GRADUATE Study in Beautiful Izmir, Turkey!

Yaşar University is a state of the art private university located in Izmir, Turkey. The University offers over 50 degree programmes 100% in English. The University carries the ECTS label, Diploma Supplement label, Erasmus charter and is fully accredited, and a member of the European Universities Association! https://goo.gl/Swtiwy

İzmir is a major centre for technology and business in the region of the Mediterranean, Caucasus, Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East. 

Experience the vibrancy of East meeting the West as Europe meets Asia. Contemporary meets traditional, and all intertwined with the city's 8,500 years of history. It is located next to the coast and 30 mins away from all the most beautiful beaches in the world. The rich culture and modern ethnic roots will give you a different vision and experience! 
Yasar University offers udergraduate course in Business, Engineering, IT & Computer Science, Health & Life Sciences, Law, Media & Communications, Economics

Register here: https://goo.gl/Swtiwy!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

FREE WEBINAR REGISTRATION for MASTERS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN QATAR

Title: Connect to your Chemical Engineering Future today!

Is chemical engineering your passion, your career and your future? Or you are specialising in another engineering area and you are ready to take the next step? 

Texas A&M University in Qatar presents a uniquely designed webinar about its two Master´s programs in Chemical Engineering and you are invited! https://goo.gl/bSBPkc

Join the online session on March 16 to find out everything you need about the programs´s structure, the scholarship opportunities and the available assistantships from Dr. Ahmed Abdel - Wahab, the chairman of the Graduate Committee and its team.

So, on one hand, the US higher education system: Cutting edge technology, groundbreaking research, pragmatic teaching methods and a unique campus life experience. On the other hand Qatar: The lowest unemployment rates, the wealthiest local residents, the biggest large-scale infrastructure projects and the 2020 FIFA World Cup. 

Do you want to become part of this highly respected combination? Then save your place for the webinar today!: https://goo.gl/bSBPkc!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Biobased Re-Revolution of Plastics/Chemicals; New York, May 23-25

Why Revolution: It’s Raw-Materials; WASTE(s) that are Bio-Based/Sustainable or Climate Harming GASES; not PetroBased
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2-Compelling Reasons Why You Must Attend
1. Traditional & New Polymers: Biobased building blocks are enabling the manufacture of traditional polymers (Polyolefins/Polyesters/Nylons) as well as newer polymers such as PEF (vs PET for packaging) and Nylon 410 to name a few.
2. Environment Re-Engineering: Bill Gates funds $14M for Plantro-Chemicals and heads-up a $1 Billion fund to fight climate change.
 a. LAND Pollution: Building blocks for polymers are being made via forest and municipal WASTES as opposed to petro-based chemicals
b. CLIMATE Pollution: In further support to worldwide Paris-2015 agreement on climate control, Bill Gates will be heading a $1 Billion fund to fight climate change. Use of biobased-renewable raw materials to make polymers, especially the greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4), is a step towards that goal.
c. WATER Pollution: About 50Blbs / year of plastic leaks into ocean with potentially adverse effects on humans via seafood. Commercialization of PHA can address that issue as it biodegrades in river and ocean waters
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Registration & Details via the link, http://innoplastsolutions.com/bio.html

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hair's Strength Inspires New Polymer for Body Armor

Researchers have studied why human hair is so strong to inform the design of new synthetic materials, including polymers for body armor.
Observations researchers have made about why human hair is so strong and resistant to breaking could form the basis for the development of new synthetic materials , including polymers that could be well-suited for body armor.
Human hair has a strength-to-weight ratio comparable to steel and can be stretched up to one and a half times its original length before breaking. Understanding why this is so was the aim of a cross-disciplinary team of mechanical engineers and nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego.
Researchers observed at the nanoscale level how a strand of human hair behaves when it is deformed, or stretched. What they found was that hair behaves differently depending on how fast or slow it is stretched; the faster hair is stretched, the stronger it is, they said.
Marc Meyers, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, said one of the interests the team had in studying the strength of human hair dates back to Roman times, when horse and human hair was used to propel powerful war machines called the ballistae, he said. Ballistae were ancient missile weapons that could hurl projectiles at a distant target.
“We discovered that the keratin in hair, because of an alpha-to-beta transformation occurring on stretching, can store a large amount of energy,” he told Design News in an interview. “We therefore confirm the soundness of the use of hair for the ballistae.”

The reason hair can be stretched so far and even gain strength lies in how its structure changes, according to the researchers. Hair consists of two main parts--the cortex, which is made up of parallel fibrils, and the matrix, which has an amorphous structure. The matrix is sensitive to the speed at which hair is deformed, while the cortex is not.

The combination of these two components gives hair the ability to withstand high stress and strain, Meyers said, a phenomenon that researchers observed at the nanoscale.
At this level, it could be observed how the cortex fibrils in hair are each comprised of thousands of coiled spiral-shaped chains of molecules called alpha helix chains. As hair is deformed, the alpha helix chains uncoil and become pleated sheet structures called beta sheets. It’s this structural change that allows hair to handle a large amount deformation without breaking, according to researchers.
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“Nature creates a variety of interesting materials and architectures in very ingenious ways,” Meyers said of the findings. “We’re interested in understanding the correlation between the structure and the properties of biological materials to develop synthetic materials and designs--based on nature--that have better performance than existing ones.”
Another interesting observation researchers made is that the structural transformation hair undergoes when stretched is partially reversible, they said. When hair is stretched under a small amount of strain, it can recover its original shape, but if stretched


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Connect to your Chemical Engineering Future today!


Is chemical engineering your passion, your career and your future? Or you are specialising in another engineering area and you are ready to take the next step? 
Texas A&M University in Qatar presents a uniquely designed webinar about its two Master´s programs in Chemical Engineering and you are invited! https://goo.gl/bSBPkc
Join the online session on March 16 to find out everything you need about the programs´s structure, the scholarship opportunities and the available assistantships from Dr. Ahmed Abdel - Wahab, the chairman of the Graduate Committee and its team.
So, on one hand, the US higher education system: Cutting edge technology, groundbreaking research, pragmatic teaching methods and a unique campus life experience. On the other hand Qatar: The lowest unemployment rates, the wealthiest local residents, the biggest large-scale infrastructure projects and the 2020 FIFA World Cup. 
Do you want to become part of this highly respected combination? Then save your place for the webinar today!: https://goo.gl/bSBPkc!