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A Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell as a Biochemical Oxygen Demand Sensor

Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) have recently emerged as a central technology in an attempt to produce electricity. In a BES, bacteria interact with electrodes using electrons, which are either removed or supplied through an electrical circuit. The most recognized type of BES is microbial fuel cells (MFCs), in which useful power is generated from electron donors as, for example, present in wastewater.

Microstructure- Material Basis for Mechanical Properties

The research goal of this project is to examine the impact of microstructure –material on the stochastic fracture process.    The microstructure phases and grain size distributions provide a spatial basis for understanding mechanics material damage modeling.  The project will work with characterizing microstructures and determine a class of distributions using metallographic examination and crystallographic data.   The project will involve sample preparation, measurements and examination of stochastic processes in microstructure.

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