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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A paper accepted in EPJE

Albert's first, single-authored paper entitled, "Permeate Flux Inflection due to Concentration Polarization in Crossflow Membrane Filtration: A Novel Analytic Approach" is accepted in European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter.

"The European Physical Journal E (EPJ E) originates from the merging of Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique II, and Zeitschrift für Physik."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Double Spacing in LaTex

To doublespace a LaTeX document, you should include the line


after your \documentclass line.

Before your \begin{document} command,


will make the text of the whole document doublespaced.  Footnotes,
figures, and tables will still be singlespaced, however. For one-and-a-half
spacing, instead use the command


In order to make a part of the text of your document singlespaced, you can


at the beginning of the text you want singlespaced, and


at the end.

You can also set the spacing to be something other than doublespaced; for
example, if you wanted to have one-and-a-quarter spacing between lines,
use the line


before your \begin{document} command, and after the
\usepackage{setspace} line.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Positions Available

Two PhD candidates interested in computational modeling are sought to assist with research supported by an NSF CAREER project. Competitive stipends and tuition waivers will be provided. The primary responsibility of the students is to modify, develop, and perform statistical mechanical simulations of (bias) Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, and especially Stokesian dynamics to investigate transport, aggregation, deposition, and filtration of nano- and bio-colloids in aqueous systems. A strong background in one or more of the following is highly desirable: Environmental and/or Chemical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Bioinformatics, Computational Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and/or Distributed Parallel Computing. Students with general engineering or science backgrounds are also welcome to participate in this inter-disciplinary project. Interested applicants should send a resume along with a brief statement of research interests to Prof. Albert S. Kim at (Tel: 808-956-3718)

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Scholarship offered to Todd Kawamoto

Todd Kawamoto, an 2005 high school intern student in our group, was recently offered the AFCEA Jane Kramer scholarship for four years.


A first-year PhD student, Nam Vu, passed his Qualifying Exam in Nov. 1, 2007.

Steven, Nam, Yuewei, Albert, Rentaro.
(in the middle of 2007 High School Summer Intern Program)

Monte Carlo Simulation of Crossflow Filtration

Yuewei Liu’s Monte Carlo simulations appear as a featured article of the High Performance Computing at UH (
A supplementary video is as follows simulating distribution of particles in the crossflow (x-direction) membrane channel.


Awards Ceremony and Reception, Sep. 27, 2007

recognizing Albert's Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research, 2006.

Albert, Dean Crouch (walking to the right), and Chairperson Riggs.

Dean Crouch mentions about me ......

Clark, Albert, and Gurdal