The effect of unsteady thermocapillary convection on the mass transfer rate of a
solute between two immiscible liquids within a rectangular microscale channel with
differentially heated sidewalls was numerically investigated. A computational fluid
dynamic code in Fortran77 was developed using the finite volume method with Marker
and Cell (MAC) technique...
The mechanisms governing short- and long-term belowground carbon
dynamics need to be understood. As part of a larger project developed to assess the
effect of quantity and quality of litter inputs on the rate of soil organic matter (SOM)
formation, I examined SOM in the H. J. Andrews Detritus Input...
Reinforcement learning (RL) is the study of systems that learn from interaction with their environment. The current framework of Reinforcement Learning is based on receiving scalar rewards, which the agent aims to maximize. But in many real world situations, tradeoffs must be made among multiple objectives. This necessitates the use...