Andres Torres

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Integrating Directed Self Assembly (DSA) and Multiple Patterning (MP) is an attractive option for printing contact and via layers for sub-7nm process nodes. In the DSA-MP hybrid process, an optimized decomposition algorithm is required to perform the MP mask assignment while considering the DSA advantages and limitations. In this paper, we present an(More)
BACKGROUND Complex biological processes such as acute inflammation induced by trauma/hemorrhagic shock/ (T/HS) are dynamic and multi-dimensional. We utilized multiplexing cytokine analysis coupled with data-driven modeling to gain a systems perspective into T/HS. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Mice were subjected to surgical cannulation trauma (ST) ±(More)
At the core of cellulosic ethanol research are innovations leading to reductions in the chemical and energetic stringency of thermochemical pretreatments and enzymatic saccharification. In this study, key compositional features of maize cell walls influencing the enzymatic conversion of biomass into fermentable sugars were identified. Stem samples from(More)
With the advent of biorefinery technologies enabling plant biomass to be processed into biofuel, many researchers set out to study and improve candidate biomass crops. Many of these candidates are C4 grasses, characterized by a high productivity and resource use efficiency. In this review the potential of five C4 grasses as lignocellulosic feedstock for(More)
SSTA has received a considerable amount of attention in recent years. However, it is a general rule that any approach can only be as accurate as the underlying models. Thus, variation models are an important research topic, in addition to the development of statistical timing tools. These models attempt to predict fluctuations in parameters like doping(More)
The production of bioenergy from grasses has been developing quickly during the last decade, with Miscanthus being among the most important choices for production of bioethanol. However, one of the key barriers to producing bioethanol is the lack of information about cell wall structure. Cell walls are thought to display compositional differences that lead(More)
Genetic studies are ideal platforms for assessing the extent of genetic diversity, inferring the genetic architecture, and evaluating complex trait interrelations for cell wall compositional and bioconversion traits relevant to bioenergy applications. Through the characterization of a forage maize doubled haploid (DH) population, we indicate the substantial(More)
Modern CMOS technologies employ process-induced stress to improve carrier mobility and increase drive current. This stress has been shown to be strongly layout dependent; however there is a lack of physical models relating potential performance variation to critical layout parameters. This paper presents compact <i>closed-form</i> models that capture the(More)
One of the UN sustainable development goals is to achieve universal access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030. It is locations like Kathmandu, Nepal, a densely populated city in South Asia with endemic typhoid fever, where this goal is most pertinent. Aiming to understand the public health implications of water quality in Kathmandu we subjected(More)