Hossein Tavana

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Advancing contact angles of different liquids measured on the same solid surface fall very close to a smooth curve when plotted as a function of liquid surface tension, i.e., gamma(lv)costheta versus gamma(lv). Changing the solid surface, and hence gamma(sv), shifts the curve in a regular manner. These patterns suggest that gamma(lv)costheta depends only on(More)
Multicellular organisms must have means of preserving their genomic integrity or face catastrophic consequences such as uncontrolled cell proliferation or massive cell death. One response is a modification of nuclear proteins by the addition and removal of polymers of ADP-ribose that modulate the properties of DNA-binding proteins involved in DNA repair and(More)
Well-measured contact angles with different solid-liquid systems fall approximately on smooth patterns when plotted versus liquid surface tension. However, there are deviations of 1 degrees -3 degrees , which are outside the error limits. It is the purpose of this paper to elucidate the reasons for such deviations. Two types of liquids were selected for(More)
The application of a transfer function model (TFM) in a real-time dynamic traffic assignment system is investigated. The motivation is to improve the speed estimation method to enable better system consistency with reality in real-time operation. The study is conducted by adopting a TFM derived from actual detector data in San Antonio, Texas. This model is(More)
Microscale biopatterning enables regulation of cell-material interactions and cell shape, and enables multiplexed high-throughput studies in a cell- and reagent-efficient manner. The majority of available techniques rely on physical contact of a stamp, pin, or mask with mainly a dry surface. Inkjet and piezoelectric printing is carried out in a non-contact(More)
This paper presents a new 3D culture microtechnology for high throughput production of tumor spheroids and validates its utility for screening anti-cancer drugs. We use two immiscible polymeric aqueous solutions and microprint a submicroliter drop of the "patterning" phase containing cells into a bath of the "immersion" phase. Selecting proper formulations(More)
The ability to generate heterocellular niches through direct spatial patterning of one type of cells onto a living layer of another cell type would benefit a wide range of cell biological studies including stem cell research. Most cell patterning approaches, however, rely on patterned material adhesiveness to indirectly guide cell patterning, and cannot(More)
A critical need for enhancing usability and capabilities of microfluidic technologies is the development of standardized, scalable, and versatile control systems1,2. Electronically controlled valves and pumps typically used for dynamic flow regulation, although useful, can limit convenience, scalability, and robustness3-5. This shortcoming has motivated(More)
Tumor spheroids are three-dimensional clusters of cancer cells that exhibit characteristics of poorly perfused tumors and hence present a relevant model for testing the efficacy of anti-cancer compounds. The use of spheroids for drug screening is hindered by technological complexities for high throughput generation of consistent size spheroids individually(More)
Airways of the peripheral lung are prone to closure at low lung volumes. Deficiency or dysfunction of pulmonary surfactant during various lung diseases compounds this event by destabilizing the liquid lining of small airways and giving rise to occluding liquid plugs in airways. Propagation of liquid plugs in airways during inflation of the lung exerts large(More)