Yassin A. Hassan

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A recent report describing dramatic anomalous enhancement in mass transport properties of nanofluids (>1000% increase in tracer dye diffusivity) has excited intense interest, but the findings have yet to be conclusively confirmed or explained. Here we investigate these phenomena using a microfluidic approach to directly probe tracer diffusion so that(More)
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) relies on Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) as one of the main pillars of its risk-informed regulatory and oversight functions. In 2011, the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) initiated a risk-informed project to resolve Generic Safety Issue 191 (GSI-191), which is related to the(More)
There is a need for innovative educational experiences that unify and reinforce fundamental principles at the interface between the physical, chemical, and life sciences. These experiences empower and excite students by helping them recognize how interdisciplinary knowledge can be applied to develop new products and technologies that benefit society.(More)
This article describes advances made in using particle image velocimetry (PIV) techniques in the study of multiphase bubbly flow. One of the fundamental issues in bubbly flow is the prediction of the velocity field. A methodology that allows for velocity field measurements of both components of a two-phase bubbly flow is presented. The bubble shape is also(More)
A large radiological accident will result in the contamination of surrounding people, animal, vegetation etc. In such a situation assessing of the level of contamination becomes necessary to plan for the decontamination. There are plans existing for evaluating contamination on people. However, there are limited to no plans to evaluate animals. It is the(More)
The ability of chaotic advection under microscale confinement to direct chemical processes along accelerated kinetic pathways has been recognized for some time. However, practical applications have been slow to emerge because optimal results are often counterintuitively achieved in flows that appear to possess undesirably high disorder. Here we present a 3D(More)
Many molecular biology assays depend in some way on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify an initially dilute target DNA sample to a detectable concentration level. But the design of conventional PCR thermocycling hardware, predominantly based on massive metal heating blocks whose temperature is regulated by thermoelectric heaters, severely limits(More)
For the first time sequential injection analysis (SIA) technique has been employed for titrimetry. A new SI titrimetric spectrophotometric method for the assay of vitamin C in drug formulations was explored. The method is based on the oxidation reaction of vitamin C with cerium(IV) in sulfuric acid media using a spectrophotometer as a detector with the(More)