Jun 14


Energy Engineering  (M. S.)

Parametric study of the composite spar lay-ups for the development of bend-twist coupled wind / Razo, Christopher Isaac L.  (LG 995 2016 E65 R39)

Parametric study of vertical axis wind turbine rotor configurations using CFD / Difuntorum, John Keithley I.  (LG 995 2017 E65 D54)

 Synthesis of Na-Pumice catalyst for heterogeneous transesterification of soybean oil : optimization, kinetics, and reusability studies/ Cuasay, Jodel L.  (LG 995 2016 E65 C83)


Geomatics Engineering  (M. S.)

Evaluation of multi-year ALOS/PALSAR mosaic data for mapping and monitoring of forest cover types in the Philippines / De Alban, Jose Don T.  (LG 995 2017 G685 D43)

Using remote sensing and GIS for a hydro-meteorology based drought vulnerability map for farmers in Pitpitan, Bulakan, Bulacan /Sempio, Julius Noah H.  (LG 995 2016 G685 S46)

Industrial Engineering  (M. S.)

Development of risk assessment tool for small scale gold mining in the Philippines / Bernaldez, Isachar P.  (LG 995 2017 E66 B47)

A task analysis of small-scale jewelry craft workers to investigate the effects of work system elements and sitting mobility on body/ Caparas, Hazel A.  (LG 995 2017 E66 C37)

Developing a social life cycle assessment tool for micro and small scale jewelry industry in the Philippines : in the case of Meycauayan City, Bulacan/ Gonzales, Dyan C.  (LG 995 2016 E66 G66)

Evaluation of the sustainability impacts of informal gold recovery from cellular phones/ Pesigan, Clarissa M.  (LG 995 2017 E66 P47)

Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) group decision making methodology for imprecise preferences/ Lee, Kathleen B.  (LG 995 2017 E66 L44)


Industrial Engineering  (B. S.)

A Six Sigma project on FRP wall lamps of EGB Industries / Acelajado, Carol Anne D.  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 A24)

A Six Sigma quality control study on Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation (CAPASCO / Gatpandan, Ana Carmela  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 G38)

Six Sigma project: Super Industrial Corporation / Alcantara, Raymund  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 A43)

Six Sigma study of rebars production in Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation / Aquino, Diana Sylvia Z.  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 A68)

A Six Sigma study on Metro Container Corporation / Dela Cruz, Carrel A .  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 D45)

Improvement of shipment lead time of AgChem products from Malaysia to General Santos Warehouse / Batungbakal, Pia Marie S.  (LG 993.5 2005 E66 B38)




May 19


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.189, no. 13 : April 10,2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.189, no. 14 : April 17,2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.189, no. 15 : April 24, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.189, no. 16-17 : May 1/May 8, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.189, no. 18 : May 15, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 231, no. 5 : May 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society

May 5
19 May 2017 (Friday) | 8:30AM – 1:00PM
Institute of Biology (IB) Auditorium, National Science Complex
College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman

You are invited to attend the half-day seminar conducted by Elsevier and CHED for UP faculty, students, and researchers. Treat this as a get-together with your peers while empowering yourself with uncommon knowledge to make information actionable.
Learn international best practices in publishing, the latest industry information, current updates on the world’s leading research platforms and what you should know to be empowered in your work.
Register for FREE! –> http://asia.elsevier.com/UP2017

Stand to win attractive goodie bags throughout the half-day event, and get a welcome pack if you register early!




May 4


Power electronics : devices, circuits, and applications, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For junior or senior undergraduate students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This text is also suitable for individuals interested in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering.

This text covers the basics of emerging areas in power electronics and a broad range of topics such as power switching devices, conversion methods, analysis and techniques, and applications. Its unique approach covers the characteristics of semiconductor devices first, then discusses the applications of these devices for power conversions. Four main applications are included: flexible ac transmissions (FACTs), static switches, power supplies, dc drives, and ac drives..

Concepts of programming languages, 11th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Concepts of Computer Programming Languages introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer programming languages and provides them with the tools necessary to evaluate contemporary and future languages. An in-depth discussion of programming language structures, such as syntax and lexical and syntactic analysis, also prepares readers to study compiler design.

The Eleventh Edition maintains an up-to-date discussion on the topic with the removal of outdated languages such as Ada and Fortran. The addition of relevant new topics and examples such as reflection and exception handling in Python and Ruby add to the currency of the text. Through a critical analysis of design issues of various program languages, Concepts of Computer Programming Languages teaches programmers the essential differences between computing with specific languages.

Engineering mechanics : statics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Engineering mechanics : dynamics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Modern control systems, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.

Modern control engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Katsuhiko Ogata
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

This book introduces concepts in the analysis and design of control systems. Readers will find it to be a clear and understandable textbook for control system courses at colleges and universities. It is written for senior electrical,mechanical, aerospace, or chemical engineering students. The reader is expected to have fulfilled the following prerequisites: introductory courses on differential equations, Laplace transforms, vector-matrix analysis, circuit analysis, mechanics, and introductory thermodynamics.

Contemporary engineering economics, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Author Chan S. Park
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Contemporary Engineering Economics teaches engineers how to make smart financial decisions in an effort to create economical products. As design and manufacturing become an integral part of engineers’ work, they are required to make more and more decisions regarding money.

The Sixth Edition helps students think like the 21st century engineer who is able to incorporate elements of science, engineering, design, and economics into his or her products. This text comprehensively integrates economic theory with principles of engineering, helping students build sound skills in financial project analysis.

Digital control system analysis & design, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Authors Charles L. Phillips, H. Troy Nagle, Aranya Chakrabortty
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

This revision of the best selling book for the digital controls course features new running applications and integration of MATLAB, the most widely used software in controls. Coverage of root locus design and the Fourier transform have also been increased.

Modern operating systems, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Herbert Bos
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition, is intended for introductory courses in Operating Systems in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. It also serves as a useful reference for OS professionals.

The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems (OS) technologies. The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant¿OS. Tanenbaum also provides information on current research based on his experience as an operating systems researcher.

Structured computer organization, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo (CS 140,


Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Todd Austin
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Pearson

Structured Computer Organization, specifically written for undergraduate students, is a best-selling guide that provides an accessible introduction to computer hardware and architecture. This text will also serve as a useful resource for all computer professionals and engineers who need an overview or introduction to computer architecture. This book takes a modern structured, layered approach to understanding computer systems. It’s highly accessible – and it’s been thoroughly updated to reflect today’s most critical new technologies and the latest developments in computer organization and architecture. Tanenbaum’s renowned writing style and painstaking research make this one of the most accessible and accurate books available, maintaining the author’s popular method of presenting a computer as a series of layers, each one built upon the ones below it, and understandable as a separate entity.

Digital design : principles and practices, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author John F. Wakerly
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson Education

This book is for everyone who wants to design and build real circuits. It is based on the idea that, in order to do this, you have to grasp the fundamentals, but at the same time you need to understand how things work in the real world. Hence, the “principles and practices” theme.

Computer security : principles and practice, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors William Stallings, Lawrie Brown
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson

Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. It also provides a solid, up-to-date reference or self-study tutorial for system engineers, programmers, system managers, network managers, product marketing personnel, system support specialists.

In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective.

It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principles, Software Security, Management Issues, Cryptographic Algorithms, Internet Security and more.

Software engineering, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Ian Sommerville
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

“The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering Software Engineering introduces students to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner. The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing students with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.”

Operating systems : internals and design principles, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles is intended for use in a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. It also serves as a useful reference for programmers, systems engineers, network designers and others involved in the design of computer products, information system and computer system personnel.

Operating Systems provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security. The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in Linux, UNIX, Android, and Windows 8.

Computer organization and architecture : designing for performance, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Organization and Architecture is a comprehensive coverage of the entire field of computer design updated with the most recent research and innovations in computer structure and function. With clear, concise, and easy-to-read material, the Tenth Edition is a user-friendly source for people studying computers. Subjects such as I/O functions and structures, RISC, and parallel processors are explored integratively throughout, with real world examples enhancing the text for reader interest. With brand new material and strengthened pedagogy, this text engages readers in the world of computer organization and architecture.

Solid state electronic devices, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Solid State Electronic Devices is intended for undergraduate electrical engineering students or for practicing engineers and scientists interested in updating their understanding of modern electronics.

One of the most widely used introductory books on semiconductor materials, physics, devices and technology, Solid State Electronic Devices aims to: 1) develop basic semiconductor physics concepts, so students can better understand current and future devices; and 2) provide a sound understanding of current semiconductor devices and technology, so that their applications to electronic and optoelectronic circuits and systems can be appreciated. Students are brought to a level of understanding that will enable them to read much of the current literature on new devices and applications.


System programming : with C and Unix.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Adam Hoover
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2010]
Publisher Pearson Education

Beginning computing students often finish the introduction to programming course without having had exposure to various system tools, without knowing how to optimize program performance and without understanding how programs interact with the larger computer system.

Adam Hoover’s System Programming with C and Unix introduces students to commonly used system tools (libraries, debuggers, system calls, shells and scripting languages) and then explains how to utilize these tools to optimize program development. The text also examines lower level data types with an emphasis on memory and understanding how and why different data types are used.

Data structures and algorithm analysis in C++, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Mark Allen Weiss
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The fourth edition of Data Structures and Algorithm in C++ describes data structures, methods of organizing large amounts of data, and algorithm analysis, the estimation of the running time of algorithms. As computers become faster and faster, the need for programs that can handle large amounts of input becomes more acute. Paradoxically, this requires more careful attention to efficiency, since inefficiencies in programs become most obvious when input sizes are large. By analyzing an algorithm before it is actually coded, students can decide if a a particular solution will be feasible. For example, in this text students look at specific problems and see how careful implementations can reduce the time constraint for large amounts of data from centuries to less than a second. Therefore, no algorithm or data structure is presented without an explanation of its running time. In some cases, minute details that affect the running time of the implementation are explored.

Once a solution method is determined, a program must still be written. As computers have become more powerful, the problems they must solve have become larger and more complex, requiring development of more intricate programs. The goal of this text is to teach students good programming and algorithm analysis skills simultaneously so that they can develop such programs with the maximum amount of efficiency.

This book is suitable for either an advanced data structures course or a first-year graduate course in algorithm analysis. Students should have some knowledge of intermediate programming, including such topics as pointers, recursion,

and object-based programming, as well as some background in discrete math.

Apr 29


Dynamics of structures : theory and applications to earthquake engineering, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Anil K. Chopra
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering. Dynamics of Structures includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers.

Introductory circuit analysis, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Robert L. Boylestad
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The Latest Insights in Circuit Analysis Introductory Circuit Analysis, the number one acclaimed text in the field for over three decades, is a clear and interesting information source on a complex topic. The Thirteenth Edition contains updated insights on the highly technical subject, providing students with the most current information in circuit analysis. With updated software components and challenging review questions at the end of each chapter, this text engages students in a profound understanding of Circuit Analysis.

Digital design : with an introduction to the Verilog HDL, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors M. Morris Mano, Michael D. Ciletti
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Digital Design, fifth edition is a modern update of the classic authoritative text on digital design. This book teaches the basic concepts of digital design in a clear, accessible manner. The book presents the basic tools for the design of digital circuits and provides procedures suitable for a variety of digital applications.

Adaptive filter theory, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Haykin examines both the mathematical theory behind various linear adaptive filters and the elements of supervised multilayer perceptrons. In its fifth edition, this highly successful book has been updated and refined to stay current with the field and develop concepts in as unified and accessible a manner as possible.

Problem solving and program design in C, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Jeri R. Hanly, Elliot B. Koffman
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Learning to Program with ANSI-C “Problem Solving and Program Design”"in C” teaches readers to program with ANSI-C, a standardized, industrial-strength programming language known for its power and probability. The text uses widely accepted software engineering methods to teach readers to design cohesive, adaptable, and reusable program solution modules with ANSI-C. Through case studies and real world examples, readers are able to envision a professional career in programming.
Widely perceived as an extremely difficult language due to its association with complex machinery, the Eighth Edition approaches C as conducive to introductory courses in program development. C language topics are organized based on the needs of beginner programmers rather than structure, making for an even easier introduction to the subject. Covering various aspects of software engineering, including a heavy focus on pointer concepts, the text engages readers to use their problem solving skills throughout.

Hydrology and floodplain analysis, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Philip B. Bedient, Wayne C. Huber, Baxter E. Vieux
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Hydrology. This text offers a clear and up-to-date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis of modern hydrology and provides a balanced approach to important applications in watershed analysis, floodplain computation, flood control, urban hydrology, stormwater design, and computer modeling.

Electric circuits, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Electric Circuits, Tenth Edition, is designed for use in a one or two-semester Introductory Circuit Analysis or Circuit Theory Course taught in Electrical or Computer Engineering Departments. This title is also suitable for readers seeking an introduction to electric circuits.

Electric Circuits is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved to meet the changing learning styles of students, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged.


Web development and design foundations with HTML5, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Terry Ann Felke-Morris
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 is intended for use in a beginning web development course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in developing web sites.

Using Hands-On Practice exercises and Web Site Case Studies to motivate readers, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 includes all the necessary lessons to guide students in developing highly effective Web sites. A well-rounded balance of hard skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and soft skills (Web Design, e-commerce, Web site promotion strategies) presents everything beginning Web developers need to know to build and promote successful Web sites.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Build a Strong Foundation of Web Development Skills: A well-rounded foundation of hard and soft skills will help students design web pages for today and tomorrow.
Motivate Students with Hands-on Practice: This text emphasizes hands-on practice through practice exercises within the chapters, end-of-chapter exercises, and the development of websites through ongoing real-world case studies.
Reinforce Concepts with In-text Features: Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on web design, accessibility, and ethics. The appendixes in the Web Developer’s Handbook offer comprehensive, easy-to-use reference materials
Enhance Learning with Instructor and Student Supplements: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

Computer science : an overview, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors J. Glenn Brooksher and Dennis Brylow
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Science: An Overview is intended for use in the Introduction to Computer Science course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in a breadth-first introduction to computer science.

Computer Science uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses. This new edition incorporates an introduction to the Python programming language into key chapters.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Develop a Practical, Realistic Understanding of Computer Science: An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science prepares students for future courses.
Fit your Course Preferences: Individual chapters are independent and can be covered in an order that suits your course.
Use Python to prepare students for future courses: A new focus on Python provides programming tools for exploration and experimentation.
Reinforce Core Concepts: More than 1000 Questions and Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions give students the opportunity to apply concepts.
Support Learning with Student Resources: The Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/brookshear features resources that enhance learning.

Apr 26

Chemical Engineering  (ChE) Plant Design Undergraduate Theses


Production of food grade Xanthan gum from sugarcane molasses / Albay, Crisha Angeli  (LG 993 2005 E62 A43)

 A plant design on the production of propylene glycol from crude glycerol / Arlantico, May Antonette P.  (LG 993 2009 E62 A75)

Ethanol and caustic silica production from rice hull : a plant design / Cuya, Olive Chester M. (LG 993 2009 E62 C89)

Integrated frozen concentrated dalandan juice extract and powdered pectin plant  / Domingo, Lorielyn A. (LG 993 2009 E62 D66)

Plant design of Jatropha curcas oil as biodiesel feedstock  / Enecio, Maria Leanna (LG 993 2009 E62 E54)

Production of lactic acid from simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of base-pretreated rice bran / Agutaya, Jonas Karl Christopher N.  (LG 993 2010 E62 A38)

Production of refined and semi-refined carrageenan from red seaweeds : a plant design / Bondoc, Gladys Anne F. (LG 993 2010 E62 B66)

Rice bran cooking oil production : a plant design / Camacho, Gina Lyn Q. (LG 993 2010 E62 C36)

Fruit-blended yogurt from carabao milk and coconut milk powder : a plant design  / Dancel, Sherry Rose G.  (LG 993 2010 E62 D36)

Production of acid-degummed castor oil from castor beans by supercritical fluid extraction by propane : a plant design / Dela Rosa, Adriane Carlos P.  (LG 993 2010 E62 D45)

A polyethylene terephthalate (PET) depolymerization recycling plant in the Philippines : a plant design / Gonzales, David T.  (LG 993 2010 E62 G66)

Cashew nut shell liquid plant design and operation : a plant design  / Lim, Dennis Karlo E. (LG 993 2010 E62 L56)

Bio-ethanol production from duckweeds : a plant design / Mora, Joy Marie R. (LG 993 2010 E62 M67)

Continuous fat splitting plant using immobilized Candida rugosa lipase coupled with a continuous saponification plant / Fajardo, Hazel Ann R.  (LG 993 2011 E62 F35)

Production of double fortified salt from sea water / Sumera, Lawrence V. (LG 993 2011 E62 S86)

Nutraceutical rice bran oil manufacturing plant using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction process : a plant design / Abad, Jonabel F. (LG 993 2012 E62 A23) Volume 1 and 2

 Citric acid monohydrate production plant using sugarcane bagasse as substrate in solid-state fermentation : a plant design / Arabit, Jimyl M.  (LG 993 2012 E62 A73)

ElectriCorn : two-stage gasification of corn stover for combined heat and power generation : a plant design / Arandia, Kenneth G. (LG 993 2012 E62 A74)

Conversion of municipal solid waste into 32 MW electricity through pyrolysis : a plant design / Asinas, Lovielyn Krystel G.  (LG 993 2012 E62 A85)

Xanthan gum production via ultrafiltration using hydrolyzed molasses, with fructose as by-product : a plant design / Azurin, Erika Claire J. (LG 993 2012 E62 A98)

Antibacterial and antioxidant natural soap from katuray (Sesbania grandiflora) leaf extracts : a plant design / Baril, Lorie Anne F.  (LG 993 2012 E62 B37)

Manufacture of xylitol via catalytic hydrogenation of Philippine sugarcane bagasse over Ru/C catalyst : a plant design / Baring, John Leo G.  (LG 993 2012 E62 B38)

Hydrogen production from swine waste through steam methane reforming : a plant design / Candare, Rudolph Joshua U.  (LG 993 2012 E62 C36)

Power generation and material recovery from scrap tire pyrolysis : a plant design / Castillo, Justine F.  (LG 993 2012 E62 C37)

Lead recovery facility : used lead-acid car battery recycling : a plant design / Chicombing, Jason D. (LG 993 2012 E62 C45)

Large-scale mango wine and puree production plant in the Philippines : a plant design / Chua, Annabellee D.  (LG 993 2012 E62 C48)

Diisopropyl ether production from acetone feedstock employing a gradient reactor : a plant design / Garcia, Lester Anne B. (LG 993 2012 E62 G37)

L-lactic acid production by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of cassava bagasse / Gordula, Karen Ann B.  (LG 993 2012 E62 G67)

Metal recovery from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) : a plant design / Matienzo, DJ Donn C.  (LG 993 2012 E62 M38)

Production of High Fructose Syrup (HFS) from glucose derived from oil palm trees : a plant design / Madulid, Nasiari M. (LG 993 2012 E62 M33)

Rice hull gasification for rural electrification in Northern Mindanao / Albano, Renz G.  (LG 993 2013 E62 A43)

Design of medium scale bioethanol production plant and polyphenol extraction facility from banana rejects  / Almanzor, Aldrine Ogena (LG 993 2013 E62 A46)

Philippine white distilled vinegar manufacturing plant using banana fruit : a plant design / Alura, Rennie (LG 993 2013 E62 A48)

Production of pectin from mango (Mangifera indica L.) peels : a plant design  / Arsitoy, Megan E. (LG 993 2013 E62 A77)

Feasibility of a small-scale dairy plant processing locally sourced carabao’s and cow’s milk in Quezon : plant design / Baricaua, Patricia Tomo  (LG 993 2013 E62 B37)

TiMP1 : the first and only titanium dioxide manufacturing plant in the Philippines : plant design and economic evaluation / Cabato, Navrielle T. (LG 993 2013 E62 C33)

Fuel-grade ethanol production via gasification of rice husk : a plant design / Cajudo, John Matthew V.  (LG 993 2013 E62 C35)

Anhydrous ammonia production using compressed natural gas : a plant design / Cerezo, Karl Rodney V. (LG 993 2013 E62 C47)

Production of spray-dried enzyme-modified cheese powder : a plant design / Chua, Timothy Moses (LG 993 2013 E62 C48)

Extraction of plant protein and solanesol from tobacco leaves : process plant feasibility study and design for the Philippine setting / De Chavez, Reynaldo  (LG 993 2013 E62 D43)

Osmotic power plant in the Agno River-Lingayen Gulf Delta System, Philippines : a plant design / Esguerra, Jasper Powell S. (LG 993 2013 E62 E84)

Production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil via two-step catalysis : a plant design / Galman, Van Mintello E. (LG 993 2013 E62 G35)

Bioethanol production from cassava feedstock : a plant design / Gibas, Johanna Angelique L. (LG 993 2013 E62 G53)

Multiple product plant utilizing the native produce of the T’boli and B’laan communities : a plant design / Leonardo, Ma. Caterina A. (LG 993 2013 E62 L46)

Integrated carbon nanotube and fuel oil production from scrap tire pyrolysis : a plant design / Lim, Angella Rainbow H. (LG 993 2013 E62 L56)

Eyes from ears : production of lutein-rich corn oil via ethanol extraction / Melchor, Daniel Linus Rellora (LG 993 2013 E62 M45)

Hydrogen and syngas production via coal gasification for industrial chemical synthesis and power generation : plant design / Orillosa, Eljon Noel D. (LG 993 2013 E62 O75)

Operation and installation of an industrial scale ethylene oxide plant using direct oxidation process : a plant design / Reyes, Maria Angelica D.  (LG 993 2013 E62 R49)

Production of dimethyl carbonate via urea transesterification : a plant design / Salonga, Myca Patricia L. (LG 993 2013 E62 S25)

Lactic acid and polylactic acid production from molasses : a plant design / Aparre, Mark John A. (LG 993 2014 E62 A63)

Industrial scale production of citric acid from molasses using submerged fermentation : a plant design / Bajet, Linnaeus Iel Iveney P. (LG 993 2014 E62 B34)

BLT Corp : the first pectin production plant in the Philippines : a plant design / Balmes, Ma. Raisah Averiel P.  (LG 993 2014 E62 B35)

Citric acid production from pineapple waste through solid state fermentation : a plant design / Battung, Elaine Joy T. (LG 993 2014 E62 B38)

Production of sorbitol and ethanol from sugarcane molasses fermentation by Zymomonas mobilis : a plant design / Canlas, Paulette C. (LG 993 2014 E62 C36)

Heterogeneous biomass combined cycle gasification for energy generation in Northern Mindanao : a plant design / Esparcia, Eugene (LG 993 2014 E62 E87)

Production of poly-lactic acid from lactic acid : a plant design / Fonacier, Mark Dominic G. (LG 993 2014 E62 F66)

Biodiesel production from rice hulls using fast pyrolysis : a plant design / Gacuan, Jake M.  (LG 993 2014 E62 G33)

Bagasse fired power plant with carbon dioxide recovery : a plant design / Guevara, Rafael Jose  (LG 993 2014 E62 G84)

Copper chromium catalyst for the production of propylene glycol and acetol from bio-glycerol : a plant design / Pena, Rosely D.  (LG 993 2014 E62 P46)

Production of polyethylene by dehydration of bioethanol and subsequent polymerization : a plant design / Agbayani, David Brylle A. (LG 993 2015 E62 A33)

Low-pressure direct ammonia synthesis from hydrogen and nitrogen using cobalt molybdenum bimetallic nitride catalyst : a plant design / Alba, Bianca Christina S. (LG 993 2015 E62 A43)

Production of propylene glycol via the hydrogenolysis of glycerol over Cu-ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts : a plant design  / Baccay, Ma. Eira Clara M. (LG 993 2015 E62 B33)

Production of propylene oxide through the integrated process of direct H202 synthesis and the catalized epoxidation of propylene : a plant design / Baria, Angelica May E. (LG 993 2015 E62 B37)

Two-step methanol to olefins process design / Benedicto, Raneila (LG 993 2015 E62 B46)

Sulfuric acid production plant from pyrite : a plant design / Chua, Charlene Lynette (LG 993 2015 E62 C48)

Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene : a plant design / Estrada, Gilleanne (LG 993 2015 E62 E88)

Biochar production through hydrothermal carbonization of sewage sludge : a plant design / Abaya, Rodgee F.  (LG 993 2016 E62 A23)

Continuous production of paracetamol via reduction of nitrobenzene over a platinum-carbon catalyst para-aminophenol route / Andrion, Clarence (LG 993 2016 E62 A53)

Production of renewable diesel via the catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of fatty acids in palm oil : a plant design / Asprec, Renz Marvin S. (LG 993 2016 E62 A87)

Ammonia production from nitrogen and hydrogen supplied via pipeline using iron catalyst : a plant design / Bukuhan, Kirsten Duane M. (LG 993 2016 E62 B85)

Feasibility study of mannitol production by catalytic hydrogenation of fructose from Citrullus lanatus : a plant designCarpio, Ray Paulo (LG 993 2016 E62 C37)

Monascus red pigment production plant via submerged fermentation : a plant design / Gines, Kimberly A. (LG 993 2016 E62 G56)

Roasted coffee bean production : a plant design / Jovellana, John Andrew Kane P.  (LG 993 2016 E62 J68)

Bioethanol from crude glycerol : a plant design / Ilao, Almajoy P. (LG 993 2016 E62 I43)

Sorbitol production by the catalytic hydrogenation of cassava-derived glucose over an activated carbon supported platinum catalyst : a plant design / Quintero, Ramon Paolo T. (LG 993 2016 E62 Q56)

Hydrodealkylation of toluene for the production of benzene : a plant design / Talampas, Jerome P. (LG 993 2016 E62 T35)

Apr 4


The effect of creep and other time related factors on plastics and elastomers, 3rd Ed.

Author Laurence W. McKeen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

This reference guide brings together a wide range of critical data on the effect of creep and other long term effects on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data are supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts and provides the long-term properties data that designers need to create a product that will stand the test of time. This new edition represents a full update of the data, removing all obsolete data, adding new data, and updating the list of plastics manufacturers. Additional plastics have also been included for polyesters, polyamides and others where available, including polyolefins, elastomers and fluoropolymers. Entirely new sections on biodegradable polymers and thermosets have been added to the book. The level of data included – along with the large number of graphs and tables for easy comparison – saves readers the need to contact suppliers, and the selection guide has been fully updated, giving assistance on the questions which engineers should be asking when specifying materials for any given application.

Trustworthy, current data on creep, stress-strain and environmental stress cracking, enabling easier and more effective material selection and product design.
Includes expert guidance to help practitioners make best use of the data.
Entirely new sections added on sustainable and biodegradable polymers, and thermosets.


Molecular sensors and nanodevices : principles, designs and applications in biomedical engineering

Authors John X. J. Zhang, Kazunori Hoshino
Place of Publication Walthan, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

With applications ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring, molecular sensors (also known as biosensors, chemical sensors, or chemosensors), along with emerging nanotechnologies offer not only valuable tools but also unlimited possibilities for engineers and scientists to explore the world. New generation of functional microsystems can be designed to provide a variety of small scale sensing, imaging and manipulation techniques to the fundamental building blocks of materials. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging technologies of molecular sensing, explaining the principles of molecular sensor design and assessing the sensor types currently available. Having explained the basic sensor structures and sensing principles, the authors proceed to explain the role of nano/micro fabrication techniques in molecular sensors, including MEMS, BioMEMS, MicroTAS among others. The miniaturization of versatile molecular sensors opens up a new design paradigm and a range of novel biotechnologies, which is illustrated through case studies of groundbreaking applications in the life sciences and elsewhere. As well as the techniques and devices themselves, the authors also cover the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.
The book is aimed at a broad audience of engineering professionals, life scientists and students working in the multidisciplinary area of biomedical engineering. It explains essential principles of electrical, chemical, optical and mechanical engineering as well as biomedical science, intended for readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds. In addition, it will be valuable for medical professionals and researchers. An online tutorial developed by the authors provides learning reinforcement for students and professionals alike.
Reviews of state-of-the-art molecular sensors and nanotechnologies
Explains principles of sensors and fundamental theories with homework problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning
Demystifies the vertical integration from nanomaterials to devices design
Covers practical applications the recent progress in state-of-the-art sensor technologies
Includes case studies of important commercial products
Covers the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.

Micro and nanofabrication using self-assembled biological nanostructures

Editors Jaime Castillo-León, Winnie E. Svendsen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Self-assembled nanostructures based on peptides and proteins have been investigated and presented as biomaterials with an impressive potential for a broad range of applications such as microfabrication, biosensing platforms, drug delivery systems, bioelectronics and tissue reparation. Through self-assembly peptides can give rise to a range of well-defined nanostructures such as nanotubes, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanotapes, gels and nanorods. However, there are challenges when trying to integrate these biological nanostructures in the development of sensing devices or drug-delivery systems – challenges such as controlling the size during synthesis, the stability in liquid environments and manipulation.

In “Micro and Nanofabrication Using Self-assembled Biological Nanostructures” the options and challenges when using self-assembled peptide nanostructures in micro and nanofabrication are discussed. The publication covers different ways to manipulate, deposit and immobilize on specific locations these biological nanostructures in order to use them in the fabrication of new structures or as part of biosensing platforms. Examples where researchers used biological nanostructures for those types of applications are provided. Finally, future applications are discussed as well as parameters to accelerate and expand the use of these biological building blocks in nano- and micro-fabrication processes by taking advantage of their impressive properties such as low-cost and short synthesis time.

Micro- and nanoengineering of the cell surface

Editors Jeffrey M. Karp, Weian Zhao
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis.

The interface of chemistry, materials science, and biology presents many opportunities for developing innovative tools to diagnose and treat various diseases. However, cell surface engineering using chemistry and materials science approaches is a new and diverse field. This book provides a full coverage of the subject, introducing the fundamentals of cell membrane biology before exploring the key application areas.

Demystifies the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes
Provides a toolkit of micro- and nanoengineering approaches to the manipulation of the cell surface
Unlocks the potential of cell surface manipulation for a range of new applications in the fields of in vitro research, cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnostics.

Manufacturing flexible packaging : materials, machinery, and techniques

Author Thomas Dunn
Place of Publication Oxford, UK2014
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Efficiently and profitably delivering quality flexible packaging to the marketplace requires designing and manufacturing products that are both “fit-to-use” and “fit-to-make”. The engineering function in a flexible packaging enterprise must attend to these dual design challenges.

Flexible Packaging discusses the basic processes used to manufacture flexible packaging products, including rotogravure printing, flexographic printing, adhesive lamination, extrusion lamination/coating; and finishing/slitting. These processes are then related to the machines used to practice them, emphasising the basics of machines’ control systems , and options to minimize wasted time and materials between production jobs.

Raw materials are also considered, including the three basic forms: Rollstock (paper, foil, plastic films); Resin; and Wets (inks, varnishes, primers). Guidance is provided on both material selection, and on adding value through enhancement or modification of the materials’ physical features.

A ‘measures’ section covers both primary material features – such as tensile, elongation, modulus and elastic and plastic regions – and secondary quality characteristics such as seal and bond strengths, coefficient of friction, oxygen barrier and moisture vapour barrier.

Helps engineers improve existing raw material selection and manufacturing processes for manufacturing functional flexible packaging materials.
Covers all aspects of delivering high value packaging to the customer – from the raw materials, to the methods of processing them, the machines used to do it, and the measures required to gauge the characteristics of the product.
Helps engineers to minimize waste and unproductive time in production.

Manufacturing and design : understanding the principles of how things are made

Authors Erik Tempelman, Hugh Shercliff, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Manufacturing and Design presents a fresh view on the world of industrial production: thinking in terms of both abstraction levels and trade-offs. The book invites its readers to distinguish between what is possible in principle for a certain process (as determined by physical law); what is possible in practice (the production method as determined by industrial state-of-the-art); and what is possible for a certain supplier (as determined by its production equipment). Specific processes considered here include metal forging, extrusion, and casting; plastic injection molding and thermoforming; additive manufacturing; joining; recycling; and more.

By tackling the field of manufacturing processes from this new angle, this book makes the most out of a reader’s limited time. It gives the knowledge needed to not only create well-producible designs, but also to understand supplier needs in order to find the optimal compromise. Apart from improving design for production, this publication raises the standards of thinking about producibility.

Emphasizes the strong link between product design and choice of manufacturing process
Introduces the concept of a “production triangle” to highlight tradeoffs between function, cost, and quality for different manufacturing methods
Balanced sets of questions are included to stimulate the reader’s thoughts
Each chapter ends information on the production methods commonly associated with the principle discussed, as well as pointers for further reading
Hints to chapter exercises and an appendix on long exercises with worked solutions available on the book’s companion site: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080999227/.

Surface modification by solid state processing

Editor Rosa Miranda
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Surface Modification by Solid State Processing describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, also changing surface chemistry.

Surface conditions are increasingly demanding in industrial applications and surface modification can reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs, leading to improved component performance, reliability and lifetime. Friction-based technologies are promising solid state processing technologies, particularly for light alloys, in the manufacturing of composite surface and functionally graded materials

This title is divided into five chapters, and after an introduction the book covers friction surfacing; friction stir processing; surface reinforcements of light alloys; and characterization techniques based on eddy currents.

Describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, and change surface chemistry
Emphasizes industrial applications
Describes existing and emerging techniques.

Product development : a structured approach to consumer product development, design, and manufacture, 2nd Ed.

Authors Anil Mital [and three others]
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Elsevier

Product development teams are composed of an integrated group of professionals working from the nascent stage of new product planning through design creation and design review and then on to manufacturing planning and cost accounting. An increasingly large number of graduate and professional training programs are aimed at meeting that need by creating a better understanding of how to integrate and accelerate the entire product development process. This book is the perfect accompaniment and a comprehensive guide. The second edition of this instructional reference work presents invaluable insight into the concurrent nature of the multidisciplinary product development process. It can be used in the traditional classroom, in professional continuing education courses or for self-study. This book has a ready audience among graduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as in many MBA programs focused on manufacturing management. This is a global need that will find a receptive readership in the industrialized world particularly in the rapidly developing industrial economies of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Reviews the precepts of Product design in a step-by-step structured process and focuses on the concurrent nature of product design.
Helps the reader to understand the connection between initial design and interim and final design, including design review and materials selection.
Offers insight into roles played by product functionality, ease-of assembly, maintenance and durability, and their interaction with cost estimation and manufacturability through the application of design principles to actual products.

Oscillations, waves, and chaos in chemical kinetics

Recommended by: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 130, 131)

Author Stephen K. Scott
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher Oxford University Press

The phenomena of oscillations, travelling waves, and chaos in reacting chemical systems began as curiosities but now support an active, international research field. This book shows how these “exotic” patterns arise from the underlying chemical mechanisms. The origin of “chemical feedback” is revealed using three example reactions: the isolate-reductant (Landolt) reaction, the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, and the combustion of hydrogen. Thermal feedback is also discussed. These mechanisms lead to clock reactions and travelling reaction fronts, thermal runaway, and flames; to oscillations and excitability; to target patterns, spiral and scroll waves; to bistability, ignition, extinction, and hysteresis; and to complex oscillations and chaos in flow reactors. These phenomena are related to important processes in biology, including the development of cardiac arrhythmias, nerve signal transmission, and animal coat patterning.

Nanotechnology applications for clean water : solutions for improving water quality, 2nd Ed.

Editor Anita Street [and three others]
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications.

Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications.

Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Addresses both the technological aspects of delivering clean water supplies and the societal implications that affect take-up
Details how the technologies are applied in large-scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems
Highlights challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.

Nanomaterials and devices

Authors Donglu Shi, Zizheng Guo, Nicholas Bedford
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Introducing the fields of nanomaterials and devices, and their applications across a wide range of academic disciplines and industry sectors, Donglu Shi bridges knowledge acquisition and practical work, providing a starting point for the research and development of applications.

The book describes characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation methods and performance testing techniques; the design and development of nano-scale devices; and the applications of nanomaterials, with examples taken from different industry sectors, such as lighting, energy, bioengineering and medicine / medical devices.

Key nanomaterial types are covered, such as carbon nanotubes, nanobiomaterials, nano-magnetic materials, semiconductor materials and nanocomposites. Shi also provides detailed coverage of key emerging technologies such as DNA nanotechnology and spintronics. The resulting text is equally relevant for advanced students (senior and graduate) and for engineers and scientists from a variety of different academic backgrounds working in the multi-disciplinary field of nanotechnology.

Provides detailed guidance for the characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation, and performance testing
Explains the principles and challenges of the design and development of nano-scale devices
Explores applications through cases taken from a range of different sectors, including electronics, energy and medicine.

The craft of system security

Authors Sean Smith, John Marchesini
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Whether you’re a security practitioner, developer, manager, or administrator, this book will give you the deep understanding necessary to meet today’s security challenges–and anticipate tomorrow’s. Unlike most books, The Craft of System Security doesn’t just review the modern security practitioner’s toolkit: It explains why each tool exists, and discusses how to use it to solve real problems.

After quickly reviewing the history of computer security, the authors move on to discuss the modern landscape, showing how security challenges and responses have evolved, and offering a coherent framework for understanding today’s systems and vulnerabilities. Next, they systematically introduce the basic building blocks for securing contemporary systems, apply those building blocks to today’s applications, and consider important emerging trends such as hardware-based security.

After reading this book, you will be able to:

Understand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations
Use operating system security tools and structures–with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and Solaris
Learn how networking, the Web, and wireless technologies affect security
Identify software security defects, from buffer overflows to development process flaws
Understand cryptographic primitives and their use in secure systems
Use best practice techniques for authenticating people and computer systems in diverse settings
Use validation, standards, and testing to enhance confidence in a system’s security
Discover the security, privacy, and trust issues arising from desktop productivity tools
Understand digital rights management, watermarking, information hiding, and policy expression
Learn principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) design for improved security
Understand the potential of emerging work in hardware-based security and trusted computing

Biopolymers : processing and products

Recommending faculty: Dr. Magdaleno Vasquez Jr.

Author Michael Niaounakis
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biopolymers and biodegradable plastics are finding new applications in various sectors, from packaging, to medical, automotive and many more. As synthetic plastics are increasingly replaced by their bioplastic equivalents, engineers are facing new challenges including processing, costs, environmental sustainability and – ultimately – developing successful products.

Biopolymers: Processing and Products, the second book of a trilogy dedicated to biopolymers, gives a detailed insight into all aspects of processing, seamlessly linking the science of biopolymers to the latest trends in the development of new products. Processes covered in the book include blending, compounding, treatment, and shaping, as well as the formation of biocomposites. Biopolymer coatings and adhesives are also investigated.

This book unique in its coverage contains information retrieved mainly from patents, which form the bulk of the book. The coverage of processing will help engineers and designers to improve output and efficiency of every stage of the product development process, and will form an indispensable tool in selecting the right biopolymer and processing technique for any given application, covering medical, automotive, food packaging and more. It will assist also engineers, material scientists and researchers to improve existing biopolymer processes and deliver better products at lower cost.

Multi-disciplinary approach and critical presentation of all available processing techniques and new products of biopolymers
Contains information not to be found in any other book
Self-contained chapters

The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma

Editor B. Jack Copeland
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Alan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life all spring from this ground-breaking work.

Biomolecular electronics : bioelectronics and the electrical control of biological systems and reactions

Author Paolo Facci
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biomolecular Electronics – the electrical control of biological phenomena – is a scientific challenge that, once fully realized, will find a wide range of applications from electronics and computing to medicine and therapeutic techniques. This new arena of biomolecular electronics is approached using familiar concepts from many areas such as electrochemistry, device electronics and some mechanisms of gene expression level control. Practical techniques are explored by which electrical and electronic means can be used to control biological reactions and processes. Also, the current and future applications for this new and expanding field are discussed. This book is aimed at scientists and engineers involved in both research and commercial applications across fields including bioelectronics, bionanotechnology, electrochemistry and nanomedicine – providing a state-of-the-art survey of what’s going on at the boundary between biology and electronic technology at the micro- and nano- scales, along with a suggestive insight into future possible developments.

Demystifies the science and applications of electrically-driven biological reactions.
Explains how the techniques of bioelectronics and electrochemistry can be deployed as biological control technologies.
Provides applications information for diverse areas from bio-electrochemistry to electrical control of gene expression levels.

Game programming patterns

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza (CoE 197)

Author Robert Nystrom
Place of Publication San Bernardino, CA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Genever Benning

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need.

You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You’ll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.

Fundamentals of music processing : audio, analysis, algorithms, applications

Recommending faculty:Prof. Franz A. De Leon (CoE 197, EE 286)

Author Meinard Müller
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology.

The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform―concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses―in a mathematically rigorous way―important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.

Discrete mathematics with applications, 4th Ed.

Author Susanna S. Epp
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Susanna Epp’s DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp’s emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses.

Emerging nanotechnologies for manufacturing, 2nd Ed.

Editors Waqar Ahmed, Mark J. Jackson
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

In the second edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing, an unrivalled team of international experts explores existing and emerging nanotechnologies as they transform large-scale manufacturing contexts in key sectors such as medicine, advanced materials, energy, and electronics. From their different perspectives, the contributors explore technologies and techniques as well as applications and how they transform those sectors.

With updated chapters and expanded coverage, the new edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing reflects the latest developments in nanotechnologies for manufacturing and covers additional nanotechnologies applied in the medical fields, such as drug delivery systems. New chapters on graphene and smart precursors for novel nanomaterials are also added.

This important and in-depth guide will benefit a broad readership, from R&D scientists and engineers to venture capitalists.

Covers nanotechnology for manufacturing techniques and applications across a variety of industries
Explores the latest developments such as nanosuspensions and nanocarriers in drug delivery systems, graphene applications, and usage of smart precursors to develop nanomaterials
Proven reference guide written by leading experts in the field.

Design of experiments for engineers and scientists , 2nd Ed.

Author Jiju Antony
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

The tools and techniques used in Design of Experiments (DoE) have been proven successful in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement in many manufacturing organisations over the last two decades. However research has shown that application of this powerful technique in many companies is limited due to a lack of statistical knowledge required for its effective implementation.

Although many books have been written on this subject, they are mainly by statisticians, for statisticians and not appropriate for engineers. Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists overcomes the problem of statistics by taking a unique approach using graphical tools. The same outcomes and conclusions are reached as through using statistical methods and readers will find the concepts in this book both familiar and easy to understand.

This new edition includes a chapter on the role of DoE within Six Sigma methodology and also shows through the use of simple case studies its importance in the service industry. It is essential reading for engineers and scientists from all disciplines tackling all kinds of manufacturing, product and process quality problems and will be an ideal resource for students of this topic.

Written in non-statistical language, the book is an essential and accessible text for scientists and engineers who want to learn how to use DoE
Explains why teaching DoE techniques in the improvement phase of Six Sigma is an important part of problem solving methodology
New edition includes a full chapter on DoE for services as well as case studies illustrating its wider application in the service industry.

Design and analysis of experiments by Douglas Montgomery : a supplement for using JMP

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Rhodette I. Pedrasa (CoE 197, EE 197, ECE 197)

Authors Heath Rushing, Andrew Karl, and James Wisnowski
Place of Publication Cary, North Carolina
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher SAS Institute Inc.

With a growing number of scientists and engineers using JMP software for design of experiments, there is a need for an example-driven book that supports the most widely used textbook on the subject, Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas C. Montgomery. Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP meets this need and demonstrates all of the examples from the Montgomery text using JMP. In addition to scientists and engineers, undergraduate and graduate students will benefit greatly from this book.
While users need to learn the theory, they also need to learn how to implement this theory efficiently on their academic projects and industry problems. In this first book of its kind using JMP software, Rushing, Karl and Wisnowski demonstrate how to design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency, and performance of working systems using JMP.
Topics include JMP software, two-sample t-test, ANOVA, regression, design of experiments, blocking, factorial designs, fractional-factorial designs, central composite designs, Box-Behnken designs, split-plot designs, optimal designs, mixture designs, and 2 k factorial designs. JMP platforms used include Custom Design, Screening Design, Response Surface Design, Mixture Design, Distribution, Fit Y by X, Matched Pairs, Fit Model, and Profiler.
With JMP software, Montgomery’s textbook, and Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP, users will be able to fit the design to the problem, instead of fitting the problem to the design.
This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Computational analysis of biochemical systems : a practical guide for biochemists and molecular biologists

Author Eberhard O. Voit
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A true understanding of genetic and metabolic function and design is facilitated by mathematical and computational methods for analyzing biochemical systems. This hands-on reference teaches biochemists and molecular biologists the use of modern computational methods for the analysis of complex biomedical systems requiring a modest mathematical background. The book begins with representations of biochemical systems, provides guidelines for setting up models, details mathematical and computational methods of parameter estimation and model analysis, and connects to the modern literature with four detailed case studies. Every step is illustrated with examples and explored with accompanying PLAS software. The volume also features over 250 exercises with about one quarter fully or partially solved.

Assessing and measuring environmental impact and sustainability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Baladad

Editor Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process?” Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods.

This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability.

Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry
Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment
Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way

Introduction to plasmas and plasma dynamics : with reviews of applications in space propulsion, magnetic fusion and space physics

Authors Thomas M. York, Hai-Bin Tang
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Academic Press

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretical basis of the topics, this text acquaints the reader with the context of the basic information and presents the fundamental knowledge required for advanced work or study.

The book relates theory to relevant devices and mechanisms, presenting a clear outline of analysis and mathematical detail; it highlights the significance of the concepts with reviews of recent applications and trends in plasma engineering, including topics of plasma formation and magnetic fusion, plasma thrusters and space propulsion.

Presents the essential principles of plasma dynamics needed for effective research and development work in plasma applications
Emphasizes physical understanding and supporting theoretical foundation with reference to their utilization in devices, mechanisms and phenomena
Covers a range of applications, including energy conversion, space propulsion, magnetic fusion, and space physics.

Interactive computation : the new paradigm

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Editors Dina Goldin, Scott A. Smolka, Peter Wegner
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

The interaction paradigm is a new conceptualization of computational phenomena that emphasizes interaction over algorithms, reflecting the shift in technology from main-frame number-crunching to distributed intelligent networks with graphical user interfaces. The book is arranged in four sections: “Introduction”, comprising three chapters that explore and summarize the fundamentals of interactive computation; “Theory” with six chapters, each discussing a specific aspect of interaction; “Applications,” five chapters showing how this principle is applied in subdisciplines of computer science; and “New Directions,” presenting four multidisciplinary applications. The book challenges traditional Turing machine-based answers to fundamental questions of problem solving and the scope of computation.

High performance polymers, 2nd Ed.

Author Johannes Karl Fink
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Approaching the material from a chemistry and engineering perspective, High Performance Polymers presents the most reliable and current data available about state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication, and application methods of high performance industrial polymers.

Chapters are arranged according to the chemical constitution of the individual classes, beginning with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulfur-containing, and so on. Each chapter follows an easily readable template, provides a brief overview and history of the polymer, and continues on to such sub-topics as monomers; polymerization and fabrication; properties; fabrication methods; special additives; applications; suppliers and commercial grades; safety; and environmental impact and recycling.

High Performance Polymers brings a wealth of up-to-date, high performance polymer data to you library, in a format that allows for either a fast fact-check or more detailed study. In this new edition the data has been fully updated to reflect all developments since 2008, particularly in the topics of monomers, synthesis of polymers, special polymer types, and fields of application.

Presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers
Provides fundamental information for practicing engineers working in industries that develop advanced applications (including electronics, automotive and medical)
Discusses environmental impact and recycling of polymers

Handbook of thermoplastic elastomers, 2nd Ed.

Author Jiri George Drobny
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture.

TPEs use short, cost-effective production cycles, with reduced energy consumption compared to other polymers, and are used in a range of industries including automotive, medical, construction and many more. This handbook provides all the practical information engineers need to successfully utilize this material group in their products, as well as the required knowledge to thoroughly ground themselves in the fundamental chemistry of TPEs. The data tables included in this book assist engineers and scientists in both selecting and processing the materials for a given product or application.

In the second edition of this handbook, all chapters have been reviewed and updated. New polymers and applications have been added ― particularly in the growing automotive and medical fields ― and changes in chemistry and processing technology are covered.

Provides essential knowledge of the chemistry, processing, properties, and applications for both new and established technical professionals in any industry utilizing TPEs
Datasheets provide “at-a-glance” processing and technical information for a wide range of commercial TPEs and compounds, saving readers the need to contact suppliers
Includes data on additional materials and applications, particularly in automotive and medical industries

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