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Summer 2003 NSF REU Participants

2003 NSF-REU Participants

Summer Research Symposium

"Lithium Alanate as a Potential Hydrogen Storage MaterialNick Ballor, Michigan Technical College, mentored by Dr. James Ritter

"Removing S.Aureus from Ti-based Biomaterials Using Dense Phase Carbon DioxideLeonitia Broadney, North Carolina A&T, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.

"Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon-Ruthenium Oxide Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor ApplicationsAlison Carey, Texas Tech, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"Exfoliation & Dispersion of Layered Materials in PolymersAdam Ekenseair, University of Arkansas, mentored by Dr. Thanasis Papathanisiou.

"Synthesis and Characterization of Dendrimer-Derived Bimetallic Pt-Sn CatalystsKatia Hristova, University of Idaho, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"The Characterization of Gas Diffusion Media (GDM) for a Proton-Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel CellDavid Johnson, University of Connecticut, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"Gas Diffusion Across Nafion 112 Proton-Exchange MembraneSaahir Khan, Stanford University, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"A Novel 3D Collagen Scaffold for Wound Healing InvestigationLaToya Lee, mentored by Dr. Michael Yost.

"Non anomalous Zn-Ni-P Coatings for the Corrosion Protection of SteelJan Omar Mangual Soto, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"Effect of Shear and Solids Concentration on the Electrical Conductivity of Suspensions of Powdered Graphite in Unsaturated Polyester ResinsMichael May, Washington University, St. Louis, mentored by Dr. Francis Gadala-Maria.

"Rates of Homogeneous Reactions in Room Temperature Ionic LiquidsSamantha Meenach, University of Kentucky, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Separation of an Olefin-Paraffin Mixture by Contact with Silver NitrateAdam Melvin, University of Arizona, mentored by Dr. Vincent Van Brunt.

"Pt-Co/C Catalyst for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Prepared Using Electroless DepositionKevin Minchow, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, mentored Dr. Branko Popov.

"Deep Sea Sequestration of Carbon DioxideNichol Pettis, Washington University, St. Louis, mentored by Dr. Thomas Davis.

"High Shear Granulation Process for Drug ProductionDeborah Soto, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Edward Gatzke.

"Magnetically Enhanced Targeted Drug DeliveryKrystle Stewart, Virginia State University, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Macromolecule-Mediated Lubrication of Metals and PolymersMeredith Stilwell, Clemson University, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.

"Structural Characterization of Platinum Nanoclusters/Graphite Interactions: A Molecular Dynamics StudyTyler Watt, University of Oklahoma, mentored by Dr. Perla Balbuena.