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2004 NSF-REU Participants

Summer Research Symposium

"Synthesis and Characterization of Dendrimer-Stabilized CdS NanoparticlesRachel Adams, University of Delaware, mentored by Dr. Harry Ploehn.

"Theoretical Investigation of Methods for Predicting the Flammability Envelope of HydrocarbonsRhiannon Ervin, Vanderbilt University, mentored by Dr. Vincent Van Brunt.

"Catalytic decomposition of Nitrous Oxide on CuO Supported on Various Oxide supportsDustin Fickel, University of Maryland, Baltimore, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Feasibility of High Gradient Magnetic Implants for Targeted Drug DeliveryAdam Gardner, University of Nevada, Reno, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Processing Biomaterials Using Supercritical Carbon DioxideEric Jablonka, University of Rochester, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.

"Synthesis and Characterization of Ag-Pt Bimetallic Catalysts Using Electroless Deposition MethodsJoseph Kotarek, University of Arkansas, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"Fault Diagnosis and Control of a Nonlinear Hybrid Dynamic Process for Emission Reduction and Risk ReductionGregory Lapp, Lafayette College, mentored by Dr. Edward Gatzke.

"Development of Novel Processes for Plating Nanostructured and Non Anomalous Zn-Ni-X (X=P, Cu, SiO2) AlloysHaksu Lee, University of Pennsylvania, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"Chiral Separations with ElectrodialysisTobias Lester, University of Buffalo, mentored by Dr. Thomas Davis.

"Preparation and Characterization of Pt Alloy and Non Precious Metal Cathodes Under PEM Fuel Cell Operating ConditionsWilliam Lonergan, University of Virginia, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"Synthesis and Characterization of Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles used for Heterogeneous Catalytic Synthesis of Flavanones of Pharmaceutical InterestMichael Mustian, Louisiana Tech University, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Characterization of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: Performance and CrossoverEduardo Nicolau, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Development of Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen StorageCliff Orvedal, Dartmouth College, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Effect of Structure of the Solvent on the Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions in Room Temperature Ionic LiquidsElizabeth Riggleman, Bridgewater College, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Macromolecule-Mediated Lubrication of Metals and PolymersJeanaira Rosado, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.

"Kinetic Studies of 4-Nitrophenol Reduction by Dendrimer-Stabilized Gold NanoparticlesKathryn Stenberg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, mentored by Dr. Harry Ploehn.

"Characterization of Gas Diffusion Layers and Their Effects on PEMFC PerformanceMeng Tan, University of Idaho, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"Adsorption and Oxidation of Anode Impurities in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel CellsJonathan Thompson, Clemson University, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.