Summer Research Symposium
"Raman Microscopic Investigation of Tribologically Induced Crystallinity in UHMWPE Polymer Films" Nathassia Corzo, University of South Florida, mentored by Drs. Christopher Williams and Jonathan Bender.
"Studies on Fe based Non Noble Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction" Maureen Curran, University of South Florida, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.
"Acid Based Heterogeneous Catalytic Synthesis of Flavanone" Konstantin Damm, Case Western Reserve University, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.
"Development of Nanostructured Materials for Reversible Hydrogen Storage" Samuel Dehn, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.
"Degradable Hydrogels as a Carrier for Stem Cells in Cartilage Regeneration" Carrie Farberow, University of Oklahoma, mentored by Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari.
"Control of Electric Field-Induced Migration of Cardiac Fibroblasts" Ben Fischer-Valuck, Tulane University, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.
"PtRu/Nb0.1Ti0.902 Supported Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications" Roderick Fuentes, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.
"Characterizing the Solid Products from the Steam Hydrolysis of Sodium Borohydride" Krystal Garringer, Iowa State University, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.
"Preparation of Ag-Containing Platinum Catalysts Using Electroless Deposition Methods" Clare Hoang, University of Oklahoma, mentored by Drs. John Monnier and Christopher Williams.
"Characterization of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Platinum and Palladium Catalysts" Laura Hoisington, Florida Institute of Technology, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.
"Investigation of the Effect of Chloride Contamination on PEM Fuel Cell Performance" Brian Holsclaw, West Virginia University, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.
"QCM Characterization of Electri Field-Induced Migration of Cardiac Fibroblasts, Dermal Fibroblasts, Kidney Epithelial Cells, and Cardiac Myocytes" Kara Larsen, Montana State University, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.
"In Vitro Studies of Ferromagnetic Wire Implants for Magnetic Drug Targeting" Ryan Lawhon, University of Texas, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.
"Analysis of the Multidimensional Behavior in a High Shear Granulation Process" Thomas Palathra, Manhattan College, mentored by Dr. Edward Gatzke.
"Characterization of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell" Jennifer Patterson, Florida Institute of Technology, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.
"The Rheology of Bulk Molding Compounds" Michael Petr, Iowa State University, mentored by Dr. Francis Gadala-Maria.
"Biomimetic Nano-Particles for Bone Regeneration" Michael Pettinella, Villanova University, mentored by Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari.
"Pilot Level Plasticization of Levan" Caitlin Pierce, Rose-Hulman University, mentored by Dr. Thanasis Papathanasiou.
"Immobilization of Dendrimer-Metal Complexes Within Silica Xerogels" Nathan Porter, Georgia Tech, mentored by Dr. Harry Ploehn.
"Analysis of Ammonia Poisoning in PEM Fuel Cells using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy" Emily Seikel, University of Dayton, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.
"Anode Impurities in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells" Leslie Wise, University of Kansas, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.
"Investigation of the Effects of Carbon Loading on Gas Diffusion Layer Properties in the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell" John Yeager, Washington State University, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.
"Chiral Separations with Electrodialysis" Keigo Yoshida, Columbia University, mentored by Dr. Thomas Davis.
"Identification of Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer's Disease by Inhibitor of Amyloid-β Fibril Formation" Corelis Zayas-Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, mentored by Dr. Melissa Moss.