Undergraduate Research Excellence Awardee Archives

 Spring 2016 UREA

Student Department Mentor Description
David Ajoku Aerospace Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Powering and Actuating Aircraft Wings Using Shape Memory Alloys
Tyler Baines Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson CubeSat Ground Station
Samuel Brooks Biological Sciences Dr. Andre Venter Optimizing Sample Preparation for Hops Analysis Laboratory
Cameron Carson Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism
Jeremiah Chang Biomedical Science Dr. Kathryn Docherty Restoring Belowground soil Microbial Function
Anthony Conigliaro Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Evaluating Operational Status of the Freeze-thaw Machine
Muqeet Farhad Aerospace Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism
Magreth Haji Aerospace Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Shape Memory Alloys (Nano-Composite)
Paul Harvey Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Infrastructure and Technology for Sustainable Livable Cities
Joshua Jones Manufacturing Engineering Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Western Michigan University's Hybrid 3D Metal Printer
Nathan Lloyd Construction Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Automation of the Autogenous Shrinkage Test Apparatus
Syed Mehdi Aerospace Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Altitude Control Mechanism
Michael Monaco Biomedical Science Dr. Silvia Rossbach Bacteriophage Therapy
Anthony Murawski Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson CubeSat Ground Station
Courtney Nelson Ceramics Dr. Andrew Hennilich After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art
Eric Pietrowicz Electrical Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Smart Cane
Jeff Rudel Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Western Michigan University's Hybrid 3D Metal Printer
Nicholas Rudell Biomedical Science Dr. Gellert Mezei Study of the Unusual Reactivity of 1H-Pyrazole-3-Carbaldehyde with Activated Pyrazoels and Development of Novel Highly Flourescent Materials
Zachary Schmidtke Biomedical Science Dr. Sylvia Rossback Bacteriophage Isolation
Turner Solterman Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Evaluation of Bridge Construction Project Impact on Surrounding Business
Timothy Taylor Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism
Alex Updegraff Mechanical Engineering Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Western Michigan University's Hybrid 3d Metal Printer
Cole Villalobos Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Evaluating Operational Status of the Air-Void System Analysis Machine
Casey Wright Biochemistry Dr. Megan Grunert Kowalski A Guided Inquiry Approach to Enforce Student Understanding of thin Layer Chromatography in the Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Courst

 Fall 2015 UREA

David Ajoku Aerospace Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur The magnetic ternaryphase diagram of ni-mn-ga alloys
Matthew Baird Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Xenon injection system for hall effect thruster
Joseph Barnett Biomedical Sciences Dr. Peter Gustafson NeoVent: development of low cost respiratory equipment
Steven Beuerle Mechanical Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh Design of a tandem rotor ground effect vehicle
Paul Blais Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh High endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
Matthew Bruinsma Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Training of research scientists from CMTI, India
Jared Buck Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov 3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
Ian Crumm Biochemistry Dr. Silvia Rossbach The identification of bacteriophages for use as phage therapy
Christopher Curran Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Hydrogen conversion for internal combustion engines
De'Lon Dixon Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice Dr. Anthony DeFulio Interview based behavioral assessment of HIV + drug users
Michael Foster Manufacturing Engineering Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov 3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
Weston Genovese Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasals Hydrogen conversion for internal combustion engines
John Harmon Aerospace Engineering Dr. William Liou Validation of the MK aeroship through flight testing
Spencer Hoin Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov 3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
Joseph Kawka Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh Validation of the MK aeroship through flight testing
Brent Kostich Mechanical Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh Tandem rotor ground effect flight vehicle
Christopher Pleasant Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh High endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
Christopher Proctor Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson Development of an autonomous demonstration system
Zachary Reinke Mechanical Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Development of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
Nicholas Rudell Biomedical Sciences Dr. Gellert Mezei Study of the unusual reactivity of 1H-pyrazole-3-carbaldehyde with activated pyrazoles and development of novel high flourescent materials
Zachary Schmidtke Biomedical Sciences Dr. Silvia Rossbach Bacteriophage isolation
Nagual Simmons Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Magnetic lens configuration and design
Joel Thompson Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Physical modeling for hall effect thruster
Benson Vande Stree Manufacturing Engineering Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov 3-D bone surgery eimulator with force feedback device
Tyler Wall Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jun-Seok Oh high endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
Spencer Watza Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson Development of an autonomous proximity operations demonstration system 
Travis Welton Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Solar powered water filtration system
Patrick Wewengkang Aerospace Engineering Dr. William Liou Validation of the MK aeroship through flight testing  
Amanda Zeebn Aviation Flight Science Professor Lori Brown FAA Pegasus WTIC Project C, general aviation weather alerting

Spring 2015 UREA

David Ajoku Aerospace Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur The magnetic ternary phase diagram of ni-mn-ga alloys
Abdulaziz Alsegaihi Mechanical Engineering Dr. William Liou Automotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
Adam Boden Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Compressed gas vehicle
Tyler Bourassa Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Two axis vehicle simulator
Jonathan Cross Aerospace Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson Cold gas control system for high altitude balloon
Kenneth Domingue Aerospace Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer Cold gas propulsion system for a high altitude research balloon
Spencer Hoin Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Virtual surgery with haptic feedback
Mia Jawor Biochemistry Dr. Gellert Mezei Green, high yield method for the protection of heterocyclic amion, hydroxyl and thiol groups
Reza Kordbacheh Aerospace Engineering Dr. Kristina Lemmer High altitude cold gas propulsion system
Brian Larsen Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Compressed gas vehicle
Andrew Martin Aeronautical Engineering Dr. Jennifer Hudson Cold gas control system for high altitude balloon
Simon Matar Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Hot spot stress simulation and verification with strain data
Preston Mayes Aviation Flight Science Lori Brown VFR into IMC weather technology in the cockpit
William Nichols Mechanical Engineering Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh Design of a scaled down robotic relief transport vehicle for 2015 ASME student design competition
Eric Pietrowicz Electrical Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Virtually simulated SEM
David Moussa Salazar Aerospace Engineering Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis of AL distribution
Jacob Sanford Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Two axis vehicle simulator
Charlie Schlansker Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Thin film carbon nanotube sensors
Timothy Schnell Civil Engineering Dr. Upul Attanayake Developing hands on training modules for AE instrumentation, data analysis, and results interpretation
Andrew Seurynck Mechanical Engineering Dr. William Liou Automotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
Zachary Smith Aerospace Engineering Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh Design of a scaled down robotic relief transport vehicle for 2015 ASME stuednt design competion
Neil Suva Mechanical Engineering Dr. William Liou Automotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
Samuel Wilson Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Thin film carbon nanotube senor
Bailey Windle Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Thin film carbon nanotube senor
Ben Wolfman Mechanical Engineering Dr. Muralidhar Compressed inert gas vehicle
Andrew Wyman Engineering Design Technology Dr. Pavel Ikonomov 2-axis simulator


Fall 2014

Mohamed Ahmed
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Real time dynamic hybrid simulation

Taimoor Ahmed
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
High altitude cold gas propulsion project

Alexander Auer
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Noorosh Naghshineh
Testing the rigidity and vibration characteristics of state of the art materials for potential use as white canes for blind pedestrians

Matthew Baird
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis of Al distribution

Theodore Carter
Civil Engineering
Dr. Gellert Mezei
New, environmentally friendly solar cells based on copper perovskite materials

Megan Derwich
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
3D bone modeling and surgical simulation 

Alan DeWitt
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. William Liou
GT-15V turbojet engine

James Hentig
Biological Sciences
Dr. Christine Bryd-Jacobs
Zinc sulfate affects cilitaed olfactory sensory neurons more than microvillus olfactory sensory neurons

Brenda Hodgell
Civil Engineering
Dr. Valerian Kwigizile
Safety analysis of Michigan's engineering improvements for older drivers

Jacob Ives
UEM
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Joseph Johnson
Mechanical Engineering
Dr.William Liou
GT-15V turbojet engine

Andrew Kechner
Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
High altitude cold gas propulsion system

Simon Matar
Civil Engineering
Dr. Upul Attanayaek
Hot spot stress simulation and verification with strain data

Preston Mayes
Aviation flight science
Professor Lori Brown
VFR into IMC weather technology in the cockpit

James McQueen
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Andrea Micou
Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
3D bone modeling and surgical simulation

Eric Pietrowicz
Electrical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Virtually simulated SEM

Ahmad Rahimi
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Real time hybrid simulation

Timothy Schnell
Civil Engineering
Dr. Upul Attanayaek
Fatigue life calculation using strain data

Shaun Shields
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Andro Mondala
Direct bio-conversion of soybean hulls to renewable chemicals by fungal solid state fermentation

Thomas Shock Jr.
Aero Space Engineering
Dr. William Liou
GT-15V turbojet engine

Kyle Simpson
Physics
Dr. Steven Durbin
Semiconductor conference attendance

Dan Ziemer
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Matt Ziemer
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Summer 2014

Brenda Hodgell
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
NEESR-CR: NEESsoft: seismic risk reduction for soft story wood frame buildings

Ramon Roberts-Perazza
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Evaluation of shape memory alloys used at junction and steel column underseismic loading

Kyle Simpson
Physics
Dr. Steve Durbin
ZnSnN2 RHEED samples analysis and characterization

Spring 2014

Mohamed Ahmed
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Heat reduction and improved

Tyler Bayne
Computer Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Creating virtual reality 3D simulations of Engineering laboratory experiments

Garrett Brand 
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford
Design of a supercharging mounting system for a single cylinder engine

Nicole Carpp
Biomedical Science and Exercise Science
Dr. John Spitsbergen
The effect of moderate versus low intensity involuntary exercise on GDNF expression and neuromuscular junction morphology in rat diaphragm and pectoralis

Theodore Carter
Physics
Dr. Clement Burns
The use of hybrid perovskite (CH3NH3)in low cost photovoltaid cells

Genalou Cumpio
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Jennifer Hudson
Controlled retrieval of a suborbital weather balloon instrumentation

Christian Hartman
Chemistry
Dr. Gellert Mezei
Large molecular panel based metal organic architectures for gas storage and catalysis

Jacob Ives
Engineering Management Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Veronica Maslanka
Civil Engineering
Dr. Valerian Kwigizile
Evaluation of Michigan's engineering improvements for older drivers

Simon Matar
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Upul Attanayake
Extracting useful fatigue monitoring information for practicing engineers

James McQueen
Civil Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Extracting useful fatigue monitoring information for practicing engineers

Andreas Quainoo
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

Ahmad Sear Rahimi
Civil Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
NEESR-CR: NEESsoft: Seismic Risk Reduction for soft story wood frame buildings

Timothy Schnell
Civil Engineering
Dr. Upul Attanayake
Digital image correlation for strain measurement of fatigue sensitive steel bridge detail

Kyle Simpson
Physics
Dr. Clement Burns
Programmable pulse motor controller with feedback control for electric vehicle

Kurt Spriet
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford
Development of CFD model for a supercharged single-cylinder engine

Wade Thomas
Aviation Management and Operations
Professor Lori Brown
FAA PEGASAS Project B 'unexpected transition from VFR to IMC"

Cory Williams
Mathematics
Dr. Andrzej Dudek
Maker-breaker games in Ramsey theory

Dan Ziemer
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Matt Ziemer
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

Fall 2013

Hans Avildsen
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. John Patten
Heat reduction and improved efficiency in the M-Lam Laser Beam Delivery System

Tyler Bayne
Computer Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Creating virtual reality 3D simulations of engineering laboratory experiments

Troy Booker
Aviation Management and Operations
Professor Lori Brown
Kites for change: flying high with math and science

Anthony Bootka
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. John Patten
Heat reduction and improved efficiency in the M-Lam laser beam delivery system

Rapheal Brown
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. David Meade
Implementing an energy management system based on ISO 50001

Mitchell Brownell
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloons

Erin Donovan
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. John Spitsbergen
Walk-training increases expression of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor in pectoralis muscle but not diaphragm from mouse

Kevin Heinze
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Cindy Linn
Investigating the involvement of caspase-3 in the apoptotic pathway associated with an invivo glaucoma model

John Ihling
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. David Meade
Implementation of an energy management system

Ashley Johnson
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban three wheel cycle body design

Andrew Lewandowski
Physics
Dr. Asghar Kayani
Ion beam irradiation induced defects in superconductors

Noah Masika
Chemistry
Dr. Sherine Obare
Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biorenewables into commodity chemicals

Greg Neff
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloon

Daoshen Ong
Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Tianshu Liu
The aero-shop project

Macey Putnam
Sales and Business Marketing
Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik
What can be gleaned about the outcomes of NSF STEP-funded projects based on publicly available data?

Andreas Quainoo
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

Ryan Savard
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloons

Timothy Schnell
Civil Engineering
Dr. Upul Attanayake
Nonshrink cementitious group or mortar for prefabricated connections

Richa Shah
Biochemistry
Dr. Sherine Obare
Developing biosensors for bacteria using well defined alloy nanoparticles

Shubram Subramanyam
Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Tianshu Liu
The aero-shop project

Devin Talcott
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. David Meade
Implementation of an energy management system based on ISO 50001

Walker Thompson
General University Studies (Pre-Med)
Dr. John Spitsbergen
GDNF-mediated effects of exercise on motor neuron survival in elderly rats

Olivia Walser
Biology
Dr. Silvia Rossbach
Characterization of scyllo-inosital catabolism in sinorhizobium meliloti

Cory Williams
Mathematics
Dr. Andrzej Dudek
Maker-breaker games in Ramsey theory

Spring 2013

Miguel Acuna
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Jorge Rodiquez
Multi-purpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

Joel Alvey
Aviation
Dr. Lori Brown
Evaluation of best practices to integrate iPad applications in collegiate aviation program

Brian Omondi Asimba
Aeronautical Engineering
Muralidhar Ghantasala
Simulation, preparation and characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

Atreya Biswas
Aeronautical Engineering
Muralidhar Ghantasala
Simulation, preparation and characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

Rapheal Brown
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. David Meade
Implementation of an energy management system

Avin Castelino
Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

Billy Corder
Aviation Administration and Flight Science
Dr. Lori Brown
Kites for change: Flying high with math and science

Erin Donovan
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. John Spitsbergen
Activity dependent regulation of neurotrophic factor expression in mouse skeletal muscle

Anthony Galas
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Silvia Rossbach
Anaerobe science evolved: Growing geobacter sulfurreducens in an aerobic fuel cell

Austin Grieve
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Multi-purpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

Christian Hartman
Chemistry and Physics
Dr. Gellert Mezei
Selective anion encapsulation by multimetallic nanojars

John Ihling
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
David Meade
Implementation of an energy management system

Jeff Ingold
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Desktop 4 axis computer numerical control milling machine with 3-D printing capability

Stephanie Jerger
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. John Spitsbergen
Age related changes in GDNF content of skeletal muscle

Kenneth Klingler
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Multipurpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

Nicole Mouch
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Gellert Mezei
A hydrometallurgical alternative to the extraction of platinum groups metals from spent automotive catalytic converters

Damir Musaev
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Donald Kane
Is mutation in CDC20 gene causing Zombie phenotype in Zebrafish?

Eric Nederhoed
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban three wheel cycle body design

David O'Hagan
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban three wheel cycle body design

Mark Onderlinde
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban three wheel cycle body design

Shubram Subramanyam
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

Devin Talcott
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. David Meade
Implementation of an energy management system using ISO 50001

Alexander Urech
Chemistry
Dr. Yirong Mo
Computational study of boron nitrogen dative bonds using the block localized wave function (BLW) method and the density functional (DFT) level of theory

Olivia Walser
Biology
Dr. Silvia Rossbach
Characterization of scyllo-inositol catabolism in sinorhizobium meliloti

Maren Zanotti
Chemistry
Dr. Steve Bertman
The role of oxidation of BVOCa in SOA production

Spring 2012

Bader Al Khamis
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

David Anderson
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real-Time

Jerry Andrews
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
Affordable Shock Dynamometer

Katherine N. Ballman
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
SAMURAI Time Projection Chamber (TPC) Project

Jovon P. Bland
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

Tom Casperson
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
Portable Shock Dyno

William DeKam
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Claudia Hansford
Temperature Measurements in an Industrial Paint Curing Oven Using Infrared Thermometry

Dionisio V. Del Orbe Henriquez
Manufacturing Engineering
Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar
Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation (HPPT) Region During Micro-Laser Assisted Machining (Micro-LAM)

Steven Dye
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Active Target Time Projection Chamber Project

Trent Heithoff
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Affordable Shock Dynamometer

Esaw Kurban
Biological Sciences
Dr. Karim Essani
Random Mutagenesis of TPV in the Search for a Cancer-Specific Oncolytic Agent

James Martlew
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Claudia Hansford
Measurement of Nozzle Outlet Turbulence Using Particle Image Velocimetry

James McAlpine
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

Adam McEntire
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

Jared D. McKinley
Manufacturing Engineering
Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar Ghantasala
Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation Region During Micro-laser Assisted Machining process

Steven Nielsen
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
DUSEL Project

Abdoulaye Ousseini Abdoulaye
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. IKhlas Abdel-Qader
Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real Time

Angie Massiel Paula Sanchez
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real Time

Olivia Nicole Walser
Biological Sciences
Dr. Todd Barkman
Ghosts of Evolution Past: Resurrecting an Extinct Ancestral Enzyme to Understand the Origins of Modernday Biochemical Activities

Spencer Watza
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Analysis of Melt-Spun Shape-Memory Alloy

Fall 2012

Joel Alvey
Aviation Science & Administration
Dr. Lori Brown
Integration of Tablet Technology into Flight Training

Brian Omondi Asimba
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
Simulation, Preparation and Characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

Avin Weith Castelino
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
The Crystallographic Base of Ductility in Novel Magnesium Alloys

David Gold
Geology
Dr. David Barnes
Petrophysical Study of the Ordovician St. Peters Sandstone for Evaluation of Geological Carbon Sequestration

John Ihling
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. John Patten
Facility Optimization through ISO Certification and Landfill Assessment

Bryn Gwaltney
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design & Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

Travis Mattson
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

Scott Miller
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

Nicole Mouch
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Gellert Mezei
Hydrometallurgical Alternative to the Extraction of Platinum metals from spent auto catalytic converters

Damir Musaev
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Donald Kane
Is Mutation in CDC20 gene causing zombie phenotype in zebrafish?

Frank Sattler
Hydrogeology
Dr. David Barnes
Petrophysical Study of the Ordovician St. Peters Sandstone for Evaluation of Geological Carbon Sequestration

Shubram Subramanyam
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Crystallographic Base of Ductility in Novel Magnesium Alloys

Ryan Warning
Engineering Design Technology
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

Spencer Watza
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Analysis of TiNiCu Melt-Spun Ribbons

Spring 2011

Lusanni Acosta
Civil and Construction Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Numerical Seismic Response Evaluation of Wood Frames

Ahmed Sami
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

Abdullah Radhi
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

Katherine Ballman
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Fusion in White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

Kelley Becker
Chemistry
Dr. Steve Bertman
Optimization of Lewis Base Conversion of Triglycerides to Methyl Esters

Ryan Berndt
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Makerbot Additive Manufacturing Machine

Ryan Bezemek
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
Makerbot Additive Manufacturing Machine

Alexander Buist
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Hybrid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power-Train Development

Anthony Butchko
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Desktop Additive Manufacturing

Alenjandro Carrasco
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Environmental Clean Up

Allyson Doyle
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Dr. Nickola Nelson
Student Research Associate - Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills Validation Study

Kok Seong Foo
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Testing of Pem Fuel Cell

Andrew Gronau
Industrial and manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Programming and Fixture Design of A Fanuc Weld Robot

Ben Himebaugh
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Installation and determination of operating parameters of new ion sources

Cody Kammeraad
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Hybrid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power-Train Development

Ibraheem Mohammed Kaseb
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

Casey Kick
Paper Engineering
Dr. Raja Aravamuthan
Absorption Of Algae By Pulp Fibers

Adrian Sargent
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Programming and Fixture Design of a Fanuc Weld Robot

John Sendor
Civil and Construction Engineering
Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
Experimental Seismic Response Evaluation of Wood Frames

Ewing Tiong
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

Adrian Tok
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

Sean Weera
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

Francisco Yapor
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Environmental Clean Up

Fall 2011

Katherine Ballman
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Michael Famiano
SAMURAI Time Projection Chamber (TPC) Project

Bailey Cupp
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

Micah Dawati
Biological Sciences
Dr. J. Spitsbergen
Effects of Walk-Train Exercise on Glial Cell-Lined Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Heart Muscle of ALS Model Mouse

Jennifer Day
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Ikonomov
Three - Wheel Urban Electric Vehicle Body Design

Dionisio V. Del Orbe Henriques
Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. John Patten & Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
Optimization of Lewis Base Conversion of Triglycerides to Methyl Esters

Steven Dye
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Active Target Time Projection Chamber Project

Sarah Hulbert
Physics
Dr. Bautista
Computing the Spectra of Like Ions

Neil Hurley
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Dr. Abdel-Qader
Hollow Core Generator

Adrian Jee
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Three-Wheeled Urban Electric Vehicle

Ryan Kamm
Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. John Patten
Gree Manufacturing Initiative

Christopher Longrey
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban Three Wheeled Electric Vehicle Frame Design

Wendell Mansfield
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Urban Three Wheel Electric Vehicle body Design

Brandon Marshall
Physics
Dr. Manuel Baustista
Three Dimensional Modeling of Active Galactic Nuclei

Noah O. Masika
Chemistry
Dr. Sherine Obare
Evaluating the Safety of Nanoscale Materials within Biological Cells

Jared McKinley
Manufacturing Engineering
Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar Ghantasala
Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation Region During Micro-laser Assisted Machining process

Amanda Messer
Anthropology
Dr. Michael Nassaney
Analysis of Lead Shot From Fort St. Joseph

Akliseya Nahvsenaye
Electrical Engineering
Dr. Massood Atashba
Sensor System with a Mobile Phone Interface

Steven Nielsen
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
DUSEL Project

Tom Olech
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Urban Electric Three Wheel Vehicle Body Design and Build

Matthew Olson
Electrical Engineering
Dr. Abdel-Qader
Hollow Core Wind Generator

Bryan Stolla
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

Tipu Sultan
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

Andrew Tucker
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

Scott Tucker
Biological Sciences
Dr. John M. Spitsbergen
Effects of Acetylcholine and Carbachol of GDNF Secretion in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells

Sean Wabeke
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Three-wheeled Electric Urban Vehicle Frame Design & Build

Jacob Wentink
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
Wheeled Electric Urban Vehicle Frame Design and Build

Davina Wyman
Geosciences
Investigating the Adsorption of Chromium (VI) on Kleinstuck Marsh Soils

Cong Yang
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Stationary Hollow Core Generator

Spring 2010

Michael Blackmond
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

Alexander Bodurka
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

Steven Dye
Physics
Dr. Mike Famiano

Greg Inglett
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

John Nowak
Physics
Dr. Mike Famiano
Detector Calibrations for NSCL experiment: Investigation of in-medium cross sections, momentum and density dependence of the asymmetry term

Fall 2010

Joshua Armagost
Biological Sciences
Dr. Stephen Malcolm
Does the protozoan pathogen Ophryocystis elektroscirrha occur in the southern monarch butterfly, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina?

Michael Blackmond
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

Melissa Basileo
Chemistry
Dr. Ekkehard Sinn
Developing sensitive and selective nanosensors

Alex Bodurka
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

Alexander Buist
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell power train development

Steven Dye
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Active target time projection chamber project

John Ihling
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. John Patten
Green manufacturing

Gregory Inglett
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Frank Severance
Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

Andrew Johnson
Biological Sciences
Dr. Stephen Malcolm
Mapping of southern monarch butterfly and milkweed host plant locations from field work and museum records in South America

Cody Kammeraad
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell power train development

Logan Rowe
Biological Sciences
Dr. Stephen Malcolm
Egg content of female southern monarch butterflies, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina

Joel Stevens
Biological Sciences
Dr. Stephen Malcolm
Egg content of female southern monarch butterflies, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina

Steven Nielsen
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Active target time projection chamber project

John Stodola
Physics
Dr. Asghar Kayani
Installation and determination of operating parameters of new ion sources

Spring 2009

Amanda Milstein
Psychology
Dr. Lisa Baker
Evaluation of the Rewarding or Aversive Effects of MDMA/Cocaine Combinations in an Animal Model of Drug-Induced Reward

Ashley Whitaker
Environmental Studies
Dr. Charles Ide
Analysis of Caspase-3 Levels in Xenopus Laevis Tadpoles Treated with atrazine to determine Apoptosis Occurrence

Fall 2009

Rebekah Achtenberg
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Membrane Research for Advanced Fuel Cells

Brandon Darr
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Membrane Research for Advanced Fuel Cells

John Novak
Physics
Dr. Mike Famiano
Detector Calibrations for NSCL experiment: Investigation of in-medium cross sections, momentum and density dependence of the asymmetry term

Luke Roobol
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Bade Shrestha
New Membrane Research for Future Advanced Fuel Cells

Spring 2008

Neil Blok
Chemistry
Dr. David Huffman
Examination of Copper Transfer and the Effects of Disease-causing Mutations on the Interaction between Human COMMD1 and Wilson Protein

Monica Czarnopys
Biological Sciences
Dr. John Spitsbergen
Increased duration of involuntary exercise has a Greater effect on GDNF Protein expression in Skeletal muscle

Janelle Garchow
Environmental Studies
Dr. Harold Glasser
Convenience Conservation: Rethinking Gibbs House Water Use

Leigh Jouppi
Psychology
Dr. Richard Spates
The Comparative Efficacy of Dosed, Enhanced Dosed, Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness in the Reduction of Public Speaking Phobia

Breanna Kevil
Counseling and Testing Center
Dr. Delores Walcott
WMU Suicide Prevention Project Cross-Site Evaluation Project

Lucy Kurtz
Environmental Institution
Dr. Charles Ide
Study of Calbindin D28k Expression in Xenopus laevis Tadpoles During Several Stages of Development

Patrick Malson
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Silicon Detector Array Development for RIKEN TOF Experiment

John Novak
Physics
Dr. Michael Famiano
Mass Measurements of rp-Process Nuclei Near the Proton Drip Line

Michael Peake
Civil Engineering
Dr. Sherif Yehia
Health Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructure Utilizing Sensor Technology

Andre Williams
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. John Patten
Numerical Simulations

Jack Winkelbauer
Physics
Dr. Alan Wuosmaa
Nuclear Physics — The HELIOS Project