2015 REU Participants:

  • Mr. Joseph Antonakakis (Cornell University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Shuller-Nickels, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
    • Project: ‘Computational Analysis of Ce(IV), Th(IV) and Pu (IV) Sorption to Graphene Oxide’
  • Mr. Patrick Ayerle (University of Maryland)
    • Advisor: Dr. David Lander, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
    • Project: ‘Surfactant Modified Membranes for Enhanced Hydraulic Regeneration’
  • Ms. Macey Bosley (Winthrop University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Brian Powell, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
    • Project: ‘Characterization of Li-ion Battery Electrode Degrading Under Landfill Disposal Conditions’
  • Ms. Rachel Maas (Kenyon University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Modi Wetzel, Department of Chemistry
    • Project: ‘Preparation of Cyclic Peptoids for Use in Size-dependent Dissolution of Carbon Nanotubes’
  • Mr. Justin Mayer (Northeastern University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Thompson Mefford, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘The Effect of Aging Surfaces on Ligand Exchange’
  • Ms. Anne Rebecca (Rowan University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Raj Bordia, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Architectured Porous Ceramics by Gelation-Freeze Casting’
  • Mr. Derica Reynolds (Tuskegee University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Fei Peng, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Study of the Interaction between High-Power Laser and Ceramic Sol-gel Precursor’
  • Ms. Leslie Sanders (Clemson University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Kostya Kornev, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Mechanical Characterization of Lepidoptera Proboscises Through Tensile Testing’
  • Ms. Carley Tysinger (Catawba College)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Igor Luzinov, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Characterization of Nanofoam Collapse as a Response to Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds’