2016 REU Participants:

  • Mr. Paul Bayliss (Henderson State University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Chris Kitchens, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    • Project: ‘Investigation of Carbon Nanotubes & Cellulose Nanocrystals for Potential Use in Microelectromechanical Systems’
  • Mr. Brian Cole (Henderson State University)
    • Advisor: Dr. Thompson Mefford, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Surfactant Modified Membranes for Enhanced Hydraulic Regeneration’
  • Mr. Jovan Corbitt (Morehouse College)
    • Advisor: Dr. Kostya Kornev, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘The Viscosity of Manduca sexta Hemolymph Under Time and Humidity Changes May Be Modeled Using Aqueous Glycerol’
  • Ms. Darien Hewitt (Western Carolina University)
    • Advisor: Dr. John Sanders, National Brick Research Center
    • Project: ‘High Surface Area Structural Ceramics for Passive Dehumidification’
  • Ms. Roxanne Jacobs (California State University, Long Beach)
    • Advisor: Dr. David Ladner, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
    • Project: ‘Hydrothermal Carbonization of Glucose for the Production of Particles to Model S-PAC Membrane Breakthrough’
  • Ms. Dallas Montag (Marietta College)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Delphine Dean, Department of Bioengineering
    • Project: ‘Cellular Response to Spider Silk Scaffolds’
  • Mr. Tyler Morrison (The University of Tulsa)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Olga Kuksenok, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Numeric Simulations of PNIPPAm Gel Membranes Exposed to Heat and Light’
  • Mr. Mathew Powell (North Carolina State University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Kyle Brinkman, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘BaCO­3 Infiltration on La2NiO4+δ Cathode for Improved Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells’
  • Mr. Erik S. Antonio (Mississippi State University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Igor Luzinov, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Project: ‘Polymer Surface Modification for the Improvement of PEEK-Epoxy Adhesive Strength’
  •  Mr. Michael Xie (Ohio University)
    • Advisor:  Dr. Mark Blenner, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    • Project: ‘Engineering Lysozyme for Site Specific Linker Immobilization’