Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

The Department of Chemical Engineering Grant Recipients

Rhiannon Jacobs - 2015 Research Presentation Grant
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Harish Vashisth, Chemical Engineering 
Project Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of M37 Lipase in Water and Methanol
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Northeast Regional Meeting
 
Halie White - 2015 Research Presentation Grant
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Harish Vashisth, Chemical Engineering 
Project Title: ChemE Car regional competition
Conference:American Institute of Chemical Engineers Northeast Regional Meeting
 
Shujie Hou - 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kyung Jae Jeong, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Bactericidal Surface that Enhances Integration of Biomaterials with Tissue
 
Duncan Cromwell - 2014 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
Research Site: Cantoblanco, Spain
Faculty Mentor: Prof. P.T. Vasudevan, Chemical Engineering 
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Garcia, Institute of Catalysis & Petrochemistry   
Topic: Semi-batch Transesterification of Waste Oil
 
Christopher Blais - 2014 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nivedita Gupta, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Microcapsule Dynamics through a Suddenly Constricting Channel
 
Alison Deyett - 2014 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)  
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kyung Jae Jeong, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Innate Immune Response to Novel Bactericidal Surface that Enhances Biointegration
 
Mitchell Juneau - 2014 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)  
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Xiaowei Teng, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Design of Vanadium Oxide Nanostructure for Electrochemical Capacitor Applications
 
Christopher Blais - 2014 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Experiments & Simulations of Droplet Flow through Sharp Contractions
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
 
Rhiannon Jacobs - 2014 Research Presentation Grant
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Harish Vashisth, Chemical Engineering 
Project Title: Multiscale Simulation of Enzyme Conformational Dynamics
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
 
Michael Seaman - 2014 Research Presentation Grant
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Harish Vashisth, Chemical Engineering 
Project Title: ChemE Car regional competition
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
 
Brian McConnell - 2013 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Kinetics of the Lipid Extraction from Microalgae
 
Lauren Pappas - 2013 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jillian Goldfarb, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Cocoa Shell Biochar Removal of Amoxicillin from Wastewater
 
Kelsey Price - 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Reducing Water, Energy, and Chemical Use in Microalgae Biodiesel Production
 
Rebecca Cole - 2013 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
Research Site: Cantoblanco, Spain
Faculty Mentor: Prof. P.T. Vasudevan, Chemical Engineering  
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Garcia, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry   
Topic: Novel Catalysts for Biofuel Production
 
Phylicia Cicilio - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Pyrolysis and Oxidation Kinetics of Corn and Coal Blends for Energy Generation
Conference: American Chemical Society National Meeting
 
Anthony D’Amico - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Reaction Kinetics of Colorado, Chinese, and Estonia Oil Shale Semi-cokes in Air
Conference: American Chemical Society National Meeting
 
Daniel Eltingham - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Algae Growth in Photobioreactors using a Removable Jacket of Colored LED's
Conference: Energy, Utility, & Environment Conference
 
Kathleen Miller - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Preparation of Activated Carbons from Waste Peanut Shells for Use as a Sorbent Material
Conference: American Chemical Society National Meeting
 
Lauren Pappas - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Cocoa and Coal: Pyrolysis Kinetics of Locally Sourced Coal-Biomass Blends in New Hampshire
Conference: American Chemical Society National Meeting
 
Kelsey Price - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Energy and Water Resource Efficient Production of Microalgae Lipids
Conference: Energy, Utility, & Environment Conference
 
Seth Trembly - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Microalgae Production using Floating Photobioreactors
Conference: Algae Biomass Summit
 
Pablo Yangali - 2013 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Pyrolysis Reactions of Biomass –Coal Blends Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Conference: American Chemical Society National Meeting
 
Emily Smith - 2012 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Enhancement of Bio-Oil by Pervaporation
 
Kelsey Price - 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Energy Efficient Microalgae Oil Recovery by Nanofiltration
 
Sachi Nagada - 2012 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Russell Carr, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Modeling Equations of the Sleeping Patterns Between Mother and Child and Try to Correlate the equations of Sudden Infant Death
 
Madelyn Ball - 2012 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Immunofluorescence to locate α, - and β2- Adrenergic Receptors in Small Arterioles
Conference: Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
 
Amanda Lade - 2012 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Toxic Gold? Bioavailability of Olive Oil Waste Phenols to Plant Matter
Conference: 243rd ACS National Meeting
 
Brian McConnell - 2012 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Floating Photobioreactors for Microalgae Growth in Wastewater
Conference: Energy & Environment Conference/Expo
 
Rebecca Wilson - 2012 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Biodiesel: Salt-Water Microalgae Growth for Biodiesel Production in a Hot Sunny Climate Using an Open Pond System
Conference: Energy & Environment Conference/Expo
 
Augustin Wimsatt - 2012 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Entry in the AICHE Chem-E-Car National Competition
Conference: American Institute for Chemical Engineers National Student Conference
 
Rebecca Wilson - 2012 Honors Thesis Grant
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dale Barkey, Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Metal Nanoparticles for Solar Panel Applications
 

Brian Zukas and Phylicia Cicilio - 2011 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jillian Goldfarb, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Chem-E Car

Brian McConnell - 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Design of a Submersible Photobioreactor for Microalgae Growth in the Ocean
 
Rebecca Wilson - 2011 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
Research Site: Doha, Qatar 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ihab Farag, Chemical Engineering
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ghada Salama, Texas A&M, Qatar   
Topic: Microalgae Biodiesel Production
 
Rebecca Cole - 2011 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)
Faculty Mentor: Prof.Qing Song, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Developing a Real-Time Quantitative and Multiplexed Live Single-Cell Microarray
 
Amanda Lade - 2011 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jillian Goldfarb, Chemical Engineering
Topic: Toxic Gold? Bioavailability of Olive Oil Waste Phenols to Plant Matter
 
Xiameng Liu - 2011 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Surfactant Effects on Drop Formation in Co-Flowing Fluids
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
 
Brian McConnell - 2011 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Comparative Study of Lipids Produced from Microalgae Grown in Freshwater vs. Wastewater
Conference: Energy, Utility & Environment
 
Rebecca Wilson - 2011 Research Presentation Grant
Project Title: Parametric Study of Biodiesel Quality and Yield Using a Bench-Top Processor
Conference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting