Completed undergraduate research examples

  • Chemical and electrochemical routes for conversion of biomass
  • Construction of a bench top Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB) to study new selective permeability membrane materials for use in the VRB storage of renewable energy
  • Design and fabrication of an engine inlet air temperature and pressure control system
  • Design and fabrication of constant volume reactor that replicates the temperature and pressure conditions inside an engine at the time of combustion
  • Design of a surge speed controller for a marine surface vessel
  • Development of an auto focus capability for a thermography camera for breast cancer analysis development of a residual in-cylinder hydrocarbon concentration measurement device to determine the kinetic effects of residual gases on engine stability
  • Development of an automated optical spectroscopy measurement system for analysis of breast cancer phantoms
  • Development of a laparoscopic automatic camera movement robot
  • Development of a two-color ratio thermometry to gather information on wall fuel film evaporation rates, engine heat transfer losses, and provide boundary conditions to computer simulations modeling engine combustion and emissions formation
  • Development of optical spectroscopy phantoms for breast cancer detection
  • Electrolysis using solid oxide electrolyzers
  • Engineering bioreducible layer-by-layer films for DNA vaccine delivery
  • Finite Element (FE) Modeling to improve vehicle safety and better protect vulnerable populations
  • Ice lens formation and freeze-thaw in soil
  • Gold nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and interaction with macrophage
  • Graphene based flexible sensors and electronics
  • Injuries sustained during a car crash depend heavily on the individual. In car crashes, the children and the senior populations are the most vulnerable to fatalities. Since they differ from adults in not only structure, but strength, it is important to be able to accurately model this vulnerable population. One way of modeling how an occupant interacts with the vehicle is done through
  • Neurotechnology for neuronal recording and stimulation
  • Optical lever based parylene cantilevers for biochemical sensing
  • Piezoresistive accelerometers based on an asymmetrically gapped cantilever
  • Pinpoint exact locations of hyperactive neurons correlated to the tinnitus pathology using new technology
  • Reality game to teach physical diagnosis of pediatric patients to undergraduate nurses
  • Shale gas recovery: geomechanical applications
  • Virtual reality system for robot control