|Timestamp||Project Title: title up to 20 words||Project Description: a brief description (maximum 100 words)||Position Intended for:||Intended Duration: please indicate duration or semesters/year during which the research project will be conducted, e.g., Fall 2020- Spring 2021||Minimum Requirements: please specify any GPA requirement and other requirements that are specific to the research project||Qualifications: Specify standing for each opening (e.g. junior standing and above, seniors only, etc. for undergraduates or MS student)||Advisor Name: Name of principal investigator of the laboratory||Contact Information: please indicate an e-mail address to which students can apply|
|9/2/2020 11:08:24||Building COMSOL Multiphysics Simulations of Lab Equipment||Given that COVID has made it very challenging to teach experimental lab courses, we are building computer simulations of the laboratory equipment using COMSOL software. The idea is to make apps that are easy enough to use by students and faculty who don't have a prior background in simulation.||Undergrad or MS||One or more semesters||3.6||junior standing (unless experienced with programming)||Roman Voronovfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9/2/2020 12:37:30||Porous spherical powders produced by mechanical milling||We need to prepare and characterize samples of different materials following our recent study, https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201901204 We also are interested in the mechanism leading to the formation of spherical particles with narrow size distribution||Undergrad or MS||Fall 2020-Spring 2021||GPA 3.5 and higher||sophomore and above||Edward L Dreizinemail@example.com|
|9/5/2020 0:46:28||Electronic transport properties of 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes) for DNA sensors||Since their discovery in 2011, the experimental investigation in the fundamental electronic properties of 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes) has always been limited due to their small size and poor stability. These issues can be solved by the integration of electron-beam lithography (EBL) and the hBN-assisted dry transfer process. In this project, we will develop efficient methods to synthesize large-size (>5 microns) Mo-based 2D MXenes and control their surface termination. The obtained MXenes will be fabricated into field-effect transistors (FETs) using EBL assisted by the dry transfer process to improve the understanding of electronic transport properties of MXenes. Results of these experimental works are expected to promote the application of MXenes in electronic biosensors for disease diagnosis.||Undergrad or MS||Fall 2020- Spring 2021||Mengqiang (Mark) Zhaofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9/5/2020 0:54:37||Scalable synthesis of 2D MXenes for electrochemical energy storage||The combination of high electrical conductivity, 2D morphology, and hydrophilic surface makes MXenes promising applications in electrochemical energy storage. However, the practical application of MXenes is hindered by the availability of a large quantity of the material. In this project, we plan to use the topochemical synthesis method accompanied with the fluid-bed technique to improve the production yield of MXenes. The produced MXenes will be used as additives in the electrodes or electrolyte to develop high-performance Li-ion batteries.||Undergrad or MS||Fall 2020- Spring 2021||Mengqiang (Mark) Zhaoemail@example.com|
|9/8/2020 17:20:57||Novel shear-enhanced microfluidic sensor||We are currently developing a microfluidic-based point of use bio/environmental|
sensor platform for the detection of multiples analytes. We detect cancer biomarkers, DNA/RNA, proteins, and environmental toxins. Our lab has developed a novel three dimensional interdigitated porous flow-through electrode. This electrode can develop a shear-enhanced force for high selectivity. The same also provides high sensitivity. We are currently designing an optimized geometry for this platform. All MS and undergraduate students working on the project have been recognized as authors and have gone on to top schools for graduate studies/jobs.
|Undergrad or MS||Fall 2020 - Fall 2021||GPA at least greater than 3.8 for Undergraduate Students. Would like to have a time commitment of at least 1 year. For MS students, an MS project can be offered.||Junior standing only for undergraduate students. MS students, any standing.||Sagnik Basurayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9/8/2020 17:21:01||A highly selective and sensitive sensor for the detection of small molecules||In this project, a novel sensor for the detection of small molecules will be examined. Different sensing materials (e.g., CNT, graphene oxide (GO), MOF, Titanium oxide(TiO2)) with different dielectric constant are sandwiched inside a new device. Then, a series of electrochemical methods (CV, DPV, EIS) will be used to test and find the most suitable material for the detection of small molecules, like Dopamine (DA), Uric Acid (UA), and ascorbic acid (AA). Our final aim is to build a non-planar, shear force enhanced, a highly sensitive electrochemical transducer to detect small molecules. All MS and undergraduate students working on the project have been recognized as authors and have gone on to top schools for graduate studies/jobs.||Undergrad or MS||Fall 2020 - Fall 2021||GPA at least greater than 3.8 for Undergraduate Students. Would like to have a time commitment of at least 1 year. For MS students, an MS project can be offered.||Junior standing only for undergraduate students. MS students, any standing.||Sagnik Basurayemail@example.com|
|9/9/2020 16:16:31||Develop an HPLC method for analysis of peptides in blood||You would help to "Develop an HPLC method for analysis of peptides in blood"||MS Student, Undergrad or MS||at least 4 semesters for UG and 2 semesters for MS.||3.5 or above (however, I believe in hands and people so don't let this be inhibition from reaching out)||Junior Standing or MS and above.||Vivek Kumarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9/10/2020 15:15:35||Modeling of Live Breast Cancer Cell Metabolism Exposed to Electromagnetic Field on Microfluidic Device||The American Cancer Society estimated about 1.7 million|
new cancer cases and 609,640 deaths occurred in 2018 in
the United States. With increased diagnoses and lack of
affordable treatment, there is a need for seamless and
inexpensive approaches to detect and treat various types
of cancer. Drs. Reid and Basuray in the Department of
Materials and Chemical Engineering are looking for an
undergraduate or masters student to assist in
synthesizing microfluidic devices, equipped with an
electromagnetic device, to study the effect of such fields on cancer cells. Please
send your resume and personal statement immediately, if interested.
|Undergraduate student||Fall 2021||GPA: 3.0||Nellone Reidemail@example.com|
|4/15/2021 12:45:19||Molecular Simulations of Smart Porous Materials||Adsorption of gases and liquids in porous materials plays a significant role in separation processes. |
This project focuses on understanding the relationship between fluid adsorption and the mechanical properties of adsorbent materials.
The main focus is on coupling between the adsorption by a porous sample and deformation of the sample.
The project in computational, and will be performed using coupled molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations.
|Undergrad or MS||Summer 2021, Fall2021,...||GPA: 3.5, strong math and computer skills, ability to work 10+ hours/week||any||Gennady Gorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4/15/2021 13:33:00||Experimental and Modeling Studies of Atmospheric Soot Aggregates||Soot is a major environmental pollutant with impacts ranging from air quality and human health to climate. |
The extent of these impacts depends on the microstructure of soot nanoparticles and their surface properties.
The soot microstructure is complex, with nanoparticles being fractal aggregates of graphitic spherules mixed with organic and inorganic combustion products or other atmospheric chemicals.
On top of it, soot nanoparticles often change structure when interacting with chemicals adsorbed on their surface.
The main goal of this project is to develop a molecular-based model for soot nanoparticles restructuring (Gor's group) and verify it against experimental measurements (Khalizov's group).
|Undergrad or MS||Summer 2021, Fall 2021||GPA 3.5, strong math and computer skills, ability to work 10+ hours/week||any||Gennady Goremail@example.com|
|4/19/2021 12:34:18||Reaction kinetics for abiotic degradation processes||The study will focus on conducting experiments to evaluate reaction kinetics for the degradation of contaminants found at an industrial site with historical contamination. An 18-m core was collected from the site where the redox condition was preserved and contaminants included chlorinated benzenes, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene. In the four redox transition zones investigated, reactive iron mineral coatings were characterized with a suite of analyses under anaerobic conditions. Attenuation of contaminants is expected to be active and sustainable in redox transition zones where there is an abundance of reactive iron mineral coatings cycling through biogeochemical reactions.||Undergrad or MS||Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021||3.5||junior standing for undergraduate or MS students||Lisa Axefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Glass Transition Temperature in Polymeric Nanoparticles
We are examining the glass transition temperature of PLGA nanoparticles via MDSC (modulate differential scanning calorimetry) and how it will affect the drug release behavior. Also, the project focuses on Tg influencing factors, such as manufacture process, size, surfactant and measurement environment.
|Undergrad or MS||Fall 2021-Spring 2022, summer 2022|
We would like to have students who can work in the lab at least 1 year.
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