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Summer 2001 NSF-REU Participants

2001 NSF-REU Participants

Summer Research Symposium

"Molecular Modeling of Surfactants: Micelles and MonolayersCatherine Albaugh, Xavier University, mentored by Dr. Perla Balbuena.

"Asymmetric Electro-Chemical CapacitorWalter Alomar, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Design and Testing of an Array of Catalytic Nanotubular ReactorsRobert Bell, Florida State University, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"Molecular Modeling of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Metal NanoparticlesAaron Borders, University of Florida, mentored by Dr. Perla Balbuena.

"Analytical Methods for Detecting Chlorinated Compounds in Acetonitrile and Ionic LiquidRebecca Corder, University of Louisville, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Synthesis of Dendrimer-Stabilized Ruthenium Metal NanoparticlesSalem Esber, Ohio University, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"Impedance Studies on Sony 18650 Li-ion Cells To Elucidate Capacity Fade MechanismJayming Fang, University of Texas- Austin, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"A Systematic Approach to the Gravimetric Measurement of Hydrogen and Helium on High Surface Area AdsorbentsEly Greenberg, University of Buffalo, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Collection of Paramagnetic Particles by a Single Stainless Steel Wire: A Computational ApproachMalancha Gupta, The Cooper Union, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Structure Property Correlations in Heterogeneous SystemsSamuel Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Thanasis Papathanasiou.

"The Heterogeneous Catalytic Synthesis of Flavanone Using Various CatalystsMiyako Hisamoto, University of Florida, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Computational Fluid Dynamics of a PEM Fuel CellTrent Johnson, University of Arkansas, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"Polymer Graphite Composite as Anodes in Secondary Lithium Ion BatteriesJason Paul, Brown University, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

 "In-Situ Air Bleeding of PEM Fuel CellsJoel Ricklefs, Colorado State University, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"Preparation and Characterization of Platinum and Gold NanocompositesMelissa Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Experimental Determination of the Microstructure of Composite MaterialsDavid Schmerfeld, University of Pittsburgh, mentored by Dr. Thanasis Papathanasiou.

"Energy-efficient, Environmentally-friendly Solvent Extraction SystemsMeghan Sweeney, Tufts University, mentored by Dr. Vincent Van Brunt.

"Developing a PC-based Fiber Optic Instrument for Quantifying PCBs in EthanolJacquelyn Tellez, New Mexico State University, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.

"Cleaning and Sterilizing Biomaterial Surfaces Using Dense Phase CO2Cesar Torres, University of Puerto Rico, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.

"Development of Anisotropic Filled CompositesJonathan Wise, Pennsylvania State University, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.