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2005 NSF-REU Participants

2005 NSF-REU Participants

Summer Research Symposium

"Raman Microscopic Investigation of Tribologically Induced Crystallinity in UHMWPE Polymer FilmsNathassia Corzo, University of South Florida, mentored by Drs. Christopher Williams and Jonathan Bender.

"Studies on Fe based Non Noble Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction ReactionMaureen Curran, University of South Florida, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"Acid Based Heterogeneous Catalytic Synthesis of FlavanoneKonstantin Damm, Case Western Reserve University, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Development of Nanostructured Materials for Reversible Hydrogen StorageSamuel Dehn, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Degradable Hydrogels as a Carrier for Stem Cells in Cartilage RegenerationCarrie Farberow, University of Oklahoma, mentored by Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari.

"Control of Electric Field-Induced Migration of Cardiac FibroblastsBen Fischer-Valuck, Tulane University, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.

"PtRu/Nb0.1Ti0.902 Supported Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell ApplicationsRoderick Fuentes, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Characterizing the Solid Products from the Steam Hydrolysis of Sodium BorohydrideKrystal Garringer, Iowa State University, mentored by Dr. Michael Matthews.

"Preparation of Ag-Containing Platinum Catalysts Using Electroless Deposition MethodsClare Hoang, University of Oklahoma, mentored by Drs. John Monnier and Christopher Williams.

"Characterization of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Platinum and Palladium CatalystsLaura Hoisington, Florida Institute of Technology, mentored by Dr. Michael Amiridis.

"Investigation of the Effect of Chloride Contamination on PEM Fuel Cell PerformanceBrian Holsclaw, West Virginia University, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"QCM Characterization of Electri Field-Induced Migration of Cardiac Fibroblasts, Dermal Fibroblasts, Kidney Epithelial Cells, and Cardiac MyocytesKara Larsen, Montana State University, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Bender.

"In Vitro Studies of Ferromagnetic Wire Implants for Magnetic Drug TargetingRyan Lawhon, University of Texas, mentored by Dr. James Ritter.

"Analysis of the Multidimensional Behavior in a High Shear Granulation ProcessThomas Palathra, Manhattan College, mentored by Dr. Edward Gatzke.

"Characterization of a Direct Methanol Fuel CellJennifer Patterson, Florida Institute of Technology, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"The Rheology of Bulk Molding CompoundsMichael Petr, Iowa State University, mentored by Dr. Francis Gadala-Maria.

"Biomimetic Nano-Particles for Bone RegenerationMichael Pettinella, Villanova University, mentored by Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari.

"Pilot Level Plasticization of LevanCaitlin Pierce, Rose-Hulman University, mentored by Dr. Thanasis Papathanasiou.

"Immobilization of Dendrimer-Metal Complexes Within Silica XerogelsNathan Porter, Georgia Tech, mentored by Dr. Harry Ploehn.

"Analysis of Ammonia Poisoning in PEM Fuel Cells using Electrochemical Impedance SpectroscopyEmily Seikel, University of Dayton, mentored by Dr. John Van Zee.

"Anode Impurities in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel CellsLeslie Wise, University of Kansas, mentored by Dr. John Weidner.

"Investigation of the Effects of Carbon Loading on Gas Diffusion Layer Properties in the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel CellJohn Yeager, Washington State University, mentored by Dr. Branko Popov.

"Chiral Separations with ElectrodialysisKeigo Yoshida, Columbia University, mentored by Dr. Thomas Davis.

"Identification of Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer's Disease by Inhibitor of Amyloid-β Fibril FormationCorelis Zayas-Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, mentored by Dr. Melissa Moss.