Engineering and Computer Science Research Day Award 2022

The College of Engineering and Computer Science held its annual Research Day on March 25, with the following projects winning awards in their respective categories.

Poster competition

First place: Elizabeth Oguntade, PhD. bioengineering student. On-demand activation of functional protein surface models with adjustable topography suitable for biomedical applications. Advisor: Dr. James Henderson

Second place: Natalie Petryk, master’s student in bioengineering. Synthesis of shape memory polymer foams with ready-to-use components for better commercialization. Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Monroe

Third place: Alexander Hartwell, PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Introduction of a multilayer cathode to improve the performance of the internal cathode tubular solid oxide fuel cell. Advisor: Dr. Jeongmin Ahn

Honorable mention: Saif Khalil Elsayed, master’s student in civil engineering. Modeling of the self-folding SU-8 hybrid skin for 3D biosensing microstructures. Advisor: Dr. Zhao Qin

Oral presentation competition

Communication and Security Session

First place: Kai Li, PhD student in electrical/computer engineering. Detect and mitigate vulnerabilities in the Ethereum transaction pool. Advisor: Dr. Yuzhe Tang

Second place: Xinyi Zhou, PhD student in computer science/information science. “This is fake! Shared by mistake”: Assessing the intent of fake news spreaders. Advisor: Dr. Reza Zafarani

Health and Wellness session

First place: Yousr Dhaouadi, doctoral student in chemical engineering. Formation of persistent bacteria with light. Advisor: Dr. Dacheng Ren

Second place: Henry Beaman, PhD student in bioengineering. Super porous gas blown hydrogels with rapid gelation and high cell viability for cell encapsulation. Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Monroe

Energy, Environment & Smart Materials Session

First place: Durgesh Ranjan, PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Solar vapor generation device based on porous nanochannel wicks. Advisor: Dr. Shalabh Maroo

Second place: Alexander Johnson, PhD student in civil engineering. Estimation of dry deposition of atmospheric particles by rain washout from urban surfaces. Advisor: Dr. Cliff Davidson

Session Sensors, robotics and intelligent systems

First place: Lin Zhang, PhD student in computer science/information science. Adaptive sensor attack detection for cyber-physical systems. Advisor: Dr. Fanxin Kong

Second place: Zixin Jiang, PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, HVAC intelligent control based on short-term occupancy prediction. Advisor: Dr. Bing Dong

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