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2021 Projects

3 Dimensional Analysis of Two Fluid Model Developments

Keywords: Thermal Technology, Material Modelling and Simulation, Energy and Environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

4D Printer Project

Keywords: Smart materials, 3d printing, printing electronics, 4d printing, form + function

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

A Better Bone to Stand On: Microstructural Simulation of Fracture Behavior in Human Bone

Keywords: Hydroxyapatite, Bone X-Ray Diffraction, Osteoporosis

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Bioengineering

2021

A Demographic Networked SIHRVD Model for COVID-19 Spread in the U.S.

Keywords: Machine Learning: Big Data, COVID-19, Epidemic Modeling, Mathematical Modeling, Data Science

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

A New Approach for Program by Example Program Synthesis

Keywords: Program Synthesis, Divide-and-Conquer, Program-by-Example, Syntax-Guided Synthesis

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

A Semi-Automatic Pipeline for the Characterization of Synapses

Keywords: Synapse, Image Analysis, Immunofluorescence, Neuron, Synapse Quantification, Synapse Morphology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2021

A Thermal Analysis of Common Pharmaceutical Reagents Using an ARSST Calorimeter

Keywords: Thermal analysis, ARSST, calroimetry, thermal properties

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Adapting a Lambda phage DNA calibration technique for routine use with magnetic tweezers

Keywords: Magnetic tweezers, Lambda DNA, Protein, Energy Landscape, Calibration

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics

SURF Participant's Major: Physics

2021

An Adaptable Prosthetic Limb: Discovery of Product-Application Fit, Conceptualization, and Design Inception

Keywords: Product, application, adaptability, tunability, human dexterity, maneuverability, prosthetics, robotics, machine learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

An Automated Approach to Measuring Shear in Composite fabrics

Keywords: Local shear angle, composite fabric, optical analysis, automated system, fabric draping

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Analysis of Multiple Large-Scale Reaction Classification Methodologies employing Support Vector Machine

Keywords: Machine Learning, Classification, Support Vector Machine, Reaction Fingerprint, Data-Driven

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Analyzing Objective and Subjective Metrics of Surgeon Ergonomics

Keywords: Ergonomics, medical science and technology, laparoscopic surgeries, robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries, musculoskeletal symptoms

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Analyzing efficacy of nitrogen-fixing biological amendments in maize using agronomic metrics and experimental IoT LiDAR

Keywords: LiDAR, Nitrogen Fixation, Biologicals, Maize, Ecology and Sustainability, Environmental Characterization, Machine Learning: Big Data, Biological Simulation and Technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Agronomy

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology and Natural Resources and Environmental Science

2021

Antitumor Ability of Engineered Neutrophils Against Solid Breast Cancer

Keywords: Medical Science and Technology, Tumor Immunotherapy, Neutrophils, Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Application of Machine Learning to Identify Mechanobiologic Parameters for a Computational Breast-Conserving Surgery Model

Keywords: Computational modeling, Mechanobiology, Breast cancer, Wound healing, Machine learning, Biological simulation and technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Application of Space Radiation Environments Software and Models on Magnetoresistive RAM Technologies

Keywords: TID, SEU, galactic cosmic rays, trapped radiation, solar particle events, MRAM

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Are two identically trained models equally fair? Variance in the fairness of models

Keywords: Fairness, deep learning, variance, empirical study

Primary Department of Faculty: Computer Science

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Artificial Aging and Microstructural Characterization of an Additively Manufactured Aerospace Aluminum Alloy with Ceramic Additions

Keywords: Selective Laser Melting, Aluminum Alloys, Materials Processing and Characterization, Composite Materials and Alloys

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Atmospheric Correction: Comparison of the Empirical Line Method with Radiative Transfer Models on Hyperspectral Data

Keywords: Remote Sensing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Empirical Line Method, Radiative Transfer Models, Hyperspectral Imagery, Atmospheric Correction

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2021

Automated Measurement of Acoustoelectric RF MEMS for Wireless Communication Applications

Keywords: RF MEMS, Acoustoelectric Effect, Beamforming, Antennas

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2021

Automatic Process Synthesis using a Global Optimization Approach

Keywords: Process Synthesis, Superstructure, Optimization, MILP, GAMS

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Capillary Based Microfluidics for Droplet Generation

Keywords: Microfluidics, Droplet, Capillary, Soybean Oil

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2021

Cdc14 Phosphatase Stimulation by an Intramolecular Substrate-Mimicking Motif

Keywords: Cdc14 Phosphatases, Enzymatic Activity, C-terminal Tail, Fungal Pathogens, Regulation

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Characterization of Concentrated Surfactant Solutions Through Rheological Response

Keywords: Materials Processing and Characterization, Concentrated Surfactant, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Lamellar Self-Assembly

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2021

Characterization of the DNA cleavage activity of the Torulaspora delbrueckii Weird HO endonuclease

Keywords: Homing endonuclease, yeast mating type switching, genetics, protein and DNA interactions

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Characterizing Combustion of Solid Rocket Propellants using Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Keywords: Hybrid Rocket Motors, Laser Absorption Spectroscopy, Combustion and Propulsion, HTPB

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Characterizing the role of fungal Cdc14 phosphatases in response to cell wall stress

Keywords: Cdc14, phosphatase, mitotic exit

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Chlorine Decay in a New Home Water Softener

Keywords: Stagnation, Water Quality, Chlorine Decay, Softener, Plastic

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2021

Classification of Chemical Reactions Using Molecular Fingerprints and Logistic Regression

Keywords: Machine Learning, Logistic Regression, Molecular Fingerprint, Chemical Reactions, Classification Analysis, Data Science

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Compression Techniques for Trace Parsing in GPU Simulation

Keywords: Computer Architecture, Graphics Processing Unit, Instruction Set Architecture

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Computational assessment of Bronsted acid site proximity in chabazite and its effect on protolytic propane cracking and dehydrogenation kinetics

Keywords: Material modeling and simulation, Protolytic alkane cracking, Proton proximity, Chabazite, Propane

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Counterfactual Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

Keywords: Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Data-Driven Model for Electrode Property Prediction

Keywords: Li-ion Batteries, Battery Electrodes, Machine Learning: Big Data, Energy and Environment, Supervised Learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Defining and Mitigating Deactivation of Pt-based Dehydrogenation Catalysts

Keywords: Propane dehydrogenation, Pt-Sn, Pt-based catalysts, Regeneration cycles, Coke formation, Sintering, Co-Feeding Hydrogen, Energy and the Environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Design And Validation Of Manufacturing Method For Discontinuous Prepreg Fibers With Controlled Orientation

Keywords: Composite Materials and Alloys, Polymer Composites, Long Fiber Thermoplastic, Long Glass Fiber, Fiber Alignment

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Design and Analysis of Four-Point Bending Fixture for Fatigue Specimen

Keywords: Alloy, fatigue crack, crack propagation, corrosion

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Design and Manufacturing of Bio-inspired Nanocomposites for Radiative Cooling

Keywords: Nanotechnology, bio-inspiration, bio mimicry, radiative cooling, heat transfer, energy saving

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Design and Modeling of a Dome Structure for Extra Terrestrial Habitat Testbed

Keywords: Cyber-Physical Testbed, Inflatable Bladder, Pressurization, Extra-Terrestrial Habitat

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Designing Folate-Targeted Conjugates to Accelerate Kidney Clearance

Keywords: Medical Science and Technology, Cellular Biology, Targeted-Drug Therapy, Folate, Brush Border Membrane-Enzyme Cleavable Linkers

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemistry

2021

Detailed Design of a Laser-Driven Flyer System

Keywords: Laser-driven flyer, design, vacuum chamber, impact, deformation

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Determining the Role of MicroRNAs in Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

Keywords: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, MicroRNAs, Cellular Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biology

SURF Participant's Major: Microbiology

2021

Developing a Low-Cost and Low-Power Device for Community Water-Based Ecological Research

Keywords: Water-based research, environmental sensors, firmware development, design choices, data collection, sensor deployment

Primary Department of Faculty: Forestry and Natural Resources

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2021

Developing an Automatic Student Program Analysis Software with American Fuzzy Lop and Django

Keywords: Program analysis, American Fuzzy Lop, Automatic grading

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Development of Continuous Flow Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Shortage Step One

Keywords: Lorazepam, flow chemistry, Chemtrix, flow synthesis, benzodiazepines, sedative shortage, APIs, medical science and technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Development of Predictive Radiation Hardening By Design Tools

Keywords: Radiation hardening, Radiation Simulation, Cadence Virtuoso, Skill Scripting, TCAD, predictive designing, Space technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Development of Rust Based Low-Level Virtual Machine for AFTx06 chip for development of sample applications

Keywords: LLVM, Machine Learning, ISA, Sparsity

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Development of a Breast Surgical Computational Model: Evaluation of Tumor-to-breast Volume Ratio on Surgical Outcomes

Keywords: Computational modeling, Tumor-to-breast volume ratio, Breast cancer, Wound healing, Biological simulation and technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Development of a Cost Model for the Evaluation of Extra Terrestrial Habitats

Keywords: Cost Model, Equivalent System Mass, Deep Space Habitats, Habitat Systems, Space Exploration, Engineering Built Environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Development of a co-culturing method for understanding astrocytes role in autism spectrum disorder

Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, Astrocytes, a neurodevelopmental disorder

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Development of an Elastin-Like Polypeptide Fusion Protein for Enhanced Detection and Imaging of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Keywords: Bladder Cancer, Targeted Delivery, Elastin-Like Polypeptide, Detection, Cellular Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Differential Tractography as a Patient-Specific Tool to Monitor Alzheimer Disease Biomarkers

Keywords: Differential tractography, Alzheimer’s disease, biomarker, white matter tracts

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Directed enzyme deposition with poly(o-aminophenol) onto platinum black microelectrode arrays for multi-analyte amperometric biosensors

Keywords: Medical science and technology, Biosensors, Multi-analyte sensing, Glucose, Lactate

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Discovery of New Targets on Tumor Infiltrating Immune Cells by Single-Cell Sequencing

Keywords: Lung cancer, single cell RNA sequencing, immune therapy, immune oncology, gene markers

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2021

Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Additive Manufactured Mock Gun Propellants

Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Dynamic Loading, Gun Propellants

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2021

Effect of Chemistry on Surface Mechanical Properties of Polymer Lung Surfactants

Keywords: Polymer Chemistry, Lung Surfactant, Pulmonary Surfactant, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Block Copolymer Micelle

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Effect of Nano-TiO2 on the Hydration Kinetics, Porosity, and Microstructure of Concrete Containing Slag Cement

Keywords: Nano-TiO2, Slag Cement, SCMs, Hydration Kinetics, Concrete, Porosity

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering

2021

Effective and Rapid LAMP Sensor to Detect BRD

Keywords: Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP), Pasteurella multocida, cattle

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Effects of Plant Characteristics and Hydrological Gradients on the Soil Environment in Agricultural Wetlands

Keywords: Environmental Characterization, Wetlands, Biogeochemistry, Emergent Macrophyte, Greenhouse Gases, Organic Carbon

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2021

Electrochemical synthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles

Keywords: Electrochemistry, Energetic material, Green Chemistry, 1,2,3-triazoles

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Empowering secondary school girls in rural Senegal: validation of the assessment for STEM self-beliefs

Keywords: Cognitive Interview, STEM self-beliefs, instrument validation, Senegal, girl education

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Education

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2021

Epidemic Mitigation with Limited Resources

Keywords: Epidemic Process, Optimization, Mitigation Strategies, Non-pharmaceutical Intervention, Learning and Evaluation

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Epstein Barr virus activation in stomach cancer cells

Keywords: EBV, EBVaGC, Super enhancer inhibitors, HDACi, Latent, Lytic reactivation

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2021

Ethanol Effects on Embryonic Zebrafish BMP Signaling as a Model for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Keywords: Biological characterization and imaging, developmental biology, zebrafish, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

2021

Evaluating Finger Flexor Tendon Fatigue Using High-Frequency Ultrasound Based Strain Algorithms

Keywords: Strain, High-frequency Ultrasound, Tendon, Medical Science and Technology, Biological Characterization and Imaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Evaluation of Different Fingerprinting Techniques for Classification of Large-Set Organic Reaction Data Using the Random Forest Algorithm

Keywords: machine learning, big data, cheminformatics, reaction fingerprints, organic reactions, random forest classification

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Evaluation of the novel automated segmentation algorithm of trabecular and cortical region

Keywords: Automated Segmentation, Trabecular, Cortical, thresholding, micro-CT, 3D Mask, Image Segmentation, Dice

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Examining Human Safety Technology Interactions in a High-Risk Work Environment: Assessment of Neuro-Psychophysiological Responses in a Mixed Reality

Keywords: Human and Technology Interaction, construction safety, cognitive demand, risk-taking behavior, decision-making, fNIRS, Virtual/mixed reality

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Experimental Investigation of Optimal Winglets Design on Wake and Efficient Performance of Horizontal Axis Model Wind Turbines

Keywords: HAWT, winglets, wind energy, wind tunnel, winglet on a wind turbine, turbine efficiency

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering Physics

2021

Forensic Investigation of Concrete

Keywords: Concrete, Alkali-silica reaction, Delayed ettringite formation, Optical Microscope Analysis, Scanning-Electron Microscopy, Microstructure

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Construction Engineering Management

2021

Form + Function 4D Printing: Surface Preparation

Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Material Modeling and Simulation, Materials Modeling and Simulation, Printed Electronics

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2021

Geometric Sensitive Loss Function for X-ray Micro-Tomography Segmentation

Keywords: Deep learning, X-Ray Microtomography, Segmentation, Loss Function, Microstructure

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

2021

Glycosylation Reactions Utilizing Tetrafluoropyridyl Donors

Keywords: Glycosylation, carbohydrates, donors, substitution, stereoselectivity

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

2021

Hidden in Plain Sight: Suborning Client-side Sanitization of HTML Forms to Launch Regex Denial of Service ReDoS

Keywords: Regular Expression Denial-of-Service, Web Measurement Study, Crawling the Web

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

ISOBlue Lite: Collecting Data from Agricultural Vehicles Using a Raspberry Pi

Keywords: Raspberry Pi, ISOBUS, Precision Agriculture, Open-Source, Controller Area Network, Internet of Things

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Identifying and Resolving Issues with the Hollow Cathode Emitter and SPT-100 Hall Effect Thruster

Keywords: Electric Propulsion, Hollow Cathode Emitter, Hall Effect Thruster

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Incorporating A Series Resistor Into Microscale Breakdown Theory

Keywords: Breakdown, Paschen's Law, Townsend Avalanche, Field Emission, Nanotechnology

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

Indoor Aerosol Dynamics in Residential Buildings

Keywords: Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, Particulate Matter, Environmental Characterization, Engineering the Built Environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Industrial Water Consumption Coefficients and the Effect on Regional Water Availability

Keywords: Ecology and sustainability, Environmental characterization, Industrial water use, Industrial water consumption

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2021

Initial Evaluation of a Perovskite Semiconductor for a Betavoltaic Application

Keywords: lead halide perovskite, MAPbI3, betavoltaic, tritium, MCNP, Material Modeling and Simulation

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

Investigating Roles of Fumarase in Response to Double-Stranded DNA Breaks

Keywords: Genetics, Fumarase, Fum1, DNA Damage, Double-Stranded DNA Break Repair

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Investigating the Feasibility of On-line Particle Size Distribution for Real-Time Condition Monitoring of a Continuous Dry Granulation Process

Keywords: Material Processing and Characterization, Chemical Unit Operations, Particle Size Distribution, Particle Flowability

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Investigating the cap helix of STE14 via mutagenesis

Keywords: CaaX proteins, hIcmt, Ste14, In-Vitro Methyltransferase Assay

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Investigation of Dog Coat Color Variants in Novel Cream Boxers

Keywords: Genetics, Canine, MFSD12, KITLG, Dilution

Primary Department of Faculty: Basic Medical Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations)

2021

Investigation of epoxy curing dynamics in a laminar flow

Keywords: Fluid Dynamics, Phase Transition of Organic Materials, Microtechnology, Thermal Management

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Investigation of the Implementation of 4D Printed Strain Gauges

Keywords: 4D printing, strain gauges, liquid extrusion

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

IoT Based Sensing Platform for Real-Time Compressive Concrete Strength Monitoring

Keywords: Concrete, Strength of materials, Internet of Things, Materials Processing and Characterization, Material Modeling & Simulation

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2021

Laser-Based Profilometry of the Centrifugally Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detector

Keywords: Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detector, Laser-Based Profilometry, Neutron Detector

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

Leveraging Recurrent Neural Networks with Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory for Top Quark Reconstruction

Keywords: Machine Learning Algorithms: Recurrent Neural Networks, Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory, Top Quark Reconstruction, Toponium Intermediary Particle State, High Energy Particle Physics

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics

SURF Participant's Major: Data Science

2021

Lyophilization Post-Processing Data Software

Keywords: Modeling and Simulation, Python, Data Analysis, Pandas, Matplotlib, Tkinter, Lyophilization

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Mathematical Model Development for Superstructure Optimization of Shale Gas Processing Systems

Keywords: process design, superstructure optimization, techno-economic analysis, shale gas, hydrocarbon conversion

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Mathematical modelling of various gut microbiota in response to various mono- and disaccharides

Keywords: Microbiome, Bacterial Growth Modelling, Biological Simulation and Technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2021

Maturing Chondrocyte Seeded Scaffolds Using a Dynamic Mechanobioreactor System

Keywords: Tissue engineering, Mechanobioreactor, Collagen Hydrogel, Cartilage Repair

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Mechanical Controlled Ice Nucleation: Effect of Relative Humidity on Nucleation Event

Keywords: Lyophilization, Controlled Nucleation, Rapid Depressurization, Relative Humidity, Nanotechnology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Mechanisms of Cell Division under Physiological Conditions

Keywords: Computational model, Simulation, Cytokinesis, Cell Division, Extracellular Matrix, Cellular Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Membrane Heat Exchanger for Air Cooling and Dehumidification

Keywords: HVAC, Dehumidification, Membranes, Parametric study

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering

2021

Membrane Mechanical Parameter Extraction from Laser Induced Vibrations

Keywords: optical force, resonance, membrane, parameters, silicon nitride

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2021

Microbiological Water Quality During Commissioning of a New Plumbing System

Keywords: Water Quality, Stagnation, Cell Counts, Chlorine, Plumbing System

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2021

Microstructural Characterization of Spark Plasma Sintered Al-SiC-Graphite by 3D X-ray Tomography

Keywords: Materials Processing and Characterization, Segmentation, X-ray Tomography, Composite Materials and Alloys

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Mobile Air Quality Sensing and Internet of Things

Keywords: Internet of Things, Air Quality Measurement, Data Visualization, Environmental Characterization, Engineering the Built Environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2021

Mobile Air Quality Sensors and the Internet of Things

Keywords: Environmental characterization, Engineering the built environment, Internet of Things, Air quality, Low-cost sensors

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Morphology and Composition of Non-traditional Pozzolans

Keywords: Non-traditional pozzolans, pozzolans, fluidized bed combustion ash, ground bottom ash, calcined clay, concrete, cement

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Multiphysics Simulation Guided Optimization of Acoustically Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detectors

Keywords: Neutron, Detector, Acoustics, Optimization, Simulation

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

Mussel-Inspired Underwater Hot Melt Adhesives: Introducing Catechol Chemistry to Thermoplastic Polymer Systems

Keywords: Underwater adhesion, hot melt adhesive, biomimicry, catechol, thermoplastic polymer, mussels

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

N-Amination and Oxidation: 1-amino-3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazole and 1-methoxy-5-nitrotetrazole

Keywords: Materials Characterization, Energetic Materials, Triazoles, Tetrazoles, Nitrogen Heterocycles

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

Nanostructual Characterization of Hydration, Porosity and Mechanical Deformation of Human Bone

Keywords: Hydration, Composite material, Nanostructural characterization, Biological Characterization and Imaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2021

Near-infrared Sensor Model Development

Keywords: Near-infrared Sensor, Composition, Density, Model Development, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Novel Peptides in Polymer-Mediated Gene Delivery for Targeted Treatment of Cancer Cells

Keywords: Medical Science and Technology, Gene Therapy, Polymer Engineering, Cellular Biology, Cancer Therapy

Primary Department of Faculty: Basic Medical Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Optimization of Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Vascular Imaging

Keywords: Biological simulation & technology, imaging, simulation, ultrasound, photoacoustic tomography, imaging phantoms, image processing

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Optimizing Conjugated Ligand Incorporated Two-Dimensional Lead Free Perovskites for Field Effect Transistors

Keywords: Molecular Engineering, Crystal Structure, 2D Halide Perovskite

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

PLA-PCL Polymer Microsphere Formulation for the Deterrence of Prescription Opioid Abuse by Smoking

Keywords: Smoking, Opioids, Abuse deterrent formulation, Microspheres, Medical Science and Technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Path Loss Using Low-Power Wireless Communication Techniques in Digital Agriculture Applications

Keywords: ISOBlue, ISOBUS, Open-Source, LoRa, LoRaWAN, SNR (Signal-Noise-Ratio), RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication), ACRE (Agronomy Center for Research and Education), Internet of Things, Path Loss

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Permeability Characterization and Machine Learning

Keywords: Machine Learning, Permeability, Material Characterization, Liquid Composite Moulding (LCM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Precision Agriculture: Autonomous Corn Leaf Sampling

Keywords: Precision agriculture, leaf sampling, machine learning, autonomous agriculture vehicle

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Predicting Lifting Risks From Pressure Exerted By Various Hand Regions

Keywords: Lifting Risk, Pressure, Machine Learning, Logistic Regression

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2021

Predicting Mental Workload during Semi Autonomous Driving using Physiological and Driving Performance Measures

Keywords: Human Factors, Mental Workload, Semi-Autonomous Driving, Eye Tracking, Machine Learning, Random Forest

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Purposefully Public, Yet Vulnerably Exposed: Probing Web Services for Regex Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Keywords: Cybersecurity, regular expressions, denial of service attacks, empirical software engineering

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2021

Quantification of Recent Shoreline Movement Along Lake Michigan's Southern Coast

Keywords: Lake Michigan, Indiana Shoreline, GIS Analysis, Shoreline Change

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Quantifying the Springback in Polymer Composite Preforms using a Novel Forming Technique

Keywords: Springback, Polymer Composites, Hybrid Manufacturing, Thermoplastic Preforms

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2021

RF reader for battery less RFID tag in implanted neural recorder

Keywords: RFID, RFID Reader, Neural Recorder, Active Reader Passive tag

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2021

Reducing the Run-Time Memory of Accel-Sim

Keywords: GPU, Simulator, run-time memory, workloads, instructions

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

Rheological Characterization of Highly Loaded Alumina-Polymer Suspension for Thermal Paste 3D Printing

Keywords: Thermal Interface Materials, Viscoelastic, Paste 3D Printing, Rheology, Materials Processing and Characterization

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2021

Role of Locus Coeruleus - Norepinephrine System in Novelty Stimulus Recognition

Keywords: Locus Coeruleus, Norepinephrine, Pupillometry, Optogenetics, Channelrhodopsin

Primary Department of Faculty: Biology

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2021

SAFE: Secure Architectural Framework Enhancements

Keywords: Security, Computer, Processor, Software, Hardware, Simulation, Secure Architectural Framework Enhancements (SAFE)

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2021

SLIC Segmentation and Deep Learning for Plant Disease Area Identification from Handheld Images

Keywords: SLIC Segmentation, Image Classification, Super-pixel, Corn Leaf Disease Classification

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2021

Shear Angle and Other Methods of Analysis for the Fabric Draping Experiment

Keywords: Composite Materials, Structural Analysis, Shear Angle Analysis

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Simulating Cell Migration in a Mechanical Perspective

Keywords: Cell Migration, Biological Simulation and Technology, Material Modeling and Simulation, Cellular Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2021

Simulation of Hazardous Scenarios of a Deep-Space Habitat with a Cyber-Physical System

Keywords: Deep-Space habitats, Cyber-Physical System, Finite-Difference Method, Heat Transfer

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Simulation of nanofluid flow through nozzle of an inkjet 3D printer

Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Inkjet 3D printing, Nanotechnology, Nanofluids, Fluid Mechanics, Finite element method

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Simulations to Better Characterize Ionization Coefficient for Gas Breakdown Calculations

Keywords: Ionization Coefficient, Gas Breakdown, Plasma, Dielectric Breakdown

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2021

Single- and Multi-UAV Trajectory Optimization and Simulation

Keywords: UAV, telecommunication, energy efficiency, convex optimization, fractional programming, trajectory optimization, agricultural sensing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Space Environment Radiation Effects on Commercial Magneto-resistive Random Access Memory (MRAM)

Keywords: Magneto-resistive RAM, MRAM, Random Access Memory, Space environment, Radiation, Commercial, Off-the-Shelf, Cobalt-60, Spin-Transfer Torque MRAM, Gamma radiation

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Stable Static Liquid Positions in Toroidal Propellant Tanks

Keywords: Toroidal tank, propellant management device, surface evolver

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering Physics

2021

Statistics of Dislocation Line Orientation Distributions as Tests for CDD Plasticity Theories

Keywords: Discrete Dislocation Dynamics, Continuous Dislocation Dynamics, Line-bundle, Dislocation Vector Density, Dislocation Orientation Statistics

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Physics and Mathematics

2021

Stretchable, functional, and biocompatible cellulose-based fibrous composite fabrication and characterization

Keywords: Nanotechnology, Cellulose Composite, Hierarchical Scaffold, Functional Fibers

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Studying the Effect of Reactive Component Orientation Using Multi-View Dynamic X-Ray Imaging

Keywords: Energetic Materials, Solid Propellant, Additive Manufacturing, Reactive Materials

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Studying the role of Transcription Factors Clock and Cycle in Fruit Fly Photoreceptor Neurons

Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster, transcription factors (TF), Clock (Clk), Cycle (Cyc), photoreceptors, circadian clock

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2021

Synthetic Approaches to Independently Vary Al Distribution and Density in MEL Zeolites

Keywords: Catalysis, zeolites, crystallization

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering

2021

Systematic Study of the Viscosity of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids on the Electrochemical Performance of Redox Active Species

Keywords: Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, Diffusion Coefficient, Electron Transfer Rate Constant, Viscosity, Cyclic Voltammetry

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemistry

2021

Temperature dependence of ion channels in neurons with demyelination

Keywords: Double Cable Model, Demyelination, NEURON Simulation, Medical Science and Technology, Biological Simulation and Technology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

The Bio-based Future of Carbon Fiber

Keywords: Carbon Fiber, epoxy, natural fibers, renewable resources, thermosetting resin

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2021

The Effect of Inverse Opal Composition and Pore Size on Photocatalysis

Keywords: Inverse Opal, Nanotechnology, Photocatalysis, Photocatalyst

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Traditional and Transformative Transportation in Selected Indiana Cities

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Public Transportation, Mode Choice, Shared Mobility, Travel Behavior

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering and Sociology

2021

The Situational Awareness and Decision-Making Analysis of Experienced Nurses

Keywords: Eye-tracking, EEG, Nurse, COVID-19, Training

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2021

Towards Osteoarthritis Special Translation

Keywords: Medical Science and Technology, Mouse Model, ALCR, DMM, Gene Expression

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Toxicity of a "Forever Chemical" in an estuarine fish: does salinity mediate the toxicity of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)?

Keywords: PFOS, salinity, estuaries, sheepshead minnows, toxicology, ecology

Primary Department of Faculty: Agriculture

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2021

Trace driven Simulation for AMD GPUs Using Accel Sim

Keywords: GPGPU, Modeling and Simulation, AMD, Trace-driven

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2021

Tuning Properties of Nanoclusters and Their Mass Spectrometric Analysis

Keywords: Nanoclusters, Mass Spectrometry, Cluster Synthesis

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Science

2021

Understanding and Reducing Major Industrial Plant Disasters

Keywords: Process safety, safety triangle, domino effects, contributing factors performance indicators

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2021

Understanding the Influence of Work-Integrated Learning Experiences on Students' Identity Formation in Engineering

Keywords: Work-Integrated Learning, Accessibility, Identity Trajectory, Latent Diversity, Engineering Education

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Education

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Understanding the Speciation of Chloropalladate Ions for the Viral Synthesis of Palladium Nanomaterials through an Original Python Algorithm

Keywords: Chloropalladate speciation, Nanomaterial synthesis, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus, Biotemplating

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical and Biological Engineering

2021

Verification of a Deterministic Solver to the Full Boltzmann Equation

Keywords: Discontinuous Galerkin Method, Fast Fourier Spectral Method, Deterministic Solver, Full Boltzmann Equation, Rarefied Gas Dynamics

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Virtual Reality Animations of Blood Flow in a Vessel Network

Keywords: 3D Visualization, Virtual Reality, Computational Modeling, Vascular Analysis

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Vortex Bursting Under Dynamic Adjustment of Angle of Attack

Keywords: Delta wing, Vortex, Bursting, Breakdown, Dynamic, Prevent, Trailing Edge, Water Tunnel, Upstream, Downstream

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2021

Wing Kinematics of Insect Robot

Keywords: Bio-inspiration, Micro air vehicle, Autonomous Robot, Flexible Wings, Flapping Flight, Aerodynamics

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2021

Workflow Design and Visualization of Water Quality Data

Keywords: Water Quality, LOADEST software, Process Workflow, Workflow Design, Data Processing Tools, Environment Modelling, Web-based Application, Web-mapping

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering Technology

2021

cArgo: an Argonaute Mediated COVID-19 Detection Device

Keywords: Medicinal Science and Technology, Argonaute, ttAgo, h2Ago, COVID-19, Microfluidic Chip, Chitosan

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology and Genetics

2021

2020 Projects

3D simulation of shrinkage during femtosecond two-photon polymerization

Keywords: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Lumen, Murine, Thrombus, Ultrasound Imaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

A Query Processing Engine for Vehicle Re-Identification: A Clustering Approach

Keywords: Shoreline Change, ArcGIS Modeling, Indiana's Coastline, Sediment Transport

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2020

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Progression and Thrombus Formation Displayed Using Various Murine Models

Keywords: HVAC, Dehumidification, Membranes, Energy efficient buildings, Thermodynamic analysis

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

An Online Behavioral Experiment on Users-Agency Interactions in the Provision of a Public Service

Keywords: Proteins, simulation, Martini model, Bioinformatics, VMD, LAMMPS

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Analysis of the Indenoisoquinoline Compound Library for Myc G-Quadruplex Targeting

Keywords: Bacteriophages, phages, proteomics, lipidomics, mass spectrometry

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2020

Analyzing Social Distancing using Large Scale Computer Vision

Keywords: Comodulation Masking Release, CMR, chinchilla, human, cocktail party listening, hearing loss

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Applications of Biotechnology in Phage Discovery, Lipidomics, and Proteomics

Keywords: Next Generation High Throughout Sequencing(NGS), single cell RNA sequencing(scRNA-seq), single cell ATAC sequencing(scATAC-seq), cancer inducing virus, Human papillomarius infection (HPV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), SARS-CoV-2

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2020

Applications of Deep Reinforcement Learning

Keywords: Agriculture, Soil Salinization, Data Trends and Analysis

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Auto-grading Workflow for College Programming Assignment

Keywords: Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Ride Sharing, Dynamic Fleet Management, Electric Vehicles

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2020

Automated Grading of Programming Assignments

Keywords: Microcontroller, Sparsity, Deep Neural Network, Benchmark, Machine Learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2020

Automated fitting of freeform surfaces to point cloud datasets for comparison of manufactured components

Keywords: Nanotechnology, bio-inspiration, bio mimicry, radiative cooling, heat transfer, energy saving, nanostructure

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Automatic Machining Feature Generation

Keywords: Building water system, stagnation, water quality, chlorine decay

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2020

Automation in Drug Approval Process Information

Keywords: Light transport, degraded visual environment, diffusion theory, scattering media, inverse problem, fog

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering)

2020

Bioinformatic Analyses and Synthesis of Natural Product Inspired Cyclic Peptides

Keywords: Monte Carlo, Markov Chain, rare events

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Statistics (Applied Statistics)

2020

Characterization of In Vivo Aortic Valve Dynamics Using Four-Dimensional Ultrasound

Keywords: large scale mobility data, Time series analysis, COVID-19

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2020

Coarse-graining modeling of proteins

Keywords: Lipids, lipidomics, lipid annotation, mass spectrometry, software, tandem mass spectrometry

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2020

Computational Investigation of Mechanical Interactions between Cells and Extracellular Matrix

Keywords: Transparent Conducting Oxide, Thin Films, Semiconductor, Magnetron Sputtering Deposition, Tin Oxide

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

2020

Computational modeling of fluid flow through porous media in a cholera enrichment device

Keywords: Lyophilization, Automation, Algorithm, Drug Trends

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2020

Computer Simulations of Polar Ice Calving

Keywords: Metastable Fluids, Radiation Detection, Degassing, Spectroscopy

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Consequences Of Bronsted Acid Site Proximity And Location In H-MFI Zeolites For Propene

Keywords: Catalysis, Zeolites, DFT

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Consequences of Bronsted Acid Site Proximity and Location in H-MFI Zeolites for Propene Dimerization

Keywords: Marine Renewable Energy, Ocean Renewable Energy, Blue Economy, Renewable Energy, Energy, Maritime Market, Ocean Power, Hydropower, Hydroelectric, Power

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering

2020

Design and Analysis of a Novel Membrane Heat Exchanger

Keywords: Animal Welfare, Temperature Preference, Light Preference, Nesting Material, Mice

Primary Department of Faculty: Animal Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Animal Sciences (multiple concentrations)

2020

Design and simulation of an on-chip LC filter for superconducting quantum circuits

Keywords: Workflow, Education, Auto-grader

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2020

Development of a More Environmentally Sustainable Machine Tool Through Innovative Design

Keywords: Computational model, Lumpectomy, Wound Healing, Breast Reconstruction, Collagen, Tissue Engineering

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Development of a Riverine Energy Harvesting Device Characterization of Wabash River in Lafayette as a Test Site

Keywords: Hemodialysis, Solute Clearance, Modeling, Optimum Treatment Conditions

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Effects of Cell-Cell Contact during multicellular migration

Keywords: Mechanical breathing, stress, deformation, failure

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Effects of lifting task on heart rate

Keywords: soybean, remote sensing, UAS, vegetation indices

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Physics and Applied Mathematics and Statistics

2020

Examining Fatigue Damage Mechanisms In Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Laminates Through High

Keywords: Exit-Voice, Behavioral, Public Service, Human-Subject, Infrastructure

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2020

Examining Fatigue Damage Mechanisms In Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Laminates Through High Resolution X-Ray Micro Computed Tomography

Keywords: Carbon Fiber / Epoxy Composites, Damage Analysis, In-situ Tomography

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Expanding a Lipid Fragmentation Database and LIQUID Functionality

Keywords: Cell, extracellular matrix, contraction, matrix remodeling, mechanotransduction

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Exploration of Trust in Automation in Complex, Safety-Critical Systems

Keywords: Myc, promoter, G-quadruplex, indenoisoquinoline, cancer therapeutics, structure-activity relationships

Primary Department of Faculty: Pharmaceutical Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Finite Element Implementation of Strain Gradient Plasticity for Microscale Amorphous Polymer Structures

Keywords: virtual team, interview, literature review, engineering, technical professionals

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Education

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Finite element modeling of transmembrane potential under applied electric fields

Keywords: NAPRA, Javascript, GLEAMS, SDSS, open source tools

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2020

Fragmentation and Carbon Storage in Forest Ecosystems

Keywords: Real-Time Hybrid Simulation, Structural Dynamics, OpenSees Modeling, Geodesic Dome, Extra-Terrestrial Habitats

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

High Pressure Burning Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Gun Propellants

Keywords: Osteocytes, mechanobiology, image processing, confocal microscopy, lacunae

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Impact of State HCBS Waiver Policies on Patient Outcomes

Keywords: Beehive, Continuous Measurement, Scales, Bees, Computer Vision

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural Engineering

2020

Income equality effect on travel pattern during COVID-19

Keywords: FVII, hemophilia, dog, bleeding disorder, mutation

Primary Department of Faculty: Basic Medical Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Genetics

2020

Investigating Membrane Material Alternatives for Carbon Dioxide Removal in Space

Keywords: Mammary gland, circadian timing system, alveoli, 3D cultures, BMAL1, CLOCK

Primary Department of Faculty: Animal Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2020

Localization Imaging of Neuronal Signaling with Spatiotemporal Fluorescent Reporter Data

Keywords: Social distancing, COVID-19, computer vision, deep learning, object detection, big data

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2020

Marine Renewable Energy: Aligning the Technology, Geography, and Markets

Keywords: Electronics Simulation, Organic Electronics, Emerging Technologies

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Mechatronics Engineering Technology

2020

Mathematical Modeling of the Anionic Diffusion In Halide Perovskites

Keywords: Semiconductor, Perovskite, Energy, Solar, Materials, Modeling

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Mathematical Modeling of the Anionic Diffusion in Halide Perovskites

Keywords: Automation, Trust, Health Management, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Explainable AI, Human Factors

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Mechanobiology Computational Modeling of Healing Following Breast Conserving Surgery

Keywords: Natural Products, Antibiotic Resistance, Cyclic Peptides

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2020

Modeling Ferroelectric Domain Switching Kinetics

Keywords: Collective cell Migration, Cellular Potts Model, CompuCell3D

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Modeling Light Transport in Fog for Computational Imaging

Keywords: Flow analysis and processing, Great Lakes, data trends and analysis, environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Engineering (First Year)

2020

Modeling of Mass and Fluid Transfer in Hemodialysis to Maximize Treatment Efficiency

Keywords: Cognitive State, Attentional State, Conflict Resolution, Motor Inhibition, Response Times, Stroop Task

Primary Department of Faculty: Psychological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering and Neurobiology

2020

More Olefins Oxidative Dehydrogenation Of Ethane In Shale Gas To Ethylene

Keywords: Shale gas, olefins, ethylene, process simulation, oxidative dehydrogenation

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

More Olefins Oxidative Dehydrogenation Of Ethane In Shale Gas To Ethylene

Keywords: R-loop, DNA damage, aging, gene expression, photoreceptor cells, Drosophila

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biological Engineering (multiple concentrations)

2020

Multi-fidelity Analysis to Study the Emergence of Drug Resistance in Multiple Tuberculosis Granulomas

Keywords: Computer simulation, ice calving, cracks, fracture, phase field model, viscoelastic material

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Noninvasive Measurement and Visualization of Vagus Nerve Activity to Improve the Efficacy of Gastric Electrical Stimulation in Human Subjects with Gastroparesis

Keywords: HMX quasi-steady loading, HMX, single crystal HMX,Octahydro-1,2,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine, HMX low strain rate, birefringent properties of HMX, HMX photoelastic method, photoelastic method, explosives

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Novel Ethnographic Investigations of Engineering Workplaces to Advance Theory and Research Methods for Preparing the Future Workforce

Keywords: Gun Propellants, Combustion and Propulsion, Additive Manufacturing, Sustainability

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2020

Optimization of Centrifugally Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detectors (CTMFD) for Alpha and Neutron Detection

Keywords: Thermal management, additive manufacturing, topology optimization

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Optimization of Focused Ultrasound Output from Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers for Neural Stimulation

Keywords: Data visualization, Modeling, Gastroparesis, Vagus nerve

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Predicting Subsequent Memory From Cognitive States During Learning

Keywords: Vehicle Re-identification, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Cluster Computing

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2020

Progress Towards 20% Efficient Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

Keywords: Perovskites, flexible solar cells, thin films, semiconducting material, solution processing

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Progress towards 20% Efficient Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

Keywords: Machine Tool Cost, Milling Machines, Lightweighting, Machine Tool

Primary Department of Faculty: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

R-loops and DNA Damage in Aging Photoreceptor Neurons

Keywords: Superconducting circuits, quantum information science, transmon qubit, microwave design

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics

SURF Participant's Major: Physics and Mathematics

2020

Real Time Occupancy Sensing With A Low-Cost Seat Based Temperature Array

Keywords: Real time detection, Seated occupancy, Spatial tracking, Building sensors, Thermocouples, Indoor environmental quality

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Real Time Occupancy Sensing with a Low-Cost Seat Based Temperature Array

Keywords: SAGA, CHAT, Gcn5, histone acetylation

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2020

Recent Lake Michigan Shoreline Changes Along Indiana's Coast

Keywords: Electroporation, cell inactivation, finite element method

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2020

Results of a Nearshore Lake Michigan Mixing Experiment

Keywords: Modeling and Simulation, Computer and Web Based Application, Manufacturing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Salinity in Arid Landscapes: A Case Study from Arequipa, Peru

Keywords: Lifting index, Heart rate, NIOSH

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering Technology

2020

Sensing And Measurement For Controlled Nucleation In Lyophilization

Keywords: Lyophilization, Freeze-drying, Controlled Nucleation, Sensing and Measurement, Computer and Web Based Applications, Biotechnology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2020

Sensing and Measurement for Controlled Nucleation in Lyophilization

Keywords: Atmospheric dynamics, Renewable Energy Systems, Sustainability, wake effects, wind energy systems

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2020

Shale Gas To Oil Kinetic Model For Oligomerization Reactor

Keywords: Oligomerization, Shale gas, Fossil fuel, Kinetic Models, Renewable energy, Bridge fuels

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Shale Gas to Oil: Kinetic Model for Oligomerization Reactor

Keywords: Renewable energy, river, Wabash, turbine, survey

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Simulation, Identification, and Application of CMOS inverters using OFETs

Keywords: Computing Education, Automatic Grading, Learning Tools

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science and Data Science

2020

Single Crystal HMX Under Quasi-Static Loading

Keywords: Biomedical Engineering, Sensing and Measurement, Modeling and Simulation, Neuroimaging, Diffuse Optical Imaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2020

Sparsity Aware Core Extension Benchmarking in Resource-Limited Microcontroller

Keywords: Forest fragmentation, carbon storage, forest edge, land cover, land use, edge effect

Primary Department of Faculty: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2020

Sputter Deposition with Transparent Conducting Oxide

Keywords: Point cloud, surface fitting, computer-aided design (CAD), materials review board (MRB), manufacturing, coordinate measurement machine (CMM)

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science and Engineering

2020

Stress and failure analysis of thin film electrodes induced by the volumetric strain

Keywords: Aortic valve, ultrasound, echocardiography, small animal models, small animal imaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2020

Structural Studies of Phospholipase C Epsilon

Keywords: Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers, Fresnel Lenses, COMSOL, focal spot size, Finite Element Analysis, acoustic pressure

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2020

The Characterization of the Formation of SAGA and CHAT in Drosophila

Keywords: Strain gradient plasticty, Finite element analysis, micro-scale amorphous polymer structures, 3D Printing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

The Role of BMAL1 and CLOCK in the Formation of Alveolar Structures in 3D Cultures

Keywords: Ferroelectric, non-volatile, memory system, power efficiency, memory devices, applications, polarization, switching behaviors, hysteresis, electric field, models, Du-Chen, temperature, time switching, domains, nucleation

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2020

The application of single cell genomics in viral infectious disease

Keywords: Two-Photon Polymerization, Polymerization Shrinkage, Structural Deformation

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

Thermal Transfer System Development of Cyber-Physical Testbed for Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats

Keywords: Cellular signaling, protein biochemistry, cryo-electron microscopy, phospholipase Cs (PLCs), structural biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

2020

Thermodynamic Modeling Of Oxidation In Refractory Complex Concentrated Alloys

Keywords: High Temperature Oxidation, Modeling and Simulation, Materials Science, First Principles Calculations

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Science Engineering

2020

Thermodynamic Modeling of Oxidation in Refractory Complex Concentrated Alloys

Keywords: Membranes, Carbon Dioxide Removal, Modeling, Gas Separation

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2020

Three-Dimensional Structural Real-Time Hybrid Simulations Applied To Extra-Terrestrial Habitats

Keywords: space habitats, thermal modeling, physical systems, thermal design

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2020

Three-Dimensional Structural Real-Time Hybrid Simulations Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Habitats

Keywords: Sustainability, modelling, animal farming, hog farming, environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2020

Using Automated Image Processing to Characterize the Osteocyte Lacunar-Canalicular System

Keywords: Long term care, 1915c Waivers, State policy, Medicaid, Patient outcomes

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering and Economics

2020

Wind Energy Production and Resource Optimization

Keywords: Enrichment Device, Vibrio Cholera, Simulation

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2020

2019 Projects

1D models for particle-laden flows in tight geometries

Keywords: gravity currents, Hele-Shaw flows, suspension

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

2019

A Novel CTR1-Interating Protein at the Endoplasmic Reticulum

Keywords: Ethylene, Phosphorylation, CTR1, ER, Botany, Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Botany and Plant Pathology

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2019

A method to improve the heterogeneity of protein samples intended for high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy

Keywords: Cryo-EM, near-atomic resolution, viral capsid protein, heterogeneity, norovirus

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

A parametric study of laser-driven projectiles

Keywords: Laser-driven, hypervelocity impact, laser induced projectile impact test

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Additive Manufacturing Applied to Reactive Materials in Solid Propellants

Keywords: additive manufacturing, 3D printing, solid propellant, nanoaluminum, energetics, solid fuel, reactive wires, ammonium perchlorate

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

All Printed Low-Cost Dosimeter for Sterilization Monitoring Applications

Keywords: Sensing and measurement, Nanotechnology, Health, Gamma radiation monitoring, Conductive Polymers

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Science Engineering

2019

Amyloid beta-mediated Inflammatory Response in Microglia

Keywords: Microglia, amyloid beta, phagocytosis, chronic inflammation, priming, Alzheimer's disease

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Analysis of Pt Nanoparticle Size in Pt/SiO2 and PtNb/SiO2 Catalysts and Its Effect on Selectivity in Propane Dehydrogenation

Keywords: Catalyst, shale gas, propane dehydrogenation, energy, nanoparticles, selectivity

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Analysis of Rarefied Flow in FEMTA Microthruster

Keywords: Nanotechnology, direct simulation Monte Carlo, DSMC, SPARTA, rarefied, micronozzle, nanosatellites

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Analysis of Reactor Systems for Ethane Dehydrogenation

Keywords: Catalytic dehydrogenation, shale gas transformation, process design, ethane dehydrogenation, NGL conversion, ethylene production

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Analysis of quagga mussel effects in deep waters: Numerical methods for one-dimensional diffusion modeling in Lake Michigan

Keywords: Numerical Modeling, Quagga Mussels, Nutrient Cycling, Phytoplankton, Lake Michigan

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2019

Anion Diffusion in 2D Lead Halide Perovskite Vertical Heterojunctions

Keywords: Halide perovskite, photovoltaic, heterostructure, anion diffusion, photoluminescence.

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Application of Traffic Signal Probability for Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory

Keywords: Traffic Signal Probability, GLOSA, Dilemma Zone, Fuel Consumption, Travel Time, g-force

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechatronics Engineering Technology

2019

Augmented Reality in Semi-autonomous Driving: The Effect of Warning Signal Format and Perceived Urgency on Takeover Performance

Keywords: Human Factors, Semi-autonomous Driving, Warning Signals, Augmented Reality, Perceived Urgency

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Automatic Hyperparameter Optimization for Neural Networks

Keywords: neural networks, hyperparameters, classifiers, autoencoders, optimization algorithms, machine learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2019

Bend Testing of Thermally Conductive Flexible Fabrics for Wearable Technology Applications

Keywords: Flexural rigidity, stiffness, thermal conductivity, Dyneema® Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), bend test

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Changes in Flux of Polyamide-Based Reverse Osmosis Membrane During the Chloramination of Halide Containing Waters

Keywords: Environmental engineering, polyamide membrane, reverse osmosis, chloramines, halides, membrane degradation

Primary Department of Faculty: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2019

Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Additive Manufactured Materials

Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Porosity, Surface Roughness, Crack, Topography, Titanium (Ti64)

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2019

Characterization of Drosophila eye-specific GeneSwitch GAL4 Drivers

Keywords: Photoreceptor cells, Rh1GSGAL4, RU486, Luciferase Assays

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Characterization of Exosome-Like Extracellular Vesicles and Their Impacts on Lung Epithelial Cells

Keywords: Exosomes, Lung Cancer, Extracellular Vesicles, Biology, Health

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

2019

Characterization of Fabrication Capabilities with Two Photon Polymerization

Keywords: two photon polymerization, microrobots, micro-manufacturing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Characterizing Disease Progression for Night Blindness in the Zebrafish Model

Keywords: Retinitis pigmentosa, retinal degeneration, zebrafish, disease model

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Neurobiology and Physiology

2019

Characterizing Immunomodulatory Properties of Oligomer for Macrophages

Keywords: Immunomodulation, Collagen, Biomaterials, Macrophages

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Characterizing a Fully Optically Accessible RDE: Analysis of Continuous Detonation Waves for Aerospace Applications and Design

Keywords: RDE, combustor(s), detonation and deflagration wave(s), OH* Chemiluminescence, planar laser-induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, Schlieren Imaging, aerospace design

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Characterizing the Epigenetic Differences in Enzalutamide Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Lines

Keywords: Epigentics, Prostate, Cancer, Enzalutamide, Drug, Resistance

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Comparison of Titanium Nitride Microelectrode Designs for Neurostimulation Devices

Keywords: Neurostimulation, Microelectrodes, Titanium Nitride, Geometry, Fractal, Serpentine, Circular, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Voltage Transient

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Comparison of machine learning models for gesture recognition using a multimodal wrist orthosis for tetraplegics

Keywords: Spinal Cord Injury, Gesture Recognition, IMU, dynamic time warping, hidden Markov model

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Computational Investigation of Collective Behaviors of Actin Filaments

Keywords: Actin Cytoskelton, Myosin Motility Assay, Actin Filaments, Actin Cross-Linking Proteins, Computer Model

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Conceptual Design of a 10-passenger Thin-haul Electric AircraftBased Transcriptional Regulators

Keywords: Aviation, Electrical Aircraft, Future Transportation, Electric Propulsion, Joint Wing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Constraining the Progenitor Systems of Ca-rich Transients Using Advanced Stellar Inferencing of Their Host Galaxies

Keywords: supernovae, techniques: photometric, galaxies: photometry, galaxies: stellar content

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics and Astronomy

SURF Participant's Major: Physics

2019

Control of Slender Body Wake Flow using Plasma Actuators

Keywords: Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Actuator, Wake, Separation

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Cooling Spacer for Thermal Management on Li-Ion Batteries

Keywords: Thermal management, Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Spacers, Battery-Packaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Crater Formation and Transition of Gas Breakdown Mechanism at Nanoscale

Keywords: Electrical breakdown, Field emission, Paschen’s Law, submicron gap, space-charge limit

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Decentralized Distributed IoT Home Monitoring System

Keywords: IoT, DC, nanogrid

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

2019

Deformation Driven Particle Debonding

Keywords: Debonding, particle adhesion, elastomeric materials, poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS)

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Detection of Neutrons from Pu-Be and Cf-252 Isotope Sources using Acoustically Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detectors

Keywords: Neutron, radiation, metastability, acoustic waves, negative pressure, detector, Special Nuclear Materials, neutron spectra

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2019

Detection of neutrons from PuBe, AmBe, and Cf-252 isotope sources using Centrifugally-Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detector

Keywords: Neutron detection, neutron energy spectrum, detector efficiency

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2019

Developing a Method to Measure Nitrate N and O Isotopes

Keywords: Nitrate, Stable Isotopes, Method Development

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Chemistry

2019

Development of Teleoperation System with Haptic Device and ROS Framework

Keywords: Robotics, Teleoperation, Haptic, ROS, Framework

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Robotics

2019

Development of a low-cost electronic nose for food adulteration and bacteria detection

Keywords: Electronic Nose, Food Safety, Food Adulteration, Bacteria, Sensors, Machine Learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Discovery and analysis of membrane-associated legionella pneumophilia deubiquitinase LPG0227

Keywords: Ceg7, deubiquitinase, lipid-binding, LPG0227, ubiquitin, diubiquitin, assay, membrane association, diubiquitin cleavage, fluorescence, insoluble

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Dynamic Aggregation Network for 3D Semantic Scene Segmentation

Keywords: Point Cloud, Semantic Segmentation, Dynamic Aggregation, Deep Learning, Computer Vision

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Effects of Varying Electrolyte Concentration on Lithium Metal Anode

Keywords: Li-ion batteries, Li-plating, Dendritic Growth, Electrolyte Concentration

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Electrically Conductive Collagen Coatings for Implantable Electrodes

Keywords: Biomedical engineering, collagen, implants, electrodes, conductive, resistivity, impedance, resistance, cellular

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Evaluation of Effective Sensing Zone of Piezoelectric Sensors using Acoustic Wave Attenuation Method

Keywords: Structural Health Monitoring, Acoustic Waves, Piezoelectric Sensors, Non-destructive Testing, Concrete

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Evaluation of machine learning models for classifying and detecting common weeds in corn and soybean crops

Keywords: Weed Detection, Precision Agriculture, Site Specific Weed Management, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, Supervised Learning, Smart Agriculture, Datasets

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2019

Evaluation of the Dynamics of Epigenetic Memory

Keywords: Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Genetics

2019

Experimental Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of Monopropellant Sprays

Keywords: Fuel Droplets; Ignition Properties; Fuel Droplet Proximity; Combustion Properties; Greener Alternative Fuels

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Experimental Validation of an Approach-to-Contact Method for Determining Hamaker Constants Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Keywords: Particle adhesion, surface roughness, Hamaker constant, atomic force microscopy (AFM), van der Waals (vdW) force

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Fabrication of Antimicrobial Electrospun Kafirin Fibers through Essential Oil Encapsulation for Sustainable Food Packaging

Keywords: Kafirin, electrospinning, nanofibers, antimicrobial food packaging, thymol, carvacrol

Primary Department of Faculty: Food Science

SURF Participant's Major: Nutrition and Dietetics

2019

Fabrication of Non-Spherical Microparticles for Particle Focusing Studies

Keywords: polymeric materials, polystyrene microparticles, morphology, non-spherical, particle focusing, biaxial stretching, uniaxial stretching, uniaxial compression

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

FloARPlan: Using augmented reality to create walkable maps of indoor spaces

Keywords: Indoor navigation, Indoor mapping, Human-computer interaction, SLAM

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Force Transmission and Remodeling of Extracellular Matrix Induced by Actomyosin Contractility

Keywords: Actomyosin Contractility, Extracellular Matrix Remodeling, Force Transmission, Nonlinearity of ECM

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Geolocation Prediction with Near Real-Time learning

Keywords: Geolocation Inference, Deep Learning, Twitter, Situational Awareness, Web Development, First Responders

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2019

High Temperature Alkene Oligomerization on Single Site Cobalt Catalyst

Keywords: single site, oligomerization, catalyst design, high-temperature stability, shale gas conversion

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Highly Flexible and Transparent Conductor for Solar Cells

Keywords: Solar cell, transparent electrode, flexible, polymer, silver nanowire, solution process

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Human Like approach to M2M

Keywords: IoT, Energy, M2M, Bluetooth, Ultrasound

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2019

Impact of Surfactant Concentration and Type on the Stability of Bilge Water Emulsions During Static and Dynamic Ageing

Keywords: Emulsion Stability, Surface Excess Concentration, Ageing, Bilge Water

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Science Engineering

2019

Improved Ignition of HCPEE 375 for use on T-100 Hall Thruster

Keywords: Hollow Cathode Neutralizer, Hall Thruster, Electric Propulsion, Propulsion

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Improved Thrust Stand Design for Indirect Thrust Measurements from the KDC-40 Gridded Ion Source

Keywords: KDC-40, Ion Thruster, thrust stand

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Influence of confining pressure gradients in the process of seafloor spreading: Insights from analogue modelling

Keywords: Confining pressure gradient, mechanical failure law, mid-ocean ridges, photoelasticity, scaled analogue models, seafloor spreading, structure from motion

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering and Geosciences

2019

Influence of electrolyte starvation on lithium plating at different operational conditions

Keywords: Li-ion Batteries, Lithium plating phenomenon, Electrolyte volume

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Influence of pore solution ion concentration and temperature on the poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) hydrogel swelling in high-performance concrete

Keywords: hydrogel, swelling capacity, temperature, ion concentration, high-performance concrete

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Introduction to Capacitance-Voltage Characterization for Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Devices with High-K Materials

Keywords: Semiconductor, Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, High-k materials, Capacitance-voltage characterization

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Investigation of incipient damage in continuous fiber reinforced composites through synchrotron radiation computed tomography

Keywords: Materials and Structures, Experimental Mechanics, Laminate Composite, In-situ Tomography

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Investigations on Thermoelectric Properties of CuAl1-xFexO2 material

Keywords: Metal Oxide materials, Solid-state reaction, Thermoelectric Properties, Nano bulk materials

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

KRAS RNA Expression Level in Multiple Human Cell Types

Keywords: KRAS, cancer cells, RNA expression level, mutant cells, KRAS isoforms

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry and Computer Science

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2019

Large-Scale Analysis of Electrophysiological Data

Keywords: Electrophysiology, data analysis, local field potential, current source density, extracellular recordings

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Low V-pi SOH Phase Modulator Based On Metamaterial Cladding

Keywords: quantum computer

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Physics

2019

Low-Cost device for Quantification of Color on Paper-based Biosensors

Keywords: Color Quantification, Colorimetry, Point-of-Care testing, Rapid diagnostics, Low-cost, Image processing Biosensors

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Machine Learning-based Determination of Particle Sizes for the Ideal Passive Radiative Cooler

Keywords: Passive radiative cooling, nanoparticles, nanoparticle size, genetic algorithm, photon transport, Monte Carlo simulations, Mie theory, Mie scattering

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Macromolecular Design of Radical Polymers for Electronic Applications

Keywords: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Device Design

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Measuring Surface Roughness through Power Spectrum Analysis of Images

Keywords: Surface Metrology, Surface Roughness, Stereo-microscopy, Power Spectrum, Fourier Transform

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Meeting Tomorrow Emission Requirements: Turbulent Hot-Jet Ignition for Gasoline Engines

Keywords: Ignition, Combustion, Emissions, Internal Combustion Engines

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Modeling Impact of Engineering Undergraduate Experiences on Students Conception of Climate Change and Sustainability

Keywords: Engineering Education, Climate Change, Data Analysis, Sustainability

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Education

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2019

NAPRA+: Development of an updated version of the National Agricultural Pesticide Risk Analysis (NAPRA) WWW system using Open Source Tools

Keywords: vesicular Dispersion, Particle Suspension, Particle Sedimentation, Surfactant

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

2019

Natural Convection Pattern of Liquid Xenon Inside Dark Matter Detector

Keywords: Liquid xenon, dark matter detector, natural convection, free convection

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics and Astronomy

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Nexus of Thermionic, Field, and Space-charge Limited Emission

Keywords: Nexus Point, Thermionic Emission, Field Emission, Space Charged Limited Emission, Richardson-Laue-Dushman, Child-Langmuir, Fowler-Nordheim

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2019

Non-invasive Characterization of Compositional and Structural Changes Following Myocardial Infarction

Keywords: Lipid, mouse, myocardial infarction, oxygen saturation, myocardial strain, photoacoustic, ultrasound

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Novel Catalysts for Enhancing the Burn Rate of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Keywords: Propulsion, Monopropellants, Combustion

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Oil Return and Retention in Unitary Split System Gas Lines with HFC and HFO Refrigerants

Keywords: HVAC, Oil Retention, Compressor Design

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

On the Finite Element Method for Solving the Poisson Equation: The Accuracy of the C0-P2 Scheme with Numerical Integration

Keywords: Poisson equation, finite element method, numerical integration, quadrature

Primary Department of Faculty: Mathematics

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Optimizing Parameters of Sol-gel Co-assembly in Inverse Opal Fabrication

Keywords: Inverse opal, sol-gel, co-assembly, nanofabrication

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Optimizing Reflected Brownian Motion

Keywords: Optimizing Reflected Brownian Motion

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2019

Organic Electronics in the Axon-Hillock Circuit

Keywords: Analog electronics, neuromorphic systems, axon-hillock circuit, simulation, organic electronics

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Technology

SURF Participant's Major: Audio Engineering Technology

2019

Particle Detachment of Polymeric Substrates upon Mechanical Deformation

Keywords: Particle detachment, adhesion, mechanical deformation, contact area, polymers

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Polymer Science

2019

Photonics in Photocatalytic Water Treatment Systems

Keywords: photocatalysis, inverse opal, photonic crystal

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers in a Roll-to-Roll platform

Keywords: Piezoelectricity, Ultrasound, MEMS, Roll-to-Roll

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Plaque formation and adhesion strength of M. Edulis mussels over intervals of time

Keywords: Adhesion, Time, Biological adhesion, Marine, mussels, biological material

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2019

Predicting Fatigue: Sensing Upper Body Muscle Activity in Robotic Surgeons

Keywords: Robotic Surgery, Electromyography, Muscle Activity, Discrete Wavelet Transform

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2019

Prediction of Injuries in an Airline Maintenance Environment Using Ergonomic Assessment Tools

Keywords: Ergonomics, Assessment tools, Injury-Risk Models, Airline Maintenance

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2019

Proteomics of the extracellular matrix secreted by mouse embryonic fibroblasts in vitro

Keywords: Extracellular matrix, ECM, fibroblasts, mouse embryonic fibroblasts, cell culture, ECM culture, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2019

Purification and Characterization of Elastin-like Polypeptide Fusion Proteins for Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer Imaging

Keywords: Cancer, Bladder cancer, precision medicine, bladder cancer imaging, nanoparticle, Elastin-like polypeptide

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

2019

Quantification of KRAS Protein in Different Human Cell Types

Keywords: Cancer, Biology, Immunology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry and Computer Science

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2019

Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions for Long-Term Care

Keywords: Long-term care, potentially avoidable hospitalizations, nursing homes, hospital readmissions

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2019

Relationship between Photoluminescence and Surface Potential in 2D Materials

Keywords: Nano materials, 2D Materials, TMDCs, Photoluminescence

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Forest Biomass using I-Band Signals of Opportunity: Instrument Development

Keywords: Remote Sensing, Signals of Opportunity, Root Zone Soil Moisture, Forest Biomass, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2019

Resolving Structural Variations in the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Using Third-Generation Sequencing

Keywords: Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT), glucosinolate biosynthesis, specialized metabolism, AOP locus, MAM locus

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Resonant Human Body Communication

Keywords: Human Body Communication (HBC), Wireless Body Area Network, Capacitive Return Path, Inductive Cancellation, Channel Capacity, Narrowband HBC

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical Engineering

2019

Robustness of Leading Edge Vortex to Turbulence

Keywords: Aerodynamics, Flapping Wing Flight, Leading Edge Vortex

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Set4 Expression in Candida glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae under different drug conditions

Keywords: antifungal drug resistance, epigenetics, gene expression, ergosterol biosynthesis, SET-domain proteins

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Smart glasses for fluorescence image-guided contaminant detection in food industry

Keywords: Smart glasses, portable device, head-up display, fluorescent detection, food contaminant, food quality, electronic control, optics

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2019

Spatial Life Cycle Assessment of Indiana Soybean to Biodiesel

Keywords: life cycle assessment, soybean, biodiesel, spatial, modeling, emissions

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

Spike Inference from Large-field Calcium Imaging

Keywords: Two-photon imaging, calcium imaging analysis, spike inference, source extraction, motion correction

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Stabilization of Large Proteins in In Situ Forming Implants Through the Addition of Basic Salts

Keywords: Controlled Release, In Situ Forming Implants, Stabilization, Protein Release, PLGA, Additives

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Structural Characterization of P-Rex1-DH-PH-DEP1 in Its Autoinhibited State

Keywords: P-Rex1, cancer, metastasis, enzyme, phosphorylation, protein kinase A, crystallography

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

Structure-Function Relationships of Propionyl-CoA Carboxylase for Rational Drug Design

Keywords: propionyl-CoA carboxylase, macromolecular structure, X-ray crystallography

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

Targeting Vre-31 for New Antibiotics Against Multi-drug Resistant Enterococci

Keywords: Antibiotics, Drug Repurposing, Multi-drug Resistance, Bacteria, X-Ray Crystallography

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2019

Testing the Efficacy of Targeted Anabolic Agents on Maxillofacial Defects in a Rodent Model

Keywords: Drug delivery, Osteology, Maxillofacial surgery, Bone fracture, wound healing, rodent

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2019

The Effect of Nanoparticles in the Stability of Salty Shipboard Emulsions

Keywords: Bilge water, Pickering emulsions, emulsion stability, nanoparticles, surfactants, environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

The Effect of Silver Ion Adducts on the Ionization Efficiency of Lipids

Keywords: Mass Spectrometry, Electrospray Ionization, Lipids

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

The Role of Mouse Rostrolateral Area in Motion Perception

Keywords: global motion perception; operant conditioning; dorsal stream; rostrolateral area; ischemic injury; in vivo direct reprogramming global motion perception; operant conditioning; dorsal stream; rostrolateral area; ischemic injury; in vivo direct reprogramming

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2019

The influence of building environment conditions on indoor oxidative chemistry and aerosol production

Keywords: Indoor Chemistry, Indoor Air Quality, Oxidative Chemistry, Ozone, Hydroxyl Radicals, Nitrogen Oxides, Nitrous Acid, VOCs, Nano-Sized Particles, Particulate Matter

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Thermal Remote Sensing on Unmanned Aircraft System Calibrations Comparison

Keywords: Thermal remote sensing, UAS, MODTRAN, water target, atmospheric calibration

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering and Agriculture Engineering

2019

Training Data Set selection impact on the accuracy of Convolutional Neural Networks for Histopathology Image classification

Keywords: Training Data Set Selection, Convolutional Neural Networks, Classification Accuracy, Histopathology Image Classification

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2019

Training an Object Recognition Neural Network Using Synthetic Data That Performs Well on Real Data

Keywords: Computer Vision, Neural Networks, Object Recognition

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Engineering

2019

Two-photon polymerization towards rapid 3D projection printing

Keywords: Two-photon polymerization, Nanotechnology, 3D printing, Projection lithography

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2019

Uncover Developers Habits with Open Source Repositories: An Analysis of Git Commit Logs

Keywords: developer, habits, commit logs, open source

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2019

Understanding Epigenetics: Developmental Requirements of ARID2, a Chromatin Remodeling Protein, in Early Porcine Embryo Development

Keywords: Epigenetics, chromatin remodeling, embryogenesis, SWI/SNF, ARID2

Primary Department of Faculty: Agriculture

SURF Participant's Major: Genetics

2019

Using Vesicular Dispersions of a Cationic Surfactant for Stabilizing Suspensions of Dense Particles Against Sedimentation

Keywords: Vesicular Dispersion, Particle Suspension, Particle Sedimentation, Surfactant

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2019

iFly: Forensic Data Collecting iOS Application

Keywords: iOS, Application, Development, Software, Swift, Objective-C, Entomology, Forensics, data

Primary Department of Faculty: Entomology

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2019

2018 Projects

1D Models for Particle-Laden Flows in Tight Geometries

Keywords: gravity currents, Hele-Shaw flows, suspension

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

A Novel CTR1-Interating Protein at the Endoplasmic Reticulum

Keywords: Ethylene, Phosphorylation, CTR1, ER, Botany, Biology

Primary Department of Faculty: Botany and Plant Pathology

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2018

A method to improve the heterogeneity of protein samples intended for high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy

Keywords: Cryo-EM, near-atomic resolution, viral capsid protein, heterogeneity, norovirus

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry and Biology

2018

A parametric study of laser-driven projectiles

Keywords: Laser-driven, hypervelocity impact, laser induced projectile impact test

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Additive Manufacturing Applied to Reactive Materials in Solid Propellants

Keywords: additive manufacturing, 3D printing, solid propellant, nanoaluminum, energetics, solid fuel, reactive wires, ammonium perchlorate

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

All Printed Low-Cost Dosimeter for Sterilization Monitoring Applications

Keywords: Sensing and measurement, Nanotechnology, Health, Gamma radiation monitoring, Conductive Polymers

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2018

Amyloid beta-mediated Inflammatory Response in Microglia

Keywords: Microglia, amyloid beta, phagocytosis, chronic inflammation, priming, Alzheimer's disease

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Analysis of Pt Nanoparticle Size in Pt/SiO2 and PtNb/SiO2 Catalysts and Its Effect on Selectivity in Propane Dehydrogenation

Keywords: Catalyst, shale gas, propane dehydrogenation, energy, nanoparticles, selectivity

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Analysis of Rarefied Flow in FEMTA Microthruster

Keywords: Nanotechnology, direct simulation Monte Carlo, DSMC, SPARTA, rarefied, micronozzle, nanosatellites

Primary Department of Faculty:

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Analysis of Reactor Systems for Ethane Dehydrogenation

Keywords: Catalytic dehydrogenation, shale gas transformation, process design, ethane dehydrogenation, NGL conversion, ethylene production

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Analysis of quagga mussel effects in deep waters: Numerical methods for one-dimensional diffusion modeling in Lake Michigan

Keywords: Numerical Modeling, Quagga Mussels, Nutrient Cycling, Phytoplankton, Lake Michigan

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2018

Anion Diffusion in 2D Lead Halide Perovskite Vertical Heterojunctions

Keywords: Halide perovskite, photovoltaic, heterostructure, anion diffusion, photoluminescence.

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Application of Traffic Signal Probability for Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory

Keywords: Traffic Signal Probability, GLOSA, Dilemma Zone, Fuel Consumption, Travel Time, g-force

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechatronics Engineering Technology

2018

Augmented Reality in Semi-autonomous Driving: The Effect of Warning Signal Format and Perceived Urgency on Takeover Performance

Keywords: Human Factors, Semi-autonomous Driving, Warning Signals, Augmented Reality, Perceived Urgency

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Automatic Hyperparameter Optimization for Neural Networks

Keywords: neural networks, hyperparameters, classifiers, autoencoders, optimization algorithms, machine learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Bend Testing of Thermally Conductive Flexible Fabrics for Wearable Technology Applications

Keywords: Flexural rigidity, stiffness, thermal conductivity, Dyneema, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), bend test

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Changes in Flux of Polyamide-Based Reverse Osmosis Membrane During the Chloramination of Halide Containing Waters

Keywords: Environmental engineering, polyamide membrane, reverse osmosis, chloramines, halides, membrane degradation

Primary Department of Faculty: Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2018

Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Additive Manufactured Materials

Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Porosity, Surface Roughness, Crack, Topography, Titanium (Ti64)

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2018

Characterization of Drosophila eye-specific GeneSwitch GAL4 Drivers

Keywords: Photoreceptor cells, Rh1GSGAL4, RU486, Luciferase Assays

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Characterization of Exosome-Like Extracellular Vesicles and Their Impacts on Lung Epithelial Cells

Keywords: Exosomes, Lung Cancer, Extracellular Vesicles, Biology, Health

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

2018

Characterization of Fabrication Capabilities with Two Photon Polymerization

Keywords: two photon polymerization, microrobots, micro-manufacturing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Characterizing Disease Progression for Night Blindness in the Zebrafish Model

Keywords: Retinitis pigmentosa, retinal degeneration, zebrafish, disease model

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Neurobiology and Physiology

2018

Characterizing Immunomodulatory Properties of Oligomer for Macrophages

Keywords: Immunomodulation, Collagen, Biomaterials, Macrophages

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Characterizing a Fully Optically Accessible RDE: Analysis of Continuous Detonation Waves for Aerospace Applications and Design

Keywords: RDE, combustor(s), detonation and deflagration wave(s), OH* Chemiluminescence, Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, Schlieren Imaging, aerospace design

Primary Department of Faculty:

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Characterizing the Epigenetic Differences in Enzalutamide Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Lines

Keywords: Epigentics, Prostate, Cancer, Enzalutamide, Drug, Resistance

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Comparison of Titanium Nitride Microelectrode Designs for Neurostimulation Devices

Keywords: Neurostimulation, Microelectrodes, Titanium Nitride, Geometry, Fractal, Serpentine, Circular, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Voltage Transient

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Comparison of machine learning models for gesture recognition using a multimodal wrist orthosis for tetraplegics

Keywords: Spinal Cord Injury, Gesture Recognition, IMU, dynamic time warping, hidden Markov model

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Computational Investigation of Collective Behaviors of Actin Filaments

Keywords: Actin Cytoskelton, Myosin Motility Assay, Actin Filaments, Actin Cross-Linking Proteins, Computer Model

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Conceptual Design of a 10-passenger Thin-haul Electric Aircraft

Keywords: Aviation, Electrical Aircraft, Future Transportation, Electric Propulsion, Joint Wing

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Constraining the Progenitor Systems of Ca-rich Transients Using Advanced Stellar Inferencing of Their Host Galaxies

Keywords: supernovae, techniques: photometric, galaxies: photometry, galaxies: stellar content

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics and Astronomy

SURF Participant's Major: Physics

2018

Control of Slender Body Wake Flow using Plasma Actuators

Keywords: Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Actuator, Wake, Separation

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Cooling Spacer for Thermal Management on Li-Ion Batteries

Keywords: Thermal management, Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Spacers, Battery-Packaging

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Crater Formation and Transition of Gas Breakdown Mechanism at Nanoscale

Keywords: Electrical breakdown, Field emission, Paschen’s Law, submicron gap, space-charge limit.

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Decentralized Distributed IoT Home Monitoring System

Keywords: IoT, DC, nanogrid

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Civil Engineering

2018

Deformation- Driven Particle Debonding

Keywords: Debonding, particle adhesion, elastomeric materials, poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS)

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Detection of Neutrons from Pu-Be and Cf-252 Isotope Sources using Acoustically Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detectors

Keywords: Neutron, radiation, metastability, acoustic waves, negative pressure, detector, Special Nuclear Materials, neutron spectra

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2018

Developing a Method to Measure Nitrate N and O Isotopes

Keywords: Nitrate, Stable Isotopes, Method Development

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemistry

2018

Development of Teleoperation System with Haptic Device and ROS Framework

Keywords: Robotics, Teleoperation, Haptic, ROS, Framework

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Robotics

2018

Development of a low-cost electronic nose for food adulteration and bacteria detection

Keywords: Electronic Nose, Food Safety, Food Adulteration, Bacteria, Sensors, Machine Learning

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Discovery and analysis of membrane-associated legionella pneumophilia deubiquitinase LPG0227

Keywords: Ceg7, deubiquitinase, lipid-binding, LPG0227, ubiquitin, diubiquitin, assay, membrane association, diubiquitin cleavage, fluorescence, insoluble

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Dynamic Aggregation Network for 3D Semantic Scene Segmentation

Keywords: Point Cloud, Semantic Segmentation, Dynamic Aggregation, Deep Learning, Computer Vision

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Effects of Varying Electrolyte Concentration on Lithium Metal Anode

Keywords: Li-ion batteries, Li-plating, Dendritic Growth, Electrolyte Concentration

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Electrically Conductive Collagen Coatings for Implantable Electrodes

Keywords: Biomedical engineering, collagen, implants, electrodes, conductive, resistivity, impedance, resistance, cellular

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Evaluation of Effective Sensing Zone of Piezoelectric Sensors using Acoustic Wave Attenuation Method

Keywords: Structural Health Monitoring, Acoustic Waves, Concrete, Non-destructive Testing, Piezoelectric Sensors

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Evaluation of machine learning models for classifying and detecting common weeds in corn and soybean crops

Keywords: Weed Detection, Precision Agriculture, Site Specific Weed Management, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, Supervised Learning, Smart Agriculture, Datasets

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Evaluation of the Dynamics of Epigenetic Memory

Keywords: Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Genetics

2018

Experimental Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of Monopropellant Sprays

Keywords: Fuel Droplets; Ignition Properties; Fuel Droplet Proximity; Combustion Properties; Greener Alternative Fuels

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Experimental Validation of an Approach-to-Contact Method for Determining Hamaker Constants Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Keywords: Particle adhesion, surface roughness, Hamaker constant, atomic force microscopy (AFM), van der Waals (vdW) force

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Fabrication and Testing of a Standing Surface Acoustic Wave (SSAW) Microfluidic Device for Concentrating Bacteria

Keywords: Microfluidic Device, Bacteria, Acoustic Waves, Continuous Flow, Separation.

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Fabrication of Antimicrobial Electrospun Kafirin Fibers through Essential Oil Encapsulation for Sustainable Food Packaging

Keywords: Kafirin, electrospinning, nanofibers, antimicrobial food packaging, thymol, carvacrol.

Primary Department of Faculty: Food Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Nutrition and Dietetics

2018

Fabrication of Non-Spherical Microparticles for Particle Focusing Studies

Keywords: polymeric materials, polystyrene microparticles, morphology, non-spherical, particle focusing, biaxial stretching, uniaxial stretching, uniaxial compression

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

FloARPlan: Using augmented reality to create walkable maps of indoor spaces

Keywords: Indoor navigation, Indoor mapping, Human-computer interaction, SLAM

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

2018

Force Transmission and Remodeling of Extracellular Matrix Induced by Actomyosin Contractility

Keywords: Actomyosin Contractility, Extracellular Matrix Remodeling, Force Transmission, Nonlinearity of ECM

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

High Temperature Alkene Oligomerization on Single Site Cobalt Catalyst

Keywords: single site, oligomerization, catalyst design, high-temperature stability, shale gas conversion

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Highly Flexible and Transparent Conductor for Solar Cells

Keywords: Solar cell, transparent electrode, flexible, polymer, silver nanowire, solution process

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Human Like approach to M2M

Keywords: IoT, Energy, M2M, Bluetooth, Ultrasound

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Impact of Surfactant Concentration and Type on the Stability of Bilge Water Emulsions During Static and Dynamic Ageing

Keywords: Emulsion Stability, Surface Excess Concentration, Ageing, Bilge Water

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Materials Engineering

2018

Improved Ignition of HCPEE 375 for use on T-100 Hall Thruster

Keywords: Hollow Cathode Neutralizer, Hall Thruster, Electric Propulsion, Propulsion

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Improved Thrust Stand Design for Indirect Thrust Measurements from the KDC-40 Gridded Ion Source

Keywords: KDC-40, Ion Thruster, thrust stand

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Improving Model Accuracy with Pseudo-Labeling

Keywords: Deep Learning, Data Labeling Cost, Active Learning, Dataset Bias, Unsupervised Learning, Transfer Learning, Domain Adaptation, Neural Network

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Influence of confining pressure gradients in the process of seafloor spreading: Insights from analogue modelling

Keywords: Confining pressure gradient, mechanical failure law, mid-ocean ridges, photoelasticity, scaled analogue models, seafloor spreading, structure from motion.

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering and Geosciences

2018

Influence of pore solution ion concentration and temperature on the poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) hydrogel swelling in high-performance concrete

Keywords: hydrogel, swelling capacity, temperature, ion concentration, high-performance concrete

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Introduction to Capacitance-Voltage Characterization for Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Devices with High-K Materials

Keywords: Semiconductor, Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, High-k materials, Capacitance-voltage characterization

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Investigation of incipient damage in continuous fiber reinforced composites through synchrotron radiation computed tomography

Keywords: Materials and Structures, Experimental Mechanics, Laminate Composite, In-situ Tomography

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Investigations on Thermoelectric Properties of CuAl1-xFexO2 material

Keywords: Metal Oxide materials, Solid-state reaction, Thermoelectric Properties, Nano bulk materials

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

KRAS RNA Expression Level in Multiple Human Cell Types

Keywords: KRAS, cancer cells, RNA expression level, mutant cells, KRAS isoforms

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2018

Large-Scale Analysis of Electrophysiological Data

Keywords: Electrophysiology, data analysis, local field potential, current source density, extracellular recordings

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Low-Cost device for Quantification of Color on Paper-based Biosensors

Keywords: Color Quantification, Colorimetry, Point-of-Care testing, Rapid diagnostics, Low-cost, Image processing Biosensors

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Machine Learning-based Determination of Particle Sizes for the Ideal Passive Radiative Cooler

Keywords: Passive radiative cooling, nanoparticles, nanoparticle size, genetic algorithm, photon transport, Monte Carlo simulations, Mie theory, Mie scattering

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Macromolecular Design of Radical Polymers for Electronic Applications

Keywords: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Device Design

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Measuring Surface Roughness through Power Spectrum Analysis of Images

Keywords: Surface Metrology, Surface Roughness, Stereo-microscopy, Power Spectrum, Fourier Transform

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Meeting Tomorrow Emission Requirements: Turbulent Hot-Jet Ignition for Gasoline Engines

Keywords: Ignition, Combustion, Emissions, Internal Combustion Engines

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Modeling Impact of Engineering Undergraduate Experiences on Students and Conception of Climate Change and Sustainability

Keywords: Engineering Education, Climate Change, Data Analysis, Sustainability

Primary Department of Faculty: Engineering Education

SURF Participant's Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2018

Morteza Karimzadeh, David S. Ebert

Keywords: Automated Landform Inference Mapping, Soil-mapping, Visual Analytics, Clustering

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

NAPRA+: Development of an updated version of the National Agricultural Pesticide Risk Analysis (NAPRA) WWW system using Open Source Tools

Keywords: NAPRA, GLEAMS, Nonpoint source pollution, Nutrient, Pesticide, WWW, Decision support system

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

2018

Natural convection pattern of liquid Xenon inside dark matter detector

Keywords: Liquid xenon, dark matter detector, natural convection, free convection,

Primary Department of Faculty: Physics and Astronomy

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Nexus of Thermionic, Field, and Space-charge Limited Emission

Keywords: Nexus Point, Thermionic Emission, Field Emission, Space Charged Limited Emission, Richardson-Laue-Dushman, Child-Langmuir, Fowler-Nordheim

Primary Department of Faculty: Nuclear Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Nuclear Engineering

2018

Non-invasive Characterization of Compositional and Structural Changes Following Myocardial Infarction

Keywords: Lipid, mouse, myocardial infarction, oxygen saturation, myocardial strain, photoacoustic, ultrasound

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Novel Catalysts for Enhancing the Burn Rate of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Keywords: Propulsion, Monopropellants, Combustion

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Oil Return and Retention in Unitary Split System Gas Lines with HFC and HFO Refrigerants

Keywords: HVAC, Oil Retention, Compressor Design

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

On the Finite Element Method For Solving The Poisson Equation: The Accuracy of the C0-P2 Scheme With Numerical Integration

Keywords: Poisson equation, finite element method, numerical integration, quadrature

Primary Department of Faculty: Mathematics

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Optimizing Parameters of Sol-gel Co-assembly in Inverse Opal Fabrication

Keywords: Inverse opal, sol-gel, co-assembly, nanofabrication

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Optimizing Reflected Brownian Motion

Keywords: Partial Differential equation, Reflected Brownian Motion, Optimization, Optimal Control, Simulation.

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2018

Organic Electronics in the Axon-Hillock Circuit

Keywords: Analog electronics, neuromorphic systems, axon-hillock circuit, simulation, organic electronics

Primary Department of Faculty: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Audio Engineering Technology

2018

Particle Detachment of Polymeric Substrates upon Mechanical Deformation

Keywords: Particle detachment, adhesion, mechanical deformation, contact area, polymers.

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Polymer Science

2018

Photonics in Photocatalytic Water Treatment Systems

Keywords: photocatalysis, inverse opal, photonic crystal

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers in a Roll-to-Roll platform

Keywords: Piezoelectricity, Ultrasound, MEMS, Roll-to-Roll

Primary Department of Faculty:

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Plaque formation and adhesion strength of M. Edulis mussels over intervals of time

Keywords: Adhesion, Time, Biological adhesion, Marine, mussels, biological material

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

2018

Predicting Fatigue: Sensing Upper Body Muscle Activity in Robotic Surgeons

Keywords: "Robotic Surgery, Electromyography, Muscle Activity, Discrete Wavelet Transform "

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2018

Prediction of Injuries in an Airline Maintenance Environment Using Ergonomic Assessment Tools

Keywords: Ergonomics, Assessment tools, Injury-Risk Models, Airline Maintenance

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering

2018

Proteomics of the extracellular matrix secreted by mouse embryonic fibroblasts in vitro

Keywords:

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2018

Purification and Characterization of Elastin-like Polypeptide Fusion Proteins for Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer Imaging

Keywords: Cancer, Bladder cancer, precision medicine, bladder cancer imaging, nanoparticle, Elastin-like polypeptide

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

2018

Quantification of KRAS Protein in Different Human Cell Types

Keywords: Cancer, Biology, Immunology

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2018

Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions for Long-Term Care

Keywords: Long-term care, potentially avoidable hospitalizations, nursing homes, hospital readmissions

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering and School of Nursing

SURF Participant's Major: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

2018

Relationship between Photoluminescence and Surface Potential in 2D Materials

Keywords: Nano materials, 2D Materials, TMDCs, Photoluminescence

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Forest Biomass using I-Band Signals of Opportunity: Instrument Development

Keywords: Remote Sensing, Signals of Opportunity, Root Zone Soil Moisture, Forest Biomass, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Primary Department of Faculty: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2018

Resolving Structural Variations in the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Using Third-Generation Sequencing

Keywords: Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT), glucosinolate biosynthesis, specialized metabolism, AOP locus, MAM locus

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Resonant Human Body Communication

Keywords: Human Body Communication (HBC), Wireless Body Area Network, Capacitive Return Path, Inductive Cancellation, Channel Capacity, Narrowband HBC

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Robustness of Leading Edge Vortex to Turbulence

Keywords: Aerodynamics, Flapping Wing Flight, Leading Edge Vortex

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

SMART

Keywords: Geolocation Inference, Deep Learning, Twitter, Situational Awareness, Web Development, First Responders

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2018

Set4 Expression in Candida glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae under different drug conditions

Keywords: antifungal drug resistance, epigenetics, gene expression, ergosterol biosynthesis, SET-domain proteins

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Silicon-Organic Hybrid Modulator Simulation and Analysis Using Maxwell's Equations

Keywords: Modulators, Silicon, Electro-Optic

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Physics

2018

Smart glasses for fluorescence image-guided contaminant detection in food industry

Keywords: Smart glasses, portable device, head-up display, fluorescent detection, food contaminant, food quality, electronic control, optics

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2018

Spatial Life Cycle Assessment of Indiana Soybean to Biodiesel

Keywords: life cycle assessment, soybean, biodiesel, spatial, modeling, emissions

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

Spike Inference from Large-field Calcium Imaging

Keywords: Two-photon imaging, calcium imaging analysis, spike inference, source extraction, motion correction

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Stabilization of Large Proteins in In Situ Forming Implants Through the Addition of Basic Salts

Keywords: Controlled Release, In Situ Forming Implants, Stabilization, Protein Release, PLGA, Additives

Primary Department of Faculty: Biomedical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Structural Characterization of P-Rex1-DH-PH-DEP1 in Its Autoinhibited State

Keywords: "P-Rex1, cancer, metastasis, enzyme, phosphorylation, protein kinase A, crystallography "

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

Structure-Function Relationships of Propionyl-CoA Carboxylase for Rational Drug Design

Keywords: propionyl-CoA carboxylase, macromolecular structure, X-ray crystallography

Primary Department of Faculty: Biochemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

Targeting Vre-31 for New Antibiotics Against Multi-drug Resistant Enterococci

Keywords: Antibiotics, Drug Repurposing, Multi-drug Resistance, Bacteria, X-Ray Crystallography

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biology

2018

Testing the Efficacy of Targeted Anabolic Agents on Maxillofacial Defects in a Rodent Model

Keywords: Drug delivery, Osteology, Maxillofacial surgery, Bone fracture, wound healing, rodent

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Biomedical Engineering

2018

The Effect of Nanoparticles in the Stability of Salty Shipboard Emulsions

Keywords: Bilge water, Pickering emulsions, emulsion stability, nanoparticles, surfactants, environment

Primary Department of Faculty: Materials Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

The Effect of Silver Ion Adducts on the Ionization Efficiency of Lipids

Keywords: Mass Spectrometry, Electrospray Ionization, Lipids

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemistry

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

The Role of Mouse Rostrolateral Area in Motion Perception

Keywords: global motion perception; operant conditioning; dorsal stream; rostrolateral area; ischemic injury; in vivo direct reprogramming

Primary Department of Faculty: Biological Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Biochemistry

2018

The influence of building environment conditions on indoor oxidative chemistry and aerosol production

Keywords: Indoor Chemistry, Indoor Air Quality, Oxidative Chemistry, Ozone, Hydroxyl Radicals, Nitrogen Oxides, Nitrous Acid, VOCs, Nano-Sized Particles, Particulate Matter

Primary Department of Faculty: Civil Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Thermal Remote Sensing on Unmanned Aircraft System Calibrations Comparison

Keywords: Thermal remote sensing, UAS, MODTRAN, water target, atmospheric calibration

Primary Department of Faculty: Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

2018

Training Data Set selection impact on the accuracy of Convolutional Neural Networks for Histopathology Image classification

Keywords: Training Data Set Selection, Convolutional Neural Networks, Classification Accuracy, Histopathology Image Classification

Primary Department of Faculty: Industrial Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Training an Object Recognition Neural Network Using Synthetic Data That Performs Well on Real Data

Keywords: Computer Vision, Neural Networks, Object Recognition

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Two-photon polymerization towards rapid 3D projection printing

Keywords: Two-photon polymerization, Nanotechnology, 3D printing, Projection lithography

Primary Department of Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018

Uncover Developers Habits with Open Source Repositories: An Analysis of Git Commit Logs

Keywords: developer, habits, commit logs, open source

Primary Department of Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

2018

Understanding Epigenetics: Developmental Requirements of ARID2, a Chromatin Remodeling Protein, in Early Porcine Embryo Development

Keywords: Epigenetics, chromatin remodeling, embryogenesis, SWI/SNF, ARID2

Primary Department of Faculty: Animal Sciences

SURF Participant's Major: Genetics

2018

Using Vesicular Dispersions of a Cationic Surfactant for Stabilizing Suspensions of Dense Particles Against Sedimentation

Keywords: Vesicular Dispersion, Particle Suspension, Particle Sedimentation, Surfactant

Primary Department of Faculty: Chemical Engineering

SURF Participant's Major: Chemical Engineering

2018

iFly: Forensic Data Collecting iOS Application

Keywords: iOS, Application, Development, Software, Swift, Objective-C, Entomology, Forensics, data

Primary Department of Faculty: Entomology

SURF Participant's Major: Computer Science

2018