2021 SURF Virtual Symposium

Event Date

July 29 & 30, 2021

Location

2021 Virtual ( Zoom Webinar)

Open To

Public

Contact Email

eur@purdue.edu

The SURF program culminates with a Research Symposium, where participants present their summer research either at an oral session or a poster session. This event provides a great opportunity for the Purdue community to learn more about the interesting and innovative research being conducted by undergraduates in various labs across campus.

The students disseminate information on the research they conducted throughout the summer and a few presentations are chosen to be awarded during the end-of-summer closing ceremony. For more details on the judging criteria, you can view the following score templates:

SURF 2021 Symposium Sessions

The SURF Symposium provides a great opportunity for the Purdue community to learn more about the interesting and innovative research conducted by undergraduates in various labs across campus. This event highlights the scholarly work of SURF students Download PDF of Full Schedule and Participants

Download the Symposium Abstract Booklet (PDF)

 

2021 SURF Summer Symposium Award Winners

Best Presentations

1. Roxanne R. Huff (Purdue University)

Research Title: Designing Folate-Targeted Conjugates to Accelerate Kidney Clearance

Lab Mentor: Spencer Lindeman

PI: Dr. Philip Low

Department: Department of Chemistry

 

2. Zachary E. Lamantia (Purdue University)

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

Lab Mentor: Shreya Kumar

PI: Dr. Marxa Figueiredo

Department: Department of Basic Medical Sciences

 

3. Huston Locht (University of Florida)

Research Title: Computational Assessment of Bronsted Acid Site Proximity in Chabazite and its Effect on Protolytic Propane Cracking and Dehydrogenation Kinetics

Lab Mentors: Ricem Diaz Arroyo, Bereket Bekele

PI: Dr. Rajamani Gounder

Department: Davidson School of Chemical Engineering - Center of Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR)

 

4. Noah J. Mehringer (Purdue University)

Research Title: Differential Tractography as a Patient-Specific Tool to Monitor Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers

Lab Mentor: Tyler Diorio

PI: Dr. Vitaliy L. Rayz

Department: Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

 

5. Pattiya Pibulchinda (Purdue University)

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

Lab Mentor: Caitlin Adams

PI: Dr. Kendra Erk

Department: School of Materials Engineering

 

6. Shivani Pranatharti Haran (Purdue University)

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

Lab Mentor: Soumya Bandyopadhyay

PI: Dr. Justin Weibel

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering

 

7. Zoe Elise Schardan (Purdue University)

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

Lab Mentor: Linlin Li

PI: Dr. David Umulis

Department: School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

 

8. Benjamin T. Waddey (Purdue University)

Research Title: Cdc14 Phosphatase Stimulation by an Intramolecular Substrate-Mimicking Motif

Lab Mentors: Kedric Milholland, Andrew DeMarco

PI: Dr. Mark Hall

Department: Department of Biochemistry

 

9. Jiecheng Zhang (Purdue University)

Research Title: Single- and Multi- UAV Trajectory Optimization and Simulation

Lab Mentor: Vinayak Suresh

PI: Dr. David Love

Department: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

10. Clarisse M. Zigan (Purdue University)

Research Title: Maturing Chondrocyte Seeded Scaffolds Using a Mechanobioreactor System

Lab Mentor: Zachary Davis

PI: Dr. Deva Chan

Department: Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

 

Outstanding First-Time Researchers

1. Maria E. Gibbs (University of Texas at Austin)

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

Lab Mentor: Chi Ho (Humphrey) Leung

PI: Dr. Philip E. Pare

Department: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

2. Amel J. Ksaibati (University of Wyoming)

Research Title: Classification of Chemical Reactions Using Molecular Fingerprints and Logical Regression

Lab Mentors: Yinan Xu, Pushkar Ghanekar

PI: Dr. Allison Godwin

Department: Davidson School of Chemical Engineering - Center of Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR)

 

3. Chandler J. Moy (Purdue University)

Research Title: Vortex Bursting under Dynamic Adjustment of Angle of Attack

Lab Mentors: Terry Zhou, Aditya Anilkumar

PI: Dr. Sally Bane

Department: School of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

 

4. Caitlin A. O'Brien (Purdue University)

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

Lab Mentor: Hamid Torbatisarraf

PI: Dr. Nikhilesh Chawla

Department: School of Materials Engineering

 

5. Lainey J. Orr (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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

Lab Mentors: Yinan Xu, Pushkar Ghanekar

PI: Dr. Allison Godwin

Department:  Davidson School of Chemical Engineering - Center of Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR)

 

Graduate Mentor Awards

1. Shawna Cook

Mentee: Regan Sherman

PI: Dr. Kari Ekenstedt

Department: Department of Basic Medical Sciences

 

2. Joseph Anderson

Mentee: Jose Manuel Torrez Lopez

PI: Dr. Anter El-Azab

Department: School of Materials Engineering

 

3. Dhinesh Radhakrishnan

Mentee: Nafissa Maiga

PI: Dr. Jennifer DeBoer

Department: School of Engineering Education

 

4. Andrew Fix

Mentee: SongHao Wu

PI: Dr. James Braun

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering

 

5. Elizabeth Bickel

Mentee: Hannah Snider

PI: Dr. Rajamani Gounder

Department: Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

 

6. Ioanna Katsamba

Mentee: Amy Guo

PI: Dr. Xiulin Ruan

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering