REU 2007

REU 2007

2007 REU Projects and Presentations

The NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing hosted 24 undergraduate students at NEU, UML, and UNH laboratories in summer 2007. For 10 weeks, undergraduates from 5 universities worked on CHN-related research, supervised by faculty and graduate students at one or more of CHN's partner institutions. REU students participated in weekly technical meetings at their "home" university, along with professional development programs developed for participants from all three universities. Other activities included participation in the 6th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop, the CHN Annual Site Visit at the University of New Hampshire and learning about communicating to the general public at Boston Museum of Science. At the conclusion of the program, REU students presented their research to CHN faculty, post doctoral students, and graduate students.

Eman Akam:Solution Phase Encapsulation of [60]Fullerence Into Carbon Nanotubes , Entering Senior, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, University of New Hampshire.

Michael Allard:Fabrication of Nanofeatures in Bulk Metallic Glass Material , Entering Senior, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Brad Kinsey, University of New Hampshire. 

Amanda Brown:Gold-Silica Nanocomposites and Pole Figure Measurements , Entering Senior, Physics, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor James Harper, University of New Hampshire. 

Esteban Caraballoso:Fabrication of Nano-scale Sensors Using SEM Lithography , Entering Senior, Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York. Advisor: David McKee, Northeastern University. 

Jacob Harvey: Atom-Atom Potentials:A Study of Self-Assembling Molecular Rotors on a Metal Surface , Entering Senior, Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Advisor: Professor Howard Mayne, University of New Hampshire. 

Benjamin Hutt:AFM Tip-Mounting & Target Exchange Retrofit , Entering Middler (3rd year), Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Rich DeVito, Northeastern University. 

Daniel Jeannotte:The Effect of pH on Electrophoretic Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes , Entering Junior, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Ahmerst. Advisors: Professor Ahmed Busnaina and Cihan Yilmaz, Northeastern University. 

Martin Kimani:Kostas Clean Room Evaluation , Entering Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Rich DeVito, Northeastern University. 

Grant Leuchtner:Polyamine Hydrogenations of Carbon Nanostructures , Entering Senior, Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, University of New Hampshire. 

Michael Moebius:Nanomanufacturing Assembly and Transfer , Entering Junior, Material Science & Engineering and Applied Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Advisor: Professor Ahmed Busnaina and Sivasubramanian Somu. 

Dana Peck:Video Tutorials for Equipment in the NU Kostas Center , Entering Sophomore, Civil Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Rich DeVito, Northeastern University. 

Gilbert Placide:Inventory Data for CNT Switch Fabrication , Entering Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Professor Jackie Isaacs, Northeastern University. 

Justin Pleva:Intermolecular Interactions of Functionalized Fullerenes with Themselves and with HOPG , Entering Senior, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Howard Mayne. 

Shaan Polius:Large Scale Directed Assembly of Nanoparticles – Study of Substrates used for Assembly , Entering Senior, Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York. Advisors: Professor Ahmed Busnaina and Salome Siavoshi, Northeastern University. 

Jennifer Pollock:New Functionalized Fullerenes, Entering Junior , Chemistry, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, University of New Hampshire. 

Csky Young:Characterization of MRC Sputter Machine, Entering Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Rich DeVito, Northeastern University.