REU 2006

REU Summer 2006

With the assistance of a NSF-funded REU Supplement Awards, 26 participated in CHN’s Summer 2006 REU Program. The students’ research projects included:

Eman Akam, "Encapsulation of Fullerenes Inside Carbon Nanotubes, between sophomore and junior years, Chemistry program (UNH), Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, UNH.

Michael Blazej, "Computational Electromagnetics for Nanomanufacturing: the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method," entering senior year, Electrical and Computer Engineering program (UML), Advisor: Professor Alkim Akyurtlu, UML.

Amanda Brown, "Effects of Heat Treatment on Gold-Insulator Nanocomposites," entering senior year, Physics program (UNH), Advisor: Professor James Harper, UNH.

Esteban A. Caraballoso, "Natural Phase Separation of Block Copolymers during Processing," entering junior year, Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering program (City College of New York), Advisors: Professors Joey Mead and Carol Barry, UML.

Ernest Carrington, "Web-Tutorials for Kostas Center Equipment," entering junior year, Mechanical Engineering program (UML), Advisor: Richard DeVito, NEU.

Joseph Dunn, "Electrophilic Reactions of C60," graduating senior, Chemistry program (UNH), Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, UNH. 

Nancy Gegbe, "Nanowires," entering senior year, Chemistry program (Norfolk State University), Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, UNH.

Mohit Gidwani, "The Practical Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites," entering junior year, Plastics Engineering program (UML), Advisors: Professors Carol Barry and Michael Ellenbecker, UML.

Joseph Graham, "Impact of Carbon Nanotubes in a Secondary Wastewater Treatment Process," entering senior year, Civil and Environmental Engineering program (UML), Advisor: Professor Jackie Zhang, UML.

Jacob Harvey, "Molecule-Molecule Intermolecular Potentials on Gold Surfaces," entering senior year, Chemistry program (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Advisor: Professor Howard Mayne, UNH.

Daniel Jeannotte, entering sophomore year, Physics program (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Tara TeSlaa, entering junior year, Bioengineering program (St. Peters College), "Quantification of the Assembly of Nanoparticles by Electrophoresis," Advisors: Richard DeVito and Professor Ahmed Busnaina, NEU.

Rachel L. Mendes, Development of Nanopatterned Polymer Surfaces that can be Functionalized Using Antibodies, graduating senior, Biological Sciences program (UML), Advisors: Professors Susan Braunhut and Kenneth Marx, UML.

Brian Patenaude, entering junior year, Physics program (UNH), and Seth Quarrier, entering junior year, Physics program (UNH), "Custom STM Control Electronics via GXSM Software," Advisor: Professor Karsten Pohl, UNH.

Blayne M. Phillips, "Durability of Chemical Functionalization in Injection Molding," entering sophomore year, Chemical Engineering program (NEU), Advisors: Professors Carol Barry and Joey Mead, UML.

Daniel Pina, "Modeling and Computations of Interactions between Guiding Chemicals on Nano Templates and Substrates." entering sophomore/junior year, Physics program (UML), Advisor: Professor Young Kuen Kwon, UML.

Shaan Polius, "The Effects of Pressure and Temperature on NanoTransfer," entering junior/senior, Mechanical Engineering program, (City College of New York), Advisors: Dr. Ming Wei and Professors Carol Barry and Joey Mead, UML.

Kristen Rauwerdink, "Nanowhiskers," entering senior year, Biochemistry program (UNH), Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, UNH.

Megan Richardson, "Improving the Performance of Clean Room Equipment and Tools," entering sophomore year, Mechanical Engineering program (NEU), Advisor: Richard DeVito, NEU.

Robert J. Romano, "Contact Angles," entering sophomore year, Chemistry program (UML), Advisor: Professor James Whitten, UML.

Gregory Salmon, "Geckoman - A Nano Adventure," entering sophomore year, Computer Engineering program (NEU), Advisor: Jay Laird, Metaversal Studios, NEU.

Keeley Stevens, "Investigation of Friction on the Atomic Force Microscope," entering senior year, Physics program (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Advisor: Professor George Adams, NEU.

Tivern Turnbull, "Process Control for Electrospun Fibers," entering junior year, Electrical Engineering program (Hampton University), Advisor: Professors Joey Mead and Carol Barry, UML