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REU 2008

REU 2008

About 13 students participated in CHN’s summer 2008 REU Program. The students’ research projects included:

Sarah Beals: “Design of Scale Card and Mold for Museum of Science” Senior, Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Advisor: Professor Carol Barry, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Sandor Cabrera: “Monitoring Electrostatic Assembly of Carbon Black”, Junior, Computer Science, Middlesex Community College, Salem State College. Advisor: Professor Carol Barry, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Seong (Lisa) Chorub: “Assay Development for the Detection of HER-2/neu Protein”, Senior, Biology, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Advisor: Professor Melisenda McDonlad, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Manuel Echevarria: “Evaluation of Nanoparticle Release Associated with Fume Hood Use”, Sophomore, Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Advisor: Professor Michael Ellenbecker, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Carlos Hernandez: “Manufacturing of a High Speed Atomic Microscope”, Junior/Senior, Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Advisor: Professor Joel Therrien, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Cedric Hill: “Tetracene Quinones with Long Alkyl Chains for Improved Solubility”, Senior, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, University of New Hampshire. 

Eric Hultgren: “It’s No Big Deal! The End of Humanity in Nanotech Science Fiction”, Senior, English, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Advisors: Professor Todd Avery, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Mkaka Joel: “Optimization of Scanning Parameters for a High Speed Atomic Force Microscope”, Senior, Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Advisor: Professor Joel Therrien, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Megan Johnson: “Directed Assembly of Nanoelements (Fluidic)”, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Professor Siva Somu, Northeastern University. 

Dan Marino: “Synthesis of a set of 2,3,9,10-tetraalkoxy-6,13-pentacenequinones”, Sophomore, Chemisty, University of New Hampshire. Advisor: Professor Glen Miller, University of New Hampshire.  

Rebecca Meritz: “Structure Modification of Graphitic Nanostructures”, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Professor Yung Joon Jung, Northeastern University. 

Christian Munoz: “Evaluation of Nanoparticle Release Associated with Fume Hood Use”, Sophomore, Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Advisor: Professor Michael Ellenbecker, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Phong Pham: 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: “Production of Instructional Videos for the Kostas Center Equipment”, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University. Advisor: Professor Richard DeVito, Northeastern University.