REU Alumni


2021 Participants

 

  • Saurav Jain
    • Undergrad: North Carolina State University
    • Project: Designing a renewable chemical plant for the production of hydrogen peroxide using ASPEN Plus.
    • Mentor: Kyle Camarda
  • Margaret Brown
    • Undergrad: College of St. Scholastica
    • Project: Biodiesel Byproduct Separation by Polymer
    • Mentor: Susan Williams
  • Eli Mathias Duggan
    • Undergrad: University of New Hampshire
    • Project: Optimization of an Anti-HIV Antibody Using Site Saturation Mutagenesis and Yeast Display
    • Mentor: Brandon DeKosky
  • Isabel Knight
    • Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
    • Project: Immobilization of Alcohol Dehydrogenase using Chitosan and Alginate Hydrogel Beads 
    • Mentor: Alan Allgeier
  • Gustavo Barraza
    • Undergrad: Colorado School of Mines
    • Project: Mesoporous Silicates with Dispersed Tantalum for Alkene Epoxidation Catalysis
    • Mentor: Bala Subramaniam
  • Gracyn Reynolds
    • Undergrad: University of Oklahoma
    • Project: Microstructure Characterization of Hydrogels using LF-NMR and Compression Analysis Techniques
    • Mentor: Steve Gehrke 
  • Abdul Muqeet Butt
    • Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park
    • Project: Phase Equilibria of Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquids + Water 
    • Mentor: Aaron Scurto
  • Rebekah Rodriguez
    • Undergrad: Louisiana State University
    • Project: Tailoring hyaluronic acid functionalized hydrogel properties for meniscus repair
    • Mentor: Jenny Robinson
  • Nathan Ohl
    • Undergrad: The University of Kansas
    • Project: Modulating Emulsion Electrospun Mesh Surface Wettability via Surfactant Chemistry
    • Mentor: Jenny Robinson
  • Gabriel H Barraclough-Tan
    • Undergrad: Cornell University
    • Project: The Effects of Degradation on the Surface Activity of Polysorbate-80 due to Light
    • Mentor: Prajna Dhar
  • Anika Radadiya
    • Undergrad: University of Kansas
    • Project: Mechanical Effects of Lipid Dysregulation in Phospholipid Membranes
    • Mentor: Prajna Dhar
  • Julia Vallier
    • Undergrad: Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Project: Separation of Refrigerant R-410A via Fluorinated Polymeric Membranes
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett
  • Elizabeth Funk
    • Undergrad: University of Kansas
    • Project: Stabilization and Release of Enzymes, Antibodies and Proteins Using Mesoporous Silica
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett
  • Dorothy Haggard
    • Undergrad: University of Kansas
    • Project: Exploring ionic liquids using a high-pressure view cell
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett
  • Madelyn Bennet
    • Undergrad: University of Kansas
    • Project: Identifying the Vapor Liquid Liquid Equilibrium for Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerant Mixtures in order to Design Effective Separations 
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett

 


2019 Participants

 

  • Michael Brizes
    • Undergrad:
    • Project: The Characterization of Lignin-based Prepolymers
    • Mentor: Bala Subramaniam
  • Denis Johnson
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Mesoporous Silicates with Highly Dispersed Molybdenum for Enhanced Olefin Metathesis
    • Mentor: Bala Subramaniam
  • Mohamed Mohamed
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Base effect on Production of Glycolic acid
    • Mentor: Honghong Shi
  • Nicole Rosario-Ortiz
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Gold Electrode Surfaces in Acidic Medium
    • Mentor: Kevin Leonard
  • Abby Harders
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Solubility and Diffusivity of Difluoromethane and Pentafluoroethane in Ionic Liquid
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett
  • Sierra Staatz
    • Undergrad:
    • Project: Characterization and Fabrication of Ca+, NH4+ Clinoptilolite for Methane Purification
    • Mentor: Mark Shiflett & Alan Allgeier
  • Karim Al-Barghouti
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquids and hydrofluorocarbons: 1-Hexyl-3-methyl-imidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane
    • Mentor: Aaron Scurto
  • Nicole D'Souza
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Optimization of Sucrose Cushions to Improve Efficiency of Exosome Isolation
    • Mentor: Mei He
  • Joe Fritz
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Modulating Surfactant Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) Ratios to Control Water-in-Oil Emulsion Droplet Size
    • Mentor: Jenny Robinson
  • Amanda Hertel
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Effects of Engineered Carbon Nanodiamonds on Model Phospholipid Monolayers
    • Mentor: Prajna Dhar
  • Josephine Hriscu
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Hydrogel Network Characterization Using Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    • Mentor: Alan Allgeier
  • Yvette Von Loh
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Rheological study of natural starch biomaterial for building biomimetic immune tissue
    • Mentor: Mei He
  • Vy Ly
    • Undergrad: 
    • Project: Controlling Mixing Speeds and Mixing Times to Modulate Water-in-Oil Emulsion Droplet Size for Emulsion Electrospinning Applications
    • Mentor: Jenny Robinson