2020 ISUR Research Expo

The Grainger College of Engineering Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) program is a structured two-semester mentored research experience with a research learning community. The program facilitates opportunities to expand students’ academic experience beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. Through the learning-by-apprenticeship model, students become familiar with research methodologies, develop their research skills, are exposed to what graduate school entails, and gain experience needed for graduate school acceptance or research in industry.

The following is the list of projects and researchers for ISUR 2020:

Self-Writing Pen System
Megan Altman, Sophomore, Computer Engineering, ENG

Supercooled Droplet Analysis for Deicing of Air Cycle Machine Turbines
Kelsey Biscocho, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, ENG

Ultra Low Thermal Expansion Ceramics: NZP System
Julia Brodecki, Senior, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Self-Assembly of Symmetric Bottlebrush Block Copolymer
Yilong Chang, Junior, Engineering Mechanics, ENG

Develop an Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging Device
Jaime Chen, Sophomore, Bioengineering, ENG

27-Hydroxycholesterol Promotes Breast Cancer Reemergence from Dormancy
Joy Chen, Junior, Bioengineering, ENG

Mechanical Characterization of Gelatin Methacrylamide (GelMA) for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion
Vincent Cornelius, Senior, Bioengineering, ENG

Characterizing the Interfacial Properties of Graphene for Enhanced Phase-Change Processes
Peter Davis, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, ENG

Development of Stimuli-Responsive and Self-Protecting Microcapsule-Based Coating Systems
Ian Flueck, Sophomore, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Force-directed Fiber Alignment in Composites
Allen Guo, Senior, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Differentiation of Liver Progenitor Cells in 3D Microtissues and Portal Fibroblast Co-Cultures
Krista Habing, Senior, Bioengineering, ENG

Self-Writing Pen System
Emily Hall, Sophomore, Computer Engineering, ENG

LAMP Based Point-of-Care Bacterial Detection Platfrom
John Heredia, Junior, Bioengineering, ENG

Liquid Phase Separation in Biomolecular Condensates Associated with ALS
Swan Htun, Senior, Engineering Physics, ENG

Analysis and Characterization of High Precision Frequency Synthesizers
Philip Jedralski, Junior, Electrical Engineering, ENG

Study of Vibrations through Fresh Concrete for 3D Printing Purposes
Alec Keil, Senior, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ENG

Gelatin-Maleimide Hydrogel Dissoluble by Sortase A for Glioblastoma Modeling
Sanha Kim, Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Effect of Temperature on the Electrical and Optical Properties of LEDs
Nisha Kolagotla, Sophomore, Electrical Engineering, ENG

Data Processing and Experimental Techniques for Small Molecule Imaging
Rachel Lawless, Senior, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Using Augmented Reality to Create Infographics that Aids Visualization of Complex Devices
Jaewook Lee, Sophomore, Computer Science, ENG

Capacitive Droplet-Sensing Electrodes for a Microdialysis Neural Probe
Alyssa Licudine, Junior, Electrical Engineering, ENG

Evaporative Colling for Characterizing Epitaxial Thin Films
Benjamin Mead, Junior, Engineering Physics, ENG

Project Sentinel
Harris Mohamed, Junior, Computer Engineering, ENG

Digital Pipeline for Efficient Tumor Recognition and Management
Akash Mukherjee, Junior, Computer Science, ENG

Incorporation of OPG-Containing Micelles into Collagen Scaffolds for CMF Defect Repair
Andrey Nosatov, Senior, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Remodeling in a GelMA Hydrogel
Ali Nunes, Junior, Materials Science and Engineering, ENG

Analysis of Variation (ANOVA) on an Additively Manufactured Metal Material
Nicholas O’Brien, Junior, Mechanical Engineering, ENG

Durable Cathodes for the Efficient Chemical Reduction of CO2
Zachary Park, Junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Investigating Nonequilibrium Assembly of Bottlebrush Block Copolymer Photonics during 3D Printing
Kush Patel, Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Characterizing Perivascular Niche Signals and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Responses via Microfluidics and Biomaterial Engineering
Nathan Petrikas, Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Characterization of Ink for 3D Printing of Bone Scaffolds
Arielle Pfeil, Mechanical Engineering, ENG

Targeting Infected Host Cells in vivo via Responsive Azido-Sugar Mediated Metabolic Cell Labeling
Jarron Roy, Junior, Bioengineering, ENG

Characterizing the Rheology of Cement Paste for the Development of a standard Reference Material (SRM) for Concrete
Lauren Schissler, Sophomore, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ENG

Chiral Analysis of D-Aspartate in the islets of Langerhans
Jack Schnieders, Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Mechanical Characterization and Incorporation of Thiolated Gelatin Hydrogels in Triphasic Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds
Joshua Scott, Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Electrochemical Removal of Heavy Metal Oxyanions
Thomas Sheehan, Junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LAS

Modulating Genetic Fluctuations to Control the Pluripotent Regulatory Network in Embryonic Stem Cells
Harpal Singh, Junior, Bioengineering, ENG

Investigating the Immune Response in Mineralized Collagen Scaffolds
Diana Slater, Senior, Bioengineering, ENG

Hybrid Algal-Carbonate Substrates for Enhance Coral Larvae Recruitment
Haley Tholen, Junior, Engineering Mechanics, ENG

Improving Incident Response and Security through Network Analysis Tools
Daniela Zieba, Sophomore, Computer Science, ENG

Bojja Bharat, Senior, Statistics and Computer Science, LAS
ChenYang Huang, Senior, Computer Engineering, ENG
Rishabh Rajagopalan, Senior, Computer Science, ENG

PhraseNet: Leveraging Poincare Phrase Embeddings for Reviewer Matching
Kshitij Gupta, Junior, Computer Science, ENG
Alok Kamatar, Sophomore, Computer Science, ENG
Aishani Pal, Sophomore, Computer Science, ENG

Juefei Chen, Senior, Computer Science, ENG
Pavitra Shadvani, Junior, Computer Engineering, ENG
Phoebe Tang, Senior, Computer Science, ENG
Chris Yao, Sophomore, Mathematics and Computer Science, LAS

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