2006-2010 REU Projects, Participants, & Faculty Advisor

2006

"Osteogenesis Using Sintered Microsphere Scaffolds Fabricated from the Biodegradable Polymer Poly(lactide-co-glycolide)" Adedayo Adeniran, Advisors: Michelle Kofron & Cato Laurencin

"Modeling Endothelial Cell Proliferation in Response to Angiogenic Compounds" Keshia Ashe, Advisor: Ed Botchwey

"Energy Storing Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Cerebral Palsy" Ramsey Dial, Advisors: Paul Allaire, Brad Bennett, & Shawn Russell

"The Implications of Broad Nanotechnology Patents on the Future of Nanotechnology" Bryan Foster, Advisosr: Michael Gorman & Nathan Swami

"Growth of Carbon Nanotube Based Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films" Kristy Gogick, Advisor: James Fitzgerald
"Agent-Based Simulation of Healing in a Cutaneous Wound Bed" Caroline Harriot, Advisors: Peter Stapor, Bryan Thorne, & Shayn Peirce

"Evaluation of Crash Rates and Casual Factors for Rural and Urban Two-Lane Highways in Virginia" Deborah Hernandez, Advisor: Nicholas Garber

"Creation of a Graphical User Interface for Cardiac Image Analysis" Heather Hunter, Advisor: Scott Acton

"An Improved Design for Scaling Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory Structures" Roger Kienast, Advisor: Mircea Stan

"Modeling mamalian SCN neuron behavior as acircadian oscillators" Josilaida Lawrence, Advisors: John Hudson, Istvan Kiss, & Joseph Maurer

"Dry Gold Etching for Molecular Electronics" Daniel Lobo, Advisors: Nathan Swami & Zena Martin

"Ultrashot pulsed laser heating of thin Au films" Karl Meyer, Advisor: Pam Norris

"Characterizing 916MHz ISM Band Wireless Transmission for T.E.M.P.O. 3 Design Consideration" Sonny Smith, Advisor: John Lach

"MEMS Prototyping by Micro-Contact Printing" Christina Stamper, Advisor: Robert Hull

"Toy Modeling of Molecular Conduction through Alkanethiol Molecules Between Gold Contacts" Darren Walters, Advisor: Avik Ghosh

"Characterization and Implementation of Silicon Nitride Film using Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition" Thomas Woodson, Advisor: Lloyd Harriott

"Modeling and Designing Devices to Size-Sort Gas Filled Microbubble Preparartions" Hannah Xu, Advisor: Michael Lawrence & Alexander Klibanov

2007

"Examining the Effects of 50:50 PLAGA Composition on Microvessel Remodeling in-vivo"Peter Rios, Advisor: Lauren Sefcik & Ed Botchwey

"Sub-Threshold Field Programmable Gate Arays" Rafael Defaria, Advisor: William Johnson

"Multi-media Educational Visualization of an Scanning Electron Microscope" Matt Furtekd, Advisor: John Bean

"Multi-media Educational Visualization on the Focused Ion Beam" Farzana Hossain, Advisor: John Bean

"Multi-media Educational Visualization on the Focused Ion Beam" Linlin Htay, Advisor: John Bean

"Multi-media Educational Visualization of an Scanning Electron Microscope" Mee Jee Lee, Advisor: John Bean

"Multi-media Educational Visualization of an Scanning Electron Microscope" Joseph Lee, Advisor: John Bean

"Electrochemical Machining (Modifications of Cu Surfaces in Metal Deposition Techniques)" Lan Nguyen, Advisor: Jack Hudson.

"Multi-media Educational Visualization of an Scanning Electron Microscope" Chae Yeon ParkAdvisor: John Bean

"Multi-media Educational Visualization of an Atomic Force Microscope" Veronica Penn, Advisor: John Bean

"Development of a Nanotechnology Video as an Education Tool" Eric Reid, Advisor: James Fitzgerald

"Focused Ion Beam Fabrication of Single Domain Nanoscale Magnets," Justin Thorpe, Advisor: Robert Hull

"Self-Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanostructures," Robert Wortman, Advisor: James Groves



2003

"Bacteria Encapsulation in Sol-Gel Films" Lisa Cemke, Advisor: Pam Norris

"Fabrication of Room Temperature Magnetic Cellular Automata through Mocrocontact Printing" Russell Cote, Advisor: Robert Hull

"Phase Segregation in Silicon-Germanium Clusters" Adam DiNiardo, Advisor: Leo Zhigelei

"Mechanotransmission of Localized Extracellular Forces in the Endothelial Cells on Patterned Surfaces" Gayle Duncan, Advisor: Brian Helmke

"Drug Delivery System/Cell-Peptide Interactions," Darin El-Agib, Advisor: Michael Lawrence

"Vascular Response to Mechanical Stimuli: Effects of External Loads and Strain" Laura Hammet, Advisor: Tom Skalak

"Electrodeposition of Metal Patterns on Silicon," Lan Nguyen, Advisor: Jack Hudson

"Development of Metal Cehydrogenation Catalysts for the Disruption of Carcinogens" Esther Okezie, Advisor: James Fitz-Gerald

"Preliminary Development of a Mechanical Model to Replicate Hemodynamic Strains on Endothelial Cells in Vitro" Jeremy Schubert, Advisor: Brett Blackman.

"Directed Self-Assembly of Magnetic Metal Oxide Nanostructures," Robert Wortman, Advisor: James Groves



2004:

"Materials Balance of Municipal Sanitation Services of Albemarle County and Charlottesville City" Lydia Shawel Abebe, Advisor: Garrick Louis

"Electrostatic Spinning of a Novel Polyphosphazene for Biomedical Application " Izuakolam Ekeleme Akamiro, Advisors: Cato Laurencin & Joseph Freeman

"Self-Organizing Biotemplates for Nanoelectronic Fabrication" Joy Chang, Advisors: Michael Reed and Whye-Kei Lye

"Development of Nano-scale Pattern for Cell Adhesion," Yuen Cho, Advisor: Brian Helmke

"Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Laser-induced Phase Transformations in Molecular Solids and Metals" Stephen Jay Guy, Advisor: Leo Zhigilei

"Quantitative Assessment of Cartliage Volume in the Ankle Joint Using MR Imaging" Marquita Janine Henderson, Advisors: Scott Acton & Jinshan Tang

"Nanofabrication Using the Focused Ion Beam," Eudanie Joseph, Advisors: Robert Hull & Nathan Swami

"Osteoblast Growth on Nanostructured 50:50 PLAGA Scaffolds in Statis and Dynamic Culture" Rebekah Neal, Advisor: Ed Botchwey

"3-D Modeling of TiC Particles in Amorphous Steel" Aleks Ontman, Advisor: Gary Shiflet

"The Effects of Nano-etched Surfaces on Osteoblast Differentiation" Courtney Angel Paulding, Advisor: Ed Botchwey

"Pulsed Laser Deposition of GaAs-GaSb Nanoparticles" Mario Daniel Sanchez, Advisor: William Jesser

"Cross-Sectional Image Investigation of Metallic Glass Formation of Irridiated Al-Ce-Co"Caville Stanbury, Advisor: James Fitzgerald


2005:

"Gene Transfection of Luciferase Plasmids to CHO Endothelial Cells Using Microbubbles" Valerie Acre, Advisor: Michael Lawrence.

"Effect of Deposition Methods and Materials on the Heat-Transfer Characteristics of Thin Films" Joelle Arnold, Advisor: Pam Norris.

"Investigating Bistability: The Effect of Adding Inhibitory Connections to a Nickel Electrode System" Jennifer Breidenich, Advisor: Jack Hudson.

"In vitro Hydrogel Drug Release Study" Princeton Carter, Advisor: Cato Laurencin

"Creating Atomically Flat Gold Surfaces for Molecule Deposition" JJ Elliot, Advisor: Lloyd Harriott

"The Effects of P-selectin Density on Nano-scale Patterned Surfaces for Modeling Leukocyte-Endothelial Cell Interactions" Carmen Gacchina, Advisor: Brian Helmke

"The Effects of Varying Fluence and Concentration for Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) Depositions of Carbon Nanotubes and Polystyrene" Kristy Gogick, Advisor: James Fitzgerald.

"Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Laboratory Development for Undergraduate Curriculum Integration at the University of Virginia" Dimitri Hughes, Advisor: Nathan Swami.

"Coupled Oscillations in an Array of Small Nickel Electrodes" Kathryn Johnson Advisor: Jack Hudson

"Synthesizing Tobacco Mosaic Virus" Anja Lesaja, Advisor: Michael Reed

"Fabrication, Characterization, and Control of Polylactic co-glycoli acid (PLAGA) Nanospheres for the purpose of Targeted Drug Delivery " Kayla McCray, Advisor: Ed Botchwey

"Effect of Mechanical Stress on Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Potential Role in Arteriogenesis" Colleen Schamber, Advisor: Tom Skalak

"Mechanisms and Kinetics of Melting at Strong Laser-Induced Overheating" Carlos Sevilla, Advisor: Leo Zhigelei.

"Gene Transfection of Luciferase Plasmids to CHO Endothelial Cells Using Microbubbles" Matthew Simone, Advisor: Michael Lawrence

"Gene Transfection of Luciferase Plasmids to CHO Endothelial Cells Using Microbubbles" Brandon Smith, Advisor: Michael Lawrence.

"Gene Transfection of Luciferase Plasmids to CHO Endothelial Cells Using Microbubbles," Tracey Westry, Advisor: Michael Lawrence

"Gene Transfection of Luciferase Plasmids to CHO Endothelial Cells Using Microbubbles" Danelle Wright, Advisor: Michael Lawrence