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Guest & Graduate Seminars

Special Guest Speaker   

Spring 2015 Semester

4/8/2015    Dr. Bamin Khomani
University of Tennessee    TBD   
Hosts: Christopher Hassan & Sanjin Hosic    Zelong Xie & Junyan Zhang    TBD   
3/25/2015    TBD    TBD   
Hosts: Zelong Xie, Junyan Zhang & Gino Karlo Delos Reyes    Di Shi, Anh Phong Tran & Miao Wang    TBD   
3/18/2015    Dr. Richard Register
Princeton University    TBD   
3/13/2015    Spring Break, No Class    TBD   
3/11/2015    Spring Break, No Class    TBD   
Hosts: Di Shi, Anh Phong Tran & Miao Wang     Autumn Paro, Meryem Pehlivaner & Marissa Puzan    TBD   
3/4/2015    TBD    TBD   
Hosts: Autumn Paro, Meryem Pehlivaner & Marissa Puzan    Ehsan Keyvani-­‐Someh, Deyang Li & Gujie Mi    TBD   
2/25/2015    TBD    TBD   
Hosts: Ehsan Keyvani-­‐Someh, Deyang Li & Gujie Mi    Gino Karlo Delos Reyes, Christopher Hassan & Sanjin Ho    TBD   
2/18/2015    TBD    TBD   
Hosts: Noreen Rizvi & Salem Zahmi    Luting Liu & Belete Legesse    TBD   
2/11/2015    Dr. Jonathan Parquette
Ohio State University    TBD   
Hosts: Luting Liu & Belette Legesse    Nina Bordeaux & Thaddaeus Webster    TBD   
2/4/2015    TBD    TBD   
Hosts: Nina Bordeaux & Thaddaeus Webster    Hunter Sismaet & Belinda Slakman    TBD   
1/28/2015    TBD    TBD   
1/23/2015Hosts: Hunter Sismaet & Belinda Slakman    Oljora Rezhdo & Sydney Shaw    TBD   
1/21/2015    Dr. David Kaplan
Tufts University    TBD   
Hosts: Oljora Rezhdo & Sydney Shaw    Mark Lalli & Tanya Narahari    TBD   
1/14/2015    Dr. Qiaobing Xu
Tufts University    TBD   

Fall 2014 Semester

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held at 11:45am in 108 SN.

12/10/2014    Sue-Jonnathane Celestin
PhD Proposal Defense    TBD   
Hosts: Mark Lalli, Tanya Narahari    Christopher Cogswell & Daniel Hickey    TBD   
Hosts: Christopher Cogswell, Daniel Hickey    Taylor Carlson & Sue-Jonnathane Celestin    TBD   
11/12/2014    Dr. David Bishop
Boston University    TBD   
Hosts: Taylor Carlson, Sue-Jonnathane Celestin    Fariba Seyedzadeh & Negar Golshan    TBD   
Hosts: Fariba Seyedzadeh, Negar Golshan    Daniel Milano & Nil Tandogan    TBD   
10/29/2014    Negar Glshan
Proposal Defense    TBD   
Hosts: Daniel Milano, Nil Tandogan    Dinara Andirova & Avinash Kola    TBD   
10/15/2014    Hui Jiang    TBD   
10/10/2014    Dr. Tequila Harris
Georgia Tech    TBD   
Hosts: Dinara Andirova, Avinash Kola    Pegah Abadian & Emily Gong    TBD   
Hosts: Pegah Abadian, Emily Gong    Noreen Rizvi & Salem Zahmi    An efficient method for genetic transformation of Catharanthus roseus hairy roots
Electrodeposition of CuSn with and without In   
10/1/2014    Dr. Courtney Pfluger
Northeastern University    PhD in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Technology-based Engineering Education   
9/26/2014    Dr. Susmita Bose
Washington State University    Calcium Phosphate Ceramics in Bone Tissue Engineering   
9/24/2014    ChE Faculty Research Presentations    List of Presenters   
9/19/2014    ChE Faculty Research Presentations    List of Presenters   
9/12/2014    Dr. Abigail Koppes    Introduction to the NSF Graduate Fellowship Program   

Summer 2014 Semester

8/21/2014    Dr. Felix Hol
Delft University of Technology/
Harvard University    Antibiotic-mediated Competition and Bacterial Biodiversity in Synthetic Ecosystems   
8/13/2014    Dr. Ed Luther
Northeastern University    Laser Interference Based Systems   
8/6/2014    Dr. Shanta Dhar
University of Georgia    Mitochondria-targeted Delivery Systems   
8/1/2014    Dr. Thomas Truskett
University of Texas at Austin    Assembling Nanoclusters in Water for Therapy or Imaging   
7/23/2014    Dr. Neha Kamat
Harvard University    Towards the Construction of Protocells: Designing Opticaly Responsive Membranes   
7/15/2014    Dr. Charles Monroe
University of Michigan    Resolving the Mechanisms that Control Lithium/Oxygen Battery Performance   
6/27/2014    SuPing Lyu
Medtronic    Products, Engineering, and Science   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Thomas Lars Andersen
Techincal University of Denmark    PET/CT Imaging as a Tool to Evaluate Tumor Accumulation and Efficiency of Nanoterapeutics   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Ken Littrell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory    The Use of Small-Angle Scattering to Probe Self-Assembly and Structural Changes in Soft-Matter, Synthesis, Catalytic Systems   
6/6/2014    Avinash Kola    Electrodeposition of Ag Alloys with Ni and W from a Thiourea-Citrate Electrolyte   
6/5/2014    Hunter Sismaet
Proposal Defense    The Development and Optimization of Electrochemical Sensors to Study Bacterial Pathogens in the Hospital Setting   
5/30/2014    Adam Hatch    TBD   
5/22/2014    Luting Liu
Proposal Defense    Preparation of a Nano-patterned Polymer Replica for Reducing Catheter Associated Inflammation and Infection   

Spring 2014 Semester

5/7/2014    Tanya Narahari
Proposal Defense   

Fabric Microfluidics for Low-Cost Separations and Analysis of Proteins in Complex Clinical Samples

(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. Behnaz Bozorgui
Columbia University    Simulation of Polymer-grafted Nanoparticles   
(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. Yajie Dong
Harvard University    Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Information and Energy Technologies   
4/28/2014    Dinara Andirova
Proposal Defense    Nanoengineering of Metal Organic Frameworks for Applications in CO2 Capture, Drug Delivery, and Electronic Devices   
4/23/2014    Sydney Shaw
Proposal Defense   

Investigating the limiting steps and factors required for vindoline biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus

(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Jeetain Mittal
Lehigh University    Simulations of Biomolecular Assembly Processes at Interfaces   
4/15/2014    Mark Lalli
Proposal Defense    Targeting dynamic migratory response to electric fields to specifically segregate cancer cells   
4/11/2014    Christopher Cogswell
Proposal Defense    Layered Nanosheet Materials as Advanced Catalyst Systems   
4/11/2014    Belinda Slakman
Proposal Defense    Using Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) to study complex liquid-phase systems   
(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Weijie Lu
Air Force Research Laboratory    Oxygen Catalytic Growths and Multi-functionalities of CNTs and Graphene   
4/7/2014    Jencilin Johnston    Multi- branched gold nanoparticle for detection of epidermal growth factor receptors on the surface of esophageal epithelial cells using surface enhanced Raman scattering   
(Host: Rebecca Carrier)    Dr. Mark Byrne
Auburn University    TBD   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Daniel K. Schwartz
University of Colorado Boulder    Single Molecule Tracking at Wet Interfaces   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Abigail Koppes
MIT    Manipulating the Neurological Microenvironment for Regenerative Medicine Applications   
(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. John Zhanhu Guo
Lamar University    Magnetoresistive Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Energy Storage   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Amit Bandyopadhyay
Washington State University    Hard Materials and Manufacturing Processes Towards Repair and Reconstruction of Bone Disorders   
3/21/2014    Daniel Hickey
Proposal Defense   

MgO Nanocomposites as Antibacterial Biomaterials for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering

(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas
UCLA    Modeling, Simulation & Control of Batch Protein Crystallization Processes   
(Host: Laura Lewis)    Dr. Michael J Aziz
Harvard University    Organic-Based Aqueous Flow Batteries for Massive Electrical Energy Storage   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Boris Yakobson
Rice University    From Material Substance to Shape to Property   
3/14/2014    Pegah Hosseinpour
Dissertation Defense    Structure–Magnetic Property Correlations in TiO2 Nanotube Arrays   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Nasim Annabi
Harvard University    Merging Microscale Technologies & Advanced Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering   
(Host: Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. Gang Wu
Los Alamos National Laboratory    Graphene Nanocomposite Catalysts for Sustainable Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion   
3/7/2014    Town Meeting with Prof. Tom Webster    ---   
(Host:  Shashi Murthy)    Dr. Steven M. Cramer
Renssealer Polytechnic Institute    Understanding and Enhancing Selectivity in Multimodal Chromatography   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Yaakov Nahmias
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)    Development of Predictive Tools for Liver Toxicology: Micro-well Bioreactors and Pluripotent Stem Cells   
2/26/2014    Radhika Barua
Dissertation Defense    Pathways for tailoring the magnetostructural response of FeRh-based compounds   
(Host: Thomas Webster)    Dr. Alireza Abbaspourrad
Harvard University    Life is Better with Drops!   
2/20/2014    Alek Aksimentiev
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    Reinventing a DNA Sequence Reader   
(Host: TBD)    Dr. Narendra Maheshri
Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Using Dynamical Measurements and Kinetic Models to Yield Biological Insights in Gene Regulation   
Hosts: E. Alpaslan, G. Bhardwaj    Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, Mian Wang;    Metal Organic Frameworks as New Generation of Catalysts for Energy Conversion   
2/11/2014    Selena Di Maio
Dissertation Defense    TBD   
Hosts: Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, Mian Wang    Hui Jiang, Brian Lejeune;    TBD   
(Host: Prof. Adam Ekenseair)    Dr. Thomas M. Truskett
The University of Texas at Austin    Assembling Nanoclusters in Water for Therapy or Imaging   
(Host: Prof. Hicham Fenniri)    Dr. Takeshi Yamazaki
University of Alberta and National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), Canada    Multiscale Modeling of Nanomaterials in Solution   
(Host: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. André D. Taylor
Yale University    Synthesis and Assembly of High Performance Nanomaterials to Create Next-Generation Energy Conversion Devices   
1/29/2014    Hasan Yildiz
Dissertation Defense    TBD   
(Co-hosted by MIE, ChE, and Physics)    Professor J.J. Hoyt
MCMaster University, Hamilton, ON    Particle Growth, Melting and Nucleation at the Nanoscale   
Hosts: Hui Jiang, Brian Lejeune    Xiaohua Geng, Arthur Gonzales III    TBD   
(Host: Arthur Gonzales III)    Yiwen Fan    Novel Applications of Rosette Nanotubes   
(Host: Xiaohua Geng)    Stanley Chung    Electrospinning Nanostructured Scaffolds for Skin Applications Using Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells   
(Host: Yiwen Fan)    Adedokun Adedoyin    Injectable Scaffolds for Osteochondral Tissue Regeneration   
(Host: Stanley Chung)    Ming Cheng    Nanoparticle Approach to Inhibiting Endothelial Glycocalyx Dysfunction Related to Atherosclerosis   
(Host: Adedokun Adedoyin)    Ece Alpaslan    Rosette Nanotube Coated Iron Oxide and Selenium Nanoparticles to Inhibit Bone Cancer Growth   
(Host: Ming Cheng)    Garima Bhardwaj    Rosette Nanotube (RNT) and Nanophase Hydroxyapatite (HA) Composites for Orthopedic Applications   

Fall 2013 Semester

(Host: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Pegah N. Abadian
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Using Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi) to Study Biofilms and Biofouling   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Fariba Seiyedzadeh Khanshan
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Using Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) to Build Detailed Kinetic Model of Biofuels   
(Host: Prof. Adam Ekenseair)    Dr. Srinivas Sridhar
Northeastern University    Nanoplatforms for Precision Medicine   
(Host: Prof. Thomas J. Webster)    Dr. Arthur J. Coury
Member of the National Academy of Engineering    A Career in Medical Products During the Era of Biomaterials   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Melissa Loving
Dissertation Defense (PhD)    Understanding the Magnetostructural Transformation in FeRh Thin Films   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Salem Zahmi
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Electrodeposition of CIGS/CZTS Components from Aqueous Electrolytes   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Nil Tandogan
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Isolation and Study of Bacteria Using Physical Constrictions   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Shaopeng Sun
Dissertation Defense (PhD)    Induced Codeposition of Mo and W from Aqueous Electrolytes   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Pierre Bhoorasingh
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Automated kinetic parameter calculation via transition state theory for bimolecular reactions to develop a 2,5-dimethylfuran combustion mechanism   
(Host: Prof. Thomas J. Webster)
Joint Sponsorship with ECE    Dr. Elias Manolakos
Harvard University    Computational Methods to Decipher the Dynamic Processes of Cells and Living Organisms   
(Host: Prof. Thomas J. Webster)    Dr. Richard Gilbert
Northeastern University    Mapping Myoarchitecture and Mechanics with Magnetic Resonance Imaging   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Jeffrey S. Garanich
Director, The Sapphire Group LLC, New York    Managing Innovation in a Challenging Global Economic Environment   
(Host: Prof. Adam Ekenseair)    Dr. Michael Rosenblatt
Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer, Merck    How Academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry Can Work Together   
(Host: Prof. Adam Fenniri)    Dr. Ming Su
Worcester Polytechnic Institute    Nano Medicine That Change Phases   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster)    George Aninwene, II    Lubricin & Nano-BaSO4: Novel Methods to Prevent Surface Biofouling   
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster    Luting Liu    Preparation of a Nanopatterned Polymer Replica for Reduced Catheter Inflammation and Infection   
(Host: Nina Bordeaux)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Thaddaeus Webster    Electrochemically Detecting P. aeruginosa Toxins in Relevant Biomedical Samples   
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets:Thermomagnetic Behavior of Meteoritic Tetrataenite (L10 FeNi)   
(Host: Prof. Thomas J. Webster)    Dr. Mark Burns
University of Michigan    Microfluidic Devices for Chemical and Particle Analysis   
(Host: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Dr. David Walt
Tufts University    Single Molecule Arrays: From Fundamental Enzymology to High Sensitivity Analysis   
(Host: Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons)
Joint Sponsorship with NU
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department    Dr. Wayne Curtis
The Pennsylvania State University    Chemical PLANTS and Production Platforms: Propagation to Protein Expression   
(Host: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Dr. David Kazmer
University of Massachusetts Lowell    System Identification and Modeling of Capillary Melt Rheological Data   
(Host: Prof. Hicham Fenniri)    Dr. John P. Nolan
La Jolla Bioengineering Institute    High Speed Single Cell Analysis   

Spring 2013 Semester

(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons)    Noreen Rizvi
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
(Host: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Prof. Shekhar Garde
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    Water, Proteins, and Interfaces: A New Molecular Perspective   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Prof. Christopher Bettinger
Carnegie Mellon University    Reconfigurable Polymers and Interfaces as Next-Generation Biomaterials   
(Host: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Prof. Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
Johns Hopkins University    Cell Migration in Confined Spaces   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murthy)    Salem Zahmi
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
(Host: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Prof. Susan Daniel
Cornell University    Biomimetic Surfaces for Probing Virus-cell Interactions and Viral Entry Kinetics   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Dan Milano
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Engineering platforms to quantitatively measure contact inhibition of locomotion in a fibrillar ex vivo environment   
(Host: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Prof. David Dandy
Colorado State University    Engineering μFNs to do Quantitative Biology   
(Host: Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri    Mark Lalli    Galvanotactic Segregation of Healthy and Cancerous Breast Cells   
(Host: Avinash Kola)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West    Belinda Slakman    Understanding Aerosol Chemistry Through Computational Modeling   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Emily Gong
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
(Host: Mark Lalli)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri    Daniel Hickey    Using nanotechnology to regenerate the enthesis   
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Hunter Sismaet    Optimization of Electrochemical Sensors to Study Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Hospital Environments   
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Josh Marion
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
(Host: Daniel Hickey)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Katherine Ziemer    Sue-Jonnathane Celestin    Utilizing Ultra-High Vacuum Technology for Engineering Materials & Surfaces   
(Host: Huner Sismaet)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Katherine Ziemer    Negar Hamedani Golshan    UHV Analysis Tools: Understanding Atomic-Level Mechanisms for Next-Generation Electronic Devices   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Li Xi
MIT    Dynamics of Polymer Solids and Fluids: Tales at Different Scales   
(Host: Sue-Jonnathane Celestin)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi    Christopher Cogswell    Pillared Nanosheets for High Level Waste Management and Environmental Remediation in the Nuclear Fuel Industry   
(Host: Negar Hamedani Golshan)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier    Olijora Rezhdo    Effect of Food on the Absorption of Orally Administered Drugs   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Wyatt Tenhaeff
Oak Ridge National Laboratory    Solid State Electrolytes and Lignin-based Carbon Fibers for Safe and Inexpensive Lithium Batteries   
(Host: Christopher Cogswell)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Pegah Abidin    Studying bacterial behavior with Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi)   
(Host: Olijora Rezhdo)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi    Yu Lei    Fabrication of Nanotiles for thermal/electrical insulation coatings   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Kelly Schultz
University of Colorado at Boulder    Microrheological Characterization for Biological Applications and Soft Material Design   
(Host: Yu Lei)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons    Sydney Shaw     
(Host: Pegah Abidin)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy    Tanya Narahiri    Fabric as a Low-cost Microfluidics Platform for Medical Diagnostics   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Anita Shukla
Rice University    Designer Surfaces: From Treating Traumatic Injury to Applications in Regenerative Medicine   
(Host: Tanya Narahiri)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier    Taylor Carlson    The Physiological Environment’s Impact on Disease Progression Through the Mucosal Barrier   
(Host:Sydney Shaw)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster    Luting Liu    Nano-technology Derived Catheter for Reduced Inflammation and Infection   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Adam Ekenseair    Synthetic Polymers as Injectable Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Dr. Ben Cosgrove
Stanford University    A More Youthful Self-renewal: Bioengineering Solutions to Rejuvenate Dysfunctional Muscle Stem Cells in Aging   
(Host: Prof. Richard West)    Prof. Linda Broadbelt
Northwestern University    Designing Reaction Pathways to Novel Chemicals and Materials Using Kinetic Modeling   
(Host: Taylor Carlson)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy    Avinash Kola    Hull Cell Study of Electrodeposited NiAgW Alloys   
(Host: Luting Liu)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis    Pegah Mohammad Hosseinpour    Structural and Magnetic Tailoring of the TiO2 Nanoparticles via Fe-Incorporation   
(Host: Pegah Mohammad Hosseinpour)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West    Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan    Kinetic Modeling of Syngas Production From Bio-Oil Gasification   
(Host: Prof. Thomas Webster)    Prof. Esmaiel Jabbari
University of South Carolina    Engineered Matrix to Study the Effect of Microenvironment on Maintenance of Cancer Stem Cells and Drug Response   

Fall 2012 Semester

HOST: Prof. Shashi Murthy    Dr. Cullen R. Buie    Electrophoretic Deposition of Nanoporous Surface Coatings with Extreme Wettability   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Dwayne Vickers – PhD Defense    Extracellular and Intracellular Phenomena in Microfluidic Flow   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Nil Tandogan    Nano-Constriction Devices for Isolation and Cultivation of Environmental Microbes   
HOST: Prof. Sunho Choi    Dr. Michael Tsapatsis    Zeolite Nanosheets for Thin Film Applications and Hierarchical Zeolite Catalysts   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Pierre Bhoorasingh    Automating Transition State Searches for Reaction Mechanism Generation   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier)    Hasan Yildiz – PhD Defense    Food-associated Stimuli Enhance Barrier Properties of Mucus   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Daniel Milano    Contact Inhibition in Tumor Progression   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Joshua Marion    Towards rare-earth-free permanent magnetic materials – thermal evolution of magnetic and structural properties in nanostructured MnAl   
HOST: Dr. Thomas Webster    Dr. Evan Scott    An Immunoengineering Approach to Vaccination: Tuning the Immune Response with Redox-Sensitive Nanoparticles   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Radhika Barua    Matrix-induced strain effects on the magnetostructural response of Cu-embedded FeRh nanostructures   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Adam Hatch    Efficacy and Versatility of Engineered Alginate Hydrogels Capture and Release of Endothelial Progenitor Cells   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Shaopeng Sun    Electrodeposition and Induced Codeposition Behavior of NiMoW Alloys   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi)    Dinara Andirova    Nanoengineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture   
HOST: Dr. Thomas Webster    Dr. Hicham Fenniri    Supramolecular Engineering of Nanoscale Materials for Nanomedicine   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Emily Gong    Cell Proliferation in Gradients of Chemical Cues   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis )    Melissa Loving    Effect of Size Reductions on the Magnetostructural Transition in FeRh Thin Films   
HOST: Prof. Shashi Murthy    Dr. Lucas Landherr    The Friction and Adhesion of Polymeric Systems: The Characterization of Thin Brush Lubricants and Superhydrophobic Surface Interactions   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier)    Selena DiMaio    Modeling Impact of Ingested Lipids on Orally Delivered Drug Dissolution   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Salem Zahmi    Electrodeposition of Sn, In and Cu from Citrate Electrolytes, Part I. Electrolyte Characterization   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Hana Kim    Fabrication of Super Invar Micro- and Nano- Structures by Electrodeposition for Low Thermal Expansion Applications   
HOST: Prof. Shashi Murthy    Dr. SJ Claire Hur    Inertial Microfluidics: Label-free Cell Manipulation for Biomedical Research   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: L10 FeNi (Tetrataenite)   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Dwayne Vickers    Determination of the Effect of Shear Stress on Hematopoiesis using two Shear Platforms   
HOST: Dr. Thomas Webster    Dr. Eno Ebong    Hemodynamics, Glycocalyx, and Endothelial Cell Function in Health and Atherosclerosis   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Sean Kevlahan    Enteroid and enterosphere co-culture elicits vasculogeneic response   
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Thaddaeus A. Webster    Determination of the Effect of Shear Stress on Hematopoiesis using two Shear Platforms   

Summer 2012 Semester

8/22/2012    Fulden Buyukozturk    Mechanistic Studies and Modeling of Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery Systems for the Oral Delivery of Hydrophobic Compounds   
6/1/2012    Shaopeng Sun    Induced Codeposition of Mo and W from Aqueous Electrolytes   

Spring 2012 Semester

4/25/2012    Selena Di Maio    Mechanistic Studies and Modeling of Effects of Ingested Lipids on Oral Drug Absorption   
4/25/2012    Dr. Steven A. Vitale    Advanced Microelectronics Technology Development at MIT Lincoln Laboratory   
4/20/2012    Dinara Andirova    Nanoengineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture   
4/20/2012    Pegah Hosseinpour    Magnetism-Processing Correlations in Anodized Titania Nanotubes   
4/18/2012    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: The L10-type Structure in FeNi (Tetrataenite)   
4/6/2012    Noreen Rizvi    Transcriptional Regulation of Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus Cultures   
4/6/2012    Nil Tandogan    Nano-Constriction Devices for Isolation and Cultivation of Environmental Microbes   
4/3/2012    Adam Hatch    Microfluidic Isolation of Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering   
3/30/2012    Radhika Barua    Understanding the Magnetostructural Phase Transition Response: Effects of Nanostructuring   
3/23/2012    Pierre Bhoorasingh    Predictive Modeling for Catalyst Design   
3/2/2012    Dr. Vlado K. Lazarov
United Kingdom    Characterising the Nanoworld: TEM   
2/24/2012    Emily Gong    Cell Proliferation in Gradients of Chemical Cues   
2/24/2012    Avinash Kola    Electrodeposition Studies of AgNiW Alloys   
2/22/2012    Dr. Marco Dressler
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland    Production of bi-component fibers with advanced mechanical properties   
2/17/2012    Daniel Milano    Quantitative analysis of cell-cell interactions and contact-inhibition of movement of cancer cells   
2/17/2012    Mehdi Zamanpour    Fabrication of Novel Magnetic Nanostructures towards Efficient Power Generation   
1/20/2012    Sean H. Kevlahan    Label-Free Microfluidic Isolation of Intestinal Stem and Progenitor Cells from Native Rat Tissue   
1/20/2012    Ha Na Kim    Electrodeposition of Super Invar alloy: effect of glycine   

Fall 2011 Semester

12/9/2011    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: L10 Fe50Pd(50-x)Nix   
12/9/2011    Hasan M. Yildiz    Impact of Food-associated Stimuli on Barrier Properties of Gastrointestinal Mucus to Bacteria Transport   
12/2/2011    Shaopeng Sun    Electrodeposition of Mo-rich, MoNi Alloys from an Aqueous Electrolyte   
12/2/2011    Dwayne Vickers    Lectins: A Means of Stem Cell Identification via Flow Cytometry and Microfluidics   
11/18/2011    Pegah M. Hosseinpour    Effect of Iron Doping on Structural and Magnetic Properties of Titania Nanostructures   
11/17/2011    Professor LaShanda Korley    Hierarchical Polymer Hybrids   
11/16/2011    Melissa Loving    Characterization and Kinetics of the Magnetostructural Phase Transition in FeRh Thin Films   
11/4/2011    Josh Marion    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: Fe-(CuMn) Nanocomposites   
11/2/2011    Professor Henrikas Cesiulis    A Spectrum of Electrochemical Studies in the Department of Physical Chemistry at Vilnius University   
10/11/2011    Bing Sun    Integrating RHEED-TRAXS and Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Real-time Compositional Control of Functional Oxide Deposition Process   
10/7/2011    Fulden Buyukozturk    Mechanistic studies of self emulsifying drug delivery systems for the oral delivery of hydrophobic drugs: digestion kinetics and effect of formulation digestion on drug release   
10/7/2011    Melissa Loving    Phase Transition Kinetics in FeRh Thin Films   
9/30/2011    Salena DiMaio    Monitoring of Partitioning of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs during In Vitro Lipolysis by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance   
9/30/2011    Salem Zahmi    A Comparison of the Electrodeposition of Sn and In for Photovoltaic Components   
9/26/2011    Professor Arul Jayaraman    Inter-kingdom signaling in the GI tract: There’s a lot of talking going on….   
9/23/2011    Adam Hatch    Capture and Release of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in a Microfluidic Channel   
9/23/2011    Thaddaeus A. Webster    Electrochemically Monitoring Single Cells with Nanofluidic Sensors   
9/19/2011    Professor LaShanda Korley    Mechanically-Tunable Materials Inspired from Nature   

Summer 2011 Semester

8/18/2011    Lütfiye Kurt    Production of Biodiesel from the Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris   
8/15/2011    Tetiana Bairachna    Electrodeposition of NiW, NiWMo and NiMo Alloy Thin Films and NiW Nanowires   
8/1/2011    Dr. Yaakov Nahmias    Microliver Technologies: Design and Application of Metabolic Programming   
7/12/2011    Dwayne Vickers    Extracellular and Intracellular Phenomena in Microfluidic Flow   
6/24/2011    Radhika Barua    Magnetic Signature of Symmetry Reduction in Epitaxial La0.67 Sr0.33 MnO3 Films   
6/3/2011    Dr. Christopher Marrows    Current Driven Domain Wall Motion   
6/1/2011    Dr. Richard West    Multiscale, Multiphysics Modeling of a Complex Chemical Engineering System   

Spring 2011 Semester

4/27/2011    Dr. Bilal M. El-Zahab    Nanotechnology and The Challenges of The New Decade: Energy, Health, and The Environment   
4/20/2011    Dr. Sunho Choi    Engineering Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy   
4/19/2011    Professor Christian M. Wetzel    Solid-State Lighting – Energy Efficient Lighting with Group-III Nitride Semiconductors   
4/11/2011    Dr. Hao Cheng    Regenerative Medicine: From Synthetic Polymeric Scaffolds to Engineered Stem Cells   
4/6/2011    Dr. Mark J. Uline    Lipid Layers: From Fundamentals to Biosensor Applications   
3/30/2011    Professor Rodney S. Ruoff    Graphene-based Materials, Energy, and Sustainability   
3/17/2011    Professor Gregory N. Parsons    Thin Film Atomic Layer Deposition: Surface Reactions and Applications in Solar Energy Conversion   
2/22/2011    Professor Rina Tannenbaum    Hierarchical Nanostructures and Their Potential Bio-Applications   

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