2018-2019 COHORT

  MACKENZIE ANDERSON    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Developing new membranes for water purification; purification of aqueous waste formed in the manufacture of green energy infrastructure   Advisers:   Richard Kaner and Shailey Mahendra

MACKENZIE ANDERSON
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing new membranes for water purification; purification of aqueous waste formed in the manufacture of green energy infrastructure
Advisers: Richard Kaner and Shailey Mahendra

  EMMA BARNOSKY    Dept:   Institute of the Environment and Sustainability   Research:     Developing a model for scientists, businesses, governments, and civil society to work together towards solutions to environmental issues   Advisers :  Magali Delmas and Ursula Heise

EMMA BARNOSKY
Dept: Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Research: Developing a model for scientists, businesses, governments, and civil society to work together towards solutions to environmental issues
Advisers: Magali Delmas and Ursula Heise

  MARVIN BROWNE  Dept:   Ecology and Evolutionary Biology   Research:     Plant responses to drought, particularly determining the mechanisms that allow for resilience; improving the ways that we sense plant health   Advisers:   Lawren Sack and Mona Jarrahi

MARVIN BROWNE
Dept:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research: Plant responses to drought, particularly determining the mechanisms that allow for resilience; improving the ways that we sense plant health
Advisers: Lawren Sack and Mona Jarrahi

  KATHLEEN CHEN    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Copolymerize cyclic ketene acetals and acrylates to incorporate biodegradable ester linkages in the backbone of polyacrylate superabsorbent polymers (SAPs)   Advisers:   Heather Maynard and Lawren Sack

KATHLEEN CHEN
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Copolymerize cyclic ketene acetals and acrylates to incorporate biodegradable ester linkages in the backbone of polyacrylate superabsorbent polymers (SAPs)
Advisers: Heather Maynard and Lawren Sack

  SHIJIE (JENNY) DENG    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers   Advisers:   Paula Diaconescu and Laurent Pilon

SHIJIE (JENNY) DENG
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers
Advisers: Paula Diaconescu and Laurent Pilon

  TIPHAINE GALY    Dept:   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering   Research:     Structural and radiative characterization of mesoporous materials for insulating coating applications; radiative studies in the visible and infrared to evaluate the transparency and potential radiation heat losses of insulating coatings.   Advisers:   Laurent Pilon and Sarah Tolbert

TIPHAINE GALY
Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research: Structural and radiative characterization of mesoporous materials for insulating coating applications; radiative studies in the visible and infrared to evaluate the transparency and potential radiation heat losses of insulating coatings.
Advisers: Laurent Pilon and Sarah Tolbert

  ZACHARY HERN    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers   Advisers:   Paula Diaconescu and Laurent Pilon

ZACHARY HERN
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers
Advisers: Paula Diaconescu and Laurent Pilon

  BENJAMIN HOAR    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     The valorization of the amorphous biopolymer: lignin. Our goal is to electrochemically access this renewable, though recalcitrant, plant component in order to replace petroleum as a source for high-value added phenolics such as vanillin.    Advisers:   Chong Liu and Yu Huang

BENJAMIN HOAR
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: The valorization of the amorphous biopolymer: lignin. Our goal is to electrochemically access this renewable, though recalcitrant, plant component in order to replace petroleum as a source for high-value added phenolics such as vanillin.
Advisers: Chong Liu and Yu Huang

  JACK HOENIGES    Dept:   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering   Research:     Water treatment and production of food and biofuel via microalgae   Advisers:   Laurent Pilon and Sabeeha Merchant

JACK HOENIGES
Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research: Water treatment and production of food and biofuel via microalgae
Advisers: Laurent Pilon and Sabeeha Merchant

  RUSSELL HOROWITZ    Dept:   Institute of the Environment and Sustainability   Research:     Relationship between resource use and urban infrastructure   Advisers :  Alan Barreca and Magali Delmas

RUSSELL HOROWITZ
Dept: Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Research: Relationship between resource use and urban infrastructure
Advisers: Alan Barreca and Magali Delmas

  STEPHANIE KAWECKI    Dept:   Bioengineering   Research:     Improve the sustainability of food production by using tissue engineering techniques to lab-culture animal muscle cells for consumption   Advisers :  Amy Rowat and Sibhan Braybrook

STEPHANIE KAWECKI
Dept: Bioengineering
Research: Improve the sustainability of food production by using tissue engineering techniques to lab-culture animal muscle cells for consumption
Advisers: Amy Rowat and Sibhan Braybrook

  SOPHIA KING    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Using mesoporous, transparent silica/metal oxide thin films as thermally insulating coatings to reduce heat loss through windows   Advisers:   Sarah Tolbert and Laurent Pilon

SOPHIA KING
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Using mesoporous, transparent silica/metal oxide thin films as thermally insulating coatings to reduce heat loss through windows
Advisers: Sarah Tolbert and Laurent Pilon

  PATRICIA MCNEIL    Dept:   Materials Science and Engineering   Research:     Creation of an insulating silica ambigel with the optical transparency required for application onto a window   Advisers:   Bruce Dunn and Heather Maynard

PATRICIA MCNEIL
Dept: Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Creation of an insulating silica ambigel with the optical transparency required for application onto a window
Advisers: Bruce Dunn and Heather Maynard

  PRIERA PANESCU    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Use of trehalose hydrogels in green roofs (GRs) to increase water holding capacity (WHC) and plant available water   Advisers:   Heather Maynard and Lawren Sack

PRIERA PANESCU
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Use of trehalose hydrogels in green roofs (GRs) to increase water holding capacity (WHC) and plant available water
Advisers: Heather Maynard and Lawren Sack

  UJASH SHAH    Dept:   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering   Research:     Flow of fluids (with focus on water) through nano-porous materials like aerogels   Adviser:   Tim Fisher and Sarah Tolbert

UJASH SHAH
Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research: Flow of fluids (with focus on water) through nano-porous materials like aerogels
Adviser: Tim Fisher and Sarah Tolbert

  YI SHEN    Dept:   Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research:     Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers   Advisers:   Paula Diaconescu and Yu Huang

YI SHEN
Dept: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing electrochemical systems using redox-switchable catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable, block co-polymers
Advisers: Paula Diaconescu and Yu Huang

  JASON TIMMONS    Dept:   Materials Science and Engineering   Research:     Turning a waste byproduct of the energy industry into a useful resource by: (1) process and treat the water to a drinkable state, or (2) utilize produced water as a CO2 sink to mitigate the effects of energy production on the environment   Advisers:   Gaurav Sant and Richard Kaner

JASON TIMMONS
Dept: Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Turning a waste byproduct of the energy industry into a useful resource by: (1) process and treat the water to a drinkable state, or (2) utilize produced water as a CO2 sink to mitigate the effects of energy production on the environment
Advisers: Gaurav Sant and Richard Kaner

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