2016 SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium

The 1st Annual SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium held on April 26, 2016 was a great success!

We had over 100 total registered participants and 50 speakers presenting on topics. The full program information is available online here.

Due to the generous support of participating departments (Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Materials Science and NanoEngineering) and the John J. Fannaly Nanotechnology Fund, we were able to award a total of 18 travel awards to students listed below.

2016 Transdisciplinary Symposium Winners

Jennifer Burnett Bioengineering/ APPL Hemozoin Absorbance Signal Feature Analysis for the Accurate Classification of Malaria-Infected Erythrocytes
Gisele Calderon Bioengineering Developing microvasculature in engineered tissue
Ian Kinstlinger Bioengineering Engineered tissues with perfusable vascular networks created by sacrificial templating of laser sintered carbohydrates
Samantha Paulsen Bioengineering 3D Printing Vascularized Tissues: Closing the Loop between Computational and Experimental Models
Tien Tang Bioengineering Using imaging derived features to characterize radiation response
Shaghayegh Agah Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Photoluminescence Properties Spectroscopic Characterization of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube
Vida Jamali Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Wetting behavior, Shape, and Morphology of Sessile Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Micro-droplets on Solid Surfaces
Elisabeth Bianco Chemistry Toward Selenene: A Two-Dimensional Topological Insulator
Lizanne Nilewski Chemistry Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications as Antioxidants and Drug Delivery Vehicles
Kyle Smith Chemistry Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties
Dayne Swearer Chemistry Pd decorated aluminum antenna-reactor nanoparticles for hot-carrier driven photochemistry
Peng (Patrick) Sun Civil and Environmental Engineering Non-Contact Strain-Sensing Smart Skin
Hui Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering What is a plasmon: a comprehensive study on its origin from few-electron nanoclusters to carrier-dense noble metals
Rashad Baiyasi Electrical & Computer Engineering Characterization and fitting of complex fluorescence point spread functions
Marco Tulio Fonseca Rodrigues Materials Science and NanoEngineering Electrolyte Composite for Li-Ion Battery Operation from Room Temperature to 150 °C
Matias Soto Materials Science and NanoEngineering Study of the dopant adsorption on carbon-nanotube-substrates and its effect on the electronic structure.
Eduardo Villarreal Materials Science and NanoEngineering Single Gold Nanoparticles as Localized Plasmonic Transducers
Alessandro Alabastri Physics and Astronomy (also ECE) Nano-photonics Enhanced Membrane Distillation