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2017 Research Showcase

An estimated 400 guests visited the inaugural Engineering Research Showcase, held during National Engineers Week.

Nearly 40 (35 percent female!) faculty, post-docs, PhD candidates, master’s and undergraduate students shared their research in bioengineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and web design and engineering! Check out the submitted posters here.


Congratulations to the following award winners:

Best Ph.D Poster Presentation

Nivedita Parthasarathy, advised by Dr. Ramesh Abhari, Electrical Engineering
Title: Compact Microstrip Yagi-Uda Antenna Arrays for Microwave Hyperthermia at 5.8 GHz. A study of the design of three-element microstrip Yagi-Uda antenna arrays operating at 5.8 GHz for use in microwave hyperthermia.

Best Masters Poster Presentation

Robert McDonald, advised by Dr. Christopher Kitts, Mechanical Engineering
Title: Applications of Adaptive Navigation of Multirobot Clusters. Preliminary research into practical applications of adaptive navigation of multirobot clusters, using a state machine architecture.

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation (TIE)

Zachary Baron and Richard Senegor, advised by Dr. Cary Yang, Electrical Engineering
Title: Carbon Nanotubes on Graphene – Interfacial and Electrical Properties for 3D Structures. Investigation of the viability of using carbon nanotubes grown on graphene as a functional alternative to copper and tungsten in integrated circuits.

Tim Shur (COEN and Mathematics), advised by Dr. Aaron Melman, Applied Mathematics
Title: A Quantitative Survey of Improvements to Bounds on Eigenvalues. 45 problems from the NLEVP collection were used to quantitatively test two recent improvements to the generalized bounds from Cauchy and Pellet. These results substantiate the improvements and justify their use in practical applications.

The Dean's Award for best departmental representation of research was shared among all participating departments, to include Applied Mathematics, Bio-engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

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