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2018 Awardees

indicates Audience Choice winner. The Audience Choice award is for the best soundbite, which is a two-minute overview of their work presented as one slide to the audience.

 

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Grace Anderson
“Attainable Volumetric Targets for Adsorption-Based Hydrogen Storage in Porous Crystals: Molecular Simulation and Machine Learning”
Colorado School of Mines
Research advisor: Diego A. Gómez-Gualdrón
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Matthew Burroughs
“Examination of the Binding Interaction Between Piperine and the Regulatory Light Chain of Myosin Protein”
North Carolina State University
Research advisor: Dmitri Tolkatchev

 

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Michael Doane
“Optimization of Biomass Pretreatment Using Lignin-Modifying Enzymes and Ionic Liquids”
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Research Advisor: Prakash Rai
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Holly Ekas
“CRISPR-PIN: Modifying Gene Position in the Nucleus via dCas9-mediated Tethering”
The University of Texas at Austin
Research advisor: Hal Alper

 

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Jesse Hinricher
“Cost-Effective Polysulfide and Polyiodide Inexpensive Redox Flow Battery for Large-Scale Energy Storage”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research advisor: Fikile Brushett
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Seth Kriz
“Non-Specific Virus Detection Using Gold Nanoparticle Aggregation”
Michigan Technological University
Research advisor: Caryn Heldt

 

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Zvikomborero Machikiti
“Development of Green Production of Bioplastics”
Lafayette College
Research advisor: Lindsay Soh
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Shawn Mengel
“Cathodic Deposition of Metal-Capped Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide”
Drexel University
Research advisor: Aaron Fafarman

 

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Emily Moschella
“Porous Matrimid® Support Membranes for Organic Solvent Separations”
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research advsior: Ryan Lively
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Hyeonji Oh
“Enhancement of membrane proteins extraction and post-purification”
Pennsylvania State University
Research advisor: Manish Kumar

 

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Ivan Pires
“Quantification of Active Apohemoglobin Heme-Binding Sites via Dicyanohemin Incorporation”
Ohio State University
Research advisor: Andre Palmer
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Gabrielle Rabadam “Electrospun Drug Release Film for the Targeted Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Agents”
Northeastern University
Research advisor: Thomas Webster

 

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Vinod Raman
“Performance drop-off due to heterogeneous surface absorption in thermophotovoltaic devices”
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Research advisor: Andrej Lenert
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Morgan Seidler
“Crosslinked, Single-Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes for Post-Lithium Ion Batteries”
University of Notre Dame
Research advisor: Jennifer Schaefer

 

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Nicole Sempertegui
“A combined compression molding, heating, and leaching process for fabrication of micro-porous polycaprolactone scaffolds”
The University of Alabama
Research advisor: Shreyas Rao
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Alexander Shearer
“Stimuli-Responsive Nanoscale Hydrogels for the Controlled Intracellular Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Agents”
The University of Texas at Austin
Research advisor: Nicholas Peppas

 

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Devan Shell
“Design and Fabrication of a Soft, Flexible Antenna System for Wearable Biomedical Devices”
Catawba College
Research advisor: Michael Dickey
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Allison Tang
“Regenerating Inactivated Carbene Transfer Heme Enzymes”
Caltech
Research advisor: Frances Arnold

 

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Eric Wang
“Molecular structure of the long periodicity phase in the stratum corneum”
University of Maryland
Research advisor: Jeffery Klauda
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Nathan Wang
“Synergistic Enhancement of Beta-Peptide Antifungal Activity Against C. albicans Biofilm Formation”
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Research advisor: Sean P. Palecek

 

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Trent Weiss
“The Use of Selective Polymerization of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) for Oxide Deposition onto Nanowire Transistors”
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research advisor: Michael Filler

Previous Awardees

2017 Awardees

indicates Audience Choice winner. The Audience Choice award is for the best soundbite, which is a two-minute overview of their work presented as one slide to the audience.

 

Jacob Baltzegar
“Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles as Novel Alzheimer’s Therapeutics”
University of South Carolina
Research advisor: Melissa Moss
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Brandon Clark
“Inorganic Nanowire-Modified Polyelectrolytes for Vanadium Flow Battery Membranes”
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Research advisor: Amy Peterson

 

Marlow Durbin
“Synthesis and Mechanical Testing of Polyimide and Polyimide-Ionic Liquid Composite Polymer Filaments”
University of Alabama
Research Advisor: Jason Bara
Andrew Kristof
“Single-Cell Analysis on the Effects of Fluid Shear Stress on Cancer Cell Deformability and Migration”
North Carolina State University
Research advisor: Adam Melvin

 

Sierra Lear
“Discovering Cre expression patterns under different C. elegans neuron-specific promoters”
Tulane University
Research advisor: Anne Robinson
Kyle Lennon
“Towards Efficient Photon Upconversion in CdSe(Te)/CdS/CdSe Nanostructures for High-Efficiency Photovoltaics”
University of Delaware
Research advisor: Matthew Doty

 

Daniel Lundberg
“Silicon Quantum Dots for Luminescent Solar Concentrators”
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research advisor: Uwe Kortshagen
Ryan Morelock
“Electrodeposition of Palladium Alloys for Catalytic Conversion”
University of Alabama
Research advisor: Qiang Huang

 

Clare Murray
“Engineering Y. lipolytica”
University of Texas at Austin
Research advsior: Hal Alper
Ramadoss Gokul
“Engineered Biomaterials Enable Cell Replacement Therapy to Restore Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease Model Rats”
University of California – Berkeley
Research advisor: David Schaffer

 

Rebecca Slotkowski
“A high-throughput growth-based screen for CRISPR PAMs reveals novel SpyCas9 targeting rules in bacteria”
North Carolina State University
Research advisor: Chase Beisel
Adarsh Suresh
“Visible Light Induced Activation of Diamond Semiconductor for Chemical Photoreduction”
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research advisor: Robert Hamers

 

Aristotle Zervoudakis
“Weak Polyelectrolyte Complexation Driven by Associative Charging”
University of Notre Dame
Research advisor: Jonathan Whitmer
Brian Zhong
“Alpha-helical, Hydrolysis-mediated Polymer-drug Conjugates derived from Poly(propargyl-L-glutamate)”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research advisor: Paula Hammond

 

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