2009 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium

Coffee 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks 8:30 – 8:35 AM

Oral Presentations 8:35 – 10:05 AM

 8:35 AM Kate Auernik2
Life in hot acid: Base and precious metal biomobilization by extremely thermoacidophilic microorganisms
 9:05 AM Amit Goyal3
Self-Assembly of Polar Colloid Particles: Designing Stimuli-Responsive Materials Using Computer Simulation
 9:35 AM Omon Herigstad
Characterization of a hybrid particle-nonwoven membrane bio-separation medium

Coffee Break 10:05 – 10:35 AM

Oral Presentations 10:35 AM – 12:05 PM

10:35 AM Qing Peng
Nanoscale Engineering Materials by Atomic Layer Deposition
 11:05 AM Vinayak Rastogi 1
Droplet engineering and its applications
 11:35 AM Amy VanFossen
Biochemical and Functional Genomics Approaches to Characterize Biomass Breakdown by the Extremely Thermophilic Bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus

                      Lunch and Award Presentations 12:05 – 1PM

Poster Session 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Shafi M. Arifuzzaman
Multi-variant polymer brushes-A new platform for understanding surface-protein interactions

Fadhel Azeez
Lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB)-based gel electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

Erich Bain
A Microscale Patterning And Mechanistic Control In Surface-Grafted Radical Polymerization

Chris Bonin3
Alginate-based Nanofibers via Electrospinning

Murat Cirit
PDGF and FGF Receptors Access the Ras/Erk Signaling Pathway With Differential Inputs Through PI3K

Charlotte Cooper
Role of vapBC toxin-antitoxin loci in the thermal stress response of the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Kerri Cushing
The Enzymatic Conversion of Glycerol to Glycerol Carbonate

Laura Beth Dong
Synthesis and Characterization of Styrene-Vinylcyclohexane Copolymers Via Polystyrene Hydrogenation

Sumit Gangwal2
Dielectrophoretic and electrokinetic behavior of “Janus” particles in AC electric fields

Nimesh Gera1

Arif O. Gozen
Effect of Block Length on Interfacial Structure and Segregation of Diblock Copolymers at Immiscible Polymer/Polymer Interfaces

Jeremy G. Immer
Catalytic Deoxygenation of Free Fatty Acids over Pd/C: Factors Influencing Catalyst Activity and Stability

Jessica Jenkins
Deposition of Monolayer Coatings from Particle and Live Cell Composites by Convective Sedimentation Assembly

Jairus Kleinert
Electric field-Assisted Convective Assembly of Large-Domain Colloidal Crystals

Arjun Krishnan3
Morphology of biaxially stretched triblock copolymer gels using SAX

Andrew Loebl

Elizabeth Lynch
On-Chip Self-Assembly and Electric Field Manipulation of Bioparticles and Synthetic Particles for Separation and Detection of Cells

Ravish Malik
Heteropolymers with Adjustable Monomer Sequences (HAMS) as Compatibilizers for Homopolymer Blends

Adam Melvin
Signaling Vector Analysis (SVA) of Intracellular Pathways Governing Cell Migration

Ali E. Ozcam
Modifying material surfaces by siloxane-based coatings

Anand K. Patel
Phase Behavior and Physical Properties of Biocompatible Silk Fibroin Blends

Kristen Roskov
Nanostructured Organometallic Polymer Systems Containing Poly(ferrocenylsilanes) or Magnetically-Active Nanoparticles

Christina Tang
Enzyme Immobilization on Nanofibrous Supports

Rameshwar Yadav
Cross-linked Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Applications in PEM Fuel Cells