2015 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium

January 26, 2015

Continental Breakfast / Welcome 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Oral Presentations 8:30 – 10:10 AM

Biotechnology

 8:30 AM Xiaji Liu
Morphodynamics of T and B Lymphocyte Migration
 8:50 AM Ashley Jermusyk
Synthetic Gene Networks to Model and Understand Signaling Interactions
 9:10 AM  Taliman Afroz
Understanding and engineering individuality in bacterial sugar utilization
 9:30 AM  Jeffrey V. Zurawski
Biomining Terrestrial Hot Springs: Lignocellulose Degrading Bacteria for Biofuels Production
 9:50 AM  Kevin B. Carlin
A library based approach to engineer bivalent affinity ligands and demonstration of a protein sensing technique

Coffee Break 10:10 – 10:40 AM

Oral Presentations 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM


Kinetics/Materials

10:40 AM Feng He
Perovskite promoted ferrites for co-production of hydrogen and liquid fuels with exceptional conversion
 11:00 AM Simon Thompson
Palladium-Rhenium Catalysts for Selective Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass
 11:20 AM Patrick Fahey
Elucidating Cellulose Pyrolysis Chemistry by Model-Compound Comparisons
 11:40 AM Nancy Burns2
Functional Nanofibers via Electrospinning

Lunch

 12:30 PM Dr. Harold B. Hopfenberg
Camille Dreyfus Professor Emeritus

 Announcement of the 2015 Vivian T. Stannett Graduate Award

 12:45 PM Dr. Julie Willoughby, Keynote Speaker (Ph.D., 2007)
A career menagerie: charting a course for transdisciplinary innovation

Oral Presentations 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM


Materials

1:30 PM Collin B Eaker
Giant and Switchable Surface Activity of Liquid Metal via Surface Oxidation
 1:50 PM Daniel Morales3
Palladium-Rhenium Catalysts for Selective Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass
 2:10 PM Philip K. Schoch
Elucidating Cellulose Pyrolysis Chemistry by Model-Compound Comparisons
 2:30 PM Alexander Richter  1
Functional Nanofibers via Electrospinning
 2:50 PM Dr. JoAnn Lighty, National Science Foundation
Chemical Engineering: Researching the Grand Challenges

Poster Session with Refreshments 3:20 – 4:45 PM


Biotechnology

Sophia Carrell
Robust patterning of the dorsal-ventral axis in the Drosophila melanogaster embryo
Abstract

Carlos Cruz-Teran
Modeling and design of a biosensor based on the tripartite-GFP system
Abstract

Laura Lee
Genomics, Pan-Genomics, and MetaGenomics of the Extremely Thermophilic GenusCaldicellulosiruptor
Abstract

Ryan Leenay2
Developing genetic tools for undomesticated human gut microbes
Abstract

Andrew J. Loder
Metabolic engineering strategies for extremely thermophilic microbial hosts are informed by detailed reactions kinetics models for multi-step pathways
Abstract

Michelle Luo3
Repurposing endogenous type I CRISPR-Cas systems for programmable gene repression
Abstract

Brittany Mertens
Characterization and Control of Norovirus Interactions
Abstract

Adam Mischler
Trophoblast differentiation of human embryonic stem cells
Abstract

Michael D. O’Connell
Nuclear trapping of Cactus in the early Drosophila embryo may modulate the effective concentration of transcription factor Dorsal
Abstract

Anisur Rahman
Quantitative Analysis of Akt/mTOR Signaling Network
Abstract

Shah Md Tofiqur Rahman
Optogenetic Dissection of MAPK cascades
Abstract

Mark Schulte
Engineering process intensification (PI) of CO consumption by C. ljungdahlii in a low power input biocomposite gas absorber
Abstract

Benjamin Zeldes
Metabolic engineering the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus for production of 3-hydroxypropionate
Abstract

Kinetics

Martin K Dufficy
Galactomannan-bound Battery Electrodes for High-performance Applications
Abstract

Nathan Galinsky
Perovskite Based Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping with Oxygen Uncoupling (CLOU)
Abstract

Chengxiang Liu
Computational studies of additive effects on calcium pyrophosphate crystallization
Abstract

Amit Mishra
Doped Perovskites for Chemical Looping Reforming – Experimental and DFT studies
Abstract

David Rutkowski
Effect of Charge Separation on the Phase Behavior of 2-D Dipolar Rods
Abstract

Arya Shafiefarhood
Methane Partial Oxidation via a Cyclic Redox Scheme – Transient Pulse Studies
Abstract

Sara Jo Taylor
Analysis of stable and transient reaction species via molecular-beam mass spectrometry
Abstract

Kye Won Wang
Design of thermosensitive liposomes using molecular dynamics simulation
Abstract

Junjie Zhao
Deposition of Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films for Functional Materials
Abstract

Materials

Daniel Armstrong
Mechanical and Morphological Characteristics of Olefin Block Copolymer Gels
Abstract

Steven Benner
Simulations-based Design of a Biocompatible Oil Dispersant Additive
Abstract

Gilbert Castillo
Solvent-Induced Crystallization of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
Abstract

David Chang
Investigation of surfactant-cell interactions for increased efficiency of commercial bioreactors
Abstract

James S. Daubert
Atomic Layer Deposition of Pseudocapacitive Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors
Abstract

Duncan Davis
Polymer Folding through Local Delivery of Heat to Pre-strained Polymers
Abstract

Koohee Han
Assembling metallo-dielectric microcubes into soft robotic components based on novel dynamic patterns
Abstract

Ishan D. Joshipura
Low-voltage Actuation of Liquid Metal Alloys inside Microchannels for Reconfigurable Electronics
Abstract

Matthew Melillo
Systematic investigation of the mechanical and surface properties of poly(dimethylsiloxane) networks
Abstract

Kenneth Mineart
The Impacts of Water Uptake on a Block Ionomer Hydrogel
Abstract

Dishit Paresh Parekh
3-D Printing of Electronic Materials using Low Melting Point Alloys
Abstract

Mariah Ritz
Computational-Based Discovery of Surfactants
Abstract

Tim Shay1
Soft Multifunctional Hydrogel-Skin Interfaces: Continual Sweat Sampling and EKG Sensing
Abstract

Mohammad Oliuddin Tuhin
Cold-Draw Shape-Memory Bi/Tri-component Fibers: Investigating Polymer/Polymer Interface and Adding Sensory Functionality
Abstract

Laura Weiser
Developing Peptoid Simulation Models
Abstract