2011

Adorno Wilmer Adorno is a rising senior at University of Puerto Rico concentrating in Chemistry. His particular interests are: biochemistry, develop biomimetic materials and material science in general since REU 2010. In his free time he enjoys cycling, playing tennis and playing piano.

Project: Bio-inspired Design and Fabrication of Adaptive, Dynamic, and Self-reporting/Self-regulating Mesoscale Architectures

Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Philseok Kim
Ximin He


Funding: SITE
Arean-Raines Kyle Arean-Raines is a rising senior at the University of Rochester majoring in chemical engineering. He is particularly interested in environmental science and plans to go on to graduate school to study alternative energy. 

Project: Development of Solar Cells Made from Earth-Abundant Materials
Prof. Roy Gordon
Prasert Sinsermsuksakul 


Funding: NNIN
Atwood Jeffrey Atwood is a rising junior at Harvard University majoring in computer science. He is from Bloomington, Indiana. Outside of class, he enjoys reading and traveling. 

Project: Artificial Pollination Using RoboBees
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Bryan Kate
Karthik Dantu


Funding: WYSS Platform
Begay Joshua Begay is an Albuquerque native who enjoys green chile. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering. 

Project: Jamming Gel Particles in Microfluidic Channels
Prof. David Weitz
Sorell Massenburg

Funding: PREM
Boneparte Antanica Boneparte was raised in Orlando, Florida and is an only child. She is a rising sophmore at Howard University. She studies Chemical Engineering with a focus in biomedicine. She plans to become a successful OB/GYN and get her Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. 

Project: Growth of Diamond and Diamond-Like Films for Electronic and Photonic Applications
Prof. Gary Harris

Funding: NNIN
Branch Jamie Branch is a rising junior at the University of Kansas pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in biomechanics. Outside of academics, she plays on the KU Club Volleyball team and spends a majority of her free time helping those with physical and cognitive impairments. 

Project: Soft Robotics
Prof. George Whitesides
Ramses Scot Martinez 

Funding: WYSS
Brito Rahul Brito is a rising sophomore from Bellevue, Washington. He is studying Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He likes sports and just about anything else. 

Project: Engineered Calmodulin-based Allosteric Switches for Sensing Peptide Toxins
Prof. Neel Joshi
Glenna Meister 

Funding: WYSS
Burton Jessica Burton is a rising senior at the University of California, Berkeley, working to receive a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012. She is planning on attending graduate school immediately following her undergraduate career, and hopes to become an astronaut. In her free time she likes to read, rock climb, and run marathons. 

Project: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) investigation for Bio-inspired Flying Micro-robots
Prof. Robert Wood
Mirko Kovac
Gilles Roulet


Funding: MRSEC
Cavanagh Kathleen Cavanagh is a rising sophomore at Princeton University majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She also plans to pursue certificates in Information Technology and Society as well as Materials Science and Engineering. She is from a small town in Connecticut about 10 minutes outside Hartford. In her free time, Katie loves to bake and takes part in Princeton's only tap dancing company, TapCats. 

Project: High-speed, High-throughput Bacterial Characterization
Prof. Laurence Wilson 
Rongjing Zhang 

Funding: Rowland Institute
Cho Alex Cho 

Project: Fabrication and Verification of Muscular In Vitro Organ Mimetic Systems for High Throughput Microfluidic Assays
Prof. Kit Parker 
Josue Goss
Ashutosh Agarwal 


Funding: SITE
Choa Ruth Choa is a rising sophomore at Harvard College. She plans to concentrate in Biomedical Engineering. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music.

Project: Chemokine-based Bone Regeneration
Prof. David Mooney 
Kangwon Lee 

Funding: SITE
Parker Clark is a rising junior at Stanford University double majoring in materials science and electrical engineering. In his spare time he designs and builds electrical circuits that he sells through a self-operated electronics company. His favorite things to do are surf and eat sushi.

Project: Research on Nanoscale Electrical Interconnections for Computers
Prof. Roy Gordon 
Yeung (Billy) Au

Funding: NNIN
Cuddemi Christine Cuddemi is a rising junior at Emmanuel College in Boston. She is a Biology major with a minor in Information Technology. In her free time, she enjoys singing, the beach, watching Boston sports, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Project: Antibodies Mimics Based on Carbonic Anhydrase
Prof. George Whitesides 
Matthew Lockett 

Funding: SITE
Del Rosario Michelle Del Rosario is a Computer Science major specializing in Human Computer Interaction at Stanford University.  She has been a member of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab since 2008, where she programs and models immersive virtual environments for experimental research.  Michelle is passionate about Interaction Design and enjoys combining her artistic background, video game experiences, and empathetic understanding to improve communication and interfaces. 

Project: Navigation Using Optic Flow/Accelerometers
Prof. Greg Morissett 
Bryan Kate
Karthik Dantu 


Funding:RoboBees
Dong Mark Dong is a rising senior at Cornell University and majors in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. He plans to pursue a Ph.D in the field of optoelectronics or semiconductor physics. Mark's interests include playing classical piano and outdoor basketball. 

Project: Characterization of Optical Devices using Pigtailed Optical Fiber
Prof. Marko Lončar 
Parag Deotare

Funding: NNIN
Du Nan Du, a native of Barrington, Rhode Island, is a rising senior at Harvard University studying  Biomedical Engineering with a secondary in Health Policy. She enjoys traveling, reading and discussing random intriguing topics late into the night. 

Project: Understanding Angiogenesis
Prof. David Mooney 
Yev Brudno
Erin Anderson
 

Funding: MRSEC
Chirantan Ekbote  
Elsey Thomas Elsey will be a senior at the University of Iowa where he studies chemical engineering.  This will be Tom's second summer at Harvard.  In his free time Tom enjoys playing disc golf and trying new foods.

Project: Cell Separations by Aqueous Multiphase Polymer Systems
Prof. George Whitesides 
Charles Mace 

Funding: Gates Foundation
Fabich Hilary Fabich is currently attending Montana State University where she is working toward a degree in Chemical Engineering.  When not in the lab she enjoys skiing, backpacking, playing music, and traveling. 

Project: Tracking Particles' Motion Approaching High and Low Frequency Limit in Living Cells
Prof. David Weitz 
Ming Guo 

Funding: MRSEC
Freake Jacob Freake is a rising sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University.  He is passionate about activism and the pursuit of engineering with a global focus.  In his spare time he loves to cook, to talk, and of course, to play.   

Project: Soft Robotics – Traction Control/Internal Combustion Engine
Prof. George Whitesides 
Robert Shepherd 

Funding: DARPA
Gatorano Andre Gatorano is a rising junior from University of California San Diego from Chicago, Illinois. He is half Rwandan and loves to whistle. His major is Bioengineering: Bioinformatics. He loves to adventure in any way shape or form. He doesn’t particularly enjoy bread or cheese. 

Project: Image Analysis of Microfluidic Droplets
Prof. David Weitz 
Ralph Sperling 

Funding: SITE
Gerrard Dustin Gerrard is a senior at Brigham Young University double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Dustin plans to get a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and teach and do research at the university level. 

Project: Shear-induced Flow of Emulsions
Prof. David Weitz 
Sujit Datta

Funding: Weitz NSF
Goodale Amy Goodale 

Project: Differentiation of Evelyn Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Neurons on Micropillar Arrays
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Yolanda Vasquez

Funding: NSEC
Gooding2 Diana Gooding is double majoring in Math and Physics at Transylvania University and has just completed her freshman year. She likes magnets, knitting, cheese, and making cards with her identical twin sister Barbara, who is majoring in Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design.

Project: Atmospheric Effects on EGaIn Electrodes in Molecular Junctions
Prof. George Whitesides 
Jabulani Barber 

Funding: NSEC
Richard Hampton 

Project: Annealing of Laser-structured TiO2 for Photocatalysis
Prof. Eric Mazur 
Kasey Phillips
Renée Sher
Yu-Ting Lin


Funding: SOLAR
Hannen Erin Hannen, originally from Cranford, NJ, is a rising senior at Brown University, concentrating in Biomedical Engineering.  She enjoys running and anything outdoors. 

Project: Neuronal Path-finding and Pattern Formation
Prof. David Weitz
Allen Ehrlicher
Ali Zaburdaev 


Funding: Weitz NSF
Hernandez Nicole Hernandez is 21 years old and is currently on her third year as a chemistry undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her extracurricular activities since she entered college include: Member of the ACS, Member of the Golden Key Society, Member of the Dean’s Honor Roll of Natural Sciences and Organic Chemistry Mentor. At UPR she works in José Rivera, Ph. D research laboratory since last summer. As a chemistry student she understands that involving herself in investigation projects helps her become more familiar with the concepts and techniques learn throughout her studies. Investigation experiences also contribute to her decision of whether to continue graduate studies or to advance towards medical school. She’s a very active and open-minded person who appreciates every opportunity to take the best from it and grow, both academically and individually. 

Project: Using Biomimetic Surfaces to Investigate Larval Settlement and Marine Biofouling
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg 
Elise Madonado
Ben Hatton 


Funding: SITE
Herrera Karina Herrera is a rising junior at Harvard University concentrating in Environmental Engineering. She is currently interested in the filtration of potable water and its connection to sustainability development projects. Apart from her academic interests she also has a strong interest in photography and exploring new urban areas. 
 
Prof. Scot Martin 
J. Carlos Mierzwa

Funding: Akatsuka Gift
Hong, D. Donggyoon Hong is a rising senior at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he is majoring mechanical engineering. He was born in Busan, which is second largest city in S.Korea. He has been travelled to 26 countries and loves to play violin. He is interested in an interdisciplinary approach to bioengineering and nanotechnology. 

Project: Biofilm: Learning from and Targeting a Unique Bacterial Material
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg 
Alex Epstein 

Funding: MRSEC
Hong, J.V. 2 Jean-Vincent Hong was born and raised in Paris, France. He will graduate next year from ESIEE Paris (École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique) majoring in Embedded Systems with a certificate from ESIEE Management. He was a French exchange student at Harvey Mudd College, California in 2010-2011 studying Engineering and Computer Science.

Project: Vision-based Tracking of Helicopters using Kinect's from Microsoft
Prof. Radhika Nagpal 
Karthik Dantu
Bryan Kate 


Funding: WYSS
Huang George Huang is a rising senior concentrating in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard College.  He plans to attend medical school after college.

Project: Fabrication of Local Morphogens FIelds in Scaffold Systems to Direct Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Prof. David Mooney 
Praveen Arany
Manav Mehta 


Funding: MRSEC
Huynh Anna Huynh 

Project: Low-cost Paper Diagnostics and Authentication of Pharmaceuticals
Prof. George Whitesides 
David Bwambok

 Funding: SITE
Jenkins Sandra Jenkins is from Scituate MA on the coast. She has three sisters and her family owns three cats. She is studying Electrical Engineering at UMass Amherst and is looking to go onto graduate school. Her activities include Archery, art, hiking, sailing and kayaking.

Project: Video Analysis of Flow Visualization Experiments in the Wind Tunnel
Prof. Robert Wood 
Mirko Kovac
Gilles Roulet 

Funding:RoboBees
Kalb William Kalb is a New Yorker attending MIT who is majoring in mechanical engineering. He enjoys scuba diving, sailing, skim boarding and once hugged a friendly Nassau Grouper. He also kind of plays the bass. The instrument, not the fish.

Project: MEMS, Microfluidics, and Touchpads Made from Metallized Paper
Prof. George Whitesides 
Aaron Mazzeo
Kao Teresa Kao 

Project: Mechanical Force in Nanoscale Biology: Development and Application of Techniques in Single-molecule Manipulation
Prof. Wesley Wong
Ken Halvorsen 

Funding:Rowland Institute
Lee, C. Christine Lee 

Project: Reverse Engineering the Rat Visual System
Prof. David Cox 
Brett Graham 

Funding:Rowland/NSF IOS-947777
Lee, M.Y. Moon-Young (Liza) Lee is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University, doing a double major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry with a minor in Math. She is especially interested in computer simulations in physical chemistry and biomimetics and plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering after graduation.  Her hobbies include drawing and painting and watching movies and late-night talk shows. 

Project: Accelerating Quantum Chemistry Calculations using GPUs
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik 
Mark Watson 

Funding: SCIGPU
Lin2 Christine Lin is a rising senior majoring in Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston, TX. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school and eventually work in the biotech industry.

Project: High-Sensitivity Low-Cost Paper-Based Colorimetric Immunoassay Using Gold Nanoparticle-Conjugated Antibody and Silver Amplification / Multiplex electrochemical Biosensing on Paper-based Microdevices using a Glucometer
Prof. George Whitesides
James Li 

Funding: Gates Foundation
Liu Lisa Liu is a rising sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her family moved approximately every three years, and has most recently settled into the Greater Boston Area. In her free time, she enjoys reading a book or a good game of ultimate frisbee. 

Project: Docking and Recharging of Micro Air Vehicles
Prof. Robert Wood 
Jason Waterman 

Funding:RoboBees
Lopez

Beth Ann Lopez will have just finished studying "abroad" in Puebla, Mexico for the academic year by the time she’s in Boston.  She is very interested in public health and biomedical engineering, and likes the idea of integrating the two.  She will be applying to schools for her PhD and MPH in the upcoming fall. 

Project: Microfluidics for Smart Particles

Prof. David Weitz 
Wynter Duncanson
Alireza Abbaspourrad 


Funding: PREM
Aaron Macedonia 

Project: Microengineering In Vitro Models of Alzheimer’s Brain Microenvironments
Prof. Kit Parker 
Leila Deravi 

Funding: NSEC
McNamara Alena McNamara has just completed her sophomore year at Mount Holyoke College, where she is a Physics major.  She also works with rare books at her college's Archives and Special Collections, writes fiction, and is an associate editor at Ideomancer Speculative Fiction Magazine.

Project: Nanowire Alignment
Prof. David Clarke
Samuel Shian 

Funding: MRSEC
Zwoisaint Mears-Clarke  
Murphy Kevin Murphy is a rising senior studying Bioengineering at Harvard University. He is from San Clemente, CA, and plays football for the Harvard Crimson. He enjoys outdoor activities and sports, as well as playing guitar. 

Project: Optimizing Extracellular Matrix Patterns for Guiding Single Axon Growth
Prof. Kit Parker 
Matthew Hemphill
Borna Dabiri 


Funding: WYSS
Nesmith Haley Nesmith is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in mechanical engineering and mathematics. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, climbing, and crafting. 

Project: Combining Attractive Interactions to Obtain Complex Self-Assembly
Prof. George Whitesides
Simon Tricard
Rebecca Cademartiri


Funding: Gates Foundation
O'Brien Michael O'Brien is a rising junior double majoring in physics and electrical engineering at Eastern Nazarene College. In his free time he likes to run, read, mountain bike, and do anything else fun.

Project: Paper-Based MEMS Sensors for Medical Diagnostics
Prof. George Whitesides
Xinyu Liu 

Funding: Gates Foundation
Ohiani-Jegede Deborah Ohiani-Jegede is a rising sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis where she is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the US as a child. She hopes to pursue, at minimum, her Master's degree in Bioengineering with a focus on tissue engineering or biomechanics. In her spare time she loves to travel, read, cook, and relax with family and friends. 

Project: Peptide-facilitated Growth of Single-crystalline Silver Nanoplates on Semiconductor Substrates
Prof. Evelyn Hu
Shanying Cui 

Funding: SITE
Ortuno Sergio Ortuno was born in Austin and raised in Houston, Texas.  After graduating high school he served five years in the U.S. Navy as sonar technician onboard submarines and then went on to San Jacinto College.  He will be transferring to Texas A&M University this fall.  He will be pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering (with a biomedical and bimolecular track).

Project: Building Bio-artificial Composite Scaffolds
Prof. Kit Parker 
Mohammad Badrosammay

Funding: SITE
Palmer2 David Palmer is a rising sophomore at Harvard, possibly concentrating in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics.  He was born in Chicago and grew up in Deerfield, IL. He is looking forward to working with Dr. Karthik Dantu on distributed robotic systems this summer. 

Project: Navigation Using the Sun Compass
Prof. Robert Wood 
Karthik Dantu 

Funding:RoboBees
Pennachio Daniel Pennachio is a junior enrolled in a Dual-Degree program. He is majoring in Physics at Colby College and Materials Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Outside of school, he is an avid hiker, fisher, and skier. 

Project: Structure and dynamics of colloidal crystals, glasses, and their interfaces
Prof. Frans Spaepen 
Kate Jensen
Maria Persson Gulda 


Funding: MRSEC
Piercy Brandon Piercy, a Seattle native, is a senior in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Case Western Reserve University, and is pursuing minors in polymer science and entrepreneurship.  His research interests include green energy technologies, power storage, and nanostructured materials and fabrication.  He is also closely involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship during the regular school year. 

Project: Novel Optoelectronic Silicon-Based Alloys
Prof. Michael Aziz
Dan Recht 

Funding: NNIN
Rappoli Olive Rappoli is from Brookline, Massachusetts. She is a rising sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in mechanical engineering. 

Project: Robot Locomotion on Complicated Terrain
Prof. Radhika Nagpal 
Nils Napp 

Funding: SITE
Rivera Batista Grisel Rivera Batista was born and actually lives in Puerto Rico.  She’s a rising senior at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus concentrating in Chemistry. When she has free time she enjoys playing volleyball, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. 

Project: Organic Particles
Prof. Eric Mazur 
Chris Evans
Jon Bradley 


Funding: NSEC
Rondinelli Christopher Rondinelli 

Project: Characterizing the Heterogeneous Neuronal Injury Response in a Model of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury
Prof. Kit Parker 
Matthew Hemphill 

Funding: DoD-CDMRP
Rowlinson Sarah Rowlinson was born and raised in Long Island, New York and moved to Palm Beach, Florida back in 2000. She is a rising senior studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami and is planning on attaining at least an M.S. in BME as well. She enjoys music, sports, dancing, food and just hanging out. She also loves meeting new people, and can't wait to get to know everyone in this program. 

Project: Fabrication of Nanotopography on UV sensitive Polymer via a CD-burner
Prof. Debra Auguste 
George Ye 

Funding: SITE
Schwalbenberg Peter Schwalbenberg is entering his Junior year at Rowan University, studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Materials. He was born and raised in New Jersey, which is where he currently attends college. Along with studying Engineering, he enjoys running, reading Harry Potter, listening to 60's music, having picnics, exploring cities, going to the movies, and writing poetry. He’s pretty much a hippie mixed with a scientist. 

Project: Microfluidics for Smart Particles
Prof. David Weitz 
Wynter Duncanson
Alireza Abbaspourrad 


Funding: SITE
Sheu Iris Sheu is a rising sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in Chemical-Biological Engineering. She enjoys traveling, froyo, swimming, and the Boston Red Sox.

Project: High-index Polymer Optics
Prof. Ethan Schonbrun 

Funding:Rowland Institute
Snyder Jon Snyder is a sophomore at Juniata College with a program of emphasis in Physics.  He grew up in central Pennsylvania, and enjoys family gatherings, snowboarding, and live music. 

Project: Exotic States of Matter and Low-threshold Lasers Using Nanoscale Light-confining Devices
Prof. Evelyn Hu 
Alex Woolf 

Funding: NSEC
Swartz Erika Swartz is a rising senior at Olin College of Engineering, where she studies materials engineering. She loves experimental research and hopes to continue learning new things and solving exciting problems in grad school. In her free time, she likes running long distances, rock climbing anywhere it's warm enough to be outside, and dancing to blues. 

Project: Effect of Topological Surface Movement on Bacterial Attachment and Growth
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg 
Ben Hatton 

Funding: WYSS
Theingi San Theingi was born in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) and came to USA for her undergraduate studies in Fall 2008. She is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She is a physics major and mathematics minor. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and watching movies. 

Project: AFM Imaging of Nanostructures
Prof. Robert Westervelt 
Sagar Bhandari
Caspar Floryan 


Funding: NSEC
Tiwari2 Kunal Tiwari is entering his senior year at the University of Toronto where he studies Molecular Biophysics and Mathematics. He is excited to be working under Wade Hsu and Prof.. Kaxiras building computational models of biomacromolecular systems. In his spare time, Kunal enjoys sailing, playing bass, and has recently taken up amateur photography. 

Project: Simulations of the Effect of Chromatin Structure on Gene Transcription
Prof. Efthimios Kaxiras 
Chia Wei Hsu 

Funding: IACS
Tran Vivian Tran just finished her third year at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is majoring in Materials Science & Engineering.  One of her goals in life is to help make bionic limbs comparable to natural human limbs.  She enjoys puns, tinkering, engineering and product design, music, foreign languages and cultures, martial arts, and photography.  She intends to spend the upcoming academic year abroad in Japan, conducting research at Osaka University. 

Project: Electrostatic Self-assembly of Complex Monomers
Prof. George Whitesides 
Rebecca Cademartiri 

Funding: Gates Foundation
Wang Qinxia Wang is a sophomore double majoring in Physics and Mathematics in Mount Holyoke College. She was born and raised in China and went to high school in Singapore. She is interested in materials science research and applied physics. 

Project: New Methods for Detection of Biochemical Reactions in Pico-reactors.
Prof. David Weitz
Assaf Rotem


Funding: Weitz NSF
Warner Harleigh Warner is a rising junior at Clemson University majoring in bioengineering. She is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She enjoys good weather, dancing, and eating good food. 

Project: Tissue Origami
Prof. Debra Auguste 
George Ye

Funding: SITE
Washispack Abigail Washispack grew up in Conway, Arkansas and is a rising senior at the University of Arkansas. She is majoring in Biological Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, listening to music, Ulitimate Frisbee and soccer. 

Project: Cardiac Regeneration in Zebrafish
Prof. Kit Parker 
Borna Dabiri
Kartik Balachandran 


Funding: MRSEC:
Wong Cecillia Wong is a rising junior studying Chemical-Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having transferred in 2010 from the University of Waterloo where she spent two years majoring in Honors Nanotechnology Engineering.  Outside of the scientific world, she loves learning new languages, swimming, and baking.

Project: Mechanobiology of Adult Stem Cell Migration
Prof. David Mooney 
Manav Mehta
Kangwon Lee 


Funding: WYSS
Yang Bib Yang is studying Biochemistry at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. In between being a mother to a sassy four year-old, studying and research she also enjoys rollerblading, kayaking, and snowboarding.

Project: Multi-porous 3D scaffolds for Co-Culuturing ECs and SMCs
Prof. Debra Auguste 
Jin-Oh You 

Funding: SITE
Zaman Anis Zaman is a rising Junior majoring at Computer Science and Mathematics major at Bard College, upstate New York. He is originally from Bangladesh. He loves doing Math and enjoys coding. Last summer he did a summer research in Robotics and presented the project at AAAI Robotics conference at Atlanta. This summer he is working with the Robobees group at Harvard and is really enjoying the challenge of it. 

Project: Pico Quadcopter Design
Prof. Greg Morissett 
Jason Waterman
Karthik Dantu 


Funding: WYSS
Zhang Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang is a rising junior at Clarkson University double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. She is a passionate researcher interested in aerosol formation and its impact on human health and environment. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, Chinese dance, and various outdoor sports. 

Project: Hygroscopic and Volatile Properties of Secondary
Prof. Scot Martin 
Mackenzie Smith

Funding: NSF AGS-0925467 -Hygroscopic Phase Transitions of Atmospheric Particles
Zhu Jimmy Zhu is a rising sophomore currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in research in materials science and energy production. Outside of school he enjoys wushu – contemporary Chinese martial arts – and watching football and basketball. 

Project: The Harvard Clean Energy Project
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik 
Sule Atahan
Johannes Hachmann 


Funding: SOLAR