2013

Oladapo Afolabi is a rising fourth year at the University of Virginia studying electrical engineering. He is originally from Nigeria and enjoys playing soccer and video games in his free time.

Project:  MAVEN: Micro-Arial Vehicle in Embedded Network
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Karthik Dantu
Richard Moore
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Yousif Alsaid was born in Baghdad, Iraq and currently resides in Bahrain. He just completed his sophomore year in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland and hopes to pursue a PhD after graduating. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, animating, composing music, and table tennis.
 
Project:  Large-scale nanostacking – Future of negative index metamaterials
Prof. George Whitesides
Yanina Shevchenko
Alex Nemiroski
Mathieu Gonidec
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Debbie Andres is a rising junior at Rutgers, The State University of NJ who is studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. After completing her B.S., Debbie will be doing additional year at Rutgers to obtain a Masters in Education and be certified to teach high school level physics. In addition to studying engineering, she is a proud member of the Society of Hispanic Engineers, the Learning Assistant Program, the Rutgers University Marching Band, and Mu Beta Psi, the National Honorary Music Service Fraternity. She enjoys watching musical theater, playing her clarinet, exploring new places, and meeting new people!

Project:  Optical properties and durability studies of elastic nanostructures
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Ximin He
 
Funding: REU Site in Biomaterials
Araki
Brandon Araki is a rising senior at Yale University double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Project:  New pressure-actuated valve for soft robotics that allows multiple soft actuators to achieve any arbitrary pressure profile using a single pressure source
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Nils Napp
Michael Tolley
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Ruth Ashley is a senior at the University of West Florida studying Mathematics and Computer Science. She enjoys running, cycling, and doing logic puzzles in her spare time.
 
Project:  A data-driven approach for predicting the success of oil wells in the Eagle Ford shale
Company: QRI
Margo Levine
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
Bauer_Ross
Ross Bauer is a rising senior at New York University, majoring in Physics. He is currently involved in soft matter research investigating properties of trapped colloids. He hopes to continue research in the soft matter field by pursing a graduate degree in Physics. In his spare time he enjoys running, football, and playing/listening to music.
 
Project:  Particle tracking in colloidal emulsions
Prof. David Weitz
Rodrigo Guerra
 
Funding: BASF
Elizabeth Boulanger is a rising senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in business. She is a member of the WPI women's varsity crew team. She is from Grafton, MA and enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Project:  Influence of PLG scaffold composition on cells
Prof. David Mooney
Evi Lippens
Katie Ryan
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Rachel Burton grew up in Skokie, Illinois. She is a rising sophomore at Brandeis University, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in English. In her free time, she enjoys practicing martial arts, cello, and creative writing.

Project:  Design of organic metal-less battery based on water-soluble quinones
Prof. Roy Gordon
Michael Marshak
 
Funding: Harvard University
Francisco Candido is a rising senior and MARC scholar studying Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University. 

Project:  The Design of a Multi-Stable Material
Prof. Katia Bertoldi
Sicong Shan
 
Funding: MARC Program
Chun-Wei (Leonard) Chang is a junior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign This summer he will be working with Ryan Truby in Prof. Lewis' research group. 

Project:  3-D Printing of micro-vasculature networks
Prof. Jennifer Lewis
Ryan Truby
Analisa Russo
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Chen
Wesley Chen hails from Edison, New Jersey. He is a rising sophomore studying applied mathematics with a minor in chemistry. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Computation if all goes well. In his free time, Wesley can be found eating lots of food, sleeping, gaming, or trying out something new!

Project:  Optimizing Parallel N-body computations
Dr. Cris Cecka
 
Funding: IACS
Mark Chonofsky grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has completed three years of physics at the University of Cambridge. He has worked on bioinformatics projects, and is particularly interested in statistics and biological physics. He also enjoys rock-climbing and hiking, and is learning to fly gliders.
 
Project:  Particle Detector
Prof. Wesley Wong
Ken Halvorsen
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Afrida Chowdhury is a rising junior in Polytechnic Institution of NYU, and she is majoring in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and she would like to be a professor someday. Other than her educational and professional life, she enjoys reading, novels, drawing, and hanging out with her friends.
 
Project:  Bivouac Sensor: Capacitance change in 3D grid
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Michael Rubinstein
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Bo Cimino is a rising junior majoring in Computer Science at South Dakota State University. 

Project:  Using GUI to program for education
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Michael Rubinstein
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Gabrielle Compton is from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and is studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. After graduation, she intends to obtain her PhD and pursue a career in research. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, music, and meeting new people!

Project:  Biomimetic robotics: New approaches to motility
Prof. George Whitesides
Yanina Shevchenko 
 
Funding:REU Site
Jordan Dodson is a triple major in physics, mathematics, and chemistry with a minor in biology at Middle Tennessee State University. He desires to spend his career tackling the next generation of problems in quantum physics and information theory. He loves to read and collect old books.

Project:  A data-driven approach for predicting the success of oil wells in the Eagle Ford shale
Company: QRI
Margo Levine
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
Xin Dong is a mechanical engineering student from the University of Hong Kong. Next academic year will be his final year. He loves music, soccer and making new friends.

Project:  Valves Composed of Dielectric Elastomers for Soft Robotics
Prof. George Whitesides
Bobak Mosadegh
Christopher Keplinger
 
Funding: Hong Kong University
Ewan
Harrison Samuel Ewan was born and raised in Portland, OR and is a biochemistry major at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He plans on attending graduate school for synthetic organic chemistry. His other interests include metalworking and hiking.
 
Project:  Asymmetric μParticles: Synthesis and behavior under high shear flow
Dr. SJ Claire Hur
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
John Ferrier is a sophomore at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR where he currently studies Physics and Mathematics. Prior to his college career, he served in the United States Air Force as an Electronic Warfare technician who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But, these days, he dedicates his time to leading his SPS group as their new president, and studying. He enjoys programming, music, and anything science related.
 
Project: Optimizing Process Variables of Motorized RJS
Prof. Kevin Kit Parker
Sung-Jin Park
 
Funding: NNIN
Fitzgerald
Daniel Fitzgerald is a rising Junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute studying Robotics Engineering and Computer Science. He is interested in 3D printing, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence and is involved in the maker and open-source movements. Also enjoys philosophy, the outdoors, and running.

Project:  3D printing electronic devices
Prof. Jennifer Lewis
Michael Bell
 
Funding: CalTech EFRC
Cooper Galvin grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. For that reason, Cooper enjoys hiking, biking, playing guitar, camping, rock climbing, and BBQing. Cooper is a double Mathematics and Chemistry major at Pomona college in sunny Claremont, California.
 
Project:  Synthesis of Molecules for the First Fully Organic Flow Battery
Prof. Roy Gordon
Michael Marshak
 
Funding: Harvard University
Anna Gavrilman is a rising senior at University of Massachusetts - Boston who is majoring in Computer Science. She is interested in Machine Learning. In her spare time, she competes in ballroom dancing.

Project:  Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
Prof. Salil Vadhan
Jonathan Ullman
 
Funding: NSF Data Privacy and Security
William Gilpin grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in Florida with his parents, both retired English professors. Much to their surprise, he is now studying physics, and he is currently interested in theoretical biophysics and condensed matter.
 
Project:  Improving the Fluorescence of Diamond Color Centers
Prof. Marko Lončar
Kadijeh Bayat
 
Funding: Harvard University
Valter Gomes is a student at Bunker Hill Community College. He emigrated from Cape Verde at the age of one year old, and grew up in the Boston area. He is a Commonwealth Honors Program Scholar at Bunker Hill.
 
Project:  An investigation of battery technologies for the BASF Advanced Research Initiative
Dr. Marc Schroeder
 
Funding: BASF
Bretzner Gonzalez was born in California and raised in between borders in San Diego and Mexico. Mexican parents with German and Spanish ancestors. Computer Engineering major, transferring to UC, San Diego. Excited to meet the REU team, learn valuable things from everybody and the program, and exploring Boston!
 
Project:  Holographic Tracking of Escherichia Coli Swimming Behavior and Change in Direction
Dr. Laurence Wilson
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Griswold
Matt Griswold is originally from Colorado, and is now living in Boston. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He is pursuing a double major in Physics and Economics. He enjoys being outdoors.
 
Project:  Design and mechanical characterization of TE valve
Prof. Kevin Kit Parker
Andrew Capulli
 
Funding: REU Site
Zachary Hargreaves is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer science. He worked at NASA during the Mars mission and currently conducts research in cyborg robotics.
 
Project:  Vision-based locomotion in RoboBees
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Richard Moore
Karthik Dantu
 
Funding: Robobees
Eric Hemphill is a rising senior at Middlebury College majoring in physics and mechanical engineering. He is interested in research in alternative energy.

Project:  An investigation of battery technologies for the BASF Advanced Research Initiative
Dr. Marc Schroeder
 
Funding: BASF
Min-Sung (Chris) Hong is a rising junior majoring in physics with pre-med as a minor. He is from Seoul, South Korea and has also spent quite some time in Montreal, Canada. He is interested in studying medicine in the future, and is planning to study biophysics in the coming semesters. This summer, he will be working in Professor David Weitz's lab with Dr. Huidan Zhang as a student intern.
 
Project:  Detection of circulating tumor cells using droplet-based microfluidics for early
Prof. David Weitz
Huidan Zhang
 
Funding: MRSEC
Julio Interiano is a Chemical Engineering and Mathematics student from New Jersey. He was born in Guatemala and ame to the United States when he was 11 years. old. In his free time, he is a musician.
 
Project:  Cell Growth and Migration in Three-Dimensional Environments
Prof. David Weitz
Adrian Pegoraro
Tom Kodger
 
Funding: REU Site
Danielle Ithier is originally from Hooksett, NH and is currently a junior studying Mechanical Engineering at Harvard University. She is very interested in biologically inspired robotics and will be working in Professor Robert Wood's lab. Outside of engineering, Dani also enjoys biking, soccer, and laser tag.
 
Project:  Compliant Leg Design in a Quadrupedal Microrobot
Prof. Rob Wood
Onur Ozcan
 
Funding: Robobees
Philip Jean-Remy was born and raised in New York City, and is a rising junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Majoring in materials science and engineering, he hopes to emphasize in the field of biomaterials and go on to pursue a doctorate degree. In his free time, Philip enjoys pencil drawing, reading science-fiction novels, and hanging out with his friends.
 
Project:  Shadow sphere lithography – A novel way to fabricate metamaterial surfaces at the nanoscale level
Prof. George Whitesides
Alex Nemiroski
Mathieu Gonidec
Yanina Shevchenko
 
Funding: MRSEC
Jorge Jiminez has recently completed his freshmen year at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, MA. As a first generation Mexican-American and United States Air Force veteran, he aspires to study biochemistry. His interests are cell biology and tissues. He hopes to inspire other military veterans to pursue the science fields.
 
Project:  Neuron Microbead Binding
Prof. Kevin Kit Parker
Matt Hemphill
Borna Dabiri
 
Funding: REU Site
Nicholas Jin is a rising senior at Princeton University, concentrating in Physics with a certificate in Applications of Computing. In his free time, he enjoys music, badminton, and ballroom dancing.
 
Project:  Tight-Binding Model of Molybdenum Disulfide
Prof. Efthimios Kaxiras
 
Funding: IACS
Waad Kahouli is a rising junior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in physics. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, cooking, reading and socializing.
 
Project:  Encapsulation of Beta-Carotene using microfluidic single emulsion device
Prof. David Weitz
Alireza Abbaspourrad
 
Funding: BASF
Aaron Krupp just completed his third year at Oberlin College where he participated in the 3/2 engineering program, minored in physics, played ultimate frisbee, and spent of his time climbing and practicing magic. He plans on studying mechanical engineering.
 
Project:  Moving Forward: A Quantitative Examination of Drag-Reduction with Flexible Feet
Dr. Christopher Richards
Dr. Angela Rivera
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Thanard Kurutach is a rising sophomore, majoring in Mathematics and EECS at MIT. He grew up in Thailand and won a scholarship to study until Ph.D. He really enjoys sports especially soccer.
 
Project:  Identification of unknown torque offsets for flight control of a robotic fly
Prof. Rob Wood
Pakpong Chirarattananon
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Corey Landry is a rising senior in Biological Engineering at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. He is interested in pursuing his PhD and developing point of care diagnostics for developing world clinics. In his spare time, he teaches English to refugees from Sudan, Nepal, Iraq, and Burma.
 
Project:  Design of Synthetic Protein Membranes Using Droplet Microfluidics
Prof. David Weitz
Peter Yunker
 
Funding: NNIN
Jefferson Lee is a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering at Olin College. His interest in Robotics began when he started a FIRST robotics team at his high school.
 
Project: Amorphous Construction Robot
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Nils Napp
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Daniel Leichus is a rising sophomore, majoring in Mathematics and EECS at MIT. He grew up in Thailand and won a scholarship to study until Ph.D. He really enjoys sports especially soccer.
 
Project:  An automated MATLAB toolbox to analyze human gait data
Prof. Conor Walsh
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Michelle Len is a rising senior studying Computer Science at the University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB). She intends to pursue a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Computational Science. She enjoys dancing for Iaorana Te Otea, a Polynesian Dance Club at UCSB.
 
Project:  Structural Finite Element Analysis: Beam-Element Models vs. Fully 3D Models
Company: Akselos
Avi Shapiro
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
Ang (Kevin) Li is a rising senior studying biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is interested in many areas of research, including gene therapy, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering. He plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering after graduation. In his spare time, he likes to experiment with cooking different types of food.
 
Project:  Curved Functionalized Microfluidic Channels for Study of Cell Dynamics
Prof. David Weitz
Adrian Pegoraro
Tom Kodger
 
Funding: NNIN
Yixin Li is a rising junior majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is originally from China and currently lives in Cambridge, MA. Her current research interests involve communication, networks and systems.
 
Project:  Reverse Engineer Termite Behavior
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Justin Werfel
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Eduardo Lopez Beeche was born and raised in Costa Rica. He is a rising Senior at Harvard concentrating in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Has always loved soccer and recently became interested in bouldering.
 
Project:  Structural Finite Element Analysis: Beam-Element Models vs. Fully 3D Models
Company: Akselos
Avi Shapiro
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
Gavin McCauley is a rising senior at UMass Boston, majoring in physics and computer science with a minor in math. He has lived in Boston his entire life and is an avid Red Sox fan.
 
Project:  A data-driven approach for predicting the success of oil wells in the Eagle Ford shale
Company: QRI
Margo Levine
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
 
Lucas McNeilly is a ten year Marine Corps Veteran who is now pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
 
Project:  Natural Turbulence Measurement for Robobees
Prof. Stacey Combes
Sridhar Ravi
 
Funding: Robobees
Michaud
 John (Jack) Michaud is a rising sophomore majoring in neuroscience at Columbia University. He enjoys rowing, Ice hockey, hiking, jazz music, and spoken word poetry.

Project:  Dissecting neural circuits for Drosophila larval phototaxis
Dr. Elizabeth Kane
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Miron
Daniel Miron was born and grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is a rising sophomore at Columbia University majoring in physics and mathematics. He plays ultimate frisbee at Columbia and loves movies and finding unique restaurants.

Project:  Computational tools for neuronal segmentation
Prof. Hanspeter Pfister
Seymour Knowles-Barley
Thouis (Ray) Jones
 
Funding: CDI II
Gudfridur Möller is a rising senior majoring in physics at Mount Holyoke College. She is from Iceland, and is interested in pursuing a PhD in biophysics.

Project:  Single Shot Multispectral Imaging with a Pixelated Tunable Color Filter
Dr. Ethan Schonbrun
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Alma Valerie Moran is the oldest of four girls and the first one her family to go to college. She is from San Diego, California and her major is Electrical Engineering. She is a rising senior at Southwestern College. She enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her sisters.

Project:  Helping RoboBees Fly
Prof. Rob Wood
Sawyer Fuller
Elizabeth Helbling
 
Funding: Robobees
Saraf Nawar is a rising senior at Harvard College studying chemistry and physics with interests in materials science. She will be working with Prof. Frans Spaepen this summer.

Project:  Investigating the structure and dynamics of the solid-liquid interface using polymeric colloidal crystal
Prof. Frans Spaepen
Emily Redston
 
Funding: MRSEC, HCRP
Anoid Ndamba lives in Burlington, MA but is originally from East Africa, Uganda. She is majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Chemistry, Biology and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. She loves soccer, dancing and volunteering.

Project:  Studying bacterial motility using either single or multiple colonies
Dr. Remy Colin
Dr. Laurence Wilson
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Alimatou Ndiaye is originally from Senegal. She is currently enrolled in the Biotechnology Transfer Program at Bunker Hill Community College.

Project:  Study of the (Electrical) Properties of nanowires within the Biofilm of Bacillus Subtilis
Prof. David Weitz
Jim Wilking
 
Funding: MRSEC
Matthew Neau was born on an Air Force base in the Philippines and grew up in Florida. He is currently attending the University of West Florida and majoring in Computer Science and Software Engineering. After graduation he will be Commissioned as a United States Air Force Officer. He enjoys all outdoor activities and is always wanting to try something new.

Project:  A Demand-Driven Framework for Portal-Based Chemistry
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
D. Zubarev
K. Trepte
D. Rappoport
 
Funding: CDI-II
Alexis Oyetibo is a rising sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, California majoring in chemical engineering. She is interested in becoming a petroleum engineer or focusing on water purification. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and socializing with others.

Project:  Impact Resistant Soft Robots
Prof. George Whitesides
Ramses Martinez
 
Funding: REU Site
Bhavin Patel is a rising senior at Indiana University - Bloomington majoring in biology. He is interested in low-cost diagnostics for the developing world.
 
Project:  Density-based diagnostics and hematology
Prof. George Whitesides
A.J. Kumar
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Luis Perez was born in Mexico City but was raised in the small town of Nacogdoches, Texas. He's grown accustomed to the gentler pace of small-town life and enjoys nature walks and midnight strolls. He is a freshman at Harvard College and is undecided in his field of study but will probably concentrate in computer science or applied mathematics. He hopes to one day revolutionize the world.
 
Project:  Simulation of structurally stable tower construction by an autonomous, decentralized robotic swarm
Dr. Justin Werfel
Dr. Paul Kassabian
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
George Peters is a rising sophomore a the University of Arkansas majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Project:  Enhancing banknote security features with polymeric nano-structures
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Ximin He
 
Funding: REU Site
Brendan Quinlivan is from Rutland, MA and is a rising senior at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering studying General Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanics. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Brendan plans on pursuing a masters degree in Biomedical or Biomechanical Engineering.
 
Project:  Development and evaluation of a soft exosuit designed to assist an individual while walking
Prof. Conor Walsh
 
Funding: REU Site
Cara Rano is a rising senior at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She is majoring in Art with a concentration in Printmaking and a minor in Biology. She hopes to attend medical school following undergrad and continue to develop her body of work in printmaking.
 
Project:  Dissecting neural circuits for Drosophila larval phototaxis
Dr. Elizabeth Kane
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Rachel Reed is from Houston, Texas and attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a rising sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Applied International Studies. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, playing soccer, and basically anything adventurous.

Project:  Test flying bee-sized robots under turbulence to simulate outdoor conditions
Prof. Rob Wood
 
Funding: Robobees
Shruti Sharma is a rising junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and minoring in French. Having performed research in biomechatronics and biomedical optics, Shruti is interested in using her knowledge in biomaterials and structural materials for medical applications. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sailing, and painting.
 
Project:  Using biologically-inspired architecture of nacre for 3D printing of bone structures
Prof. Jennifer Lewis
Brett Compton
 
Funding: MRSEC
Brian Shin is is a rising junior concentrating in mechanical engineering at Harvard University

Project:  Printable robots
Prof. Rob Wood
Sam Felton
 
Funding: Printable Robots/Wyss Institute
Jae Shin is a rising junior at Harvard University concentrating in Applied Mathematics. She is interested in the application of mathematical and computational sciences to biological systems. She enjoys listening to music, playing sports, watching movies, and having a good time with friends.

Project:  Finding the optimal shell for coating DNA origami adjuvants in cancer vaccines
Prof. William Shih
Maartje Bastings
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Dilawer Singh is a rising senior at University of Arkansas majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

Project:  Permeation of dielectric elastomers
Prof. David Clarke
Roger Diebold
 
Funding: MRSEC
Frances Su is pursuing a general engineering degree at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. She is a rising senior and is looking to pursue a graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She enjoys playing badminton, reading, and watching movies.

Project:  Electrically responsive tough hydrogels
Prof. David Mooney
Stephen Kennedy
 
Funding: REU Site
Ye Tian is a rising junior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in chemistry and biology. She emigrated from China at age 18. She is interested in applying biophysics research to understanding cancer.

Project:  The effect of a point mutation on cell contractility
Prof. David Weitz
Allen Ehrlicher
 
Funding: REU Site
Darragh Tobin grew up in Dublin, Ireland and is the youngest of three children. He is currently attending University College Dublin, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and computer programming

Project:  Structural Finite Element Analysis: Beam-Element Models vs. Fully 3D Models
Company: Akselos
Avi Shapiro
Daniel Weinstock
 
Funding: IACS
Evan Turnage is a rising senior at Morehouse College majoring in physics. He is originally from Jackson, Mississippi.

Project:  Large-scale nanostacking - Future of negative index metamaterials
Prof. George Whitesides
Alex Nemiroski
Yanina Shevchenko
 
Funding: REU Site
Alex Vaschillo is a rising senior majoring in chemistry, physics, and mathematics at the University of Washington. He plans to pursue a doctorate in physical chemistry or chemical physics. In his fleeting moments of "spare time" Alex enjoys playing chess, swimming, and playing guitar.

Project:  Optimizing quantum circuits
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Jon Welch
 
Funding: CDI-II
Eugenia Volkova is a senior at NYU and Stevens Institute of Technology where she is majoring in Chemistry, Physics, and Chemical Engineering.

Project:  Development and testing of micropatterned Agar surfaces and effect on bacterial growth
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Elisa Maldonado
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Shay Wallace is is a materials science and engineering student at the University of Minnesota. He is particularly interested in nanotechnology and materials characterization. He enjoys playing board games, exploring cities, and biking.

Project:  Investigating the contact resistance of several metals on SnS
Prof. Roy Gordon
Leizhi Sun
 
Funding: NNIN
Wooster
Luke Wooster is a rising junior at Eastern Nazarene College. He hopes to succeed wherever God leads him.

Project:  Fabrication of an inline flow-through microfluidic electrolytic cell
Dr. Alessandra Ferzoco
Yeon Jae Ko
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Simin Yildiz is a rising senior at Istanbul Technical University majoring in molecular biology and genetics.

Project:  Microfluidic Device for Study of Cells in Oxygen and Glucose Gradients
Prof. George Whitesides
Bobak Mosadegh
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Carolyn Zhang is a rising senior majoring in biochemistry and cell biology and minoring in computer science at the University of California, San Diego

Project:  Microfluidic device to study role of ischemia on cancer cells
Prof. David Weitz
Ming Guo
 
Funding: NNIN
Cuiping Zhang is completing her third year of a 2+2 program between Hong Kong University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Majoring in mechanical engineering, Cuiping has a strong interest in materials science.

Project:  Single and double emulsion templates for biocompatible capsules
Prof. David Weitz
Max Zieringer
 
Funding: Hong Kong University
 
Monica Zhou