2014

Abune
Lidya Abune is a rising junior at Bucknell University studying Biomedical Engineering. She is originally from Ethiopia. She now resides in Washington DC with her family. In her free time, she enjoys studying the Bible, community organizing, and spending time with her family.
 
Project: Analyzing Deformation of Anisotropic Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
Prof. David Clarke
Sam Shian
 
Funding: MRSEC
Ally
Abuubakar Ally 
 
Project: The Big Picture Insect inspired Pneumatic Robots Project
Prof. George Whitesides
Yanina Shevchenko
Alex Nemiroski
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Andrade
Nicolás Andrade is a rising Junior at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics with a triple minor in mathematics, Spanish, and economics. He plans on pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering, and hopes to conduct research and teach at the university/graduate level. He also enjoys the outdoors, including hiking, playing tennis, and swimming. In his free time, he also plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele.
 
Project: Device Integration of Lithium Niobate Microring Resonators Patterned with a Siilicon Hard Mask
Prof. Marko Loncar
Cheng Wang
 
Funding: NNIN
Bain
Connor Bain is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College studying computer science, math, and music. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school and eventually become a professor. Connor enjoys listening to music, playing frisbee, and being outdoors.
 
Project: Testing and Optimizing the Performance of Differential Privacy
Prof. Salil Vadhan
Nissim Kobbi
 
Funding: Data Privacy
Balcer
Victor Balcer is a rising senior at University of California San Diego studying mathematics and computer science. He is interested in cryptography and complexity theory. Outside of academics, he enjoys good food and playing squash.
 
Project: Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy
Prof. Salil Vadhan
Or Sheffett
 
Funding: Data Privacy
Biekert
Andreas Biekert is a rising junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and making movies. He is a physics major and plans to pursue a PhD in physics.
 
Project: Building a Surface Plasmon Resonance Device on the Tip of an Optical Fiber for Protein Detection
Dr. Qimin Quan
Feng Liang
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Brambila
Carlos Brambila is a senior at San Diego State University majoring in Biology-Emphasis in Bioengineering. He hopes to continue his education and receive a graduate degree in Bioengineering. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, running, playing and listening to music, surfing, and spending time with family and friends.
 
ProjectHigh-Throughput Drug Screening in vivo Using Droplet Microfluidics
Prof. David Weitz
Anindita (Oni) Basu
Linas Mazutis
 
Funding: NNIN
Calay
Kerem Ege Calay is a rising senior at Lehigh University majoring in Materials Engineering. He hopes to eventually run his own marine architecture/engineering firm or his own research team. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He speaks French, Spanish, and Turkish, and his hobbies are sailing and soccer.
 
ProjectPolymer-based anti-abrasive materials/coatings
Prof. Don Ingber 
Prof. Katia Bertoldi
Kitty Kumar
Pai Wang
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Campbell
Elizabeth Campbell has lived all over the world, most recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she attended Dalhousie University. She was recently awarded a Bachelors degree with a double major in Biology and Music.
 
Project: Encapsulation of enzymes for osmotic pressure triggered release
Prof. David Weitz
Dong Chen
Alireza Abbaspourrad
 
Funding: BASF
Camplisson
Conor Camplisson
 
Project: The Link between Cell Morphology and Gene Expression
Prof. George Church
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Carroll
Devin Carroll grew up in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Engineering Management. After graduation, he intends to obtain his PhD. In his free time, he enjoys biking, rock climbing, and playing soccer.
 
Project: Hardware Systems for Multi-Robot Construction
Dr. Justin Werfel
Paul Kassabian
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Ceron
Steven Ceron is a rising sophomore, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida. He would like to go on to graduate school and apply many different areas of research to the unraveling of artificial intelligence. Steven loves to read, do puzzles, and work on programming projects. He also enjoys running, bike-riding, swimming, kayaking, traveling, and going on adventures.
 
Project: Bad Bugs: How Bacteria Colonizes Surfaces
Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein
Haslam Gareth
 
Funding: NNIN
Cheng
Richard Cheng is a rising senior at Princeton University studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Robotics and Computer Science. He is interested in learning about robotics, energy systems, and more generally the interface between electrical and mechanical systems. He enjoys traveling, playing pool, and watching movies.
 
Project: Wind Disturbance Generator for Gust Rejection
Prof. Rob Wood
Pakpong Chirarattananon
Farrell Helbling
 
Funding: RoboBees
Chong Loo
Elena Chong Loo was born in Panama City, Panama, and is a rising junior at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics with a minor in Robotics. She enjoys filmmaking, reading about mathematics, and learning new things. She is interested in wearable technology and 3D printing, and aspires to become an entrepreneur and innovator who can inspire future generations.
 
Project: 3D Printing Technology
Prof. Jennifer Lewis
Michael Bell
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Compton
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: Straw-Bots: Insect Inspired Lightweight Robots
Prof. George Whitesides
Yanina Shevchenko
Alex Nemiroski
 
Funding: REU Site
Cortinas
Amanda Cortinas is a rising Junior at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a minor in Biochemistry. Her research interests include anything having to do with biotechnology.
 
Project: Rare Earth Element Biosorption to Different Bacterial Strains
Prof. David Clarke
William Bonificio
 
Funding: REU Site
Day
Naomi Day is a rising sophomore at Wellesley College. She plans to major in Computer Science with a focus in the study of international relations, political science, Middle Eastern studies, and anything else she can fit into four years at college. Outside of studying, her interests include creative writing, exploring new cities, and getting to know new friends.
 
Project: Safe Sharing of Research Data
Dr. Mercè Crosas
Michael Bar-Sinai
 
Funding: Data Privacy
Deravi
Sahm Deravi is a 19 year old sophomore currently enrolled at Auburn University. Basketball has always been a passion of his, whether by playing or watching it. His family and friends are the most important things in his life, and they are what keep him striving toward success, inching closer and closer to fulfilling his dreams.
 
Project: Building High Performance Textiles Using Pull Spinning System
Prof. Kit Parker
Leila Deravi
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Domkam
Carlneil Domkam
 
Project: Soft pressure regulation
Prof. Rob Wood
Michael Wehner
 
Funding: MRSEC
Eaton
Phil Eaton is a rising sophomore at Haverford College majoring in Computer Science with a minor in East Asian Studies. In his free time he can be found watching Chinese sitcoms or playing guitar.
 
Project: Accelerating Neural Networks in Hardware
Prof. David Brooks
Brandon Reagan
 
Funding: RoboBees
Emir
Ja’Far Emir is veteran of the United States Air Force and recent transfer from Bunker Hill Community College. He is now a junior at UMass Lowell studying Chemical engineering. He plans on pursuing a graduate degree in chemical engineering with a focus in nuclear energy and waste disposal in the future. A hard worker, he has achieved everything from Dean's list, Honors student, and now a member of the Honors college at UMass Lowell. He feels education is the key and is his one true passion.
 
Project: Engineered nanofiber membranes for mimicking microvascular function in Vitro
Prof. Kit Parker
Josué Goss
 
Funding: MRSEC
Ferrier
John Ferrier 
 
Project: Real-Time Image Processing for Muscular Thin Film Systems
Prof. Kit Parker
Sung Jin Park
 
Funding: REU Site
Foley
Brandon Foley is a rising fifth-year at the University of Wisconsin - Madison pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. His research interests include biology, catalysis, and polymers, and he plans on pursuing a PhD after graduating.
 
Project: Particle Sorting on Microfluidic Chips Using Optical Forces
Prof. Federico Capasso
Lulu Liu
Alex Woolf
 
Funding: NNIN
Fricke
David Fricke is a sophomore at Bunker Hill, majoring in Engineering. After acquiring an associates degree, he wants to pursue a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys socializing, gaming, and traveling.
 
Project: Stainless Steel Membranes
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Alexander Tesler
Xu Hou
 
Funding: REU Site
Gallardo
Elizabeth Gallardo was born in Cuba and raised in Canada. She moved to Florida to complete high school and is currently attending Florida International University. She is majoring in biomedical engineering. In her extra time she enjoy playing sports and the piano.
 
Project: Cell Surface Mechanosensing
Prof. David Weitz
Adrian Pegoraro
 
Funding: REU Site
Goel
Ambika Goel is majoring in Engineering with a concentration in Materials Science at Olin College. She plans on attending graduate school to continue studying Materials Science, but her ultimate goal is to be an entrepreneur in order to put her discoveries into use.
 
Project: Glass Samples for Atom Probe Tomography
Prof. David Bell
Andrew Magyar
 
Funding: CIQM
Hamann
Aria Hamann is an Engineering-Physics and Studio Art double major from southern Oregon. She is a rising junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, painting, traveling, and snowboarding. She is considering environmental engineering, architecture, or graduate studies in physics.
 
Project: Fracking Dynamics: How Hydraulic Fractures React to Interfaces
Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein
Prof. David Weitz
Will Steinhardt
 
Funding: MRSEC
Hawthorne
Robert Hawthorne is a rising senior at Harvard College concentrating in Chemical and Material Bioengineering. He is very interested in biomaterials, especially in their applications to tissue engineering and hopes to pursue an MD/PhD after graduation. Apart from his studies, he commits most of his time to rowing for Harvard's varsity lightweight rowing team, but he also enjoys distance running, sudoku and playing music in the time left over.
 
Project: 3D Printing Artificial Neurons
Prof. Jennifer Lewis
Kimberly Homan
Scott Slimmer
 
Funding: MRSEC
He
Neil He is a Boston-area native and a rising sophomore at Case Western Reserve University. He is studying materials science and engineering and running track and field. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing and watching soccer, and meeting new people!
 
Project: Investigating Droplet Growth Dynamics
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Kyoo Chul (Ken) Park
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Hernandez
Robert David Hernandez is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is from Chicago, Illinois and recently completed a year's worth of study at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona where he was stationed. He plans to attend Loyola University Chicago in the fall of 2014 and major in Biological Science with a minor in Spanish and an eventual goal of attending medical school. His interests include weightlifting, distance running, reading science fiction, and learning about the world around us.
 
Project: Rapid Nanofabrication of Complex Metasurfaces
Prof. George Whitesides
Alex Nemiroski
Mathieu Gonidec
 
Funding: REU Site
Holzgrafe
Jeff Holzgrafe is a rising senior majoring in Engineering Physics at Olin College. He is interested in the practical implementation of nanoscale devices and novel nanomanufacturing techniques such as electrophoretic deposition.
 
Project: Getting More Light from a Diamond Quantum Bit
Prof. Marko Loncar
Srujan Meesala
 
Funding: CIQM
Ithier
Carter Ithier
 
Project: Compliant Leg Design in a Quadrupedal Ambulatory Microrobot
Prof. Rob Wood
Onur Ozcan
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Kahouli
Waad Kahouli
 
Project: Evaluation of wing aerodynamics for Harvard Robobee
Prof. Rob Wood
Kevin Chen
Nick Gravish
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Kalinowska
Ola Kalinowska
 
Project: Wearable soft exosuit for the hip
Prof. Conor Walsh
Kai Schmidt
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Kanwal
Max Kanwal is a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Although originally from the greater Washington D.C. area, he lived on the East Coast until college. He plans to go to graduate school to apply his skills in mathematical modeling and signal processing towards understanding and augmenting the human brain. When he isn't reading up on Neuroengineering, Max loves playing basketball, watching sports, and eating Thai food.
 
Project: Algorithms for Collective Construction of Functionally-Specified Structures
Dr. Justin Werfel
Paul Kassabian
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Kennedy
Jordan Kennedy
 
ProjectRheological properties of biofilms
Prof. David Weitz
Stephan Koehler
 
Funding: MRSEC
Khashai
Fatemeh Khashai is a junior at university of California Irvine studying biological science. Her goal is to become a dentist. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, dancing and skating in her spare time. Her project is on the development of new soft robotic actuators.
 
Project: Buckling as a Mechanism for Actuation in Soft Machines 
Prof. George Whitesides
Bobak Mosadegh
 
Funding: MRSEC
Kim
Min Kim is a rising sophomore studying physics and chemistry at Williams College. She enjoys playing the violin in the Berkshire Symphony.
 
Project: Mechanically Improved, Electrically Conductive Carbon Nanotube (CNT)-Hybrid Nanofibers by iRJS
Prof. Kit Parker
Grant Gonzalez
 
Funding:
Harvard University
 
Kossia
Ngulunite Nzapa Grace Anne Kossia is a rising junior, from the sweet state of Texas, pursuing a bachelors of science in Mechanical Engineering at Harvard University. She is interested in exploring ways in which she can combine teaching and engineering in order to better conditions in her home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as other developing countries. On campus, she is heavily involved in Harvard College Faith and Action, and seeks to become more involved with the Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, the Harvard African Student Society, the Harvard Black Student Association, and the Phillips Brook House Association.
 
Project: Wind Tunnel Flow Visualization Automation
Prof. Rob Wood
Michelle Rosen
Michael Smith
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Lisker
Paul Lisker
Prof. Latanya Sweeney
 
Funding: Data Privacy
Lopez
Lucas Lopez is a motivated individual interested in the areas of Biology and Chemistry. He was born and grew up in the Boston area. He is studying nursing and hopes to one day be skilled enough to save lives. In his free time he loves to sketch, jog, play sports, and read.
 
Project: Evaluating Selective Barrier Function of Synthetic and Natural Membranes
Prof. Kit Parker
Josué Goss
 
Funding: REU Site
Maheswaran
Induja Maheswaran is a rising junior at the University of Maryland, College Park studying bioengineering and actuarial mathematics. She is interested in the design of inexpensive healthcare technologies for the developing world.
 
Project: Paper-Based Cell Culture Platform to Study Cancer
Prof. George Whitesides
Gulden Camci-Unal
 
Funding: Vertex
Marin
Alejandra Marin was born in Colombia. She is graduating from Bunker Hill Community College in May 2014 and will be transferring to the University of Massachusetts Lowell to continue studying Electrical Engineering. She is a Commonwealth Honors scholar and the vice-president of a school organization that aims to help minority students who are pursuing careers in the STEM fields.
 
Project: Simulating the Capacitance of Nano Materials 
Prof. Bob Westervelt
Prof. John Free
Sagar Bhandari
 
Funding: CIQM
Alexi Martin is originally from Jamaica. He moved to the Boston area several years ago, and he is super excited to be a part of this Research Experience.
 
Project: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) retro-fit to a Thermal Evaporator
Dr. Jiangdong (JD) Deng
Ed Macomber
 
Funding: CIQM
McGovern
Fergal McGovern is a mechanical engineering student at University College Dublin. He enjoys sports especially tag rugby and squash.
 
Project: Mechanical/Biological Cardiac Therapy
Prof. Conor Walsh
Ellen Roche
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
McNeilly
Lucas McNeilly is a ten-year Marine Corps Veteran who is now enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College. He hopes to transfer in the fall of 2014 to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelors in mechanical engineering.
 
Project: Calculating force and torque using fiber optic displacement sensors
Prof. Rob Wood
Zhi Ern Teoh
Kevin Ma
 
Funding: Robobees
Michaud
Jack Michaud
 
Project: Drosophila Melanogaster Individuality Development
Dr. Elizabeth Kane
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Milling
Lauren Milling is a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign studying bioengineering with a minor in molecular and cell biology. She intends to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering after graduation. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys running, cooking for friends, and traveling internationally through Engineers Without Borders.
 
Project: Inserting Foreign DNA into Cancer Cells
Prof. Eric Mazur
Nabiha Saklayen
Marinus Huber
Daryl Vulis
 
Funding: REU Site
Mira
Jovany Mira was born in Colombia in 1989 and migrated to the Unites States in 1999. He is currently enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College in the engineering transfer program. He was deployed to Afghanistan with the 181st Engineering Company 2012 to 2013.
 
Project: Passive Origami Transmission System
Prof. Rob Wood
Sam Felton
Michael Tolley
 
Funding: Wyss Institute 
Daniel Miron is rising Junior at Columbia University majoring in Physics and Mathematics. Outside of these fields he is interested in machine learning and programming language theory. In his free time he plays for Uptown Local, Columbia's Ultimate Frisbee team and he enjoys watching old movies.
 
Project: Massively Parallel Algorithms for Neuronal Segmentation
Prof. Hanspeter Pfister
Ray Thouis Jones
 
Funding: CDI-II
Morris
Kylee Morris just completed her sophomore year at Missouri State University, and will be transferring to the University of Missouri – Columbia for her junior year. She is double majoring in finance and economics, and plans to pursue an MBA after she graduates from Mizzou. She has a passion for innovation, science, technology, business, and entrepreneurship.
 
Project: Flaskbox Market Research
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Kai Trepte
 
Funding: CDI-II
Morse
David Morse is a rising senior at the University of Tennessee studying Physics and Biophysics. He enjoys playing sports, playing music, and going to the zoo. He is interested nanomaterial research, specifically as it relates to the cancer therapy.
 
Project: The Preferential Membrane Binding of Alzheimer’s Peptides
Prof. David Weitz
Roy Ziblat
 
Funding: NNIN
Murray
Lara Murray is from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and is studying Biomedical Engineering at Bucknell University. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, singing, and playing guitar.
 
Project: A Multiplexed Electrochemical Reader for Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Prof. George Whitesides
Alex Nemiroski
Jon Hennek
 
Funding: REU Site
Ndiaye
Alimatou Ndiaye has a bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Suffolk University, Biotechnology Transfer from Bunker Hill Community College. She plans to apply for Graduate programs in Biotechnology for fall 2015. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering, and movies
 
Project: Controlling Biofilm Growth and Structure using Microfluidics and Millifluidics
Prof. David Weitz
Tom Kodger
 
Funding: REU Site
Rochelle Nevarez
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Tanya Shirmin
 
Pierre-Louis
Jean Pierre-Louis
 
Project: Pneumatic Fold-Up Furniture
Prof. Rob Wood
Sam Felton
Dan Aukes
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Plunkett
Christopher Plunkett is a rising Junior at the University of Rochester majoring in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation, he intends to earn a masters degree and pursue research related to targeted drug delivery systems. His interests include skiing, music, basketball and metalworking.
 
Project: Small Droplet Mixing via Ferrofluid Infused Surfaces
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Wendong Wang
 
Funding: 
Roco
Charles Roco is a rising senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Biological Systems Engineering and triple minoring in Green Engineering, Interdisciplinary Engineering and Science, and Biomedical Engineering. He plans to pursue a PhD in bioengineering or a related discipline. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, guitar, and traveling in his spare time.
 
Project: Improved Magnetically Responsive Gels for Triggered Drug Delivery
Prof. David Mooney
Stephen Kennedy
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Rood
Ryan Rood is a rising senior studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He enjoys shooting hoops, hiking, or playing soccer in his spare time.
 
Project: Using Electrochemistry to Measure Oxygen Gradients in Stackable 3D Cell Cultures
Prof. George Whitesides
Bobak Mosadegh
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Rose
Sanaea Rose is a rising sophomore and astrophysics major at Wellesley College. She is also interested in mathematics and anthropology. She enjoys dancing, choreographing, writing, and exploring cities, museums, and cuisines.
 
Project: Europium and Electrostatic Deposition Techniques
Prof. Evelyn Hu
Andy Greenspon
Shanying Cui
 
Funding: CIQM
Rubio
Luis Rubio is a rising senior at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is studying physics and chemistry and planning to obtain a Phd. in Biomedical Engineering. He is an avid runner, athlete, and musician.
 
Project: Templated Microlens Nano-Lithography
Prof. George Whitesides
Max Hamedi
Mathieu Gonidec
Sanchez-Rosales
Daniel Sanchez-Rosales is originally from El Salvador. He currently attends Bunker Hill Community College. He plans to major in Chemical Engineering and Physics, and hopes to have a future career in Applied and Particle Physics. He enjoys spending time with friends and playing soccer.
 
Project: Development of a Printable Pump for the Actuation of Printed Robots
Prof. Rob Wood
Michael Tolley
Sam Felton
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Schilling
Kevin Schilling
Prof. George Church
 
Funding: Wyss Institute
Shen
Cece Shen is a rising sophomore at Wellesley College planning on majoring in Physics with a minor in Computer Science. She enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy books and playing frisbee in her free time.
 
Project: Database on Atomic Manipulation
Prof. Jenny Hoffman
Zhihuai (Jason) Zhu
 
Funding: CIQM
Stephenson
Annie Stephenson is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in physics with concentrations in advanced and applied physics. Outside of the lab, she enjoys writing, traveling, and studying French.
 
Project: Inertial focusing of non-spherical particles with asymmetric voids
Dr. Soojung Claire Hur
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Taglienti
Carmine Taglienti is a junior Mechanical Engineer in the Commonwealth Honors College at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the president of the Umass Amherst triathlon club team. In his free time, he trains rigorously for Ironman triathlons. He hopes to combine his understanding on physiology and engineering to work on prosthetics in the future.
 
Project: Weaving and Production of Kevlar Nanofabrics
Prof. Kit Parker
Grant Gonzalez
 
Funding:
Harvard University
Tanner
Trevor Tanner
 
Project: Learning from Errors in Quantum Chemistry
Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Dmitrij Rappoport
 
Funding: CDI-II
Targ
Sonia Targ is a rising sophomore at Stanford University majoring in biomechanical engineering. In her spare time, she like to play the violin, bake, eat, and spend time outdoors.
 
Project: Multiplex Detection of Diseases Using Microfluidic Paper Analytical Devices (μPADs) 
Prof. George Whitesides
Dionysios Christodouleas
Jonathan Milette
 
Funding: Gates/DTRA
Tesfamariam
Senait Tesfamariam is a rising senior at Howard University who is majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is interested in Nanoscience. In her spare time, she likes swimming, dancing and outdoors.
 
Project: Fabrication Of High Quality Of Graphene Sample
Prof. Bob Westervelt
Sagar Bhandari
 
Funding: CIQM
van Loenen
Sanne van Loenen is a Dutch physics student at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is born and raised in Amsterdam. She is interested in the soft matter area and has a passion for research as well as horse riding. After graduation she would love to do a PhD.
 
Project: Measurement of the surface stiffness in a colloidal crystal-liquid interface 
Prof. Frans Spaepen
Emily Redston
Zsolt Terdik
Tom Kodger
 
Funding: MRSEC
von Windheim
Natalia von Windheim studies Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University and will be starting her junior year in the fall. She is also involved in NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative and enjoys horseback riding in her free time.
 
Project: Optically clear, omniphobic elastomer coatings
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
Philseok Kim
 
Funding: REU Site
Wikle
Hank Wikle recently finished his freshman year at Bunker Hill Community College and will begin his sophomore year at Drexel University in the Fall. He will be majoring in Computer Science. His interests include Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems.
 
Project: Selective Inhibition of Bacteria
Dr. Alvaro Sanchez
Vishal Kottadiel
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Winey
Nastasia Winey is rising sophomore, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where her interests lie in biomechanics and biology inspired robotics. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding and fencing.
 
Project: Downsizing the Robobee through actuators and hinges
Prof. Rob Wood
Noah Jafferis
 
Funding: Robobees
Wooster
Luke Wooster is a rising senior at Eastern Nazarene College pursuing a dual degree in Mathematics and Physics. He is hoping to continue his education by pursuing a PhD in applied Physics. When not in lab, he enjoys playing soccer and tennis, and eating great food.
 
Project: Design and Fabrication of an Inline Microfluidic Electrochemical cell for Mass Spectrometry
Dr. Alessandra Ferzoco
 
Funding: Rowland Institute
Young
Jasmine Young is a rising senior studying chemical engineering with a concentration in biomolecular engineering at Mississippi State University. She is passionate about glorifying God in all that she does. She enjoys family oriented activities along with participating in community service projects involving youth mentorship.
 
Project: Quantify The Uptake of Methylene Blue in Hydrogel Based In Vitro Models For Drug Efficacy Applications
Prof. Kit Parker
Renita Horton
 
Funding: REU Site