Students, post-doctoral researchers present work at annual MME Research Fair



  • Yuanjun Fan (right), a graduate research assistant, explains his research to Professor Mehrdad Negahban on Friday during the third-annual Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair. Yuanjun Fan (right), a graduate research assistant, explains his research to Professor Mehrdad Negahban on Friday during the third-annual Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair.
  • Amber Stettnichs (right) and Jacob Quint (center) explain their research to assistant professor Ryan Pedrigi. Amber Stettnichs (right) and Jacob Quint (center) explain their research to assistant professor Ryan Pedrigi.
  • Yingxiao Song was one of the many graduate students presenting research posters Friday at the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair. Yingxiao Song was one of the many graduate students presenting research posters Friday at the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair.
  • Fariba Aghabaglou answers a question about her research Friday during the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair. Fariba Aghabaglou answers a question about her research Friday during the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair.
  • Jacob Quint and Amber Stettnichs took first place in the undergraduate poster competition. Jacob Quint and Amber Stettnichs took first place in the undergraduate poster competition.
  • Among the graduate students honored in the poster competition were Dongyue Xie (far left, second place),  Fei Wang (third from left, third place) and Amir Monemian Esfahani (third from right, first place). Among the graduate students honored in the poster competition were Dongyue Xie (far left, second place), Fei Wang (third from left, third place) and Amir Monemian Esfahani (third from right, first place).

Students, post-doctoral researchers present work at annual MME Research Fair

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Undergraduate student Benjamin Bevans (right) discusses his research with assistant professor Michael Sealy during Friday's research fair.
Undergraduate student Benjamin Bevans (right) discusses his research with assistant professor Michael Sealy during Friday's research fair.

More than 40 researchers, ranging from senior researchers to both graduate and undergraduate students, were featured on Friday during the third-annual Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research Fair.

The event, which was spread throughout the first floors of Scott Engineering Center and Othmer Hall, is a showcase of research being performed in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. It also affords undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about graduate programs in that department, programs such as: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Researchers presented their posters and were on hand to explain their research. Prizes were  awarded in poster competitions for undergraduate- and graduate-student research.

UNDERGRADUATE POSTERS

First place

* Amber Stettnichs and Jacob Quint, "Effectiveness of Mechanical and Bioprosthetic Heart Valves in an Infant Setting"

GRADUATE POSTERS

First place

* Amir Monemian Esfahani, "On the Measurement of Energy Dissipation of Adherent Cells with the Quartz Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring"

Second place

* Dongyue Xie, "Realizgin strength-ductility combination of coarse-grained Al0.2Co1.5CrFeNi1.5Ti0.3 alloy via nano-sized, coherent precipitates"

Third place

* Fei Wang, "Microstructure-property relation in alumina ceramics during laser shock processing and post annealing"

Honorable mention

* Yue Sun, "Design and Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Based Sensor Deployment System for Soft Substrates"

Siavash Jafarzadeh, "Peridynamic Modeling of Intergranular Corrosion"

* Musa Norouzian, "Impacts of Digital Three-Dimensional Microstructures on Ultrasonic Modeling"

* Mingyu Gong, "Atomistic Simulations of Dislocation-Twin and Twin-Twin Interactions in Magnesium"