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Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day

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Audrey Grayson
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.

A total of 40 UH engineering students participated in the campus-wide event, presenting research on a wide array of topics ranging from medicine and health to energy and materials. Four engineering students won poster awards at the event.

Electrical and computer engineering student Lillian Lin, advisee of Aaron Becker, received a poster award for her research on controlling swarms of micro-robots.

Tara Mars, a chemical and biomolecular engineering student, received a poster award for her work on flow and transport of complex fluids in porous media. She worked closely with faculty adviser Jacinta Conrad on this project.

Another chemical and biomolecular engineering student, Phillip Reid, earned a poster award for his research conducted with Peter Vekilov on assessing the effects of combined antimalarial drugs on treating malaria.

Serra Reed, a mechanical engineering student working with faculty adviser Pavel Dutta, received a poster award for her work on antireflection coatings for thin film photovoltaics on flexible substrates.

Other projects presented at the event covered the use of fish oil supplements to treat arthritis and lupus; identification of novel catalysts for the synthesis of ammonia; enhanced oil recovery methods; evaluation of how the brain experiences art; and the development of aqueous batteries.

Watch our video from the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day at https://youtu.be/bQN__mJdhhk.

View photos from this year’s Undergraduate Research Day at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cullencollege/sets/72157671817599563.

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