Student Presentations 2017

2017 Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium

Lewis Lab 316

Friday, July 28, 2017

TimeSpeakerPresentation Title
9:20 amProf. McSwainWelcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:45Prof. Reed, ChairSession 1
9:30Brittani CostaA sine from the heavens: Analyzing the light curves of contact binary systems
9:45PJ GibsonCataloging Detached Eclipsing Binary Star Systems from the KELT Survey
10:00Elle OjalaAnalysis of Brightness Limitations in Simulated LSST Images
10:15Sean JeffasFeasibility of Jet Shape Measurements at RHIC
10:30George HalalAn Event Plane Detector to Understand the Structure of Quantum Chromodynamics
11:00 - 12:00Prof. Honerkamp-Smith, ChairSession 2
11:00Madison BrownPhotodeposited Au@TiO2 Janus Nanoparticles in aqueous suspension
11:15Aaron HallSimulations of Branching Actin Filament Networks at the Leading Edge of Moving Cells
11:30Fernanda MurilloA bursting assay for Giant Unilamellar Vesicles containing gangliosides
11:45Unique DivineRaman Imaging for Localization of Carbon Nanotubes Inside Neural Stem Cells
12:00 pm Group Photo of REU Students
12:15 Lunch Break (box lunches provided)
2:00 - 3:00Prof. Vavylonis, ChairSession 3
2:00Grace SunRaman characterization of microcrystals grown on monolayer grapheme
2:15Sarah FordjourManipulation of Nanoparticles In transparent material: how to make circuits in glass
2:30Matthew BarlowModeling crystal growth with Python
2:45Katherine EliaRubrene single crystals: Vapor growth morphology and crystal characterization
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30Prof. Baltrusaitis, ChairSession 4
3:30Paige RockwellSynthesis and in Situ Testing of Metal Oxide Catalysts
3:45Sara PariseauAll-optical investigation of charge carrier mobility in Sn2P2S6
4:00Marios ChristodoulouA Study of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Optical Fibres
4:15Viktor KrapivinThe Boson Peak in Glasses
4:30Prof. McSwainClosing Remarks