Research Experience for Teachers 
Research Posters

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2018

R-STEM RET

Enemchukwu, C., Chen, Y., and Xiao, H, "Enhancing Thermostability in Proteins by Utilizing Non-Canonical Amino Acids," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Gonzales, S., Yedinak, E., and Pasquali, M, "Synthesizing Carbon Nanotubes to Maximize Aspect Ratios for High Performance Carbon Nanotube Fibers," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Gozuacik, F., Wang, X., and Natelson, D, "AFM Imaging and Force Microscopy on Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Efficiency," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Hilburn, Z., Miller, K., and Ball, Z., "Predictable, Site-Specific Layering of Bioconjugated Proteins and Peptides onto a Boronic Acid Functionalized Surface," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Juarez Samame, M., Brun, M., and Suh, J., "Dual-Protease Activated Virus for Heart Disease Applications," Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Martinson, A., Zheng, Y., Fasinelli, F., Bachilo, S., and Weisman, B., "Redox Sorting of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes through Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Polan, J., Lai, C. S., Leach, D., Carrejo, N., Lizeth, T., Silva, L., Li, I. and Hartgerink, J., "How Does a Self-Assembling Peptide Hyrdogel Respond to Stress?" Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Smith, M., Torres, M., Suciu, L., Torres, M., Buchanan, S., and Masiello, C., "Historical Representation of a Nutrient Footprint in Buffalo Bayou," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Truong, P., Burns, M. and Saltz, J., "Maternal Effects on Intelligence through Choices in a New Environment," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

NEWT RET

Benavides, R., Turley, R., and Gardea-Torresdey, J., "A Gateway Investigation in Detecting TiO2 in Nano-Filtered Water," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Bingman, L., Yu, P., and Alvarez, P., "Selective Microbial Control in Drinking Water Systems Using Bacteriophages Conjugated with Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Daines, R., Rice, D., Barrios, A., and Perreault, F., "The Modification of Silver Nano Particles with Sodium Sulfide to Improve Retention in Water Treatment Membranes," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Dunn, K., Pedersen, S., and Li, Q., "Improving the Efficiency of Creating Drinkable Water from Urine in Space," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Flores, C., Dominuez, A., Barrera, L., Islam, T., and Noveron, J., "Applications of Titanium Dioxide Paint in Water Purification," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Geiss, T., Marcos, M., Arrieta, R., and Villagrán, D., "Magnetic Composite Nanomaterials for Arsenic Removal from Fresh Water Matrix," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Miller, T., Sinha, S., and Westerhoff, P., "Removing Bromide from Water Using Silver-Impregnated Media," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Reyes, S., Barnes, M., and Verduzco, R., "Liquid Crystal Elastomer: A Stimuli Responsive Polymer," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Taylor, L., Neumann, O., and Halas, N., "Plasmon-Assisted Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Urea," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

PATHS-UP RET

Bavda, C., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "To Calculate the Reflection Index and Determine its Correlation with Age Using PPG Signal", Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Cox, R., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "A Computational Approach to Calculating an Average Pulse Wave of a Photoplethysmogram Using Open-Source Resources," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Emanuel, J., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "Photoplethysmography Used to Find the Slopes in a Single Pulse," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Ramirez, M., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "Graphical User Interface to Determine Harmonics for Fingertip Photoplethysmogram Signals," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Expeditions in Computing RET

Newland, J., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "Comparison of Waveform Parameters from Open-Source vs Commercial Photoplethysmography," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Olivares, J., Pai, A., Maity, A., Veeraraghavan, A., and Sabharwal, A., "Obtaining Pulse Transit Time Information from Two Pulse Oximeter Waveform Signals," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

2017

R-STEM RET

Buhring, A., Tong, J., and Suh, J., "Adeno-Associated Viruses in Targeted Gene Therapy," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2018.

Burke, N., Wang, Q., and Biswal, S., "Effect of Salinity on Destabilization of Emulsions by Amine Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Gano, D., Moghaddam, S., and Wilson, L., "Synthesis and Analysis of Zr(acac)4-loaded US Tubes for In Vivo Tracing," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Gigante, A., Strasert, B., and Cohan, D., "Explaining Meteorological Data Driving High Pollution Levels in Houston," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Hamden, N., Cole, L., Makihara, T., and Hafner, J., "Detecting DPA in Milk Using Raman Spectroscopy," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Johnson, M., Chyan, Y., and Tour, J., "Capacitative Deionization for Desalination Using Laser-Induced Graphene," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Marshall, J., Tavakkoli, M., Enayat, S., Doherty, R., and Vargas, F., "Using Asphaltene-Treated Sponges for Water Purification," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Mountain, C., Kurkendall, K., Ohata, J., and Ball, Z., "Tyrosine- and/or N-terminal-Specific Rhodium Complex Formation: Site-Specific Natural Protein Modification," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Reyes, S., Orijel, C., Zeng, Y., and Segatori, L., "Inducible Self-Repressor: A Tool for Synthetic Biology," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Sawhney, C., Gao, X., and Masiello, C., "Using Biochar for Optimal Water Retention in Soil," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Torres, R., Ward, A., and Cordero, Z., "Fabrication of Bulk Nanocrystalline Alloys Using Ultrasonic Powder Compaction," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Werden, S., Cheong, S., Seohyoung, K., and Gonzalez, R., "Enhancing Bio-Based Chemical Production through Synthetic Bioengineering," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

NEWT RET

Arpino, R., Yu, P., and Alvarez, P., "Magnetic Nano-Conjugated Polyvalent Phage for Simultaneous Microbial Colorimetric Detection of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Cook, C., Carberry, A., Hill, C., Jacobson, M., and Campbell, M. B., "The Q Squared Project: The Impact of the WEB Progam Using Qualitative and Quantitative Research," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Dahill, C., Henry, S., and Perreault, F., "Identifying the Recovery Limits of Membrance Distillatoins for Brackish Water," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Daines, R., Sinha, S., and Westerhoff, P., "Tracking Factors that Affect Trihalomethane (THM) Levels in a High Rise Building and Exploring Methods to Mitigate Them," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Enemchukwu, C., Mei, H., and Verduzco, R., "Crosslink Characterization of Bottlebrush Polymer Thin Films for Use in Antifouling Membrane Coatings," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Moore, A., Radhakrishnan, S., and Ajayan, P., "Fluorination of Cubic Boron Nitride and Resulting Properties Due to Fluorination," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Benavides, R., Turley, R., and Gardea-Torresdey, J., "Detection of TiO2 through Chelated Suspension and Colorimetric Analysis," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Campos, M., Ventura, K., and Villagrán, D., "Magnetic Graphen Oxide Couples with ZIF-67 as Efficient Adsorbents of Water Pollutants," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

Zamora, J., Barrera, L., and Noveron, J., "Water Filters from Biomass-Derived Adsorbent Nanomaterials for the Food Industry," Research Symposium for Teachers, Rice University. Houston, TX. July 2017.

2016

R-STEM RET

Johnson, N., Gao, X., and Masiello, C., "Biochar Soil Amendment: The Impact of Biochar Soil Amendment on Water Content at Field Capacity," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Ajayi, I., Cooan, C., Martin, C., and Ball, Z., "Synthesizing, Purifying, and Characterizing Dirhodium triacetate monotrifluoroacetate [Rh2(OAc)3(tfa)1] and cisdirhodium," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Bano, N., Avendano, S., and Gonnermann, H., "Bubble Coalescence in Low Viscosity Fluid," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

George, I., Nagesh, S., and Veeraraghavan, A., "Using Light to Reveal Depth Information," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Gillam Simmons, S., Flatebo, C., Chatterjee, S., and Landes, C., "Method for Optimizing the Signal to Noice Ratio of smFRET Measurements for the Conformational States of Calcium-proton Antiporters," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Green, S., Hajimirza, S., Gardner, J., and Gonnermann, H., "Bubble Nucleation in Hydrated Silicates," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Harding, R., Silva, M., and Alvarez, P., "Anaerobic Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane by Sludge Enriched with Nitrogen-Reducing Microorganisms," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Hollander, A., Clemente, K., Acevedo-Jake, A., and Hartgerink, J., "Collagen Mimetic Peptides," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Leonard, J., Czader, B., and Cohan, D., "Air Pollution: Ozone and PM 2.5 Trends in Texas," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Moore, M., Guenther, C., and Suh, J., "Simplified Virus-Like Particle for Proteolytic Kinetics Characterization," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Rosa, K., Taylor, L., and Pasquali, M., "Processing of Polyaniline and Carbon Nanotubes Composites," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Singh, P., Samora Owour, P., and Lou, J., "Characterization of a Self-Healing Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Elastomer with Albumen," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

NEWT RET

Cairl, C., Markovski, J., and Hristovski, K., "Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) through the Use of Hybridized Materials," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Carrillo, L., Ventura, K., and Villagrán, D., "Magnetic Porous Nanocomposite for Water Treatment," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Carswell, S., Li, Y., Kim, J., Li, Q., and Tour, J., "Laser-Induced Graphene LIG) for Capacitative Deionization (CDI)," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Colmenares, C., Yu, P., Li, L., and Alvarez, P., "Polyvalent Phages Conjugated to Magnetic Nanospheres for Mixed Biofilm Treatment," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Cook, C., and Maynard, A., "The Breaker of Molecules: TiO2, Water, Blue Methylene," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Morrissey, M., Sinha, S., and Westerhoff, P., "Using Silver Nanoparticles to Reduce Biofouling on Water Filtration Membranes," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Ogunleye, O., Yu, D., and Li, Q., "Influence of Engineered Surface Pattern on Bacterial Attachment," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

Peña, C., Pardo, A., and Noveron, J., "Self-Regeneratable, Low-Cost Membranes to Remove Arsenate from Water," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2016.

2015

R-STEM RET

Adragna, G., Neumann, O. and Halas, N., "Solar Steam Generation by Heat Localization Using Broadband Light-Absorbing Nanoparticles," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Carraway, A., Yu, C. and Li, Q., "Inexpensive Nanoparticles for Direct Solar Membrane Distillation," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Cerda, I., Gao, X. and Masiello, C., "Density and Porosity of Biochar," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloqruium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Classen, J., Heck, K. and Wong, M., "Developing a Model to Demonstrate the Use of Polymeric Self-Assembled Microspheres in the Removal of Contaminants from Groundwater," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Cox, R., Santiago J. and Moroson, E., "Synthesis and Characterization of Metamagnetic TbPtIn," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Ellis, L., Mangubat, A. and Ball, Z., "Analysis of Axial Ligation of N-methylimidazole to Dirhodium Tetraacetate Complex," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Maye, C., Mayors, C. and Richards-Kortum, R., "Low-Cost Disposable Cartridge for Performing a White Blood Cell Count and Partial Differential at the Point-of-Care," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Pocevic, S., Gaspar, J. and Alvarez, P., "Evaluating the Significance of Cholesterol Oxidation Products in Aging," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Richard, S., Qi, L. and Verduzco, R., "Characterization of Nonionic and Ionic Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions with Polyethylene-block-Polyethylene Glycol," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Rosa, K., Kumar, A. and Ringe, E., "Mass Transfer at the Nanoscale," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Tomar, S., Popp, L. and Segatori, L., "Effects of Cellular Uptake of TiO2 Nanoparticles on Autophagiv Vesicle Accumulation," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Truong, N., Giachetti, T. and Gonnermann, H., "Modeling Nucleation Rate of Bubbles in Magma through Bubble Size Distribution Analysis," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

Williams, C., Jani, A. and Cohan, D., "Air Pollution Trends Across the Houston-Brazoria-Galveston Region over a Period of Decreasing Nox Concentrations," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2015.

2014

R-STEM RET

Adragna, A., McDonald, A., Cohan, D., "Society Focus: Energy Needs & Environmental Impact," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Alanis, R., Majors, C., Richards-Kortum, R., "Development of a Low-Cost Disposable Cartridge for Performing White Blood Cell Counts," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Barqawi, A., Kuypers, B., Suh, J., "Engineering Tunable Quorum Sensing Behavior in Viral Nanoparticles," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Cox, R., Pesek, S., Verduzco, R., "Tuning Polystyrene Thin Film Hydrophobocity with Polymer Nanoparticle Blends," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Driver, L., Masiello, C., "Biochar Field Study in a Boreal Forest: Density and Porosity Changes in Dispersed Biochars Over Time," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Estrella, J., Wi, J., Li, Q., "Water Purification through Vaporization During DCMD Membrane Distillation," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Evans, K., Mathieu, J., Alvarez, P., "Removal of Lipofuscin via Cyclodextrin Administration: Mechanistic Insights," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Forest, T., Reichel, K., Mittleman, D., "Terahertz Imaging: What is Mr. Potato Head Hiding?," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Hubbard, R., Karl, N., Mittleman, D., "Terahertz Imaging," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Moult, V., Dugan, B., Masiello, C., "Biochar and Microbial Signaling: Examining How Production Conditions Influence Microbial Communication," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Rehm, LaDawn., Knudsen, S., Ball, Z., "Measuring the Effects of Rhodium on Lyn-Kinase," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Shorter, Y., Dugan, B., Masiello, C., "Hydrological Characteristics of Biochar Compared to its Density," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

Williams, A., Garcia, D., Colvin, V., "Preparation of Water Soluble Magnetic Nanoparticles," Smalley-Curl Institute Research Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX. August 2014.

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