Oral Presentations (April 2nd)

Session 6

Advances in Modern Medicine & Health, Computation, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Novel Materials, Biological Sciences

April 2nd, 2021 | 9.00-10.00AM

Judges: Dr. Hoda Hatoum & Dr. Natasha Chopp

Moderator: Yasasya Batugedara

Sushree S. Dash

PhD Student in Physics

Email: ssdash@mtu.edu

Presentation: Boosting Optical Nonreciprocity: Surface Reconstruction in Iron Garnets”

Oluwatoyin Areo

PhD Student in Chemical Engineering

Email: oareo@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Measuring Physiochemical Properties of Viral Vectors for Vaccine and Gene Therapy Production

Shabnam Konica

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Email: skonica@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Modeling the Network Embrittlement and Fracture Due to Thermo-oxidative Aging in Polymers”

Session 7

Computation, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences, GeoSciences, Novel Materials

April 2nd, 2021 | 10.00-11.00AM

Judges: Dr. Jinguang Sun & Dr. Debra Charlesworth

Moderator: Rachael Wilber

Sagar Umesh Patil

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Email: spatil4@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Interfacial properties in flattened carbon nanotubes and polymer composites: A molecular dynamics study”

Manpreet Boora

PhD Student in Physics

Email: mboora@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Twisted Multilayer TMDCs” 

Jessica Bruning

PhD Student in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Email: jrbrunin@mtu.edu

Presentation: Microbial Derived Short Chain Fatty-Acids and Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Function”

Session 8

Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences

April 2nd, 2021 | 12.00-1.00PM

Judges: Dr. Sangyoon Han & Dr. Natasha Chopp

Moderator: Ranit Karmakar

Jared Edwards

PhD Student in Chemistry

Email: jarede@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Purification and visualization of plant-based lysin, Hemolysin X

Manas Warke

PhD Student in Biological Sciences

Email: mwarke@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Developing a model to investigate effects of soil-arsenic exposure using cell culture

Thomas Ripplinger

MS Student in Chemistry

Email: tjrippli@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Gas Adsorption Predictions for Mg-MOF-74-II via Dispersion Corrected Density Functional Theory

Session 9A

Transport phenomena, Computation, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences

April 2nd, 2021 | 1.00-2.00PM

Judges: Dr. Dany Jacob & Dr. Mary Zadeh

Moderator: Rachael Wilber

Geeta Sachdeva

PhD Student in Physics

Email: gsachdev@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Interfacial Characteristics of Composite Materials for Deep Space Exploration: A DFT Study” 

Ponkrshnan Thiagarajan

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Email: thiagara@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Uncertainty quantification of a rate-dependent cohesive zone model”

Neerav Kaushal

PhD Student in Physics

Email: kaushal@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Simulating the Universe with Convolutional Neural Networks” 

Session 9B

Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Novel Materials

April 2nd, 2021 | 1.00-2.00PM

Judges: Dr. Patricia Heiden & Dr. Debra Charlesworth

Moderator: Alexander Apostle

Masoud Kasraie

PhD Student in Materials Science & Engineering

Email: mkasraie@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Mechanical and Electrical Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Conductive Epoxy-Carbon Nanotube Composites

Nikhil Mittal

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering

Email: nmittal@mtu.edu

Presentation: “Myosin-independent Mechanotransmission For Sensing Stiffness Of Extracellular Matrix