REU Convocation Group 2007

Please click on the NNIN REU intern's name for a pdf version of their presentation. Please click on the word "webcast" before each group of interns to see the video. Webcasts use QuickTime.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#1–5) Session Moderator: Bob Ehrmann

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#6–10) Session Moderator: Sandrine Martin

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#11–13) Session Moderator: Mike Deal

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#14–19) Session Moderator: Lynn Rathbun

  • Mr. Mohammad Biswas
    Development of Electronics for a Fast Atomic Force Microscope Imaging System
  • Mr. Brian Bolz
    Fabrication of Multifunctional Atomic Force Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (AFM-SECM) Probe Arrays
  • Ms. Andrea Boock
    Nanowire Sensors
  • Mr. Shin Bowers
    Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO and PbI2 Colloidal Nanoparticles
  • Mr. Robert Bradley
    Self-Assembly and Optical Characterization of Semi-conductor and Metallic Nanocrystal Monolayers and Multilayers
  • Ms. Ruth Kuilan Leon
    Feasibility Study of Silver Nanoparticles Biocidal Properties on Escherichia coli Using Optical and Atomic Force Microscopy


Friday, August 10, 2007

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#20–25) Session Moderator: Angela Berenstein

  • Ms. Sarah Lee
    Use of Engineered Proteins for Organization of Nanostructures
  • Mr. Ian Broderick
    Electron Transport in Silver Silicon Composite Film
  • Mr. Nikhil Chandra
    Simulation of Room-Temperature Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers with Varying Degrees of Transverse Confinement
  • Ms. Ashley Colletti
    Utilization of Surface Acoustic Waves for On-chip Manipulation of Micro/Nano Particles
  • Mr. Naresh Copeland
    Atomic Layer Deposition on Single-Layer Graphene
  • Ms. Latisha Crockett
    Carbon Nanotube Device Fabrication and Transistor Characterization

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#26–31) Session Moderator: Jennifer Tatham-Root

  • Ms. Alla Epshteyn
    Synthesis Characterization and Testing of Polyurethane Nanocomposites
  • Mr. Ian Frank
    Maskless NanoLithography using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Mr. Nathan Friez
    Novel Optical Trapping Particles for Biological Experiments
  • Mr. Brayden Glad
    Photo-CVD Coating of Nanoparticles with SiO2
  • Mr. Thomas Gobert
    Controlling Fluid Flow to Conducting Polymer Biosensors Using Surface Modification
  • Mr. Daniel Haeger
    P-type Contact Optimization in Nonpolar GaN-based Blue Lasers

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#32–37) Session Moderator: James Griffin

  • Mr. Christopher Hainley
    Epitaxial Growth of Germanium and Silicon Nanowires by Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Mr. Ryan Harrison
    Investigating Inter-domain Regulation of Von Willebrand Factor Interactions with Platelets
  • Mr. Philip Hebda
    Enhanced Laser Cooling Using Ion-Doped Nanopowders: Engineering and Harvesting Atomic Vibrations
  • Mr. Man Kin Ho
    Watershed Segmentation Algorithm For Medical Confocal Images Analyses Towards In Vivo Early Cancer Detection
  • Mr. Michael Johnson
    Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles for Methanol Steam Reforming Catalyst
  • Ms. Emma Kamnang
    Nanoimprinted Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Biosensor Applications

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#38–43) Session Moderator: Kathryn Hollar

Webcast: UCSB Center for Nanotechnology and Society “Broader Impacts of Nanotechnology: Diffusion and Ethics” Talk

  • Fiona Goodchild, CNS Associate Director of Education
  • Jerry Macala, UCSB Graduate Student Fellow
  • Kim Stoltzfus, UCSB Graduate Student Fellow

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#44–47) Session Moderator: Nancy Healy

  • Mr. Alexander Luce
    Atomic Force Microscopy Method for Nanostructure Characterization of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media
  • Ms. Katherine Mackie
    The Role of Surfactants in Aqueous Solution Diffusion in Hydrophobic Nanoporous Thin-Film Glasses
  • Ms. Alice MacQueen
    Factors that Affect the Synthesis of Gold Nanorods
  • Ms. Ashlee Mangan
    Protein Functionalization of Nanostructured Polymer Surface


Saturday, August 10, 2007

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#48–53) Session Moderator: Melanie-Claire Malllison

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#54–59) Session Moderator: Ethan Allen

  • Mr. Zachary Nishino
    Observation of Harmonics in a Uni-directional Passively Mode Locked Fiber Laser Incorporating a Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorber
  • Mr. Brandon Noia
    Fabrication of a Polymeric Microfluidic Device with Inkjet-Printed Silver Electrodes for Electrokinetic Bioparticle Characterization
  • Ms. Sasha Perkins
    Three Dimensional Flow-Focusing in Microfluidic devices
  • Mr. William Roman
    On-chip Microfluidic Integration of Ultra-high Q Silicon Optical Microresonators for Lab-On-Chip Applications
  • Ms. Amrita Saigal
    Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Ultra-Thin Film Electrolytes
  • Mr. Ryan Seelbach
    Probing Nanostructures of Biorenewable Polyurethane Collapsed Foam

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#60–64) Session Moderator: Jeannie Toll

  • Ms. Jessica Sherman
    Nanostructured Photovoltaics Using Porous Alumina Templates as Structure-Directing Agents
  • Mr. Derek Smith
    Functionalization of Silicon Nanoparticles for Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ms. Jessica Smith
    Optical Characterization of Nanostructured Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Energy Applications
  • Mr. Suntrana Smyth
    What Makes Peacock Feathers Colorful?
  • Ms. Allison Solanki
    Investigation of TMAH Release of Stretchable Silicon Networks

Webcast: Intern Presentations (#65–69) Session Moderator: Lucas Passmore

  • Ms. Maria Suggs
    Characterization of Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) Process for Electrical Through-Wafer Interconnect (ETWI) of Piezoresistive Inertial Sensors
  • Mr. Kylan Szeto
    Development of Optical Fiber Packaging for Planar Lightwave Circuits by Microfabrication
  • Mr. Prem Vuppuluri
    Thermal Transport in Silicon Nanowires
  • Mr. Mikael Witte
    Spontaneous Alignment of Block Copolymers for Nanolithography
  • Ms. Christina Yeung
    Effect of Hydroxide Surface Treatments on Photoluminescence of InP/InGaAs Heterostructures

Webcast: Why Get Your PhD – Real Life Experiences

  • Marie-Ange Eyoum, Intel Higher Education Program
  • Joy Johnson, Intel Higher Education Program

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