LED Based Camera Pose Estimation
LED Based Camera Pose Estimation
Augmented reality (AR) enhances the user view of the environment by overlaying the virtual information on the physical world, thereby creating an illusion to the user. For creating a good
Reduction in Soot Emission with Micro-Combustion
This study aims to analyze the effect of temperature on critical sooting equivalence ratio, precursor formation, soot inception and growth. A propane/air mixture at atmospheric pressure with temperatures ranging from
AFM Cantilever Based Near Field Radiation Heat Transfer Measurement
Planck’s theory of blackbody radiation imposes a limit on the maximum radiative transfer between two objects at a given temperature. The objective of the project is to measure the near
Video Motion Magnification to Enhance Speech of Patients with Deteriorated Speaking Ability
The project aims at using degraded speech as well as visual information to improve speech generation. ALS and Parkinson’s are one of the more dreadful diseases where people lose the
Energy Harvesting: Capacitor Design
Mankind has an unsustainable impact on planet Earth. It is necessary to develop alternative energy sources. The goal is to develop a more durable supercapacitor that can harvest high-voltage electrostatic
Indoor Localization for Navigational Aides
Internet-of-Things for Smart and Connected Cities is an important research topic in computer science and engineering. The interest in IoT is enhancing indoor navigation, particularly for individuals who are blind
Investigation of Braziers Effect in Polymer Matrix Composite Tubes
The advancing field of material science has yielded many beneficial products, one of which is developing new polymer matrix composites. The challenge lies in characterizing material properties of polymer matrix
Pressure Ulcer Monitoring and Prevention System Algorithm
Machine learning algorithms used in biomedical applications indicate the ability of a medical device to make decisions similar to a physician. For this research, the researcher aims to address the
X-Ray Tomography Analysis of Pit Growth in a High-Performance Aluminum Alloy
Aluminum alloys are commonly selected for engineering applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and low cost, however saline solutions shorten parts’ longevity by causing pitting corrosion. Many
Current-Voltage Characteristics of Electrochromic Materials for Application on Smart Window Photovoltaic Cells
Throughout this semester, the researcher has prepared code with the programming tool, MATLAB, to produce current-voltage curves based on different formulas of inks. These inks will be applied to photovoltaic
Design and Characterization of Programmable FRET Biosensors
Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) is a physical phenomenon that is being used in biomedical research and drug discovery. Using fluorophore-labeled DNA nanostructures, researchers characterize the FRET efficiency of a
Vortex Flow Pancake Hybrid Pancake Engine
Hybrid rocket engines offer the following advantages over other rocket propulsion methods; ease of storing oxidizer, throttling capability, and reignition capability. A single fuel disk configuration of an end-burning vortex
Proof of Concept Development of a Powered-Descent Guidance Mechanism in Small Rockets
As investment into the commercial space industry accelerates, the industry is challenging engineers to improve the sustainability of space flight. Space flight merchants seek to reuse launch vehicles as many
To Study the Effects of Co-doping Ceria with 2+/5+ Dopants for Thermochemical Splitting of Water
Thermochemical water splitting can occur by concentrating solar energy on a metal oxide to generate hydrogen gas, a clean high energy fuel. This research examines suitable dopants to enhance the
Understanding Kinetics of Surface Reactions Involved in Thermochemical Water Splitting With Doped Ceria-Rich Surfaces by use of First Principles Methods and Transition State Theory
Recently it has been experimentally determined that Zirconium (Zr) doped Ceria surfaces promote redox reactions associated with Thermochemical Water Splitting (TWS) while other dopants like Gadolinium (Gd) and Praseodymium (Pr)
Building a HEK293T Reporter Cell Line to Study Gene Expression
Through the course of development, human cells successfully differentiate into hundreds of different cell types. A better understanding of cell differentiation could have applications in relation to regenerative stem cell
Development of a Multiple Linear Regression Model to Reduce the Appearance of High-energy Consuming Regressors in Manufacturing Environments
The focus of this research is the development of a multiple linear regression model to discover the factors that significantly contribute to overall energy consumption in manufacturing environments and to
Deep Learning of Brain Images for Classifying High-Risk Alzheimer’s Disease Population
Researchers investigated that current methods for clinical diagnosis of AD are suboptimal. In recent years, the application of deep learning techniques to AD diagnosis has been broadly investigated due to
Refinement of Electrolyte Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Application
Over the course of this research, electrolyte materials for use in solid oxide fuel cells are investigated with the overall goal of making them a more viable renewable energy source.
Synthesis and Characterization of Dual-Phase Inorganic Membranes
Over a third of CO2 emissions in the U.S can be traced to fossil fuel combustion. The impact of this harmful greenhouse gas can be mitigated with carbon capture and
Active Binocular Vergence-Gaze Control for Visual SLAM
Visual SLAM and active perception are significant in robotic related researches. However, the integration of two lacks exploration. Active control can improve the quality of visual sensor input, potential exploration policy
General Depth Estimation For Machine Vision Using Sparse Depths
The ubiquity of single camera systems in society has made improving monocular depth estimation a topic of increasing interest in the broader computer vision community. Inspired by recent work that
Removing Conflicting Interactions in Locating Arrays
When designing experiments for many different factors, two problems quickly arise. The first is that testing all the different combinations of the factors and interactions creates an experiment that is
X-ray topography method for solar cell deflection, cracking and stress measurements
Collecting data on solar cell cracking and stress will prevent power loss and failure in solar cells.
Twitter Bot Detection Software for Disaster Relief Applications
Detecting and classifying social media bots after disasters will reduce the prevalence of scams and improve disaster response.
Verification and Validation of Automated Vehicles
Creating a set of verification and validation practices for autonomous vehicles will ensure their effectiveness and security.
Using 1H MRI Reporter S-Gal® to Study Senescent and Quiescent Cells In Vitro
Finding a molecule that can identify dormant cancer cells will help develop better tumor characterization and treatment.
Voluntary Response Mechanics of the Human Ankle
Forming mathematical models to describe ankle mechanics can assist in developing advanced lower limb prosthetics.
Ultrasound Cleavable Polymers for Reversible Vascular Embolization
Synthesizing a polymer that can be broken down with ultrasound can improve the safety of embolization therapy for cancer.
Wireless Wearable Blood Flow Sensor
Developing a wireless, wearable blood flow sensor will help alert hemodialysis patient caretakers about developing clogs.
Waste Plastic-based and Biomimetic Multifunctional Coatings
Developing plastic coatings from waste plastic would decrease plastic waste and increase industrial reuse of plastics.
WiFi for accurate multi robot mapping and localization.
Developing a way for robots to accurately map and navigate indoors will help them safely move around their environment.
Understanding the impact of breast cancer cells/ fibroblasts co-culture on inducing M2 macrophages in a 3D in vitro model.
Understanding the impact of the breast cancer microenvironment on progression will help with future cancer treatments.
Variable Damping Control of the Robotic Ankle Joint to Improve Trade-off between Performance and Stability
Developing an advanced controller to balance agility and stability in a wearable ankle robot will maximize performance for the user.
Toward Understanding and the Development of a Thermoelectric Generator
Excess heat can be used as a clean, alternative form of energy for power plants and car engines.
Studying Osteogenesis and Mineralization within Hyperglycemic In Vitro Cell Culture Models
Better understanding the complications of type 2 diabetes will ultimately improve upon current therapies.
The Effect of Visual Anticipation of Changes in Floor Compliance in Human Gait
Using virtual reality to see how humans anticipate changes in ground surfaces will help build better prosthetics and bipedal robots.
Test-Bed Development for Multi-robot systems
Understanding multi-robot system capabilities can teach them to work better in coordination.
The self-assembly of metal-organic supra-molecules
Investigating the structure of “hollow” molecules could lead to applications in gas separation and storage.
The Large Scale Expansion and Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem-Cell Derived Neural Progenitor Cells
Developing a method to turn stem cells into neurons in large quantities can help with the study of Alzheimer’s disease.
Thermal Analysis of a Thermogalvanic Brick
Developing a way to use the temperature difference inside and outside of a building to generate energy could reduce energy demands.
SRP Polytechnic Solar Utilization
Examining the Polytechnic campus’s energy infrastructure will allow ASU to understand how it can implement more renewable energy sources.
Tear-drop Pimples Added to NACA 0012 Airfoil for Drag Reduction
Reducing the drag on an airfoil through new designs will lead to better aircraft fuel efficiency.
The effect of corner radius on the mechanical behavior of additively manufactured honeycomb structures
Exploring design modifications of honeycomb structures used in cars and aircraft could improve mechanical performance.
The mathematical modeling of the dynamic migration of MDA-MB-231 cells within co-culture as well as in the presence of antifibrotic drug Tranilast and chemotherapy drug Doxorubicin utilizing a novel micro-engineered in vitro model.
Understanding the way cancer works at a cellular level would help make safer, more effective cancer treatments.
Startling Speech: Eliciting Prepared Speech Using Startling Auditory Stimulus in Stroke Survivors
Measuring the facial muscles of stroke patients during startled speech can lead to improved speech therapy tools.
Smart Bike Human-in-the-Loop Control
Creating a smart bicycle that is able to maintain balance and control will help make riding a bike possible for people will disabilities.
Soft Robotic Foot Orthosis
Developing a soft robotic foot orthosis could lead to faster rehabilitation for foot injuries and eventually a squishy Iron Man suit.
Simple, Lumped Parameter Model to Simulate Blood Flow Through Bifurcations in the Human Cardiovascular System
Simulating blood flow through branched blood vessels could help diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases.
S.H.E.I.L.D. Particulate Coatings
Creating a coating to allow single-paned windows to act as efficient, expensive double-paned windows will save energy and increase buildings’ comfort levels at lower cost.
Solar Drying with an Oxide Material to Achieve Food Preservation of Crop Production
Creating a solar food drying system will lead to sustainable food preservation methods with less waste.
Society of Women Engineers at ASU attends WE18, the national SWE Conference
Quantifying inaccuracies of aviation modeling software can help teach better aerospace and mechanical engineering design.
Solar Energy prediction
Studying deep learning algorithms can lead to better solar energy prediction and management.
Service Learning and Retention in Undergraduate Engineering
Studying service learning’s impact on engineering education persistence could help develop courses to better serve diverse student populations.
Simulating Walking on Surfaces of Different Compliance using the ASU Variable Stiffness Treadmill
Simulating outdoor terrains with virtual reality and a treadmill can improve the versatility and performance of leg prosthetics.
Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals
Securing physical multi-robot teams against malicious activity will enhance trust and accelerate adoption of smart systems.
Progerin-Induced Aging to Develop a Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Studying the aging mechanism of pluripotent stem cells will help better model age-related Alzheimer’s disease.
Piloerection Sensor: Insight into Autonomic Function
Detecting and quantifying goosebumps allows for a new method of reliably detecting changes in emotion and the autonomic nervous system.
Risk Assessment and Terrestrial Plant Toxicity of Remediated Heavy Hydrocarbon Impacted Soil
Studying the ecological risk of a heavy hydrocarbon removal method will lead to effective and safe oil spill cleanup.
Preliminary Steps to a Micropipette-based Automated Patch Clamping System
Improving algorithms for an automated method of recording neuron activity will more efficiently locate and target cells of interest.
Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethene(TCE) Sustained by Microbial Chain Elongation
Improving a bioremediation technique with microbes would clean contaminated sites and also produce valuable byproducts.
Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter
Developing sophisticated tracking algorithms for drones can aid in tracking moving vehicles of interest.
Production of Polycatechols using CotA laccase in engineered E.coli strains
Researching bacteria enzyme production could lead to the manufacturing of sustainable bio-plastics.
Quantifying the Impact of RDE Testing for the State of Arizona
Testing alternative emissions detection methods could benefit Arizona if tailored to the state’s specific needs.
Rendering of Patterns on Social Mirror for Individuals who are Blind
Creating facial expression with vibration patterns will assist people who are blind in detecting nonverbal cues in conversations.
Redesign of the Mixed-Mode Fracture Fixture for Safer Damage Tolerant Structures
Designing damage-tolerate nanocomposite materials will help secure satellites, nuclear reactors and aircraft.
Developing a new method to locate circulating tumor cells in blood will lead to better prognosis information for ovarian cancer.
Optimizing recombinant protein production for domain antibodies: proof-of-concept
Creating a new production pipeline for nanoparticle therapeutics can improve treatment for traumatic brain injuries.
Organized Multi-Robot Movement with Application to Autonomous Cars
Studying robotic group coordination can help cars autonomously avoid collisions.
Opening Chromatin and Improving CRISPR/Cas9 editing with Engineered Pioneer Factors
Improving efficiency of genetic engineering techniques will reduce the trial and error costs of cell engineering.
Oil Shale Imbibition
Studying how oil shale and water interact would allow fracking waste fluids to be reclaimed.
Optimizing and Evaluating Real-time Illumination Estimation for Mixed Reality
Power-efficient real-time illumination estimation will improve the appearance of mobile virtual reality worlds.
Optical Characterization of Band Diagram Properties of Germanium-Chalcogenide and Silver Doped Thin-Films
Understanding the physical properties of thin films is the key to implementing them in useful devices.
Pattern Extrapolation of Integer Sequences using Novel Machine Learning Techniques
Developing new machine learning algorithms can teach autonomous systems to extrapolate patterns and sequences.
No’a: A Neural Network approach to automated exploitation
Using neural networks to speed up automatic hacking detection could make detection cheaper and reduce the number of large security breaches.
Photooxidation of Ethanol to Carbon Dioxide through TiO2 coated cement
Understanding the side products generated from a pollution-reducing cement coating will determine its safety.
Morphological Engineering and Analysis of Telluride Nanoreinforcements
Exploring nanosheet material reinforcement systems could lead to more resilient structures.
Modification of Quorum Sensing Regulatory Systems in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Studying the genetic changes of a bacterial pathogen that affects cystic fibrosis patients will help develop less invasive diagnostic procedures.
Machine Learning Models for Accelerating Discovery and Design of Energy-Related Materials
Effective utilization of machine learning could accelerate the discovery of new energy-related materials.
Monolithic silicon module manufacturing
Developing a new low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell module configuration will transform the way power is generated on a terawatt scale.
Metabolically Engineering D-Lactate from Corynebacterium Glutamicum
Creating a biodegradable plastic component with bacteria will lead to cost-effective, environmentally friendly plastics.
Mechanical Characterization of Porous Geological Materials
Understanding meteorite properties and behaviors will help develop global security systems against meteor impact.
Melon Preservation with Solar Drying Technology in Rural Panama
Implementing a solar drying system for melons could combat agricultural food waste in Panama.
Mathematical Programming Models and Algorithms for Landscape Connectivity and Compactness in Conservation Planning
Creating a model to optimize land conservation would enable more effective planning and endangered species protection.
Nanoscale Material Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composites Under Hygrothermal Conditions
Analyzing the capabilities of a lightweight, strong material could lead to a replacement for aluminum steel for power plants and spacecraft.
Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Measurements between Two Parallel Flat Surfaces with LabVIEW Controlled Tip-Tilt Platform
Developing a method to measure heat transfer will aid in understanding thermal energy harvesting and waste recovery.
Lateral Control of Underwater Robot
Enabling an underwater robot to move like a fish will help it manage canals and waterways.
Interest & Proficiency in Engineering Among Elementary Friend Groups
Young students’ friendship groups may show trends in future STEM interest and proficiency.
Iterative Strength Training with Generative Adversarial Neural Networks
Strengthening deep neural networks against maliciously altered images would improve the security of computer vision technologies.
Letting Robots Glide Instead of Falling
Developing cheap, foldable gliding robots can aid search and rescue operations, increase access to hands-on robotics education.
IoT and Robotics in Pet Care
Designing a mobile robot that can encourage hunting behavior will help house cats get more exercise and avoid obesity.
Investigating Cancer Cell Death and Cell-Signaling Pathways using HSP90 Inhibition and APE1 Inhibition
Studying drug delivery to melanoma cells in 3D models will help understand melanoma survival pathways and provide new treatments.
Investigation of the Rheological Behavior of Sustainable Alternative Cementitious Binders
Pioneering a new and more efficient cement model will help establish design guidelines for developing sustainable cement.
Investigating the Practicality of Reusable First Stage Rockets
Assessing the cost efficiency of reusable rockets would allow for more cost-efficient space missions.
Lightweight Electric Motorcycle
Adapting electric vehicle technology to smaller motorcycles will help move us to more efficient transportation options.
How to Make Nanoparticles in a More Environmentally Friendly and Cost-Effective Way
Developing a less harsh method of nanoparticle production will make the process more sustainable and cost-effective.
Intelligent Navigation Strategies for Robotic Campus Guide
Teaching autonomous robots to navigate complex urban environments like a college campus will lead to better robotic assistants.
Creating a haptic feedback testbed robot could help researchers better understand haptic feedback control.
Improving Liquid Propulsion Testing Reliability and Safety
By improving testing reliability and safety, rocket liquid propulsion research will be more accessible to students.
Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Micro-algae to Produce Liquid Biofuels
Optimizing algae-derived biofuels will reduce production costs and create a competitive, carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels.
Ground Robot with an Arm to Perform Simple Grasp-and-Place Tasks
Developing better robotic arm algorithms can enable mobile robots to assist humans, make deliveries or build structures.
How an Octopus Arm Can Outperform a Surgeon
Researching octopus-inspired soft robotics could advance robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery.
Inducible GFP Expression in Engineered Quorum Sensing Systems
Understanding promoters of gene regulation in response to cell population density will help advance bioengineering and synthetic biology.
Hydrogel polymers: An experimental study for forward osmosis desalination
Developing a more energy-efficient desalination method would increase access to fresh water.
Inducing Structural Stability by use of Dampeners on Structural Systems affected by Earthquakes
Modeling earthquake dampening methods will help optimize structural stability systems to prevent catastrophic failures.
Fully-actuated self-driving car
Designing a self-driving car that can move sideways will allow for better navigation of dense traffic and increased safety and efficiency.
Failure Analysis of Electrically Conductive Adhesive Interconnects in Photovoltaic Modules
Investigating the lifespan of electrical conductive adhesives in solar power module design could lead to more efficient and viable solar modules.
Gender Bias and Desired Career Path Correlation for K-5th Students
Understanding young students’ gender biases can help improve gender diversity in engineering.
Extreme Fast Charging-Capable EV Modeling
Studying extreme fast-charging systems in electric vehicles can lead to increased range and faster charging times.
Experimental Study of Solar Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion Enhanced with Selective Metafilm Coatings
Analyzing the effectiveness of a metafilm coating for solar thermophotovoltaics could lead to more efficient solar energy generated from heat.
Finding the optimum cathode size that gives maximum volume of hydrogen peroxide in the Microbial Peroxide Producing Cells.
Optimizing hydrogen peroxide production with microbes will make it more sustainable to produce for industrial applications.
From design to reality of Concrete 3D Printing
Developing and testing 3D-printed cement mixtures can lead to faster construction processes.
Fulton Engineering Freshman Retention Improvemnt
Refining models to identify at-risk freshmen will help academic advisors intervene and improve retention.
Generation of an Inducible CRISPR/dCas9-KRAB System to Modulate Gene Expression
Using CRISPR to age model neurons for Alzheimer’s disease study will lead to better understanding and treatments.
Experimental Study to Evaluate the Mechanical Properties of Sustainable Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Testing mix designs for ultra-high-performance concretes could lead to the discovery cheaper, more sustainable concrete.
Factors Affecting STEM Competency in K-5 Children
Identifying factors that promote STEM competency can help educators support children in developing their skills.
Engineering Student Retention Analysis
Developing targeted intervention efforts can help ASU increase retention of its engineering students.
Development of a Solar Powered Ground-Based Research Vehicle with an On-board Solar Management System
Creating a hybrid solar-powered test vehicle to optimize on-board solar power usage can lead to efficient solar-electric hybrid vehicles.
Efficient Creation and Implementation of Perfect Hash Families
Creating an anonymous, ever-changing encryption method will keep sensitive data more secure online.
Effect of Drought Policies on Los Angeles Water Demand
Quantifying policy change effects on water demand will lead to better water management policies during droughts.
Energy Harvesting: Capacitor Design
Developing a supercapacitor that can harvest and store energy will turn damaging high-voltage discharge into an energy source.
Electrospinning Nanoscaffolds to Serve as Implants to Induce Tissue Regeneration in Patients
Fabricating and analyzing tunable nanoscaffolds could lead to implants that induce tissue regeneration.
Engineering Bacillus Subtilis for the Direct Hydrolysis of Cellulose and Hemicellulose
Optimizing biofuel production with bacteria and enzymes will make biofuels a cheaper and more feasible energy source.
Developments of Low-Temperature Ionic Liquid-Molecular Solvent Electrolyte Systems for a MET Seismometer
Increasing electrolytes’ operating temperature ranges would allow devices to be used in extreme low temperatures.
Embedded Composite Strain Sensors
Developing nanocomposite strain sensors could extend building life and prevent catastrophic structural failures.
Effects of Spatially and Temporally Manipulated Bioactive Signals on hMSC Behavior on NorHA Hydrogels
Evaluating bone cell behavior on particular hydrogels will lead to better understanding of gene expression.
Disaster Visualization and Tracking Using Social Media Data
Analyzing social media activity patterns is key to developing effective methods for more efficient disaster-relief efforts.
Design of Motion Control Algorithms for Intelligent Autonomous Underwater Submersible Research Fleet
Teaching underwater vehicles to move in all directions will open up ocean exploration capabilities and education opportunities.
Developing Smart Appliances Projects for Digital Logic Design
Studying smart appliance digital logic teaches students how everyday technology works.
Design And Mechanical Analysis Of Thermogalvanic Brick
Utilizing the temperature difference across brick walls of buildings to generate energy can cut down energy consumption.
Control System for Airfoil Flow Manipulation Devices.
Investigating the effect of an aircraft wing’s surface roughness will lead to decreased fuel consumption.
Cryptocurrency Mixer Analysis
Identifying cryptocurrency mixing on the deep web could limit money laundering
Crop Analysis Through Photos
Creating a photo analyzing software system to determine crop health could decrease agricultural maintenance and produce costs.
Creating and Scripting an Expressive Robotic Face Capable of Indicating Levels of Confidence
Understanding how humans react to robots displaying facial expressions can help design safe, reliable and effective robot collaborators.
Crowd-Sourced Service Utilizing Device Network to Facilitate Emergency Intervention
Designing a secure crowd-sourced service for help during emergencies will increase bystander intervention and lower injury rates.
Development of a guide robot to assist the blind with mobility and environmental awareness.
Developing a guide robot will allow increased physical activity and independence for people with visual impairments.
Design of a Portable Pneumatic System for Wearable Healthcare Assistive Devices
Studying dynamic behaviors of pneumatic systems will make the development of a wearable, soft-actuated, robotic knee sleeve possible.
Cutting Tool for Bio-Inspired Robotic Fish
Designing an autonomous robotic fish to cut vegetation in Phoenix waterways will result in cleaner water and less flooding.
CFD Platooning Efficiency Analysis
Calculating the ideal following distance for platooning heavy-duty vehicles will increase their efficiency.
Characterization of Ovarian Organoid with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Creating a controllable environment to monitor live cell development can lead to improved early stage disease screening.
Automatically generated aircraft wing structure
Creating a tool to generate the most efficient aircraft wing structure will speed up the design process and make flights more efficient.
CFD Analysis of Changing Surface Roughness in Response to Flight Conditions
Analyzing the effect of aircraft surface roughness will inform engineers of ways to increase lift capacity and efficiency.
Being humble, honest, and hardworking is how to land your dream job.
Designing autonomous vehicles capable of operating in uncertain environments would make search and rescue missions less risky for rescuers.
Control and Coordination of Multiple Intelligent Ground Robotic Vehicles
Developing coordinated groups of autonomous robots could help keep first responders safe in dangerous situations.
Battery Decay Rate and Life Cycle in Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
Studying the decay rate and life cycle of drone batteries will help educate people on how to get the most out of their batteries.
Classification of Multi-Agent Interaction in Biological Systems Using Machine Learning
Classifying and modeling animal colony behavior can provide insight into malicious botnets and cyberattacks.
Composite bricks from fungus mycelium and carbon nanomaterials for sustainable multifunctional structures
Developing bricks out of fungus would lead to a more sustainable type of building material.
Comparing Protocols for Extracting, Amplifying, and Imaging ApoE ε4 Allele: Preliminary work for understanding Alzheimer’s Disease in asymptomatic individuals
Imaging an allele known as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease will help diagnose asymptomatic individuals.
Characterizing Basilisk Lizard Running On Water
Measuring the force basilisk lizards produce while running on water allows for better rough terrain search and rescue robots.
Additive Manufacturing for the Validation of Biomimetic Design Principles: The Structural Mechanics of Insect Nests
Analyzing insect nest properties will lead to strong, lightweight structural designs that use fewer natural resources.
AFM Based Near Field Radiation Heat Transfer Measurement
Understanding near-field radiative heat transfer could lead to advances in microelectronics, optical data storage and energy conversion devices.
Add-On V2V System for Modern Vehicles
Enabling current vehicles to communicate with each other and with infrastructure can make them safer and more fuel efficient.
All in the Hips: Exoskeletal Design for Rehabilitation and Lift-Support
Developing a backpack-style harness system to help workers lift things can prevent lifelong back and hip pain.
An investigation to find the most appropriate organogel serving as a lithium ion battery separator that’s compatible with stretchable electronics.
Studying bendable organogels’ properties can lead to efficient and durable stretchable lithium batteries.
Active Temperature Managment for Transtibial Prosthetic Sockets
Active temperature management inside prosthetic sockets will reduce discomfort for people using lower leg prosthetics.
An Affordable Solution to EMG Prosthetics
Using 3D printing, functional hand prosthetics will be much more affordable.
Assistive Walking Device for Gait Disorder Patients
Creating an actively assisting wearable device will help people with gait disorders walk without dragging their feet.
App Development for Intelligent Interactive Adaptive Learning Systems: Algebra Made Wonderful 2.0
Developing an effective algebra education app will make learning resources more accessible to underserved students.
An Interactive AR/VR Game framework for Autonomous Quadcopter Development and Pilot Training.
Creating an augmented or virtual reality drone flight development and training program will save time and costs.
Automated Process Planning for Multi-material Manufacturing
Developing a tool for simple, low-cost robot creation can make STEM education materials more accessible.
3D Printing for Spatiotemporal Control of Stem Cell Behavior
3D-printing scaffolds of cross-linked hydrogels and live cells will enable a better way to study stem cells for orthopedic applications.
A Comprehensive Study of Sex Difference in Neuromuscular Control of the Knee Joint
Quantifying reasons behind ACL injuries based on sex will increase understanding help develop better rehabilitation methods.
A combined optical and electrical probe for electrophysiology
Developing new tools to study how neurons “talk” to each other will lead to a better understanding of the brain.
A Comparative Study of DEM Simulations with Testing of a Screw-Propelled Vehicle in BP-1
Understanding how a screw-propelled rover moves in extraterrestrial environments could lead to more efficient and cost-effective designs.
a Blood Based Diagnostic Approach for Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Tuberculosis
Developing a blood-based tuberculosis diagnostic approach will result in rapid diagnosis and treatment monitoring.
Design of E-Textile Based EMG Sensors for Locomotion Analysis
Developing soft robotic orthotic devices would make rehabilitative devices more affordable and human-centric.
Studying novel radar techniques could help autonomous vehicles track objects.
Helicon Plasma Thruster Design Optimization for CubeSat Applications
Analyzing thrust, exhaust velocity and efficiency of a thruster for small spacecraft will allow for optimization help optimize electric propulsion systems.
The Effects of an Optimized Learning Environment on Student Engagement and Success
Investigating the educational impact of interactive student desk space will lead to more effective learning environments.
Functionalizing Zirconium-MOFs via Exchange of Low-Valence State Cations
Studying materials that can be used for gas separation can lead to new industrial carbon capture methods.
Creating metal organic frameworks with controllable particle size could lead to better greenhouse gas adsorption.
Creating a soft robotic knee brace can reduce pain and injury risk in laborers tasked with repetitive lifting
Creating a soft robotic knee brace can reduce pain and injury risk in laborers tasked with repetitive lifting.
Catalytically Active Tungsten Diselenide (WSe2) for Artificial Photosynthesis
Developing artificial photosynthesis can lead to higher efficiency of hydrogen energy generation and storage.
Simplifying the localization and mapping algorithm for multi-robot system communication would allow them to work more efficiently.
Students’ Motivation for Taking Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Classes
Understanding student attitudes and motivations about human systems engineering can improve classes, recruitment and retention.
Development of a Prosthetic Foot using Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
Studying the capabilities of electrically powered rubber can lead to a better prosthetic foot.
Diffusion of Dextran Across a Microfluidic Device Used to Model Native Myocardium
Building a better model of heart tissue damage from heart attacks can help develop better treatment methods.
Developing a treadmill-based exosuit will provide hospitals an affordable gait rehabilitation treatment for stroke patients.
Ab Initio Playing Pentagon Puzzles
Exploring the properties of 2D nanomaterials could lead to new methods of energy harvesting and storage.
Design and development of an oxygen-sensitive coating on carbon microelectrode to quantitatively assess pO2 changes around interface using novel siloxane-based MR imaging technique
Creating a novel technology to listen to neurons will help in monitoring the evolution of brain diseases and treatment efficiency.
Modeling, Analysis & Decision Making for Coupled Water Systems in the Presence of Significance Uncertainty
Simulating a water resource system under significant uncertainty will lead to better water management methods.
Side-Viewing Photoacoustic and Ultrasound Imaging Probe
Designing a smaller diameter endoscopy probe may facilitate minimally invasive 360-degree imaging in the human body.
Advancements in 3D Printed Concrete
3D-printed concrete can create more cost-effective homes, reduce carbon dioxide footprints and revolutionize the construction industry.
The Lifecycle of Botnets on Social Media
Understanding the life cycle of social media bots and botnets will help defend against them.
The Utilization of Cross-linked Polymer Mesh in Water Filtration to Increase Efficiency
Water filtration is a primary concern in developing countries with limited clean water access. The maintenance on these processes is also costly due to the short lifespan of filters. The
Gait Optimization for Bio-Inspired Robotics
A bio-inspired platform for a search and rescue vehicle with optimized stride length and frequency at various saturation levels of sand is the goal of this research. Measurements and observations
Comparative Assessment of DARPin and scFv for Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnostics
Beta-amyloid aggregation is one of the hallmark characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease. A4 is one of many scFv antibody fragments that the Sierks Lab has synthesized to bind to beta-amyloid with
Stochastic Modeling and Optimization to Improve Identification and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than 5 million people. AD can be detected at an early stage through
Ultrasound has the ability to enhance the performance of sorption heat pumps, which have the potential to be zero emission air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. The challenge in this is to
Low Cost Sensing
Sensing forces in robotic grippers can be costly and complicated. This project investigates modifying flex sensors at a lower cost. The deflection of links in a robotic gripper can be
3D Printing Plastic Recycling Machine
The use of 3D printers is increasing, and it is estimated that by the end of 2018 around 500,000 printers will be sold. With the increasing use of 3D printers
Modeling, Analysis and Decision Making for Coupled Water Systems in the Presence of Significant Uncertainty
The purpose of this research is to improve water management modeling and decision making using intelligent control systems and current state-of-the-art water management techniques. This semester, the research is focused
Adaptation of Laser Activated Sutures for Intestinal Surgeries via Chemical Cross-linking
This project seeks to adapt previously developed laser-activated sutures for use in intestinal surgeries. Previous work in this area developed laser activated sutures that improve wound healing by providing an
Enhancing Interdisciplinary Thinking in Co-Curricular Programs
The research team investigated the methods and outcomes related to interdisciplinary thinking in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and Next Generation Service Corps, which are co-curricular programs within Arizona State
Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry
The objective of this research is to detect the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a custom designed flow system. Determining the location of CTCs is crucial, as they
Learning Modes for Sequential Decision Making Using Stochastic Search
The objective of this project is to design and implement a stochastic search algorithm to allow an agent to explore a given state space. The state space is given in
Design and Development of a Precision Robotic Thrower and a Smart Target
The objective of the research was to compare the current technologies of robotic arms and create a design based off of the findings. Control theory is taught through hands-on experience
Evaluating the Effects of a Negatively-Damped Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait
The purpose of this research is to investigate the viability of negative damping as a control scheme for a wearable ankle exoskeleton. Negative damping can be thought of as the
Development of an Independent Compact Air Compression System for Soft Robotic Actuation
The purpose of this research is to develop a compact self-contained air compressor unit for use on-body with any pneumatically driven system. This device will allow future and current soft
Process Gas Analysis on Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae
The objective of this study was to quantify the non-nitrogen elements of the off gas produced during the hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process using algal feedstock. The principle product of HTL
Turbulent Drag Reduction in Pipes by Spanwise Wall Oscillations
Pipe flow is crucial for transporting industrial fluids over large-scale distances. A good example is the Alaskan North Slope pipeline, which transports crude oil hundreds of miles from the drilling
Developing Novel 3D Printed Hydrogel-based Bioinks
The research team is developing a novel 3D printed hydrogel-based bioinks aimed at improving the understanding of and replicating the biochemical and biophysical cues required for musculoskeletal tissue function and
Potential Effect of Prolonged Weathering on Heavy Metal Leaching from Heavy-Metal-Treated-Wood
The research goal is to determine the effects of prolonged weathering of discarded heavy-metal-treated wood on heavy metal leaching. Seven heavy-metal-treated sample sets have been collected and prepared according to
Aerodynamic Propeller Modelling
The objective of this research project is to create a more accurate quadcopter model that can be used to better test the stability of the quadcopter without risking hardware damage
Design of a Fully-Actuated Self-Driving Car
Autonomous vehicles recently show great possibilities to improve transportation safety and efficiency. This project seeks to expand on the current generation of autonomous vehicles by making them fully actuated with
Efficient Hash Family Creation and Implementation
The goal of this research project is to create the largest Perfect Hash Families (PHF) possible in the most efficient manner while simultaneously maximizing the efficiency of the system in
What’s up with Privacy?: User Preferences and Privacy Concerns in Intelligent Personal Assistants
The recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have allowed individuals to rely on automated systems and are helping humans be productive and efficient in their everyday tasks at home or
Perception of Emotions Based on Tactile Facial Action Units by Individuals Who are Blind
There are a plethora of emotions that can be perceived through non-verbal communication cues, such as happiness, sadness, and anger. This puts blind and visually impaired individuals at a major
Computational Pathways to the Optimal Design of Polymer Processing Routes
A comprehensive understanding of the influence of different processing parameters and how they influence morphological self-assembly is required to enable controllability in manufacturing block copolymers (BCP). The overarching vision of
Around the Corner Imaging at Terahertz
This research presents a novel method for imaging objects hidden around corners by exploiting the scattering properties of THz waves. The researchers will modify the backpropagation SAR imaging algorithm to
Drivability Optimization of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for Automobiles by Additional Sensory Inputs: Experimental
Theoretically, continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) should provide optimal drivability while reducing the energy loss through a smooth gear ratio change. However, even leading companies have not yet achieved the optimal
Leaching and Attrition of Layered Double Hydroxide Sorbents for Selenium Oxoanions
Layered double hydroxides (LDH) show promise as a nanomaterial sorbent for selenium in order to prevent environmental concerns of this element, but they can greatly increase alkalinity and concentrations of
Analyzing Gait Perturbations to Assess Variability in Dynamic Stability for Fall Risk Assessment
This project seeks to investigate the variability dynamic stability measurements during gait velocity perturbation for fall risk assessment. Much research has been done analyzing static stability, taken when standing still
Image Processing and Tracking in Underwater Low-Light Conditions
The research aim was to examine and overcome the obstacles involved in developing a low-cost underwater image processing device to be utilized in non-ideal environments. The contraption would detect an
Effect of Flow Rate on Interfacial Fracture between Ice and Steel
The researcher investigated how the flow rate of a misted water spray on cold surfaces affects the resulting ice structure and interfacial fracture strength. To accomplish this, a misting apparatus
Vagus Nerve Stimulation To Treat Oromotor Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease
More than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which is caused by a lack of dopaminergic cells. While limb motor function is most commonly associated with PD,
Adaptive Expertise in Embedded Systems Design
The Polytechnic School’s embedded systems design course, where students design and fabricate their own Printed Circuit Boards, uses a project-based curriculum to engage students, and better prepare them for long
Chemical Gradient Fabrication through Electrospinning
Musculoskeletal diseases plague the lives of 50 percent of people over the age of 18, costing Americans 45 billion dollars per year. This research aims to create a novel technique
Enhancing Inorganic Carbon Absorption and Fixation by Cyanobacteria using Amine Absorbents
The development of sustainable efforts to capture carbon dioxide emissions are important to mitigate the effects of climate change. Bioprocesses from cyanobacteria are a promising technology to fix CO2 into
Investigating Leg Prosthesis Kinematics for Walking on Surfaces of Different Compliance
This research is being conducted to investigate if leg kinematics are unique and can be characterized in reference to a 2-D plane when walking on surfaces of different compliance. By
Soft Robotics: A Quasi-Passive Knee Brace to Assist in Lifting
The goal of this research is to create a soft robotic knee brace in order to reduce the risk of injury, chronic pain, and osteoarthritis in laborers tasked with repetitive
The Effects of Shear Modulus on Fouling Rates
Fouling is the deposition of any undesired material on heat transfer surfaces. Annually, fouling in heat exchanges causes an industrial country to lose approximately 0.25% of their gross domestic product
Data Process Methods in the Design of Pressure Monitoring System for Scoliosis Fusion Surgery
Scoliosis fusion surgery is the common treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. However, a series of complications occur during the recovery time, which are often related to inaccurate implant positioning. The
Development of a Ground Robot with a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Capability
The objective of this research is to build a ground robotic vehicle that can determine complete localization and mapping an unknown environment using LiDAR. Current project accomplishments include increased comprehension
Enumeration of Self-Avoiding Walks in Self-Organizing Particle Systems
The objective of this research will be to investigate different approaches for counting and bounding the number of closed, self-avoiding walks with a given length, which are unique up to
Optimizing Control Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicles to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Idling Times
More contemporary vehicles are being sold as hybrid-electric models that use the combination of a combustion engine and an electric motor. Additionally, future vehicles are expected to be integrated with
Soft Robotic Control System
Traditional robotics employ rigid bodies to solve mechanical movement problems. Soft robotics are a class of robots that employ biomimicry to emulate the way natural systems produce movement and force.
All in the Hips: Exoskeletal Design for Occupational Lift-Support and Rehabilitation
The focus of this research is to design a wearable system that will augment the user’s own lifting capabilities. Occupational lifting puts significant strain on the hips and lower back
ASU Rise Lab’s Self Balancing Bicycle
The ASU RISE Lab’s autonomous bicycle project investigates the implementation of a self-driving bicycle for increased mobility and human-robot interaction research. This semester the research focus was on balance. Two
In Vitro Cell Culture Model on the Influence of Advanced Glycation End-Products and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of osteoporotic fracture. During prolonged hyperglycemia present in diabetic microenvironments, glucose can react with proteins and/or lipids
Modeling, Analysis, Control, and Design of Hypersonic Air Vehicles Using Stealth Technology
Recently, there has been a revival in hypersonic vehicle research because such vehicles will significantly reduce the cost to orbit, as well as revolutionize global transportation. The research conducted investigates
Implementation of Self Adjustable Treadmill
Can you walk on a treadmill as comfortably as you would over ground? While this seems challenging, the implementation of a self-paced mode in the instrumented treadmill enables the treadmill
Randomized Construction of Homogeneous Scattering Hash Families
The goal of this research is to explore the homogeneous property of scattering hash families, which is very useful for creating broadcast encryption schemes, and other areas of computer security.
Waste Stream Map of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Linear consumption modes are problematic because they are unsustainable. This research aimed to analyze and provide alternative system designs for economic cycles of extraction, production, and disposal demonstrated through dynamic
Fracture Toughness vs. Salt Content of Ice
This experiment was performed to determine the relationship between the salt content of ice and its critical fracture toughness. Water at different salinities was frozen and tested using a three-point
Sensor Efficacy in Measuring Bone Depth for Neurosurgical Applications
This project examines the efficacy of lumbar vertebral bone depth sensors for relevant surgical uses. This project attempts to categorize this by comparing multiple sensor types (ultrasound, resistance, and force)
Scalable Manufacturing Processes for Functionalized UV Transparent Nano-Porous Filament
An efficient and cost-effective method for water purification is achieved by irradiating ultraviolet light on a semiconductor metal-oxide like Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), thereby activating it and releasing electrons that cause
Korwave: Wearable, Seizure Detection Headband
Korwave is a wearable, seizure detecting brain monitor for children with Epilepsy. Utilizing Bayesian machine learning techniques and a novel dry electrode, Korwave is a scalp EEG (Electroencephalogram) that is
An Optimization-Based Tool to Assist Conservation Planning Decisions
Conservation planning decisions are essential to preserve biodiversity. However, these decisions are complex due to their multiple attributes which may overload computational solvers. This requires planners to use heuristic procedures
Measuring Failure Load of Lumbar Spinous Processes to Transverse Mechanical Forces
This study will examine the yield strength of the lumbar spinous processes to mechanical forces applied in a transverse direction. Such forces will be generated clinically by neurosurgeons using a
Pulsed Plasma Thruster Magnetic Field Study
A pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) is a type of compact thruster designed for small satellites ideal for precise attitude changes in a vacuum. The principle describing the thrust is the
Controlling the Selectivity and Permeability of Graphene-based Membrane by Changing the Oxygen Content of Graphene Oxide Sheets
The purpose of this research was to analyze the relationship between oxygen content of graphene oxide and the efficiency of the material when used for the fabrication of desalination membranes.
3-D Printed Concrete
The objective of this research is to advance the current state of 3-D printed concrete for its use to be industrialized in the future, for faster, cheaper and cleaner construction.
Virtual Reality (VR) for Rehabilitation Therapy of Stroke Parkinson’s Disease and Athlete Patients
The objective of this research project is to collect and display data through a virtual reality experience that will help patients and general users determine if they are walking correctly
Effect of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts on Breast Cancer Cell Migration Parameters
The research objective of this work is to study breast cancer cells’ migratory parameter, speed and persistence, in the presence of a stromal component, Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs). To achieve this,
Stability of Ankle Motion in Eversion and Inversion Motion
This research project investigates the stability of the ankle in inversion and eversion using variable negative damping coefficients: -0.3, 0, 0.3. The angle of motion is tested by making a
Thermal Conductivity of Crystalline Polypyrrole
The purpose of this project is to investigate the thermal conductivity of crystalline polypyrrole (PPy) along its three-crystal directions. LAMMPS, a molecular dynamics simulator, was used to simulate PPy in
The objective of this research is to improve the freshman retention of students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The researchers identified characteristics of students who leave Arizona
Camera Positional Robotic Arm
The purpose of this project is to create a robotic manipulating arm to accurately position cameras at angles that are specified by the user. This arm will be made in
The Response of the Human Ankle to Variable Negative Damping
The development of wearable robots has the potential to drastically improve human lives. This study focuses on using a wearable ankle robot to quantify lower-limb motor control. After creating a
Inside-Out Tracking with Redirected Walking for Free World Mobile Virtual Reality Navigation
Virtual Reality needs a cost-efficient, user-friendly navigation, thus the research objective is to use redirected walking for user locomotion. Research has shown that greedy algorithms can virtually alter user locomotion
Nanoparticle Delivery through a Resection-Disrupted Blood Brain Barrier for the Treatment of Glioblastoma
The standard of care for Glioblastoma (GBM) is surgical resection however, tumors reoccur within a few centimeters from the resection cavity behind an intact blood-brain-barrier (BBB). This project examined the
Evaluating the Effect of Visual Stimuli on the Intelligibility of Dysarthric Speech
The main goal of this project is to see if dysarthric speech can be more easily understood if a visual modality is introduced. Dysarthria is a speech disorder that makes
NASA Space Grant Robotics
NASA Space Grant Robotics is an underwater robotics Fulton Student Organization that is competing in two different underwater robotics competitions, MATE and Robosub (AUVSI). For the MATE competition, a remotely
Modeling the Voluntary Reflex of the Human Ankle
This research provides a system model for the torque generation of a healthy human ankle undergoing voluntary reflex. This project also provides a physical platform to further study the ankle
How Surface Roughness Affects Interfacial Strength of Steel and Ice
In this project, researchers investigated how surface roughness affects the force needed to shear ice off of steel after it has been sprayed onto a cold surface. Steel specimens were
Wearable Sensor System to Aid in Ankle Rehabilitation
Of all the joints on the body, the ankle is the most susceptible to abuse which greatly impairs mobility. The development of a system of wireless sensors can aid in
National Association of Engineering Student Councils Engineering Leadership Summit
Fulton Student Council (FSC), through the help of funding by the KEEN Foundation, hosted the National Association of Engineering Student Councils 2018 Engineering Leadership Summit on March 23-24, 2018 at
Building a Vapor Phase Photoreactor for Photocatalytic Water Splitting
This project’s purpose is to construct a reactor capable of exposing photocatalyst nanoparticles to water vapor and light so hydrogen production can be assessed under mixed thermal and photon stimuli.
Characterization of Flow Properties of Wet Particle Using the FT4 Powder Rheometer
This project investigated the influence of moisture contents on the flow properties and behavior of particles to determine the powders’ flowability, compressibility, and shear stress. Three sizes of glass beads,
Side-Viewing Photoacoustic and Ultrasound Imaging Probe
The objective of this research is to develop a side viewing photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound (US) imaging probe for biomedical applications. Utilizing borosilicate glass capillary tubes as both optical and
Development and Validation of Active Pixel Sensors for Star Tracker Applications
The research objective is to demonstrate the utility of Active Pixel Sensors for application on Star Tracker devices. Active Pixel Sensors hold promise for space applications due to their small
Point-of-Care Mutation Detection in Navajo Neurohepatopathy
Navajo neurohepatopathy (NNH) is a fatal genetic disorder often caused by 149G>A mutation in the MPV17 gene. NNH (affecting 1-in-1600 Navajo babies) is characterized by brain damage and liver disease/failure.
Synthesis and Characterization of Traditional and Chalcogenide Nanocomposites
An emerging class of composite materials, known as nanocomposites, promises to realize the novel and often unparalleled performance of nanoscale structures (graphene, etc.) on a macroscopic scale. Polymers currently represent
Pressure Differential Sequestration of Ambient Humidity
The research goal is to gauge the effectiveness of collecting water by pressurizing air. The researcher has completed modelling using realistic environmental data. It was found that more than 3
Handheld IR Spectrometer
This project focuses on using the technology and performance of multi-million dollar, telescope-based, IR spectrometers used on flagship NASA exploration missions around the solar system. The researcher is using this
Utilizing Biopolymers with Incorporations of Nanoclays to Develop Sustainable Bioplastics
The primary purpose of this investigation was to ascertain characteristic properties of a multitude of polymers in order to determine a sustainable alternative to thin film food packaging. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)
Haptic Vision Substitution
The Haptic Vision Substitution Project involves a device that will assist the blind in “feeling” their surroundings. The device that is under research and development consists of a palm-sized vibrating
Damage Tolerant Design Guidelines for Seamless Carbon Fiber Composite Structures for Pressurized Cylinders
The project research goal is to develop design guidelines for damage tolerant structures for circular hollow sections of seamless carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) matrix composites. The researcher has tested
Effects of Plasticizers on Solid Rocket Propellant Adhesion
The goal of this research is to characterize the mechanical properties of composite solid rocket propellants as they relate to two plasticizers: Dioctyl Adipate (DOA) and Isodecyl Pelargonate (IDP). Specifically,
Progerin-Induced Aging to Develop a Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has the sixth highest mortality rate in the United States with no known cure or treatment. To model late-onset disorders, such as AD, age-related phenotypes must be
A Higher-Quality Haptic Display
Professor Sodemann’s research team has been developing an improved haptic display for the visually impaired user to mentally visualize the environment in a more identifiable manner. A haptic display is
Cost-Effective Surveying Using Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
This project focuses on taking advantage of the low cost and ease of use of quadcopters for performing topological surveys via an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that will autonomously task
Impact of Time Constraints on HackerRank Assessments
The purpose of this study is to determine whether time constraints impact the performance of individuals on HackerRank coding assessments. Subjects will wear two physiological sensors: a shimmer and ABM
Computer Vision Navigation for Robotic Campus Guide
Introducing autonomous systems into complex environments, such as college campuses, presents many challenges in navigation. This research seeks to develop intelligent algorithms for a campus guide robot that utilizes visual
The Development of a Multi-Marker Sensor for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
The research objective was to determine if electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) could be used to detect glucose and insulin simultaneously on a screen-printed carbon test strip. The glucose point-of-care (POC)
Assessing the Ability of Startle to Predict Learning Retention
The ability to learn and retain new motor tasks is essential to everyday life; however, the neural mechanisms governing this process are poorly understood to date. Recent evidence demonstrates that
Human Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation Sustainment and Maturation with Immunodeficient Mice
This project addresses the feasibility of human neural progenitor cell (hNPC) transplantation into the striatum of immunodeficient mice. Injections of hNPCs and hNPCs encapsulated in a hyaluronic acid-laminin based hydrogel
Energy-Free Personal Security Wristband
The project aims to solve the shortage of current emergency calls through mobile devices. The stretchable wristband is designed to enhance the efficiency of responding to the emergency. GPS location
Chat-Box as Mood Analyzer for Individuals with Social Interaction Disabilities
More than 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing impairments and autism. They also have a difficult time observing the social world and interpreting it. Similarly, the inherently ambiguous nature
Diagnostic Methods for Detecting Microvillus Inclusion Disease
Microvillus Inclusion disease is a life-threatening disease caused by a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that affects people of Navajo descent. This research sought to design a diagnostic method with future
Integrated Sensing for a Soft Neuroprosthetic
Neuroprosthetic devices have unique design requirements, more so for bionic limbs that must operate in highly demanding work environments. The project explores synthetically recreating postural synergy using soft materials, artificial
Adhesion of Octopus Bimaculoides
The suckers of an octopus have amazing adhesive properties both in and out of water. There are some relationships and questions that the research into suction of the octopus bimaculoides
Modular Household Aquaponics for Low-Income Families
Global food production increasingly contributes to environmental and economic strain as the world population increases. The researchers are trying to design and optimize a low-cost, indoor, aquaponics system (this incorporates
Clinical Imaging Post-Processing to Improve Surgery in Focal Cortical Dysplasia Cases
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a brain malformation that commonly causes seizures and can be removed in epilepsy surgery. Automated techniques were implemented to detect FCD within a clinical MRI
Automotive OEM ESS Evaluation
The objective is to complete a thermal analysis of the current design of an Energy Storage System (ESS) for an Electric Vehicle (EV) of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner
Heavy Hydrocarbon Removal using Ozonation Techniques
The objective of the research was to study the efficiency of heavy hydrocarbon removal using ozone gas. The research determined that doses of ozone gas in the soil can break
Design of Compact Lower Limb Exoskeleton for Gait Assistance
Robotic Exoskeletons assist patients with impaired mobility due to aging and spinal cord injuries, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent. However, the present exoskeletons are either bulky or do not
Novel Solar Array Interface Electronics for Maximum PV Power Extraction
Current technology in solar arrays does not allow for the full amount of power produced to be utilized. The purpose of this project is to analyze the performance of current
Effects of Thermal Deformation in Constrained Sheet Metal
The purpose of this project is to understand the expansion of a piece of aluminum sheet metal, which is undergoing a thermal deformation, and is constrained along all four sides
Quantifying Post- Surgical Brain Shift to Improve Multi- Modal Imaging Application in Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
The brain shifts following the implantation of intracranial electrodes used to monitor and map brain activity prior to epilepsy resection surgery. Evaluating the factors that contribute to the shift will
Algorithms for Learning, Cooperation and Coordination of Multi Agent Systems in the Presence of Uncertainties
Humans and Robots (Intelligent agents) shall interact more in near future than they have ever before. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and Robot-Robot interaction (RRI) inevitably involves scenarios when one is unsure
Sunc-Voc Measurements of Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells
Understanding solar cell technology allows researchers to develop more efficient devices to collect the sun’s energy. This project focuses on quantifying the parasitic series resistance in perovskite solar cells as
Wearable Antenna System for Touchless Gesture Recognition and Interaction
This work proposes a novel approach for recognizing gestures by detecting the flexion and extension of tendons in the human hand. A proof of concept is being developed to support
Mechanical Characterization of 3D Porous Electrospun Nanoscaffolds to Optimize Tissue Regenerative Response
Bioengineering the cell microenvironment is critical when developing cell-based therapeutic devices for regenerative medicine. The focus of this project is to characterize the micromechanical properties of 3D porous electrospun nanoscaffolds
Developing Prosthesis for Children with Disabilities to Participate in Sports
The main goal of the proposed project is to develop a comprehensive guide that summarizes the best materials to use for a prosthetic designed to facilitate specific sport-dependent gestures. To
Aerodynamics of Propulsion
This research project investigated the design and implementation of a motor-controlled pitot probe for measuring dynamic pressure in a wind tunnel. A basic computer coding architecture has been implemented to
Centrifugal Compressor with Thrust Vector Control for UAV Propulsion
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) capable of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) require a high thrust to weight ratio. This research aims to determine the relevance of centrifugal compressors with thrust
Service Learning and Retention in Undergraduate Engineering
Service learning courses, such as the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program have been shown to improve engagement. The research objective is to determine the impact of service-based learning
Developing an Educational Robotic Platform
The goal of the proposed research project is to demonstrate that a robot can be designed, built by and used for undergraduate and high school students as an educational tool.
Society of Automotive Engineering Baja Competition
The goal of the ASU Baja Team is to foster learning through problem solving and teamwork. Student gain real-life experiences and skills through the program as they are tasked to
Spatiotemporal Framework for Dynamic Merged Reality Content Creation
Merged Reality produces immersive user experiences by combining the real world with the virtual world to create new environments and visualizations. The objective of this research focused on building a
Simulating Interdependent Infrastructure Vulnerability to Projected Demand Increases in Phoenix
Water and power distribution networks are vulnerable to increasing stress as urban populations and ambient temperatures rise. This work identified critical nodes and conditions that produced cascading failures in real-time
An Arizona-Specific, Real-World Driving Emissions Testing Methodology
The research project focuses on developing an Arizona-specific RDE test to corroborate and supplement the laboratory testing used to certify vehicles for sale and operation. The researcher is currently developing
Using Prefetching Algorithms to Seamlessly Download Data
The objective is to create a data distribution system that uses location data from the user’s mobile device to anticipate what information their device will need in the immediate future.
Cortical Contributions of Sensory Gaiting to Voluntary Movement: A Somatosensory Evoked Potential Study
The research objectives are (1) to identify the changes of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEP) amplitude during voluntary movements underlying sensorimotor integration by using Electroencephalography (EEG), and (2) quantify the correlation
Managing Respiratory Disease with Wearable Devices
Dust particles and ozone worsen symptoms in patients with respiratory disease. Currently only a single value is available for each pollutant representing the entire greater Phoenix area. The project goal
Converting Industrial Combustion Byproducts to Liquid Transportation Fuels and Environmentally Friendly Nitrogen-containing Compounds
The implementation of carbon capture and storage systems (CCS) has played a crucial role in the pursuit of sustainable sources of energy, but the risks of leakages have become a
The Effects of Electrotactile Stimulation over Multiple Feedback Sites through Proprioceptive Mapping
Previous studies have shown that visual and somatosensory signals are required to estimate a user’s hand spatial locations in perspective to an area. Electrotactile stimulation can restore missing sensory responses
Reinforcement Learning with Randomized Rewards
Current reinforcement learning models are brittle and unable to accept change in reward structure. In order to obtain a true general AI our machine learning algorithms must be able to
Efficient Algorithms for the Construction of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes
Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes are a form of high performance error-correcting codes with a substantial number of theories developed for their uses in classical and quantum systems. However, practical applications
Tomographic Damage Detection
The purpose of this research is using the piezo sensor network to generate data and inverse imaging to create a tomographic damage image of carbon fiber materials. This Lamb wave-base
Elucidation of Stromal Fibroblast and Antifibrotic Drug on Chemo Resistance Within a 3D Model
The project objective was to study the effects of antifibrotic drugs on extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness modulation and the related efficacy of various chemotherapy drugs. This was tested using a
Generation of an Inducible CRISPR/dCas9-KRAB System to Modulate Gene Expression
Current in-vitro Alzheimer’s disease models fail to recapitulate the critical risk factor of age because they yield immature neuronal populations that exhibit gene expression more closely resembling that of fetal
Micromilling Testbed Interface
The project is focused on building a Human Machine Interface (HMI) that new researchers can easily understand while providing a framework for reconfiguring the set-up in the future. Currently, there
Silicon Nanoparticle Layers for Use as Glass Insulation
This project seeks to develop layers of silicon nano-particles for deposition onto glass to produce thermal insulation for residential and commercial buildings. Porous silicon nano-particles have been shown to refract
Are Existing Knowledge Transfer Techniques Effective to Train Deep Networks On Edge Devices?
With the emergence of the edge computing paradigm, many edge applications, such as image recognition and augmented reality requires performing machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads on edge devices. Most
Design and Implementation of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Based Activity Tracker for Pet Care
Having a sick pet can be stressful for the pet and owner. With Internet-of-things (IoT) technology, it can give the owner ease of mind. This research aims at developing an
Connectivity Based Reserve Planning Tool
The research aims to provide a modeling tool to be utilized in a reserve planning context to help maintain connectivity (connected landscapes for animal gene flow and migration). There have
Development of Multi-Sensor Intelligent Embedded System to Assist the Blind with Mobility & Environmental Awareness
The primary objective of this research is to build a low-cost multi-sensor embedded system that uses readily available components and that is sufficiently flexible to permit the development and demonstration
Development of an Assistive Soft Robotic Device
The soft properties that give soft robotics its name make it an ideal choice for working with people. This project focuses on designing and evaluating soft robotics actuators in order
Acetone: A Promising Biomarker for Human Fat Metabolism
This research study focuses on the development of a wearable sensor for acetone quantification in skin headspace through measuring color change in a hydroxylamine coated substrate. The development of such
Training Deep Neural Networks with Quantization and Structured Sparsity
Deep learning algorithms have shown tremendous success in applications ranging from self-driving cars to medical diagnosis. However, their usage on embedded platforms, such as mobile devices, has been limited due
Development of a Conductive Injectable Hydrogel for Cardiac Tissue Engineering.
Cardiac damage caused by myocardial infarction is irreversible due to the limited regenerative capability of cardiomyocytes. Thus, treatment is challenging. Injectable hydrogels that can accommodate cardiac cells and allow tissue
Utilization of Neuromorphic Computing Principles for Designing Biological Neurons in CMOS ICs
Since the human brain’s computational capabilities are far beyond that of traditional Von Neumann architectures, neuromorphic computing systems built with hardware designed to function like biological neurons is becoming increasingly
Development of a Battery Management & Charging System for Autonomous UAVs
The objective of this project is to create a novel battery charging and management solution for a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for long term deployments. A contact charging-equipped
CoP Fleet Performance and Environmental Impact Evaluation
As the technology of Electric Vehicles (EVs) improves, city governments are becoming interested in updating their current fleet vehicles to reduce the environmental footprint. The objective of this research is
How Can Machine Learning Improve Password Security?
Determining the strength of a password is a difficult endeavor. Many websites employ simple rules like mandating symbols or capital letters. While this sometimes increases password complexities, it also reduces
A Productivity Assessment of Pre-Fabrication in Construction
The level of productivity within construction projects can largely influence the labor, resource, and time investment leading up to completion. For this research project, the pre-fabrication and stick-built construction techniques
Large Scale Expansion and Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an aggressive neurodegenerative disease that currently presents a significant therapeutic challenge. Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derived neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) offer a potential solution.
The Effects of Advanced Glycation End-Products and Type 2 Diabetes on Bone Regeneration
The goal of the study is to investigate the effects of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) on human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Currently, a process to create AGEs has been determined
An Investigation to Find and Characterize an Effective Catalyst for the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Cathode That Maximize the Efficiency of Hydrogen Peroxide Production and Reduce its Decomposition Rate
Developing nations are facing severe clean water shortages due to a deficiency in effective wastewater treatment methods. Microbial electrochemical cell (MXC) technology can possibly deliver better freshwater security. MXCs devices
Viability Study for a 2-Degree-of-Freedom Canfield Joint for Spacecraft Attitude Control Aplication
This project concerns itself with the development of a Canfield Joint for improved spacecraft attitude control. Current methods rely on a gimballed approach, where multiple different rocket motors fire from
Aminoglycoside Polymers in Combination Treatments for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Studies
Each year in Arizona, breast cancer causes two deaths and more than 4,600 diagnosed cases. Triple-negative breast cancer is diagnosed in 30% of breast cancer cases. This research involves the
Evaluation of a Soft-Robotic Knee Exosuit for Stair ascent
This research evaluates a soft robotic exosuit worn around the knee joint to assist in ascending stairs for post-stroke and ACL reconstruction rehabilitation. The project goal is to compensate for
Mechanical Analysis of Reinforced Foam Core Composites
The objective of this project is to perform mechanical analysis on a computationally generated foam core structure. To do this, it was deemed necessary to model the foam core in
Metabolically Engineering D-Lactate from Corynebacterium Glutamicum
Plastics used today are manufactured from oil, coal, natural gas, and contribute to environmental pollution. An alternative cost-effective bioplastic, “polylactic acid,” can be produced from D-lactate and L-lactate. D-lactic acid
In situ SEM testing for Fatigue Crack Growth: Mechanical Investigation of Titanium
The objective of this project is to characterize crack growth that occurs in titanium alloys, specifically Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V, by applying cyclic tensile loading and measuring the crack growth and
Active Temperature Managment for Transtibial Prosthetic Sockets
Transtibial amputations are rapidly increasing due to dysvascular complications associated with diabetes and 53% of amputees experience heat discomfort with their current prosthetic. Active temperature management with thermally conductive metals
A Deep Learning Autoencoder for EMG Changepoint Recognition in Robotic Applications
Electromyography (EMG) sensors can be added to a variety of devices for detecting nerve signals in muscles, but there is a need for better signal analysis techniques and more flexible
Electromagnetic Ion-Exchange Water Treatment
In the southern United States, water quality varies in its calcium hardness from 80-240 mg/L, which is an excess of minerals in the water. To reduce this excess, salt-based softeners
Personalized Browser History Anonymization
Although tools such as Tor, VPN (Virtual Private Network), and HTTPS protect the privacy of a user’s browsing, they all come at a significant cost in utility. This FURI project
Disinfection of Water with a UV-Catalyzed TiO2 Reactor
Photocatalysis, or ‘light-powered reaction’, is of growing interest in the water treatment. It is gaining attention due to its simplicity and efficiency in tackling many persistent contaminants that are harder
The Effect of Vibrotactile Stimulation on Upper Limb Proprioceptive Map Characteristics
The research makes definitive conclusions on how vibrotactile stimulation to the forefinger affects proprioceptive map error magnitude and direction. The data exhibits significant indications that vibrotactile stimulation to the forefinger
Perovskite Surface Analysis
The primary objective of this research is to eliminate optical loses in perovskite silicon tandem solar cells. To understand the characteristics of the solar cell, the research required an accurate
Soybean Robustness Modeling
The goal of this project is to identify which genes create more consistent yields in soybeans despite extreme temperatures. The research team has so far shown that there is a
AZLoop – Arizona SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Team
The AZLoop Hyperloop team is currently a group of over 100 students, from various backgrounds, working together to develop technology for the next age of transportation.
Effects of Manufacturing Methods on Piezoresistive Properties in Advanced Carbon Nanotube Based Sensors
The main objective of this research is to characterize the two fabrication techniques for manufacturing carbon nanotube-based sensors and optimize them for piezo-resistive response. The traditional method of fabrication, vacuum
Stock Market Portfolio Optimization
In 2016, 56% of Americans had less than $10,000 saved for retirement, a number far below the amount needed to cover their expenses after they are no longer working. The
Student Retention Analysis
Society will always need engineers, hence at ASU there is an interest on retaining as many students as possible. This research project attempts to use statistics to find factors that
Design and Development of a Safe and Effective Upper Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Extraction Device
Current limitations in gastrointestinal foreign body extraction devices cause the removal of esophageal food impactions to take 30-90 minutes and involve upwards of nine devices. The product development team is
Real-time Illumination Estimation for Mobile Augmented Reality
High quality rendering on mobile devices is constrained by lack of resources in terms of processing power and memory leading to low visual fidelity of the rendered scenes. Previous works,
Fabrication of Buckypaper Using 3D printing technology
The scope this FURI research project is to address the time intensive problem of fabricating buckypaper by using fused deposition modeling(FDM). Buckypaper has already shown proven benefits to society due
Swachh-X: Sustainable Recycling Sorter
This project aims toward creating a more sustainable and efficient recycling process mainly for cities. It includes motors, sensors, an interactive interface, and magnetic coils all aimed towards sorting and
Selective Electro-Fermentation of Scenedesmus Acutus
The goal of this research is to develop a flat-plate reactor, which is a type of Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC), to maximize the degradation of proteins and carbohydrates while conserving
MYO Integrated Hand Prosthesis
Functional prosthetics cost anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 USD, making it difficult for many amputees around the globe to obtain the help they need to perform everyday tasks. The MYO-Integrated
Norepinephrine and Adenosine Infused Microparticles for Brown Adipose Tissue Stimulation
The objective for this semester is to develop and optimize a protocol that consistently fabricates biodegradable microparticles of the correct dimensions, surface morphology, and narrows size distribution via fluid dynamics.
Modeling Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) Re-organization Due to Cell-ECM Mechanical Interactions
This research focused on the systematic investigation of cell-ECM mechanical interactions through quantitative examination of 165 high-resolution time-lapse data of multi-cellular systems of collective cell migration. The researcher then focused
Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethene Sustained by Microbial Chain Elongation
The objective of this research is to test the effectiveness of a novel approach for bioremediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in soil and groundwater. This approach consists of reducing TCE to
Porous Silica Films as Thermally Insulating Coatings on Windows
The deposition of transparent, porous silica films as thermally insulating coatings on windows will help reduce energy costs in buildings and homes. 90% porous silica has been characterized for its
Bioresponsive Copolymers of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Enzyme-Dependent Lower Critical Solution Temperatures
Enzyme-degradable hydrogels are desirable for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications because they mimic biological systems. The aim of the project was to synthesize and characterize injectable, bioresponsive and bioresorbable
Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter with a Go-Ahead Audio-Visual Support Capability
Quadcopters are being used across a wide range of applications due to their payload capacity and flight endurance. These qualities make the quadcopter ideal for a precision following robot that
Ground-Based Robotic Vehicle Following and Separation Control: An Image Processing Approach
This research project focuses on developing algorithms that allow for a ground-based tracker vehicle to track another ground vehicle with precise spacing control. The vehicle is outfitted with a camera
Compact Terahertz Real-Time Imaging System
The objective of this work is to design a low-profile compact Terahertz (THz) imaging system that can be installed in portable devices, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and CubeSats. The proposed
Parametric Design Optimization of Multi-Functional Honeycomb Structures for Additive Manufacturing
The objective of this research is to develop a methodology to extract optimal design parameters (cell wall thickness and the corner radius) in hexagonal honey-comb structures using finite element modeling,
ZIF-71/PDMS Mixed Matrix Membranes for Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Separations by Pervaporation
Zeolitic imidazole frameworks (ZIF) are known to improve membrane performance in biofuel separation. This research studies ZIF-71/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mixed matrix membrane performance in pervaporation of acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) solutions. Membranes with
2018 Spaceport America Cup
SEDS ASU Rocketry Division designs cutting-edge rockets for national competitions. The team believes its attention to the Entrepreneurial Mindset gives it the advantage to outperform its competitors. They combine a
Learning Modes for Sequential Decision Making Using Stochastic Search
To develop plans and operate autonomously, robots need knowledge bases encoded in PDDL, the planning domain definition language. The purpose of this research is to explore learning methods to reduce
Next Generation Composite Polymer Solid Electrolytes
Solid lithium lanthanum zirconate (LLZO) shows to be a promising candidate to replace dangerous liquid electrolytes and increase overall battery properties to meet our increasing need for energy storage. This
Sunlight-Induced Structural and Functional Changes in Graphene-Based Composite Materials
This project evaluates how the toxicity of a graphene-based material changes over time during sunlight exposure. Dose-response curves were established and half maximal effective concentration (EC50) of GO without sunlight
Microstructure-Based Multiaxial Fatigue Analysis
The research objective is to examine the fatigue strength due to various microstructural features and crystal plasticity theories, and to implement a multiaxial fatigue failure prediction model. The material microstructure
Development and Analysis of Reward-Adaptive Reinforcement Learning Agents
This research is attempting to develop an artificially intelligent reinforcement learning agent that can adapt to changes in its reward structure without performing training again. An agent has been developed
Cervical Cancer Detector
The objective of this project is to develop a cervical cancer detector using wrinkle pattern recognition and pattern recognition technology. The device can analyze cell samples with high accuracy by
Electrocatalytic and Optical Properties of Various Hydrogen-Production Catalysts Immobilized at a Polymer-nanoITO Interface
Human-engineered systems capable of converting sunlight and water to fuels offer a promising approach to a sustainable energy future. One strategy includes coupling light-capture components with molecular catalysts, capable of
Photochemical Transformation on Plasmonic Nanoparticles Via Resonant Radiated-Induced Heating
Stable coupled interactions between interfaces of plasmonic nanomaterials and electromagnetic fields have governed photophysical processes amplified by light-matter interaction. To illustrate underlying physical mechanisms responsible for chemical activity, plasmon-mediated photocatalysis
Convective Heat Transfer in a Rotary Drum
The goal of this research project is to understand how convective heat transfer affects granular materials in a rotary drum. This was accomplished by studying two different variables and controlling
Shape Memory Polymers Fabricated with Recycled Thermoplastics in 3D Printing
The research goal is to characterize the material properties of shape memory polymers (SMPs) as they are repeatedly broken down and recycled. SMPs have medical and military applications, and can
Deep Predictive Models for Collision Risk Assessment in Autonomous Driving
The research objective is the implementation of a Collision Avoidance System for automobiles using deep neural networks. The researchers have been able to generate the data set in Webots, and
Parallel Exo-Skeletal Vehicle
Exoskeletons allow the user to carry more, move more efficiently, and reduce metabolic costs of such activities. However, the Exoskeleton itself must be carried by the strength of the user,
Development of ZnSnON as a Potential Earth Abundant Solar Cell Material
This work focuses on growing ZnSnON via deposition from zinc oxide and tin oxide targets in a reactive nitrogen environment as a potential inexpensive solar material. The deposition chamber growth
Soft Robotic Mobility Device
The purpose of this research is to develop an air pumping device that improves the mobility and effectiveness of a soft robotic medical device. This research was done by optimizing
Strain and Process Development for Detoxifying Biomass
Furfural (2-furaldehyde) is a toxic by-product of lignocellulose, an accessible biomass, and reduces the bioprocess specific growth rates, product yields, and productivities of fermenting bacteria and yeast. C. basilensis, a
Lightweight Electric Motorcycle Battery
Electric cars are slowly beginning to dominate the gasoline vehicle market. This technology has not been widely explored in smaller applications like electric motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. The research
Finite Element Modeling of Micro-scale Bending Testing of Nuclear Reactor Materials
Structural reliability of nuclear fuels is key for the development of safer nuclear reactors. In this work, mechanical behavior of Uranium Dioxide (UO2) is investigated by developing finite element (FE)
Nanoporous Morphology of Dealloyed Parent Phase Ordered and Disordered Cu3Au Alloys
Nanoporous gold (NPG) has found revolutionary applications in energy and biomedicine-related fields. Despite this, there is little understanding of the detailed self-organization process during dealloying, which develops the bicontinuous solid-void
Developing Fatigueless 3-phase Nanocomposite Sensors
The research focuses on nanocomposite sensors made by inserting a carbon nanotube membrane (buckypaper) between glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) substrates. The goal is to enhance the sensor’s fatigue response by
Blood Based Mass Spectrometry Assay for Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a threat to millions of people, partly due to poor sputum-based diagnostic techniques which poses detection limitations to susceptible victims, such as pediatrics, Extrapulmonary TB, and HIV
Application of Axiomatic Distance Calculation of Incomplete Rankings in Genomics
The purpose of this project is to gain valuable insights about causal relationships between different sets of genes and diseases by designing ranking aggregation methods. The lack of comprehensive data
Using CFD Tools to Determine Aerodynamic Forces and Moments of Floating Objects in Engineering Applications
Many engineering applications involve the interaction between a fluid flow and a moving body, such as an airplane or a frisbee. Numerical simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers can
The Use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Physical Activity (PA) to Help Students with ADHD Learn
The research question being investigated is “can augmented reality(AR) and physical activity(PA) be combined using technology to create a beneficial learning experience for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)?” An
In-Situ ABI Testing of Pipeline Materials
About 45 percent of crude oil pipelines in the U.S. are over a half-century old and these pipelines deteriorate gradually. Their integrity is important to avoid leakage, which results in
Fouling performance of ZIF-71/PDMS membrane
The purpose of this research is to work on the free-standing zeolitic imidazolate framework-71 (ZIF-71)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) nanocomposite membranes and provide a technical solution to improve the yield of bio-fermentation to
App Development for Intelligent Interactive Adaptive Learning Systems: Algebra Made Wonderful!
This research project aims to identify and implement effective learning techniques into mobile applications. Recent breakthroughs in cognitive psychology have shown that typical learning techniques like rereading, underlining/highlighting, and cramming
Investigating the Effects of Photocatalytic Cementitious Material on NO
Photocatalytic cementitious materials are useful in changing environmental properties and may be useful in simultaneously decreasing air pollution. This research seeks to understand how the chemicals in car exhaust are
Mapping Variability in the Medusae Fossae Formation
The Medusae Fossae Formation is an unusual region of Mars, stretching across a part of Mars about the size of the United States, that is characterized by fine-grained deposits and