Construction of Plasmid DNA for the Heterologous Expression of Ester Forming Enzymes

Developing a microbial system that increases the production of sustainable solvents like ethyl lactate will have environmental and economic impacts.

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A Fluorescent Technique for Sensing Melt Transitions of Semi-Crystalline Polymer Thin Films

Using fluorescence to tune the melting temperature and crystallization behavior of polymer films will improve biodegradable multilayer packaging.

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A Novel Approach to Perform Rank-One Updates in Machine Learning

Developing efficient and error-free machine learning algorithms would lead us to more equitable and informed decisions.

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3D Printed Jet-Based Cooling Heat Exchanger for Electronic Devices

Using a 3D-printed jet cooler will improve the thermal efficiency of medical electronic devices and will reduce the risk of thermal injuries.

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Fabrication of Oxide-Inclusions in Liquid Metal

New soft metallic materials will allow for the creation of cheaper and lighter electronics with flexible properties.

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Investigation on the Adsorption of Selenium Oxo-Anions on Hematite and Alumina Surfaces

Understanding the factors affecting Selenium adsorption will help develop selective adsorption systems that can improve the water resources.

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Schlieren Optics and Photoacoustic Imaging Development

Incorporating optical techniques into current photoacoustic Imaging systems will provide real-time reconstructions, reducing diagnostic times.

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Performing Phenotypical Studies For An Adaptable Multi-Modality pH-Sensitive Nanoprobe for Real-Time Monitoring of Engineered Cells and Tissues

Studying noninvasive cell and tissue monitoring nanoprobes will facilitate their commercial application to improve drug screening and production.

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Weight and Moment Estimations for Small Fixed-Wing UAVs

Creating a weight estimation tool will allow for better design decisions regarding small unmanned aircraft.

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Pandemic Agent-Based Modeling in a Learning Environment

Creating a model that reflects pandemic transmission in a learning environment will allow for the analysis of alternative classroom layouts.

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Structural Beam Based Stereolithography for Rapid Continuous Additive Manufacturing

Developing volumetric 3D printing will provide a novel advanced manufacturing tool that can fabricate 3D objects within seconds.

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Modeling the Complexity of Sankey Diagrams

Creating a metric to algorithmically analyze Sankey Diagrams will help model and quantify their complexity.

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Metabolite-based Cancer Vaccine to Modify Immunometabolism and Prevent Melanoma Growth in Aging Mice

Developing a novel metabolite-based vaccine strategy will modulate immune responses thereby preventing melanoma growth.

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Expanding Gene Expression Tools in Cyanobacteria

Investigating coordinated behavior in cyanobacteria will help improve the cost and efficiency of production methods of sustainable biofuels.

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Metabolic Engineering for Robust Natural Product Biosynthesis in C. glutamicum

Constructing a pathway to produce a flavinoid from bacteria will allow for more efficient harvesting of it and, thus, higher yields.

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Monitoring Upright Posture in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: Foundations for a System to Provide Real-Time Feedback

Introducing a new system of rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease will slow down the progression of stooped posture that is characteristic of the disease.

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Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric Material with Metallic Structures via Electrically Assisted Stereolithography

Developing electrically assisted 3D printing enables the fabrication of metallic and polymeric material in one step for various applications.

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Traffic Analysis with Drone Videos

Developing a system for traffic analysis with drone videos and advanced computer vision will improve traffic monitoring.

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Simultaneous Microscale Optical Spectroscopy and Thermoreflectance Analysis

Relate light spectrum and temperature will help optimize solar cell design for improved energy harvesting efficiency.

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Maintaining Long Term Adherence to BRIDGES Protocols

Creating a mobile health application for the REACH Institute will help youth develop skills in coping mechanisms, future planning and conflict resolution.

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Analyzing the Effects of Conduction, Convection, and Radiation in a Rotary Drum

Studying heat transfer efficiency to particles in a rotary drum will help reduce energy consumption in chemical manufacturing industries.

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Modeling Mechanical Properties of Fibrous, Polymer Scaffolds as a Function of Fiber Alignment

Developing empirical models for tissue engineered scaffold properties will help target desired features that can match native tissue and promote healing.

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5-DOF Simulations for Parametric Assessment of Missile Engagement Envelope

Analyzing and evaluating surface-to-air missile engagement limits allows for continued defense against airborne adversaries.

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Development of a Genome Engineering Approach for the Modulation of Vascular Phenotypes

The successful implementation of the CRISPR interference system will allow for the advancement of cardiovascular therapeutics.

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3D Printing of Energy-Free Liquid Transport Microchips with Bioinspired Hierarchical Structures

Developing bioinspired liquid transport structures provides an advanced tool to transport liquid on a large scale without external power.

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A Systematic Study of Pooled Testing Procedures for SARS-CoV-2

Analyzing and optimizing group testing strategies can increase the throughput of COVID-19 testing while reducing time and cost.

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Phosphorus Accumulation in the Gilbert Riparian Preserve Aquifer Recharge Ponds

Quantification of the accumulation of phosphorus in a managed aquifer recharge system will help to improve management techniques.

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Reducing Air Pollutants and Analyzing the Products of Nitric Oxide Conversion Over Photocatalytic Cementitious Materials

Investigating the reactions of nitrogen-containing compounds across novel surfaces will help develop passive systems for reducing air pollution.

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Polyethylene

Designing a process to break down plastic will help it be upcycled into useful products.

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TEM Image Simulations of Structural Dynamics on CeO2-supported Pt Catalysts

Studying the structural dynamics of catalytic materials may improve their efficiency, such as those used in car catalytic converters.

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Investigation of Reactive Oxidative Stress Using a Uniaxial Stretch Model to Simulate Physiological Micromotion Induced Cyclic Strain on Brain

Investigating the impact of micromotion on implants will lead to a better understanding of the role of mechanical stresses in the dysfunction and failure of neuromodulation devices.

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Auto-generation of Spatial SQL Queries

Designing a synthetic query generator can learn from a minimal number of human interactions will make human database interactions seamless.

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Using Cyanophycin Production as a Screening Method for Cyanophycin Synthetase Activity

Developing a high-throughput screening method for E. coli activity will help identify novel enzyme variants that produce new bioplastics.

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Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of Perovskite Film for Solar Cell Fabrication

Fabricating solar cells using electrically assisted 3D printing improves the density and morphology for conductivity and energy efficiency.

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DSL Interface for Spatio-Temporal Perception Logic Specifications

Designing a language interface used to verify perception system requirements will increase the accessibility and reliability of the verification process.

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Solar Membrane Desalination

Using nanotechnology to enable solar-driven desalination will create more resilient systems for remote, off-grid water treatment.

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Adversarial Attacks on Autonomous Driving with Physically Realizable Patterns

Studying the behaviors of autonomous driving systems when encountering adversarial physical objects will help improve robustness and security.

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Study Examining Human Postural Stability with Perturbations Applied Utilizing Dual-Axis Robotic Platform

Studying human stability under 2D perturbations will aid the development of assistive devices and rehabilitation methods to improve balance.

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MXene Particle Synthesis and Their Scalability

Developing scalable synthesis of nanoparticles will improve piezoresistive and wearable technology applications.

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The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Startle Response

Understanding the effect of sleep deprivation on the motor skill learning center of the brain by studying the startle reflex will enhance rehabilitation techniques.

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Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of PEDOT:PSS Film for Solar Cell Fabrication

Studying and optimizing the printing parameters provides a promising large-scale manufacturing technique of solar cells for renewable energy.

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Building a Regulatory Network to Explore the Immune Landscape of Mesothelioma

Building a regulatory network using mesothelioma patient data will improve personalized cancer treatments.

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Real Time Visualization of Magnetic Field Lines for Educational Purposes

The ability to detect and visually map magnetic field lines can be used to create education modules for students.

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Cell Viability of Insulin-Producing Cells After Injection Into Complex Hydrogel Shapes in Macroencapsulation Device

Designing molding devices for donor islet cells and hydrogels will help restore insulin production for people with type 1 diabetes.

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Mixed Reality Hardware for Hands On Virtual Science Labs

Developing lab software and hardware will enable online students to have a more hands-on lab experience at home.

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Enhancing Natural Genetic Transformation in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 via Multimeric Integration

Improving genetic transformation techniques in cyanobacteria could allow for sustainable, large-scale production of renewable feedstocks.

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Effect of Impurities on Shock-Induced Phase Transformations in Silica Glasses

Discovering how glass can form new structures during ballistic impact will protect the lives of warfighters with molecular dynamics.

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Reprocessable Thermoset Photopolymers in 3D Printing Application

Developing photopolymers that can be effectively recycled and reused after their service will improve the sustainability of 3D printing.

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Investigation of Stokes Number Effects on Particle-Laden Flows

Studying particle-laden flows will help current infrastructure responsible for transporting fluids become more energy-efficient.

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Accurate Timing Reference Using GPS Signal and Arduino

Development of a low-power, portable system that outputs an accurate timing reference can help with national security in situations of intermittent GPS availability.

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The Use of a Virtual Cane for Improving Standing Postural Stability

Developing and verifying a new virtual cane assistive device will improve human standing balance in real-life challenging environments.

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Sonication-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of B4C Nanosheets for Fabrication of a Solar Steam Generator

Making cheap nanosheets to use in a steam generator may improve sunlight capture for better efficiency.

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Development of a Wearable Hybrid-PassiveAnkle-Foot Orthosis for Rehabilitative and Assistive Applications

Developing an efficient ankle-foot orthosis will help the elderly and those with neuromuscular disorders to walk.

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Autonomous Online PID Tuning Algorithm and Implementation on a Knee Exoskeleton

Designing an autonomous online tuning method to optimize torque tracking ability will improve a wearable rehabilitative knee exoskeleton.

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Prototyping of a 5G Ad-Hoc Cellular System on Hardware Kits

Using a Raspberry Pi together with hardware kits to implement a cellular system will create a robust network capable of supporting a massive number of users.

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Analysis of Biomolecules Using a Novel Sapphire-Supported Nanopore

Improving DNA analysis may lead to better biomarker detection and the creation of DNA-based storage systems capable of storing secured data.

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Simulation-Guided Preparation of 3D In Vitro Models with Predictable Oxygen Distribution

Modeling tissue oxygenation with MRI-based oximetry will provide insight into the cellular response to hypoxia and validate the design of 3D tissue scaffolds.

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Propagation of Interictal Spikes in Epilepsy

Studying the spatiotemporal dynamics of interictal spikes will help unravel their role and utility in epilepsy.

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Directly Relating Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) Data to Membrane Conductivity during Neural Activity In Vitro

Analyzing a medical imaging technique's ability to detect neural activity will help improve understanding and treatment of the human brain.

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Model-on-Demand (MoD) Estimation for Behavioral Intervention Optimization

Applying Model-on-Demand estimation to model physical activity allows researchers to provide more effective behavioral health interventions.

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Synthesis on 2D Quantum RTe3 and Characterization to Confirm its CDW States

Confirming the CDW states in RTe3s and understanding them as a function of variable parameters will help in speculating it as a superconductor.

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Evaluation of Algae-Derived Carbon Adsorbents for Direct CO2 Capture from Ambient Air

Studying the adsorption performance of algae-derived carbon adsorbents will provide another way to reduce carbon emissions.

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Antimicrobial Effect of Sulfidized Silver Nanoparticles After a Three-Month Operation Period in a Reverse Osmosis Module for Biofouling Control

Studying the antimicrobial coating of sulfidized silver nanoparticles will help biofouling mitigation and maintained performance.

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Control of Tissue Homeostasis, Tumorigenesis, and Degeneration by Coupled Bidirectional Bistable Switches

Understanding how Hippo signaling regulates tissue states will allow for development of therapies for cancers and degenerative diseases.

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Assessing Technology Best Suited for Regenerative Medicine Biomanufacturing Biomonitoring

Applying sensing technology to monitoring cell culture growth and quality will maintain and improve quality control of manufacturing.

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A Comparison of CRISPR/Cas-Derived Genome Editing Methods for hPSCs

Studying the benefits of alternative CRISPR systems will allow for the optimization of gene editing project designs.

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Factors that Influence Ankle Stiffness During the Stance Phase of Walking

Predicting the stiffness of the human ankle joint will add to the toolkit that clinicians use for assessing patients.

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Flux Balance Analysis of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 for the Production of D-lactate

Mathematically analyzing the metabolism of a cell will help produce sustainable alternatives for fossil-fuel industries.

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Statistical Modeling of Drug Release from Spherical Surface-Degrading Particle Batch

Analyzing variation within microsphere batches and its effects on drug release will help dictate manufacturing parameters.

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Lower Motor Neuron Degeneration Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Determining how traumatic brain injury affects neurodegeneration will help design and target stem cell replacement therapies and improve quality of life.

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Online Prediction for Vision-based Active Pursuit using a Domain Agnostic Offline Motion Model

Emulating the function of vision-related neurons in predators can enhance the ability of autonomous vehicles to navigate in rapidly changing environments.

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RF (Radio Frequency) Micro-Coil Design for Small Animal MRI

Designing a resonance frequency (RF) coil for a small animal MRI will allow for more accurate images.

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Alternative Promoter Usage Using Transcription Start Sites

Developing an innovative tool for analyzing tissue- and disease-specific gene expression will help improve understanding and research in this area.

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Design of a Controller for a Lizard Inspired Tube Inspection Robot

Designing a force feedback controller for a Lizard Inspired Tube Inspection Robot will improve its mobility for inspection along boiler tubes.

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Vibro-Thermal Device for Socio-Emotional Communication through Pattern Generation

Designing a haptic device can enhance social or emotional communications over long distances.

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Transfecting B35 Neuroblastoma Cells with Near Infrared Protein for Photoacoustic Detection

Cell labeling will help expand the depth of imaging in tissues to advance the study of neurological disorders.

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How Does Simulated Physiological, Cyclic Stretch Affect Oxygen Demand at Neural Interfaces?

Investigating how physiological micromotion modulates mitochondrial activity will help improve neural interface designs for neuromodulation.

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Testing Method of Soft Actuator

Designing a platform that can test the stiffness of soft joint actuators will allow for a better understanding of the limitations of these joints.

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panCanSYGNAL

Creating a web application for cancer researchers studying lung cancer will help them to discover trends, study data and develop hypotheses.

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Photoacoustic Imaging with Schlieren Optics to Provide Real-Time Imaging

Combining photoacoustic imaging with optical techniques will enable real-time image reconstruction for applications in research and clinics.

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Data Offloading in 5G Wireless Networks

Machine learning can implement data relays between users in wireless networks, improving performance by reducing demand on base stations.

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Electrocorticography Array for Simultaneous Measurement of Local Field Potentials and Tissue Oxygenation

An accessible microelectrode array will allow researchers across multiple disciplines to study tissue oxygenation and local field potentials.

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Development and Validation of a Custom Soft-Body FEA Simulator for Rapid Prototyping

Systems that automate the iterative process of concept design will help people create better robots in less time.

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Using Machine Learning to Quantify Colorimetric Assays from Cell Phone Photos

Building a machine learning algorithm for cell phones to objectively quantify results of colorimetric assays to increase accessibility and portability.

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Engineering Bacteria to Secrete Cellulases for Breaking Down Cellulose into Glucose

Enabling bacteria strains to produce enzymes creates a cost-effective alternative to purchasing costly enzymes for research.

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The Impact of External Factors on Multiple-Choice Exams

Studying the impact of exam composition on how students perform will allow educators to design exams with greater efficacy.

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Developing Robust Defenses for Deep Neural Networks

Developing defenses for machine learning algorithms in computer vision will keep people safe from manipulative attacks.

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Mini Containers Research Project

Optimizing the energy use in the transportation of fresh produce by creating individual environmentally controlled containers.

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Understanding Machine vs Human Generated Text in News Articles

Designing an algorithm to identify if a text article is written by a human or is machine generated will help defend against disinformation.

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Adsorptive CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Zeolites

Studying the effectiveness of nanozeolites for the removal of CO2 from ambient air at varying relative humidities can provide a solution to reduce pollution in commercial and residential spaces.

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Ambient Ozone Removal Using Cement-Based Materials

Investigating the ozone-removing properties of coated surfaces that are the building blocks of structures will help improve air quality.

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Designing a Low-Cost and Power-Efficient DC-Biasing System for Reconfigurable Reflective Surfaces in the Terahertz Spectrum

Establishing an effective, low-cost DC biasing circuit for wireless systems increases the security and reliability of communications for all end users.

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Microneedles for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Studying a transdermal delivery of a chemotherapy drug to bypass side effects and increase dose efficiency

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Establishing a Testing Method for Axially Continuous Graphene-Coated Copper Wire in High Power Transmission Applications

Studying the electrical properties and failure behavior of axially continuous graphene-coated copper wire will improve future power systems.

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Designing Personalized Assistive Technology for Student with Cerebral Palsy

Using auditory feedback to enhance spatial perception and navigation will enable the student with cerebral palsy to have more independence.

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Detection of Irradiated Foods Packed in Plastic and Glass Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometry

Identifying free radical concentration in foods exposed to radiation can enable the consumer to limit their intake of cancer-causing foods.

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Evaluating How Empathy Optimizes Transparency and Trust in pHRI

Incorporating robots with empathy will help build human trust and optimize the transparency in collaboration with the robot.

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Employing Deep Learning and GPS Outdoor Positioning for Vision-Aided mmWave Beam Prediction

Utilizing deep learning frameworks to develop an optimized beam training model capable of predicting the optimal direction of mmWave signal will improve communications performance.

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Size-Tunable Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery after Traumatic Brain Injury

Designing novel drug delivery nanoparticles will help improve treatment and reduce the burden of neurological diseases.

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Engineering High Yield Production of L-Serine in Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Metabolically engineering cyanobacteria will lead to the efficient production of renewable chemicals using sustainable resources.

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Modeling and Control of Rocket Ascent in a Vertical Plane

Understanding the dynamics of rocket ascent aids in understanding rocket descent dynamics and eventually how to land rockets for reuse.

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Synthesis of 2D Transition Metal Oxides

Exploring new methods of synthesizing new 2D materials may enable enhanced properties for future applications.

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FPGA Powered Infrared Imaging of Hypersonic Missiles

Developing infrared imaging and artificial intelligence solutions can help prevent hypersonic missile attacks in vulnerable regions.

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Understanding the Impact of the Tempo of Distractions on Cognitive Ability

Studying the impact of the frequency of audio distractions on cognitive performance will grant insight into optimal learning environments.

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Determine Failure Mode and Bending Load Capacity of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Square Tubes for Design of Support Structure of Small UAS (Unmanned Aerial System)

Understanding failure of composite structures leads to efficient use of resources, an increase in safety and an improved design process.

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Cost and Lead Time Reduction of Replacement Piping Using Additive Manufacturing

Testing the mechanical properties and weldability of 3D-printed parts will help build a sustainable solution to minimize cost and repair lead time.

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