OSU School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Senior Projects


Seniors in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering at Oregon State University can culminate their experience with a senior project. Tabulated below are this year's projects with links to the teams' most recent presentation along with projects from previous years. Projects are formulated in the fall, assigned in late January, and begin in mid-February. They culminate in the OSU Engineering Expo and final presentations in mid-June. This program is administered by the Linus Pauling Engineer.

By Year: 2017, 2016, 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
 

2017

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Project Team (*denotes Team Lead)

Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage

AuYeung

 

Benjamin Appleby, Kyle Harris*, Monica Heng

Growth of Metal Organic Framework Thin Films Using Automatic Layer-by-Layer

Chang

 

Anthony Beovich, Brenton Groves*, Trey Smith

Solvent-Free Microwave Extraction of Hop Oil

Hackleman

(OilExTech)

Eunbyeol Ko*, Ryan Price, Hailey Reed

Introduction of Liquid-Liquid Extraction to CHE 415 Lab

Harding

 

Doanh Nguyen*, Dominic Smiddy, Kimberly Traeger

Comparative Analysis of Stormwater Pollutant Loads Mitigated by Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU Campus

Harding

David Eckert (Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)

Sam Albert, Maceo Gutierrez-Higgins, Jessalyn Imdieke*

Tablet-Based Molecular Diagnostics Proof of Concept Toward Infectious Disease Detection

Harding

Chantelle Domingue, Hilary Ely, and Tod Woodford (HP)

Alex Bump, Jacob Martini, Sidney Quinton-Cox, Kristen Ratcliffe*

Low-Cost Microfluidic Devices for Cancer Diagnosis

Harding

Manish Giri (Funai Corp.)

Hwangsin Cho, Stefanyda Maslova*, Destiny Moore, Derek Wong

Overprint Varnish in High-Speed Printing

Harding

Jim Kearns (HP)

Ben Gallegos*, Perrin Mao, Conner Westcott

Prototype Development of a Solar-Heated Heat Sink for Low Energy Cost Distillation

Hughes (Food Sci and Tech)

 

Adam Leibert, Matt Pesicka*, Jamie Skeie, Thomas Viggiano

Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Treatment

Radniecki

 

Ali Al Matani, Joseph Ambros, Andrea Horn*

3D Printing

Rochefort

 

Waleed Al Zakwani, Justin Gauvin*, Ellis Hammond-Pereira

Hybrid Rocket Fuel Development and Testing

Squires (MIME)

 

Talal Al Shamrani, Erik Artman, Alison Flynn*, Leif Vong

2016

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Project Team (*denotes Team Lead)

Development of a DME Fuel Cell Catalyst Testing ApparatusArnadottirAli Alnaser, Dennis Eash, Merissa Schneider-Coppolino*
Improved Distillation Column Unit Operations LabHardingMohammed Al Yaarubi, Matthew Bates*, Taylor Petersen
Health and Environmental Impacts of Stormwater Drainage from Synthetic Turf Athletic FieldsHardingDavid Eckert (Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)Sarah Frey, Jennifer Green, Caitlin Inman*
Biochar for Industrial Stormwater Media 2.0 HardingJohn Miedema (BioChar)Jon Laurance*, Isabella Lewis, Danielle Whitehurst
Design for Production of Oxalic Acid from Sugary WastesHardingKeith Bowers (Multi-Form HarvestAditya Chetty, Kacey Schaefer*
A Mobile, Point-of-Care Disease Detection Immunoassay – Proof of Concept StudyHardingManish Giri (HP)Nolan Cannady, Evan Pettit*
Tablet Driven Microfluidic Platform for Cell CountingHardingMinish Giri (HP)Mohamed Al Naamani, Zach Evans, Cassidy Howard*, Casey Hurley, Omar Rahal-Arabi
Wastewater Collection System Flow DataHardingChad Wolfe (City of Corvallis)Sam Fusick, Matthew Palmer*, Aasya Abdennour
Non-Intrusive Passive Subslab Sampling Approach for Vapor Intrusion AssessmentsHardingMichael Niemet (CH2M)Amro Al-Habsi*, John "Collin" Hall, Jacob Lum
Aprovecho Non-Electric Mobile Food DryerHardingSam Bentson (Aprovecho Research Center)Jason Allenby*, Laili Cervantes, Mitch Ridge
Dissolution Kinetics of Inorganic PhotoresistsHerman & Post-Doc Sumit SahaSung Ju Lee, Cameron McGrath*, Peter Thompson
Investigating Mass Transfer During Loading of Cryoprotectants into TissuesHigginsBronson Ayala, Kristine Nguyen, Miranda Raper*
Forced Steam Heating for Brandy StillPaul Hughes (Food Sci and Tech)Kamin Beyer, Owen Madin*, John Monroe
PLA Recycling for 3D PrintingRochefortPotentially NASAJohnathan Hesseltine, Colin Marshall, Wyatt Self*
Hydroxyethylmethacrylate Microsphere Synthesis for Bionanoparticle EncapsulationSchilkeTracy Thompson (Costanoan)Kevin Camp, Monica Figueroa*, Zhichun Zheng
Characterization of Biodegradable Polymer BlendsSimonsen (Wood Sci. & Eng.)Chris Vitello (EcNow Tech)Tristan Knopf, Nate McArthur, Noah Pearson*, Le Zhou
Hybrid Rocket Fuel Development and Testing Squires (MIME)Elizabeth Allan-Cole, Cindy Truong*, Madeline Wilson, J. "Alfredo" Vasquez

2015

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Project Team (*denotes Team Lead)

Stable Freeze Dried Enzyme-Loaded Porous Structures for Point of Care Diagnostics

Higgins and Fu

 

Joseph Long, Emily Oldenkamp*, Devin Seitz

Capture and Lysis of Dye-Loaded Endotoxin Vesicles or Bacterial Cells by the Immobilized Peptides WLBU2 or Polymyxin B

Schilke

 

Caleb De Wilde, Colleen Johnson, Gershon Starr*

Compostable Polymer Mixing Study

Simonsen (Wood Sci. & Eng.)

Chris Vitello (EcNow Tech)

Sultan Al Busaidi, Danielle Boyd*, Vanessa Kung, Elisabeth Sherry

Microfluidic Chip for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Harding

Manish Giri (HP)

Heli Li, Florin Plesa, Sarah Seals*, Rachel White

The Environmental Fate of Nano-Pesticides and Their Subsequent Toxicity in Aquatic Environments

Harper

 

Hannah Bulovsky, Zachary Wahl*

Design for Production of Oxalic Acid from Sugary Wastes

Harding

Keith Bowers (Multi-Form Harvest

Brenna Baker*, Kaitlynn Bjornson, Jennifer Lux, Tony Vickery

Non-Intrusive Passive Subslab Sampling Approach for Vapor Intrusion Assessments

Harding

Michael Niemet (CH2M Hill)

Jacob Donnally, Katie Sturdevant*, Blake Wimer

Coalescence Unit Operation Development for Microwave Mint Extraction

Hackleman

(Mint Industry Research Council)

Makayla Koeltzow, Victor Tan, Christine Turner*

Fabrication of an Audio Speaker Using Nanocellulose-Reinforced PVDF

Simonsen (Wood Sci. & Eng.)

 

Hussain Al Zayer*, Alex Van, Gregory Wu

Optimization of Return Activated Sludge Pumping Rate and Draft Tube Configuration

Harding

Stan Miller (City of Corvallis)

Jon Curry, Shumin Lu, Stephanie Rich*

Stormwater Quality Analysis on the OSU Campus

Harding

David Eckert (Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)

Harrison Holzgang, Michael Kelly*, Tracie Tran

Reduction of CO2 via Corona Discharge on Two-Phase Flow in a Microreactor

Jovanovic, Yu Miao

 

Sean Davis, Xing Jin, Camille Violet*

Improved Essential Oil Extraction via Alternative Solvents

Hackleman

Bill Dean (OilExTech)

Regan Cronin*, McKenzie Kimball, Raphael Rodriguez*, Gabrielle Westerfield

Fabrication of Prototype Separations Equipment Using 3D Printing

Yokochi

 

Abdul Aldossary, Amanda Lachner*, Scott Tan

Bioconjugation of Enzymes to Electrode Surfaces for Micro-Biosensors

Koley (Chemistry)

 

Nick Agalzoff, Mark Arsenault, Amy Jahr*

Artificial Tendon Network Implants for Tendon-Transfer Surgeries

Balasubramainian (MIME)

 

Ashley Ansolabehere, Ivan Dylhoff, John Varin*

Membrane Reactor to Microbially Convert Methane to Methanol

Semprini

 

Patrick Burns*, Miki Mizuno, Tyler Steele

Scaled-up Essential Oil Extraction

Hackleman

 

Rebecca Foster, Nicole Johnson, Emily Skrobecki*

2014

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Project Team (*denotes Team Lead)

Nanoemulsion Pesticides

Harper

 

Kayla Guldager*, Makayla Gessford, Dmitry Kaminsky, Josh Smith

Media Drying on a High-Speed Web Press

Harding

Jim Kearns (Hewlett-Packard Co.)

Pedro Alzaga-Elizondo*, Ben Byers, Justin Hill

Remediation of the Former Blue Heron Paper Company Aerated Stabilization Basin

Harding

Connor Smith (West Linn Paper Company)

Nick Kusanto*, Brent Deyo, Midori Mizuno

Microfluidics-Based Detection of Particle Properties

Harding

Manish Giri (HP)

Colin Dickens*, Kyle Brewer, Hilary Ely

Bioplastics Product Development

Harding

Chris Vitello (EcNow Tech)

Nathan Hinkle*, Erik Bateham, Galen Peterson, Jon Yip

Enhanced Particle Removal of Algae-Laden Surfaces Using Viscoelastic Fluids

Walker

 

Seth Gwin*, Eric Eichenbaum, Solomon Levinrad

Microbiological Conversion of Methane to Methanol (a biofuel) using a Plug-Flow Micro-Reactor

Semprini

 

Mia Mihailovic*, Tommy Hollenberg, Shanti Johnson

Organic Chemical Synthesis Using Integrated Microreactor and Microchannel Heat Exchanger

Harding

Todd Miller (MicroflowCVO)

Davis Weymann*, Alec Bowen, Tyler Weber

Highly Conductive and Functional Electrode Coatings

Jovanovic / Loeb

 

Ryan Koffel*, Colin Blake, Alyson Lovett

Correlating Pulp Quality Metrics to Paper Machine Performance

Harding

Casey Kramer (GP-Toledo)

Steph Walker*, Mary Isham, Hui Yan

Essential Oil Extractor Design

Hackleman

Bill Dean (OilExTech)

Kelly Gutierrez*, Sandy Cervantes, Daniel Runyon

Rainwater Catchment System

Yokochi

 

Paige Molzahn*, Jared Cordes, Kiet Phung

Segmented Radius Solar Collector

Harding

Kirman Kasmeyer (Freedom Energy)

Levi Meline*, Grant Sturman, Drew Wheeler

Production of a Novel Xylose Isomerase Enzyme in Fed-Batch Fermentation

Lajoie

Steve Potochnik (Trillium FiberFuels)

Preston Pallante*, Malak Abugrain, Sam Mihelic

Electrochemical Microsensors for High-Resolution Chemical Imaging of Biofilms

Koley (Chemistry)

 

Corey Downs*, Rachel Chan, Dustin Harris

Syrup Inventory Management Strategy in Food Product Production

Harding

Dennis Bell (Meduri Farms)

Audrey Oldenkamp*, Kevin Chen, Daryoosh Entrikin

Oregon State University Stormwater System Evaluation

Harding

Dave Eckert (Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)

Lauren Kelly*, Andrew Duff, Leif Odegard

2013

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Project Team

Solar Coffee MakerHackleman Sam Callen, Jared Fitzpatrick, Yuta Sugimota, Alex Yunker

Solar Thermal Ice Production System

Yokochi

 

Adam Gage, Logan Olsen, Peter Shoaf, Jerome Webster

Development of Nano-Lithographic Inorganic Resists

Herman & Rose Ruther

NSF Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry

Kirsten Drager, Colin Meyers, Josh Motley

Microfluidics-Based Detection of Fluid Properties

Harding

Manish Giri (HP)

Jack Gilchrist, Miri Goldade-Holbrook, Hien Nguyen, Mitchell Truong

Plant Effluent Metering and Pumping

Harding

Kirby Callis (City of Corvallis)

Brandon Hildebrand, Alex Lytton, James Teeter

Characterization of Permiselective Membranes for Glucose Sensing

Herman & Chris Durgan

Bob Cargill (Pacific Diabetes)

Jonah Flick, Jacob Johnson, Geoffrey Zath

Sea Salt Production with Potable Water Byproduct

Harding

Bob Neroni (Cannon Beach Sea Salt Co.)

Austin Danielson, Cameron Oden, Paul Robideau

Interactive Virtual Laboratories

Koretsky

 

Matt Kirsch, Cole Morgan, Daniel Reid (4 wks only)

Essential Oil Extraction

Hackleman

 

G.J. Mallari, Cathy Phillips, Tim Schulze

Characterization of Biochars and Process Development for Stormwater Remediation

Nason

John Miedema (BioLogical Carbon, LLC)

Robert Hannah, Tyler Kimmel, Sunny Ovesen, Greg Stearns

Molecular Origins of Surfactant Stabilization of a Human Recombinant Factor VIII

McGuire

 

Jakson Clark, Jade Montgomery, Ryan Squires

Compostable Polymer Mixing Study

Harding

Paul Nash, Chris Vitello (EcNow Tech)

Garrett Cogburn, Brynn Livesay, Brianna Nagel

Flat Books on a High-Speed Inkjet Press

Harding

Jim Kearns (HP)

Josh Breen, Benjamin Madrigal, Thomas Stumpfig

Rainwater Sterilization System

Yokochi

 

Anthony Amsberry, Will Steinhauff, Clayton Tyler

Synthesis of Cu Nanoparticles Using Microreactors

Harding

Steve Leith, Todd Miller (Microflow CVO)

Gaith Bedaywi, Kenneth Huang, Andrew Jeske

Recombinant MnP Production and Recovery

Lajoie

Trillium FiberFuel

Chris Child, James Patterson, Regina Pimentel

Water Treatment Using Nano-Coated Water Purification Devices

Kelly

Puralytics

Luke Cach, Cameron Glasscock, Margaret Schneider, Anthony Tahayeri

2012

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Team

TaN Reactive Sputtering Process for Electrode Applications

Conley (EECS)

 

Melanie Bishop, Nathan Meininger, Morgan von Poppenheim

Supercritical Biodiesel Production from Algae

Hackleman

 

Dan Golden, James Gunadi, Nathan Rooney

Solar Powered Steam Generator

Hackleman

 

Nick Sitts, Max Gorman, Joe Squire

Compostible Polymer Mixing Study

Harding

Paul Nash (EcNow Tech)

Chad Thomsen, Sean Crawford, Meaghan Jones

Gray Water to Toilet

Harding

Dave Eckert (Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)

Brittany Park, John Isaacs, Dennis Petersen

Aerosol Management in a High-Speed Inkjet Press

Harding

Jim Kearns (HP)

Evan Slodysko, Zach Jordan, Ezra-Mel Pasikatan

Paper Microfluidics based Disease Diagnostics

Harding

Manish Giri (HP)

Meghan Keck, Bill Bedell, Travis Heinze, Spencer Saunders

Removal of Calcium Oxalate Precipitate from Landfill Leachate

Harding

Keith Bowers (Multi-Form Harvest)

Kristina Schmunk, Michael Jue, Abhishek Yadav

Hog Fuel De-Watering Investigation for Minimization of Energy Use and Cost

Harding

Casey Kramer (GP)

Marcus Timo, Alex Bonham

Waste Fiber Recovery to Maximize Yield and Reduce Landfill Costs

Harding

Casey Kramer (GP)

Steve Anderson, Jiefeng Chen

Design and Construction of a Distillation Column

Harding

 

Nick Kraaz, Aaron Badenoch, Chris Hoff, Tomo Kubota

Design and Construction of a Chromatographic Separation Process

Harding

 

Lars Bowlin, Tom Murphy, Edwin Stearns

Surfactant Remediation in Dyeing/Finishing Plant Water Treatment

Harding

Scott Echols, John Frazier (Nike)

Evelyn Harper, Joe Anderson, Jordan Mingus

Spray Drying for Long Term Storage of Red Blood Cells

Higgins

 

Spencer Witter, Xiao-Yue Han, Arturo Valdivia

Recombinant MnP Production and Recovery

Kelly

Chris Beatty (Trillium)

Chelsea Edgmont, Ian Boucher, Jordan Hunt

Talking Waters Garden Wetland Characterization

Kelly

 

Robin Wagner, Devon Frazier

Effect of Catalyst on Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Koretsky

 

Lauren Cummings, Patrick Mills, Harrison Schadel

Microbial Fuel Cell for Power Generation from Organic Compounds

Liu/Lesnik

 

Ben Foley, Delancy Albers, Kayli Paterson

Biochar as an Alternative Adsorbent for Water Treatment

Nason

John Miedema (Thompson Timber)

Luke Injerd, Caitlin Bradach

Microscale Determination of CMC of PEO-PBD-PEO Triblock Surfactants

Schilke

 

Josh Snider, Lauren Jansen



2011

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Team

Catalyst Effects on Aligned Carbon Nanotube Growth

Koretsky

 

Michael Jee, Andrew Pearson, Warren Pinkard

Labeled Nanoparticles to Investigate Environmental Transport and Fate

Nason & Yokochi

 

Martin Constien, Brittany Crutchfield, Anthony Testa

Development and Fabrication of a Low-Cost Solar Cell

Herman & Flynn

Sharp

Ian Braly, Philip Glover

Methanol Purification for Low-Cost Biodiesel Production

Harding

Beaver Biodiesel (Daniel Shafer)

Paul Barrager, Nhat Hoang, Mitchell Martini

Supercritical Biodiesel Production and Product Evaluation

Wannenmacher & Euhus

MBI

Joseph De Wilde, Colin Reed, Keri Robinson

Essential Oil Steam Condenser

Hackleman

 

Yousef Alanazi, Troy Gzik, Justin Pommerenck, Richard Vachkov

Wastewater Nutrient Recovery Process

Harding

City of Corvallis (Keith Turner)

Casey Bushnell, Nathan Kolibaba, John Mills

Drying on a High Speed Inkjet Press

Harding

HP (Jim Kearns)

Kellen Fritch, Logan La Rossa

Sealant Development for Biodegradable Floral Containers

Harding

Western Pulp (Kaleb Stinger)

Dinara Andirova, Harrison Cassady, Matthew Yoder

Spray Drying for Long-Term Storage of Red Blood Cells

Higgins

Bend Research

Meehe Kim, Mary Mc Lean, John Simeles

Temperature Control System Using Labview

Gates & Harding

 

Nadeem Houran, Jessica Powers

Nanoscanner for Nanomaterial Property Characterization

Harper

 

Keith Beckman, Ian Davis, Lane Gray



2010

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Partner(s)

Team

Optimization of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells

Chang

 

A. Wilson (Lead), Evanado, Lebsack

Process Development for Fabrication of Microchannel Devices

Harding

Steve Leith (PNNL), Todd Miller (MBI)

Davidson (Lead), Tewksbury, White

Enhanced Heat Exchange using Microchannel Array Architectures

Harding

Steve Leith (PNNL), Todd Miller (MBI)

Carter (Lead), Perez Rodriguez

Wireless Based Condition Based Monitoring system

Harding

Marshall Field (Perpetua)

McCauley, Johnson (Lead), Hoskins, Bunte

Dispense Effects Using Thermal Inkjet for Pharmaceuticals

Harding

Heather Paris (HP)

Dornath, Pierson, Huntington (Lead)

Product Development: Sports Fizzy Drink for Underseat Bicycle Hydration System

Harding

Frank Bretl (ValEau)

Mandrawa

Ion Exchange for Cellulosic Ethanol

Harding

Steve Potochnik (Trillium)

Childress, Hammervold, Belsher, Cochran (Lead)

Modification of HPLC for Continuous-Flow Production of Nanomaterials

Herman

Voxtel

Ferron (Lead), Hostetler, Al Falasi

Mass Spectrometer Startup and Characterization of Multi-Junction Photovoltaics

Herman

Sharp

Roberts (Lead), Sherr

Perfusion Chamber Design for Cell Membrane Permeability Measurement in 3D Tissues

Higgins

 

Hudspeth, Midgett, McClanahan (Lead)

Towards Cryopreservation of Cultured Neurons: Measurement of Cell Membrane Permeability

Higgins

 

J. Wilson (Lead), Bywater, Zarfas

Development of a Nanospring Microreactor Sensor

Kelly

 

Stillwell (Lead), Elliot, Stoner

Biomass Production of the Bacteria Oenococcus Oeni

Kelly

 

Ashton, Kennedy (Lead), Leitschuh, Juenke

Optimizing Wastewater Reclamation Plant Digester Gas Usage

Kelly/Harding

Keith Turner (City of Corvallis)

K. Wilson, Seniow (Lead), Ghiglieri

Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoforests

Koretsky

 

Hemphill-Johnson, Kanaan (Lead), Cooper

Molecular Origins of Surfactant Stabilization of a Human Recombinant Factor VIII

McGuire

 

Tadehara, Dill, von Flotow (Lead)

Chain Length Effects on Nisin Adsorption to Polyethylene Oxide Layers

McGuire

 

Gerasimenko (Lead), Steyer, Sinclair

Hydrogel Composites for Spinal Disk Replacement

Rochefort

 

Lauder (Lead), Baker, Yang, Long

Development of Microchannel Reactors

Yokochi

 

Najdek, Ong (Lead), Alhamadah



2009

Project Title

Industry Sponsor

Faculty Sponsor

Team

Inkjet Deposition of Lithium Iron Phosphate for Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries

 

Chang

Putnam, Yen, Li

Micro-Channel Mass Transfer Characterization

ONAMI/MBI

Harding

Prem, Eagleson, Houck

Dispense effects using thermal inkjet for pharmaceuticals

Hewlett-Packard

Harding

Rucker, Hobbs, Saeed

Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Biomass Hydrolyzate to Ethanol

Trillium FiberFuels

Harding

Mahouski, Kim, Doyle

Remote Thermoelectric-Powered Sensors for Remote Sensing

Perpetua Power

Harding

Byman, Bishop, Miller, Crevier

Measurement of cell membrane permeability in cultured neurons

 

Higgins

Keenlyside, Robertson

Sputtering Metal Films for Microelectronics: Forming Barrier Layers Using CuX Targets

 

Koretsky

Walker, Mehio, Nefcy

Surfactant interactions with human recombinant Factor VIII at air-water interfaces

 

McGuire

Dunn, Graham, Reitmajer

Nanobiosensors

 

Minot (Physics)

Fitzgerald, Maloney, Howell

Process Testing for Household Water Treatment Invention

CH2M Hill

Nason

Heinze, Oleksak, Jacroux

Synthesis of doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles

 

Nason, Yokochi

Timson, Le, Roth

Hydrogel Composites for Spinal Disk Replacement

 

Rochefort, Brian Bay (MIME)

Newbloom, Lim, Cary

Bone Matrix Production by Gel-Embedded Osteoblasts

 

Turner (Nutrition)

Edwards, Nickerson, Fifer

Biodiesel Production via a Continuous Catalytic Packed Bed Reactor

ONAMI/MBI

Wannenmacher

Van Norman, Knapp, Bunn

Exploration of Low-Cost Implementation of Reactive Systems in Microreactors

 

Yokochi

Varin, Deland, Weber

Microalgae Growth in Media Encapsulated with Membrane Tubes

 

Yokochi

Sexton, Reed, Gardiner


2008

Project Title

Faculty Sponsor

Industry Sponsor

Team

The use of recycled plastics in the design of insulated panels for "green building" applications

Rochefort

Insulastics

McDonald, Mauger, Anhorn

Lab to Pilot scale Microwave Mint Oil Extractor

Hackleman

Mint Industry Research Council

D. Bailey, Langbehn, C. Bailey

Biodegradable Polymer

Hackleman

 

Kim, Coolman, Kanamori

Design of a flow chamber for measuring cell membrane permeability

Higgins

 

Dennis, Coblyn

Pretreatment application of ligninolytic enzymes

Kelly

 

Ebrahimi, Daalkhaijav, Rodriguez

Heat transfer in small sustainable thermoelectric power sources

Harding

Perpetua Power Sources

Delaney, Austin, Wills, Coussens

Controlling Protein-Surface Interactions to Improve Production of Recombinant Factor VIII

McGuire

 

Gray, Thompson

Algae growth for biofuels

Yokochi

 

Robinson, Bruce, Herzog

A Micro-Scale Mass-Exchanger for Forward Osmosis: Inland Desalination Operation and Disposal in Rural, Isolated Communities

Yokochi

MBI

Bertram, Cunningham, Traverso



Linus Pauling Engineer: Dr. David Hackleman

2007

Team algaeoil: Growth of Algae for Biodiesel Production

Team Process Emulator: Reincarnation of a Process Emulation Test lab device from an 80's version.

Team arsenicout: Abating Arsenic in Drinking Water Using Alumina Sorbents

Team mint: Microwave mint oil extraction process.

Team bioetch: Plasma Etching of Bacterial Films

Team Polymer: Development of a biodegradeable polymer from waste glycerin from biodiesel manufacture.

Team biofuelit: Construction of a Scale model operating Biodiesel Production Plant

Team Polysolve: Identification and demonstration of a replacement solvent for poly gas pipe in-situ welding

Team Biodiesel Fiji: Developing a Biodiesel Manufacturing Process Suitable for use in Fiji.

Team uR (Microreactor): Manufacture of a micro reactor through Ink-Jet and UV Curable Polymer.

Team Nanocompsits: Development of Magnetic Nanocomposits.

Team VacDistill: Development of a vacuum distillation system for biofuel manufacture purification.

Team BioDiesel Base: Investigating local waste bases for use as the catalyst for Biodiesel manufacture.

 


 

2006

Team algaeoil: Growth of Alge for Biodiesel Production

Team hercolube: Reducing Contamination of Hercolube

Team arsenicout: Abating Arsenic in Drinking Water Using Alumina Sorbents

Team mint: Energy Analysis of Mint Oil Distillation Process

Team bioetch: Plasma Etcing of Bacterial Films

Team nisintie: Preparing Antibacterial Coatings by Attaching Nisin to Surfaces

Team biofuelit: Design of a Pilot Scale Biodiesel Production Plant

Team oxymod: Finite Element Modeling of Wet Oxidation of Silicon

Team citrateit: Preparing Biocompatible Coatings Using Surface Tethered Citrate

Team pamam: Production of Modified Dendrimers for Drug Delivery

Team cnanotube: Assembly and Characterization of a Carbon Nanotube Preparation Reactor

Team solarspin: Preparing Photovoltaic Stacks by Spin Coating With Nanostructured Precursors

Team gofuelcell: Characterization of Power Density of Fuel Cell Stacks Supplied With Bacterial Hydrogen

 


 

2005

Biodiesel Manufacturing and Testing

Micro Membrane Phosphate Filter

Polymers from Glycerol Waste

Liq-Liq Extraction purification of Biofuel

Biodiesel Microreactor

Femlab Spin Coat process Modeling

Landfills and Fuel Cells

PECVD Diamond Film Generation

Temperature effect on CVD Si3N4 growth

LPCVD Nanotube Generation

Rate Constant study on CVD Si3N4 growth

Photocatalysis decomposition of organics

Carbon Nanotube Synthesis

Team 14


 

2004


 

2003

1. Investigation into the manufacture of BioDiesel through the use of supercritical fluid conditions.

The objective is to develop a process that will dramatically reduce the time for the biodiesel chemical reaction and simplify the separation. The mid-term presentaiton is here, and the final here.

 

2. Exploring Fuel Cell utilization to generate electricity from collected landfill gas.

A local land fill (Coffin Butte) is considering adding electro-generation capacity and would like to use a fuel cell. The gas composition from the landfill contains materials that would poison the membranes. The mid-term presentation is here and the final here.

 

3. Chemical Mechanical Polishing study

A research group wishes to utilize CMP and needs to install and characterize a system recently acquired. The mid-term presentation is here. The final is missing.

4. A Polymeric Optical Waveguide for Integrated Circuit Technology

Optically transparent transistors are in development at OSU. These devices could utilize polymeric waveguides, if they can be created by gradient index of refraction polymers coated on the material. The mid-term presentation is missing, the final here.

 

5. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Nitride and Cleaning processes.

The cleaning process is known to dramatically affect the deposition rate. This experiment is to learn some of the parameters that control deposition. The mid term presentation is here, the final here.

 

6. Use of Recycled Polymers for Impact Absorbing devices

Auto bumpers, personal protection devices, and projectile deflectors currently use very expensive engineered materials. Some of these applications might be suitable for recycled polymers instead. The mid term presentation is missing, the final here.

 

7. Analysis of Soy Sauce Fermentation

Soy sauce requires a very long fermentation cycle there may be opportunity for process acceleration, but does the Sauce retain its characteristic taste and other qualities? The mid term presentation is here, the final here.

 

8. Plasma etching polymers for superhydrophobic surface generation

Can one manufacture a superhydrophobic surface in a polymer through the use of plasma etching? If so, it might be useful in biomaterials applications. The mid term presentation is here, the final here.