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SESEY Student Projects

Students attending SESEY will spend a week with a research group in either the Chemical or Bioengineering program at Oregon State University. Each student will work with a faculty member and college student mentors on a week-long project in an area such as:

 

  • Plastics recycling
  • Biomedical polymers
  • Materials processing for microelectronics
  • Bioprocess and biomedical technology
  • Waste remediation using natural systems
Student projects varied from aquaculture facility design, to how beads do not sink or float in the ORBITZ drink. All these projects are very interesting. Please check them out:


ChE = Chemical Engineering BioE = Bioengineering
BE = Biological Engineering BRE = Bioresourse Engineering
 

2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 /1999 / 1998 / 1997
SESEY Lab Projects

2003
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Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Gel...what's the difference anyways?
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Samantha Lewis and Amy Harvey)
By Tina Coop and Priscilla Nguyen
Studies of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for Treatment of Lameness in Horses
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Heidi Schmidt and Jocelyn Frey)
By Colleen Smalley and Emily Lesiak
WIRED: Saving Oregon's Historic Bridges from a "crumbly" demise.
Dr. Milo Koretsky (Mentor: Erik Muehlencamp)
By Bo Liu and Sarah Pagter
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors.
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentor: Kwame Adom )
By Mahmoud Hayat and Will Farrell
Design of Gel Bead Reactors for Production of Pharmaceuticals from Algae
Dr. Goran Jovanovic (Mentors: Julia Park and Jason Hughson)
By Aaron Graham and Ashley Reeser
Kidney Dialysis: How does it really work?
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Eric Mock and Tricia Lytton)
By Kristen McAlpine and Emily Norvell
Microprocessor Production: The use of a Plasma Barrel Etcher to make microchips
Dr. Chih-Hung Chang (Mentor: Austin Massey)
By Acacia Caraballo and Paul Filichkin
Microscale Device Fabrication: Electromechanical Deposition (EMD) of Metals
Dr. Chih-Hung Chang (Mentor:Joani Kroon)
Chemical Mechanical Planarization: Making Silicon Wafers "flat enough" to produce Pentium Chips
Dr. Milo Koretsky (Mentor:Jason Hower)
By Eran Chantrell and Bobby O'Ryan
Curing Cancer: Delivery of Hydrophobic Drugs
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentor: Tanja Honrichhuasen)
By Chandra Varney and Sophia Cai
Painless Drug Delivery: Alternative Methods Using Surfaces and Membranes
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentor: Iva Jovanovic)
By Miranda Fix and Michelle Zhao
Preparation of anti-thrombotic materials for blood contact using grafted Heparin.
Dr. Joe McGuire (Mentors: Brianna Anderson-Gregg, Hyo Jin and Omkar)
By Amy Mayberry and Johnathan McGrath
Antimicrobial Coatings: how to make "bad things" NOT stick around.
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentor: Danielle Leiske and Alia Mulder)
By Nikki Buck and David Brink-Roby
Using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to optimize the separation and analysis of vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 in commercial vitamin tablets and foods.
Dr. Christine Pastorek (Mentor: )
By Travis Crisp and Joanna Magner
Antibiotics in Your Backyard
Drs. Michelle Bothwell, and Joe McGuire (Mentors: Rachel McKenna)
By Bethany Vogeney and Pahua Cha


2002
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Curing Cancer:
Delivery of Hydrophobic DrugsDrs.
Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentors: Stephanie Dukovcic and Rachel McKenna) Betsy Strobel and Carissa Barney
Painless Drug Delivery:
Alternative Methods Using Surfaces and Membranes
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentor: Iva Jovanovic) Brittany Brown and Amy Black
Proteins Unfurled! Dr. Mike Schimerlik (Mentor: Zeb Jones) Nancy Doremus and Jessie Dodge-Gittins
Preventing Infection:
Adsorption of Antibiotics onto Catheters
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentor: Clayton Jeffries) Adrienne Oda and Audrey DeWitte
Antibiotics in Your Backyard:
Drs. Michelle Bothwell and Joe McGuire (Mentors: LiLi Chu and Rachel McKenna) Aja Williams, Tiffany Potts and Christina Overbeck
Diffusion through Gels with Applications to Drug Delivery and Artificial Organ Design
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Rachel Peroutka and Szabolcs Frakas) Montae Cooper, Alissa Kehr and Amanda Buck
Synthetic Replacements for Synovial Fluid for Knee Joint Lubrication
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Tarek Fadel and Katie Vollmert)
Marie Peroutka and Alia Mulder
Studies of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for Treatment of Lameness in Horses
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentors: Danielle Leiske and Liz Spencer)
Elizabeth Reigel and Emilee Edwards
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors.
Dr. Skip Rochefort (Mentor: Kwame Adom)
Samantha Lewis and Sarah Quint
Design of Gel Bead Reactors for biomedical and environmental applications
Drs. Liljana Mojovic and Goran Jovanovic (Mentor: Sarah Freilich)
Priya Bhatt and Levana Goldberg
Microprocessor Production: The use of a Plasma Barrel Etcher to make microchips
Dr. Chih-Hung Chang (Mentor: Erik Muehlenkamp)
Vinu Lakkur and Sarah Bronner
Microscale Device Fabrication: Electromechanical Deposition (EMD) of Metals
Dr. Chih-Hung Chang (Mentors: Danielle Villaret, Mary Fowler and Giang Ma)
Cerise McLaren and Mahmoud Hayat
Fish Scale Toxin Detector Patch - Flow Distribution Studies
Dr. Deborah Pence (Mentors: Jeremy Siekas and Mario Apreotesi)
Joanna Megner and Danielle Wagner
Computerized Thermometers - from Sauna to Freezer Control (LEGO Robotics)
Dr. Keith Levien (Mentor: Meghaan Smith)
Nikhil Prem and Neil Gosh
CUCMe: Computer Visions from Chemical Engineering on the Web (LEGO Robotics)
Dr. Keith Levien (Mentor: Meghaan Smith)
Jocelyn Frey and Sarah Pagter
2001
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Antibiotics in Your Backyard
Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire, and Cindy Bower,
BRE (Amy Teegarden, mentor) Pulelehua Kimball and Julie Meloy
Design of Gel Bead Reactors for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
Drs. Ljijana Mojovic and Dr. Goran Jovanovic, ChE (Virginia McMakin, mentor)
Justin Siu and Shanuna Glasser
Diffusion through Gels with Applications to Drug Delivery and Artificial Organ Design
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Szabolcs Farkas, mentor) Moriah Osberg and gillian Siu
Curing Cancer:
Delivery of Hydrophobic Drugs Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire, and Cindy Bower,
ChE (Justin Hiestand, mentor) Jahan Behbahany and Samuel Siu
Drug Recovery:
Separating and Recovering Lung Surfactant Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire and Cindy Bower,
BRE (Clayton Jeffries, mentor) Meghaan smith, Tiffany Graville and Luke Fitzpatrick
Microprocessors Prodution:
The use of a Plasma Barrel Etcher to make Microchips Dr. Skip Rochefort and Rina Permenassri,
ChE (Adam Welander,mentor) Hester Wan, Karen Metclaf and Brian Blair
Painless Drug Delivery:
Alternative Methods Using Surfaces and Membranes Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire
and Cindy Bower, BRE (Megan Oest, mentor) Kate Rooney and Nimoul Than
Plastics in Daily Life --what are they, where are they, and how do they end up?
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Tim Cook, mentor) Emily Allstot and Manida Wungjiranirun
Preventing Infection: Adsorption of Antibiotics onto Catheters
Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire and Cindy Bower, BRE (Iva Jovanovic and Rachel McKenna, mentors)
Emily Burns and Amy Wu
Saving Preemies:
Designing a Replacement Lung Surfactant Drs. Michelle Bothwell, Dr. Joe McGuire and Cindy Bower,
BRE (Chris Cuddy and Patrick Lew, mentors) Sarah Yamin and Colleen Collins
Synthetic Replacements for Synovial Fluid for Knee Joint Lubrication
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Brandon Barrett, Hai Le and Stephanie Hobbs, mentors)
Amber Gergen and Christin Lai
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Kwame Adom adn Raz Ali, mentors) Gary Kim and Katherine Ingle


2000
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Building a better "Band-Aid"
Dr. Cindy Bower, BioE (Mentor: Adam Higgins) Sarah Kirk and Myoka Wambalaba
Purifying valuable biomedical products
Dr. Cindy Bower, BioE (Mentor: Megan Oest) Alana Porter and Pamela Johnston
Fighting Cancer:
Hydrophobic Drug formulation and release mechanisms Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe
McGuire, BioE (Mentor: Brandon Togioka) Meghaan Smith, Sonny Thammasouk, Yuxing Zheng
Inhibiting clot formation on implantable medical devices
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BioE (Mentor: Dr. Lei Shi (Stone)) Rachel Peroutka and Karmen Chan
Designing a transdermal patch for Drug Delivery
Dr. Cindy Bower, BioE (Mentor: Bory Kea) Rachel Wyatt and Iva Jovanovic
Isolating anti-microbial compounds from Oregon Plants
Dr. Cindy Bower, BioE (Mentor: Rachel McKenna ) Kelly Slaughter and Sydnie Yao Reed
Evaluation of a Hollow Fiber Kidney Module for removal of wastes from blood
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentor: Brandon Barrett) Tiffani Lee and Andy Fitzpatrick
NASA "Zero-Gravity" Project:
Design of Fluidized Bed Bioreactors for the Space Station Dr. Goran Jovanovic,
ChE (Mentors: Heather McCaig and Brian Reed) Mahogony Gordon and Jennifer Miller
Synthetic Replacements for Synovial Fluid for Knee Joint Lubrication
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentor: Eric Mock and Hai Le) Kaori Flores and Rhianna Johnson
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentors: Adam Welander and Drew Johnson) Joann Robinson and Frannie Kim
Design of Gel Bead Reactors for biomedical and environmental applications
Dr. Ljijana Mojovic , ChE and BioE (Mentor: Sarah Cook ) Albert Chira and Adrienne Strubb
Microprocessor Production: The use of a Plasma Barrel Etcher (INTEL) to make microchips
Dr. Chih-Hung Chang, ChE (Mentors: Arjun Venkatraman and Eric Muehlenkamp) Luke Scarpino
and Shawn Flanigan
Plastics Recycling: Plastics -- what are they, where are they, and how do they end up?
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentor: Jason Hower)


1999
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Design of Antimicrobial Coatings for implantable, biomedical devices
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BE (Mentor: Darcy Meyers) Stephanie Brewer and Nora Eldin
The design of constructed wetlands for treatment of nursery wastewater
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE (Mentor: Dana Hicks) Adrienne Strubb and Katie Wagner
Fighting Cancer:
Hydrophobic Drug formulation and release mechanisms Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire,
BE (Mentor: Jamie Bergen) Monica Sander and Heather Brink-Roby
Converting paper wastes into fuel, drugs, and other useful commodities
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BE (Mentor: Peg Campbell) Michelle Baldwin and Han Young
Design of Hydroponic Systems for Use in Tanzania
Dr. Michelle Bothwell, BRE (Mentors: Falina Bennett and Peggy Bradley)
Odessa Weber and EJ Jenkins
Design of Irrigation Systems: increasing the productivity of farmland in Oregon
Dr. Marshall English BRE (Mentor: Indi Sriprisan) Angie Brown and Melanie Westbrook
Gels as Bioreactors: Effect of Geometry on Diffusion and Performance
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentor: Annie Gai) Shawna Togioka and Zoulin Chen
Synthetic Replacements for Synovial Fluid for Knee Joint Lubrication
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentors: Eric Mock and Annie Gai) Andy Fitzpatrick and Elaine Huang
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Mentor: Adam Welander) Shiree Peterson and Beverly DeWitte
Design of Gel Bead Reactors for waste remediation and environmental clean-up
Dr. Goran Jovanovic, ChE (Mentor: Brandon Togioka) Brandon Lewis and Hai Le


1998
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Investigation into the effects of cell growth environment on cell function in culture
Dr. Frank Chaplen, BRE (Charla Triplett, student mentor) Torri Wood and Jodi Hoppes
The design of constructed wetlands for treatment of wastes
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE (Bob Gorski, student mentor)R Amy Snell, Jake Fitzpatrick, E.J. Jenkins
Drug formulation and release mechanisms
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE (Peg Campbell, teacher mentor)
Chau Le and Crystal Guerra
The study of enzyme kinetics in our daily lives
Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE (Carolyn Baker, student mentor)
Amanda Early and Terry Siriphatraboon
Hydroponics
Dr. John Bolte, BRE (Peggy Bradley, student mentor) Joelle Gordon and Heather McCaig
Bioreactors
Dr. James Moore, BRE (Erik Osborn, student mentor) Shilpa Prem and Nga Truong
Evaluation of a Hollow Fiber Kidney Module for removal of wastes from blood
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Abbie Walker, student mentor) Elissa Mears and Jennifer Byler
Gels in our lives -- timed release drug delivery to waste remediation
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Jason Hower, student mentor) Annie Gai and Lisa Bersani
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of microprocessors
Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE (Jason Hower, student Mentor) Celia Hung and Meagan Call
Design of Gel Membranes for waste remediation and environmental clean-up
Dr. Goran Jovanovic, ChE (Andrea MacDonald, student mentor) Erin Hewett and Katy Fortner


1997
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Wired -- Saving Oregon's Historic Bridges from a "Rusty" Demise
(Dr. Milo Koretsky, ChE )
Investigation into the effects of cell growth environment on cell function in culture
(Dr. Frank Chaplen, BRE)
The design of constructed wetlands for treatment of wastes
(Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE)
Bioproduct recovery through the use of column chromatography
(Dr. Ajoy Velayudhan, BRE)
Supercritical Fluid Extraction -- decaffeinated coffee to biocides in telephone poles
(Dr. Keith Levien, ChE)
Drug formulation and release mechanisms (Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE)
The study of enzyme kinetics in our daily lives
(Dr. Michelle Bothwell and Dr. Joe McGuire, BRE)
Superabsorbant Polymers -- How Disposable Baby Diapers have changed our lives
(Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE)
Using computers to design aquaculture systems
(Dr. John Bolte, BRE)
Gels in our lives -- timed release drug delivery to the new ORBITZ gel bead drinks
(Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE)
Design of Neutral Buoyancy Gels for Transport Studies in Space Applications
(Dr. Goran Jovanovic, ChE)
Spin Coating of Fluids on Silicon Wafers -- the beginnings of Pentium microprocessors
(Dr. Skip Rochefort, ChE)