Graduate Research Symposium
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois held its 15th annual Graduate Research Symposium for its graduate students on Friday, October 28, 2016.
The symposium allows graduate students to present their work in the form of either a poster or an oral presentation. Research areas include a range of topics, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, computational science, and energy applications.
Invited judges are typically Illinois alumni from industry and academia who help us identify the best poster and oral presentations. The symposium also provides students with one-on-one opportunities to network with the judges.
Judges for the 2016 symposium included Dr. Cory Berkland (PhD ’03, Pack), Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas; Dr. John Gohndrone (PhD ’88, Masel), process engineering specialist with Dow Corning Corporation; Dr. Khushnuma Koita (PhD ’12, Rao), development specialist at Praxair; and Dr. Matthew Liberatore, (PhD ’03, McHugh) Associate Professor at the University of Toledo.
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First Place: Arkaprava Dan, “Breathe In, Breath Out: Lung Endothelial Monolayers Respond to Cyclic Stretch.”
Second Place: Ge Qu, “Understanding Interfacial Alignment of Solution Coated Conjugated Polymers.”
Third Place: Tim Chung, “Molecular Cooperativity in Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Polymorphic Transitions of an Organic Semiconductor.”
First Place: Daniel Bregante, “Understanding Olefin Epoxidation with H202 in Transition-Metal Substituted Zeolites.”
Second Place: Kai-Wen Hsiao, “Microfluidic-based Direct Measurement of Normal Stress in Semi-Dilute Polymer Solutions.”
Third Place: Emily Chen, “Biomaterial Models of Cancer: Invasion and Cancer Stem Cells.”