Graduate Engineering Research Showcase 2015

Do you have some exciting new research you'd like to share? Would you like to practice and polish your "elevator speech" with faculty and fellow graduate students? Are you thinking about presenting a poster at Auburn's Graduate Forum and Research Week in the spring?

If so, the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase (GERS) is for you!

At last year's Research Showcase, the efforts of the Council of Engineering Graduate Students, with assistance from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, led to a successful Showcase where nearly 120 students presented their research leading to more than 20 cash awards.  The purpose of the GERS event is to highlight and reward the outstanding work of our graduate students, to promote engineering scholarship, professionalism and interdisciplinary research, and to introduce new graduate students into the culture of our graduate programs. For those in attendance, the event was a great experience. 

This year, we are looking to expand by inviting representatives from industry to attend and judge the posters presented. This will provide greater exposure of our students and their work to industry. We are also awarding more than $7500 in cash prizes, including 10 department awards for best poster. So, if you are interested please register using any of the links below and feel free to extend this invitation to your friends and colleagues.

Click here to download the complete list of presenters and their abstracts
List of winners of the Fall 2015 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

1st Place:  Jonathan Cook, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, "Amine Functionalized Polyanilines as Conductive Curing Agents for Epoxy Resin"

2nd PlaceNianjun Fu, Mechanical Engineering, "Aging Induced Evolution of the Cyclic Stress-Strain Behavior of Lead Free Solders"

3rd PlaceAlan Hanley, Chemical Engineering, "Developing “smart” nanostructures using Janus nanoparticles synthesized via a new method with potential for scalability"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Will Hand, Chemical Engineering, "Soy Protein Substitution in Phenol Formaldehyde Adhesive used in Oriented Strand Board"
  • Jessica Kelly, Chemical Engineering, "Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease via pH Sensitive Nanopolymersomes"
  • Shahab Derhami, Industrial and Systems Engineering, "A novel optimization approach for data mining: a medical diagnosis case"
  • Alexander L. Kelly, Chemical Engineering, "Evaluation of Polymer Coated Silica Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity"
  • Robert Watson, Aerospace Engineering, "CFD Simulations of the Bi-Directional Vortex Liquid Rocket Engine"

Departmental Awards:

  • Aerospace Engineering: Paul Kovacic, “Designing a Stable Rocket Engine”
  • Biosystems Engineering: Ravishankar Mahadevan, “Effect of alkali and alkaline earth metals on catalytic pyrolysis of biomass to produce gasoline range fuels – A micro-reactor study
  • Chemical Engineering: Petra Kerscher, “Production of 3D Human Cardiac Tissues using Direct Hydrogel Encapsulation of Pluripotent Stem Cells”
  • Civil Engineering: Arivand Tankasala, “Prediction of Temperature and Thermal Stresses in Mass Concrete at Early Ages”
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering: Yasmeen Rawajfih, “Dynamically Adjustable Software Process”
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Kyle Owen, “Characterization and reliability study of high speed digital integrated circuits at cryogenic temperatures”
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Rong Huangfu, “Motion Capture of Critical Populations for Vehicle Ingress and Egress”
  • Materials Engineering: Lang Zhou, “Development of Multi-Parametric/Multimodal Spectroscopy Apparatus for Characterization of Functional interfaces”
  • Mechanical Engineering: Chengyun Miao, “Measurement of Surface Gradients and Reconstruction of Surface Topography from a Digital Gradient Sensor
  • Polymer and Fiber Engineering: Amit Nautiyal, “Conducting polymer coating on carbon steel by electrochemical method


Information about our previous Research Showcases 


Measurement of Surface Gradients and Reconstruction of Surface Topography from a Digital Gradient Sensor

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016