Graduate Engineering Research Showcase 2016

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 150 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 2016 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

1st Place:  Remington Harrison, Electrical and Computer Engineering, "A 4 MHz Chaotic Oscillator Based on a Jerk System"

2nd Place: Bahareh Ramezan Pour, Mechanical Engineering, "Exact Simulation of Polarized Light Reflectance by Particle Deposits"

3rd Place: Kyle Johnson, Aerospace Engineering, "Three Dimensional Plenoptic PIV Measurements of a Turbulent Boundary Layer Overlying a Hemispherical Roughness Element"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Johnathan Bolton, Aerospace Engineering, "Volumetric Measurement of a Shock Wave-Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction Using Plenoptic Particle Image Velocimetry"
  • Christopher Duron, Mechanical Engineering, "Effects of Surface Structure and Wettability Modification on Condensate Dynamics and Heat Transfer on Flat and Curved Surfaces"
  • Nakul Kothari, Mechanical Engineering, "A Novel Micro-CT Data Based Finite Element Modeling Technique to Study Reliability of Densely Packed Fuze Assemblies"
  • Aravind Tankasala, Civil Engineering, "Evaluation of Early-age Stresses in Mass Concrete Structures"
  • Xingxing Zhang, Materials Engineering, "The Fabrication of Garnet-Type Li7La3Zr2O12 Solid Electrolyte Materials"

Departmental Awards:

  • Aerospace Engineering: Tharikaa Ramesh Kumar, "Biglobal Instability of the Compressible Taylor-Culick Solution in Cylindrical Rockets"
  • Biosystems Engineering: Ravishankar Mahadevan, "Renewable transportation fuels from biomass through catalytic fast pyrolysis"
  • Chemical Engineering: Matthew Hilliard, "Elucidating the Meaning of Alternative Optimal Solutions in Flux Balance Analysis"
  • Civil Engineering: Sarah Gustitus, "Effects of crude oil weathering on oil-mineral aggregation and implications for oil spill remediation in the marine environment"
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering: Hamza Alkofahi, "Hacking 3D Printer Network Communication: Man-in-the-Middle Attack on 3D Model Integrity"
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Yuan Meng, "Application of MEMS Accelerometers in Sensing Passive Eye Response as a Surrogate for Brain Response to Head Acceleration"
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Alejandro Teran-Somohano, "Generating corridor networks in facility layout problems based on desire paths"
  • Materials Engineering: Hossein Talebinezhad, "Energy Storage and non-ohmic behavior of CCTO/SiO2 Composites"
  • Mechanical Engineering: Hao Zhang, "Failure Mechanism Analysis and Modeling of High Power automotive LED assemblies Under Harsh Environment"
  • Polymer and Fiber Engineering: Mehul Barde, "Development of Bio-Based Novolac-Epoxy Interpenetrating Polymer Networks"



Information about our previous Research Showcases 

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016