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2019 MMAE Student Research Poster Competition

The annual MMAE Student Research Poster Competition was held on April 5, 2019 in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center. Twenty-four MMAE students, representing all degree levels, presented posters in the competition displaying the research work they have completed. Posters were judged by a panel of judges including members from the MMAE External Advisory Board, academy, and industry. The top scoring presenters from each academic level were awarded a certificate and monetary prize. Also, the MMAE Department presented departmental student awards to the best teaching assistant and research assistant and recognized faculty for their contributions to research and teaching. Congratulations to the following winners:

BS CATEGORY:

First PlaceJulia Briden (BS ME 4th year) and Dr. Ruiz – "Adaptive Cycle Engine for Off-Road"

MS/MEng CATEGORY:

First PlaceAurora Lopez-Rubio (MEng MAE) and Dr. Datta-Barua – "Overview of Scintillation Events due to E Region and F Region as Inferred from SAGA"

Second PlaceZiyong Wang (MS MSE) and Dr. Shaw – "Doping of NaCrO 2 Cathode Materials to Enhance its Ionic Conductivity"

PhD CATEGORY:

First PlaceVahid Alizadehyazdi (PhD MAE candidate) and Dr. Spenko – "Gecko-like Adhesives with Low Dust Adhesion and High Shear Strength"

Second PlaceRoohollah Parvizi (PhD MAE candidate) and Dr. Datta-Barua – "Multi-sensor Study of Lake Michigan's Surface Using GNSS-Reflectometry"

Third PlaceKatherine Asztalos (PhD MAE candidate), Dr. Dawson, and Dr. Williams – "Lift Enhancement for Airfoils in Fully Separated Flows"

DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT AWARDS:

Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardMaziar Ashuri (PhD MSE)

Outstanding Research Assistant AwardYousef Kanani (PhD MAE)

Fear Fellowship AwardDhruv Tiparti (MS MSE)

DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY AWARDS:

2019 MMAE Excellence in Teaching AwardDr. Seebany Datta-Barua

2019 MMAE Excellence in Research AwardDr. Carrie Hall

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD:

2019 MMAE Distinguished Alumni Award – Dr. Thomas C. Corke

For the complete list of recipients of MMAE Distinguished Alumni Award please refer to the following page.

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