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2010 Projects
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Simulation of Acoustic Propagation and Creation of Phononic Crystals
Kenneth M. Goodfellow, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Advisor: Prof. Masashi Yamaguchi. Graduate Assistant: Mr. Jianxun Liu

Measuring the conductivity of thin copper strips using terahertz spectroscopy
Evan Webb-Stuart, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA 30314
Advisors: Prof. Yamaguchi, Graduate Assistant: Jayashis Das

Non-Uniform Diode Response of Black Silicon through Laser Rastered Sample Mapping
Chris Fuller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 12180
Advisor: Prof. Peter Persans

Wavelength Dependent Spectral Response Measurements of Novel Optical Detector Black Silicon Diodes
James Cotter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Advisor: Prof. Peter Persans

Determination Of The Photocarrier Characteristics For Black Silicon
Christina McGahan, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Advisor: Prof. Peter Persans

Growth and Modeling of Amorphous Cobalt Nanostructures Using Glancing Angle Deposition
Curtis Doiron, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019
Advisors: Prof. Toh-Ming Lu and Dr. Boy Tanto

Construction of a Hall Measurement System for the Measurement of Electrical Properties of Biaxial Ge Films
Justin Chen, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 12180
Advisors: Prof. Gwo-Ching Wang and Dr. Churamani Gaire
Graduate Assistants: Mr. Joseph Palazzo and Ms. XiaoYu Wang

Electrostatic Trapping of Au Nanoparticles for the Development of a Chemiresistor Sensor Array
Brandi M. Adams, Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70126
Advisors: Prof. Kim Lewis and Dr. Guoguang Qian

Measurement of Running Coupling in Minimal Walking Technicolor
Evan Weinberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 12180
Advisor: Prof. Joel Giedt

Conformational Entropy in the Trp-Cage Protein
Alan Hutchison, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520
Advisors: Prof. Angel Garcia and Dr. Alan Chen

Ion Binding and Surface Effects on a 128 Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) Lipid Bilayer at Varying Molar Concentrations of Sodium Chloride, A Molecular Dynamics Study
Jorge Rodriguez, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 
Advisor: Prof. Angel Garcia. Graduate mentor: Kun Huang

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