Sustainable energy was the focus of the inaugural ND Energy Research Symposium, celebrating faculty with recent early career and large-center grant awards and associated researchers for their contributions to energy-related research at Notre Dame. The roster of associated graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who presented their research projects during the poster session is below. At the conclusion of the symposium, awards were presented to the top three presenters. The winners were:
- Nick Kempf, A Robust High-sensitivity Scanning Thermal Probe for Simultaneous Microscale Thermal and Thermoelectric Property Mapping (Zhang Laboratory)
- Rebecca Scheidt, Modulation of Charge Recombination in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Films with Electrochemical Bias (Kamat Laboratory)
- Brooke Stemple, Enhanced Ionic Liquid Tolerance of Yarrowia Lipolytica Through Evolutionary Engineering for Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Lignocellulosic Biomass (Wei Laboratory)
View Abstract Booklet for more information.
|1||Tyler Spano||Comparative Investigation of Uranium Dioxide Fuel Pellets for Nuclear Forensic Applications||Antonio Simonetti||CEEES|
|2||John Hoffman||Dual-Functionalized Nanofiltration Membranes for Water Purification||William Phillip||CBE|
|3||Trevor Demille||Light Mediated Growth of Noble Metal Nanostructures on ZnO Tetrapods||Svetlana Neretina||AME|
|4||Brooke Stemple||Enhanced ionic liquid tolerance of Yarrowia lipolytica through evolutionary engineering for simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass||Na Wei||CEEES|
|5||Tuphan Devkota||Nanostructure Acoustic Mode Damping in Liquid Environments||Gregory Hartland||Chemistry|
|6||Yaofa Li||Ensuring Long-Term Security of Stored CO2: Fundamental Studies of the Multiphase Flow of Water and Liquid/Supercritical CO2 in 2D Heterogeneous Porous Micromodels||Kenneth T. Christensen||AME|
|7||Rebecca Carter||Rare earth element interactions with UO2||Amy Hixon||CEEES|
|8||Mark Summe||Structure-performance relationships and transport mechanisms of charge mosaic membranes||William Phillip||CBE|
|9||Randal Marks||Protection of MoS2 nanosheets from dissolution by aqueous oxidants using graphitized carbon||Kyle Doudrick||CEEES|
|10||Yolanda Bonita||Catalytic Applications of Bimetallic Ruthenium Molybdenum Phosphide for Selective Furfural Hydrogenation||Jason Hicks||CBE|
|11||Felipe Tagle||A Multi-Level Skew-t Stochastic Generator for Assessing High-Resolution Wind Energy Resources in Saudi Arabia||Stefano Castruccio||ACMS|
|12||Samuel N. Perry||Thermodynamics and structural complexity of sodium uranyl sulfate minerals with unusual structural topologies||Peter Burns||CEEES|
|13||Nick Kempf||A robust high-sensitivity scanning thermal probe for simultaneous microscale thermal and thermoelectric property mapping||Yanliang Zhang||AME|
|14||Andrew Schranck||An investigation of the effect of urine compounds on electrochemical oxidation of urea using a nanostructured nickel cobaltite catalyst||Kyle Doudrick||CEEES|
|15||Feng Gao||Charge Patterning Affects Ion Transport Through Charge-Mosaic Membranes||William Phillip||CBE|
|16||Corinne Dorais||Development of a new uraninite reference material for nuclear forensic analysis at high spatial resolution||Antonio Simonetti/Amy Hixon||CEEES|
|17||Suzanne M. Neidhart||Morphology Dependence of Thermal Conductance in Gold Nanoparticle Systems||J.D. Gezelter||Chemistry|
|18||Yunsong Pang||Functionalized Graphene Enables Highly Efficient Solar Thermal Steam Generation||Tengfei Luo||AME|
|19||Sarah Hickam||Dissolution of uranium dioxide in uranyl peroxide cluster-forming conditions||Peter Burns||CEEES|
|20||Hansheng Ye||Investigation of the Effect of Growth Temperature on Deep Levels in GaAs for Photovoltaics||Patrick Fay||EE|
|21||Tanner Corrado||Synthesis and characterization of new polysulfones containing bulky bridging moieties for gas separation membranes||Ruilan Guo||CBE|
|22||Rebecca Scheidt||Modulation of Charge Recombination in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Films with Electrochemical Bias||Prashant Kamat||Chemistry|
|23||Hanyu Ma||DFT and Microkinetic Comparison of Pt, Pd and Rh(111) for Catalytic Ammonia Oxidation||William Schneider||CBE|
|24||Haylie Lobeck||Transformation of Uranyl Phosphate and Arsenate Minerals to Soluble Nanoscale Cage Clusters||Peter Burns||CEEES|
- Research purpose is clearly stated.
- Rationale/justification for the study is well explained.
- Methods used are clearly described and appropriate to address the research question/aim.
- Figures/tables used to present data are clear and appropriate.
- Analysis is well explained and appropriately applied.
- Presenter adequately addresses research problem/question.
- Conclusion is sufficiently supported by the results.
- Presenter summarized study clearly and answered questions well.
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