5 Result(s)

Heterogeneous Catalysis: synthesis, characterization, and kinetics

Undergraduate researchers in the Harris Laboratory participate in research projects related to heterogeneous catalyst synthesis, characterization, and measurement of reaction kinetics. As much as possible, students will have their own independent research projects in addition to responsibilities related to multi-student research thrusts in production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and protection of air and water quality. Students are expected to commit to ten hours per week of research activity that will be guided by Dr. Harris and his graduate students. Students are also expected to commit to working in the lab for a minimum of two semesters. Students will prepare final reports summarizing their efforts, and present in our laboratory gr...

Required Availability
Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE 498
Paid Position?
No

Optimizing extrusion parameters for stretchable fibers and wearable sensors

The Koh Lab has recently completed a custom-built mini extruder for making thermoplastic elastomer fibers. With this extruder, we can make stretchable fibers either as 3D printing substrates or as dielectric materials for wearable pressure sensors. In order to optimize the fibers we will explore various metal and ceramic fillers and loadings. The student part of this project will not only optimize the parameters needed to optimally extrude fibers with varying thicknesses but will also learn to characterize the mechanical and electrical properties of the fibers and thermoplastic materials independently as well as, ideally, in a stretchable device....

Required Availability
Fall 2022
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE498
Paid Position?
No

Exploring Cardiac Disease, Pain, and Depression

Elective-Independent Study Research Opportunity If you are interested in experiencing the research process first hand and building your research resume this Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semester. My research areas that we will be working on: Evidence Based Pain Management Interventions, Health Disparities in Cardiac Disease, Self-Help and Depression,. We will be working on the following. 4 hours per week (flexible hours-self-directed) 1-4 hours weekly scheduled meeting via zoom (M-F 8 AM-5 PM) -Assist with grant writing -Literature Reviews & systematic reviews -Writing and submitting manuscripts for publication. -Submitting to a presentation to a national conference...

Required Availability
Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156
Paid Position?
No

Evaluating Novel Surfactants for High Internal Phase Emulsion Polymer Foams as Water Treatment Technology

The Koh Lab is currently working on developing new surfactants with a variety of different structures to create high internal phase emulsion polymer foams (pHIPE). With this library of surfactants we need to characterizing interfacial tension and then utilize the highest performing surfactant to create adsorbent foams. This project will involve the fundamental characterization of the surfactants, with the additional project of building a suitable enclosure for the instrument, as well as the creation of pHIPE. Final aspects of this project will be the validation of adsorbency of the pHIPE using simple contaminants....

Required Availability
Fall 2022
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE498
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemical Engineering | Chemistry
Faculty
Amanda Koh

Language processing and speech perception in adults with and without brain damage: Eye-tracking and ERP studies

We are looking for MOTIVATED, CURIOUS STUDENTS in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, communicative disorders, and related fields. The NeuLanD (Neuroscience in Language and Disorders) Lab is the best place to learn how to use eye-tracking and EEG (encephalography) methods to study language and speech and to learn more about neurogenic disorders of language. You will get involved in cutting-edge research and you will gain a variety of skills from learning how to do hearing screenings and diagnosing hearing loss to conducting neuropsychological assessments and setting up behavioral experiments. Opportunities to work with people with aphasia and other neurogenic disorders are also available....

Required Availability
Spring 2023 | Fall 2022
Course Credit?
Yes - CD 350
Paid Position?
No