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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...
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 AvailabilityFall 2022
Course Credit?Yes - CHE498
Sexual violence is a pervasive problem for young people and our understanding of factors that increase the risk for sexual violence to occur or impede our efforts to prevent sexual violence is not well-understood. Within our lab, projects focus on three main areas: 1) understanding how alcohol use impacts people's ability to communicate about the sex they do or do not want, 2) how alcohol use impacts people's ability to intervene when they witness risky sexual experiences, and 3) how alcohol use increases the risk for sexual violence to occur. Across these studies, we also examine how these factors may look similar and different among cisgender women and men, and sexual and gender minority persons. If these topics interest you, students...
Preferred MajorsSociology | Social Work | Clinical Psychology | Psychology | Public Health | Criminology & Criminal Justice
Keywordssexual assault | sexual miniority persons | LGBTQIA+ | alcohol use | sexual consent | sexual refusals | bystander intervention | sexuality
As a rising star, perovskite-based photovoltaics have been demonstrated to be the most promising solar technology for low-cost mass production through high-speed printing. The certified champion power-conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) has been boosted to 25.7%, which is on par with the best performance of dominating silicon solar cells. However, PVSCs still must overcome a few obstacles before becoming economically competitive in the photovoltaic market. The primary challenges include instability causing reduction in lifetimes and lengthy annealing times limiting the mass production. In this project, undergraduate students research fellow will work with graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows to explo...
Course Credit?Yes - ECE 399 - 017
Self-regulation of walking Cadence using a WeArable device To Cross-validate and calibrate intensity Heuristics: The Cadence-WATCH study
Background: U.S. physical activity guidelines recommend that adults accumulate ≥ 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity. However, it is difficult for individuals to ascertain their own intensity without the aid of complex (and often very expensive) exercise equipment/technologies that require requisite knowledge for interpretation of intensity metrics commonly examined under laboratory research conditions. Purpose: The proposed grant study will evaluate the ability of adults (18-80 years of age) to self-regulate their walking cadence (i.e., number of steps per minute) using a fitness watch to prescribed cadence targets in order to elicit a moderate-to-vigorous walking intensity. Method: A sex- and age balance samp...
Preferred MajorsStatistics | Undesignated Engineering | Applied Statistics | Athletic Training | Data Processing | Human Perf Exercise Science | Human Performance Non-Certifn | Human Perf Sports/Fitness Mgt | Human Performance | Population Health Sciences | Computer Science | General Health Studies | Human Performance
KeywordsHealth | physical activity | wearable technology | fitness watch | smart watch | aerobic exercise
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 AvailabilityFall 2022
Course Credit?Yes - CHE498
Help is needed with the following aspects: 1. Restructuring and optimization of GitHub-hosted software repositories (read: beautification of some ugly code developed by physicists who don't know how to code properly 2. Administration of the two GPU computing systems in the Professor's lab (read: making sure the two Ubuntu Linux boxes stay up, have needed software installed and maintained) Skills: Linux, C, Python...
Course Credit?Yes - 495
Paid Position?Yes - 15
Participate in one or more of the following: (1) NSF I-Corps and Customer Discovery Activities, (2) Data collection and analysis for Battery State-Of-Health (SOH) Diagnosis and State-Of-Charge Estimation, (3) Design and Fabrication of electronic circuits for battery related measurements, (4) Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) algorithms development for Battery Management Systems, and (5) Matlab Modeling or Programing for Battery Management Systems. The project is co-advised by Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq (ECE, College of Engineering) and Dr. Rob Morgan (The Culverhouse College of Business). Additional information details are available upon request by contacting Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rob Morgan at ...