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RISE Technical Abstracts

Through the RISE program, mechanical engineering undergraduate students leverage our state-of-the-art facilities working alongside internationally-renowned faculty to tackle cutting edge projects that impact our society. The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium (MEUS) is the accumulation of the students’ work.

During the day, seniors in ME 490 will present their RISE projects in 20 minute presentations. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions and ask probing questions!

Sophomores and juniors conclude their projects with a poster session during the evening reception, where students will be available to discuss their projects in detail. The posters will also be on display during the day, if you are unable to attend the reception.

The public is invited to peruse the posters, attend presentations, and interact with the students throughout the day.

Complete poster and presentation schedule details can be found in the Symposium Schedule. RISE project technical abstracts can be viewed below.

Posters (ME 290 and 390)

Inflatable Pocket Storage Compartment
Student: Betty Wan Instructor: Diann Brei
Large Scale CNC Inflatable Bladder Maker
Student: Herbert Hsu Instructor: Diann Brei
Pace Buddy
Student: Sarah Corbe Instructor: Noel Perkins
Aerosol Deposition Techniques for Solid-State Batteries
Student: Jose Jarquin Instructor: Jeff Sakamoto

Paper Sessions (ME 490)

1. Thermofluids

Waste Energy Recovery with Electric Turbo Generator
Student: Kanji Sugimori Instructor: Anna Stefanopoulou
Analysis of Thermal Efficiency in a Diesel Engine Across Different Piston Types
Student: Ryan Sebastian Instructor: Andre Boehman
The Holy Braille Project: Microfluidic device integration and mechatronic system design
Student: Thanasarn Tantivirun Instructor: Brent Gillespie
Thermodynamic cycle design and optimization for multi-source supercritical CO2 power plant
Student: Zhu Wang Instructor: Margaret Wooldridge
Aerosol Deposition Techniques for Solid-State Batteries
Student: Varghese Vadakumcherry Instructor: Jeff Sakamoto

2. Smart Devices and Biomechanics

Intelligent system to detect atrial flutter in ECG waveforms
Student: Yossi Cohen Instructor: Jun Ni
Vaneless Vents
Student: Mary McMeekin Instructor: Diann Brei
Large Scale CNC Inflatable Bladder Maker
Student: Royce Chung Instructor: Diann Brei
Silicon 3D Printer Characterization for Inflatables
Student: Brian Kalinowski Instructor: Diann Brei
Inflatable Attachment Array
Student: Jesse Velleu Instructor: Diann Brei
Dynamic Modeling of Heart Rate Response
Student: Jacqueline Schmiedeler Instructor: C. David Remy

3. Robotics, Vibrations and Controls

MDP: GM Wheel Shutter System
Student: Jolene Ng Instructor: Bogdan Epureanu
Optimal Control Theory application on Human-Machine Interaction Systems
Student: Lingfeng Sun Instructor: Gabor Orosz
Characterization of Payload Vibrations in a Hexacopter Application
Student: Aaron Christensen Instructor: Kenn Oldham
Prototyping and Analysis of Piezoelectrically-actuated Micro-scale and Meso-scale Robots
Student: Kritin Arya Instructor: Kenn Oldham
Implementing a MultiAgent Manufacturing System on a Testbed
Student: Gary Zheng Instructor: Kira Barton

4. Biomechanics and Acoustics

Performance Analysis of Marine Prosthetics
Student: Richard Kraay Instructor: Kira Barton
Exploring the Role of Natural Dynamics in Robotic Walking and Running
Student: Nikko Van Crey Instructor: C. David Remy
Modeling of Female Urethral Tissues
Student: Julia Slatin Instructor: James Ashton-Miller
The Nonlinear Acoustic Behavior of Liquids
Student: Julia Roth Instructor: Karl Grosh

5. Advanced Materials

Photocatalytic Chemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide
Student: Heena Singh Instructor: Neil Dasgupta
Meta material design for manipulation of acoustic waves under water
Student: Yunseok Choi Instructor: Bogdan Ioan Popa
2D Material Sensor and Food Powder Blends
Student: Hermione Li Instructor: Xiaogan Liang