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)

A Fractional-Order Model-Free Predictor for Delay Compensation in Connected Testbeds
Student: Sicong Guo Instructor: Tulga Ersal
Internally-Tiled Inflatable Morphing Windshield Cowling
Student: Tiantian Li Instructor: Diann Brei
Medical AI Diagnosis Program Uncertainty Quantification
Student: Don Guo Instructor: Xun Huan
Optimal Distribution of Tasks in Human-Autonomy Teams
Student: Peihang Li Instructor: Bogdan Epureanu
Quantum Mechanical Calculations of Material Properties
Student: Shukan Parekh Instructor: Vikram Gavini
Determining the variables that affect the yield of Aluminum when recycling chips
Student: Ashvin Sharma Instructor: Daniel Cooper
Standardization of Microfluidic Devices
Student: Ahmed Nafis Arafat Instructor: Allen Liu
Localisation of dolphins to determine behaviors
Student: Ritika Sibal Instructor: Kira Barton
Soft Robotic Stroke Rehabilitation using a Coupled Joint Design
Student: Melissa Brei Instructor: Brent Gillespie
VR/AR Interface Project
Student: Zachary Taylor Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Modeling and Simulation of Turbomachinery Dampers
Student: Justin Shim Instructor: Bogdan Epureanu

Paper Sessions (ME 490)

1. Processing, Manufacturing, & Filtration

Investigation into the effects of rapid cooling on the strength and quality of a heatstake
Student: Aditya Iyer Instructor: Chinedum Okwudire
Green Manufacturing Group
Student: Rana Dabaja Instructor: Mihaela Banu
Characterization of Lightweight Materials Using Molecular Dynamic Simulation
Student: Yi Qiu Instructor: Mihaela Banu
MDP Amway Air Filtration: CFD & Acoustic Model Development
Student: Peter Nguyen Instructor: David Dowling
Experimental and numerical characteristics of thermoplastic fiber composites including interfaces.
Student: Zonta Owens Instructor: Mihaela Banu

2. Energy Transmission and Sensing

Advanced Catheter Assembly for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Monitoring
Student: James Kennan Instructor: Kenn Oldham
EGR Cooler Fouling
Student: Jason Hebert Instructor: Andre Boehman
Gas Chromatography Temperature Calibration for Rapid Compression Facility Research Use
Student: Caitlin Recker Instructor: Margaret Wooldridge
GM Transmission
Student: Perry Francois-Edwards Instructor: Greg Hulbert
GM Transmission Losses
Student: Cullen Hoffman Instructor: Greg Hulbert

3. Robotics and Legged Locomotion

Three Leg Leaf Spring Hopper
Student: Taylor McLaughlin Instructor: Ram Vasudevan
Dynamics on Large Beam Deflection for Robot Gaits
Student: Ki Yun Lee Instructor: Kenn Oldham
The VSO: A Quasipassive Ankle Foot Orthosis with Continuously Variable Stiffness
Student: Marcos Cavallin Instructor: Elliott Rouse
Educational Platform For The First Open Sourced Robotic Ankle and Knee for Researchers
Student: Enis Habib Instructor: Elliott Rouse
Web Based Documentation of Open Source Robotic Leg
Student: Josiah Humphrey Instructor: Elliott Rouse

4. Novel Materials and Actuation

Multifunctional Active Surface with rigidization capability
Student: Sarah Sober Instructor: Diann Brei
Reconfigurable Inflatable Head Restraint System
Student: Zachary Boehm Instructor: Diann Brei
Presentable Vehicle Accessory Controls using Multi-Layer Inflatable Membranes
Student: William O'Neal Instructor: Diann Brei
Developing Machine Learning Methods to Generate Analytic Descriptions of Data Sets
Student: Rik Banerjee Instructor: Krishna Garikipati
Cold Acetone Vapor Chemical Polishing of ABS Surfaces Fabricated by Fused Deposition Modeling
Student: Byungwook Choi Instructor: Albert Shih
Characterizing Fatigue Properties of Metastructures
Student: Srikar Srivatsa Instructor: Kon-Well Wang

5. Product and Process Invention

Morphing Slit Skins with Distributed Pneumatic Delivery Schemes
Student: Paul Powers Instructor: Diann Brei
An Investigation of the Effect of Varying Print Parameters on Print Quality for Silicone 3D Printing
Student: Naman Shah Instructor: Diann Brei
Prediction of Transverse Weld Characteristics in the Continuous Extrusion Process of Aluminum
Student: Anselm Adrian Anak Christopher Instructor: Daniel Cooper
Pace Buddy
Student: Sarah Corbe Instructor: Noel Perkins
Pace Buddy
Student: Kristjan Cenko Instructor: Noel Perkins
Reducing emissions by using cars for longer and more intensively
Student: Jiankan Liao Instructor: Daniel Cooper