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)

Flapping Wing Robot
Student: Ashwini Joshi Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Design of a 4 DoF Thumb for a Prosthetic Hand
Student: Jorge Luna Jr Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Design of a High-Performance Robotic Shoulder
Student: Qizhang Shen Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Designing Visual Cross-Section of Solid-State Battery Cells to Enable Operando Microscopy
Student: Matthew Solar Instructor: Neil Dasgupta
Drop Impact Dynamics on Textured Oil-Infused Surfaces
Student: Jack Ruppel Instructor: Solomon Adera
Positioning Device for a Fluorescence Imaging System
Student: Audrey Safir Instructor: Volker Sick
The impact of ALD surface coatings on lithium deposition morphology and corrosion behavior
Student: Anna Poirier Instructor: Neil Dasgupta
Analyzing 3D X-Ray Diffraction (3DXRD) Data Sets on Stress-Induced Martensitic Phase Transformations
Student: Saagnik Sen Dasgupta Instructor: Ashley Bucsek
Impact Assessment Study on Bio-based and Carbon Capture and Utilization Alternatives of Sustainable
Student: Adi Scharf Flasterstein Instructor: Volker Sick

Paper Sessions (ME 490)

1. Thermo-Fluids

Design of High-Performance Prosthetic Gripper
Student: Taylor Gilbert Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Droplet attraction and coalescence on oil impregnated lubricated surface.
Student: Haobo Xu Instructor: Solomon Adera
Analysis of BFE and Exhaust Gases in B100 Biodiesel
Student: Madhav Bhat Instructor: Andre Boehman
ASML Stage Emergency Deceleration System
Student: Muhammad Khan Instructor: Wei Lu
Flare Design using 3D Printing/Flow Visualization
Student: Shreya Jain Instructor: Margaret Wooldridge
Sustainable algal biofuel production toward net zero emissions
Student: Max Mancini Instructor: Andre Boehman

2. Mechanics and Materials / Design 1

A Statistical Thoracic Spine Geometry Model Accounting for variation by Age, Sex, Stature, and BMI
Student: Lihan Lian Instructor: Jingwen Hu
Experimental Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Refractory Aerogels
Student: Alanna Smith Instructor: Michael Thouless
Redesign of sensor “gripper” for use in middle ear prosthesis
Student: Colton Barry Instructor: Karl Grosh
Verifying the Mechanics of a Variable Stiffness Orthosis
Student: Neil Wagner Instructor: Elliott Rouse
Suction Cup Development
Student: Connor Hohl Instructor: Kenneth Alex Shorter

3. Transportation Systems

Quench Sensitivity of Electric Vehicle Aluminum Parts
Student: Lillian Adams Instructor: Daniel Cooper
Investigating motion sickness response of human subjects using an instrumented test vehicle operated
Student: Vincent Larsson Instructor: Shorya Awtar
A Control Barrier Function Framework for Safety-critical Control of Connected Automated Vehicles
Student: John Yu Instructor: Gabor Orosz
Design the human-machine interface (HMI) for accessibility on level 3 vehicles
Student: Jinxin Li Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Stage Emergency Brake Mechanism
Student: Maureen Thomas Instructor: Wei Lu

4. Mechanics and Materials / Design 2

A Walking Chain of Five Bars
Student: Harrison Menkes Instructor: Brent Gillespie
Sustainable algal biofuel production toward net zero emissions
Student: Brandon Phee Instructor: Andre Boehman
Characterizing the motion of water droplets on oil impregnated surfaces
Student: Keith Wong Instructor: Solomon Adera
Characterization of droplet friction on micro-holes SLIPS
Student: Xiaoyu Chen Instructor: Solomon Adera