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)

Minimizing Quench Distortion and Improving the Toughness of Complex Hollow Extrusions using Interna
Student: Simba Gao Instructor: Daniel Cooper
Redesign of a Robotic Rat Exoskeleton
Student: Erin Cherian Instructor: Brent Gillespie
Safety Enclosure for Robotic Depowdering
Student: Basil Cosmopoulos Instructor: Chinedum Okwudire
Visualizing Ice Attachment Mechanisms to Solid Surfaces
Student: Matthew Lajoie Instructor: Solomon Adera
Droplet impact dynamics on state-of-the-art engineered surfaces
Student: Jared Liebetreu Instructor: Solomon Adera
Ocean Decarbonization Flow Cell Optimization
Student: Tavi Kipnis Instructor: Rohini Bala Chandran
Optimizing EV Underbody Aerodynamics
Student: Minjeong Kim Instructor: Aaron Towne
Redox Flow Battery Engineering
Student: Purvi Raj Instructor: David Kwabi
Understanding RollingSliding Motion of Droplets on SLIPS
Student: Lisa Kong Instructor: Solomon Adera

Paper Sessions (ME 490)

1. Thermal-Fluids Sciences & Automotive

Student: Henry Persons Vi Instructor: Jesse Capecelatro
Modeling Human Driver Performance with Visual and Auditory tasks by Implementing QN-MHP
Student: Haoran Ma Instructor: Tulga Ersal
PREACT Motion Sickness Mitigation in Autonomous Vehicles using Preemptive Control of Active Systems
Student: Michael Wachsman Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Smart morphable surface for active drag reduction on a sphere
Student: Aditya Madhukar Instructor: Anchal Sareen

2. Design & Manufacturing

DOE Wind Turbine Mold Frame Design
Student: Alec Zielaskowski Instructor: Kazu Saitou
Modeling Wave Characteristics For Desalination Glider Deployment
Student: Brendan Rindfusz Instructor: Christopher Vermillion
Multi-Material 3D-Printed Spine
Student: Saima Jamal Instructor: Talia Moore
Safety Enclosure for Robotic Depowdering
Student: Matthew Szatkowski Instructor: Chinedum Okwudire
Fractional Crystallization for Aluminum Alloy Recycling
Student: Ian Beaufait Instructor: Daniel Cooper

3. Mechanics & Materials

Characterization of Microgel Behavior
Student: Brandon Brozich Instructor: Jonathan Estrada
Poling and Piezoelectric Testing of Polymer Membranes
Student: Jonny Ma Instructor: Wei Lu
Defect in Materials on A Atomic Level
Student: Haazem Turaani Instructor: Yue Fan
Porous structures for lightweight automotive components
Student: Erik Wahr Instructor: Mihaela Banu

4. Dynamics & Robotics

RTD for Manipulation Using a Suction Gripper
Student: Matthew Ejakov Instructor: Ram Vasudevan
Resilient Teaming (Developing and Testing Multi-Agent Algorithms for Robotic Operators)
Student: Nolan Theeke-Gallego Instructor: Kira Barton
Motion Sickness Analysis and Prediction
Student: Saahas Kumar Instructor: Shorya Awtar
PRE-ACT Preemptively Controlled Active Seating, Restraint, and Passenger Stimuli Systems
Student: Bradley Kerr Instructor: Shorya Awtar
Simulation and Analysis of Mixed-traffic Intersection
Student: Yanyu Chen Instructor: Gabor Orosz