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Final Symposium

 Thursday, August 4, 2005
 University of Illinois at Chicago


Colloquium I
Oral Presentations of the 2005 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program on Novel Materials and Processing in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Engineering Research Facility (ERF) Room 1043


8:30 a.m.

Prof. Christos G. Takoudis

REU Program - Introductory Remarks

8:32 a.m.

Brian P. Sautter (pdf / RealMedia)

"Continuous Polymer Nanofibers using Electropspinning”

8:41 a.m.

Llarimar Maldonado-Rodriguez
& Pamela A. Buzzetta (pdf /

"Plasma Assisted Synthesis of Carbide and Nitride Catalysts”

8:59 a.m.

Alexis Rivera-Montalvo (pdf / RealMedia)

"Molecular simulation of copper(II)-bound organic compounds for use in metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of copper films”

9:08 a.m.

Kaileen Blanchard (pdf / RealMedia)

"Synthesis and Analysis of Isotopically Pure closo-1, 2-Dicarbadodecaborane”

9:17 a.m.

Changjun Xue (pdf / RealMedia)

“Catalytic Pellet Reactor Design under Uncertainty”

9:26 a.m.

Michael Shade (pdf / RealMedia)

“Polymerization Reactor Control under Uncertainty”

9:35 a.m.

Coffee Break


9:44 a.m.

Nicole L. Green (pdf / RealMedia)

"Articular Cartilage Engineering Using Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Nanostructured Biomaterials”

9:53 a.m.

Heather L. Mentzer (pdf / RealMedia)

" Mapping of MSP1-19 binding regions in Band 3 Peptide "

10:02 a.m.

Robert Dawe
Chris Drake (pdf / RealMedia)

"A CSF volume sensor and pump for the treatment of hydrocephalus”

10:20 a.m.

Jaime McCoin
& Amin Farokhrani (pdf /

"Development and Optimization of a Micropatterning Technique Using Soft Lithographic (Microstamping) Methods”

10:29 a.m.

Prof. C. G. Takoudis

Concluding Remarks (RealMedia)

Colloquium II
Poster Presentations by the 2005 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Fellows and Two REU Students
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ERF Room 1047

10:00 a.m. -



10:30 a.m.

 Andreas A. Linninger

 RET Program - Introductory Remarks

10:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Posters by the 2005 RET Fellows and the following REU students:


Ariba Chowdhury (Poster pdf)

"Mechanical Characterization of Microelectrode and Cortical Tissue Interface”


Katie L. Harrigan (Poster pdf)

"Electrochemical Characterization of Microelectrodes for use in Cortical Tissue”

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