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Peterson Lab Welcomes REU Students! - The Peterson lab wecomes Adaeze Eneli and Manuel Martinez-Connor, who will be performing research in our lab this summer as part of two NSF-sponsored REU sites at WPI (Integrated Bioengineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, respectively). Welcome, Adaeze and Manuel!
Yixi, Nick, Chris, and Nick received 1st Place for Outstanding Student Paper at ASEE - Yixi Chen, Nick Rice, Nick Smith, and Chris Xia presented a poster at the Northeastern Section conference of the American Society for Engineering Education held in Boston April 30-May 2. Their paper was awarded 1st place for the “Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Award.” Congratulations!
MS Student Claire Salvi Present Thesis Research - Claire Salvi presented her MS thesis research on May 14th. Her research focused on the effect of pH on polyelectrolyte multilayer formation and growth factor release. Congratulations, Claire!
Peterson and Timko Lab MQP Student Presents Research on Biofuel Fouling of Polymers - Alex Haring, an MQP student co-advised by Professors Peterson and Timko, presented his work at Project Presentation Day on April 23. Alex developed protocols for studying fouling of polymer surfaces in biofuel streams using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D). He also performed surface characterization of model membrane surfaces.
Peterson and Sakulich Lab MQP Team Awarded Honorable Mention at National Sustainable Design Expo - Yixi Chen, Nick Rice, Nick Smith, and Chris Xia presented their MQP research on self-healing coatings for steel-reinforced concrete at the EPA’s National Sustainable Design Expo April 11-12 in Alexandria, VA. Their project was funded through a Phase I P3 Award. They prepared and tested the corrosion resistance and adhesive properties of self-healing coatings for […]
Peterson Lab MQP Team Presents work at Regional AIChE Meeting - Carly Morrison, Elise St. Laurent, and Ed Li presented the results of their MQP project at the 2015 AIChE Northeast Student Regional Conference. Their poster was entitled “Damage detection in a microencapsulated dicyclopentadiene and Grubbs’ catalyst self-healing system.”
Peterson Lab Celebrates End of the Year at Bocado - The Peterson Lab celebrated the end of a successful term and year at Bocado, a local tapas restaurant.
Peterson and Sakulich Labs Awarded EPA P3 Award - Aaron Sakulich (PI, Civil) and Amy Peterson (co-PI) have been awarded a Phase 1 EPA P3 grant to fund a student project entitled “Self-Healing Coatings for Steel-Reinforced Infrastructure.” Undergraduate MQP students from the Peterson and Sakulich labs will perform the research and compete in the National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusuing on People, Prosperity, […]
REU Student Rasmia Shamsi Presents Research - Rasmia Shamsi, an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) student from UMass Amherst, presented her summer research at the REU poster session on August 1. Her project was entitled “Self-healing coatings for rebar using microencapsulated healing agents to extend life of steel reinforced concrete.” Rasmia was part of the Interdisciplinary Research on Sustainable Infrastructure Materials REU […]
New Publication - Our work, “Evaluation of the role of polyelectrolyte deposition conditions on growth factor release” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Link
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