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Device cleaning, shoe inserts, coccolith projects earn senior awards
Several graduating senior undergraduate students were honored with 2022 MSE Senior Awards recognizing academic excellence. The awards were announced at the MSE Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2022, in the Statler Hall Auditorium.
The awards and awardees are:
Senior Lab Award
In recognition of an outstanding senior lab project.
Team members: Tiffany Chui, Samuel Karunwi, Gary Wang
Project: "Analysis of degradation of medical devices due to manual wiping an processing in a plasma-based disinfection system"
Senior Thesis Award
In recognition of an outstanding senior thesis.
Awardee: Hongjin Du
Thesis title: “Simulating Pressure-Driven solid-Solid Phase Transformations across Crystal Structure Types”
Senior Thesis Poster Award
In recognition of an outstanding senior thesis poster.
Awardee: Jessica Xiang
Thesis title: “Investigating the Non-classical Nucleation Pathways of Coccolith via Synthetic Systems”
MSE Jeffrey Design Award
In recognition of an outstanding senior design project.
Team members: Hongjin Du; Alex Peng; Zezette Pflaum; Luka Radosavljevic; and Alaina Zanardi
Design: Cozy Toezies - Advancing Piezoelectric Shoe Sole Inserts; A Foot Heating Solution