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Major Qualifying Projects from 2018

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Development of a High-Througput Screening System to Assess the Effect of Plant Extracts on Mammalian Cancer Cells, Michelle Addai, Miya Kristine Rubio Bidon, and Yaw Opare-Sem

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Analysis of Total Package Oxygen in Cans of Downeast Cider, Brenna Sylvia Blakslee, Kendall Jacqueline Rooney, and Lea M. Strangio

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Culture Morphology as a Biomarker for Somatic Embryogenesis in Pinus taeda, Michael D. Bodanza and Nathan Daniel Hague

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Effect of Physico-chemical Treatments on Dissolved Organic Matter, Hayley A. Boigenzahn and Rachel R. Whalen

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Experimental and Theoretical Optimization of BiI3 Selective-Contact Solar Cell Materials, Andrew Neil Callahan, Danielle L. Cote, Gina Rose Capobianco, and Michaella Balicki

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NCDiacetyl, Carlos Javier Chong, Claudia R. Dufour, Joshua J. Moniz, and Patrick Morgan Wang

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Inorganic Nanowire-Modified Polyelectrolytes for Vanadium Flow Battery Membranes, Brandon David Clark

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Evaluation of Subcritical Water Hydrolysis for Sugar Extraction from Malt Bagasse, Carolyn Vanessa Morales Collado, Constantina Eleni Drakontis, Sotirios Filippou, and Stephanie Gulezian

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Optimization of Rouge Removal and Passivation Techniques for Stainless Steel Pipes at AbbVie, Adam Nathan Croteau, Annika S. Isaac, and Marisa Sposato

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Localization of Paclitaxel, Lexi Crowell and Margaret Ann LaRoche

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Liquid Phase Catalytic Dehydration of Hydrous Ethanol for Synthesis of Green Ethylene, Andersen DeRosier and Jeremy Filteau

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A QCM-D Analysis of Nanosilver Interactions with Supported Lipid Bilayers (SLBs) in the Presence of Natural Organic Matter (NOM), Charles Edward DeWitt, Ian Matthew Smith, Kara P. Upton, and Katie Hurlock

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Solid Acid Catalysts for Cellulose Hydrolysis: Structural Investigations Into the Thermal Stability and Catalytic Mechanism of Chloromethyl Polystyrene Based Solid Acid Catalysts, Jordan P. Finzel

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Bio-alcohol Extraction with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, John Frigo

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Downstream Processing: Catalyst Separation, Alison M. Hebert, Natalie Thompson, and Robert Joseph Lederman

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Analysis of Shape Memory Properties in 3D Printed PLA, Andrew M. Kelly, Emily M. Perkins, Jesse Kauffman, and Tsering Dolma

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Cider Foam Reduction at Downeast Cider House, Alex Kolodziejczak, Emily M. Riendeau, Jason Anthony Bruno, and Rose Gougian

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Investigation of DNA Methylation and Paclitaxel Production Levels in Taxus Cell Cultures, Seth Robert McClenahan and Wesley M. Rogers

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Palladium On Carbon Catalyst, Jonathan Edward McIntyre, Kofi Nhyira Colecraft, and Yuhan Yang

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Developing a Stable and Selective Non-Enzymatic Electrochemical Glucose Biosensor, Randy A. Melanson and Zihao Li

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Generation and Mitigation of Cell Debris in a Manufacturing Scale Disc Stack Centrifuge, Kathryn A. Merritt and Kayla M. Sica

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North Country Hard Cider Yeast Investigation, Alex Shefferman, Devin T. Stevens, Gabrielle Somadelis, and Jennifer Sue Gagner

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Analysis of Polyelectrolytes and Functionalized Silica for Precious Metal Catalyst Recovery, Amy Elizabeth Toscano and Patrick M. Bresnahan

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The Influence of Molecular Weight on the Surface Properties of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers, Elizabeth G. Towle

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Investigating the Efficiency of Canola and Corn Oil Used for Potato Chip Frying at Frito-Lay, Estefania Trinidad, Lidya Gezahgne Gebremeskel, Nelson Ndahiro, and Pacifique Mugabekazi Mugabo

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Analysis of Biodiesel Fuel, Sara Ann Velleca

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Enhanced Diffusivity in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Use as a Drug Delivery System, Colby Whitcomb, Corey Scott, John P. Palumbo, and Matthew Ryan Bennett

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Water Desalination: Designing a Seawater Purification System, Benjamin J. Zogby, Michael Wilkinson, Spencer J. Austin, and Trevor B. Gehring

Major Qualifying Projects from 2017

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Analysis of Glucose Hydrochars, Abhinav Adhikari and Shaelyn Marie Quinn

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Energy Analysis of Butanol Extraction Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Audrey Joan Allen and Sarah Katherine Muse

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Current and Temperature Distributions in a PEM Fuel Cell, Alicia Kimberly Aquino and Joseph O. Heng

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Wachusett Brewing Company Process Heat Exchanger Feasibility Study, Brian Joseph Bach, Brian Joseph Splaine, and Tyler Nicholas DeFosse

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One-Way 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers, Connor Eli Barrett and Joseph Karl Presing

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A Density Functional Theory Study of the Structure and Chemistry of Zeolite Linde Type A (LTA), Junbo Chen

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Characterization of Activated Carbon sample: Cu+2 Adsorption Isotherm, Shannon Alissa DaCosta

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Quantifying the Effects of Barley Milling on the Clarity of Beer Products, Annemarie Nicole Daddis, Christian Peguero, Jennifer Rose Quigley, and Thomas Hanna

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Development of a Plant Cell Culture Platform for Recombinant Protein Expression, Ryanne Marie Dailey

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Triple-Layer Hydrophilic-Hydrophobic Composite Membrane for Desalination using Direct-Contact Membrane Distillation, Ryan Patrick Dennis

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Semi-continuous Extraction of Bio-alcohols using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Cameron Kevin DiSpirito and Eric Christopher Stolz

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Equipment Modifications to a Pharmaceutical BioProcess, Daniel Joseph Eckler

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Techniques for Mixing and Scaling Mechanically Agitated Vessels, Martin Joseph Fitzgerald and Sean Robert Deans

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Smart P&IDs, Alexander John Gikas and Anthony Abraham Kassas

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Molecular Interactions between Simple Sugars and Styrene Derivatives: Identifying Favorable Binding Agents for Bifunctional Solid Acid Catalysts, Luke Francis Habib and Zachary Thomas Burgess

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3D ELECTROSPUN MENISCUS SCAFFOLD, Benjamin Daniel Heney, Hasson Shakor Harris Wilcher, Michelle Jeanette Bleau, and Zachary Liborio Simpson

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Adsorption of Copper Ions from Water via Sorption Materials from Agricultural Wastes, John Thomas Hobson and Michael A. Levy

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Process Safety Review: Butanol Biofuel Extractor, Luke A. Jackson and Shannon Cait Healey

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Identification of Organometallic Complexes in Agromining Extract, Debora Brandt Lopes and Gisele Cristina Trivino

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Investigation of the Rechargeability of a Liquid Metal-Air Battery, Allison Lynn Marx and Kelly Charita Rapoza

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North Country Hard Cider: Apple Aging Study, Jena Morgan Mazzucco, John Hutcheon Tofuri, and Tess Elisabeth Nogueira

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Micro-hydroelectric Intake and Greenhouse Design in Horohoro, New Zealand, Aaron Christopher McGinnis, Montana Paige Myatt, and Nathan George Peterson

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Testing the Stability of Cation Exchanged Zeolite ZSM-5 in Hot Liquid Water, Caroline Mary Medino, Edan Mandy Zhang, Hope Dakille Shevchuk, and Philip Jared Danaher

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Crafting a Pleasant NA IPA, Matthew John Morais, Ryan Robert Lima, and Susan Marie Ross

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Analysis of Woodlands Village’s Wastewater Treatment Facility and Why O&M Manuals for WWTFs Rarely Meet Operators’ Needs, Abbegail Hawkins Nack

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Exploring the Potential for Reclaimed Wastewater Applications, Jenna Adrienne O'Connell, Mary Elizabeth Prescott, and Meghan Elise Trahan

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Methanol PEM Electrolysis to Produce Hydrogen, Brian Edward Praetorius

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Qualitative Analysis of Organic Catalysts for Biodiesel Production, Anya Katerina Prevallet-Kinstle, Daniel Charles Bloemker, Daniel J. Mortimer, James Michael Commisso, and Marguerite Marie Carey

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North Country Hard Cider Yeast Investigation, Alexandra Marie Rozen, Ellen Salgado Thomson, Garrett Matthew Brogan, and Lucas Walter Chico

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Pilot Testing of Self-Healing Coatings in Structural Concrete, Anna I. Schab, Logan K. Nichols, Maxwell J. Foster, and Sebastien Deveau

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Design and Construction of an Advanced Solvent Recycling System, Travis James Simoneau

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Molecularly Imprinted Solid Phase Extraction of Taxanes from Plant Cell Culture, Benjamin Harrison Small, Clyde-Blaise Niba, Matthew Shaun Portugal, and Shawn Devin Wile

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Design, Fabrication, and Clean Testing of Dead-Leg Station, Arianna Luz Smith, Brandon Michael Eccher, and Jacquelyn Ann Nassar

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Interaction Mechanism of Modified Collagen-Binding Antimicrobial Peptide LL37 with Model Lipid Bilayers, Rachel E. Smith and Yoon Kyong Lee

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Analysis of the Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System at Woodlands Village, Christopher John Xavier, Julia Katherine Bushell, Matthew Herbert Houghton, and Sierra M. Fowler

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Transport Protein for Paclitaxel, Huilin Yang and Mariana Harley Cabada

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Tailored Synthesis of Bi2S3 Thin Film to Enhance Optoelectronic Performance, Zhehao Zhu

Major Qualifying Projects from 2016

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Self-Healing Coatings for Steel-Reinforced Infrastructure, Matthew V. Carpenter and Ryan C. Loucks

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Alternative Carbon Sources for Biological Denitrification of Wastewater at UBWPAD, Deanna Elisabeth Clark, Hannah Bridget Reinertsen, Kelsey Donnel Ouellette, and Mikayla Rose Filippone

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Developing a Strategic Plan for WPI's Chemical Engineering Department Initiaves in Brazil, Matheus Augusto da Silva

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Processing-Property Relationships in 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Analise Teresa DeBaie

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Improving Predictability of Wine Filtration, Daniela De la Fuente and Kathryn Marie Ziegler

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Copper Adsorption on carbon surfaces, Simon Escapa

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An Analytical Comparison of Ethanolysis and Methanolysis Kinetics and the Refined Biodiesel Product, Hannah L. Gallagher, Melissa Ann Boule, and Torin A. Zonfrelli

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An Analytical Comparison of Ethanolysis and Methanolysis Kinetics and the Refined Biodiesel Product, Hannah L. Gallagher, Melissa A. Boule, and Torin Ambrose Zonfrelli

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Process Improvements at The Dow Chemical Company, Aaron Jacob Harshman, Elora Virginya Borkowski, Hannah Elizabeth Robinson, and Samantha Marie Ricci

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Assessment of Thermal Stress on Beer, Cody John Holmes, Daniel John Ouellette, John Edward Caliri, and Kayleigh Ann Shaughnessy

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Characterizing Impact of Initial Conditions on Fermentation in Two New Grape Wines, Minxue Jia

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Performance of Biogas-Fed Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Courtney Michelle Jones

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Electrode Development for a Lactate Biosensor, George Ryker Kuegler and Gianna Marie Terravecchia

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Developing a Device to Investigate Migration of Axon Through a Fibrotic Scar, Akshat Nagpal, Breahna I. Mattie, and William Noiles Gardner

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Developing a Device to Investigate Migration of Axon Through a Fibrotic Scar, Akshat Nagpal, Breahna Irene Mattie, and William Dao Noiles Gardner

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Developing a Device to Investigate Migration of Axon Through a Fibrotic Scar, Akshat Nagpal, Breahna Irene Mattie, and William Dao Noiles Gardner

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Applied Juice Filtration, Kristin Carol Olson

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Water Usage Reduction at Ambev’s Brewery in Uberlândia, Brazil, Jessica Lynn Orr, Mariana Cravo Vertoni, and Seth Joshua Kamens

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Investigation into Alternative Solvents for Cold Cleaning at OFS, Joseph Edward Ostrowski, KiJana Michael Haney, Matthew Raymond Fegley, and Michael Joseph Owens

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Hydrogen Generation Through Solar Powered Methanol Electrolysis, Joseph Nicholas Pizzuto, Oliver Peter Lizotte, and Thomas William Cormier

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Extraction of Bio-Butanol using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Allison Gail Rivard, Chelsea Nicole Conlon, David Ryan Knutson, and Mark Robert Overdevest

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Improving the Removal of Emulsified Oil from Wastewater with a Membrane Bioreactor using Powdered Activated Carbon, Casey Elizabeth Rota, Chelsea Louise Costa, Tatiana Dottori Huet De Bacellar, and Thomas Aniello Hoctor

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Wachusett Filtration Project, Alex Silva, Edward Joseph Jarvis, Hayden Scott Small, and Kevin Truc

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Wachusett Filtration Project, Alex Wayne Silva, Edward Jarvis, Hayden Small, and Kevin Truc

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The Influence of nC60 on Hydroxyl Radicals (·OH), Kelsey Lea Snyder

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Characterizing Lumber Leachate by Tree Species, Caitlin Marie Swalec and Meghan Alexandra Dawe

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Design and Analysis of a Newly Installed Plate Heat Exchanger Apparatus for the WPI Unit Operation Laboratory Course, Kai Tang and Sotirios-Aris Papaioannou

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Energy Analysis of Butanol Extraction Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Halsey Alexander Vandenberg, Rachel Elaine Cody, and Vincent Michael Sabo

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Voltage Induced Variation of Solid Acid Catalyst Acidity, Jonathan Thomas Vardner and Rexford Whittier Hoadley

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A method for coating glass beads with TiO2 and comparison of photocatalytic effectiveness for contaminant degradation, Isaac Henry Vrooman

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Liquid Metal-Air Battery for Energy Storage, Huyen Bich Vu, Jacob Robert Zagorski, and Victor Waiman Hu

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Impact of Accelerated Stress Conditions on the Durability of Gas Diffusion Layers in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Brent Jeffery Young and Samuel Vincent Bergstrom

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Ethanol Dehydration with ZSM-5, Alexander Joseph Zitoli and Jennifer Ann Coffey

Major Qualifying Projects from 2015

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Ammonia Synthesis for Fertilizer Production, Khalid Tawfik Alkusayer

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Micro-scale Testing of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Resin and Additive to Evaluate Kinetic Parameters for Pyrolysis Modeling, Krista Caroline Anderson, Shuyang Wang, Victoria Alecia Grimes, and Zachary M. Stewart