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Major Qualifying Projects from 2011

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Design and Application of Metal Organic Frameworks, Sahag Voskian

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Comparison of Reaction in Catalyst Pellet Between Three-Dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics and One-Dimensional Multiphysics Simulations, Christian Philip Waller

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An Analysis on the Effectiveness of CFD Modeling of Heat Transfer in a Pilot-scale Low-N Fixed Bed Reactor, Gregory Frederick Walls

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Microwave Assisted Jatropha Biodiesel Production, Nicholas E. Walsh, Rebecca A. Trojanowski, and Yoshitaka C. Shiotsu

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Removal of Ciprofloxacin from Water using Adsorption, UV Photolysis and UV/H2O2 Degradation, Marc Franklin Weller, Melissa Jean Roma, and Samantha Lillian Wentzell

Radiation Modeling using COMSOL 4.1 with an Industrial Vacuum Furnace and Experimental Vacuum Box, Alexander Men-tow Wong, Dallas J. Rensel, Daniel J. DeCiero, and Giao Tran

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Emulsifying Properties of Dextran Derived Polymers, Xiying Zhang

Major Qualifying Projects from 2010

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Nanoparticle-Based Bioanalysis, John S. Austin

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Analyzing the Ability of Modified Yeast to Ferment Xylose to Ethanol, Elizabeth Nicole Bickar, Neda Seher Zahid, and Stephanie Felicia Carcieri

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Ethanol from Sugar Beets: A Process and Economic Analysis, Emily Linda Bowen, Kelsey Larson Miranda, and Sean Charles Kennedy

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PURIFICATION OF LIGHT ALCOHOLS USING MACROPOROUS HYDROPHOBIC MEMBRANES, Adam James Brooks, Anthony Jay Laine, and Patrick Joseph O'Brien

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Binding of Cecropin P1 to Escherichia coli Using the Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, Erik Daniel Carlson

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Experimental & CFD Analysis of Fixed Bed Heat Transfer for Ethylene Epoxidation, Edward M. Chau and Jason Krug

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Titanium Alpha Case Prevention, Justin Michael Chretien, Matthew John King, Stacy Michelle Rudolf, and William T. Proia

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Removal of Nickel from Aqueous Solutions by Polymer-Enhanced Ultrafiltration, Joshua Wayne Davidson

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Electrochemical Characterization and Water Balance of a PEM Fuel Cell, Andrew William Emerson and Laura Elizabeth Moreno

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The Effect of Substrate Variation on Biofilm Growth for Use in Wastewater Treatment, Alysia M. Hayes, Kristin Elizabeth Renault, and Sebastian Arthur Cohn

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COMSOL Assisted Modeling of a Climbing Film Evaporator, Miguel Angel Herrera

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Au NPs doped Photoresist Derived Carbon as a Substratum For Nerve Cell Culture, Chunwei Kuo

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Alternatives to Hydrofluoric Acid Etching At Wyman Gordon Company, Andrew K. Labak

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Removal of Strontium Ions in Aqueous Solution by Polymer Enhanced Ultra-filtration, Ningwei Li

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Removal of Estrogens from Water, Brian Laith Momani and Matthew R. Kurtz

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A Study of Biofuel Production Using Molten Salt Catalysts, Chad Hinden Mondor, Kevin R. Bordage, Sean Thayer Philbrook, and Tobin Patrick McGee

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Sulfur-Utilizing Autotrophic Denitrification Process for the Treatment of Nitrate-Rich Water, Seonhee Park

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Magnetite Doped Carbon As A Substratum For Nerve Cell Culture, Matthew Scott Perrone and Oljora Rezhdo

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A Comparison of Biodiesel Processes for the Conversion of Jatropha Curcas, Claire Emma Piard, David Stephen Averill, and Winnie Muyia Nabea

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Comparison of Catalyst Geometries using Computational Fluid Dynamics for Methane Steam Reforming, Anne Donovan Rocheleau and Justin Leonard Boudreau

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COMSOL Assisted Modeling of a Climbing Film Evaporator, Shubhneet Kaur Sandhu

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Zeolite Catalyzed Ozonolysis, Anthony Frederick Scaccia, Bryan James Rickard, and Valarie Michele Carlone

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Heavy Metals in Dianshan Lake, Aaron B. Sciore

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Chemical Milling and the Removal of Alpha Case, Brandon Alexander Sweet, Brenna Jane Johnson, Jarrett Randall Arredondo, and Stephanie M. Miskell

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A DFT Study of the Hydrophobicity of SIlicalite, Diana G. Wamakima

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Toward Development of Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells, Fidelis Wambui

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Ammonia Wastewater Treatment by Immobilized Activated Sludge, Cei Ping Wu

Major Qualifying Projects from 2009

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Polymer Brush Force Modeling and Experimentation, Evan Vincent Anderson

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Adsorption of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Using Granular ZSM-5, Alisha Marie Begin and Stephen H. Shin

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Removal of Ammonia From Landfill Leachate, Ashley L. Blauvelt

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Wachusett Brewery Environmental Improvement, Bethany Claire Bouchard, Craig D. DiGiovanni, and Kevin M. Wilson

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Effect of Taurocholic Acid on Oil-Water Emulsions, Linxiao Chen

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Observation of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Degradation Under Dynamic Load Cycling, Eugene Choi and Jennifer Ashley Moss

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Imaging L-Alanine and Inosine Induced Germination of Bacillus anthracis Using Atomic Force Microscopy, Eric M. Connelly

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The Cooling Vest- Evaporative Cooling, Sophia Mary D'Angelo and William Gardner Lauwers

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Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass for the Production of Second Generation Biofuels, Alexander L. Demers, Richard John Doane, Ryan Mackey Pagano, and Scott Michael Guzman

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The Activity of Immobilized Anaerobic Bacteria in the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater, Martha Flora Gray

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Wastewater Treatment and Analysis of Fixed Film Systems, Julie Marie Hickman and Shira Ilana Rockowitz

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Chemical Milling Increasing Efficiency at Wyman Gordon Company, Daniel Knox and Hunter Christian Senft-Grupp

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Numerical Studies on Two-Phase Flow Electrophoresis, Mark A. Lindblad

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Effective Radial Thermal Conductivity in Fixed-Bed Reactor Tubes, Adam Raymond Lirette, Amanda K. Gurnon, Curtis Joseph Schaaf, and Nicholas D. Vitello

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The Effects of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Natural Organic Matter on Charged Ultrafiltration Performance, Cara E. Marcy

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Educational Uses of COMSOL Multiphysics: Carbon Dioxide Absorption with Chemical Reaction, Michael T. Morin

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The Use of Photoresist Derived Carbon as Microelectrodes for Genetic Assays, David Paul Munger

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Photoresist Derived Carbon as a Substratum For Neuron Cell Culture, Richard Paul Pampuro

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Biodegradable Polymers: Blends of Starch and Poly(lactic) Acid, Andrew D. Peter and Rachel E. Vasiliadis

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A Home-Made Passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, Neal S. Rosenthal

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Heat Transfer Parameters of Cylindrical Catalyst Particles with Internal Voids in Fixed Bed Reactor Tubes, Dmitriy M. Rybak, Michael David Ashman, and William T. Skene

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Glass and Aluminum Beverage Bottle Comparison, Ryan Curtis Shevlin and Tanya Sue Soffen

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Modeling of a Catalytic Packed Bed Reactor and Gas Chromatograph Using COMSOL Multiphysics, Daniel J. Szewczyk, Gabriella P. Serrati, John Tyler Waterman, and Nicholas Edward Bartal

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Molten Salt Gasification of Biomass, Andrew Robert Teixeira, Nicholas P. Alden, and Zachary L. Humerick

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Adhesive Technology: Surface Preparation Techniques on Aluminum, Austin Nichols Vaillancourt and Travis John Abele

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Biodiesel Production from J. curcas Oil, Lindsay Marie Wood and Stephanie K. Kavrakis

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Composite Pd membranes for hydrogen separation, Amanda E. Young and Lester Li

Major Qualifying Projects from 2008

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Remediating MTBE Contamination with Hydrophobic Membranes and Chemical Oxidation, Jeffrey A. Aldrich and Patrick Joseph Milano

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Feed-forward Control System for Fed-batch Development in Mammalian Bioreactors, Ceren Altin Yaman

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Auto-Accretion Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells in the Venetian Lagoon, Jessica L. Balesano and Jodi Michelle Lowell

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Pall Oenoflow XL Cross-Flow Filter Efficiency Study, Corey James Binette and Kyle P. Flynn

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Incorporation of Iron into ZSM-5, Iesha A. Boyce

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Design of a Multi-pollutant Sorbent for Coal Gasification, Catherine Nicole Casey, Elizabeth Jeanne Stewart, and Katie Anne Hudon

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Nanomaterials for Bone Implants, Garrett Devin Cavanaugh and Justin Michael Perron

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Detecting Pollution in Surface Waters in Lorraine, France, Samantha Gray Cote and Valerie Ann Thierry

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Ceramics and Water Purification, Armen Hagop Dilsizian, Peter Charles Sawosik, and Philip G. Chan

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Kinetics of Polymerization Reaction in Miniemulsions, Allison Nicole Elder and Katie Anne Hudon

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Kinetics of Polymerization Reactions in Miniemulsions, Allison Nicole Elder and Katie Anne Hudon

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EXPLORING OPERATING CONDITIONS AND NAFION MEMBRANES FOR THE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL (DMFC), Annemarie Louise Field

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Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Enhanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Performance, Denise Ayano Gleason, Garima Painuly, and Kristoffer Geert Jensen

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TEMPLATE ASSISTED LAYER-BY-LAYER FABRICATION OF PROTEIN NANOTUBES, Keith Taylor Harrison

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Competing Mercury and Ozone Reactions in the Stratosphere, Jason M. Hutchins, Kyle J. Wessling, and Thomas Clemence Hilfer

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Modeling Gas Absorption, Yaminah Zuwena Jackson

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Utilizing the Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation to Bind Cecropin P1 to Escherichia coli, Andrea L. Kadilak and Christine I. Thomas

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Removal of TBA from Water, Christopher Michael McCann

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Zeolite Aggregate, Derek Thomas Pszybysz

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Environmental Assessment of the Wachusett Brewing Company, Alicia Jean Ridge, Brian H. Conner, and Michael Raymond Slezycki

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Phage Biocontrol of E. coli o157:H7 on Processed Meat, Katelyn M. Ryan and Nathalia Arenas

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Tube Furnace Measurements of Combustion Byproducts, Adam Lee Schwartz, Jonathan P. Levin, and Kyle Damon Geder

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Investigation of Membrane Electrode Assembly Design and Fabrication Parameters, Colin Slifka, Deep Khatri-Chhetri, and Sarah Alison Van Oudenaren

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Fabrication Methods for the Characterization of Nanorods Using Multilayer Polymer Thin Films, Nicholas J. Souviney and Ryan Nicolas Blair

Major Qualifying Projects from 2007

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An Examination of the Physico-Chemical Fire Retardant Mechanism of Burn-X in Wood, Parth Bhuptani

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Separation improvement project for Wachusett Brewing Company., Jordan R. Croteau, Julia M. Mahony, Michael P. Miller, and Scott E. Misiaszek

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Pressure leaf filtration reliability., Adam J. Foley and Jason R. DuBois

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The Effect of Magnets on the Fermentation of S. cerevisiae in Various Culture Media, James Henry Grey

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Kinetics of nanoparticle-based DNA hybridization., Priya Jayachandran

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A Study on the effects of insulation on the glass distillation column of Goddard Hall Lab, Ryan P. Kennedy

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Preparation of High-Silica Zeolite Beads from Silica Gel, Spence Martin Konde

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Principles of High Performance MEA Fabrication, Kathrin Halina Kurek and Quincy K. Elias

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Finite element modeling of gas permeation., Jeremy Lebowitz

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Understanding & testing key issues with PEMFCs., Amanda Elizabeth Lewis and Meghan W. Horsley

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The In line injection of bentonite slurry to pall cross flow filter systems at E&J Gallo Winery Modesto, CA., Ashley E. Maiorano and Shawna E. Martinelli

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Finite element modeling of fluid flow using COMSOL multiphysics, Sanjayan Manivannan

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Distillation Analysis, Sean Michael O'Shea

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Numerical studies on zinc oxide synthesis via physical vapor transport, Diana M. Otalvaro-Gutierrez

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Yield improvements to the FILTROjet candle filter, James M. Phelan and Michelle J. Tucker