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Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Showcase

Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Showcase

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Welcome to McMaster Engineering's 4th Annual Summer Research Poster Showcase! Share and discover the research projects, which Faculty of Engineering students have been working on throughout the summer under the mentorship of their faculty supervisors, in brief online presentations followed by a Questions and Answer session.

Materials Science and Engineering

Arina DeBoer | Iterative Deconvolution Algorithms for EELS Data Analysis
Jacob Willock | Localized Corrosion of Ferritic Stainless Steel 
Isabelle Ragany | The Antimicrobial Properties of Copper for Personal Protective Equipment
Yushi Wang |  Designing Adjustable Porous Structures for Custom Implants
Mackenzie Keeler |  Investigating the Influence of Surface Modulus on Protein Adsorption to Polymeric Materials with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Andrew D'Elia | Ionic Liquids: Visualizing Non-Conductive and Hydrated Biological Specimens in Electron Microscopy
Ariana Hurley | Analysis of Bone Ultrastructure

Chemical Engineering

Riyadh Baksh (No Live Presenter) | Injectable Macroporous Hydrogels 
Bridget Latka | Synthesis, Characterization and Anti-Pathogenic Activity of Novel N-Halamine POEGMA Hydrogels
Brianna Chester | Literature Review of Current Research on Membrane Abrasion
Alexandra Colville-Reeves | Formulation of Nanocapsules for Reduction of Biofilm Growth
Nicholas Carbonara | Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles 
Ashleigh Warren | Microplastic Filtration in Wastewater Treatment Plants 
Michael Alemayehu | Implementation of an AvN controller for optimal nitrogen removal in a WWTP
Maggie Zhu | Hydrogels and their Biomedical Applications

Mechanical Engineering

Ben Tomka | Biomechanics of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pathologies and their Impact on the Cardiovascular System
Perla Yaghi | Characterization of Nemalloy HE700 as Structural Al Alloy for HVHPDC of Automotive Light Weighting Components 
Richard Adam Steacy | Biomechanics

Civil Engineering

Kelly de Chastelain Finnigan | Groundwater Modelling
Endi Hajdari | Gravity Fingering in Porous Media
Paris Liu | Short Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Heating and Cooling Demands of Buildings in Canada 
Charlotte Neumann | Investigating Porosity and Permeability of Rocks through Machine Learning

Engineering Physics

Mathieu Chenier | Detecting SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Using a Novel Agglutination Assay 
Angela Tollis | Spray Coating Deposition of Organic Films: Design and Utilization of High Voltage Electrospray Ionization 
William Ward | Fiber Laser Control System
Ishita Paliwal | Lensless Imaging of Trichomonas vaginalis 
Juliana Podobnik | Applications of confocal-FLIM for in situ metabolic activity measurement and antiviral therapy development
Ishan Vermani | Cough Detection Algorithm Generation 
Sara Etehadolhagh | Porosity characterization of 3D printing samples in Laser Powder Bed Fusion manufacturing using MicroCT   

Computing & Software

Pesara Amarasekera, Steven Gonder, Rebecca Di Vincenzo | Accelerating Cryptographic Kernels
Rutvi Patel | Expanding Methods to Teach Students Elm Programming Language
Nathaniel Hu | Developing a Framework for the Auto-Generation of all Artifacts Needed in the Software Development Process
Emily Brown | Model-Based Development of Control Systems 
Christopher Schankula | A Novel Language for Rendering and Inspecting Codegraphs 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Arjun Snider | Computer Memory and Memory Timings
Mark Knez | Satellite-Based Optical Wireless Communications: Propagation Modelling and Existing Technologies 
Ernest Spahiue | The Use of Wearable Sensors in Vital Sign Estimation and Patient Monitoring 

McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI)

Catherine Scott | Designing a Handheld Portable Sewing Machine