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Senior Design Research Projects 2017

Creative 3D Plant Optimization (C3PO) System for the Exploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) 2018 Academic Innovation Challenge
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Creative 3D Plant Optimization (C3PO) System for the Exploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) 2018 Academic Innovation Challenge
Microfluidic Device for Decellularization of Murine Brain Slices

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Microfluidic Device for Decellularization of Murine Brain Slices
SpringStepper: An Alternative to Traditional Crutches


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SpringStepper: An Alternative to Traditional Crutches
Designing a Synthetic Spider Silk Based Coating for Urinary Catheters to Reduce the Risk of CAUTIs

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Designing a Synthetic Spider Silk Based Coating for Urinary Catheters to Reduce the Risk of CAUTIs
Synthetic Snake Venom: The Novel Creation of Crotalid Phospholipase A2 Using Genetic Engineering

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Synthetic Snake Venom: The Novel Creation of Crotalid Phospholipase A2 Using Genetic Engineering
Developing Technology for Environmental Response to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

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Developing Technology for Environmental Response to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

2016 Senior Design Projects

Fall Projects

Amending PHB with Algal Biomass



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Amending PHB with Algal Biomass
Consumer-Ready Milk Spoilage Indicator by Method of Immersed pH Detector


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Consumer-Ready Milk Spoilage Indicator by Method of Immersed pH Dector
Facilitation of Microfluidic Channeling to Generate Concentration Gradients for Cellular Culture

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Facilitating of Microfluidic Channeling to Generate Concentration Gradients for Cellular Culture
Synthesizing Microcarriers as a Platform for Pharmaceutical Delivery of Quercetin for Antiviral Applications

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Synthesizing Microcarriers as a platform for Pharmaceutical Delivery of Quercetin for Antiviral Applications
Measuring the Effects of High-Altitude Flight



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Measuring the Effects of High-Altitude Flight
Non-invasive, Inductive Electrodes for Application in BCI


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Non-invasive, Inductive Electrodes for Application in BCI
Optimization and Scale-up of (2S)-Naringenin Production in Escherichia Coli

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Optimization and Scale-up of Naringenin Production in Escherichia coli
Optimized Bioproduction of Resveratrol Using Genetically Modified Escherichia Coli

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Optimized Bioproduction of Resveratrol Using Genetically Modified Escherichia coli
Oxygen-Controlled Growth Chamber for Hyposic Study

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Oxygen-Controlled Growth Chamber for Hyposic Study
Pairing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Treatment of Petroleum Wastewater


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Pairing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Treatment of Petroleum Wastewater
Spider Silk Bandaging and Relevant Applications for the Revolution of Wound Therapy

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Spider Silk Bandaging and Relevant Applications for the Revolution of Wound Therapy

Spring Projects

  • Designing a Novel Device for Spinal Corpectomies sponsored by:
  • Arakniprint: 3D Printing of Synthetic Spider Silk to Produce Biocompatible and Resorbable Biomaterials
  • Microfabrication of Glucose-Powered Abiotic Biobatteries for Implantation and Integration in Biological Systems
  • Modification of Polysulfone Membranes for use in Water Filtration and Anti-fouling Applications
  • The Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves using Recombinate Spider Silk Protein
  • Use of Brine Ecosystems and Anaerobic Digestion to Reduce Treatment Costs of Oil-field Produced Water
  • Microfluidic Device for Cell Culture Optimization
  • Separating Pichia pastoris from a Continuous Flow System

2015 Senior Design Projects

  • Hernia Mesh Repair Through the Use of Transgenic Silworm Silk Mesh
  • Targeted Drug Delivery System for Kidney and/or Liver Failure Patients using Human Serum Albumin
  • Design of a genetic Expression System for Antimicrobial Peptides in Esherichia coli
  • Production and Purification of Green Fluorescent Protein Secreted from Pichia pastoris
  • Antifouling Bioreactor Sparger for High Density Cell Cultures

2014 Senior Design Projects

  • Design Artificial Tendon/Graft Derived from Silworm Silk, and Synthetic Spider Silk with Respect to Biocompatibility, Structure, Mechanical Properties, and Attachment 
  • Cervical Spine Implant 
  • Decreasing Bacterial Biofilm Formation on Medical Implants through Surface Modification
  • Increasing Efficacy of Antibiotics By Their Combination with Pluronics and Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants

2013 Senior Design Projects

  • Secretion of Green Fluorescent Protein in Pichia pastoris
  • Protection and Delivery of Biacridine by Micelle Encapsulation
  • Stand a Little Taller
  • Designing an Anterior Cruciate Ligament from Synthetic Spider Silk for Surgical Implementation

2012 Senior Design Projects

  • Automation of Tangential Flow Filtration to Purify Bio-synthetic Spider Silk Protein
  • The Freedom Fighter, Innovative Biomaterial Helmet for Acute Brain Damage
  • Production of Biodiesel from WVO
  • An Approach to Cell Retention on Gold Surfaces through Surface Modification and Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Production and Secretion of Green Fluorescent Protein in the yeast Pichia pastoris

2011 Senior Design Projects

  • Laser Induced Surface Nanopatterning Effects on Au and Ag Surface Energy and Bacterial Adhesion
  • Innovative Non-Mechanical Solutions for the Removal of Dental Plaque and Calculus, While Maintaining Dental Enamel Integrity
  • Bacterial Chemotaxis Quantification using Real-Time Video Microscopy and Capillary-like Micro Slides
  • Combating Antibiotic Resistance Through Development of a Novel Antimicrobial Delivery Vehicle
  • Monitoring Real-Time Gene Expression Through Membrane and Cytoskeletal Changes Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Technology

2010 Senior Design Projects

  • Production of a Novel Tetracycline-based Antibiotic
  • GFP Production by S. cerevisiae in Suspended and Immobilized Cell Cultures
  • Bench-scale production of algae in wastewater for phosphorus removal

Other Posters

Bioenergy from Oilfield Produced Water

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