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ResearchFest 2017 a Success

ResearchFest 2017 a Success


On June 2, engineering students from the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and the Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) presented their research at the Clark School's annual ResearchFest event.

ResearchFest is a student-driven initiative, funded in part by the Graduate Student Activities Fee, to highlight the best undergraduate and graduate-level research from these three disciplines. Featuring guest judges, prizes, and a reception, ResearchFest allows students to share their work in a fun, casual setting with faculty, staff, and students from their own and other departments, as well as with students from across the University of Maryland campus.

The winners of this year’s ResearchFest are:

  • Svetlana Pavlova Ikonomova (ChBE): Best Presentation Award for Enhancing Resistance of Histatin 5 to Proteolytic Degradation
  • Hossein Salami (ChBE): Best Graduate Poster Award for Analysis of Reaction Networks for Thin-film Deposition Processes
  • Jinan Oubaid (BIOE): Best Undergraduate Poster Award for Engineered Multivalency for Improved HER3 Downregulation and Cancer Therapy

 This year’s judges were:

  • Bani Cipriano (Ph.D. '07, ChBE): Product Development Manager, Prasidiux LLC
  • Omar Ayyub (B.S. '10, BIOE; Ph.D. '14, BIOE): Chief Scientific Officer, Archimedes Bioengineering
  • Tony Ying, (Ph.D., MSE): Material Engineer, US Mint; Guest Research Associate, National Institute of Standard and Technology

Each participating student delivered a one-minute PowerPoint presentation on his or her project before participating in a gallery-style poster session, which allowed researchers to find overlaps and opportunities to collaborate on complex research with potential for significant, real-world application.

 

July 7, 2017


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