NCN Undergraduate Research Experience 2018 - 3 Minute Research Talks

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As part of each student's undergraduate research experience, each student gave a 3 minute presentation describing their research work.

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  • (2019), "NCN Undergraduate Research Experience 2018 - 3 Minute Research Talks," https://nanohub.org/resources/29646.

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2280 Beering Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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  1. 3 min. Research Talk: Computational Catalysis - Creating a User-Friendly Tool for Research and Education

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kevin Greenman

    Heterogeneous catalysis is used in a significant portion of production processes in the industrialized world, which makes maximizing the efficiency of catalysts a high priority. However, the immense number of candidates for new catalysts precludes the possibility of testing all of them by...

  2. 3 min. Research Talk: The Exciton Spectra Simulator of Photosynthetic Protein-pigment Complex

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Qifeng Chen

  3. 3 min. Research Talk: Phase Transforming Cellular Materials Simulator

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gavin Carter

    Materials with multiple phases are able to experience a multitude of loading and unloading forces. How the materials reacts is in part due to its geometrical design, along with the material properties. In this project, PXCM’s are utilized for there versatility in design capabilities.

  4. 3 min. Research Talk: Image Analysis of a Vesicle to Calculate the Bending Modulus

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pheobe Jane Appel

  5. 3 min Research Talk: Predicting and Optimizing Solar Cell Performance with Material/Surface Characteristics

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yiheng Zhu

    Photovoltaic simulation tools can be utilized to predict device performance before fabrication and experimentation, streamline research processes, and interpret experimental results. Therefore, we developed ContourPV, which simulates various combinations of values of different device...

  6. 3 min Research Talk: SPICE based Compact Model for Electrical Switching of Antiferromagnet

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xe Jin Chan

  7. 3 min Research Talk: Structural Analysis for Molecular Dynamics Trajectories

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nicholas J Finan

  8. 3 min. Research Talk: Phase Transforming Cellular Materials

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Valeria Grillo

  9. 3 min Research Talk: Ellipsoidal Particle Detection

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabrielle Kershaw

    The objective of this project was to create code using functions found in MATLAB Image Processing Toolbox, such as edge detection, thresholding, and morphology to isolate the desired ellipsoidal particles in images obtained from experiments. The code was to become a research tool that...

  10. 3 min Research Talk: AFM And EBSD Cross-Comparison Analysis Tool

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrew Martin Krawec

    This talk describes an approach to analyzing the crystal structure using data collected from AFM and EBSD scans to build an accurate image of the crystal structure and orientation in the ceramic

  11. 3 min Research Talk: Investigating Deformation of Single Particles Using Micro Compression Tester

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vidal Lopez

  12. 3 min Research Talk: Curved Beam Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCMs)

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): ASHLEY MIN

  13. 3 min Research Talk: GUI for the Surface Evolver – Polycrystalline Grain Growth

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kevin K Ngo

    This talk summarizes how the the online simulation tool, GUI for the Surface Evolver, was created as well as how it will impact research in polycrystalline grain growth. Polycrystalline grains have surface energies and tensions associated with them that cause grain boundaries to move (grow).

  14. 3 min Research Talk: Analysis of Radiation Induced Segregation in Fe-Cr-Al Alloys

    31 Jan 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy Joe Pownell

    This presentation gives an overview of the results and tool that were developed from data on Radiation Induced Segregation of the prospective cladding material Fe-Cr-Al.

  15. 3 min Research Talk: Analyzing Tensile Strength and Fracture Behavior in MCC and Lactose Composite Tablets

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Melanie Hacopian

  16. 3 min Research Talk: Deep Machine Learning for Machine Performance & Damage Prediction

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elijah Reber

    In this talk, we look at how effective a deep neural network is at predicting the failure or energy output of a wind turbine. A data set was obtained that contained sensor data from 17 wind turbines over 13 months, measuring numerous variables, such as spindle speed and blade position and whether...

  17. 3 min Research Talk: Grain Boundary Motion Analysis

    04 Feb 2019 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeremy Seiji Marquardt

    This talk aims to present the results of grain boundary motion simulations through a generalized program that streamlines and optimizes the analysis process. Various simulations examining the effects of grain boundary energy and mobility were run through Idaho National Laboratory's...