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REU Papers

Read the REU research evaluation and outcome papers as presented during the 122nd (2015) and 123rd (2016) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Learn more about the Research Experience for Undergraduate program within the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering and discover the program’s impact on student learning.

REU research evaluation and outcome papers

Selected Publications (REU and PSU undergraduate participants indicated with *)

  • Nalluri, S.M., O’Connor, J.W., *Virgi, G.A., *Stewart, S.E., Ye, D., Gomez, E.W. TGFβ1-induced expression of caldesmon mediates epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Cytoskeleton 75(5): 201-212 (2018).
  • Xiong, B., Piechowicz, B., Wang, Z., *Marinaro, R., Clement, E., Carlin, T., Uliana, A., Kumar, M., Velegol, S.B. Moringa oleifera f-sand filters for sustainable water purification. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 5(1): 38-42 (2017).
  • Feroz, H., *Bai, M., Kwon, H.Y., Brezovec, J., Peng, J., Kumar, M. Can Fibrous Mats Outperform Current Ultrafiltration and Microfiltration Membranes? Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(37): 10438-10447 (2017).
  • Guha, R., Xiong, B., *Geitner, M., *Moore T., Wood, T.K., Velegol, D., Kumar, M. Reactive micromixing eliminates fouling and concentration polarization in reverse osmosis. Journal of Membrane Science 542: 8-17 (2017).
  • Feroz, H., *Vandervelden, C., *Ikwuagwu, B, Ferlez, B., Baker, C., Lugar, D., Grzelakowski, M., Golbeck, J., Zydney, A.L., Kumar, M. Concentrating membrane proteins using ultrafiltration without concentrating detergents, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 113(10): 2122-2130 (2016).
  • Dishari, S.K., *Micklin, M.R. *Sung, K.J., Zydney, A.L., Venkiteshwaran, A., Earley, J.N. Effects of solution conditions on virus retention by the Viresolve® NFP filter. Biotechnology Progress 31(5): 1280-1286 (2015).

Selected Conference Presentations (REU and PSU undergraduate participants indicated with *)

  • *Andrew Pei, *Louise Khuester, and Stephanie Velegol. Effective virus removal using Moringa oleifera coated sand filters. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (2018).
  • *Elisabeth Sorondo, *Spencer Christian, Michael Geitner, and Manish Kumar. Surface modification of reverse osmosis membranes for enhanced water purification. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (2018).
  • *Sarah Freeburne and Christian Pester. Solid-supported phenylphenothiazine photopolymerization catalysts. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (2018).
  • *Andrew Weaver and Michael Janik. Effects of Adsorbed Peptides on Surface Chemistry for N2 Electro-Reduction to NH3. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2017).
  • *Ziyuhan Ariel Wang, *Rose Marinaro, Manish Kumar, and Stephanie Velegol. Moringa Oleifera modified sand column for pathogen removal in drinking water. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2017).***Second Place Student Poster Competition
  • *Samantha Stewart, *Gage Virgi, Joseph O’Connor and Esther Gomez. Role of caldesmon in TGFβ1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2016).
  • *Ki-Joo Sung, *Matthew Micklin, Shudipto Konika Dishari and Andrew L. Zydney. The Effect of pH and Ionic Strength on the Filtration of Bacteriophage φX-174 through a Commercial Virus Removal Filter. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (2014). ***First Place Student Poster Competition
 
 

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