Energy Center student researchers win !

Anne Stratman, a graduate student working with Dr. Wei Qiao in Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented a poster entitled “Bidding Wind and Solar as Reserve Products in U.S. Electricity Markets” at the 2022 Student Research Days poster session on April 11. Anne’s poster was selected as an honorable mention engineering graduate student poster by the College of Engineering poster evaluators. This award comes with a $500 prize. Anne Stratman poster

Sean Carr, a graduate student working with Nicole Buan in Biochemistry, also presented a poster at the 2022 Student Research Days. His poster “Optimizing Scale Production of Isoprene from Engineered Methanogens” was one of the winners during the Spring 2022 Student Research Days competition. Sean and Dr. Buan are working on an Energy Center project entitled “Optimization of biosoprene production from renewable and captured carbon feedstocks”. To view Sean’s poster, go to Sean Carr Poster Sean will receive a $400 award/travel grant to present his research at a regional or national conference or to support other research costs.

Maggie Ramsay, an undergraduate working with Dr. Alex Sinitskii in the Chemistry Department, received an Honors Program Award “Award for Most Significant Potential for Real-World Impact”. Maggie’s poster was entitled “Morphology Control of SnS Nanoplatelets Towards Application as a Two-Dimensional Chemoresponsive Gas Sensor” See Maggie Ramsay poster. Maggie will receive $250 award directly from her college.

Poster winners working with Dr. Xia Hong in the Physics and Astronomy Department were Qiuchen Wu (graduate student) and Alyssa Simpson (undergraduate student). The posters had the same title but different research. The title of the posters was “Ferroelectric Domain Studies of Free-Standing PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (PZT) Membranes”.

Qiuchen Wu received a $400 travel grant for his poster. To view Qiuchen’s poster, go to Qiuchen Wu poster.

Alyssa Simpson received $250 for her poster. To view Alyssa’s poster, go to Alyssa Simpson poster.

The competition involved over 40 faculty and postdoc reviewers who rated student presentations on the basis of their research scholarship and presentation skills.