2012 Research Fair

The 2012 Graduate Student Poster Session, a celebration highlighting graduate student and undergraduate research activity, was held on April 4, 2012 as part of the campus-wide 2012  UNL Spring Research Fair. The purpose of this yearly event is to give  students the opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity; to communicate their results to other students, faculty and staff; and to learn about other areas of research and creative activity. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research an Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Improving Operating Efficiency and Use Efficiencies in Power Plants

Diego Alvarez, The Shadow Price of CO2 Emissions for Nebraska Fossil-Fuel Electricity Plants

Severine Vennin, Mechanical Characterization of Switchgrass Using Microindentation

Produce or store commercially useable energy supplies from renewable energy sources

Yang Gao,   Controllable Growth of Carbon nano-Onions for Developing High-Performance Supercapacitors

Xi Song, Synthetic Cellulosome for Cellulosic Biofuel Synthesis

Reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts from energy production systems

Eric Noel, Algae Strain Selection for Integrated Anaerobic Digestion and Algae Biofuels and Feed Production Systems in Nebraska

Brandon Nuttleman,Comparing Wet and Dry Distillers Grains Plus Solubles in Finishing Cattle Diets

Andrea Watson, Anaerobic Digestion of Finishing Cattle Manure

Improved efficiency of power generation and distribution systems

Maryam Bahmani, Integration of Wind Energy with Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

Salman Kahrobaee, Optimal Maintenance Strategy for Wind Turbines with Markov Decision Processes

Wind, solar and geothermal energy

Dingguo Lu, Current-Based Diagnosis for Gear Tooth Breaks in Wind Turbine Gearboxes

Xiang Gong,  Current-Based Bearing Fault Diagnosis for Direct-Drive PMSG Wind Turbine

Yin Guo,  An Energy Cost Optimization Method for a Large Scale Hybrid Central Cooling Plant with Multiple Energy Sources Under Complex Electricity Cost Structure

Ziguang Chen, Cold Welding of Metal-Organic Framework

Jinyue Jiang and Tyler Holm, Metal-Quinone-Framework to Capture Carbon Dioxide

Bin Yang: Tuning the Energy Level Offset Between Donor and Acceptor with Ferroelectric Dipole Layers for Increased Efficiency in Bilayer Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Sreedevi Madhusoodhanan Lalithambika, Hyperthermoacidophiles for Biomass Deconvolution:  Cellodextrins Hydrolysis and Transport in an Extremophile Sulfolobus Solfataricus