Archives: 2016 Fellowship Students
Hernan Bernabe – University of Iowa
Accelerated Thermodynamic Analyses of Missense Variations Using GPU Co-processors
My research focuses on efficient exploration of free energy differences between molecular states using novel GPU accelerated molecular dynamics algorithms. Read more.
Andrew Bodling – Iowa State University
Numerical Investigations of Bio-Inspired Blade Designs
Noise generated from wind turbines and jet engines can be a real nuisance to anyone living nearby them and is a serious issue to address to allow people residing near them to accept their presence. Read more.
Julie Bothell – Iowa State University
X-ray imaging of the spray from a coaxial air blast atomizer
The use of sprays in fuel injection systems, as well as in industrial painting and coating systems, have been a subject of thorough investigation for many years. Read more.
Anh-Vu Do – University of Iowa
Fabricating and Appraising the Functionality of 3D Printed Devices for Controlled Drug Delivery for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Vaccinations.
Controlled drug delivery systems have been utilized to enhance the therapeutic effects of many current drugs by effectively delivering drugs in a time-dependent and repeatable manner. Read more.
Stephanie Hice – Iowa State University
Rapid Isothermal Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Foods, Food Processing Environments and Beyond
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is widely considered the “gold standard” for DNA amplification and detection of bacterial pathogens. However, most PCR instruments are inherently complex and cumbersome, limiting their utility in the field here on Earth, let alone aboard the International Space Station. Read more.
Stephanie Howard – University of Iowa
Low Frequency Waves and Reflected Ions in the Lunar Plasma Environment
My area of research is the interaction between the solar wind and the Moon. With no global magnetic field or atmosphere, the Moon was traditionally seen as a perfect absorber of the incoming solar wind. Read more.
Daniel LaRocca – University of Iowa
HaloSat: A Cube Satellite Search for Missing Baryons
Baryons are the subatomic particles that comprise normal everyday matter. Observations of the early universe indicate that baryons make up 5% of the total mass and energy of the universe. Read more.
Shannon Lee – Iowa State University
Tuning Tetrel Pnictides for Advanced Thermoelectrics
My research focuses on making new materials via solid-state synthetic methods that can be used for energy applications, such as thermoelectrics. Read more.
Alexander Litvin – Iowa State University
Effects of Light Quantity and Quality on Yield, Composition, and Resource Efficiency on Culinary Herbs in Controlled Environment Agriculture
Research in controlled-environment agriculture seeks to help address challenges for production and health value in food grown. Read more.
Joel Lynch – Iowa State University
Modeling of Flames Seeded with Alkali Compounds under the Presence of Alternating Electric Fields
Traditional propulsion systems that rely on chemical combustion have been heavily optimized over the years, but the emergence of plasma-assisted combustion technologies have paved the way for even further improvements. Read more.
Mahmoud Metwali – University of Iowa
Temporal Relationships of Trunk Posture Variation, Task Performance, and Low Back Muscle Fatigue During Training of a Simulated Cyclic Lifting Task
Low back pain (LBP) is among the most common non-fatal injuries reported in the United States, resulting in substantial healthcare costs and reductions in quality of life. Read more.
Katherine Peterson – University of Iowa
InSAR analysis of post-seismic deformation following the magnitude 7.7 Balochistan, Pakistan earthquake
Geodetic measurements provide valuable information on the magnitude and sense of displacement occurring on the Earth’s surface. Read more.
Robert Philpott III – Iowa State University
Quantifying the ethical, legal and societal concerns of UAS in civil applications with the use of value modeling
My research project aims to quantify the ethical, legal and societal concerns of UAS in civil applications with the use of value modeling. Read more.
Katherine Woo – Iowa State University
Novel Layered Si-As Framework Compounds for Thermoelectric Use
Thermoelectric materials, which convert heat into electricity, have been used both on Earth and in space. Read more.
James Woodell – University of Iowa
Space invaders: What can invasive species teach us about colonization of other planets?
I study the evolution of invasive species after introduction to new environments. Read more.
Therin Young – Iowa State University
High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping in Controlled Environments for Space Agriculture Applications
As manned space flights into deep space become more of a reality, the need to grow crops for food and medicinal purposes onboard spacecraft becomes essential to the nourishment and mental stability of space travelers. Read more.