REU Projects

  1. Electrical Resistance Measurements at High Pressures Using Designer Diamond Anvils (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Yogesh Vohra)
  2. Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Studies at Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Yogesh Vohra)
  3. Measurement of Diamond Thin Film Growth Rate using Laser Reflectance Interferometry (LRI), (Faculty Mentors - Dr. John T. Tarvin and Dr. Yogesh Vohra, Samford University)
  4. In-situ Control of the Nanostructure of Hydroxyapatite Coatings for Biomedical Implants (Faculty Mentor - Dr. Renato Camata)
  5. Metal-Oxide Thin Films Using Sol-Gel Processing (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Andrei Stanishevsky)
  6. Nanoparticle Beam Pulsed Laser Deposition and Mechanical Properties of YSZ/Al2O3 Nanocomposite Thin Films (Faculty Mentor - Dr. Renato Camata)
  7. Evaluation of Materials used for the Next Generation of Microelectronic Components (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Mary Ellen Zvanut)
  8. Determination of Elastic Modulus by Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Chawla)
  9. Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Biodegradable Polymer Resins and Composites for Tissue Engineering (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Dong Xie)
  10. Studies of New Laser Materials (Faculty Mentor - Dr. Sergey B. Mirov)
  11. Imaging and Spectroscopy of Biomaterials and Nanoparticle-enhanced Biomaterials. (Faculty Mentor - Dr. Thomas M. Nordlund)
  12. Infrared Spectroscopy of UV-Photolyzed Planetary Materials (Faculty Mentor - Dr. Perry Gerakines)
  13. Electronic Structure Calculation of Materials Properties and Computer Simulation of Microwave Plasma Assisted CVD (MPCVD) Process (Faculty Mentor – Dr. Joseph G. Harrison)
  14. Computational Optical Materials Research (Faculty Mentor – Dr. David L. Shealy)
  15. References Cited:  (Undergraduate student authors are underlined in this reference list)