This is an air pollution application using bacteria. The overall goal of this study is to minimize water and energy utilization as part of emissions control at ethanol plant by studying the feasibility of biotrickling filters (BTF) as a green biological alternative. BTF utilization has the potential of water quantity reduction to 1/20 of that of the scrubber.
You will be assisting a masters student working on this project. Tasks include: operation and maintenance and measurements. If interested please contact me for an in-person meeting to discuss the project.
The main project goal is to improve the drinking water quality in rural regions that use groundwater as water source while producing valuable biomass, which can be used as a sustainable energy resource. The objective is to develop and evaluate the performance of a low-cost system using immobilized algal cells for nitrate and atrazine uptake.
You will be assisting a PhD student working on this project. Tasks include: growing algae, manufacturing immobilization medium, measurements. If interested please contact me for an in-person meeting to discuss the project.
Contribute to research through the preparation of data, including transcription and creation of data files. Opportunities to engage in analytic discussions of the data to identify emerging themes with faculty and graduate assistant.
The overarching goal of this research group is to identify and quantify vulnerability of structural systems (e.g. buildings, bridges, mechanical equipment, agricultural components, etc.) to natural hazards (e.g. earthquakes, tornadoes, etc) and to further design methods of mitigation. Studies within this research group include field reconnaissance following nearby tornadic activity, computer simulations of structures to extreme loads, and experimentation of structures in the laboratory.
The Brain, Emotion and Education (BEE) Lab at the Department of Educational Psychology is looking for research assistants interested in social and affective neuroscience in children. In collaboration with the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), our research seeks to explore the dynamics of brain-environment interaction in bullying behavior. Starting from Fall 2017, we will begin to examine the structural and functional brain alterations, as well as pro-inflammatory cytokine levels of bully perpetrators, compared to non-bullies. Research assistants will be expecte
This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award-supported summer intern research opportunity. The incumbent for this position will be provided with research training in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions in the lab for 8 - 10 weeks in the summer with a stipend of ~ $4000 paid by the grant. The student will learn the latest, cutting-edge techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and plant pathology. The eligibility for such student is listed below. Please contact me by email if you are interested.
The Brain, Learning and Behavior Lab is beginning 2 new studies. One is focused on preschool children and seeks to understand how physiological reactivity relates to school readiness. We will use heart rate monitors and behavioral measures to address this question. The second study is focused on school-aged children and will use MRI to examine brain responses while children learn a new concept. We are looking for students interested in helping with recruitment, data collection and data entry and checking.
Physical and mechanical interactions govern biological systems at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels. The fundamental mechanisms of these interactions converge on mechanobiology, an emerging field of scientific inquisition at the intersection of physics, engineering and biology. At the cellular level, mechanical interaction regulates every facet of the cell cycle. Modulating cellular micro-environment has been regarded as key to potential therapeutic interventions for many diseases, including cancer.
Patients with heart failure are frequently readmitted to the hospital. Approximately one-fourth of these re-admisssions are potentially preventable. Adherence to suggested disease management behaviors is crucial to improve patient outcomes such as hospital re-admisssion. I am piloting the delivery of a self-management care transition intervention that uses a technology platform to improve adherence.
I am interested in 1-2 students who would like to be actively involved in research involving chronically ill patients with heart failure.
Despite the wide use and availability of multimodal print-based and new media-based supports for Chinese character acquisition, few applications exist that allow students to leverage their nascent but very real Chinese language knowledge for character production. Western learners of Chinese struggle with producing and recognizing characters despite having aural and pinyin-related knowledge of many Chinese words and phrases. This difficulty comes in part due to a lack of explicit, easily discernible sound-symbol mappings between spoken words and written characters.