2017 - 2018 Projects

Please find below the full lists of Capstone Projects by department.

Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
BME 101 VCU Pediatrics Russell D. Jamison, Ph.D. Increasing Chest Expansion Volume for Extremely Low Birthweight Babies DeCastro, Ariana;
Roberson, Sarah;
Sales, Chelsee;
Teshome, Hanna
BME 102 Bon Secours Carrie L. Peterson, Ph.D. System to Measure Kinematics to Inform Rehabilitation Dell, Megan;
Dhamala, Bishakha;
Neal, Sara Beth;
Phadumdeo, Vrishti
BME 103 Boston Scientific Rebecca Heise, Ph.D. Pulmonary Nodule Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Device Handle Cotman, Gabrielle;
Ritchie, Alexandria;
Vo, Andy;
Waldo, Rachel
BME 104 VCU Pediatrics/Neurology Rene Olivares-Navarette, D.D.S., Ph.D. Brise-solette: Darkening of Pediatric Isolette Walls Jones, Noah (Entrep. Student);
Kulkarni, Aniket;
Liberatore, Justin (Entrep. Student);
Muktipaty, Chandana;
Seelam, Joshna;
Venuthurupalli, Kashyap
BME 105 VCU Pediatrics Ding-Yu Fei, Ph.D. Device for Detection of Distal Tracheal Pressure in Pediatric Patients Dao, Vinh;
Kumar, Virang;
Vaghjiani, Nilan;
Vaghjiani, Ronil
BME 106 The Virginia Home Russell D. Jamison, Ph.D. Translating Physical Movement to Positive Feedback for Virginia Home Residents Abutaleb, Dahlia;
Bettinger, Randolph;
Doan, Minh;
Koppu, Sindhuja
BME 107 VCU Biomedical Engineering Christopher A. Lemmon, Ph.D. Microfluidic Chip for Testing Effects of Substrate Stiffness, Shear Stress and Chemotactic Gradient Gallagher, Stark;
Kovalchick, Laurel;
Petry, Logan
BME 108 VCU Biomedical Engineering Seth H. Weinberg, Ph.D. A Cost-Benefit Analysis Tool for Projecting Daily Planet Schedule Changes Comlekoglu, Tien;
Maxwell, Philip;
Patel, Vaidehi;
Shivakumar, Nirmala
BME 109 VCU Biomedical Engineering Jennifer S. Wayne, Ph.D. Thermoelectric Cryoclamp Clary, Dustin;
Gonzalez, Ana;
Kalva, Saichethan;
Ly, Tommy
BME 110 VCU Biomedical Engineering Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D. A Device to Automatically Measure Digestion in Tube-Feeding Patients Cotsonas, John;
Le, Nghiem;
Nguyen, Benjamin;
Villamar, Zoe
Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
CLSE 201 JTCC/Altria James K. Ferri, Ph.D. Process Control Simulator Abstract Graham, Matthew;
Hodson, Marley;
Watson, Kevin
CLSE 202 Suez Rudy Krack Media Design for a Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) System Byers, Brent;
Jones, Jeffrey;
Qasem, Faruq;
Tekle, Beza
CLSE 203 ChemTreat B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D. Optimization of Chlorine Dioxide Generator Alam, Omar;
Dean, Jorge;
Smith, Raven
CLSE 204 ChemTreat/Afton Chemical B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D. Dye Additive for Modeling Degradation in High Temperature Lubricant Systems Beckwith, Matthew;
Fitzgerald, Kelsey;
Pfab, Evan;
Walker, Rebecca
CLSE 205 Afton Chemical Christina Tang, Ph.D. Nanoparticle Fuel Additives to Prevent Knocking and Pre-Ignition Aman, Joshua;
Kownurko, Chessa;
Rubin, Emma;
Shell, Katelyn
CLSE 206 Evonik Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D. Pilot Reactor Modeling - Continuation Cheese, Jasmen;
Gebrehiwot, Eliad
CLSE 207 Anheuser Busch Bennett Ward, Ph.D. Carbon Dioxide Optimization and Collection in Fermentation Nanjannavar, Pooja;
Newbold, Morgan;
Tebyanian, Carmel;
Thornton, Breland Edwards
CLSE 208 Forensic Science Bennett Ward, Ph.D. Nicotine Buster: Rapid Field Test for Nicotine in E-Liquids Adawi, Hayat;
Alkandari, Khaled;
Escobar, Sergio (Entrep. Student);
Mohammad, Jumanah;
Rahil, Hardeep (Entrep. Student);
Veale, Douglas;
Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
CS 301 Bravium Consulting Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Vendor Management Application for ServiceNow Nguyen, Paul;
Tian, Yuchen;
Tran, Michael
CS 302 FDP Brakes Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. FDP Brakes – Automated Web Scraper Hammerschmidt, Kyle;
Lee, Daniel;
Soliman, Ahmed
CS 303 CS - University Marketing Milos Manic, Ph.D. Virtual Reality Campus Tour Conklin, James;
Neal, Matthew;
Tipton, Hunter
CS 304 Worldview Solutions Wei Cheng, Ph.D. Campus Navigation Mobile App Chang, Paul;
Rogness, Richard;
Vernia, William
CS 305 Mapcom Thang Dinh, Ph.D. Mobile Augmented Reality Solution for Network Visualization Ackley, Michael;
Banerjee, Shoumik;
Gilbert, Andrew
CS 306 WillowTree Apps Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. WillowTree Interactive Map Haider, Najia;
Panjshiri, Rostam;
Yeaple-Betancourt, Marjorie
CS 307 Open Mainframe Linux Foundation Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Open Mainframe Linux Foundation – Service Broker Using Docker Gardener, Justin;
Richmond, Kevin;
Roberts, Jacob
CS 308 Capital One Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Voice-Driven Authentication Guan, Dongchen;
Haden, Tyler;
Karan, Srijan
CS 309 Capital One Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Network Architecture Diagrams: Project Zeebo Hernandez, Steven;
Lima, Peter;
Vadrevu, Aditya
CS 310 IPPON USA Hong-Sheng Zhou, Ph.D. Secure File Sharing with Blockchain and IPFS Geipel, Stuart;
Slaughter, Julian;
Wei, Quark
CS 311 Supreme Court of Virginia Carol Fung, Ph.D. Supreme Court of Virginia Data Access Defreitas, Darion;
Mondal, Shonalika;
Mulpuru, Dedeepya
CS 312 CS Estes Alberto Cano, Ph.D. Freight Tracking Database System Nelson, Taylor;
Ongoco, Patrick;
Vu, Man
CS 313 VCU Cardiology Bridget McInnes, Ph.D. Cohort Assessment and Data Retrieval Environment Anderson, Alfred;
Grizzard, Robert;
Langston, David
CS 314 Computer Science Bartosz Krawczyk, Ph.D. Real-Time Learning from High-Speed and Evolving Data Palmer, Samantha;
Rohatgi, Ayush;
Voronin, Dmitriy;
Wilson, Jacob
CS 315 Medical Physics Preetam Ghosh, Ph.D. Health Information Gateway and Exchange Hudgins, Paul;
Nieporte, William;
Ramadan, Ibrahim
CS 316 Computer Science Kostadin Damevski, Ph.D. Improving Knowledge Sharing in Software Development: An Interactive Slack Application Aplin, Alexander;
Leach, Benjamin;
Uvanni, Robert
CS 317 Computer Science Eyuphan Bulut, Ph.D. Campus Bluetooth Tag Network Bennett, Nicholas;
Mays-Rowland, Jordan;
Yirka, Justin
CS 318 Science Museum of Virginia Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. CODE MAKER – An Interactive Flowchart Learning Experience at the Science Museum of Virginia Bessell, Leandra (Entrep. Student);
Bly, Dakota;
Hahne, Nicole (Entrep. Student);
Kaplan, Taylor;
Sabbagh, Haneen (Entrep. Student);
Talib, Ayyan
CS 319 Daily Planet Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Daily Planet Medical Supply Inventory Control Conteh, Joseph;
Hashmi, Abdullah;
Miller, Innocencia (Entrep. Student);
Moussa, Ziyad;
Tsering, Lhamo (Entrep. Student);
CS 320 Massey Cancer Center Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Tracking System for Mouse Breeding Kimpfler, Zachary;
Novack, George;
Williams, Adrianne
CS 321 Newport News Shipbuilding Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Newport News Shipbuilding – Augmented Reality Garrison, Chandler (Entrep. Student);
Gillis, Ben (Entrep. Student);
Gray, Cory;
Ingram, Nathaniel;
Reznikov, Tal
CS 322 QRC Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D  QRC Computer Vision Pattern Recognition Alexander, Devin;
Barden, Reid;
Mitas, John
CS 323 CoStar Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D.  Speech to Apartment Data (WIP) Cary, Jonathan;
Green, Austin;
Watts, Brandon
CS 324 Capstone Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Capstone Administration Graham, Shaun;
Lesniewicz, Matthew
CS 325 Partners in Healthcare Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D. Partners in Healthcare of Virginia Website Bailey, Andrew;
Kalisetty, Shilpa;
Kaur, Jaslesn
Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
ECE 401 Hamilton Beach Weijun Xiao, Ph.D. Wireless Interlock for Blender Lid Nguyen, Antoine;
Patel, Niraj;
Puga, Nicholas;
Saeid, Milad
ECE 402 Hamilton Beach Sherif Abdelwahed, Ph.D. Custom Programming Fixture – Blenders Agee, Nicholas;
Othman, Moath;
Peterson, Daniel;
Tan, David
ECE 404 Airline Hydraulics Carl Elks, Ph.D. Vendor-Managed Inventory System for Airline Hydraulics Norman, Jasmine;
Shin, Tony
ECE 405 Environmental Science Afroditi Filippas, Ph.D. Building a SMARTer Birdhouse Fauntleroy, Amanda;
French, Alexander;
Kokich, Alexandra
ECE 406 Emergency Medicine Ruixin Niu, Ph.D. Stealth Device to Call for Help for Domestic Violence Victims (SHIELD) Coonley, Kristie (Entrep. Student);
Fadnis, Spandan;
Lamb, Taylor (Entrep. Student);
Lian, Samuel;
Mahteme, Ruth
ECE 407 Electrical and Computer Engineering Hadis Morkoc, Ph.D. Multicolor LED Configurations: Accent Lighting Dunn, James;
Khan, Barid;
Negassa, Surafel;
Yemaneberhane, Berket
ECE 408 Sentel Brilliant Innovations Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D. Broadband, Omnidirectional, Circularly Polarized Antenna Aboabdo, Jehad;
Assi, Ryan;
Jassawalla, Roxanne
ECE 409 Electrical and Computer Engineering Yuichi Motai, Ph.D. Modular Wireless Xbox Kinect Data Transfer Device Doan, Dat;
Nooristani, Millad;
Olson, Eric;
Rohatgi, Ayush
ECE 410 ECE Student Zhifang Wang, Ph.D. Modular, Lower-Arm 3D-Printed Prosthesis Bui, Johnny;
Clement, Zachary;
Duarte, Sofia;
Linkous, Lauren
ECE 411 Night Vision Labs Umit Ozgur, Ph.D. Rapid Photonic Innovation Device (RaPID) Brookins, Lionel;
Edwards, Robert;
Morrissett, Adam;
West, Robert
ECE 412 Night Vision Labs Robert Klenke, Ph.D. Large-Area Collaborative Surveillance and Imaging Barber, Nicholas;
Salguero, Alan;
Smith, C. Daivs
ECE 413 Night Vision Labs Robert Klenke, Ph.D. Small Area Collaborative Surveillance and Imaging Barquero, Luis;
Simon, Brandon;
Truslow, Peter
ECE 414 Night Vision Labs Yuichi Motai, Ph.D. Gesture Recognition Utilizing Infrared Sensors Gigante, Michael;
Huynh, Andy;
Nguyen, Justen;
Riley, John
ECE 415 Night Vision Labs Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D. Wearable Telemetry Systems For Field Operations Asselanis, Maria;
Barnes, Morgan;
Guzman, John;
Ngo, Kevin
ECE 416 Microfab Gary Atkinson, Ph.D. Black SolarFlex: Flexible Black Silicon Solar Cells Spidalieri, Richard;
Wang, Christopher;
Westbrooks, Jacob
ECE 417 Hamilton Beach Brands Gregory Triplett, Ph.D. Photo-Based Toast Color Analysis Monier, Monier;
Mullen, Julian
Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
MNE 501 Hamilton Beach Frank Gulla Quiet Blender: Active and Passive Noise-Cancelling Technology Alfaraj, Khaled;
Allen, Brandon;
Alsowaigh, Azzam;
Arno, Adam
MNE 502 Hamilton Beach Frank Gulla Intuitive Can Opener Positioner Alqhtani, Ahmed;
Alsowayigh, Emad;
Alyaqoub, Abdulaziz;
Haynes, Braden;
Ogawa, Yuji
MNE 503 Hamilton Beach Frank Gulla Auto Run and Shut-Off for Side Cut Can Opener Alkandari, Abdulrahman;
Ashkanani, Alaa;
Gheyam, Slaman Ben;
Patel, Avinash
MNE 504 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Laleh Golshahi, Ph.D. A Versatile Actuator System for Controlled Studies with Nasal Sprays Aldohy, Mohammd;
Alhashim, Mahmoud;
Alhijjei, Abdullah
MNE 505 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D. Heating/Cooling Backpack Andra, David;
Hoq, Rajib (Entrep. Student);
Joyce, Colin;
Khan, Aahad (Entrep. Student);
Kosco, Tyler;
Noe, Josef
MNE 506 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D. Wind-Resistant Umbrella Beskales, Maged;
Iqbal, Basim;
Moulton, Alexis;
Nasir, Mazin
MNE 507 Vacant
MNE 508 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering P. Worth Longest, Ph.D. Fluids as an Art Form 1 Burke, Patrick;
Clevinger, Brooke;
Sale, Laura
MNE 509 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering P. Worth Longest, Ph.D. Fluids as an Art Form 2 Dumke, Ryan;
Lamberta, Christian;
Martin, Danielle;
Ong, Anthony;
Smith, Ryan
MNE 510 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering P. Worth Longest, Ph.D. A Device that Displays the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in an Aesthetic Manner Patel, Miraj;
Pritchard, Sean;
Refai, Aadil;
Viegas, Raphael
MNE 511 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D. Magnetic Cooling Device Garcia, Henry;
Hutton, Meredith;
Javed, Khushar;
Maly, Yahya;
Nguyen, Quang
MNE 512 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Hooman Tafreshi, Ph.D. Designing a Fog-Harvesting Surface for Arid Climates Almeter, Joshua;
Maione, David;
Morrell, William;
Peters, Russel;
Whitt, Daniel (Entrep. Student);
Wingfield, James (Entrep. Student)
MNE 513 Afton Chemical Hooman Tafreshi, Ph.D. Optimizing Clutch Plate Designs for Automatic Transmissions Godwin, Darryl;
Pavtis, Jonathan;
Pierce, Dustin;
Wingold, Dillon
MNE 514 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Hooman Tafreshi, Ph.D. Spray Adapter System for a Leaf Blower Hook, John;
Leblanc, Jean-Paul;
Riggott, Robert
MNE 515 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Hong Zhao, Ph.D. Portable Nanoliter Liquid Dispenser 1 Amos, Jeremiah;
Seitter, Andrew;
Willis, Jason;
Willox, Julia
MNE 516 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Hong Zhao, Ph.D. Portable Nanoliter Liquid Dispenser 2 Aldulijan, Zaid;
Alsuhaimi, Abdullah;
Croson, Robert;
Qassim, Nawaf
MNE 517 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Hong Zhao, Ph.D. Capacitive Strain Sensor System Agyemfra, David;
Garvin, Richard;
Ma, Yingjunlang
MNE 518 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Braden Goddard, Ph.D. Development and Optimization of a UAV-Based Radiation Measurement System Brandt, Benjamin;
Johnson, Lauren;
Littlepage, Jake;
Villanueva, Andrew
MNE 519 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Supathorn Phongikaroon, Ph.D. A Simple, Cost-Effective Rotational Viscometer Jones, Reginald;
Patterson, Garrett
MNE 520 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D. Impact Test Setup to Measure Fracture Toughness of Materials AlMarri, Abdullah;
Debraine, Arnaud;
Fulenwider, Stephanie;
Nelson, Gregory
MNE 521 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Sama Bilbao y Leon, Ph.D. Mars Atmospherically Cooled Reactor (MACR) Bates, Brooke;
Hathaway, Robert;
Lam, Aaron;
Valliani, Nawal
MNE 522 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Gerald Miller, Ph.D. Mars and Beyond: The Optimum Space Propulsion System Coune, Monique;
Karim, Jordan;
Radcliffe, Nicholus;
Theisen, Eric
MNE 523 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Jessika Rojas, Ph.D. Nano-Engineered Textile Fabric Bierhuizen, Gates;
McMillon, Chloe;
Meade, Michael;
Park, Jamie
MNE 524 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Jayasimha Atulsimha, Ph.D. Simulation of RADAR Signature of UAVs Alhajeri, Falah;
Alhamad, Mohammed;
Almutairi, Omar;
Malek, Waleed
MNE 525 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Karla Mossi, Ph.D. Piezoelectric Transducer for Reducing Aircraft Noise Intrusion Angello, Joseph;
Harville, Samuel;
Matthews, Nathaniel
MNE 526 Newport News Shipbuilding Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D. Thermal-Insulating Coatings for Pipe and Ventilation Applications Aldehaini, Hussain;
Alkhaledi, Jarrah;
Almutairi, Saad;
Almutairi, Yousiff
MNE 527 Newport News Shipbuilding John Speich, Ph.D. Emergency Egress System Ayad, Adel;
Baggett, Adam;
Enos, Ryan;
Jimenez, Uriel;
Mehari, Amine
MNE 528 Newport News Shipbuilding John Speich, Ph.D. Shield Curtain Amoako, Michelle;
Arneaud, Trevor;
St. Clair, Dillan
MNE 529 FDP Brakes Charles Cartin, Ph.D. Prototype and Testing of a NASCAR Brake Caliper Beiro, Michael;
Buarki, Farah;
Ng, Godwin;
Winkler, Seth
MNE 530 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Charles Cartin, Ph.D. Formula SAE Chassis and Suspension Design Brookfield, Parker;
Dipace, Theo;
Perron, Alexander;
Seaton, David
MNE 531 K2M Charles Cartin, Ph.D. Expanding Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cage McNeal, Timothy;
Miller, Molly;
Smith, Daniel
MNE 532 Nanocopoeia Daren Chen, Ph.D. Nanomedicine Preparation Process Alnajjar, Lamyaa;
Dashti, Fateima;
Husseen, Saraj;
Nigam, Abhishek;
Safar, Zaid
Project #Mentor OrganizationVCU AdvisorProject TitleStudents
(Last Name,
First Name)
MULTI 601 Cannon Virginia Inc Nastassja Lewinski, Ph.D. A Shared Mobile Grape Seed Harvesting System Han, Sungsoo;
Moriarty, Roman;
Seeley, Lindey;
Watkind, Kerrie
MULTI 602 Pfizer Thomas Roper, Ph.D.
Frank Gulla
Development of a Tablet Softgel Encapsulation Machine Dotivala, Arzan;
Escobar, Idalmy;
Miller, Jalen;
Striker, Arthur
MULTI 603 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Charles Cartin, Ph.D.
Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Autonomous Swarming Aerial Pollinating (ASAP) Drones Council, Nicholas;
Fraser, Jelani;
King, Paden;
Sacks, Rachel
MULTI 604 Cranemasters Michael Cabral, Ph.D. Dynamic Center of Gravity Display/Anti-Tipping Device Blain, Cameron;
Heins, Thomas;
Hernandez, Jon;
Peterson, Douglas