VCU College of Engineering hosts Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Showcase

Students presenting their posters as the Research Showcase

On April 10, 2024, the VCU College of Engineering hosted the inaugural Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Showcase, celebrating the innovative research being conducted by students across all engineering disciplines.

Students presented their posters to various engineering colleagues, industry leaders and academic peers, exhibiting cutting-edge research in healthcare, tissue engineering, drug delivery, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, mechanical systems and particle science.

Thank you to our industry judges who took the time to invest in student research:

Corell Halsey Moore, Ph.D., Faculty, VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation
Mark Collins, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer – Tyvek, Dupont 
Steven Kammermeier, Kevlar Manufacturing Technology Engineer – Spinning, Dupont
Isaac Folk,  Engineering Manager, Weidmuller
Ashley Tankesley, Director of Sponsored Programs, College of Engineering
Lynn McFadden, Ph.D.,  Senior Manager, Toxicology, McKinney Specialty Labs 

Congratulations to all students who participated and shared their research.


Kelly Ott presenting her research poster

First place award: Kelly Ott
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Poster: Disuse Differentially Affects Achilles Tendon Composition in Male and Female DO Mice

Rebecca Jarrell presenting her research poster

Second place award: Rebecca Jarrell
Department: Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Poster: Biosynthesis of CdS Quantum Dots Using Enzymatic Generation of Hydrogen Sulfide

Second place award: Edmund T. Semaha
Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Poster: Simulation of Two Phase Plasma Plume Expansion in Ambient Air

Lauren Linkous presenting her research poster

Third place award: Jonathan Lundquist, Lauren Linkous
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Poster: 3D Printed Reconfigurable RF Structures

IEM Awards

VCU’s Institute for Engineering and Medicine (IEM) sponsored additional awards for research projects with applications to medical and healthcare innovation. Judges for this award were chosen specifically for their expertise in medical, healthcare or biomedical fields. 

Special thanks to our IEM award judges:

Travis Massey, MBA, President, Pascal Medical Corporation
Michael Mancini, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development, Pascal Medical Corporation
Brittaney Richie, MS, VCU Tech Transfer Office
L. Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA, FAIMBE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Principal, StatFive Consulting
Christopher Dosier, Ph.D., MBA, Phlow Corporation
Jingyao Deng, Ph.D., MPI, ThermoFisher Scientific
Shane Diller, MS, Spark Product Development

First place award: Cydney Dennis
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Poster: Estrogen Induced Osteolysis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Mediated by Estrogen Receptor Alpha 36

Second place award: Jethrine H. Mugumya
Department: Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Poster: A comparative study on the production of Ni 1/3 Co 1/3 Mn 1/3 C 2 O 4 cathode precursor material for Lithium-ion Batteries using batch and slug- flow reactors

Second place award: Michael Dexheimer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Poster: Electrophysiological features of post traumatic epileptogenesis in rat hippocampus

Third place award: Leia Troop
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Poster: Decreasing Cyclic Load, as Collagen Organization Increases, Does Not Improve Maturation in Engineered Ligaments

Third place award: James Redden
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Poster: Muscle Regeneration and Function are Enhanced by Neurotization in a Volumetric Muscle Loss Model

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