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Undergraduate Honors Research Topics

Year

Name

Title of Thesis

2014

James L. Drewery

Modeling Materials: Comparison of Two PAW Datasets

2014

Bradley B. Hicks

Natural Vacuum State for Quantum Scalar Fields in an Initially Radiation Dominated Universe and its Relationship to the Bunch-Davies State

2014

Cameron M. Kates

Computational Modeling of Surface Energy and Structural Behavior of Li4P2S6 Electrolytic Solid Interfacing with Li Anodes

2014

Timothy W. Kreutzfeldt

Development of Mechanically Soft Gels for Use in Wide-Field Microscopy of Live Cells

2014

Madison L. Marvel

Platelet Activation in Hemolytic Anemias

2014

Margaret E. Payne

Charge Transfer Complexes of Pyromellitic Dianhydride

2014

David E. Voyles

The Mechanical Properties of Mixed, Electrospun Collagen/Fibrinogen Fibers for Tissue Engineering Purposes

2013

Alyssa Brigeman

Development of Solution-processable Semiconductor and Dielectric Layers in Organic Field-Effect Transistors

2013

Sean Cusano

Kinetics of Nitrite Reductase Activity of Myoglobin and S-Nitrosothiol Production Under Varying Oxygen Pressures and pH Values

2013

Samuel Flynn

Properties of Long Lived Neutrino Stars in an Expanding Universe

2013

Martus Gn

Mutant Pentacoordinate Neuroglobin Binding Kinetics to Carbon Monoxide

2013

Bradley Shugoll

Uncovering Meaningful Correlations between Oxidative Damage and Aging: An Analysis of Carbonyl Detection Methodology

2013

Matthew Snyder

Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Analyze the Effects of Pt-Acramtu, a Novel Anticancer Therapeutic, on DNA

2013

Loah Stevens

Polymorphism in Organic Semiconductors

2013

Victor Yu

Characterization of Surface Functionalized Nanoparticle Using Gel Electrophoresis

2012

Soham Banerjee

A Novel Anchoring Technique to Enable Nanofiber Mechanical Testing

2012

Molly Binder

Nanocomposite Modified RFID Tags for Use as Strain Sensors

2012

Daniel David

Effect of Chemical Composition & Crystal Structure on the Electronic Performance of Organic Seminconductors: The Case of Acenes

2012

Matthew Martin

Variational Bayesian Analysis of Pescide Tracks

2012

Claire McLellan

A Unified Picture of Charge Density's Effect on the Mobility of Organic Semiconductors

2012

Don Nguyendac

Development of the Function Annotation Process to Rapidly Populate UCSF's SFLD Crotonase Superfamily

2012

Hannah Reynolds

The Role of Nitric Oxide Scavenging by Red Cell Microparticles in the Blood Storage Lesion

2012

Dillon Sanders

Particle Production in De Sitter Space and the Validity of the Semiclassical Approximation during Preheating

2012

Brandon Turner

Exploring the use of Hemology Modeling and Active Site Profiling to Capture Evolutionarily Divergent Members of the Haloacid Dehalogenase Superfamily

2011

Elizabeth Armstrong

Quantification of Geometry for Parametric Shape and Size Modeling of the Human Rib Cage

2011

Ashley Carlton

The Expansion and Brightening of the Youngest Galactic Supernova Remnant G1.9+0.3

2011

Katelyn Goetz

Using Single Crystals to Study Intrinsic Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors

2011

C. Wesley Matthews

Ab Initio Simulations of Ammonia Borane under Pressure

2011

Jack Owen

High Performance Organic Thin-Film Transistors Fabricated by Spray-Deposition

2010

Bradley Goetz

An Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study of the Affinity of Nitrite for Methemoglobin

2010

Matthew Howell

Nanoscale Pressure Sensors

2010

Laura Patton

Velocity and Force Exerted by Kinesin Motors in a Viscous Medium

2009

Erik Forseth

Search for Self-Consistent Wormhole Solutions in Semiclassical Gravity

2009

Matthew Gottbrecht

The Analysis of the Enolas Superfamily Based on Active Site Structure and Function

2009

Patrick Nelli

Platelet Adherence to Proteins Under Shear Flow Conditions

2009

David Rosile

Effect of the New Cancer Therapeutic "Acramtu" on DNA Conformation

2009

Matthew Walb

Testing the Motor Kinesin in a Viscoelastic Medium

2008

R. Andrew Wall

Absorption and Emission of Light by Electrons and Holes in ZnO

2008

Sarah Klyap

Numerical Computation of the Stress-Energy Tensor in the Neighborhood of a Wormhole due to Fermionic Fields

2007

Ernest N. Chisena

Speckled Microtubules Improve Tracking in Motor-Protein Gliding Assays

2007

Nicholas Dellaripa

Wormhole Solutions to the Semiclassical Einstein Field Equations

2007

Eric Andrew Sparks

The Viscoelastic Properties of Individual Fibrin Fibers

2007

Michael Roman

Creation of Branched Porous Anodic Alumina Templates for the Fabrication of Silver Nanorods

2007

Elizabeth Gordon

The Effects of Nitric Oxide on the Deformability of RBCs

2006

J. Baxter McGuirt

Inkjet Printing of Biological Materials

2005

Bryan James Stephens

Construction and Application of a Combined AFM/FM (with TIRF)

2005

Matthew S. Caudill

Testing the Black Hole’s Spin in Black-Hole Binary Initial Data

2005

Tyler Zimmerman

Effects of Au and Ag Nanoparticles on the Optical Absorption of PEDOT:PSS Electrochromic Devices

2005

G. Ben Martin

Warping the Wave Function: Intermediate Steps in Quantum Computation

2004

Briana Keeling

Warping the Wave Function: Better estimations of the electronic wavefunction using a rubbersheeting technique

2004

Jack Clayton

Enhancing the Conductivity at PEDOT-PSS

2004

Andrew Shelton

Nonlinear Motion by Linearly Driven Optical Torques

2003

Maritza Hobson

Optical Tracking of Vesicles at Various Temperatures

2002

Jessica Wolfing

Random and Directed Motion of Microbeads

2002

Brian Mischuck

Pulsed Laser Photoelectron Spectroscopy of ZnO

2002

Alan Poole

Near Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy of Blood and Hemoglobin

2001

Jacob Morris Kline

Graviton Energy and Momentum in a K=0 de Sitter Universe

1999

Kerry Grow

Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Measurements of Insulating Materials

1998

Andrew Taska

Three-Photon Photoluminescence Microscopy of Gallium Nitride Epitaxial Think Films

1998

Andrew Frey

Nucleosynthesis Limits on Long-Range Forces

1998

Kyle Bergquist

A Study of the Spatial Distribution of Radicals in Cleaved and X-Irradiated Hard Keratin

1990

Kevin Platt

Simulation of a Model with Three-Fold Symmetry in the On-Site Potential Energy

1987

Chad Bennett McKee

Transient Orientation of Linear DNA Molecules during Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis

1987

Salman Azhar

Singular Factor Method for Electronic Structure Calculations

1986

Mark Windsor Roberson

Ionic Thermo Current Studies of CaF2 Doped with Ce3+ and Gd3+

1986

Mark Allen Durham

ITC: A Computer Model – Defect-Defect Interactions in Gadolinium Doped Calcium Fluoride

1983

Alexander S. Crowell

ESR Studies of Radiation and Mechanical Damage to Keratin Proteins

1982

Terry de Lyon

X-Irradiation Damage in Hydroxamic Acid2: A Powder ESR Study of the RCON+HO- Radical

1981

David Mark Riffe

The Inverse Scattering Method for Solving the Korteweg-de Vries Equation

1972

Randall Ledford

The Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator and Minimum Uncertainty Wave Packets

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