Provost Summer Research Fellowships

Research offers an excellent opportunity for professional development in many fields of interest at NJIT. It gives an individual the ability to think on their own and handle open-ended problems. It also gives them the discipline to take a problem towards its solution. As a student-centered research institution, NJIT is committed to providing opportunities for research participation beginning at the undergraduate level. We invite undergraduates from across the campus to explore a research topic of interest, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The following link provides the most recent information about the next Provost Summer Research program.

Dana-Knox Student Research Showcase

Every year, students get an opportunity to present their work in the Dana-Knox Student Research Showcase and network with members of advisory boards and NJIT community. Details of the next Dana-Knox Student Research Showcase area available on the website.


 

Congratulations to the recipients of Undergraduate Summer Research Awards 2018!

The following is a list of students receiving 2018 Provost Summer Research Fellowships awards.

 

John Antley
Major: Environmental Science
Faculty Adviser: Alexei Khalizov, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project Title: Experimental Measurements of Uptake Coefficients of Gaseous Oxidized Mercury for Evaluation of its Atmospheric Deposition

Sean Bannon
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Kathleen McEnnis, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Creation of Microparticles for Drug Delivery Systems using Electrohydrodynamic Co-Jetting

Jonard Diamante Bolante

Major: Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Eric Nersesian, Department of Informatics
Project Title: Augmented Reality Framework in Museum Exhibits

Daniela Bushiri
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Edward Dreizen, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Nickel fluoride as an ionic conductor oxidizer for new aluminum-based reactive materials

Jan Aira Castillo Calalo
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Saikat Pal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Analysis of Old and Young Adult Muscle Co-Contraction During Stair Ascent and Descent

James Chao
Major: Interior Design
Faculty Adviser: Haimin Wang, Department of Physics
Project Title: A Statistical Study of Solar Polar Crown Filaments

Alexander Coelho
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Ecevit Bilgili, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Elucidating the Impact of Polymer–Drug Interactions on the Formation of Spray-Dried Amorphous Solid Dispersions and Drug Dissolution Enhancement

Nicholas Corrente
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Gennady Gor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulations Study of Confinement Effects on Compressibility and Heat Capacity of Fluids

Kaytlyn Crowe
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Antje Ihlefeld, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Identification of Frequency Modulation within Energetic and Informational Maskers

Karina Dsouza
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Camelia Prodan, Department of Physics
Project Title: Large-Scale Replication of Tubulin Subunits for Analysis of Microtubule Vibrational Properties

Eman Elgouz
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Somenath Mitra, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project Title: Nanocrystalline Cellulose as a Drug Delivery Vehicle

Sebastian Fine
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Tara Alvarez, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Maddox Components of Vergence: Establishing Normative Dat 

Ajay Gandhi
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Madhuvika Murugan, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Microglia Activation After Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury

Yasmine Ghattas
Major: Biology + Chemistry
Faculty Adviser: Eric Fortune, Federated Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title: Feedback Control of Social Behavior

Jonpierre Grajales
Major: Applied Physics
Faculty Adviser: Andrei Sirenko, Department of Physics
Project Title: Analysis and Simulations of Vortex Beam Propagation and Polarization Properties

Chloe Jelley
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Phillip Barden, Federated Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title: Revealing Trade-offs in Sensory Organs and Morphological Characteristics of Formicidae

Anuradha Kadam
Major: Architecture
Faculty Adviser: Alexei Khalizov, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project Title: Design of Gas-Phase and Gas-Surface Chemistry Reactors for Mercury Experiment 

Jeffrey Kim
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Alev Erdi, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Assistive Device for Autistic People 2

Julianna Kosty
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Bryan Pfister, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Behavioral and Cellular Consequences of Combination Blast and Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury

Karen Mandarina
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Alev Erdi, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Assistive Device for Autistic People 2   

Prarthana Manoj Rajai
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Rajesh Dave, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Real Time Analysis in Continuous Manufacturing of Orally Dissolving Films

Maliha Mathew
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Cristiano Dias, Department of Physics
Project Title: The Effects of Small Drugs on Structure of Alzheimer’s Disease Protein

Mary A McGuinness
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Adviser: David Apigo, Department of Physics
Project Title: Modeling the Topological Dynamics of Microtubules

Tracey Mraw
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Bharat Biswal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Functional Connectivity in Stroke Subjects

Waleed Mujib
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Madhuvika Murugan, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Understanding changes in brain oscillations following blast induced traumatic brain injury

Justin Newkirk
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Shawn Chester, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Title: Vanishing Viscoelasticity in Polymeric Gels

Kush Patel
Major: Civil Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Jay Meegoda, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project Title: Expediting the process of Food Waste Decomposition through Anaerobic Digestion

Reshma Paul
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Vivek Kumar, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Application of Antibacterial Peptide Hydrogels in Diabetic Wound Healing Model

Ujjwala Rai
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Mathew Schwartz, College of Architecture and Design
Project Title: Migration of Bacteria in Aggregates for optimized VOC uptake

Pedro Reis Moura
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Sagnik Basuray, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Shear enhanced platform for protein purification

Ayushi Sangoi
Major: BME & CoE
Faculty Adviser: Kyle Dobiszewski, Albert Dorman Honors College
Project Title: Silica Implementation in Topological Body Armo 

Rahul Shah
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Namas Chandra, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Influence of Skull Strength on Shock Wave Propagation in Rats

Vatsal Shah
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Roman Voronov, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Automation of Stem Cell Migration and Growth Control using Electronically-Actuated Microfluidic Devices 

Nitya Shah
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Shahriar Afkhami, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project Title: Modeling the Distribution of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in the Bloodstream for Use in Magnetic Drug Targeting

Mansi Sheth
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Treena Arinzeh, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Piezoelectric Biomaterial Characterization

Sydnee Sicherer
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Alice Eun Jung Lee, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: The Effect of a Native Pancreatic Tissue Matrix on Insulin-producing Cells for the Treatment of Diabetes

Niharika Singh
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Bharat Biswal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Machine Learning to further earlier studies on Alzheimer’s Diseas 

Catherine Sousa
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Lou Kondic, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project Title: Modeling Filtering Process Using Stochastic Simulations of Monte-Carlo Type

Sydney Sweet
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Xiaoyang Xu, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Development of Nanogel Drug Delivery Systems for Heart Regeneration

Vinaya Thadhani
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Bipin Rajendran, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project Title: An Efficient Visual Learning System based on a Biomimetic Camera

Arif Uddin
Major: History
Faculty Adviser: Louis Hamilton, Albert Dorman Honors College
Project Title: Wealth and Secularization in the Eternal City

Rytis Vaitekonis
Major: Civil Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Wen Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project Title: Multifunctional Reactive Electrochemical Membrane (REM) Filtration for Efficient Water Purification

Aayush Verma
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Namas Chandra, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Development and validation of a computational model of the interactions of a primary shock wave with a human head surrogate 

Hazal Yalcin
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Murat Guvendiren, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: HA/PCL scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration

Juliana Yang
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Xiaoyang Xu, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Nanoparticle-based Formulation for Oral Delivery of GLP-1 for Treatment of Diabetes

 


Past Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients