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 2019!

The following is a list of students receiving 2019 Provost Summer Research Fellowships awards.

John Badiola
Major: Biomechanical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Sergei Adamovich, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Developing a Universal Alternative Communication Device

 

Sean Bannon
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Kathleen McEnnis, Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project: Creation of a PLGA encapsulated platinum nanoparticle drug delivery system for treatment of triple negative breast cancer using electrohydrodynamic co-jetting

 

Quratulain Butt
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Eun Jung Lee, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Characterization of Cytokines Released for Post-Myocardial Infarction Therapy

 

Ilham Chahla
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Xianlian Zhou, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Determination of Mechanical Properties of a Rat Brain Using Simulated Indentations

 

 

Ediha Choudhury
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Murat Guvendiren, Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: 3D Printing PCL/HA Based Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration

 

Matthew DaSilva
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Saikat Pal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Subject-Specific Finite Element Models of the foot joint of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries

 

Kelly DiCristina
Major: Biomedical Engieering
Faculty Adviser: Bryan Pfister, Department of Biomedical  Engineering
Project: The Effect of Traumatic Injury on Glial Subtypes

 

Madhusudan Duwadi
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Antje Ihlefeld, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Effect of Tone Duration on Masked Thresholds in Gerbils

 

Thinuri Fernando
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Maciej Skotak, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: The relationship between the reflected and transmitted pressure in a simplified geometry model: a parametric experimental study

 

Swata Gade
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Namas Chandra, Venkata Kakulavarapu, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project: Therapeutic Efficacy of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

Rama Hannineh
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Samuel Lieber, Department of Engineering Technology
Project: Advanced Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Materials: Relating Material Properties and Cutting Mechanics

 

John Hawks
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Adviser: Edgardo Farinis, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project: High throughput assay for screening KaiC libraries

 

Omar Ilyas
Major: Information Technology
Faculty Adviser: Amy K Hoover, Department of Informatics
Project: Rehabilitating Stroke Patients through Adaptive Digital Environments

 

AKM Islam
Major: Information Technology
Faculty Adviser: Aritra Dasgupta, Department of Information Systems
Project: Developing a Visualization Interface for Urban Data-driven Social Science Research

 

Supriya Iyer
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Maciej Skotak, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: The relationship between the reflected and transmitted pressure in a simplified geometry model: a parametric experimental study

 

Rachel Lee
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Pier Alexandre Champagne, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project: Boron Kinetic Isotope Effect in Boronic Acid Oxidation

 

Nicole Loehle
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Xiaoyang Xu, Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project: Engineering Nanoparticles for Brain Drug Delivery

 

Richard Marsh
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Jay Meegoda, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Sonochemical Degradation of Emerging Pollutants

 

Anna Mathew
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Vivek Kumar, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Novel Drug Delivery System using Anti-Angiogenic Peptides for Glioblastoma Multiforme

 

Brian McGrath
Major: Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
Faculty Adviser: Seyyedmohsen Azizi, Department of Engineering Technology
Project: Robotic Leg Prototype for Balance Stability Analysis and Control - PART III: The Nervous System

 

Michael Mobilio
Major: Information Technology
Faculty Adviser: Michael Lee, Department of Informatics
Project: Encouraging the Use of Built-in Language Features for Learning Control Flow

 

Mahathi Mohan Gowda
Major: Forensic Sciences
Faculty Adviser: Kristen Severi, Department of Biology
Project: Investigating the role of a genetically-conserved spinal neuronal class, Dmrt3, in the functional control of locomotion in zebrafish.

 

Marcos Molina
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Gennady Gor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project: Integrated Solid-Fluid Interaction Potential for Modeling Gas Adsorption in Templated Mesoporous Carbons

 

Jorim Morainvil
Major: Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
Faculty Adviser: Pramod Abichandani, Department of Engineering Technology
Project: A Low-Cost Electro-Mechanical System to create 3D scans using 2D LIDARs

 

Zoraiz Naeem
Major: Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Ken Ahn, Department of Physics
Project: Exploration of Possible Topological Semimetal states in a 2-Dimensional Su-Schrieffer-Heeger Systems

 

James Nanchanatt
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Treena Arinzeh, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Producing Well-Defined Fibrous Structures in Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Using an Adaptable Collector for Electrospinning

 

Randy Nutakor
Major: Civil and Environmental Engieering
Faculty Adviser: Lucia Rodriguez-Freire, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Accessing the extent and fate of legacy contaminant mixtures in sediments

 

Ishani Patel
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Gal Haspel, Department of Biology
Project: The Role of Neural Activity and Semaphorin Signaling in Neural Repair

 

Raghav Patel
Major: Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Horacio Rotstein, Department of Biological Sciences
Project: Understanding Unidentifiability in Dynamic Models from Ground Truth Data

 

Navya Pendyala
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Namas Chandra, Venkata Kakulavarapu, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project: Central Auditory Pathology in Blast Induced Tinnitus/Hearing Loss

 

Andre Pugliese
Major: Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Philip Barden, Department of Biological Sciences
Project: Satellite Imagery of Insect Structures: Insights into Global Ecological Declines

 

Lindsey Riggs
Major: Biophysics
Faculty Adviser: Cristiano Dias, Department of Physics
Project: Apolipoprotein E4 and Cholesterol Packaging in Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Ian Rosenberg
Major: Information Technology
Faculty Adviser: Margarita Vinnikov, Department of Informatics
Project: Virtual Design Theatre (VDT): Multi-User Iterative Production Design Tool

 

Ayushi Sangoi
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Tara Alvarez, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Assessing the Underlying Neural Mechanism of Vision Therapy Through Phoria Adaptation

 

Sreya Sanyal
Major: Biology & History
Faculty Adviser: Vivek Kumar, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Novel Approach Towards Cholesterol Management Using  Hydrogel for PCSK9 Inhibition

 

Jinay Shah
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Dibakar Datta, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Computational Modeling of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Water Desalination

 

Rahul Shah
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Molly Townsend, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Evaluating the Effect of Skull and Brain Stiffness on Shock Wave Propagation in a Rodent Finite Element Model

 

Mahenoor Shaikh
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Carlotta Mummolo, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Robotic Leg Prototype for Balance Stability Analysis and Control - PART I: The “Body” System

 

Divjyot Singh
Major: Applied Physics and Applied Math
Faculty Adviser: Alexei Khalizov, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project: Numerical Models for Morphology and Optics of Soot Nanoparticles

 

Donna Sunny
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Kathleen McEnnis, Department of Chemical Engineering
Project: Investigation of Particle Noise Produced by Tip Sonication

 

Neha Thati
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Yong I. Kim, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Project: Molecular Mechanism of the Circadian clock in Cyanobacteria

 

Joseph Torsiello
Major: Applied Physics and Math
Faculty Adviser: Dibakar Datta, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project: Computational Modeling of Friction between Two-Dimensional Materials

 

Nirali Trivedi
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Joshua Berlin and Bryan Pfister, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: In Vitro Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Arif Uddin
Major: History
Faculty Adviser: Kyle Riismandel, Department of History
Project: The Knighting of Fighter Pilots: Print Media Representation of the Weaponization of Airplanes

 

Shruti Varshney
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Bharat Biswal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Brain Function and Neuroplasticity with TBI

 

Abigail Varughese
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Dirk Bucher, Department of Biology
Project: Neuromodulation of  Sensory Encoding

 

Geetasravya Vegunta
Major: Biology
Faculty Adviser: Madhuvika Murugan, Namas Chandra, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project: Measuring the dynamic properties of microglial cells after blast induced traumatic brain injury

 

Rashmi Venkatarama
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Venkatesan Perumal, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Minocycline Loaded Albumin Nanoparticle (myn-ANP) Synthesis and

Characterization: Potential Nanomedicine Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury by Targeting Microglial Cells Activation

 

Anuj Verma
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Wen Zhang, Department of Civil Engineering
Project: In Situ Ozone Nanobubble Technology for Water Disinfection and Pollutant Degradation

 

Michael Vitti
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Camelia Prodan, Department of Physics
Project: Magnetic Spinner Model Provides a Material's Phonon Spectrum

 

Juliana Yang
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Sagnik Basuray, Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Project: Fabrication of Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems for Bacteria and Eukaryotic Cells

 

Philip Zaleski
Major: Applied Mathematics
Faculty Adviser: Shahriar Afkhami, Department of Math
Project: Dynamics of cone-shaped meniscus on a substrate-supported drop in electric fields

 


Past Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients