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.

Call for Proposals: 2021 Provost Undergraduate Research and Innovation (URI) Summer Fellowship Program

Online Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021

 

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 the 2021 Provost URI Summer Research Fellowships!

The following is a list of students receiving the 2021 Provost URI Summer Research Fellowship awards:

Arun Aryal
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Effect of Training on neuronal responses in auditory cortex in presence of background sound.
Faculty Advisor: Antje Ihlefeld

Hao Massimo Chen
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
Project Title: Study of Global-Scale Surface Flows of the Sun in Past 10 Solar Cycles
Faculty Advisor: Mentor: Yan Xu; Co-mentor: Haimin Wang

Lazar Agoev
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Computer Engineering 
Project Title: Long-Term Evolution of A Flare-Productive Active Region
Faculty Advisor: Haimin Wang

Michaela Dungan
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology
Project Title: Proposal to Collect Normative Data on Concussed Pediatric Patients Using the Oculomotor and Vestibular Endurance Screening (Moves) Protocol
Faculty Advisor: Chang Yaramothu

John Tobia
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology (B.A)
Project Title: Using BODIPY-based Photobase Generators to Create Physiologically-Compatible Hydrogel Photopolymerization Systems
Faculty Advisor: Yuanwei Zhang, PhD

Rui Zhang
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Project Title: Building an Enhanced Infrastructure for Understanding and Predicting the Onset of Solar Eruptions 
Faculty Advisor: Ju Jing

Bhumi Patel
Academic Standing: Senior
Major: Industrial Engineering
Project Title: Determining Conditions for the Optimal Immunization Strategy: Ring or Mass Vaccination
Faculty Advisor: Esra Büyüktahtakın Toy

Sean Larmore
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry
Project Title: Computational Study of Substituted Chiral Nonclassical Carbocations
Faculty Advisor: Pier Alexandre Champagne

Christopher Henni
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Forensic Pain Biosensors
Faculty Advisor:  Omowunmi A Sadik

Jason Ong
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry
Project Title: Bacterial Inactivation by Ultranarrow Spectrum LEDs
Faculty Advisor: Mengyan Li

Bilal Adra
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Project Title: Dual-Layer, Millimeter-Core, Coil Wrapping Machine
Faculty Advisor: Balraj Mani and Ravindra Nuggehalli

Vishva Rana
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering 
Project Title: Ultrasound to Determine the Ultrafine Pores of Softened Shale
Faculty Advisor: Jay N. Meegoda

Rebecca Zaki
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biology 
Project Title: Evaluation of a Phase-Transfer Catalyst Toward the Synthesis of Chiral Alkylboronic Esters
Faculty Advisor: Pier Alexandre Champagne

Joseph Schaedler
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Computer Science 
Project Title: Blockchain-enabled System Design for Standardized Testing Process
Faculty Advisor: Jasmine Chang

Mirna Cheikhali
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering 
Project Title: The Impact of Agglomeration and Surface Hydrophobicity on the Dissolution Rate of Dry Coated Poorly Water Soluble and Cohesive Drugs
Faculty Advisor: Rajesh Davé

Jason Ogbebor
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Compressibility of Nanoconfined Water From Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Faculty Advisor: Gennady Gor

Manal Desai
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Computer Science & Applied Mathematics
Project Title: Analysis of Flux Rope Events & Their Effect on Earth’s Magnetosphere
Faculty Advisor:  Hyomin Kim

Egor Demidov
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Enhanced Light Scattering and Absorption by Processed Soot Aerosols
Faculty Advisor: Alexei Khalizov

Ashish Kokkula
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering 
Project Title: Study of Targeted Platinum Nanoparticles as Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen McEnnis

Sahitya Kulkarni
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biology BS
Project Title: Temperature Entrainment of Cyanobacterial Circadian Clocks
Faculty Advisor: Yong-Ick Kim

Pranati Ambati
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology 
Project Title: Investigating the Role of Developmental Environment and Mauthner Cell Morphology on Neuronal Plasticity and Escape Behavior 
Faculty Advisor: Kristen Severi

Sreya Sanyal
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology & History
Project Title: Opsonization of SARS-CoV-2 to develop a COVID-19 antiviral
Faculty Advisor: Vivek Kumar 

Anoushka Karnad
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: DanceForRehab: Dancing Pad for Movement and Balance Rehabilitation 
Faculty Advisor: Alev Erdi

Elizabeth Kowalchuk
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: B. Architecture
Project Title: Modern Medievalism
Faculty Advisor: Louis Hamilton

Camilo Martinez
Academic Standing: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Integration of Cloud Storage Data Services in Health Care Devices
Faculty Advisor: Carlotta Mummolo

Edgar Canario
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Exploring the Impact of Covid-19 on Brain Function Using fNIRS

Faculty Advisor: Bharat Biswal

Disha Panchal
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology
Project Title: Peptide-based Nucleic Acid Delivery Vehicle as COVID-19 Therapeutic
Faculty Advisor: Vivek A. Kumar

Ian Horstkamp-Vinekar
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Synthesizing Biomimetic Water Splitting Catalysts
Faculty Advisor: Michael Eberhart

Jeffrey Luk
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biology BA
Project Title: Inactivation of MS2 Bacteriophage for Water Disinfection via Microwave Irradiation in the
presence of Microwave-Adsorbing Catalysts
Faculty Advisor: Wen Zhang

Pedro D'Avila
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Business
Project Title: Attention induced bias: a measurement of the strength of the contrast effect at different levels of equity investor’s attention 
Faculty Advisor: Zhipeng Yan

Shaikh Hassan
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Modeling Spinal Cord Injury and Repair with Nidogen-1
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Grasman

Vincent Tews
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Hybrid Monte Carlo-Molecular Dynamics Scheme for Simulating Adsorption-Induced Deformation in Spherical Pores
Faculty Advisor: Gennady Gor

Alicja Bil
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Utilizing DTI to Examine Structural Brain Changes in COVID Patients
Faculty Advisor: Bharat Biswal

Esha Shah
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biology (BA)
Project Title: Can Cold Atmospheric Plasma Improve Neural Regeneration?
Faculty Advisor: Gal Haspel

Alexander Hanna
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Chemistry
Project Title: Photosensitizers for Multi-Step Excited-State Electron Transfer Reactions
Faculty Advisor: Michael S. Eberhart

Dhruvi Rajpopat
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Architecture
Project Title: Visualizing Space and Place: Lessons for the Young Architect
Faculty Advisor: Gabrielle Esperdy 

Maria Pepper
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Quantifying Overpronation Risk Factors in High Jump and Analyzation of Existing 
Preventative Devices
Faculty Advisor: Xianlian (Alex) Zhou

Sheetal Padhi
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Neuronal Cell Death in Repeated Low-Level Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
Faculty Advisor: Ying Li

Samuel Solomon
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering
Project Title: Polymer Engineering and Mechanisms in Template Assisted Crystallization for Hardness Removal
Faculty Advisor: Wen Zhang

Justin Pace
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Experimental Determination of Mixing Time in the USP Dissolution Apparatus 1
Faculty Advisor: Piero Armenante

Allison Wong
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Digital Design
Project Title: Developing Interactive Educational Animation to Visualize Financial Concepts for Students
Faculty Advisor: Hyejin Hannah Kum-Biocca

Jacob Swanson
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Architecture
Project Title: The Challenges of Cohousing from the Architect’s Perspective
Faculty Advisor: Maurie Cohen

Shiva Senthilkumar
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biology B.A.
Project Title: Dynamics of Generalized Half-Center Oscillator Neuronal Networks
Faculty Advisor: Horacio Rotstein 

Ruchi Shah
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Visual Memory and Shifting Ability in Chess Players
Faculty Advisor: Yelda Semizer

Dylan Lederman
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Biology (B.S.)
Project Title: Examining Parameter Estimation Unidentifiability in Oscillatory Systems 
Faculty Advisor: Horacio Rotstein

Seejal Padhi
Academic Standing: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: The effect of microglial NLRP3 inflammasome upregulation on astrocyte Piezo1 dysfunction and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokine, IL-1β
Faculty Advisor: Bryan Pfister

Abdul-Rahman Azizogli
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: B.S. Biology
Project Title: Computational Design of Anti-Inflammatory Hydrogels
Faculty Advisor: Vivek Kumar

Rohan Harish
Academic Standing: Sophomore
Major: Electrical Engineering
Project Title: Improving the Efficiency of an Electric Scooter using a Continuously Variable Transmission
Faculty Advisor: Zhiming Ji and Dina Ayman

Lara Rios
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering 
Project Title: Open Source Lead Sensor Development
Faculty Advisor: William Pennock

Gabriela De Carvalho 
Academic Standing: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Title: Quantifying Gait Abnormalities in Children with Cerebral Palsy through 3-D Motion Analysis Techniques
Faculty Advisor: Saikat Pal

 


Past Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Recipients

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