Sixteen engineering undergrads honored at Denman Research Forum

Posted: April 13, 2018

Electrical engineering student Meghan Booker placed second in the math, computation and analytics category. Photo credit: Ryan Horns

Buckeye engineers were celebrated as undergraduate researchers for their outstanding presentations at the 23rd annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. As one of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Denman Forum gives undergraduate students the opportunity to showcase their research, scholarship and creative activities to the Ohio State community and beyond.

This year, nearly 800 students from across the university presented their projects on a wide range of disciplines. Sixteen engineering students received honors in their categories.

Biomedical engineering student Sunny Kwok placed first in the cell biology and physiology category for his research, "Effects of blood pressure an intraocular pressure on ocular arterial blood flow: studies on in vitro models." Fellow biomedical engineering major Tony Satroplus won second place.

Chemical engineering major Ivan Pires took first place in the chemical and environment engineering category for his project, “Quantification of active apohemoglobin heme-binding sites via dicyanohemin incorporation.” Second and third place went to fellow chemical engineering students Lucas Watson and Emma Garber, respectively.

Biomedical engineering students sweeped the health and medicine engineering category. Mukul Govande came in first place for his project, “Non-toxic approach for treatment of breast cancer and its cutaneous metastasis: Capecitabine (XelodaTM)-enhanced PhotoDynamic Therapy in a murine tumor model.” Fellow students Rachel Teater earned second place, and Sophie Carus and Jacob Enders tied for third.

Photo credit: Ryan Horns
Michael Lee, a mechanical engineering major, won first place in the materials engineering category for his work, “In-situ characterization of lithium-ion electrode polymers via atomic force microscopy.” Materials science and engineering student Taylor Dittrich earned second place honors. Dittrich was also one of four finalists in the Images of Research + Arts Competition.

First place in the mechanical and aerospace engineering category went to aeronautical and astronautical engineering major Ian Chamberlain for his project, “Simulating UAV ingestion by a turbofan engine using LS-DYNA.” Mechanical engineering students Junfeng Li and Peter Vuyk took home second and third place prizes, respectively.

Electrical engineering major Meghan Booker placed second in the math, computation and analytics category and biomedical engineering student Jesse Fine placed third in the toward precision cancer medicine category.

For a complete list of 2018 Denman Research Forum winners, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry website.