Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture

Four of the undergraduate research winners stand with Associate Dean David Tomasko
From left: Matthew Esser, Sahiti Tamirisakandala, Adam Pelfrey and Kevin Uth with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Services David Tomasko

The College of Engineering, Knowlton School of Architecture and Tau Beta Pi partnered to hold the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture virtually during the first week of April 2022.

Winners of the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture:

  • 1st Place: Kevin Uth mechanical engineering - Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion System Design and Performance Modeling and Simulation Tool Development 
  • 2nd Place: Adam Pelfrey, chemical engineering - Blending Polylactic acid with Natural Rubber and Chain Extenders as a Sustainable Packaging Solution
  • 3rd Place: Sahiti Tamirisakandala, chemical engineering - Molecular Dynamics of Block Copolymer Electrolytes: Effect of Tethering Anions 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Zhengcan Wang, mechanical engineering - Human Control of an Assistive Robot Hand: Design, Testing, and Comparison with Human Hand Control  
  • Matthew Esser, industrial and systems engineering Working Envelope of Commercially Pure Niobium Sheet Established Through Cylindrical Cup Drawing 
  • Troye Sas-Wright, civil engineeringIndoor air quality in buildings designed with Standard 62.1-2019 Natural Ventilation Procedure