Research Expo 2018 Posters

Research Expo features 200+ posters from top engineering and computer science graduate students from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

Our searchable Research Expo poster abstracts serve as an efficient means for getting a broad view of emerging research trends from many cutting-edge labs and industry-focused research centers at the Jacobs School.

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CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems

characterizing the collagen structure of armored carapace of the boxfish

Student(s): Sean Nolan Garner
Professor(s): Joanna M. McKittrick
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


synthesis and interface boundary characteristics of gold/cobalt janus nanoparticles

Student(s): Kyungah Seo
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


in vitro evaluation of luminescent rare-earth doped hydroxyapatite scaffolds

Student(s): Fabian Martin Martinez Pallares
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


synthesis of cubic microstructures of perovskite materials

Student(s): Maritza Sanchez
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Civil/Structural Engineering | Energy/Clean technology | Materials


sam2x5: stronger than the strongest steel

Student(s): Arash Yazdani
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials


electrical conductivity of stabilized mesoporous ceramic fluid suspensions with varying ph values

Student(s): Shuang Qiao
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Materials


cubic hollow nanostructures: a new trend to design functional materials

Student(s): Carlos Ingram Vargas Consuelos
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Materials


exploring the fundamental behavior of tailored nanoscale carbide morphologies: materials by design for ultra-high temperature applications

Student(s): Tianqi Ren
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials


bone as an interpenetrating composite

Student(s): Frances Yenan Su
Professor(s): Joanna M. McKittrick
Industry Application Area(s): Materials


super-elastic response and shape memory behavior in ceramic materials

Student(s): Hamed Hosseini Toudeshki
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Civil/Structural Engineering | Materials


advances in ionic polymer metal composites (ipmcs): a literature review

Student(s): Robyn Elizabeth Ridley
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials | Soft Robotics


fabrication of uniform-sized mesopores on gold-coated polystyrene particles

Student(s): Seongcheol Choi
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve | Rafael Vazques-Duhalt
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


Center for Extreme Events Research

mode-ii dynamic fracture behavior of carbon fiber/epoxy

Student(s): Rodrigo Enrique Chavez Morales
Professor(s): Veronica Eliasson
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Naval


Center for Machine-Integrated Computing and Security

fast and accurate target search with drones

Student(s): Yongxi Lu
Professor(s): Tara Javidi


Center for Microbiome Innovation

improving saliva shotgun metagenomics by chemical host dna depletion

Student(s): Clarisse A Marotz
Professor(s): Karsten B. Zengler
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


Center for Visual Computing

accurate appearance preserving prefiltering for rendering displacement-mapped surfaces

Student(s): Lifan Wu
Professor(s): Ravi Ramamoorthi
Industry Application Area(s): Computer Graphics


real-time photo-realistic augmented reality under dynamic environment lighting

Student(s): Kamran Alipour
Professor(s): Jurgen P. Schulze


deep adaptive denoising of monte carlo renderings

Student(s): Alexandr Kuznetsov | Nima Khademi Kalantari
Professor(s): Ravi Ramamoorthi
Industry Application Area(s): Software, Analytics


Center for Wearable Sensors

central blood pressure waveform monitoring by conformal ultrasonic devices

Student(s): Chonghe Wang
Professor(s): Sheng Xu
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


Contextual Robotics Institute

liquid crystal elastomer as a reversible actuator for smart composite hinges

Student(s): Adriane Fernandes Minori
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley | Shengqiang Cai | Michael Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Materials | Manufacturing and Design


elastomeric diaphragm pump driven by fluid electrode dielectric elastomer actuators

Student(s): Caleb Michael Christianson
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


soft robotic actuator with gecko-inspired adhesive

Student(s): Paul Ezio Glick
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Robotics


Sustainable Power and Energy Center

phase change reaction for enhancing the seebeck coefficient of electrochemical thermocell

Student(s): Hongyao Zhou
Professor(s): Ping Liu
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology


Bioengineering

a markov state model of the sarcomere to explain the effects of datp on cardiac contraction

Student(s): Kimberly Joan McCabe
Professor(s): Andrew D. Mc Culloch | Jeffrey H. Omens
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


a system for global analysis of correlation between protein expression and mrna

Student(s): Kara Lynn Johnson
Professor(s): Sheng Zhong
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


combinatorial crispr-cas9 metabolic screens reveal critical redox control points dependent on the keap1-nrf2 regulatory axis

Student(s): Mehmet Gultekin Badur
Professor(s): Christian M. Metallo | Unknown Unknown
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


improving saliva shotgun metagenomics by chemical host dna depletion

Student(s): Clarisse A Marotz
Professor(s): Karsten B. Zengler
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


microfluidic development for the simultaneous culturing of 2,048 unique e. coli and s. cerevisiae strains

Student(s): Nicholas Sigmund Csicsery | Elizabeth Stasiowski | Garrett Graham | Gregoire Thouvenin
Professor(s): Jeff M. Hasty
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


observing signaling dynamics at endogenous levels using a new class of biosensors fluostep

Student(s): Jason Zhaoxing Zhang
Professor(s): Jin Zhang
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


synovial fluid : serum ratio of protein concentration is increased in experimental osteoarthritis and inversely correlated with synovial fluid hyaluronan concentration

Student(s): Aimee Rose Raleigh
Professor(s): Robert L. Sah
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


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Computer Science & Engineering

accurate appearance preserving prefiltering for rendering displacement-mapped surfaces

Student(s): Lifan Wu
Professor(s): Ravi Ramamoorthi
Industry Application Area(s): Computer Graphics


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Computer Science & Engineering

deep adaptive denoising of monte carlo renderings

Student(s): Alexandr Kuznetsov | Nima Khademi Kalantari
Professor(s): Ravi Ramamoorthi
Industry Application Area(s): Software, Analytics


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Computer Science & Engineering

modeling information flows in hardware designs

Student(s): Armaiti Ardeshiricham
Professor(s): Ryan Kastner
Industry Application Area(s): Internet, Networking, Systems | Semiconductor | Software, Analytics


real-time photo-realistic augmented reality under dynamic environment lighting

Student(s): Kamran Alipour
Professor(s): Jurgen P. Schulze


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Electrical & Computer Engineering

a 400 mhz 4.5 nw -63.8 dbm sensitivity wake-up receiver employing an active pseudo-balun envelope detector

Student(s): Po-Han Wang | Haowei Jiang | Li Gao | Pinar Sen
Professor(s): Patrick P. Mercier | Drew A. Hall | Gabriel M. Rebeiz | Young-Han Kim
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Electronics/Photonics | Semiconductor


a sub-1 uw multiparameter injectable biomote for continuous alcohol monitoring

Student(s): Haowei Jiang | xiahan zhou
Professor(s): Drew A. Hall
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Semiconductor


atomic scale dynamics of contact formation in the cross-section and along the channel of ingaas nanowires

Student(s): Renjie Chen
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Materials | Semiconductor


conditional distribution learning with neural networks and its application to universal image denoising

Student(s): Jongha Ryu
Professor(s): Young-Han Kim


density functional estimators

Student(s): Shouvik Ganguly | Jongha Ryu
Professor(s): Young-Han Kim


exceptional points in passive plasmonic nanostructure for sensing

Student(s): Junhee Park
Professor(s): Boubacar Kante
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics


fast and accurate target search with drones

Student(s): Yongxi Lu
Professor(s): Tara Javidi


high density individually addressable nanowire arrays record intracellular activity from primary rodent and human stem cell derived neurons

Student(s): Ren Liu
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Semiconductor


microneedle arrays (mna) on flexible substrate for neural recording and stimulation

Student(s): Sang Heon Lee
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


monolithic heterogeneously integrated high-power vertical-channel gan devices with si cmos electronics

Student(s): Woojin Choi
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Energy/Clean technology | Semiconductor


multiview radial basis function: a new approach on nonlinear forecasting of chaotic dynamic systems

Student(s): Maryam Masnadi-Shirazi
Professor(s): Shankar Subramaniam | Pamela C. Cosman
Industry Application Area(s): Control Systems | Internet, Networking, Systems


nanoporous au improves metal-pedot:pss adhesion in neural electrodes

Student(s): Mehran Ganji
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


non-reciprocal lasing in topological cavities of arbitrary geometries

Student(s): Babak Bahari
Professor(s): Boubacar Kante
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics


real-time force imaging technology using zno thin-film transistor array

Student(s): Hongseok Oh
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Materials | Semiconductor


structural and electrical characterization of defect annihilation in thick gan layers on si, gan, and cte matched substrates

Student(s): Atsunori Tanaka
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Materials | Semiconductor


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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

advances in ionic polymer metal composites (ipmcs): a literature review

Student(s): Robyn Elizabeth Ridley
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials | Soft Robotics


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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

blobs and drift wave dynamics

Student(s): Yanzeng Zhang
Professor(s): Sergei Krasheninnikov
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | plasma physics


bone as an interpenetrating composite

Student(s): Frances Yenan Su
Professor(s): Joanna M. McKittrick
Industry Application Area(s): Materials


calibration of a multipurpose bragg-crystal spectrometer

Student(s): Nicholas Andrew Aybar
Professor(s): Farhat N. Beg
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Energy/Clean technology


characterizing the collagen structure of armored carapace of the boxfish

Student(s): Sean Nolan Garner
Professor(s): Joanna M. McKittrick
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


control design for gas turbine engines

Student(s): Amit Prakash Pandey
Professor(s): Mauricio De Oliveira
Industry Application Area(s): Control Systems


cubic hollow nanostructures: a new trend to design functional materials

Student(s): Carlos Ingram Vargas Consuelos
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Materials


design of medical devices using 3d printing

Student(s): Karcher William Morris | Scott Garner
Professor(s): Frank E. Talke
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


electrical conductivity of stabilized mesoporous ceramic fluid suspensions with varying ph values

Student(s): Shuang Qiao
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Materials


exploring the fundamental behavior of tailored nanoscale carbide morphologies: materials by design for ultra-high temperature applications

Student(s): Tianqi Ren
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials


fabrication of uniform-sized mesopores on gold-coated polystyrene particles

Student(s): Seongcheol Choi
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve | Rafael Vazques-Duhalt
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


in vitro evaluation of luminescent rare-earth doped hydroxyapatite scaffolds

Student(s): Fabian Martin Martinez Pallares
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


liquefied gas electrolytes for electrochemical energy storage devices

Student(s): Yangyuchen Yang
Professor(s): Ying Shirley Meng | Unknown Unknown
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology


liquid crystal elastomer as a reversible actuator for smart composite hinges

Student(s): Adriane Fernandes Minori
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley | Shengqiang Cai | Michael Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Materials | Manufacturing and Design


microfluidic platform for neutrophil-like hl60 transendothelial migration in static conditions

Student(s): Amy Beth Schwartz
Professor(s): Juan C. Lasheras
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


new trends in microgrids: demand response, optimal scheduling, and uncertainty handling

Student(s): Amir Valibeygi
Professor(s): Raymond A. De Callafon | Unknown Unknown
Industry Application Area(s): Control Systems | Internet, Networking, Systems


non-equilibrium simulations of 4h silicon carbide.

Student(s): Rachel Marie Flanagan
Professor(s): Marc A. Meyers
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Semiconductor


physiochemical principles of ampar insertion in dendritic spines.

Student(s): Miriam Kathleen Bell
Professor(s): Padmini Rangamani
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


probing the strengh of iron at ultra-high pressures and strain rates

Student(s): Joshua Stephan Pelz
Professor(s): Marc A. Meyers
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Energy/Clean technology | Materials


sam2x5: stronger than the strongest steel

Student(s): Arash Yazdani
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials


soft robotic actuator with gecko-inspired adhesive

Student(s): Paul Ezio Glick
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Robotics


super-elastic response and shape memory behavior in ceramic materials

Student(s): Hamed Hosseini Toudeshki
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Civil/Structural Engineering | Materials


synthesis and interface boundary characteristics of gold/cobalt janus nanoparticles

Student(s): Kyungah Seo
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


synthesis of cubic microstructures of perovskite materials

Student(s): Maritza Sanchez
Professor(s): Olivia A. Graeve
Industry Application Area(s): Civil/Structural Engineering | Energy/Clean technology | Materials


synthesis, processing and optical characterization of functionally erbium doped alumina

Student(s): Matthew Adalberto Duarte
Professor(s): Javier E. Garay
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Semiconductor


the preparation of nano-crystalline zirconia with tunable optical & mechanical properties

Student(s): Gottlieb Hangula Uahengo
Professor(s): Javier E. Garay
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Electronics/Photonics | Materials


towards rapid mechanical customization of cm-scale self-folding agents

Student(s): William Peter Westondawkes
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Control Systems | Robotics


translation of pedot/parylene c ecog microelectrode arrays for recording auditory cognitive activity in birds

Student(s): Lorraine Amena Hossain
Professor(s): Shadi A. Dayeh
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


tumbling, buckling, snaking: dynamic transitions of semiflexible filaments in shear flow

Student(s): Brato Chakrabarti
Professor(s): David Saintillan
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


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NanoEngineering

central blood pressure waveform monitoring by conformal ultrasonic devices

Student(s): Chonghe Wang
Professor(s): Sheng Xu
Industry Application Area(s): Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments


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NanoEngineering

conversion reaction synthesis: a versatile route to nanoporous metal structures

Student(s): Christopher Michael Coaty
Professor(s): Ping Liu
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Materials


elastomeric diaphragm pump driven by fluid electrode dielectric elastomer actuators

Student(s): Caleb Michael Christianson
Professor(s): Michael T. Tolley
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Materials


first-principles prediction of two-dimensional electron gas driven by polarization discontinuity in nonpolar/nonpolar ahfo3/srtio3 (a = ca, sr, and ba) heterostructures

Student(s): Jianli Cheng
Professor(s): Kesong Yang
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Materials | Semiconductor


phase change reaction for enhancing the seebeck coefficient of electrochemical thermocell

Student(s): Hongyao Zhou
Professor(s): Ping Liu
Industry Application Area(s): Energy/Clean technology


polarization effects on the interfacial conductivity in the laalo3/srtio3 heterostructure: first-principles study

Student(s): Maziar Alexander Behtash
Professor(s): Kesong Yang
Industry Application Area(s): Electronics/Photonics | Materials | Semiconductor


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Structural Engineering

finite element analysis of moat wall pounding in base-isolated buildings

Student(s): Patrick Joseph Hughes
Professor(s): Gilberto Mosqueda
Industry Application Area(s): Civil/Structural Engineering


finite element modeling and validation of steel sheathed cold-formed steel framed shear walls

Student(s): Amanpreet Singh
Professor(s): Tara C. Hutchinson
Industry Application Area(s): Civil/Structural Engineering


mode-ii dynamic fracture behavior of carbon fiber/epoxy

Student(s): Rodrigo Enrique Chavez Morales
Professor(s): Veronica Eliasson
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Materials | Naval


openlsto: an open source level set topology optimization code

Student(s): Carolina Miranda Jauregui
Professor(s): Hyunsun Kim
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security | Energy/Clean technology | Materials


unmanned aerial systems: nonlinear high-fidelity aeroelastic analysis

Student(s): Enrico Santarpia
Professor(s): Luciano Demasi | Jiun-Shyan Chen
Industry Application Area(s): Aerospace, Defense, Security


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