Physics

REU Presentations

Presentations

In total, Cleveland State’s Soft Matter REU has produced many presentations; including 20 presentations at 10 different National level conferences (4 additional presentations were prepared and accepted for the 2020 APS March Meeting, but the meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic), 38 presentations at 7 different Regional conferences, and 20 presentations at 9 different Local events. The titles and locations of these presentations are listed below and sorted by year.

 

REU student (2017-2019 cohort) presentations at the Local, Regional, and National conferences and professional meetings.

 

2017 cohort

 

The 14th Annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Research Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, Aug 3, 2017

  1. “Fluid Flow Modeling in Single Screw Extruder Systems” Avi M. Desai (Rutgers), Petru S. Fodor, Miron Kaufman (talk)                                                                                                            
  2. “Optimizing the Direct Visualization of HPC Microgels via Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Tony D. Dobrila (CSU), Petru S. Fodor, Kiril A. Streletzky (talk)
  3.  “Using a Staggered Herringbone Microfluidic Mixer to Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles”, Jacqueline Matz (Duquesne), Chandra Kothapalli, Brian Hama
  4. “Length Distribution of DNA-Wrapped Boron Nitride Nanotubes”, Johnathan E. Weicherding                                   (U Wisconsin - River Falls), Geyou Ao
  5. “Design and Synthesis of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Diblock Copolymers for Biomedical Applications”, Biaggio Uricoli (Rowan), Nolan B. Holland, Richard Schmidt
  6. “Preparing Low-Density Collagen Hydrogels Using Elastin-Like Polypeptide Cross-linkers”, Zack Hogan (Rutgers), Nolan B. Holland
  7.  “Mapping Evanescent Wave Scattering from Anisotropic Particles for Total Internal Reflection Microscopy”, Theodore Markiewicz (Rowan), Christopher Wirth, Aidin Rashidi
  8. “Studying the Transition of Polymeric Microgels with Light Scattering”, Samantha Hudson (Hiram), Kiril A. Streletzky

 

CSU’s Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) Poster Session, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Sep 7, 2017

  1. “Synthesis Optimization and Characterization of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson, Kiril A Streletzky

 

Hiram College Undergraduate Research Poster Session,

Hiram College, Hiram OH, Sep 26, 2017

  1. “Studying the Volume Phase Transition of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Hudson*, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril Streletzky

 

CSU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) Research and Outreach Poster Session, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Oct 4, 2017

  1. “Design and Synthesis of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Diblock Copolymers for Biomedical Applications”, Biaggio Uricoli, Nolan B. Holland, Richard Schmidt
  2. “Mapping Evanescent Wave Scattering from Anisotropic Particles for Total Internal Reflection Microscopy”, Theodore Markiewicz, Christopher Wirth, Aidin Rashidi  
  3. “Studying the Volume Phase Transition of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Hudson*, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril Streletzky
  4.  “Synthesis Optimization and Characterization of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson, Kiril A Streletzky
  5. “Optimizing the Direct Visualization of Microgels via Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Tony Dobrila*, Kiril Streletzky, Petru Fodor

 

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) REU Symposium, Washington DC, Oct 22-23, 2017

  1. “Optimizing the Direct Visualization of Microgels via Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Tony Dobrila*, Kiril Streletzky, Petru Fodor

 

2017 Washkewicz College of Engineering Research Day, Cleveland OH,

Oct 27, 2017

  1. "Total Internal Reflection Microscopy of Anisotropic Particles: Simulations and Evanescent Wave Mapping", Aidin Rashidi, Payton Lewis, Theodore J. Markiewicz*, Christopher L. Wirth

 

2018 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at University of Toledo, Toledo OH, Jan 12-14, 2018

  1. “Using a Staggered Herringbone Microfluidic Mixer to Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles”, Jacqueline Matz, Chandra Kothapalli, Brian Hama
  2. “Studying the Volume Phase Transition of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Hudson*, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril Streletzky
  3. “Synthesis Optimization and Characterization of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson*, Kiril Streletzky

 

2018 APS March Meeting, Los Angeles CA, Mar 5-9, 2018

  1. “Optimizing the Direct Visualization of Microgels via Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Tony Dobrila*, Kiril A. Streletzky, Petru Fodor
  2.  “Studying the Volume Phase Transition of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Hudson*, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril A. Streletzky
  3. “Synthesis Optimization and Characterization of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson*, Kiril A. Streletzky
  4.  “Light Scattering Study of the Size and Shape of Mixed Elastin-Like Polypeptide Micelles”, Ilona Tsuper, Daniel Terrano, Adam M. Maraschky, Biaggio Uricoli*, Nolan B. Holland, Kiril A. Streletzky

 

2018 ANS Student Conference, Gainesville FL, Apr 4-7, 2018

  1. “Length Distribution of DNA-Wrapped Boron Nitride Nanotubes”, Johnathan E. Weicherding,  Geyou Ao

 

2018 College of Science and Health Professions Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Apr 6, 2018

  1. “Synthesis Optimization and Characterization of Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson*, Kiril Streletzky
  2. “Optimizing the Direct Visualization of Microgels via Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Tony Dobrila*, Kiril Streletzky, Petru Fodor

 

 

2018 cohort

 

The 15th Annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Research Symposium

Aug 2, 2018, Kent State University, Kent OH

  1. “Towards Understanding Microgel Volume Phase Transitions”, Jacob Adamczyk (CSU), Kiril Streletzky
  2. “Optimization of Serpentine Micromixers with Non-Rectangular Cross-Sections” Joshua Clark (CSU), Petru Fodor, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli (talk)
  3. “Evanescent Wave Scattering Morphology from Polymer Ellipsoids” Kenneth W. Gregg (U Akron), Christopher Wirth, Aidin Rashidi        
  4. “Self-Assembly of Organic Molecules on Gold Surfaces”, Abigail Hickin (Benedictine), Jessica Bickel
  5. “Protein-based Drug Delivery Nanoparticles”, Ty Naquin (Troy), Kiril Streletzky, Nolan Holland
  6. “Self-Assembly of Pentacene on Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite”, Troy Nemeth (John Carroll), Jessica Bickel (talk)
  7. “Rheological Characterization of Aqueous Dispersions of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Stabilized by DNA”, Sofia Panomitros (U North Carolina-Achville), Geyou Ao, Venkateswara Kode
  8. “Analysis of Pulsatile Flow through an Elastic Tube using Computational Methods”, Niksa Praljak (CSU), Andrew Resnick
  9. “The Effects of Chemical Crosslinker on Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen (CSU), Jacob Adamczyk, Kiril Streletzky
  10. “Tracking the dispersion morphology of DNA-wrapped boron nitride nanotubes by microscopy”, Michael Thompson (Grove City), Geyou Ao, Venkateswara Kode

 

CSU’s Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) Poster Session,

Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Sep 6, 2018

  1. “Phase Transitions in Polymeric Gels Induced by Crosslinking Entropy”, Jacob Adamczyk, Miron Kaufman, Kiril A. Streletzky
  2. “The Effects of Chemical Crosslinker on Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Jacob Adamczyk, Kiril Streletzky

 

OSAPS Meeting, The University of Toledo, Toledo OH, Sep 28, 2018

  1. “Flow Modeling in Long Surface Patterned Micromixers Using Division in Multiple Geometrical Subunits”, Petru S. Fodor, Joshua Clark
  2. “Self-Assembly of Organic Molecules on Gold Surfaces”, Abigail Hickin, Jessica Bickel
  3. “The Effects of Chemical Crosslinker on Polymeric Microgels”, Samantha Tietjen, Jacob Adamczyk, Kiril Streletzky

 

Annual Meeting of the Ohio Physiological Society, Cincinnati OH, Sep 28, 2018

  1. “Analysis of Pulsatile Flow through an Elastic Tube using Computational Methods”, Niksa Praljak, Andrew Resnick

 

2018 COMSOL Conference, Boston MA, Oct 2, 2018

  1. “Flow Modeling in Long Surface Patterned Micromixers Using Division in Multiple Geometrical Subunits”, Petru S. Fodor, Joshua Clark

 

2018 Washkewicz College of Engineering Research Day, Cleveland OH, Oct 19, 2018

  1. “Aqueous dispersion and self-assembly of DNA wrapped boron-nitride nanotubes”, Venkateswara R. Kode, Michael Thompson, Sofia Panomitros, Geyou Ao

 

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh PA, Oct 28-Nov 2, 2018

  1. “Characterization of the aqueous dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes stabilized by DNA”, Venkateswara R. Kode, Camerin McDonald, John Weicherding, Tony Dobrila, Petru S. Fodor, Christopher L. Wirth, Geyou Ao
  2. “Characterizing the aqueous dispersion of DNA-assisted boron nitride nanotubes”, Venkateswara R. Kode, Camerin McDonald, John Weicherding, Tony Dobrila, Petru S. Fodor, Christopher L. Wirth, Geyou Ao

 

2019 APS March Meeting, Oct 2, 2018 Boston MA, Mar 4-8, 2019

  1. “Towards Optimizing Synthesis Temperature for Microgels with Large Degree of Deswelling”, Krista G. Freeman, Jacob Adamczyk, Kiril A. Streletzky
  2. “The dynamics of polymeric microgels with varying crosslinker concentration”, Samantha Tietjen, Jacob Adamczyk, Dr. Kiril A Streletzky
  3. “Phase Transitions in Polymeric Gels Induced by Crosslinking Entropy”, Jacob Adamczyk, Miron Kaufman, Kiril A. Streletzky
  4. “Protein-Based Drug Delivery Nanoparticles”, Ty Naquin, Kiril A. Streletzky, Nolan B. Holland (talk)            
  5. “Optimization of Serpentine Micromixers with Non-Rectangular Cross-Sections”, Joshua Clark, Petru S. Fodor, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli
  6. “Pulsatile Flow Through Multi-Coupled Idealized Renal Tubules: Fluid-Structure Interaction and Dynamics Pathologies”, Niksa Praljak, Andrew Resnick       

 

2019 College of Science and Health Professions Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Apr 26, 2019

  1. “The dynamics of polymeric microgels with varying crosslinker concentration”, Samantha Tietjen, Jacob Adamczyk, Dr. Kiril A Streletzky
  2. “Phase Transitions in Polymeric Gels Induced by Crosslinking Entropy”, Jacob Adamczyk, Miron Kaufman, Kiril A. Streletzky
  3. “Optimization of Serpentine Micromixers with Non-Rectangular Cross-Sections”, Joshua Clark, Petru S. Fodor, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli
  4. “Pulsatile Flow Through Multi-Coupled Idealized Renal Tubules: Fluid-Structure Interaction and Dynamics Pathologies”, Niksa Praljak, Andrew Resnick       

 

 

2019 cohort

The 16th Annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Research Symposium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Aug 2, 2019

  1. “Microfluidic Synthesis and Characterization of Lead Iodide Perovskite Nanoplatelets”, Quinton Wright (U Tennessee-Knoxville), Chandra Kothapalli, Geyou Ao, Petru S. Fodor (talk and poster)
  2. “Optical Trapping to Investigate Cilia Mechanics”, Jacob Duckworth (Michigan State), Andrew Resnick (talk and poster)
  3. “Achieving Flat Gold Surfaces for the Organization of Organic Molecules” Jacob Martin (CSU), Jessica E. Bickel
  4. “Pentacene Thin Film Growth” Bradley Lockhart (Ohio Northern), Jessica E. Bickel                                     
  5. “Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Microfluidic Mixers”, Benjamin Bosela (U Toledo), Alexa Roberts, Chandra Kothapalli, Petru S. Fodor
  6. “Evanescent Wave Scattering as A Versatile Technique for Characterizing Anisotropic Particle Dynamics Under Complex Fields”, Peter Howard (Louisiana State), Chris Wirth, Jiarui Yan
  7. “Characterizing Gegenees, a Thermoreversible ELP-based Star Polymer” Mario Alberto (CSU), Kiril A. Streletzky, Nolan B. Holland
  8. “Direct measurement of deposition of synthetic and biological colloids”, Tyler Leibengood (Youngstown State), Christopher Wirth
  9. “Optimization of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (HPC) Microgel Imaging and Characterization Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)”, Samantha Tietjen (CSU), Kiril A. Streletzky, Petru S. Fodor

 

OSAPS Meeting, Kettering University, Kettering MI, Sep 28, 2019

  1. “Direct measurement of deposition of synthetic and biological colloids”, Tyler Leibengood, Christopher Wirth
  2. “Achieving Flat Gold Surfaces for the Organization of Organic Molecules” Jacob Martin, Jessica E. Bickel
  3. “Pentacene Thin Film Growth” Bradley Lockhart, Jessica E. Bickel
  4. “Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Microfluidic Mixers”, Benjamin Bosela, Alexa Roberts, Chandra Kothapalli, Petru S. Fodor

 

Materials Science and Technology Technical Meeting and Exhibition, Portland OR, Sep 29-Oct 3, 2019

  1. “Microfluidic Synthesis and Characterization of Lead Iodide Perovskite Nanoplatelets”, Quinton Wright, Chandra Kothapalli, Geyou Ao, Petru S. Fodor

 

4th Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference, Duke University, Durham NC, Oct 7-8, 2019

  1. “Thermally Induced Aggregation Behavior of a Six-Armed ELP Star Polymer”, Mario Alberto, Kiril A. Streletzky, Nolan Holland

CSU’s Joint Meeting of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Choose Ohio First cohort, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, Nov 7, 2019

  1. “Thermally Induced Aggregation Behavior of a Six-Armed ELP Star Polymer”, Mario Alberto, Kiril A. Streletzky, Nolan Holland (talk)
  2. “Optimization of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (HPC) Microgel Imaging and Characterization Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)”, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril A. Streletzky, Petru S. Fodor (talk)
  3. “Achieving Flat Gold Surfaces for the Organization of Organic Molecules”, Jacob Martin, Jessica E. Bickel (talk)

 

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, Nov 10-15, 2019

  1. “Developing Evanescent Wave Scattering as a Tool for Tracking Janus Particle Dynamics in Response to Electric Fields”, Peter Howard, Christopher L. Wirth, Bhuvnesh Bharti, and JinGyun Lee

 

2019 Physics Congress, Providence RI, Nov 13-17, 2019

  1. “Optimization of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (HPC) Microgel Imaging and Characterization Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)”, Samantha Tietjen, Kiril A. Streletzky, Petru S. Fodor
  2. “Thermally Induced Aggregation Behavior of a Six-Armed ELP Star Polymer”, Mario Alberto, Kiril A. Streletzky, Nolan Holland

 

2020 APS March Meeting, Denver CO, Mar 2-6, 2020

(Unfortunately, 2020 March Meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19)

- “Apparent effect of crosslinker concentration on structure and dynamics of polymeric microgels”, Kiril A. Streletzky, Samantha C. Tietjen, Samantha R. Hudson

- “Optimization of Microgel Imaging Using SEM”, Samantha C. Tietjen, Petru S. Fodor, Kiril A. Streletzky

- “Achieving Flat Gold Surfaces for the Organization of Organic Molecules”, Jacob Martin, Jessica E. Bickel

- “Pentacene Thin Film Growth”, Bradley Lockhart, Jessica E. Bickel

 

OSAPS Meeting, Ohio State University, ZOOM, Oct 17, 2020

  1. “Imaging of the Soft Matter Particulate Systems by Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Richard Sent, Samantha Tietjen, Petru Fodor, Kiril Streletzky
  2. “Finding Size and Structure of Polymeric Microgels Using Light Scattering”, Andrew Scherer, Kiril Streletzky, Samantha Tietjen, Samantha Hudson

 

2021 APS March Meeting, virtual, Mar 15-19, 2021

  1. “Studying the Effect of Crosslinker Concentration on Structure, Dynamics, and Volume Phase Transition of Microgels.”, Kiril A. Streletzky, Andrew Scherer, Samantha C. Tietjen, Krista G. Freeman
  2. “Studying Diffusion of Particles in Solution by SEM and DLS”, Samantha C. Tietjen, Richard Sent, Petru S. Fodor, Kiril A. Streletzky
  3. “Using Static Light Scattering (SLS) to Determine the Structure of Polymeric Microgels”, Andrew Scherer, Samantha C. Tietjen, Kiril A. Streletzky
  4. “Determination of the Lowest Energy Orientation of Pentacene on Graphene”, Jacob Martin, Bradley Lockhart, Jessica E. Bickel

 

Total National: 24 presentations at 11 conferences/professional meetings (additional 4 presentations for 2020 APS March Meeting were accepted, prepared, arranged to be delivered but cancelled due to COVID 19).

Total Regional: 40 presentations at 8 conferences/professional meetings.

Total Local: 20 presentations at 9 events/conferences