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2014 CNSE Summer Interns

Adityan Ajit
Hometown:
New Paltz, NY
Undergraduate Institution:
University at Albany
Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Nadine Hempel
Research Project:
Assessing the Influence of Physical Cues on Ovarian Cancer Spheroids Formation, Attachment and Metastatic Spread

Jesus Barragan
Hometown:
Katonah, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Cotija De La Paz, Michoacán, Mexico
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Sharfstein
Research Project: Development of a High Throughput Anticoagulation Assay for Heparin

Joseph Bernstein
Hometown: Fishkill, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bradley Thiel
Research Project: New Methods for Semiconductor Metrology

Leonardo Bezerra
Hometown: Pfafftown, North Carolina
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Brenner
Research Project: NanoHealth & Safety: Investigation of Nanoparticle Biodistribution following Inhalation Exposure

Casey Biederman
Hometown: Loudonville, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brainard
Research Project: Bio Roll-Up

Eve Borden
Hometown: Waterford, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Magnus Bergkvist
Research Project: Influence of Nanoparticle Size on Protein Structure/Function

Dylan Bruening
Hometown: Guilderland, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathaniel Cady
Research Project: Biomass-based treatment of metal contaminated wastewater

Gavin Clark-Gartner
Hometown: Valatie, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathaniel Cady
Research Project: Inhibition of Biofilm Formation

Michael Collings
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carl Ventrice
Research Project: Synthesis of Graphene on Single-Crystal Metal Substrates

June Criscione
Hometown: Albany, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. J. Andres Melendez
Research Project: Senescence Controls Calcium Mobilization Through Reactive Oxygen Species
 
Audrey Crom
Hometown: San Diego, California
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janet Paluh
Research Project: Nanotechnology: Self-assembling Nano-Micro Networks by Biomimicry

John DeLallo
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Haldar
Research Project: Identification of Power Loss through Granular Monitoring in an PV Array

Benjamin Denn
Hometown: Voorheesville, New York
School: Voorheesville High School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Brenner and Dr. Daniel White
Benjamin Derrane
Hometown: New Hartford, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Magnus Bergkvist

Brittany Rose Egnot
Hometown: Albany, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janet Paluh
Research Project: Nanomedicine: Tissue Engineering Human Stem Cells

Jacqueline Elwood
Hometown: Murphy, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Carpenter
Research Project: Raman Studies of Catalytically Active Nano Composite Materials

Forrest Enemark
Hometown: Albany, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Unni Pillai
Research Project: Macroeconomic Impact of Nanotechnology 

Julian Freedland
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Fasullo
Research Project: Analysis of High-Throughput/Toxicity Screens using GFP-Tagged Yeast Cells

Benjamin Godgart
Hometown: Castleton, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Unni Pillai
Research Project: Solar industry – market structure and policy impacts

Kelly Gordon
Hometown: San Diego, California
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brainard
Research Project: Molecular Organometallic Resists for EUV (MORE)

Udit Gupta
Hometown: Columbus, New Jersey
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Hartley
Research Project: Field Emitter Array Fabrication

Justin Halman
Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Sharfstein and Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Recreation of Human Eye Outflow Tract Using Biomaterials

Alex Hartwell
Hometown: Manlius, NY
School: Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carl Ventrice

Sharadh Jois
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janet Paluh
Research Project: Nanomedicine: Nanomachines to Drug Discovery

Shresht Joshi
Hometown: Shoreham, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gregory Denbeaux

Tim Kamaldinov
Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Castracane
Research Project: Development of an Electrospinning Protocol to Yield Sub-100 nm Nanofibers for Artificial Bioscaffolds

Suraj Kaul
Hometown: Jammu, India
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gregory Denbeaux

Chris Kendra
Hometown: Pawling, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Magnus Bergkvist
Research Project: Investigation of TMAH Replacement Chemistries

Matthew Kerr
Hometown: San Diego, California
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Sharfstein and Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Amplification of the Mutant Myocillin Plasmid to Transfect Trabecular Meshwork Cells for Creating Glaucoma Model

Sarah Lombardo
Hometown: Deer Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathaniel Cady
Research Project: Development and Characterization of Resistive Memory Devices

Kevin McNamara
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Castracane
Research Project: Validation of a Microsensor for Carbohydrate Analysis in Trees: The NANAPHID

Elan Meltsner
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Haldar
Research Project: Low Temperature Heteroepitaxial Silicon Film Growth for Solar Cell Applications

Tyler Olney
Hometown: Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Haldar
Research Project: Lightweight PV (LPV) Cost and Market Analysis

Ellen Papke
Hometown: Akron, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Microvascular Cell Culture and Differentiation on Micropatterned Surfaces

Nicholas Pieniazek
Hometown: Duanesburg, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vincent LaBella
Research Project: Nanoscale Mapping of Schottky Barrier Heights at a Metal Semiconductor Interface

Karann Putrevu
Hometown: Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathaniel Cady
Research Project: Microscale Cell Printing and Patterning

Kevin Reilly
Hometown: Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mohamed Trebak
Research Project: A Novel Assay for Simultaneous Measurements of Ca2+ Signals and Permeability in Endothelial Cell Layers

Matthew Rice
Hometown: Spencerport, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Niagara University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Begley
Research Project: Nanomaterial Interactions with Biological Systems

Colton Robtoy
Hometown:
Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution:
SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Gregory Denbeaux

Erin Rousseau
Hometown: Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Three-dimensional Stem Cell Development in Alginate Hydrogel Microstrands

Kevin Rudy
Hometown: Goshen, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Cryopreservation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in Hydrogel

Alexander Saeboe
Hometown:
Katonah, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Matyi
Research Project: Applications of the Autocorrelation Function in Small Angle X-ray Scattering

Mark Schaefer
Hometown: East Greenbush, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vincent LaBella
Research Project: Fabrication of Nanoscale Spin Valve Structures

Anna Smith
Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bradley Thiel
Research Project: New Methods for Semiconductor Metrology

Mark Soliman
Hometown: Albany, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence Clow
Research Project: Micro sensor development: Vapor sensing and bio sensing

Deanna Soucie
Hometown: Mechanicville, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brainard
Research Project: Modelling Acid Deprotection Reactions

Konstantin Sukhorukov
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Castracane
Research Project: Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Linear Optical Position Sensitive Detector

Randall Swyers
Hometown: Niskayuna, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Binghamton University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. J. Andres Melendez
Research Project: Development of Degradome Sensing Nanoparticles

Dennis Szymanski
Hometown: Northport, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Sharfstein and Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Gene Delivery to Bioengineered Human Trabecular Meshwork

Eric Tsui
Hometown: Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brainard
Research Project: Secondary Electrons: Development of a Graphical User Interface

Munzerin Uddin
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros

Nicholas Vitagliano
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Haldar
Research Project: Enhancing supercapacitor performance using graphene electrodes

Andrew Wilkinson
Hometown: Delmar, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University at Buffalo
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik
Research Project: Automated Data Collection for Applications in Machine Learning

Liam Wisehart
Hometown: South Salem, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brainard
Research Project: Monte Carlo Modelling of Secondary Electrons in EUV Lithography

Sara Wong
Hometown: Clifton Park, New York
Undergraduate Institution: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Brenner
Research Project: NanoHealth & Safety:  Investigation of Nanoparticle Penetration following Cutaneous Exposure

Austin Woodard
Hometown: Clovis, California
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Lloyd
Research Project: Electromigration study of Sn conductors for application as lead-free solder

John Woodward
Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY CNSE
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Magnus Bergkvist
Research Project: Microfabricated 3D scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Mykhaylo Yermakov
Hometown: Kharkov, Ukraine
Undergraduate Institution: Hudson Valley Community College
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yubing Xie
Research Project: Synthesis of Hyaluronate Nanofibers for Stem Cell Delivery