REU

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

 

Summer 2018

 

  • Rawan Aldasooky, from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Dr. Adam Braunschweig

"Molecular printing: Surface Functionalization and Characterization"

  • Brian Ayala, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Characterization of spin-dependent quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride"

  • Claralys Hernandez-Santiago, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Maria Tamargo

"Evidence of Gain in II-VI Quantum Well Semiconductor Structures Transferred to Sapphire Substrates"

  • Baseemah Rucker, from Hampton Univeristy, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Guiding Mobile Janus Particle Movement around Oil Droplets on Glass Slide"

  • Ron Sanders, from Hampton University, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Raymond Tu

"Dynamics of Surface Active Polymer Phase Behavior at the Acetone/Air Interface"

  • Merna Youssef, from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Lia Krusin

"Magnetization Signal of Van der Waals Layered Cr2Ge2Te6 by Hall Sensor Device"

 

Visiting Master's Students

  • Nicole Perez-Salas, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was co-mentored by Prof. Ubaldo M. Cordova-Figueroa, Prof. Madeline Torres-Lugo, and Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Bio-inspired Re-Configurable Materials"

  • Jonathan A. Victoria-Camacho, from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was co-mentored by Prof. Ubaldo M. Cordova-Figueroa and Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Self Assembly of Magnetic Colloids with Radial Shifted Dipole"

 

 

 

Summer 2017

 

  • William Centeno from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Prof. Raymond Tu

"Influence of Hydrophobicity on the Nanofiber Self-Assembly Rates of β - Sheet Peptide Amphiphiles"

  • Joseph Cruz from Lehman College, New York, was mentored by Prof. Maria Tamargo

"Contactless Electroreflectance (CER) as a means of Characterizing CdSe/ZnTe Multiple quantum Well Structures"

  • Biola Daniel from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Swapan Gayen

"Photoluminescence study of ZnSe:Cl/GaAs"

  • Jemaris Martes from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Dr. Jacob Trevino

"Semiconductor Nano-pillar Arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy"

  • Lakeisha Ramos Rosado from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Modification of Phonon Energies in hBN through Cavity Coupling"

  • Baseemah Rucker from Hampton University, Virginia, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Fabrication of Janus Particles"

  • Luz Maria Valdiviezo from City College of New York, New York, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Investigating the Optical Properties of Nano-sized Particles at the Air-Water Interface"

 

 

Summer 2016

 

  • Gabriel Lopez-Morales from Interamerican University, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Vinod Menon

"Quantum emitter based on defects in hBN"

  • Gabriela Ramirez from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was mentored by Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar

"Functionalization of Janus Au-SiO2 nanoparticles to successfully achieve enzyme conjugation"