Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Determination of Mechnical Properties of Crystals,Powders and Compacts"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
Materials, ABE, Food, Pharmaceutics
Project Description:
The objective of this particular project is to determine the mechanical properties of materials. These are important since the behavior of them will affect performance during processing and manufacturing products. The effects could be detrimental thus a fundamental understanding is necessary to be able to manipulate behavior and avoid failures.
Expected Student Contributions:
The type of work that the student will be conducting is lab work, analysis of data. It will involve data analysis. The student will have to give bi-weekly updates, a final report (~6-8 pages) and an oral presentation (~15 mins). The student will help in method development for the techniques to be used: AFM, Instron and DMA; in addition, the student will be challenged to continuously modify and improve the methodology based on the results obtained.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Need a dedicated, committed, reliable, motivated, careful and meticulous student.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Carvajal, Teresa
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Yan Zhang
Title:
Ph.D. graduate student

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Rodolfo Pinal
Deptartment/College:
IPPH/Pharmacy
Name:
John Blendell
Deptartment/College:
MSE/Engineering