University of Bridgeport engineering students have emerged big winners at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Northeast Section Conference by taking the top three prizes for graduate research.
Student Eugene Gerety won First Place for his project, “Data Extraction from Extreme High-Density 2D Printed Bit Field Images via Alias Disambiguation and Bit Modeling.” This is the second time that Gerety has been recognized for the research, which involves making it easier to pack and retrieve dense amounts of data from bar codes. In April, he was awarded at the 25th annual Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics & Optoelectronics (CMOC). Gerety, a doctorate student, is a senior staff systems engineer at Philips/Respironics, in Wallingford, CT, and is advised by UB Professor Dr. Khaled Elleithy.
Sheila Berna won Second Place for “Evaluation of PCL-Graphene Scaffold Properties for Use in Development of Tissues.” Berna, along with a group of bioengineering students, is fabricating unique scaffolds with design freedom on which cells can grow and proliferate, much like they do in the human body. The study, which was conceived of by UB professors Drs. Prabir Patra and Issac Macwan, aims to study the interconnectivity of human brain cells in order to develop biomedical devices for brain disorders.
Peiqiao Wu was awarded Third Place for “Biochip with Cu-Graphene Glassy Carbon Electrode for Glucose Sensing.” Wu was advised by professors Drs. Xingguo Xiong, Prabir Patra and Junling Hu. The research is supported by a UB Faculty Research Council 2016 Seed Money Grant.
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