2013 Award Recipients
|Joseph Charnawskas||Physics||Raymond Shaw||The Effects of the Gravitational Force on Water Particles in a Turbulent Flow|
|Erin Collins||Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences||Amy Schrank||Impacts of moose foraging on phosphorus availability to Utricularia vulgaris|
|Natasha Fetzer||Wildlife Ecology and Management||Amber Roth||Golden-winged Warbler Response to Alder Management|
|Anna Buckardt||Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences||David Flaspohler||The Effect of Rats on the Foraging Location of Birds in Hawaiian Forest Fragmented by Lava Flows|
|Audra Winter||Pharmaceutical Chemistry||Bruce Lee||Development of PEG-based Hydrogel Functionalized with SNAP or Release NO as a Novel Antibacterial Material|
|Christa Meingast||Environmental Engineering||Eric Seagren||Effects of Biosolids Moisture Content on Indicator Organism Reduction via Freezing and Thawing|
|Danielle Ahrens||Biomedical Engineering||Megan Frost||Characterizing the effects of protein deposition on SNAP-PDMS polymer|
|Eliot Nagler||Chemical Engineering||Adrienne Minerick||Particle-Particle Chain Formation in Dielectrophoretic Microsystems with Red Blood Cells and Polystyrene Microbeads|
|Emily Collins||Applied Ecology and Environmental Science||Oliver Gailing||Does selection against hybrids maintain species identity in interfertile oak species with different adaptations to drought|
|John Trochta||Environmental Engineering||Colleen Mouw||Remote Sensing Approach in Observing Environmental Interannual Variability in Lake Superior|
|Katrina Swanson||Chemical Engineering||S. Komar Kawatra||Biomass as a Renewable Alternative to Coal Fuel Sources in Iron Oxide Reduction|
|Madeline Topitzes||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||Mi Hye Song||RNA-Binding Roles in the Assembly of Microtubule Organizing Center|
|Marie Rene Mets||Exercise Science||John J. Durocher||The Influence of Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness on Cross-Country Mountain Biking Performance|
|Matthew Tianen||Materials Science and Engineering||Jaroslaw Drelich||Development of Zn-based Alloys for Bioabsorbable Stents|
|Melissa DePra||Mechanical Engineering||Jeff Naber & Jaclyn Johnson||Development of a green diesel-biodiesel blend to achieve lower nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions than B20|
|Michael Johnson III||Mathematics||Rebecca Schmitz||The Perceptions and Productivity of Calculus Students Taught Through Jigsaw Methodology|
|Mick Small||Physics||Yoke Khin Yap||Photovoltaic Responses of Quantum Dot Sensitized ZnO Nanowires|
|Nicole Westphal (HI)||Biomedical Engineering||Rupak Rajachar||Injectable PEG-fibrinogen hydrogel cell delivery system for tendon repair|
|Samantha Wright||Biomedical Engineering||Keat Ghee Ong||FeGa Biodegradable Coronary Stent|
|Warren Clohisy||Forestry||Robert Froese||Changes in Nitrous Oxide Gas Emissions under Alternative Establishment Regimes in Hybrid Poplar (Populus spp.) Biomass Plantations|
|Angela Small (HI)||Physics||Jacek Borysow||Analysis of Artificial Breath Samples Using Raman Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnosis|
|Avery Bailey (HI)||Biomedical Engineering||Feng Zhao||Engineering Neural Tissue Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Natural Protein Scaffold|
|Brian Page (HI)||Mechanical Engineering||Nina Mahmoudian||Control Development for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Swarm|
|Kevin Rocheleau (HI)||Physics||Petra Huentemeyer||Analysis and Modeling of Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission from the Cygnus Region using FERMI and HAWC Data|
|Kimberly Stanke (HI)||Computational and Applied Mathematics||Zhengfu Xu||De-noising MR Velocity Measurements in Cerebral Aneurysms: a scientific computing approach|
|Adam Cary||Biological Sciences||Jennifer Becker||Effect of Growth Conditions on Ice Nucleation Activity of Pseudomonas syringae|
2012 Award Recipients
|Jacob Bjorn||Biomedical Engineering||Megan Frost||Developing a nitric oxide releasing polymer system for in vivo testing of retinal epithelial cell degeneration|
|Michael Bobian||Biological Sciences||Mi Hye Song||Centrosome assembly is regulated by proteasomal degradation|
|Michael Bostwick||Biomedical Engineering||Bruce Lee||Determining the effects of biomimetic, physical cross-links on the mechanical properties of hydrogels|
|Margaret Brunette||Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, *HI||Rupak Rajachar||Mechanical vibrations and their effect on cell expression of myofibroblastic phenotype behavior|
|Daniel Cerminaro||Civil Engineering||Thomas Oommen||Object-based earthquake-induced damage assessment using remote sensing|
|Megan Dalbec||Environmental Engineering||Lynn Mazzoleni||Secondary formation of organosulfate compounds during α-pinene ozonolysis|
|Zachary Johnson||Biological Sciences, *HI||Thomas Werner||The role of proto-oncogenes in the evolution of animal color patterns, using drosophilia guttifera as a model|
|Taylor Kaurala||Exercise Science||Jason Carter||Gluten-free diet and autonomic activity in humans|
|Michael Lancina||Biomedical Engineering, *HI||Rupak Rajachar||Primary amine derivatized natural polymer electrospun fivers for the controlled release of nitric oxide|
|Emily Makoutz||Physics||Yoke Khin Yap||Quantum dot sensitized photovoltaic devices with novel core-shell nanowires|
|Lauren Mancewicz||Environmental Engineering||John Gierke||Achievability of groundwater remediation of fruit processing waste contamination using air sparging technology|
|Lauren Manninen||Forestry||Catherine Tarasoff and Evan Kane||A comparison of the carbon sequestration potential of C3 vs C4 grasses in Michigan's Upper Peninsula|
|Christa Meingast||Environmental Engineering||Eric Seagren and Jennifer Becker||Development of a sustainable process for class A biosolids production in a small northern community|
|Jarrod Nelson||Forestry||Thomas Pypker||A comparison of stemflow precipitation volume and nutrient content between red maple (acer rubrum) and black ash (fraxinus nigra)|
|Felicia Nip||Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, *HI||Thomas Werner||The evolution of a α-amanitin resistance in drosophila|
|Justina Silva||Applied Ecology and Environmental Science||Wrik Lilleskov||Enzyme activity in changing peatland plant communities and their effect on carbon cycling|
|Stephen Stassen||Physics||Claudio Mazzoleni||Research on atmospheric North American aerosols: using an integrated photoacoustic/nephelometer spectrometer and the Pico mountain observatory|
|Caleb Vogt||Biomedical Engineering, *HI||Feng Zhao||Optimization of nitric oxide releasing dose for human mesenchymal stem cell growth in a biodegradable nanofibrous scaffold|
|Eric Wilkening||MEchanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering||Nina Mahmoudian||Development of a cost competitive underwater glider for the advancement of marine research|
|Bo Yu||Computer Science||Ali Ebnenasir||Towards designing a fault-tolerant scheduler for the OkL4 microkernel|
Peter Moran, ME-EM
:"Iodine Doping and Carrier Concentration Analysis in N-Type PbTe Semiconductors"
Julia King, Chemical Engineering
"Tensile Modulus Modeling of Carbonanotube/Polycarbonate and Carbon Black/Polycarbonate Composites"
Hasti Asayesh Ardakani
Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, BRC
"Self-powered Piezoelectric Nanostructures"
Christopher Middlebrook, Electrical & Computer Engineering
"Determination of the Acousto-Optic Effect in Polymer Waveguide Materials"
Robert Nemiroff, Physics
"Applying the Pulse Start Conjecture to High-Energy Gamma-Ray Bursts in Order to Constrain Lorentz Invariance Violation"
Lyon King, ME-EM
"Potential Analyzer Diagnostic for Hall-Effect Plasma Thruster Plumes"
Seth Donahue, BRC
"A Novel Treatment for Fracture Healing in Rats"
Claudio Mazzoleni, Physics
"Using Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectometry to Characterize Aerosol Optical Properties"
Nilufer Onder, Computer Science
"A Computer Simulated Approach for Modeling Evolution of Biochemical Systems"
Loredana Valenzano, Physics
"A Multi-Scale Computational Study of Metal-Organic Frameworks in Interaction with Water"
Greg Waite, GMES
"Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala: A Study of Seismic Activity and Correlation with Gas Emissions"
Jason Carter, Exercise Science/BRC
"Sleep Deprivation and Neurovascular Control in Humans"
Michael Gibson, Biological Science/BRC
"The Effects of Transport Inhibition of Phenylalanine on Phenylketonuria Symptoms by Use of Dietary Supplements"
Megan Frost, BRC
"Physical Characterization of Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymers"
Andrew Burton, SFRES
"Performance of Non-Local Tree Species Planted in Baraga County, MI"
Mi Hye Song, Biological Sciences
"The Role of ATX-2, an RNA-Binding Protein in Centrosome Duplication"
Management Information Systems
Mari Buche, SBE
"The Cyclical Benefits of the Systems Development Life Cycle and Other Growth/Development Initiatives in the Information Systems/Information Technology Industry"
Edward Cokely, CLS
"Using Cognitive Science to Improve Financial Decision Making Applications in Consumer Credit Card Debt"
Yoke Khin Yap, Physics
"Quantam Dot-Sensitized ZnO Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Devices"
Lucas van der Laan
Karen Roemer, BRC
"Determining How Different Cutting Maneuvers Affect the Forces Applied on the ACL"
Auriel Van Der Laar
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Joseph Bump, SFRES
"Developing Morphometrics Models to Predict the Sex of King and Virginia Rails"
Mark Gockenbach, Mathematical Sciences
"Analysis of New Regularization Method for Ill-Conditioned Linear Systems"
Rodney Chimner, SFRES
"Sleeper Lake Fen Restoration: Modeling Water Flow Patterns and Water Chemistry"
*HI = Honor's Institute
|Rachael Barlock||Environmental Engineering||Noel Urban, Civil and Environmental Engineering||“Copper Concentrations in Pore Water in Torch Lake, MI”|
|Elissa Barris||Applied Geophysics||Aleksey Smirnov, GMES||“~2.7 Ga Black Range Dikes of Western Australia as Potential Recorders of the Earth's Magnetic Field Strength”|
|Patrick Bowen||Materials Science & Engineering||Jarek Drelich, Materials Science and Engineering||“Developing a Predictive Model for Rehdroxylation Rate Constraints of Archaeological Ceramics”|
|Donisha Das||Biomedical Engineering||Rupak Rajachar, Biomedical Engineering||“Vaporized Bioglass Composites for Interfacial Tissue Regeneration”|
|Kyle Gorkowski||Physics||Claudio Mazzoleni, Physics||“Particle Collection and Data Analysis for the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study, California, Summer 2010”|
|Erin Hickey||Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Ecology||Oliver Gailing, Forestry||“Genetic Comparison between North American and European Populations of Lumbricus Terrestris to Determine Origin of Local Populations”|
|Justin Holmes (HI*)||Physics||Robert Nemiroff, Physics||“Relative Brightness of Gamm-ray Burst Pulses as an Indicator of Cosmic Distance”|
|Nari Kang||Bioinformatics||Ramakrishna Wusirika, Biological Sciences||“Antifungal Activity of Callus Culture and Leaf Extracts of Oak (Quercus ssp.) and their Bioactive Components”|
|Adam Komar||Forestry||Catherine Tarasaoff, Forestry||“The Effect of Spotted Knapweed on the Success and Fitness of Native Plant Communities”|
|Chelsea Murawski (HI*)||Forestry and Wildlife Ecology & Management||Joseph Bump, Forestry||“Reducing Wolf-Hunting Dog Conflict in the Upper Great Lakes Region”|
|Amanda Nixon||Exercise Science||Karen Roemer, Exercise Science||“The Effects of Obesity and Body Shape on Balance”|
|Kylin Nixon||Biomedical Engineering||Megan Frost, Biomedical Engineering||“Investigation into Nitric Oxide Production by Lymphatic Endothelial Cells and its Potential Therapeutic Uses”|
|Morgan Owen-Cruise (HI*)||Chemistry||Patricia Heiden, Chemistry||“Synthesis of Structured Nanoparticles”|
|Karl Romanowicz||Forestry/Applied Ecology & Environmental Science||Erik Lilleskov, Forestry||“Influence of Environmental Variables on Biogeochemical Processes of Northern Peatland Ecosystems”|
|Erin Scanlon||Physics||Kim Fook Lee, Physics||“Exploration of Coherent-state Polarization Cloning”|
|Hannah Smith (HI*)||Biomedical Engineering||Keat Ghee Ong, Biomedical Engineering||“Development of a Stress-sensitive, magnetoelastic Coating for Detecting Coronary Stent Failure (in-stent restenosis)”|
|Jill Smith||Forestry||Dana Richter, Forestry||“Effectiveness of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi after 24 Years of Dormancy in Sterile Water”|
|Timothy Veverica (HI*)||Plant Biotechnology; Plant Sciences||Evan Kane, Forestry||“Understanding Carbon Loss/Charcoal Conversion in Northern Peatland and Circumboreal Wildfires”|
|David Weyland||Biomedical Engineering||Seth Donahue, Biomedical Engineering||“Decrease in Intracortical Bone Porosity with Age in Hibernating Black Bears”|
|Lisa Weidemann (HI*)||Environmental Engineering||Noel Urban, Civil and Environmental Engineering||“Mercury Concentrations in Macro Invertebrates and Pore Water samples of Torch Lake and Surrounding Wetlands”|
|Ashley Yenoir (HI*)||Biological Sciences||Jason Carter, Exercise Science||“Effects of fish oil on human blood pressure and muscle sympathetic nerve activity during psychological stress”|
|Ryan Young||Chemical Engineering and Biology||Michael E. Mullins, Chemical Engineering||“Development of a Polymer-Lipid Complex That Restores Neuronal Membrane Continuity Following Axonal Damage”|
|Jie Zeng||Mathematics||Yolanda Munoz Maldonado, Mathematics||“Application of Functional Data Analysis in the Study of Aerosol Absorption and Dispersion in Mexico City”|
*HI = Honor's Institute
For a complete listing of SURF Awards dated back to 2002, please contact Cathy Codere (firstname.lastname@example.org).