Best Student Poster Winners Announced at Annual Samueli School Awards Banquet

Five engineering students recognized for outstanding research project posters

On May 19, 2008, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering honored five student recipients of the 2008 Fariborz Maseeh Best Student Research Poster competition.  Winners were chosen from among 56 entries, as part of two engineering student poster sessions held during the Samueli School's "California: Prosperity Through Technology" seventh annual industry research symposium, providing both undergraduates and graduates an opportunity to prominently display their research.

Symposium guests and UC Irvine faculty were invited to view the posters, highlighting projects from all five academic departments, and speak with the participants regarding their focus areas.

Following the poster session, the student winners were invited to attend the School’s annual dinner and awards banquet, together with their advisors, which featured UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the evening’s keynote speaker.

Fariborz Maseeh Best Student Poster Awards

Ekaterina Kniazeva, Biomedical Engineering
Poster Title:  “Impact of Cell-Generated Forces on 3-D Capillary Morphogenesis”
Advisor:  Andrew Putnam, Ph.D.

Nicholas Gunn, Biomedical Engineering
Poster Title:  “Micropallet Technology for Investigating Tumor Cellular Profiles and Analysis of Rare Cell Subsets”
Advisor: G.P. Li, Ph.D.

Jente Lu, Biomedical Engineering
Poster Title:  “Dielectrophoresis as a Tool for Sorting Stem Cells and Their Different Progeny”
Advisor:  Abraham Lee, Ph.D.

Ali Behrangi, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Poster Title:  “Global Environmental Change and the Role of Rainfall in the Climate System:  Use of Satellite Multi-Spectral and Multi-Sensor Images for Remote Estimation of Rainfall”
Advisor:  Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D., Kuo-lin Hsu, Ph.D.

Helen Chen, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Poster Title:  “Molecular Encapsulation Within an Engineered Protein Cage for Drug Delivery”
Advisor:  Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D.

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