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Dr. Virginia M. Ayres
The Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory
Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Assistants are welcome in the Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory. You are offered the opportunity to produce new and independent research results, to participate fully in conferences and publications with their attendant timelines and required peer review, and to travel to cool places. Our Undergraduate Research Assistants are valued team members, working alongside their Graduate Research Assistants and Faculty colleagues.

Undergraduate Honors and Awards:

Andrew D. Baczewski
2007- National Science Foundation International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE)
Co-Award, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2006- 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology Best Poster Co-Award
2006- National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Award

ECE 480: Senior Design Capstone Team 01, "Baseball Tracking", V. Ayres, Facilitator
2004- Design Day 2nd Place Prize

Brandy D. Goolsby
2000- General Electric Faculty for the Future Scholarship

Karen Gilgenbach
Harun Saglik
2000- 11th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Richard L. Venia
Susan P. Song
1999- 10th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Susan P. Song
1999- General Electric Faculty for the Future Scholarship

Undergraduate Research Student Projects:

NSF REU National Science Foundation Research Experience For Undergraduates
COE SRI College of Engineering Summer Research Internship
GE FFF GE Faculty for the Future
MSU URF Michigan State University Undergraduate Research Fellowship
ECE 490/491/499 Undergraduate Independent Study/Research

22 Fall 2006-
Summer 2006
NSF-REU
COE SRI
Andrew Baczewski Nanoelectronics Investigation by Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy
21 Spring 2005 ECE-491 Elissa Carey Photonic Investigation of Nanomaterials
20 Spring 2005
Fall 2004
MSU URF Mark Englund Fundamental Radiation Interactions in Nanoelectronics
19 Summer 2002 ECE 490 Daniel Capps Micro Raman Spectroscopy Instrumentation Development
18 Spring 2002 ECE 499 Ricky Samona Controlled Adaptive Learning Augmentation for Scanning Probe Microscope-based Nanomanipulation
17 Spring 2002
Fall 2001
GE FFF Brandy Goolsby Sensing and Control for SPM Micro/Nano Manipulation
16 Spring 2001
Fall 2000
ECE 490 Harun Saglik SPM based Nanomanipulation of Biological Objects
15 Fall 2000 ECE 490 Karen Gilgenbach SPM Investigation of the Molecular Basis of Hypertension
14 Fall 1999 ECE 490 Richard Venia Impendence Spectroscopy of Nitrogen Methane hydrogen Grown Polycrystalline Diamond Films
13 Fall 1999 ECE 490 Susan Song SPM Investigations of Nitrogen Methane hydrogen Grown Polycrystalline Diamond Films
12 Fall 1999 ECE 490 David Bordoley Electronic and Thermal Properties of Diamond Films and Caron Nanotubes
11 Summer 1999 ECE 490 Jason Spano Electronic Properties of Diamond and Carbon Nanomaterials
10 Spring 1999 ECE 499 Ali Khan FTIR Emission Feedback Control for Carbon Nanomaterials Growth
9 Spring 1999 ECE 490 Jill Bobbitt Image Processing in SPM for Grain Boundaries and Terraces
8 Fall 1999 ECE 490 Carlos Adianata FTIR Emission from Carbon Nanomaterials
7 Fall 1998 EE 499 Tariq Al-Hindi FTIR Emission from Diamond and Amorphous Tetrahedral Carbon Films
6 Fall 1998 EE 499 Sarah Hagopian SPM Investigation of Growth and Materials Structure of Doped Diamond Films
5 Fall 1998 EE 490 Hamad Balhareth SPM Investigation of Growth and Materials Structure of Doped Diamond Films
4 Summer 1998 EE 491 Brian F. Wright SPM Analysis of Polycrystalline Diamond Films
3 Summer 1998
Spring 1998
EE 490
MSU URI
Jazimah. Abdul Majeed SPM Investigation of Growth and Materials Structure of Diamond Films
2 Spring1998 EE 490 Daniel. Spach SPM Investigation of Growth and Materials Structure of Diamond Films
1 Fall 1998
Summer1998
Spring 1998
EE 490
COE SRI
MSU URF
Munif. Farhan SPM Investigation of Growth and Materials Structure of Diamond Films

Honors Options:

5 Spring 2005 ECE 474 Luke Niewiadomski Quantized Electronic Devices
4 Spring 2005 ECE 474 Hong-Vinh Nguyen Quantized Electronic Devices
3 Spring 2003 ECE 74 Ankar Patel Honors Option Challenge
2 Spring 2000 ECE 302 David Bordoley PSPICE Goal Functions and Schade Curves
1 Spring 1998 ECE 474 Matthew Feusse Transient and Environmental Effects in CMOS Electronics
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