Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
Sigma Xi is the international honor society for research scientists and engineers. The Villanova chapter sponsors a research symposium event to recognize and celebrate the work accomplished by University students, and to give students an opportunity to further develop their skills in communicating those accomplishments. Four engineering teams received “Outstanding Poster” awards:
Graduate Poster Winners:
Mohsen Samadani ME, “Diagnostics of a nonlinear pendulum using computational intelligence"
Advisor: Dr. C. Nataraj, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Parham Ghorbanian ME, (pictured) “Discrete Wavelet Transform EEG Features of Alzheimer’s Disease in Activated States”
Advisor: Dr. Hashem Ashrafiuon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control
Undergraduate Poster Winners:
Shawn Welch ’13 ChE, “Development and Analysis of Acidified Silica-Based Catalysts for Cracking of Pinewood Biomass”
Advisors: Assistant professors of Chemical Engineering, Drs. Charles Coe and Justinus Satrio
Joseph Reckamp ’14 ChE, “Evaluation of the Potentials of Paper Mill Sludge (PMS) as a Feedstock for Thermochemical Biofuels Production”
Advisor: Dr. Justinus Satrio, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
During the College of Engineering Recognition Ceremony on May 18, faculty from each department will award medallions to honor and recognize those graduating seniors who have excelled in academic performance and demonstrated leadership. The highest honor, the Robert D. Lynch Award, will be presented on behalf of the Engineering Alumni Society. Outstanding graduate students also will be recognized, along with the winner of the Farrell Award, which goes to an exemplary faculty member.
The recipients of those awards will be announced after commencement.