Lehigh Engineering's annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, held each spring, showcases the intense academic capabilities of today’s rising Lehigh Engineers, and highlights the resources and opportunities Lehigh provides to undergraduates. Each year, the event helps student-competitors, nominated by their departments, learn how to express the significance and complexity of their work and answer questions posed by faculty, students, and visitors. The top finishers, judged by a panel of academic and industry researchers, win travel stipends to attend professional conferences for yet another opportunity to promote their work and practice the art of communication.

This year's symposium was held online. Competitors presented their presentation live online to the panel on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. See this year's competitors from Lehigh University and Lafayette College below, and return here after the competition to watch the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to this year's winner, Evan Savage! A Lafayette College senior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, Evan won for his research, "Fertilizer from Wastewater: Biological Enhanced Phosphorous Removal and Steps to Commercialization."

UGRS COMPETITORS

Nora Abbott, Ava Hudson Ann Foley
Nora Abbott, Ava Hudson, Ann Foley

Laboratory and Field Methods Developed for Biosand Filter Sand Characterization

Samuel Agro
Samuel Agro

Synthesis of Hybrid Outer Membrane Vesicles for Drug Delivery through Cell Membranes


Alex Ashley

Enhancing Minority Block Crystallization in Asymmetric PEO-b-PCL Copolymers

Jenna Catalano
Jenna Catalano

Characterizing Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Motility in Repsonse to the Wound Environment

Josh Centorcelli
Josh Centorcelli

In Silico Modelling of the Energy-Intensive Process to Recover Nitrogen from Agricultural Fertilizer Streams


Susan Cheng
- HONORABLE MENTION
Comparing the Properties of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic Bricks to Conventional Concrete Masonry Units


Declan Coster

Data Driven Correction of Distored Images


Ryan Forelli

Real-Time Machine Learning in Scanning Probe


Zev Granowitz
- THIRD PLACE
Diffusion Plate Fuel Injection into Cavity Flame-Holders in Supersonic Cross-Flow


Alibek Kaliyev

Accelerated Fitting of Band-Excitation Piezorspone Force Microscopy

Eleni Karyofylli
Eleni Karyofylli

Unified Automata-based Framework for Planning with Relaxed Specifications


Hannah Knudsen

Interaction of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Synthetic Scaffolds in the Presence of Cytokines


Kenny Kwock

Fair Two-sided Spam Detection Using Machine Learning


Yanzhe Ma

Simulation of a Flexible Tow-State Markov Chain


Maria Maragkelli

Non-linear Model Predictive Control for High speed Autonomous Racing


Jack Mills

Increasing the Dynamic Range of Velocity and Temporal Resolution of Particle Image Velocimetry

Garrison Mueller
Garrison Mueller

Computational Fluid Dynamic Model


Sasha Neefe
- SECOND PLACE
Reevaluating Green Solvent Metrics Using End-of-Life Considerations


Amanda Rubin, Stephen Gee

The Study of 19 Biological Membrane Types using All-Atom Molecular Simulations

Evan Savage
Evan Savage
- WINNER
Fertilizer from Wastewater: Biological Enhanced Phosphorous Removal and Steps to Commercialization


Khaknazar Shyntassov

Drone-Based Automatic Indoors Firefighting System


Nathan Yuchimiuk

Developing Techniques to Characterize Solvent-Cast 3D Printed Scaffolds

Kristen Yusiewicz, Nick Masri
Kristen Yusiewicz, Nick Masri

Simulation and Data Analysis of Electric Transit Systems


Zhanfan (Jeremy) Yu

Trends on Predictive Control Schemes for Impedance Source Converters