The third annual DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition and Competition took place on October 20, 2010. The purpose of this event was to showcase the student’s research accomplishments for the past year as a result of their participation in various Department of Energy- Environmental Management (DOE-EM) related projects. A total of 16 posters were exhibited. Some of the projects showcased by the students were a result of their summer internship assignments…

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Third Annual DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition and Competition

The third annual DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition and Competition took place on October 20, 2010. The purpose of this event was to showcase the student’s research accomplishments for the past year as a result of their participation in various Department of Energy- Environmental Management (DOE-EM) related projects. A total of 16 posters were exhibited. Some of the projects showcased by the students were a result of their summer internship assignments at DOE Savannah River site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, or Hanford Site, and also their contributions to projects at the Applied Research Center (ARC).  For some of the graduate students, these projects are also a part of their thesis dissertation. This year’s panel of judges was composed of Dr. Dave Roelant (ARC’s Associate Research Director), Dr. Jeff Griffin (Associate Director for Environmental Management, Savannah River National Laboratory), Dr. Ajamu Banjoko (Director of FIU’s McNair Programs), and Dr. Michael Sukop (FIU Associate Professor, School of Earth and Environment). The Poster Exhibition and Competition was attended by FIU faculty, ARC’s personnel, and students. The top three poster winners will be announced during this year’s DOE Fellows Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony, to be held in Miami, Florida on November 23, 2010.

Following the Poster Exhibition and Competition, the judges had the opportunity to tour ARC’s laboratories and see the hands-on research work performed by the DOE Fellows.

List of Posters presented:

  • 105-R Reactor Disassembly Basin D&E Canal – Heat of Hydration Experimental Mock Up and Heat Transfer Analysis
    Cristian Acevedo (Sr. Civil Engineering)
  • Mercury Accumulation by the Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20
    Amaury Betancourt (Graduate Environmental Eng.)
  • Peristaltic Crawler for the Removal of High Level Waste Plugs
    Lee Brady (Graduate Mechanical Engineering)
  • Modeling Mercury Interactions with Sediments at Upper East Fork Poplar Creek, Oak Ridge, TN
    Elsa Cabrejo (Graduate Environmental Engineering)
  • Uranium Toxicity to Native Microbial Communities in the Hanford 300 Area Groundwater
    Denny Carvajal (Graduate Biomedical Engineering)
  • Development of a Prototype Methyl-Mercury Monitor for Pore Water Sample Analysis at Oak Ridge Reservation Creek Beds
    Charles Castello (Graduate Electrical Engineering)
  • Design Optimization of Submerged Jet Nozzle for Enhanced Mixing
    Edgard Espinosa (Graduate Mechanical Engineering)
  • Numerical Simulation of Pulsed-Air Mixer Technology using Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods
    Rinaldo Gonzalez (Sr. Mechanical Engineering)
  • Characterization of Iron Phosphate Precipitation
    Reinier Hernandez (Sr. Chemistry)
  • Cured Property Testing of Cellular Grout for the Use in In-Situ Decommissioning of the 105-P Reactor Disassembly Basin D&E Canal
    Nadia Lima (Sr. Civil Engineering)
  • WRPS Internship
    Jose Matos (Graduate Mechanical Engineering)
  • Development of Characterization Tools for Contaminated Nuclear Stacks
    William Mendez (Graduate Engineering Management)
  • The Effect of Calcium on Arthrobacter Bacterial Uptake of Uranium
    Sheidyn Ng (Sr. Biomedical Engineering)
  • Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Bubble Dynamics Under Gravity
    Merlin Ngachin (Graduate Earth & Environment)
  • Implementation of Remote Characterization Tools
    Mario Vargas (Graduate Mechanical Engineering)
  • Unplugging of High Level Waste Transfer Pipelines: Method of Characteristics
    Stephen Wood (Graduate Mechanical Engineering)

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