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CAEE Students Present at Drexel’s 15th Annual Research Day

April 23, 2013 — On April 18th Drexel University’s Office of Research held its 15th annual Research Day.  The event was a success with many student participants.  The Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department had a diverse representation of research projects.

CAEE doctoral student Ramona Stammermann won the graduate award in her research category: Computation and Modeling (non-bio) for her research titled:  High Resolution Numerical Models of Tidal Marshes in the Delaware Bay.  This research focuses on sediment transport of two marshes in the Blackbird Creek Reserve and the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.  This includes the influence of vegetation, sediment availability and extreme events on flow and sedimentation patterns.  Ramona is advised by CAEE Assistant Professor Franco Montalto. 

Summaries of student research can be found here:  http://www.drexelresearchday.com/ 

The following CAEE students also presented their research:

Doug Goetz - Fast Mobile Measurements of Emissions from Natural Gas Development and Regional Characterization of Ambient Air Quality in the Marcellus Shale Region

Liam Hendricken  - Overcoming Barriers to Investment in Energy Efficiency

Anita Johnson - Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols with the Mini-aerosol Mass Spectrometer

MD Fuad Khan - Application of Infrared Thermography (IRT) on Structural Components for Progressive Damage Detection

Xiwang Li - Smart Manager for Adaptive and Real-Time Decisions in Building Clusters

Michael Magee - Lightweight Green Roof Modular Water Retention System
Undergraduate Student

Kimberlee Marcellus - Quantifying and Characterizing Waste Distribution in Philadelphia Spatially and Temporally with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Suk Joon Na - Determining the Interfacial Traction-separation Behavior between Polyethylene and Nanoclay using Molecular Dynamic Simulation

Adams Rackes - Integrated Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Dynamic Air Movement Strategies

Adam Regnier - Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Air Handling Units

Kaitlyn Sniffen - Utilization of Landfill Waste Streams for Algae Production

Ramona Stammermann - High Resolution Numerical Models of Tidal Marshes in the Delaware Bay

Chunyi Wang - Secondary Organic Aerosol Initiated from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-sorbed Squalene

Lauren Weinrich - Using a Novel Seawater Assimilable Organic Carbon Assay to Identify Biofouling Potential during Reverse Osmosis Desalination

Walter Yerk - Partition of Rainfall by Two Low-growing Shrubs