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Drexel’s 2014 DAAD RISE Recipients

March 6, 2014

Six Drexel students will spend their summers conducting research in Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships for Science & Engineering (RISE) Program. Congratulations and good luck in Germany!


Kyle MatsonKyle Mattson
Chemical Engineering, BS ‘15

Kyle is looking forward to spending the summer at the University of Kaiserslautern and will be working on experiments, modeling and simulation at the Institute for Thermodynamics. He has worked in a research lab before and is excited to see what research other universities are doing.


Shafi SattarShafi Sattar
Electrical Engineering, BS/MS ’15, Honors

Shafi will be conducting research on SmartGrids and energy storage for electrical vehicles at the Technical University of Berlin; this follows his passion for alternative and renewable energy systems.


Bryce WalburnBryce Walburn
Electrical Engineering, BS/MS ’15, Honors

Bryce is headed to the University of Oldenburg where he will be pursuing a research project on acoustic feedback cancellation in hearing aids. He is excited about this project as it will be his first practical experience in audio signal processing, the field in which he hopes to work after graduation.


Paul PartykaPaul Partyka
Biomedical Engineering, MS ‘15

As a graduate student, Paul is participating in the DAAD RISE Pro and will be working at the Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques in Heiligenstadt. He will be exploring concepts for broadband measurements using the response of step functions, which will be developed into a chip that the company will utilize.


Vu Bui
Computer Science, BS ’16, Honors

Vu will be conducting gene painting research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen.


Junyi Xiao
Mathematics, BS ‘ 15

Junyi’s DAAD RISE internship is taking her to the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital of Jena. She will be working on a project entitled: Quantification of Magnetic Susceptibility using Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


The DAAD RISE program offers 2-3 month research internships in science and engineering at German universities and research institutions. U.S. undergrads are paired with German PhD students to help them with their dissertation research. The working language is English.

The DAAD RISE Pro program allows graduate students to conduct 2-6 month research internships in science and engineering at companies in Germany.

For more information visit the program websites (DAAD RISE and DAAD RISE Pro) or email!