FACSS Poster Award

FACSS Posters Awards are presented to students during the SciX Conference poster session Monday through Thursday.

2017 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients

Nalin Andersen, University of New Mexico; Spectrochemical Detection of Chemical Analytes in Microfluidic Systems
MD Nayeem Hossain, Duquesne University; One-Class Classification Method for Pharmaceutical Product Authentication System using Spectroscopy
Fanny Chu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Optimization of Single Hair Proteomics for Human Identification
Oscar Ayala
, Vanderbilt University; Bacterial identification in ex vivo Human Fetal Membrane Biofilms using Raman Microspectroscopy
Krystine Hill, Naval Medical Research Center; Spectroscopic Investigation of Early Tissue Pathology in Combat-Wounded Patients Diagnosed with Heterotopic Ossification
Carmen Gondhalekar, Purdue University; Detection of anti-Toxin Heavy-Metal Tagged Antibodies using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Sugato Ray
Univerity of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Precise Recovery of Coordinates by Image Processing Algorithm for FTIR Micro-Spectroscopy Limited Angle Computed Tomography
Joseph Lesniewski, Georgetown University; Role of Clusters for Non-metal Ionization in ICP-based Plasma Assisted Reaction Chemical Ionization (PARCI)
Christopher Wiseall, University of Nottingham; Water Solubility Measurements with FTIR for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relevant Gas Mixtures
Maria Rivera
, University at Buffalo; Microwave-Assisted Electrospray Ionization (µAESI)
Kevin Higgins, University of Tennessee; Label-free Imaging of Amphotericin B Interacting with Live Cells Using Transient Absorption Microscopy
Mercede Erikson, Brigham Young University; The Use of a Capillary Dielectric Barrier Discharge Ionization (DBDI) Source for Spatially-Resolved Measurements of Cholesterol in Mouse Brains


2016 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients

Maria F. Romero-Creel, Rochester Institute of Technology; Assessment of Complex Biological Samples with Insulator-Based Dielectrophoresis
Yuting Huang, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Investigating the Potential of Transition Metal Cations to Probe the Gas Phase Structures of Isomeric Carbohydrates
Claire Muro, University at Albany; Identification of Individual Red Blood Cells by Raman Microspectroscopy for Forensic Purposes
Pranav Agrawal, University of Minnesota; Tunable Short-Pass filter for Recovering Long DNA using an Entropic Trap
Md Nayeem Hossain, Duquesne University; Development of an Efficient Robust Calibration Model of Spectroscopic Systems by Incorporating Variations of Pure Components: A Pharmaceutical Tablet Assay Example
Ruchira Silva, University of Minnesota; Probing the Mechanism of Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Betaine-30 in Solution and Solid Phases
Nolan Wong, Northwestern University; Single Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Towards Reliable Proof Methodology and Nonresonant Detection
Arthur Montazeri, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Plasmonic Graded Gratings for Hyperspectral - Infrared Sensing and Imaging
Sunipa Pramanik, University of Minnesota; Environmental Toxicity Assessment of Industrially Relevant Nanomaterials Using Bacteria Model
Linyun He, Washington University in Saint Louis; Performance Analysis of Regularized MLM Hyperspectral Imaging for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM Along-Track Oversampled Data
Ahmed Elsied, Purdue University; Ion Emission Mechanisms during Ultrashort Laser Ablation of Solid Targets
Payson Dieffenbach, Purdue University; Effects of Laser Wavelength on Aluminum Plasma in Transverse Magnetic Fields

2015 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients

Zhenyu Lu, University of South Carolina; Estimation of the Age of Bloodstains under Different Environmental Conditions with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Brianna Cassidy, 
University of South Carolina; An Experimental Study of the Forensic Luminol Test for Detection of Bloodstains
Swati NaikCentral Michigan University; Non-hydrolytic Processing of Transition Metal-Doped TiO2 Nanostructures for Photocatalytic Applications
Xianglin Zhai, Louisiana State University; Measurement of Spatially Confined Nanoclusters of Porphyrins Using Conductive-Probe Atomic Force Microscope
Cory StinerUniversity of Cincinnati; Development and Validation of a New Method to Measure Activity of the Na+, K+ ATPase Using ICP-MS QQQ;
Tajana SchneidermanThe Ohio State University; Adaptive Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Model for in-situ Mars Exploration
Owen RehrauerPurdue University; High-Speed Compressive Raman and Fluorescence Imaging of Pharmaceutical Composites
Melissa McHughUniversity of Leicester; Optimising the Performance of a Stand-Off Raman Spectroscopy Instrument For Planetary Exploration Applications 
Vishal VarmaUniversity of Illinois at Chicago; New Routes for Tissue Pathology using Quantum Cascade Laser Based Imaging Microscopes
Udita Brahmachari, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dynamics of an Internal Protonated Water Cluster: an Isotope Exchange Study of Photosynthetic Oxygen Evolution
Elizabeth KishDepartment of Life Sciences, CEA Saclay, France; Probing Triplet-Triplet Energy Transfer Efficiency in Artificial Photosynthetic Pigments using Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
Kunyu ZhengGeorgetown University; Plasma-Assisted Reaction Chemical Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry for Identification and Quantification of Halogenated Compounds
Jie DingArizona State University, Blood Sample Preparation using Gradient Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis (g-iDEP) Device
Buddini KarawdeniyaUniversity of Rhode Island; Electroless Gold Plating as an Adaptable Tool to Fabricate Custom Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic (SERS) Substrates

2014 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients

Marie Richard-Lacroix, University of Montreal; Simple and Accurate New Method for Orientation Quantification using Polarized Raman Spectroscopy
Kelly Hall, 
University of South Carolina Upstate; Recyclable Magnetic Manganese Oxide Coated Nanoparticles: The Effect of Mode of Reagent Addition
Antonia Campos, 
University of Minnesota; Tuning the Shell Thickness of Mesoporous Silica to Investigate the Diffusion of Analytes to the Surface of Gold Nanorods via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Sudhaunshu Purohit, 
University of Missouri-Kansas City; Solid State NMR Spectroscopic Analysis on Thiolated Chitosan Coated Sodium Alginate Core-Shell Microparticles for Enhanced Drug Loading Profile of Tenofovir
Elyse Towns, 
University of California, Davis; Controlling Phospholipid Vesicle Adsorption Characteristics on Oxidized Gold as a Function of Vesicle Size and Aqueous Solvent
Vishal Varma, 
University of Illinois at Chicago; Novel Label-Free Chemical Imaging for the Identfication of Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy Recurrence
Bradley M. Moran, 
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Assessing Intrinsic Active Site Electric Fields via Stark Deconvolution
Stephanie A. DeJong, 
University of South Carolina; Detection Limits for Blood on Fabrics using Diffuse Reflection Spectroscopy in Mid-and Near-Infrared Spectral Windows
Azhad Chowdhury, 
Purdue University; Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) Imaging of Kinetically Trapped Metastable Amino Acid Polymorphs
Bahige G. Abdallah, 
Arizona State University; Microfluidic Methods to Grow and Fractionate Membrane Protein Crystals
Jessica J. Ramsey, 
Brigham Young University; Evaluation of the Effect of Skimmer Cone Design on Ion Beam Formation in the Second Vacuum Stage of an ICP-MS
Lance Moses, 
Brigham Young University; Characterization of Size Distributions of Laser Ablation Produced Aerosol Particles and their Relative Contributions to Ion Densities in an ICP
Wade C. Ellis,  
Brigham Young University; A Comparison of Rise Times Obtained using Four Support-Gas Compositions in Plasma-Based Ambient Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Jack Reid, 
The Rivers School and Bruker Daltonics; Verifying PEGylation of Peptides with MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometry 


2013 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients
Monitoring the Uniformity of α-Helices in Lipophilic Environments
; Anahita Zare; University of Missouri-Columbia
Manipulation of Mitochondria by Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis; Jinghui Luo, Arizona State University
Oscillator Strength Measurements in Lanthanides and Transition Metals using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; Russell Putnam; University of Windsor
Absolute Number Densities of Helium Metastable Atoms in Helium-Based Discharges Used as Ambient Desorption/Ionization Sources; Charlotte Reininger, Brigham Young University
Application of Band Target Entropy Minimization Technique to Extract Eutectic Features from Raman Spectra; Md Anik Alam, Duquesne University
Time Resolved Raman Spectroscopy for Depth Analysis of Multi-Layered Mineral Samples [1]; Jain-Hein Hooijschuur, Vrije University
An Examination of Matrix Effects of Carbon and Iron Mixtures in LIBS Spectra, Experimental and Numerical Approaches; Leon Taleh, Delaware State University
Integrating Second Harmonic Generation and Two-Photon Ultraviolet Fluorescence into an X-ray Diffraction Beamline for Protein Crystal Centering; Christopher Dettmar, Purdue University
Effects of Local Environmental on UV-VIS Spectra of Zinc Porphyrins: Protein & Solvent; Hannah E. Wagie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Limits of Detection from the Viewpoint of Statistical Hypothesis Testing; Kaylee R. McDonald, University of South Carolina
Monitoring DNA Binding to a Yellow Fluorescent Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Helicase Fusion Protein using FRET; Shady Girgis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ToF-SIMS as a Tool for Probing Lipid Saturation in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Cells Treated with a Novel Combination Therapy; Joanna Denbigh, University of Manchester
Analysis of the Surface Aggregation of Phospholipids using Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy; Elyse Towns, University of California, Davis
Modeling Heat Transfer through Multiple Interfaces of Differing Phase for Predictive Temperature Cycling Regulation
; Bradley M. Moran, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2012 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipients
Single Cell Identification via Raman Microscopy and Multivariate Analysis; Yelena Ilin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Selective Trapping of Single Human Breast Cancer Cells by Insulator Based Dielectrophoresis in a Microfluidic Device; Sanchari Bhattacharya, Arizona State University
Detection and Identification of Reactive Nitrogen Species using Microchip Electrophoresis with Electrochemical Detection; Dulan Gunasekara, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Analysis of Free Fractions for Drug Enantiomers by Multi-Dimensional High Performance Affinity Chromatography using Ultrafast Extraction Combined with a Chiral Stationary Phase; Xiwei Zheng, Chemistry Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Photon Trapping Spectroscopy: Design, Fabrication, and Testing of an Automated System of Real-Time Monitoring; Ryan Schmeling, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Analysis of Laser-Induced Aerosols in LA-ICP-MS: Role of Wavelength in Elemental Fractionation; Peter deVietien, Center for Materials under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University
Density and Temperature Evolution of nano- and femtosecond Laser Ablation Plumes in Vacuum and Ambient Air Environment; Justin R. Freeman, Purdue University
Crystal Structure and Thermal Behavior of Polyglycolide Studied by Vibrational Spectroscopy, Wide Angle X-ray Diffraction, and Quantum Chemical Calculation; Mai Miyada, Kwansei Gakuin University
Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) of Ricin B Chain in Whole Human Blood; Antonio Campos; University of Minnesota
Determination of the SERS Enhancement Factors using Solvent as an Internal Reference; Fathima Ameer, Mississippi State University
Evaluating Plasmonic Substrates by Improved Surface Plasmon Penetration Depth Calculations and Extended vis-NIR Wavelength Range; Laurel Kegel, University of Delaware
Silver Nanoparticle and Ion Toxicity in Saltwater Alga Skeletonema Costatum; Nicole Hanks; University of Cincinnati
External Electric Field Effect on the Infrared Spectra of Ferroelectric Vinylidene Fluoride/Trifluoroethylene Copolymer Thin Films; Kenji Takashima, Waseda University
Separation of the Heat-Based Degradation Products of Oxytocin by Capillary Electrophoresis; Jessica Creamer, University of Kansas and Keene State College