Fellows

Pitt Strive Fellows

Marcus Allen

Program: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation:Summer 2019 Undergraduate Institution:University of Rhode Island
Research: My current project is focused on creating a visual guided system for stroke patients' rehab. sessions. This will be completed by quantifying motor skills and providing target trajectory instructions using inertial measurement units (IMUs).
Advisor:Dr. William Clark

CARDOZA ALVARO

Program: Electric Power Systems Laboratory, ECE
Expected Graduation:April 2020 Undergraduate Institution:University of Pittsburgh
Research: Multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) modular multilevel converter (MMC) design incorporating energy storage for use in 380V DC systems with dynamic power routing capabilities
Advisor:Dr. Alexis Kwasinski

HENRY AYOOLA

Program: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Expected Graduation:August 2019 Undergraduate Institution:University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research: Pt/γ-Al2O3 Catalysis: Atomic-Level Characterization and in Situ Dynamics through a Model Catalyst Approach
Advisor:Dr. Judith Yang

ASHLEE GREENE

Program: Chemical Engineering
Expected Graduation:Summer 2020 Undergraduate Institution:Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research: Engineering Controlled Release Formulations for the treatment of Periodontal Disease
Advisor:Dr. Steven Little

HIRUT KOLLECH

Program: Computational Modeling and Simulation
Expected Graduation:April 2020 Undergraduate Institution:South Carolina State University
Research: Investigating the biomechanical properties of human lamina cribrosa and posterior sclera using subdomain based inverse finite element: a study on racioethnic groups and presence of glaucoma
Advisor:Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest

JENETTE PHILLIPS

Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering Track
Expected Graduation:2024 Undergraduate Institution:University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research: Creep in materials; neurodiverse engineering education
Advisor:Dr. Kent Harries

HAROLD RICKENBACKER

Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Expected Graduation:Spring 2019 Undergraduate Institution:South Carolina State University
Research: Monitoring and Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality in Residential and Commercial Buildings
Advisor:Dr. Melissa Bilec

DEANNA SINEX

Program: Bioengineering
Expected Graduation:Summer 2019 Undergraduate Institution:University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research: Towards the Characterization and Literacy of Female Pelvic Organ Support
Advisor:Dr. Steve Abramowitch