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Undergraduate Research Projects

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Astronomy Topics

ProjectSupervisorPossibility of Extending to MSc?
Extragalactic Astronomy Pauline Barmby Yes
Galaxy Geography Pauline Barmby Yes
Dusty Stars in Tiny Galaxies Pauline Barmby Yes
The Mystery of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands (DIBs) Jan Cami

Yes

Buckyballs in Planetary Nebulae Jan Cami Yes
Interstellar Gas and Dust Jan Cami/Els Peeters

Yes

Winds Around Supermassive Black Holes Sarah Gallagher

Yes

Compact Galaxy Groups Over Cosmic Time Sarah Gallagher Yes
Searching for and Categorizing Emission Line Stars using Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms and Machine Learning Techniques Carol Jones

Yes

Solar System and Exoplanetary Astronomy Stan Metchev Yes
Numerical Modeling of Meteotrite Impact Events Gordon Osinski Yes
Probing Star Formation in the Universe with Carbonaceous Molecules Els Peeters Yes
Characterizing Cosmic Carbonaceous Material Els Peeters Yes
The Distribution of Be Star Circumstellar Disk Masses Aaron Sigut

Yes

Physical Properties of the Inner Gaseous Disks of Herbig Ae/Be Star Aaron Sigut/John Landstreet

Yes

Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Topics

ProjectSupervisorPossibility of Extending to MSc?
Complex Fluids and Biological Physics John de Bruyn Maybe
Microrheology of a Polymer Gel John de Bruyn Yes
Multiscale Modelling of Nanostructured Soft Materials Colin Denniston Yes

Characterization of Graphene-Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Nanocomposites

Giovanni Fanchini

Yes

Fabrication and Characterization of “persistent” Solar Cells

Giovanni Fanchini

Yes

Time-resolved Measurements for QD Systems

Lyudmila Goncharova/Peter Simpson

Medical Physics Topics

ProjectSupervisorPossibility of Extending to MSc?
Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Medical Tissue Phantoms John de Bruyn Yes
Measuring Complex Flow in Microfluidic Devices Tamie Poepping Yes
Early Outcome Assessment and Intratumoral Modulation Therapy for Glioblastoma Eugene Wong Yes
Intrinsic and Acquired Resistance to Anti-angiogenic Treatments: Interaction Between Tumor Vascular and Adaptive Metabolism Eugene Wong Yes

Planetary Science and Atmospheric Physics Topics

ProjectSupervisorPossibility of Extending to MSc?
Planetary Science and Small Solar System Bodies Peter Brown

Yes

Meteoroid Environment and Meteroid Properties Margaret Campbell-Brown

Yes

Meteoroid Fragmentation from High-Resolution Observations Margaret Campbell-Brown

Yes

Probing the Atmosphere Using High Power Lasers (Lidar) Bob Sica Yes
Impact of Turbulence Anisotropy on Wind Measurement by Atmospheric Radar Wayne K. Hocking Yes
Detecting the Shadows of Outer Solar System Comets Stan Metchev Yes
Extraterrestrial Storms: In the Solar System and Beyond Stan Metchev Yes
Numerical Modeling of Meteorite Impact Events Gordon Osinski Yes
Discovering New Asteroids and Comets Paul Wiegert Yes
Meteors Paul Wiegert Yes
Discovering Extrasolar Planets Through Transit Timing Variations Paul Wiegert Yes
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