The eighth annual DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition and Competition took place on October 21, 2015 at Florida International University (FIU). The purpose of this event was to showcase the students’ research accomplishments for the past year as a result of their participation in various U.S. Department of Energy – Environmental Management (DOE-EM) related projects. A total of 18 posters were exhibited. Some of the projects showcased by the students were a result of their summer internship assignments at DOE Savannah River National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Washington River Protection Solutions, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and also their contributions to projects at the Applied Research Center (ARC). For some of the graduate students, these projects are also a part of the thesis for their master’s degree. This year’s panel of judges included Dr. Don Reed (Team Leader for Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory), Dr. Michael Sukop (Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at FIU), Dr. Anthony Mcgoron (Associate Dean & Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU), and Dr. Michael Robinson (Instructor in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU). The poster exhibition and competition was attended by FIU faculty, ARC personnel, and FIU students.

The top three poster winners will be announced during this year’s DOE Fellows Class of 2015 Induction Ceremony, to be held in Miami, Florida on November 5, 2015.

List of Posters presented:

  • Implementation for 64-bit Instruction Algorithm for Hyperion – Andrew De La Rosa (Computer Engineering)
  • Nonmetallic Materials Testing for Hanford’s HLW Transfer System -Anthony Fernandez (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Optimizing Remediation of I-129 using AgCl Colloidal-Sized Particles in SRS F-Area Sediments -Aref Shehadeh (Environmental Engineering)
  • Geospatial Analysis of Timeseries Data Used for Hydrological Modeling of the Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Tims Branch Watershed – Awmna Kalsoom Rana (Chemistry)
  • Development of a Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer System for NDT Analysis of High Level Waste Pipes at Hanford – Brian Castillo (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Sodium Silicate Treatment for Uranium (VI) Bearing Groundwater at F/H Area at Savannah River Site – Christine Wipfli (Environmental Engineering)
  • Study of an Unrefined Humate Solution as a Possible Remediation Method for Groundwater Contamination – Hansell Gonzalez Raymat (Chemistry)
  • Incombustible Fixatives – Janesler Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Mock-Up Scrubber System – Jesse Viera (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Stainless Steel Corrosion: Feed Properties Affecting Material Selection for LAWPS Piping at Hanford Site – John Conley (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 3D Visualization – Jorge Deshon (Computer Engineer)
  • Processing of Diffusion Samplers to Test Remediation of Uranium by Humate – Kiara Pazan (Environmental Engineering)
  • Radial Jet Impingement Correlation Investigation of the Pulse Jet Mixers (PJM) – Maximiliano Edrei (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Heat Transfer Calculations for the Use of an Infrared Temperature Sensor – Meilyn Planas (Electrical Engineering)
  • Analysis of Solar Generated Power in the Southeastern United States – Natalia Duque (Environmental Engineering)
  • Characterization of the Uranium-Bearing Products of the Ammonia Injection Remediation Method – Robert Lapierre (Chemistry)
  • Current Status of Miniature Motorized Inspection Tool For DOE Hanford Site Tank Bottoms – Ryan Sheffield (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan for the DOE Sites – Yoel Rotterman (Mechanical Engineering)


Photo Gallery of 2015 DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition

The eighth annual DOE Fellows Poster Exhibition and Competition took place on October 21, 2015 at Florida International…

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