Research Accomplishments of our Graduate Students

Published: Tues., May 5, 2020

While our graduate students are working remotely, their research work continues. Over the last year, they have busily publishing and presenting their work.

Publications

Our graduate students have been publishing their research work regularly. Here are some of their recent publications:

Soodabeh Azadehranjbar (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Azadehranjbar, S & Shield, J.E. (2020). “Multiple origin of anomalous eutectic microstructure formation in rapidly solidified Mg-Al alloy,” Materialia 9.

Megan Cardwell (Communication Studies)

  • Cardwell, M. E., Soliz, J., Crockett, L. J. & Bergquist, G. (2020). Critical Incidents in the Development of (Multi)Ethnic-Racial Identity: Experiences of Individuals with Mixed Ethnic-Racial Backgrounds in the U.S. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-20. doi:10.1177/0265407520906256
  • Cardwell, M. E. & Soliz, J. (2019). Examining the Role of Sibling Interaction in Multiethnic-racial Identity Development in the United States. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 20(1) 58-72. doi: 10.1080/15283488.2019.1707678

Ethan Davis (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Davis, E., & Park, J. (2020). Dynamics of laminar and transitional flows over slip surfaces: Effects on the laminar–turbulent separatrix. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 894, A16. doi:10.1017/jfm.2020.282
  • John, J. V., McCarthy, A., Wang, H., Chen, S., Su, Y., Davis, E., Li, X., Park, J. S., Reinhardt, R. A., Xie, J., (2020). Engineering Biomimetic Nanofiber Microspheres with Tailored Size, Predesigned Structure, and Desired Composition via Gas Bubble–Mediated Coaxial Electrospray. Small. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201907393

Montserrat Fuente-Camacho (Modern Languages)

  • Fuente-Camacho, M. (2020). Eliminando invisibilidades: La sexualidad de las mujeres crip en Yes, we f**k! [Eliminating Invisibilities: The Sexuality of Crip Women in Yes, we f**k! ], Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, 45(1) (2020). Especial issue on Re-imagining Female Disabilities in Luso-Hispanic Women’s Cultural Production. edited by Esther Fernández and Victoria Ke

Sajjan Grover (Entomology)

  • Varsani, S., Grover, S., Zhou, S., Koch, K. G., Huang, P. C., Kolomiets, M. V., Williams, W. P., Heng-Moss, T., Sarath, G., Luthe, D. S., Jander, G., & Louis, J. (2019). 12-Oxo-Phytodienoic Acid Acts as a Regulator of Maize Defense against Corn Leaf Aphid. Plant Physiology, 179(4), 1402–1415. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.01472

Jacob Greenwood and Mohsen Hozan (Biological Systems Engineering)

  • Greenwood J, Hozan M, Barlow SM. (2019). Wireless isometric force sensor platform for bedside automated evaluation and therapeutics of orofacial and hand muscle systems across the lifespan. Biomedical Journal Scientific & Technical Research, 21(3), 15824-15829. DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2019.21.003591
  • Barlow SM, Custead R, Lee J, Hozan M, Greenwood J. (2020). Wireless Sensing of Lower Lip and Thumb-index Finger ‘Ramp-and-Hold’ Isometric Force Dynamics in a Small Cohort of Unilateral MCA Stroke: Discussion of Preliminary Findings. Sensors, 20(4), 1221; doi:10.3390/s20041221.
  • Hozan M, Greenwood J, Sullivan M, Barlow SM. (2020). Toward finding the optimal sensorimotor stimulation parameters in evoking maximum cerebral hemodynamics response. Applied Sciences—Special Issue "Optics and the Brain." Final revision 4-28-20.

Robert Hall (Communication Studies)

  • Lippert, L. R., Hall, R. D., Miller-Ott, A. E., & Davis, D. C. (2020). Communicating about mental health: History, contexts, and perspectives. Lexington.
  • Hall, R. D., & Miller-Ott, A. E. (2020). Communicating about mental health: What we know, what we need, and what we give. In L. R. Lippert, R. D. Hall, A. E. Miller-Ott, & D. C. Davis (Eds.), Communicating mental health: History, contexts, and perspectives (pp. 3-10). Lexington.
  • Hall, R. D. (2020). Between friends: An examination of how individuals navigate boundaries and rules of mental health condition(s) or concern(s) with friends. Ohio Communication Journal, 58, 26-39. Retrieved from https://www.ohiocomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hall-OCJ-2020.pdf
  • Hall, R. D. (2020). We are family, or are we? An activity on identifying differences in attachment styles and family communication patterns through music media. Communication Teacher, 34(2), 125-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2019.1630657
  • Braithwaite, D. O., & Hall, R. D. (2020). Navigating rituals and family change for stepfamilies. Family Focus. National Council on Family Relations.
  • Hall, R. D., & Miller-Ott, A. E. (2019). Invisible pain: A look at women’s (non)disclosure of fibromyalgia in the workplace. Iowa Journal of Communication, 51(2), 223-251.

Katherine Hazen (Psychology)

  • Hazen, K.P., Carlson, M.W., Hatton-Bower, H., Fessinger, M. B., Cole-Mossman, J., Bahm, J., Hauptman, K., Brank, E.M., & Gilkerson, L. (2020). Evaluating the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) approach: Vicarious trauma, professional burnout, and reflective practice. Children and Youth Services Review. 112 doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104925

Natalie Holste (Plant Pathology)

  • Garcia-Ruiz, H., Holste, N. M., & LaTourrette, K. (2020). Poleroviruses (Luteoviridae). In Reference Module in Life Sciences. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-809633-8.21343-5

Mohammed Mazharul Islam (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • Islam, M. M., V. C. Thomas, M. Van Beek, J. Ahn, A. A. Alqarzaee, C. Zhou, P. D. Fey, K. W. Bayles, and R. Saha, (2020). An integrated computational and experimental study to elucidate Staphylococcus aureus metabolism. Systems Biology and Applications, 6(3).
  • Islam, M. M., S. C. Fernando, and R. Saha. (2019). Metabolic Modeling Elucidates Metabolic Transactions in the Rumen Microbiome and the Metabolic Shifts upon virome Interactions., Frontiers in Microbiology, 10,2412.
  • M. M., Islam, Le, T.*, Daggumati, S. R.*, and R. Saha, “Investigation of microbial community interactions between lake Washington methanotrophs using genome-scale metabolic modeling”, bioRxiv. (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.21.958074v1)

Ricardo Osmar Jacome (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Jacome, R., Stolle, C. & Sweigard, M. (2020). Road Curvature Decomposition for Autonomous Guidance. SAE Technical Paper 2020-01-1024, doi:10.4271/2020-01-1024.

Ellis Johnson (Entomology)

  • Rault, L. C., O’Neal, S. T., Johnson, E. J., & Anderson, T. D. (2019). Association of age, sex, and pyrethroid resistance status on survival and cytochrome P450 gene expression in Aedes aegypti (L.). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 156, 96-104
  • O’Neal, S. T., Johnson, E. J., Rault, L. C., & Anderson, T. D. (2019). Vapor delivery of plant essential oils alters pyrethroid efficacy and detoxification enzyme activity in mosquitoes. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 157, 88-98
  • Rault, L. C., Johnson, E. J., O’Neal, S. T., Chen, R., McComic. S. E., Swale, D. R., & Anderson, T. D. 2019. Age- and sex-related ABC transporter expression in pyrethroid-susceptible and -resistant Aedes aegypti. Scientific Reports 9, 19551

Siya Kunde (Computer Science)

  • Kunde, S., Elbaum, S., and Duncan, B.A. (2020). Characterizing User Responses to Failures in Aerial Autonomous Systems. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2), 1587-1594.

Charlotte Kupsh (English)

  • "On Belay: Chaos and Embodiment in a Composition Classroom" (2019) in Writing on the Edge
  • with Zoe McDonald (English) "I Have to Go Where Ever There's an Opportunity: Transience, Groundedness and Writing in Graduate School" forthcoming in What Graduate Students Do: Experience, Ethics, and Exploitation. Tessa Brown, ed. U of KS Press. Expected 2020.

Diane Lally (Natural Resources)

  • Lally, D. & Forbes, C.T. (2020) Sociohydrologic systems thinking: An analysis of undergraduate students’ operationalization and modeling of coupled human-water systems. Water, 12, 1040.
  • Lally, D., Franz, T., Forbes, C.T. (2020) Undergraduate education about water and climate change: Students' use of a water balance model. Journal of Sustainability Education, 22, March 2020.

Haibo Li (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

  • Li, H., Qian, Y., Asgarpoor, S., and Sharif, H. Simulation study on online MTPA/MTPV trajectory tracking in PMSMs with power management. Electric Power Components and Systems, in press.
  • Li, H., Qian, Y., Asgarpoor, S., and Sharif, H. (2019). Enhanced control algorithm in PMSMs with machine current sensor FDI and current management for hardware protection. Electric Power Components and Systems, 47(18), 1585-1597.
  • Li, H., Qian, Y., Asgarpoor, S., and Sharif, H. (2019). Machine current sensor FDI strategy in PMSMs. IEEE Access, 7(1), 158575-158583

Erika Luckert (English)

  • "Teaching Creativity: Lesson in Metaphor for Composition Classrooms" (2019) in Writing on the Edge
  • “For Louise Bourgeois.” Cordite Poetry Review.
  • “Proof of Blurriness.” Newfound.
  • “Female.” Glass Poetry: Poets Resist.
  • “Preparations.” Cotton Xenomorph.
  • “Strand.” Blue Earth Review.
  • “Onomatopoeia for the sound of a gun” Pidgeonholes.

Mallory Marsh (Communication Studies)

  • Marsh, M. L. (2020). Review of Heather Suzanne Woods and Leslie A. Hahner, Make America meme again: The rhetoric of the Alt-right. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2019. Argumentation and Advocacy. doi:10.1080/10511431.2020.1736439

Siamak Mirfendereski (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Mirfendereski, S. & Park,J.S. (2019). Dipolophoresis in concentrated suspensions of ideally polarizable spheres. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 875 https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.539
  • Mousavi, M., Mirfendereski, S., Park, J.S., & Eun, J. (2019). Experimental and Numerical Analysis of a Sustainable Farming Compartment with Evaporative Cooling System. Processes, 7(11) 823, https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7110823.

Toni Morgan (Communication Studies)

  • Morgan, T.M., Soliz, J., Minniear, M., & Bergquist, G. (2019). Communication accommodation and identity gaps as predictors of relational solidarity in interfaith family relationships. Communication Reports. doi:10.1080/08934215.2019.1692052

Azadeh Mostafavi (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Soft‐Nanoparticle Functionalization of Natural Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications, doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201900506
  • 3D‐Printed Sugar‐Based Stents Facilitating Vascular Anastomosis, doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201800702
  • A Wirelessly Controlled Smart Bandage with 3D‐Printed Miniaturized Needle Arrays, doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201905544
  • Process–Structure–Quality Relationships of Three-Dimensional Printed Poly (Caprolactone)-Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds, doi.org/10.1089/ten.tea.2019.0237
  • In Situ Printing of Adhesive Hydrogel Scaffolds for the Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Injuries, doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.9b01176
  • Nanocomposite hydrogels for tissue engineering applications, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102906-0.00023-4

Travis Nelson (Chemistry)

  • Nelson, T.J., Truong, T., Truong, B., Bilyeu, C.V., Zhao, J., & Stains. C.I. (2020). A luminescence-based assay for monitoring changes in alpha-synuclein aggregation in living cells. RSC Adv.10, 16675-16678.

Melissa Zephier Olson (Child, Youth, and Family Studies)

  • Zephier Olson, M. D., & Dombrowski, T. (2020). A literature review of boarding school and attachment in the context of substance use studies of Native Americans. The Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 7(1) 62-71.

Jordan Reinders (Entomology)

  • Pereira, A. E., D. C. Ludwick, J. Barry, L. J. Meinke, D. J. Moellenbeck, M. R. Ellersieck, J. D. Reinders, R. W. Geisert, K. Hyte, A. Ernwall, K. J. Paddock, & B. E. Hibbard. (2019). Optimizing egg recovery from wild northern corn rootworm beetles. Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(6): 2737-2743.

Zainab Saleh (English)

  • Saleh, Zainab, and Matt Cohen, "Whitman and Islam," The Walt Whitman Archive, Kenneth M. Price and Ed Folsom, dirs. (2020). https://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/anc.02135.html

Wheaton Schroeder (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • Schroeder, W.L. & Saha, R. (2019). OptFill: A Tool for Infeasible Cycle-Free Gapfilling of Stoichiometric Metabolic Models. iScience, 23(1), 1-14. Available doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2019.100783.
  • Schroeder, W.L. & Harris, S.D. & Saha, R. (2020). Computation-Driven Analysis of Model Polyextremo-tolerant Exophiala dermatitidis: Defensive Pigment Metabolic Costs and Human Applications. iScience, 23(4), 1-17. Available doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.100980.

Ashlyn Stewart (English)

  • Co-edited an edition of Walt Whitman's 1200-page geography scrapbook, published April 2020. Stewart, et al, eds., "Whitman's Cultural Geography Scrapbook," The Walt Whitman Archive, Kenneth M. Price and Ed Folsom, co-dir., https://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/index-scrapbook.html

Jennifer Williams (Entomology)

  • Williams, J.R., Swale, D.R., Anderson, T.D (2020). Comparative effects of technical and formulated chlorantraniliprole to survivorship and locomotor activity of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Pest Management Science. DOI: 10.1002/ps.5832

Laura Madeleine Wiseman (Journalism)

  • Yoga Birds (Zea Books, 2019)

Presentations

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Graduate students regularly present their research at professional conferences and meetings. Here are some of there recent presentations.

Ravi Agarwal (Marketing)

  • Blake Runnalls, Ravi Agarwal*, “The Effect of Team Intelligence Configuration on Role Overload and Salesperson Turnover”, AMA Winter Academic Conference, February 2020.

  • Ravi Agarwal*, Ravi Sohi, “Building Customer Relationships: Why Does the Most Recent History Matter in B2B Exchange Relations?”, AMA Winter Academic Conference, February 2020.

Stephanie Ahrens (Architectural Engineering)

  • Stephanie Ahrens, Erica Ryherd (Dec 2019) “Multi-Unit Analysis of Noise Level Exceedances over Time in Hospitals,” 178th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, (invited).

Soodabeh Azadehranjbar (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • S. Azadehranjbar, J. Wang and J. E. Shield, (February 2020), “Evaluation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Rapidly Solidified Mg Alloys”, TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, CA.

Ryan Bickhaus (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Guidelines for Flaring Approach Guardrail Transitions (AGTs) Away from the Traveled Roadway, Transportation Research Board, January 14 2020

Megan Cardwell (Communication Studies)

  • Katherine M. Castle, K. M., Voorhees, H. L., & Cardwell, M. E. Survival Kit: Graduate Assistant Teacher Training as a Lifeline in the Basic Course, panel discussion at NCA Convention November, 2019
  • Cardwell, M. E. & Soliz, J. Examining the Role of Sibling Interaction in Multiethnic-racial Identity Development in the United States, paper panel at NCA Convention, November, 2019

Timothy Dang

  • Dang, T., C. D. Pilcher, M. W. Carroll, J. T. Krumm, J. F. Fietsam, G. P. Head, L. J. Meinke. 18 November 2019. Efficacy of aerial insecticide applications targeting adult western corn rootworms in Nebraska. Entomological Society of America national meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Ethan Davis (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • "The impact of slip surfaces on exact coherent states: insight into the transition-to-turbulence", (2019) American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • "Turbulence dynamics of dilute polymer solutions: Apparent slip and the effect of slip-inducing surfaces", (2019) Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology

Montserrat Fuente-Camacho (Modern Languages)

  • “Identidades vulnerables: Redefiniendo la discapacidad, el género y la raza en Améfrica Ladina” Latin American Studies Association Conference: Améfrica Ladina: vinculando mundos y saberes, tejiendo esperanzas. Guadalajara, México, May 13-16, 2020. [chaired panel]
  • “Redefiniendo la migración hispánica: análisis interdisciplinar y multimodal de los desplazamientos migratorios en los siglos XX y XXI” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, April 16-18, 2020. [chaired panel]

Nikita Gambhir (Plant Pathology)

  • Gambhir, N., Kodati, S., Adesemoye, A. O., & Everhart, S. E. (2019). Fungicide sensitivity and population structure of Rhizoctonia zeae isolated from soybean and corn in the North Central US. Plant Health 2019.
  • Gambhir, N., Kamvar, Z., & Everhart, S. E. (2019). Genomic alterations in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum after sub-lethal fungicide exposure. Plant Health 2019.

Jacob Greenwood (Biological Systems Engineering)

  • Greenwood J, Barlow SM. (2020). pTACS: A New Platform for Neurotherapeutics and Neuroprotection in Large Vessel Ischemic Stroke. International Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA. February 2020.

Sajjan Grover (Entomology)

  • Grover S., Agpawa E., Sattler SE and Louis J. “Sorghum tolerance to sugarcane aphids”- 2019 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis (Nov. 17-20) (Oral presentation)
  • Grover S., Agpawa E., Sattler SE and Louis J. “Does fall armyworm regurgitant modulate sorghum defense responses”- 2019 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis (Nov. 17-20)- Infographics presentation (SECOND PLACE)
  • Agpawa E., Grover S., Sattler SE and Louis J. “Sorghum tolerance to phloem feeding aphids” -2019 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis (Nov. 17-20)-Poster presentation (SECOND PLACE)
  • Grover S., Varsani S., Sattler SE and Louis J. “Characterizing sorghum defenses against sugarcane aphids” -2019 Plant Science Symposium, UNL, (Oct. 17-18, 2019) Poster presentation
  • Perez A., Raya J., Kariyat R., Grover S., and Louis J. “Induced Defenses in Sorghum Against Different Insect-pests” -2019 Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration in the college of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (Poster presentation)
  • Raya J., Perez A., Kariyat R., Grover S., and Louis J. “Sorghum Physiological Responses to Sugarcane Aphid Feeding” - 2019 Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration in the college of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (Honorable Mention Award) Poster presentation
  • Grover S., Perez A., and Louis J. “Deciphering Sorghum Resistance Mechanisms to Phloem-Feeding Aphids” - NSF PI meeting - Poster, Alexandria, Virginia – September 5 and 6, 2019. (Poster presentation)

Robert Hall (Communication Studies)

  • Hall, R. D. (2019, November 16th). “You don’t have it!”: Exploring shared chronic illness family identity through an autoethnographic account of ankylosing spondylitis. Presented as a competitive paper for the Disability Issues Caucus at the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hall, R. D. (2019, November 15th). Give and take: Surviving chronic and mental health disclosures from a confidant’s perspective. Presented on a paper panel for the Interpersonal Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lippert, L. R., Hall, R. D., Miller-Ott, A. E., Davis, D. C., Kreps, G. L., Meluch, A. L. . . . Norval, S. (2019, November 15th). Communicating mental health—History, concepts, and perspectives: A roundtable discussion on studying mental health in the communication discipline. Presented as a panel for the Health Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Elizabeth Hoffman (Special Education and Communication Disorders)

  • Hoffman E, Lee J,, Greenwood J, Barlow SM. (2020). Perioral and Digit Vibrotactile Threshold Estimation in Neurotypical Children. International Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA. February 2020.
  • Hoffman E, Hozan M, Lee J, Greenwood J, Barlow SM. (2020). Orofacial and Digit Force Dynamics in Neurotypical Children. International Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA. February 2020.

Mohsen Hozan (Biological Systems Engineering)

  • Hozan M, Greenwood J, Barlow SM. (2019). Cerebral fNIRS Hemodynamic Response Encodes the Velocity of Patterned Tactile Stimuli. Society for Neuroscience. 2019-S-10323-SfN.

Mohammed Mazharul Islam (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • (People’s choice award winner) Islam, M. M., and Saha, R., “Metabolic Modeling of Microbes, Plants, and Microbial Ecosystems: Discovery and Redesign", College of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2020
  • Islam, M. M., Fernando, S. C., and Saha, R., “An in silico study of the Metabolic Transactions in the Rumen Microbiome and the Metabolic Shifts Inflicted By Virome Interactions", AIChE Annual Meeting 2019, Orlando, FL, 2019
  • (First Place prize winner) Islam, M. M., Sandhu, J., Walia, H, and Saha, R., “Data-Driven Discovery of Global Regulatory Phenomena During Heat Stress Response in Rice Seed”, Nebraska Plant Science Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2019
  • Islam, M. M., Sandhu, J., Walia, H, and Saha, R., “MiReN: An Optimization Tool for Data-Driven Discovery of Global Regulatory Phenomena During Heat Stress in Rice Seed”, Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) All-hands meeting, Chicago, IL, 2019
  • Islam, M. M., Fernando, S. C., and Saha, R., “Virome Modulates Metabolic Shifts in the Rumen Microbiome: Computational Predictions based on Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling”, 19th Annual Symposium in Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2019

Ellis Johnson (Entomology)

  • Johnson, E. J., Rault, L. C., O’Neal, S. T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Larvicide activity of biorational compounds to pyrethroid-resistance Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, August 25-29
  • Johnson, E. J. and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Effects of biorational compounds on pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti. 49th Annual Conference of Society for Vector Ecology. San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 22-26
  • Johnson, E. J., Rault, L. C., O’Neal, S. T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Struggles with traditional bioassays for testing volatile compounds against mosquitoes. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20
  • Johnson, E. J. and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Natural product chemistries with larvicide and oviposition deterrent activity to pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20

Annie Krueger (Entomology)

  • Krueger, A. and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Toxicology of a pyrethroid insecticide in the monarch butterfly and interactions with host plant defense chemicals. American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, August 25-29
  • Moyer, H. L., Krueger, A., Weissling, T., Velez, A., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. General Esterase Activity of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) Exposed to Pyrethroid Insecticides. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, November 03-07
  • Krueger, A., Moyer, H. L., Velez, A., Weissling, T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Toxicology of a pyrethroid insecticide in the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and interactions with host plant defense chemicals and chemical fertilizers. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, November 03-07
  • Moyer, H., Krueger, A., Weissling, T., Velez, A., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. General Esterase Activity of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) Exposed to Pyrethroid Insecticides. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20
  • Krueger, A., Spencer, T., Velez, A., Weissling, T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Monarchs on the farm: How milkweed, insecticides, and potassium affect detoxification in the monarch butterfly. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20
  • Greiner, M., Krueger, A., Spencer, T., Anderson, T. D., Weissling, T., and Velez, A. 2019. Evaluation of artificial diet on monarchs (Danaus plexippus L.) population growth parameters for pesticide bioassays. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20
  • Krueger, A., Spencer, T., Velez, A., Weissling, T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Toxicology of a pyrethroid insecticide in the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and interactions with host plant defense chemicals and chemical fertilizers. Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20

Siya Kunde (Computer Science)

  • "Intuitive Autonomy for Real Users of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV)", presented at ACM/IEEE HRI 2020 Conference

Charlotte Kupsh (English)

  • “Placing Yourself on the Page: Graduate Student Displacement and the Composition Classroom”, presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication

Diane Lally (Natural Resources)

  • Lally, D. and Forbes, C.T., “Sociohydrologic Systems Thinking: Student Operationalization, Evaluation, and Model Analysis,” North American Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2020.(cancelled due to COVID-19)

Haibo Li (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

  • H. Li, J. Wang, and Y. Qian, “Design of 20W compact AC/DC converter with highly-integrated power IC,” in Proc. PCIM Europe 2020; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Nuremberg, Germany, May 5-7, 2020, pp. 1-6 [Conference]
  • H. Li, “Design of 20W compact AC/DC converter with highly-integrated power IC,” in Proc. PCIM Europe 2020; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Nuremberg, Germany, May 5-7, 2020

Mallory Marsh (Communication Studies)

  • Marsh, M. L. (2020). Legislating hatred, legislating justice: The rhetorical work of the “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act.” Competitive paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Denver, CO, Rhetoric, Culture, and Advocacy Interest Group. *Top Student Paper
  • Marsh, M. L. (2019). Surviving epideictic exigencies: President Donald J. Trump’s tension in times of tragedy. Competitive paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, Public Address and Political Communication Divisions.
  • Marsh, M. L. (2019). Rhetorical malewashing of race-based hatred in the United States: (Mis)Remembering the Ku Klux Klan. Competitive paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, Critical and Cultural Studies and Feminist and Women Studies Divisions.
  • Marsh, M. L. (2019). Surviving misogyny to weaponize whiteness: The women of the alt-right. Competitive paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, Feminist and Women Studies Division.
  • Marsh, M. L. (2019). I’m not a therapist: Surviving secondary trauma as coaches. Competitive panel discussion at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, National Forensic Association.
Siamak Mirfendereski (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • S. Mirfendereski, and J. S. Park, (2019) "Non-intuitive behavior in concentrated suspension of ideally polarizable particles in an electric field. "American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics", Seattle, WA., USA.
  • S. Mirfendereski, and J. S. Park, (2019) “Dynamics and rheology of concentrated suspensions of polarizable particles in an electric field.” 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology. Rayleigh, NC., USA.
  • S. Mirfendereski, F. Aghabaglou, A. Tamayol, J. S. Park (2019) “Predicting the distribution of drugs delivered using needleless liquid Jet Injectors.” IMECE2019-13103, Salt Lake City, UT., USA.
  • S. Mirfendereski, J. S. Park, (2019), “A particle-level computational investigation of electrophoretic deposition for fabrication of battery electrodes.” AJKFLUIDS2019-5551, San-Francisco, CA. USA

Toni Morgan (Communication Studies)

  • Morgan, T. M. (2019). “You’re still going to be my son”: A turning points analysis of parent-child religious difference. Paper presented at the National Communication Association 105th Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Morgan, T.M. (2019). Making our research matter: Scholarly commitment to a translational research orientation in family communication. Paper presented at the National Communication Association 105th Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Azadeh Mostafavi (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Azadeh Mostafavi, Tuerdimaimaiti Abudula, Carina Russell, Ebrahim Mostafavi, Tyrell Williams, Thomas Webster, Adnan Memic, Ali Tamayol. In situ printing of nanoengineered osteogenic hybrid materials for treatment of bone defects. TERMIS Americas, December 2-5, 2019 in Orlando.
  • C.S. Russell*, A. Mostafavi*, J.P. Quint, A. Panayi, K. Udeh, T.J. Williams, J.G. Daubendiek, V.H. Sánchez, Z. Bonick, M. Trujillo-Miranda, S.R. Shin, O. Pourquie, S. Salehi, I. Sinha, A. Tamayol, “Handheld Bioprinting In Situ Gelma Scaffolds for Treating Volumetric Muscle Loss”, TERMIS Americas, 2019
  • Jacob Quint, Azadeh Mostafavi, Adriana Panaya, Carina Russell, Kodi Udeh, Indranil Sinha, Ali Tamayol, In Situ Printed Scaffolds Controlled-Releasing Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Facilitate Functional Recovery Post Volumetric Muscle Loss Injury. TERMIS Americas, Orlando, FL. 2019
  • Azadeh Mostafavi, Tuerdimaimaiti Abudula, Carina Russell, Ebrahim Mostafavi, Tyrell Williams, Thomas Webster, Adnan Memic, Ali Tamayol. In situ printing of nanoengineered osteogenic hybrid materials for treatment of bone defects. BMES National Conference, 2019
  • Carina Russell*, Azadeh Mostafavi*, Jacob Quint, Adriana Panayi, Kodi Baldino, Tyrell Williams, Jocelyn Daubendiek, Victor Hugo Sanchez, Zack Bonick, Mairon Trujillo-Miranda, Su Ryon Shin, Olivier Pourquie, Sahar Salehi, Indranil Sinha, Ali Tamayol. “Handheld Bioprinting In Situ Gelma Hydrogel Scaffolds for The Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss”, BMES National Conference, 2019
  • J.P. Quint, A. Mostafavi, A.C. Panayi, C.S. Russell, K. Udeh, I. Sinha, A. Tamayol, “In Situ Printed Scaffolds Controlled-Releasing Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Facilitate Functional Recovery Post Volumetric Muscle Loss Injury”, BMES National Conference, 2019
  • Jacob Quint, Azadeh Mostafavi, Carina Russell, Jocelyn Daubendiek, Tyrell Williams, Kodi Udeh, Adreana Panayi, Indranil Sinha, Adnan Memic, and Ali Tamayol, In situ skeletal muscle and bone tissue handheld printers. Military Health Research Symposium, Kissimmee, FL. 2019.
  • Material-Structure-Property Optimization and In-process Monitoring of 3D Printed Bone Tissue. Prahalad Rao, Samuel Gerdes, Azadeh Mostafavi, Srikanthan Ramesh, Ali Tamayol, Iris Rivero. Conference paper, Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 2019.

Anne Nagel (English)

  • Presented on a series of "bedroom scenes" (sleep, dreams, and sleep-watching) that appear in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son. I explored their significance in terms of the greater societal issues that were tied to how the Victorians thought about sleep and dreams-- namely, in terms of affect (emotion) theory. She was chosen to represent UNL in the Big Ten Emerging Scholars speaking series.

Melissa Zephier Olson (Child, Youth, and Family Studies)

  • Zephier Olson, M.D., Hollist, C.S., & Tippens, J. (2018, November). “A qualitative study exploring attachment for Native American adults who attended boarding schools,” Refereed workshop presented at the International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gabriela Palomo-Munoz (Natural Resources)

  • Presented a poster titled Debunking the Modern Wildlife Myths and their Risk to Wildlife Conservation at the 80th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in January 2020 in Springfield IL

Mohammed Riaz Ur Rehman (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • "Targeted Delivery of Peptide Conjuugated nanoparticles to moncytes in a three-dimensional co-culture model of atherosclerosis" presented at the UNL Graduate Symposium. Won Best Poster Award and People's Choice Award for poster presentation in graduate student symposium by COE, February 2020

Jordan Reinders (Entomology)

  • Reinders, J. D., W. J. Moar, P. A. Price, S. P. Evans, G. P. Head, and L. J. Meinke. April 2020. Effects of lifetime dietary exposure to SmartStax PRO® in the F0 generation on life history traits of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) F1 progeny. Virtual Presentation for Joint North Central Branch and Southwestern Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

  • Reinders, J. D., W. J. Moar, P. A. Price, S. P. Evans, G. P. Head, and L. J. Meinke. 18 November 2019. Effects of larval or adult SmartStax PRO® dietary exposure on western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) life history traits. Entomological Society of America National Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Wheaton Schroeder (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • W. L. Schroeder, S. D. Harris, and Rajib Saha. “Computation-driven mechanistic understanding of the cellular cost and role of defensive pigment production in a polyextremotolerant fungus”. Poster Presentation. Engineering Graduate Student Symposium, Lincoln, NE, USA. Feb. 21, 2020.
  • W. L. Schroeder and R. Saha. “EuGeneCiD: a computational tool for qualitative genetic circuit design for eukaryotic organisms”. Oral Presentation. 2019 AICHE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA. Nov. 13, 2019.
  • W. L. Schroeder and R. Saha. “OptFill: a novel optimization-based tool to automate the gapfilling of genome-scale metabolic models”. Oral Presentation. 2019 AICHE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA. Nov. 13, 2019.
  • W. L. Schroeder and R. Saha. “EuGeneCiD: a computational tool for qualitative genetic circuit design for eukaryotic organisms”. Poster Presentation. Central US Synthetic Biology Workshop 2019, Madison, WI, USA. Sep. 12, 2019.
  • W. L. Schroeder and R. Saha. “EuGeneCiD: a computational tool for qualitative genetic circuit design for eukaryotic organisms”. Poster Presentation. Plant Synthetic Biology 2019, San Jose, CA, USA. Aug. 8, 2019.

Jennifer Williams (Entomology)

  • Williams, J. R., Anderson, T. D. 2019. Sub-lethal effects of diamide insecticide exposure to honey bees. Oral presentation by JRW at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 17-20.

  • Williams, J. R., D. Swale, Anderson, T. D. 2019. Sublethal effects of chlorantraniliprole exposure to a beneficial insect species. Poster presentation by JRW at the American Chemical Society 257th National Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 25-29.

Research Grants and Awards, Fellowships, and Travel Awards

Many students received research awards and travel grants including:

  • Stephanie Ahrens, Winner of the Acoustical Society of America Architectural Acoustics Newman Medal for Research
  • Ryan Bickhaus, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
  • Ryan Bockman, College of Engineering Graduate Research Professional Development Fellowship
  • Megan Caldwell, award from the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association
  • Timothy Dang, Second Place, Student Competition for the President’s Prize, Graduate Student Poster Competition: Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Resistance Management at the Entomological Society of America National Meeting 2019
  • Ethan Davis, 2020 NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship and 2019 APS/DFD Annual Meeting Travel Grant
  • Montserrat Fuente-Camacho, Donald Walters Miller Fellowship
  • Nikita Gambhir, Victor M. Rediger Graduate Travel Award, Goss Memorial Scholarship, John F. Schafer and Stuart D. Lyda Joint Student Travel Award, Plant Health 2019, Milton E. Mohr Fellowship (Biotechnology), Graduate Student Travel Award, UNL; I.E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium Award, Plant Health, 2020; CROPS-PSI Travel Award, UNL, 2020
  • Sajjan Grover, Warren and Edith Day Graduate Student Travel Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture: Nebraska Chapter (2020), Graduate Student Research Mini-grant award (Dept. of Entomology, UNL, 2019, $750 for operational support of research), President’s Prize (2nd place in Infographics, ESA 2019), Larrick/Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Grant, Myron H. Swenk Travel Grant, Bruner Club, Widaman Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Fred Clute Memorial Fellowship, Dean’s Fellowship
  • Kris Guthrie, Nebraska Geological Society's Yatkola-Edwards Grant
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, Jacob Greenwood, and Mohsen Hozan won awards from the Barkley Trust
  • Natalie Holste, American Society for Virology Student Travel Award and SBS Special Funds: Myrle. M. Burk Botany Memorial Fund for $1,330
  • Mohammed Mazharul Islam, College of Engineering Research Professional Development Fellowship
  • Ricardo Osmar Jacome, Dwight Eisenhower Fellowship
  • Ellis Johnson, American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals Education Award and Society of Vector Ecology Travel Award
  • Annie Krueger, UNL Strategic Funding Grant to support “Nebraska Pollinator Summit”, Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Professional Development Fellowship, Johnson and Beck Graduate Student Fellowship for Nature Conservation, UNL Othmer Fellowship for Outstanding Graduate Applicant, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Student Travel Award, American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals Education Award, 1st place Toxicology Poster: Entomological Society of America, and 2nd place 3-minute Oral Presentation: Entomological Society of America
  • Shaina Kumar, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Diane Lally, Natural Resource Science Doctoral Graduate Student Conference Travel Award
  • Haibo Li, PCIM 2020 Student Travel Grant
  • Erika Luckert, 2nd Place, Wilbur Gaffney/Academy of American Poets Award for Poetry, Semifinalist, Brittingham & Pollack Poetry Prizes, University of Wisconsin Press, Semifinalist, Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, Semifinalist, Pleiades Press’ Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize and “Manuscript of Extraordinary Merit,” Tupelo Press Open Reading Period
  • Mallory Marsh, 2020 Karen Dunning Scholarly Activity Award, UNL Women’s and Gender Studies, 2020 Diana Carlin Research Fellowship Award, UNL Department of Communication Studies and Western States Communication Association's Rhetoric, Culture, and Advocacy Interest Group's Top Student Paper in 2020
  • Zoe McDonald, English Department Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Siamak Mirfendereski, awarded $2500 Hemsworth Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Debora Montezano, John Henry Comstock Award from the Entomological Society of America
  • Gabriela Palomo-Munoz, finalist for the 2020 Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award given at the 80th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in January 2020
  • Jordan Reinders, Milton E. Mohr Fellowship, Myron H. Swenk Memorial Fund Travel Grant,and First Place, Student Competition for the President’s Prize, Graduate Student Oral Competition: Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Resistance Management at the Entomological Society of America National Meeting 2019
  • Aryan Singh, MME Graduate Student Travel Grant, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, received the people’s choice award in the 3-in-5 pitch competition (Engineering Graduate Student Symposium)
  • Jennifer Williams, UNL Department of Entomology Mini Grant and American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals Education Award

Other Research Accomplishments

Jacob Greenwood is the co-inventor of pTACS portable pneumotactile stimulator for critical care neurotherapeutics and neuroscience. Submitted IP invention disclosure and patent application.

Briana Hitt Completed a package for the R statistical software - binGroup2: Identification and estimation for group testing (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/binGroup2/index.html) and completed a Shiny app to make important components of binGroup2 accessible to those without experience with R - https://bilder.shinyapps.io/PooledTesting (more information about it is available in the Nebraska Today)

Haibo Li was awarded two patents.

  • H. Li and P. Pramod, “Machine current limiting for permanent magnet synchronous machines,” U.S. Patent US10526008B1, Awarded on Jan. 7, 2020
  • H. Li and P. Pramod, “Power management in permanent magnet synchronous motor drives,” U.S. Patent US10454395B2, Awarded on Oct. 22, 2019

Melissa Zephier Olson and Cory Hollist were awarded $3500 by American Philosophical Society (APS) to study attachment for Native American Adult who have Attended Indian Boarding Schools

While students were not able to present at the Spring Research Days this year, several posted their work to the UNL Digital Commons and compiled posters are available in this folder.

We are so proud of all the great work our graduate students continue to do to further their fields.