Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2009
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Engineering a Strong Presence at UNL Research Fair

Research Fair
In these photos, UNL Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Barbara Couture heard from electrical engineering doctoral student Wei Xiong about carbon nanotube bridge structures. And mechanical engineering senior Cameron Schmid talked with ME professor Brian Robertson about the properties of Boron Carbide Diode.

Think of the brainpower concentrated along the aisles of engineering student projects at UNL's 2009 Research Fair, with poster sessions filling the City Campus Union ballrooms on two days.

On the graduate day, master's student Scott Siebler displayed a free-standing infant surgical table with robotic controls; nearby, doctoral student Xiaoli Zhang presented a portable, tool-positioning robot for telesurgery. Both were advised by mechanical engineering assistant professor Carl Nelson, and benefited from collaboration with physicians at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

On the undergraduate day, biological systems engineering senior Heidi Gengenbach explained her work on non-viral cell gene delivery, adjacent to agricultural engineering senior Ryan Hulme, who discussed developing an automatic, portable electrochemical ion analyzer.