Undergraduate Research Celebration

Two of the group’s undergraduate students, Moises Angulo and Delaram Dastan, presented their research results at the GMU Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) Celebration of Student Scholarship and Impact on August 9. Delaram received one of the top three “Favorite Poster Awards” out of roughly 50 participants. Congrats to Delaram on the award and well done to both Delaram and Moises for your hard work!

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Delaram Dastan wins OSCAR URSP award

Delaram Dastan, a senior in Biology at GMU who has been working in the group since last fall, was awarded an Intensive Award from the GMU Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) for the summer. Congrats to Delaram!

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New Wetsuit Paper Makes the MIT Homepage!

Jeff and collaborators at MIT recently published a paper on creating "synthetic blubber" to use in wetsuits for low-temperature diving.  Click here to for a press release, featured on the MIT homepage, on this work. 

On a recent vacation in Greece, Jeff did some product testing and wore a wetsuit rafting down the Voidomatis River, the coldest river in Europe (approximately 41 degrees Fahrenheit).

A PDF of the paper can be found here or on the publications page.

Prof. Moran, hard at work studying the heat transfer properties of wetsuits in near-freezing water.

Prof. Moran, hard at work studying the heat transfer properties of wetsuits in near-freezing water.

New Undergraduate Researchers

Mason undergraduate students Moises Angulo and Mubeen Farukh were awarded funding from the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) at GMU to perform research in the nTEL group over the summer.  Moises will be working on creating ultra-insulating foam materials, and Mubeen will be researching the effects of active particles on heat transfer in fluids.  Congrats and welcome!