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Summer 2006 Research Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research Projects

Each REU student is listed below, along with the title of the student's summer project and the name of the faculty research mentor. A link is provided to each student's final report.

Ben Balaban, University of Florida
Hydroxide-catalysis bonding for space-based optical systems (with Prof. Guido Mueller): report.

Don Burnette, University of Florida
Non-Fermi liquid behavior in the U1-xLuxCu5 system (with Prof. Greg Stewart): report.

Luis Colon, University of Puerto Rico
Development of a Simulink arm-locking system (with Prof. Guido Mueller): report.

Nasim Khoshkhou, Wesleyan University
Pseudogap Bose-Fermi Kondo model studied with the numerical renormalization group method (with Prof. Kevin Ingersent): report.

David Kiblinger, Truman State University
Characterizing ultrashort laser pulses: Construction of GRENOUILLE (with Prof. David Reitze): report.

Kevin Little, Taylor University
Magnetic properties of one-, two-, and three-dimensional crystal structures built of manganese (III) cluster-based coordination polymers (with Prof. Mark Meisel): report.

Josymir Lopez, University of Puerto Rico
Using mechanical strain and magnetic field to tune the nanoscale properties of a hole-doped manganite (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): report.

Nina McCrate, Truman State University
Determination of antiferromagnetic coupling constants in the spin-dimer compound β–Sr2Cu(BO3)2 (with Prof. Stephen Hill): report.

Jeremy Pigeon, Bloomsberg University
Creation and detection of arbitrary and simultaneous phase and amplitude modulation of laser light (with Prof. David Reitze): report.

Amy Proctor, University of Florida
Minimization of the surface roughness of gold films for Casimir force measurements (with Prof. Ho-Bun Chan): report.

Lauren Riggs, North Carolina State University
Thioflavin T binding to amyloid fibrils (with Prof. Aneta Petkova): report.

Tyler Scott, Bob Jones University
Osmium doping of UAl2 (with Prof. Greg Stewart): report.

Annie Thebprasith, Mount Holyoke College
Magneto-elecrical transport in a novel material (with Prof. Gary Ihas): report.

David Welch, Rhodes College
Specific heat study on the S=1 one-dimensional antiferromagnet NDMAP at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields (with Prof. Yasu Takano): report.

Rachel West, Mount Holyoke College
Quorum sensing in Vibrio fischeri (with Prof. Stephen Hagen): report.
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