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Membranes for water treatment

Description: In this project, different membranes will be tested to evaluate their rejection towards different solutes. The pore size of membranes will be estimated from the size of solutes. Completion Objectives: Learn the basics of water treatment with membranes Estimation of pore size of membranes Faculty Advisor: Foudazi Required Competencies Completion of required safety training….
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Produce Lithium-Ion Battery Coin Cells

Description: Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are composed of negative electrode (anode), electrolyte, and positive electrode (cathode). The energy storage in LIBs depends on the reversible electrochemical reactions/charge storage in the electrodes associated with electron and ion transport. The lithium ions diffuse between the electrodes through the electrolyte, while the electrons flow through the external circuit. For…
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Computing bond orders for unusual B and C containing compounds

Description: Recently, many new and interesting compounds of boron and carbon have been experimentally synthesized that contain highly unusual bonding. These include analogs of benzene, graphene, alkanes, etc. in which boron and other chemical elements replace the carbon atoms. Also, some unusual carbon compounds (e.g. [C6(CH3)6]+2 and C2) have been synthesized in which C contains…
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Design of Biomass-Derived Activated Carbons for Adsorption of Uranium from Mine Tailings

Description: Northwestern New Mexico is home to hundreds of abandoned uranium mines and home to forests that produce an excess of woody biomass residues that present a wildfire hazard. These residues can be used to produce activated carbons, high surface-area materials that can adsorb contaminants out of air and water. The goal of this project…
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3D Printing of Plastics

Description: In this project, different conditions will be used to 3D print a typical shape. The mechanical properties of the 3D printed samples will be measured to find an optimum condition for 3D printing. Completion Objectives: Learn how to design a shape in NX 3D print different shapes Understand the basics of mechanical properties measurement…
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Immunophenotyping with time-resolved flow cytometry

Description: Flow cytometry is a fluorescence-based approach that evaluates cells based on protein expression, among many other cellular features. This project will involve testing a specialty time-resolved flow cytometer to determine how it can improve routine immunophenotyping protocols. Routine protocols involve taking white blood cells, labeling with fluorescent antibodies, and counting with a flow cytometer….
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Computational Chemistry for Aerospace Liquid Fuels

Description: Hydrazine is a highly reactive liquid base. It is mainly used as a rocket propellant. It is a hypergolic propellant as a single species because it will spontaneously ignite without an additional oxidizer. Other uses for hydrazine include but are not limited to, the production of spandex fibers, agricultural chemicals, nickel-plating, nuclear fuel reprocessing,…
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