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Senior Projects from 2014

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A Process Development Study on Reducing the Anisotropy while Maintaining the Strength of Extruded Aluminum Alloy 2195 through Heat Treatment, Theodore James Arehart

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Revealing Prior Austenite Grain Boundaries of 4340 Steel, Ryan Brierly Barrows

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Characterization of a Thin Film Composite Membrane: Fluorinated Copolymer in a Carbon Nanotube Matrix, Eric P. Bonaventure, Michael A. Brew, and Cynthia R. Shannon

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High Cycle Rotating Bending Fatigue of 6061-T6 Friction Stir Welded Extrusions, John Chang and Travis Miller

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The Effect of Silicon on the Electrochemical Corrosion Resistance of Carbon Steel, Loan Faget and Michael S. Rouse

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Prediction of Tribological Behavior of Candidate Materials for Rotor Seals, John W. Franzino and Will F. Michul

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Material Composition and Toxicology of Cosmetic Products, Hilda Gonzalez

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Mechanical Behavior of Compression Molded Polyethylene Terephthalate, Daniel Cole Greinke, Paul Jackson McEwan, and Dan Tran

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Relationship between Bagging Methods and Pre-Weld Holding Times on Porosity Formation in 2219 Aluminum AC-TIG Welds, Mariah Grace Head and Tyson Daniel Mobley

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Fabrication and Testing of Arabinan Cellulose Nanocomposites, Ross Johnson, Austin Rosso, and Nick Semansky

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The Environmental Impact Assessment of Cal Poly's Manufacturing Laboratory, Yoonho Mark Kim

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The Mechanical Properties of Newly Developed Iron and Nickel-based Hardfacing Alloys for Industrial Applications, Kristi Lucas

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The Effects of Austempering and Cryogenic Processing on the Mechanical Properties of Forged E4340 Steel for Automotive Engine Connecting Rods, Aaron Taylor Ludlow

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Electrochemical Characterization of Precious Metal Braze Alloys Using Potentiodynamic Polarization, Maxwell Glen Martin, Mason Gregory Morgan, and Matthew David Vance

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Manufacture and Mechanical Testing of Thin Film Composites Composed of Poly-lactic Acid and Nanocrystalline Cellulose, Catherine E. Mohan

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Development of Low Temperature, Aqueous Synthesis Method of Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots, Albert Nakao and Colin Yee

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An Intercritical Heat Treatment Study of High Strength, Microalloyed Ferrous Open Die Forgings, Kelly Elizabeth Stewart

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Characterization of Pressure Driven and Electro-Kinetically Driven Flow in a Micro-Fluidic Chip Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Alexis Paige Weckel

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Second Generation Design of an Operator Independent Teflon Coating Adhesion Tester for Coronary Guidewires, Garrett L. Wong

Senior Projects from 2013

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Measuring the Mechanical Properties of a Newly Developed Discontinuous Carbon Fiber and Epoxy Composite, Morgan Adams

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Design and Construction of a Simulated Evaporative Heat Exchanger for Testing the Mitigation Effects of Pipe Coatings on Mineral Scale Deposition, Taylor J. Anderson

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EVALUATION OF CORROSION PROPERTIES OF PROPRIETARY METAL ALLOY STENTS FOR IN-VIVO USE, Michael David Bremner

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Evaluation of High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel Platings to Protect Carbon Steel Heat Exchangers in Seawater Service, Nathan Brink

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A Design Methodology for Buoyant Prescription Sunglasses, Katherine Burzynski

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Design and Implementation of a Micro Force Displacement System, Evan Cate

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The Optimization and Packaging of Materials Safari Science Educational Tool for K-4 Grade Levels, Elizabeth Chandy

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Strength Testing and Material Characterization of Cactus Spines, Mary Cooper, Jeff Goldstein, and Thomas Tarlton

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QL+ Body Temperature Regulating Vest Design Report, Ritesh Desai, Brad Gausewitz, Mira Atiya, and Jaison Machanickal

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ANALYZING THE FLEXURAL PROPERTIES OF SELF-CONSTRUCTED BAMBOO LAMINATES, Brett Dorren

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Development of a Production Line Appropriate Test for Teflon Adhesion on 304 Stainless Steel 0.01-0.03" Diameter Coronary Guide Wires, Danielle Dunham

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Analyzing the Acoustical Properties of Alternative Materials in Guitar Soundboards to Reduce Deforestation, Chris Dunn

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Application of Quantum Dots onto Glass Wafers as a Feasibility Test for the Spectral Down Conversion of UV Light for Solar Cells, Anthony Fong

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Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Incoloy 909 Rolled Rings Subjected to a Modified Forging Cycle, Colin Lee Elliott Glaves

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Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy Under Atmospheric Conditions to Characterize A Tungsten Tip STM System For Use With Hydrogen Desorption, Ross Gregoriev

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Fluorescence Characterization of Quantum Dots for use as Biomarkers, Logan M. Grimes

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LunaLight - Bringing light to the expanding world, Gabriela M. Igel, Daniel J. Patrick, and Kimberley M. Smith

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Comparison of Polyurethane and Polysiloxane Coating Systems in Marine Environments, Jake Jarman and Jessica Salvatin

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Tensile Properties of Adhesive Joints Between Alclad 2024-T3 Aluminum Sheets and Extruded 6061-T6511 Aluminum for Use in Ultralight Personal Aircraft, Kevin Jones

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The Effects of Heat Treatment on the Grain Growth, Phase Evolution, and Hardness of Newly Developed Steel-based Hardfacing Alloys for Industrial Applications, Renee Kuzniar

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH PRECISION QUANTUM DOT SYNTHYSIS METHOD UTILIZING A MICROFLUIDIC REACTOR AND IN-LINE FLUORESCENCE CELL, Harry Lafferty and Jonny Hoadley

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The Relationship of Barcol Hardness and Interlaminar Shear Strength in Glass Reinforced Polyester Composite Laminates, Ann E. Livingston-Peters

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Thermally Insulating Coating for Steel Drill Pipe, Matthew McCaffrey

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Automatic Site Reconstruction with a Mobile Robot and Scanning Laser Proximity Sensor, Erik Nelson, Sean Willis, and Nathan Lucero

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Low Velocity Impact Tower Feasibility, Setup, and Impact Testing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Thermoset and PEEK Thermoplastic Matrix Composites, Brent Plehn

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DESIGN ALLOWABLES RE-EVALUATION OF TEN COMPOSITE MATERIALS; MECHANICAL TESTING AND POROSITY EXAMINATION OF M55J FABRIC COUPONS, Andrew Quayle

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Preparation of a Polylactic Acid with Hydroxyapatite Reinforcement Composite, Odessa N. Quezon

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Effect of Carbon on Primary Alpha Percentage in Ti-6Al-4V as Temperature Approaches the Beta Transus, Kyle Savage

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Simplifying the Testing and Calculation of Fracture Toughness of Thermoplastic and Thermoset Matrix Composite Materials, James Shedden

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Grain Size Control in Post-Forged C263 Seamless Rolled Rings, Christopher Smith

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An investigation of arabinan and cellulose based nano-composite fabrication methods, Marianne Smithfield, Carl Petterson, and Robert Miller

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Evaluation of Forging Strain for Maximum Grain Size in Open-Die Forged 6061 Aluminum, Eric Strehl

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Design of a Children’s Earth Science Exhibit for the Exploration Station in Grover Beach, California with an Emphasis on Fog Collection, Kathryn Thomas

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Residual Stress Measurement of 7050 Aluminum Alloy Open Die Forgings Using the Hole-Drilling Method, Alexandra Viksne

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Interactive Museum Exhibit to Introduce K-6 Grade Students to Circuits and the Electric Conductivity of Various Materials, Thien Vu-Nguyen

Senior Projects from 2012

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Design and Development of an Interactive Materials-Based Learning Kit for K-4 Grade Levels, Thomas Agasid, Santiago Caceres, and James Woodhead

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Bond Strength Characterization of SU-8 to SU-8 for Fabricating Microchannels of an Electrokinetic Microfluidic Pump, Nash Anderson

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The Effects of Concentration, Stir Rate, and Processing Temperature on the Iridescence of Polymethyl Methacrylate Nanoparticles, David Baruela

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Residential Water System Circuit Breaker for Monitoring of Abnormal Use, Griffin Beemiller

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Characterization and Analysis of Low Room Temperature Ductility Nickel-Based Superalloy 718 Plus for Aircraft Engine Forgings, Jonathon Bracci

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The Design and Fabrication of a Silicon Membrane for Electrostatic Actuation, Elizabeth L. Brooks

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Improving Solar Cell Performance Using CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots in a Spectral Conversion System, Buddy Bump

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EFFECTS OF ALTERNATE CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS ON COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CEMENT MIX DESIGNS., Mitchell R. Bush

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Morphology and Roughness of Al2O3 on Ferritic Stainless Steel Foil for Diesel Catalytic Converter Applications, Megan Butala

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THE EFFECT OF FORGING TEMPERATURE ON CARBIDE PRECIPITATION AND DUCTILITY OF HAYNES 230 NICKEL-BASED SUPERALLOY, Thomas Chludzinski

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Analysis of Failed Forging Saddling Mandrels and Process Improvements for Increased Mandrel Lifespan, Brock Costalupes

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Discontinuous Grain Boundaries of Forged René 41, Steven Crump

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LunaLight Project: Solar-Rechargeable LED Lantern and Cell Phone Charger, Sean C. Dawson, Michael E. Deagen, Francisco N. Dye, Brian S. Mircheff, and Ryan O. Ramelb

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Wireless Temperature Monitoring System for the Cal Poly Pilot Winery, Caitlin Devaney

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BIAXIAL & TWIST TESTING OF COMPOSITE CARBON-FIBER SANDWICH PANELS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RACING VEHICLES, Erik Eckberg

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Creating a Solar Cell Array from a Single Silicon Wafer, Samyukta Gade and Roderick Marstell

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Supermileage Chassis Dynamometer, Jose Garcia, Steve Janning, Timothy Lui, and Kyla Purvis

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Fabricating Replacement Glass Prisms for the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, Daniel Garcken

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Microstructural Characterization of Ti-6Al-4V and its Relationship to Sample Geometry, Blake Gaspar

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DETERMINING AN INORGANIC MINERALIZATION PROCESS TO INHIBIT ORGANIC DEGRADATION AND PRESERVE THE DIMENSIONAL STABILITY OF BAMBOO, Eric Hahn

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THE CHARACTERIZATION AND COMPARISON OF BIOCHAR PRODUCED FROM A DECENTRALIZED REACTOR USING FORCED AIR AND NATURAL DRAFT PYROLYSIS, Leah Herbert, Ian Hosek, and Rishi Kripalani

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Corrosion of Stainless Steel 316L and ASTM F75 Cobalt Chromium Alloy during Immersion Testing in Silver Salt Solutions, Meagan Higgins

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EFFECT OF HEATING TEMPERATURE, HEATING TIME AND INITIAL MICROSTRUCTURE ON RECRYSTALLIZATION OF WASPALOY DURING HEATING FOR FORGING, Marissa Hill

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Analyzing the Corrosion Resistance of Ni-Shield 200 Coatings at Different Temperatures When Exposed to Sulphuric Acid, Alex Hussinger

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Effects of Abrasive Particles on the Projected Fatigue Life of Nylon Climbing Rope, Casey Johnson and Charlie Klonowski

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Correlation Between 90o Tensile and 90o Flexural Properties for Thermoplastic Based Carbon-Fiber Composites, Amy Lautenbach

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Effects of Beta Stabilizers on Quench Delay Susceptibility of Ti-6Al-4V, Kyle Logan

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Artificial Alveolar-Capillary Membrane on a Microchip, Keith Male

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Wolfpack Gear Inc. Composite Frame Firefighter Backpack, Gabriel Mountjoy, Blair Ridings, and Carl Drummond Buchenroth

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Synthesis of White Cadmium-Selenium Quantum Dots, Kyle Reilly

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Effects of Annealing/Solution Treating and Aging on Longitudinal and Transverse Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Forgings, Blake Reller

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The Mitigation of Eutrophication Using Microporous Polymer Membranes to Control Algae Growth, Christopher R. Riley

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An Exploratory Investigation into How Cold Working Can Affect the Acoustic Performance of Thin Aluminum Foil in a Ribbon Microphone, Alexander (Alex) Stanley

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Al2O3 Oxide Morphology for Two Fe-Cr-Al Stainless Steel Foils Used in Gasoline Engine Catalytic Converters, Jennifer Suiter

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EVALUATION OF CORROSION PROPERTIES FOR USE OF AZ31B IN BIOABSORBABLE STENTS AND IN VIVO CORROSION RATE PREDICTION USING FEA, Jared Vidales, Austin Schader, Jenna Jerman, and Michael Turovskiy

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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF SERPENTINE-HINGED SILICON MICRO-MIRROR DEVICES, Nicholas Wiswell

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles in Formal and Informal Settings, Mathew Wynn

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Characterization of Positive Macrosegregation at the Subsurface of Direct-Chill Cast 7050 Aluminum Forging Billets, Aaron Youril