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Pairs Trading Algorithm Development for FLXAI

1. Introduction Investment, based on the definition of Robinhood (one famous online brokerage platform), is the attempt to buy assets (stocks, real estate, etc.) with own resources (money or credit) for the sake of future profits [1]. In the stock market, investors typically trade stocks in two different ways to gain future profits: a long […]

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Sentiment Analysis on Twitter Data Regarding Dental Issues associated with Opioid Consumption

DSCC383 Group I Team Youssef Ouenniche, Ian Kaplan, Michael Kingsley, Goutham Swaminathan, Shiva Rahul Edara Advisor: Professor Ajay Anand | Sponsor: Dr. Zidian Xie Analysis & Modeling Background: Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a chronic brain disease characterized by persistent opioid use despite harmful consequences. There are a number of Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) for OUD, […]

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1. Current Year Programs CHE

Characterization of Vapor Phase Concentrations for iCVD

This project aims to build and design a continuous concentration measurement system for a low-volatile monomer in the vapor phase.

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1. Current Year Programs BME

Photodynamic Therapy Calibration Device for The Treatment of Abscesses

Team Members Advisor Michael Giacomelli Problem Statement This project is aimed at designing a device that allows for accurate and repeatable calibration of an optical probe that will be used in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for the treatment of abscesses in a hospice setting. The intended device needs to be sterile, block out room light, and […]

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Surgical Loupe Improvement

A device that allows surgeons to adjust the declination angle of their loupes to improve posture during long operations.

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1. Current Year Programs CHE

Tickler impellers to mitigate solids heeled in drained slurry tanks

Ticklers prevent heel formation from occurring and allow for most, if not all, material to drain through the tank. The goal of this project is to design a system to test different tickler impeller configurations to optimize slurry draining performance.

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Continuous Reactor Resign to Prepare Arylamines from Nitro Arenes

The purpose of this project was to identify and optimize factors for a continuous reactor that can be used to prepare aryl amines from nitro arenes using an acid/proton donor system and a heterogeneous palladium catalyst.

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Gold Etchant Characterization

This project explores the effects of an iodine based etchant on the etch rates of both electroplated and sputtered gold coated silicon wafers.

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Developing a Method to Inhibit Refermentation in Sweetened Beer

Team Stonefish researched novel treatments for inhibiting post-canning refermentation in sweetened beer, which can cause profit loss and recalls.

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1. Current Year Programs CHE

Adsorption of PFAS in Landfill Leachate Using Biochar

Investigating the use of biochar made from woody yard waste stored in the Waste Management landfill in Fairport, NY as a PFAS removal treatment for the landfill leachate

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1. Current Year Programs CHE

Ethanol Reuse for Cannabinoid Extraction

In order to decrease costs of NoWave’s cannabis extraction process, methods were investigated to increase yield and allow for more reuse of the ethanol

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Treatment of PFAS via Foam Fractination in Landfill Leachate

This project explores the most effective foam fractionation system for PFAS removal from landfill leachate.

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Thesis

Using Raman Analysis to Identify Microplastics in Environmental Samples

Kaleigh Rook Mentors Dr. Andrew Berger and Dr. Samantha Romanick “Everything you make returns to the Earth as either food or poison.” Abstract Microplastics have permeated every corner of our environment and it is imperative that a way to remove them be found as their adverse long-term impacts on human health are relatively unknown.  Typically […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Thesis

Nonlinear Propagation of Volumetrically Full Poincaré Beams

Tatsunosuke Hanano Mentor Professor Robert Boyd Abstract Light with structured polarization is called polarization structured beams, and they have gotten attention because of their ability to process more information per photon than ordinary light [1]. Moreover, recent research showed that polarization structured beams resist the self-focusing effect through nonlinear propagation more than ordinary light [2]. […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Thesis

Pupil mask mask system for a MEMS DM segmented mirror model

Antony Georgiadis Mentors Professor James Fienup and Joseph Tang Abstract Wavefront sensing via phase retrieval algorithms are critical to enabling the use of large aperture systems on the ground and in space as they allow users to get nanometer measurements of alignment errors without the need of another instrument like an interferometer. During the development […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

ASML Computational Imaging to Compensate Optical Aberrations

The purpose of this project is to create a computational algorithm capable of taking an aberrated image and correct it to a sharp high contrast image. We used optical design software (CODE V and Zemax) to simulate images with different spatial frequencies and aberrations to base our algorithm on. Background We are working with incoherent […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

CubeSat

Team Customer Dr. Daniel Brooks – Optimax Systems Inc. Mentor Dr. Aaron Bauer – Institute of Optics Abstract The goal of this design project was to demonstrate the capabilities of freeform optics in a telescope design suitable for a cube satellite. The desired product is a freeform telescope objective imaging into a spectrometer. The system […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

META360 – Hybrid Refractive-Metalens Design

The META360 project seeks to enhance the current Circle Optics 360º field-of-view stitch-free camera system using novel meta-optics technology. Using Synopsys’ new MetaOptic Designer software, we explore the use of meta-optics in a hybrid lens design.

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

SPLAY

Optical Design of a Compact Projector Lens for a Portable Display Project Vision The desired product is a portable display consisting of a collapsible screen and a compact projector with a very short focal length. The project goal is to reduce the focal length of the current projector design by half while maintaining all other […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

iTEST

Team Mentor Brandon Zimmerman Abstract The Clear Eye Exam allows for users to take an eye exam from their home and obtain an eye prescription. This lets people have an eye doctor’s appointment without the hassle of traveling and booking an appointment. Our team worked on adding to what this package can offer by setting […]

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1. Current Year Programs OPT OPE Archive Optical Optical Archive Optics Optics Senior Design Vision

Myopia Control with Optical Design

This senior design-driven project creates accurate Zemax ray-tracing models of the human eye to evaluate diffractive-refractive hybrid contact lenses for correcting wavefront error and chromatic aberration. The eventual goal is to apply the technology to school-aged children to prevent the progression of myopia development.

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

ASML Broadband Single-mode Fiber Coupler

DCORE4 Team Mentors Govind P. Agrawal, Julie Bentley, Jacob Roccabruno Abstract The optical senior design class at the University of Rochester strives to tackle engineering problems through engineering processes and design. The ASML fiber team was tasked with designing a broadband fiber coupler. The Broad Wavelength Range Single Mode Fiber Coupling Optic project aims to […]

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1. Current Year Programs Optics Optics Senior Design

AGR – A Hyperspectral System with Spatial Resolution

Team Mentor Professor Greg Schmidt Abstract Advanced Growing Resources (AGR), is pioneering targeting systems that send mass pesticide blanketing towards obsolescence. The targeting system that was designed during this project is meant to quickly and precisely determine crop health by analyzing the reflected spectrum from plants at spatial and spectral resolutions far superior than what […]

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1. Current Year Programs OPT OPE Archive Optical Optical Archive Optics Optics Senior Design STEM Awareness / Education STEM Awareness / Education Archive

Nighthawk Solutions DIY Telescope Kit for Kids; Inspiration for Science and Technology

Mission Statement The goal of our project is to create a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) telescope that provides an engaging and educational experience for kids. The telescope will come fully disassembled, empowering kids by giving them the opportunity to put it together and align it themselves. The telescope has been design with a strong emphasis on modularity […]

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1. Current Year Programs BME

Improved Innate Light Avoidance Shuttle Box

The Light Avoidance Team developed a device that delivers customizable light stimuli to mice and analyzes their resulting behavior for use in vision research.

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Tissue Surrogate

Team Customer The Goal Customer Scenario Key Design Decisions System Design  Prototype Electrical Schematics Customer Feedbacks and Steps Moving Forward LSI Device Feedback: Ways LSI can further develop the product: Budget       Acknowledgments Supervisor – Amy Lerner, Ph.D. Instructor – Scott Seidman, Ph.D. Supervising TA – Terra Spurgeon The team

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Upper Extremity Instrument for Testing Shoulder Mobility

Upper Extremity Instrument for Testing Shoulder Mobility Team Members Problem Statement There currently exists a clinical need for a system that evaluates upper extremity mobility and function in pre and post-operative shoulder patients. There is no advertised apparatus capable of performing multiple upper extremity tests alongside a motion capture system. Shoulder Team Six has undertaken […]

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1. Current Year Programs BME

​​A System for the Analysis of Workload Stress in the Pediatric ICU

Team WorkStress Customer Adam Christopher Dziorny, M.D., Ph.D., Physician Scientist, University of Rochester Medical Center Project Advisor Edmund C. Lalor, Ph.D. , Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Project Management Liaison Stella Nantale , CMTI, University of Rochester Project Background In an age of increasing demand for healthcare, providing assistance to those who need […]

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1. Current Year Programs CMTI

PEHR Medical – Neomesh

Pediatric Surgical Group Pediatric Expansive Hernia Repair – A CDH Treatment Abdullah Abuomar, Marianna Aviles Jubis, John Moyer, & Terra Spurgeon Table of Contents Biodesign Need Statement Disease State Fundamentals – CDH Current Problem Our Product Testing and Justifications Limitations and Future Considerations Acknowledgements References Biodesign Need Statement A way to repair a severe congenital […]

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1. Current Year Programs CMTI

SKOLIO MOUNT

Our Team Background Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature and rotation of the spine. There is a 2-3% prevalence worldwide. In Ghana, 138000 to 207000 adolescents may be affected by using this statistic. Problem In Ghana 138000 to 207000 adolescents may be affected. More severe cases seen in low resource settings due to: (1) lack of health care, (2) lack of awareness/education, […]