Manufacturing

Acorn Biochar: By-product Removal from Pyrolysis Gas
Enable self-sustaining biochar production by reclamation of process by-products.
Acorn Throughput: Providing Automation and Input Feed Control for CHIP
Automation of feedstock delivery for creation of biochar, a product of biomass pyrolysis, thermal decomposition in the absence of oxygen.
AI Chess Board
Our senior design project is implementing an AI chess board. It uses Python and the popular chess engine Stockfish on a Raspberry Pi to show the user with LEDs where …
CamPak
We are tasked by Rochester Rehab to create a device that increases the efficiency of packaging an underwater camera into a foil bag, primarily by reducing friction on the camera. …
Chirped Pulse Amplification Display
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is in need of a portable and educational display that showcases the mission and capabilities of the facility. The …
Drive By Wire
The project goal was to create methods to control the brakes, steering angle, and accelerator position of a Baja SAE off-road vehicle in a manner that allows the remote driving …
Hemp Composite Research & Design
Optimize creation of composites combining under-utilized hemp fabrics with epoxy.
Inkjet Printability Charact. of Polymeric and Glassy Small-Molecule OLED Hosts
Analysis of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) chemical solutions' inkjet printability through range of solution concentrations.
Medieval Chess Set
The Rossell Hope Robbins Library is underutilized by many students on campus due to the lack of awareness of the library and its resources. To promote awareness for the library, …
Meramec Suction-Elevator
For spinal surgeons who face difficulty visualizing the nerve root during spinal decompressions, the Meramec suction/elevator is a surgical instrument that combines multiple instrument functions to free surgeons' hands and …
Minimizing Nickel Contamination of Cleaning Tanks at Orafol.
Minimize nickel contamination of cleaning tanks in Orafol Precision Technology's electroforming process.
Natural Gas Mixer Redesign
A renewed focus on environmental concerns means that fuel efficiency and emissions of engines are of significant importance. A current design for a mixing nozzle exists, but the fuel residence …
NFL Helmet Challenge
Helmets in the NFL are not effective enough to safeguard the health of the players. Players sustain concussions which can not only bench them, but leave life-long brain damage from …
Photochemical Test Chamber
Creation of atmospherically-controlled chamber for UV degradation testing of novel OLED materials for Molecular Glasses, Inc.
PortVision: Minimally Invasive Surgical Port to Reduce Muscle Creep
Our project focuses on solving the need to decrease the amount of muscle obstruction during minimally invasive lumbar surgeries in order to increase the surgeon’s visualization of the surgical field. …
Pure LUV
Identify inexpensive process for in-house purification of motion picture film dye for Kodak.
Rapid & Precise Temperature Control for Polymer Chemical Vapor Deposition
Controlled, rapid-cooling chamber for initiated chemical vapor deposition of thin film polymers.
Sauce Delivery Optimization
Characterize LiDestri Food and Drink portfolio of spaghetti sauces to optimize manufacturing process.
Temporary Sternal Spacer
Various post-operative complications may lead cardiac surgeons to opt for delayed sternal closure following open heart surgeries. Patients’ sterna are left open and they are cared for in the intensive …
The Human Powered Vehicle Challenge
The Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) is a competition that is part of the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineer's (ASME) E-fest. This competition requires that teams from various universities …