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Summer Research & Internship Opportunities

Past Paid Summer Research Positions & Internships

2018

 

Place/Funding Topic
REU - U of South Florida Oncology
Mol-Son LLC, Mattawan, MI Worked with 3D modeling, stress analysis, and simulation tests on computer using Creo Parametric and other computer sofware programs.
REU - Columbia University (Nevis Laboratory) Particle-physics research using data from ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
Seitz Foundation, China Non-linear optics
Miller Eads Co. Worked on automating industrial processes

2017

 

Place/Funding 

Topic
Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory/Duke University NSF-REU Nuclear physics research
Seitz Foundation, Spain Mathematical Representations of Resonances
Seitz Foundation, China Eclipse and Binary Stars
Butler Summer Institute RR Lyrae Variable Stars in the Globular Star Cluster M14
Butler Summer Institute Wireless Energy Transfer

2016

 
Place/Funding Topic
National Science Foundation/ Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile The Role of Stellar Variability in Intermediate Age Cluster NGC1846
Miami University of Ohio - NSF REU Transgenic Mouse Models for Pancreatic Cancer (classified as biophysical chemistry)
Butler Summer Institute Multi-color Photometric Study of the Eclipsing Binary Star V1062 Her
Butler Summer Institute Nonlinear Wave Propagation Along the Earth's Surface from a Source Array with Varying Source Amplitudes
Butler Summer Institute Understanding the Nature of RR Lyrae Stars in the Blobular Cluster NGC 6584
Butler Summer Institute Producing quantum coherence between quantum dots at room temperatures

2015

 
Place/Funding Topic
Seitz Foundation, China The First Multi-color Photometric Study of the Short-Period Contact Eclipsing Binary DE Lyn
Seitz Foundation, Japan Creation of entangled electron pairs along separate leads in the Anderson model
Butler Summer Institute Investigating Atomic Transitions in Noble Gasses by Laser Optogalvanic Spectrosopy
Butler Summer Institute Making chiroptical ionic liquids, analysis of electron behavior in a velocity select
Butler Summer Institute Optogalvanic Effects
Butler University

Reducing recombination losses in solar cells through quantum coherence in quantum-dot arrays

2014

 
Place/Funding Topic
Butler Summer Institute Nonlinear Surface Wave Propagation and Attenuation from an Array of Cylindrical Cavity Sources
Seitz Foundation, Japan Manipulation of Disorder Induced States within a Finite One-Dimensional Model
Seitz Foundation, Japan

Time-evolution of an open quantum system in terms of complex eigenvalue problem of the Hamiltonian

2013

 
Place/Funding  Topic
Butler Summer Institute Quantum Dot Photovoltaic: Utilizing Anderson Localization and Quantum Coherence to Localize Photons 
Butler Summer Institute Searching for Variable Stars in Globular Star Clusters
Butler Summer Institute Properties of Variable Stars in Globular Cluster
USRP Quantum Searches of Fitness Landscapes

2012

 
Place/Funding Topic
Butler Summer Institute Laser Optogalvanic Investigations of Neon Transitions
Butler Summer Institute Using Quantam Dots to increase the efficiency  of solar cells
Butler University Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster M107
NSF - Brigham Young University, UT (Host) Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster M107
NSF - Willamette University, OR (Host) The Color-Magnitude diagram of the Globular Cluster M14

2011

 
Place/Funding Topic
University of Notre Dame NSF REU Double Chooz and Neutrino Detection
Butler Summer Institute Variable Stars in Globular Cluster NGC6584
Butler University Searching for Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC4833
Butler University Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Wave Propagation with Application to Geophysical   Prospecting
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics NSF SAO Observations of Exoplanets TrES-1b, TrES-3b, GJ-1214b, XO-2b using IRTF MORIS 

2010

 
Place/Funding Topic
Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah Mechanical design and analysis
National Science Foundation REU Dynamical Systems, Symbolic Dynamics and Instrumentation
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for SARA (ETSU) Modeling the Variation of X-rays from Wolf-Rayet Stars
U of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy NSF REU Understanding Circumstellar Regions Through Optical Pumping Polarization
U of Idaho NSF REU Measuring Regolith Depth on the Lunar Surface
Midwest ISO - Internship Architecture Design Decisions: An Economic Approach
Butler Summer Institute Searching for Dwarf Novae in Globular Clusters
Butler University Variable Stars in Globular Cluster
Butler Summer Institute The Depletion of Red Giants via a Top-Heavy Mass Function in the Galactic Center

Butler Summer Institute

Optogalvic Effect

Butler University Quantum Diffusion-Limited Aggregation

2009

 
Place/Funding Topic
Indiana University NSF REU Modeling of heat diffusion for the Photothermal heterodyne imaging of virus-like particles
UCLA NSF REU Obtaining an unbiased measurement of the position of SgrA*-IR
Indiana University NSF REU Finding bound eigenstates of bent quantum wires by the method of particular solutions
Butler Summer Institute Modeling the Inverse Hexagonal Phase of Lipid Molecules
Butler Summer Institute Study of Intensity Pattern of Fresnel Diffraction through a Circular Aperture
Butler University Optical Imaging
Butler University Modeling the time-dependence of accretion of mass by a super massive black hole from stellar evolution
Butler Summer Institute The Effect of Collisions and Tidal Disruptions on Giant Stars in the Galactic Center
Butler Summer Institute Photometric and Rotational Properties of Asteroids

2008

 
Place/Funding Topic
University of Science and Technology of China Electron Spectroscopy and assembly of an Electron Position Sensing Device test chamber.
Butler Summer Institute Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Rubidium Vapor Cell.
Butler Summer Institute Numerical calculation of nonlinear seismic wave propagation over a flat surface layer of the earth due to a cylindrical source near the earth's surface.
Butler University—Butler University Research Endowment Optogalvanic Effect at Low Discharge Currents
Butler Summer Institute Growth and Evolution of the Super massive Black Hole in the Milky Way Galactic Nucleus.
Butler Summer Institute Fractal Construction by Simulation of Quantum Random Motion.

2007

 
Place/Funding Topic
Butler Summer Institute Optogalvanic Effects in Carbon-Monoxide and Neon.

2006

   
Place/Funding Topic  
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Calibrating CCD images of the Milky Way in prep for star counts.
Butler University Rotation of Asteroids Research
Butler Summer Institute
Globular Star Cluster Research
Globular Star Cluster Research: determining the formation rates and distribution of blue straggler stars in globular star clusters, using the Fokker-Planck (computational) method.
Butler Summer Institute
Geophysics Research
Geophysics Research: modeling of non-linear seismic wave propagation.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
General Atomics, San Diego, California National Undergraduate Fellowship
Testing new uncertainty matrix for the DIII-D Tokamak.
Butler University Optogalvanic research
Butler University Monte Carlo Models of Globular Star Clusters

2005

 
Place/Funding Topic
Science, Technology, and Society in Asia, Faculty-Student Research Grant from Freeman Foundation Nanotechnology
University AIX
Marseille, France
CMRNC Laboratory Research
Prepared samples of nanoparticles through chemistry and physics techniques
(Conclusion that I had created and was working with Fe2O3 iron oxide, and CoO2, cobalt oxide)
Indiana University, Bloomington
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Cataclysmic variables in Globular Star Clusters
Raytheon
Indianapolis, IN
Helicopter Altimeter/Wireless Intercom System
Ultra Wide Band Radio
Science, Technology, and Society in Asia, Faculty-Student Research Grant from Freeman Foundation Nanotechnology
Cummins, Inc.
Columbus, Indiana
Midrange engineering, current product support, performance and fuel systems
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Dynamical Evolution of Core Collapsed Globular Clusters
Bucknell University
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Biophysics
Guidant
St. Paul, Minnesota
Reliability Engineer Intern. Developed and implemented a damage descriptor for vibration and force loading. Initiated a cross functional software process for quantifying the damage inflicted on various Guidant devices.
Diversified Systems
Indianapolis, IN
To develop a system to determine the most efficient/effective process by evaluating the attributes of an assembly
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Optogalvanic Effect
Diversified Systems
Indianapolis, IN
Examining the manufacturing process to assist in standardizing the system. Examining the labor quoting process and organizing it.

2004

 
Place/Funding Topic
CERN Particle Accelerator, Geneva, Switzerland
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Particle Physics
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Rotation of Asteroids
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Rotation of Asteroids
Raytheon
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Cummins, Inc
Columbus, Indiana
Heavy duty engineering, systems integration
Indiana University Cyclotron, Bloomington
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Particle Physics/Detectors
Diversified Systems
Indianapolis, Indiana
Value Stream Mapping
Custom Products Division
Quality Department
Control Plan for all areas in the Printed Circuit Board division
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
NSF Computational Neurophysics Laboratory
J.H. Schild
Design and Development of numerical algorithms for neuronal action potential metrics calculations.
Michigan State University
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Interface Resistances in Sputtered Pd/Pt CPR-MR multilayers
Delphi
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Process Engineer Intern.
Analyzed and tracked fallout on assembly for new product launch of continuously variable cam phaser
Science, Technology, and Society in Asia, Faculty-Student Research Grant from Freeman Foundation Nanotechnology
IMMI, Westfield, Indiana
9/04 - 5/05 Internship
Investigate automobile crash test.

2003

 
Place/Funding Topic
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Dynamical Evolution of Core Collapsed Globular Clusters
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Design and Build of a Fiber Optic Spectrograph
Raytheon
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Butler Summer Institute
Butler University Research Endowment
Intermediate Mass Black Hole Formation
Eaton Corporation
Greenfield, Indiana
Manufacturing Engineering
Lean Manufacturing program (5S, TPM, and Value Stream Mapping)