Congratulations to the CHBE Research Day 3 Minute Thesis Winners!

(left to right: Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, Karl Zimmerman, Anoosha Pai, Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, Wendy McHardy)


First Place went to Anoosha Pai from Biomedical Engineering, while CHBE student Karl Zimmerman took home both Runner Up and the People’s Choice award.

The competition was judged by CHBE’s Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, guest speaker Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, and APSC’s Wendy McHardy.

All competitors:

Competitor Thesis Title
Francesco D’Acierno Strong, Green, and Nano: Making Thermally-Stable Cellulose Nanocrystals
Fuhar Dixit Preparing for the future of water
Ehsan Banayan Esfahani Photo-degradation of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) by Vacuum Ultraviolet in Water
Anoosha Pai A Study on Postural Effects on the Thoracic Spine and Muscle Morphology using Open and Upright MRI
Philip Wijaya The Power of Wood and Water: Proton Invasion to Biomass for Sustainable Energy
Karl Zimmermann Biological Ion Exchange for long-term water treatment in small and remote communities


A huge thank you to everyone who made this event possible!