IMMERSE 2014 Introduction - Brigham Young University

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IMMERSE 2014
Kick-off Meeting
April 16, 2014
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IMMERSE 2014 STUDENTS
Adam
Alan
Alex (Fanqing)
Ammon
Andrew
Brittany
Carlos
Chad
Danilo
Derek
Erik
Jacob
Jake
Jared
Jay (Jaehun)
Jeffrey
John
Josh
Justin
Katy
Kyle
LeGrand
Luke
Luke
Matthew
Matthew
Nathaniel
Reid
Rex
Roger
Scott
Thomas
Trevor
William
Yazan
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Hastings
Weinert
Lin
Gruwell
Cutler
Irizarry
Vilorio
Josephson
Bustamante
Clement
Hamilton
Johnson
Larsen
Baxter
Lee
Ravert
Vogel
Flygare
Sorensen
Dallon
Davidson
Shumway
Hsiao
Newmeyer
Cannon
Hamblin
Gates
Worthen
King
Chu
Sedgwick
Townsend
Decker
Lange
Halawa
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TECHNICAL SUBGROUPS
IMMERSE
Mazzeo (11) SchultzSchultz (4)
Hawkins (9)
Wirthlin (12)
Coordinator:
Jaffrey Ravert
Coordinator:
Katy Dallon
Coordinator:
LeGrand Shumway
Coordinator:
Ammon Gruwell
Team:
Roger Chu
Trevor Decker
Matthew Hamblin
Erik Hamilton
Jacob Johnson
Jeffrey Ravert
Justin Sorensen
Carlos Vilorio
Alan Weinert
Team:
Jared Baxter
Danilo Bustamante
Derek Clement
Andrew Cutler
Josh Flygare
Nathaniel Gates
William Lange
Jake Larsen
Scott Sedgwick
John Vogel
Team:
Chad Josephson
Rex King
Reid Worthen
Team:
Matthew Cannon
Kyle Davidson
Ammon Gruwell
Yazan Halawa
Adam Hastings
Luke Hsiao
Brittany Irizarry
Jay Lee
Alex Lin
Luke Newmeyer
Thomas Townsend
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BROADER IMPACTS PROJECTS
IMMERSE
Outreach
(13)
Team
Alex Lin
Carlos Vilorio
Danilo Bustamante
Derek Clement
Jake Larsen
Jared Baxter
Jeff Ravert
John Vogel
LeGrand Shumway
Luke Hsiao
Reid Worthen
Roger Chu
Thomas Townsend
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CHIP
CAMP (13)
Team
Jacob Johnson
Adam Hastings
Brittany Irizarry
Chad Josephson
Josh Flygare
Justin Sorensen
Katy Dallon
Kyle Davidson
Matthew Cannon
Matthew Hamblin
Nathaniel Gates
Trevor Decker
Yazan Halawa
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Websites/
Tutorials (9)
Team
Alan Weinert
Ammon Gruwell
Andrew Cutler
Erik Hamilton
Jay Lee
Luke Newmeyer
Rex King
Scott Sedgwick
William Lange
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OUTREACH
Specific Topics
1) Conduct lab interactions with SOAR students. These can include lab
tours, displays, use of microscopes, posters
2) Fix and improve existing wall mounted displays
3) Organize and conduct New Student Orientation
4) DEMOs documentation (Including website)
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CHIP CAMP
CHIP CAMP –
a) Build equipment for experiments
b) Organize and plan
c) Buy supplies
d) Supervise students during camp
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WEBSITES / TUTORIALS
Hawkins Website www.et.byu.edu/faculty/ahawkins
1) Update present and past student bios
2) Update publications and “news” items
IMMERSE Website (http://immerse.byu.edu)
1) Update research projects
2) Update alumni bios
3) Take photos
4) Clarify what IMMERSE is and how to apply – possibly change application deadline
Configurable Computer Laboratory (CCL) Webpage (http://splish.ee.byu.edu/)
1) Update content, refresh look and feel
Schultz Website
1) Update content, refresh look and feel
Mazzeo Website (http://elm.groups.et.byu.net/)
1) Update content, refresh look and feel
2) Update news items/student information
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MEETING STRUCTURE
Weekly IMMERSE Meeting – Entire Group
• Bring Up Common Problems and Concerns
• Student Presentations on Projects
• Led by Faculty Members
Weekly Project Meetings – Sub Groups
• Correlate Weekly Goals and Strategy
• Report Results
• Coordinator Gathers Reports and Tracks Results
• Faculty Member Present
Weekly Broader Impact Meetings – Sub Groups
• Correlate Weekly Goals and Strategy
• Report Results
• Faculty Member Present
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TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
Week of
Topic
Presenter
April 30
How to Give a Presentation;
Hawkins
Student Presentation
May 7
Research Process
Mazzeo
Student Presentation
May 14
Networking
Wirthlin
Student Presentation
May 21
Writing a Paper
Hawkins
Student Presentation
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JARED BAXTER
Research Responsibility:
Impedance spectroscopy for concrete cover assessment on bridge decks
1. Fabrication and validation of probes deployable for studies on bridge decks.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Fix and improve existing wall mounted displays
2) Work with New Student Orientation
Mentors: Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Ready probes for deployment for our currently scheduled
field test in Wendover.
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DANILO BUSTAMANTE
Research Responsibility:
Modeling of battery electrode film microstructure
1. Segmentation of FIB/SEM images.
2. 3D modeling of descriptors related to electrode morphology.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Work to prepare for and execute SOAR outreach this summer.
Mentors: Chien-Wei Chao/Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Start putting together an image analysis framework for
segmentation of images.
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MATTHEW CANNON
Research Responsibility:
Virtex 7 Multi-Giga Bit Transceiver Testing and Radiation Testing
1. Develop, test, and prepare MGT radiation test
2. Conduct radiation testing on MGTs (Possible Tests: Vancouver, Los Alamos, Sweden)
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Chip Camp
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Alex Harding/Aaron Stoddard
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”, learn
about MGTs, install software and HDL code for scrubber
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DEREK CLEMENT
Research Responsibility:
Fabrication of N-line probes for interrogation of battery films
1. Optimization of metal electrodepostion process through current-controlled
electrochemistry.
2. Modification of probe structure for ionic conductivity measurements.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Work with New Student Orientation
2) Work with SOAR
Mentors: Andrew Cutler/Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Optimize parameters for uniform deposition of copper in
current probe geometry.
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ANDREW CUTLER
Research Responsibility:
Fabrication of N-line probes for interrogation of battery films
1. Modification of probe structure for ionic conductivity measurements.
2. Vacuum system for attachment of probes to XYZ stage.
3. Mask design for new probes
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Update Mazzeo website with all current group members.
2) Include new section of website focused on battery diagnostic research.
Mentors: Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Make sure that all process conditions established by
Bryson are documented before he leaves.
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KATY DALLON
Research Responsibility:
Proteins and electric fields
1. Preparation of substrates and experiments to test hypotheses related to electric
fields and proteins.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) CHIP CAMP
Mentors: Ben Tsai/Dr. Nordin/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Assist Ben with initial experiments to get data for
subsequent signal processing of PMT signals.
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KYLE DAVIDSON
Research Responsibility:
CHREC Space Processor (CSP) Logging and Kernel Drivers
1. Create linux device drivers CSP WatchDog and Memory ECC
2. Create custom data logging applications on CSP
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Outreach
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Alex Wilson
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”, begin
linux device driver reading, complete tutorial on linux, CSPbuild process
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JOSH FLYGARE
Research Responsibility:
Simulation of N-line probe geometry for electrical/ionic characterization of battery films
1. Change simulation code to match new mask design for smaller probe geometry
2. Update shape factors for this new probe arrangement.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) CHIP CAMP
Mentors: Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Establish procedure for convergence in COMSOL –
document your procedure so that others following can run similar simulations.
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NATHANIEL GATES
Research Responsibility:
Automation of probe movements and design of new ionic conductivity experiments
1. Perform experiments using redox shuttle for ionic measurements.
2. Update control codes to perform ionic conductivity experiments.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) CHIP CAMP
Mentors: Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Perform preliminary tests using ferrocene compounds to
determine redox shuttle activation.
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AMMON GRUWELL
Research Responsibility:
Virtex 7/ZYNQ Scrubbing and Radiation Testing Support
1. Kintex7 Scrubber Development and Testing
2. FPGA Radiation testing with Scrubber
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Website/Tutorials
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Aaron Stoddard
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”, learn
about Kintex7 scrubber, install software and HDL code for scrubber
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ADAM HASTINGS
Research Responsibility:
A. Effects and applications of short-circuits in FPGA designs
B. Using BYU's Rapidsmith bitstream manipulation tools, alter FPGA designs to include
short-circuits. Applications include power side-channel manipulation and FPGA operation
disruption.
C. Situate in configurable computing lab, complete necessary safety/departmental training,
familiarize with project, complete tutorials/familiarize with necessary software and hardware
tools.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Chip Camp
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Hutchings
Mentor: Bobby Hales
Goals for First 2 Weeks:
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BRITTANY IRIZARRY
Research Responsibility:
BYU Object Avoidance (BOA) Software Device Drivers
1. Create new software drivers for BOAv2
2. Learn how to write Linux device drivers
3. Test and document BOAv2 device drivers
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Chip Camp
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Alex Wilson
Goals for First 2 Weeks*: Catch-up on progress of BOA board architecture, update
software/HW image on computer, and review latest software drivers and code.
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When back from China)
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YAZAN HALAWA
Research Responsibility:
Converting RapidSmith Subsite Information to EDIF
RapidSmith is a software infrastructure for creating and modifying hardware designs targeting Xilinx
FPGAs. Currently, the FPGA building blocks, called Basic Elements of Logic (BELs), and their connectivity is
embedded as string attributes in a higher level of hierarchy called a site. This project will focus on interpreting
the string representations of the BELs and expressing them in EDIF.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Chip Camp
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Nelson
Mentor: Travis Haroldsen
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Task 1 - Familiarization with the Xilinx Vivado FPGA CAD suite :
a) Create a simple design in Xilinx Vivado b) Export an EDIF representation of the circuit from Vivado c) Import
the exported EDIF representation back into Vivado
Task 2 - Familiarization with Xilinx ISE CAD suite and RapidSmith : a) Recreate the design from task 1 in Xilinx
ISE b) Import the design into RapidSmith c) Export the design from RapidSmith and reload it into Xilinx ISE
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LUKE HSIAO
Research Responsibility:
FPGA Fault-Injection Infrastructure and Experiments
1. (primary) Assist validation of the VQ5V Fault Injection Infrastructure
2. (secondary) Perform fault injection experiments on FPGA Soft-Processor Cores
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Outreach
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Nathan Harward
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”, learn
about Fault Injection system, install software and HDL code for fault injector
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WILLIAM LANGE
Research Responsibility:
Modeling of battery electrode film microstructure
1. Segmentation of FIB/SEM images.
2. 3D modeling of descriptors related to electrode morphology.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Update website to include battery research highlights and components.
Mentors: Chien-Wei Chao/Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Start putting together an image analysis framework for
segmentation of images.
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JAKE LARSEN
Research Responsibility:
Impact-echo determination of delaminations in concrete
1. Construction of acoustic apparatus for deployment in the field.
2. Interpretation framework for classifying responses as intact/delaminated.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Update displays and apparatus for New Student Orientation and SOAR.
Mentors: Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Read our recent papers on impact-echo. Conduct initial
experiments using ultrasonic microphone and perform spectrogram analysis of the
signals.
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JAEHUN (JAY) LEE
Research Responsibility:
Soft-Processor Core Testing and Fault Injection
1. Develop soft-processor core benchmarks
2. Perform benchmarks on existing soft-processor library
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Chip Camp
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Michael Gardiner
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”,
microblaze tutorials, prepare and run 1 microblaze benchmark
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ALEX LIN
Research Responsibility:
BYU Object Avoidance (BOA) Linux Device Driver Development
1. Create linux device drivers for BOA low-level hardware interfaces
2. Create custom linux kernels/images for BOA
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Outreach
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Alex Wilson
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Setup computer, complete lab “new RA to do list”, begin
linux device driver reading, complete tutorial on linux, MicroZed build process
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LUKE NEWMEYER
Research Responsibility:
BYU Object Avoidance (BOA) Board Schematic Design, Manufacture, and Testing
1. Create new circuit board schematic based on updated specifications
2. Manufacture, assemble, and test new BOA boards
3. Update HDL firmware for new BOA boards
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) CCL Website and Tutorials
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Wilde/Prof. Wirthlin
Mentor: Matthew Bohman
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Finalize specifications of new BOA board, provide list of
questions that must be resolved before BOA schematic design, and review existing
HDL firmware of BOA 1.0 board
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THOMAS TOWNSEND
Research Responsibility:
A GUI-based Sub-site Routing Extraction Tool for Vivado
B1-Vivado group is on the cutting edge of CAD tool creation for Xilinx FPGAs. This project will focus on extracting
vital device information from Xilinx's new design suite (Vivado), to create a framework for the creation of custom
CAD tools that target 7 Series FPGAs and beyond. Specifically, this project involves the creation of a GUI-based
tool in Java that will allow researchers to easily generate a site's physical routing information, which will then be
imported into BYU's exsiting RapidSmith CAD tool framework.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Outreach
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Nelson
Mentor: Travis Haroldsen
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Set up your workstation, Generate a bitstream for a design using ISE, Generate a
bitstream for a design using Vivado, Generate an XDLRC file from ISE, Generate an XDLRC file from Vivado
(Tincr), Create a valid design using RapidSmith, Write a script for Vivado that reports the resource usage of a
placed and routed design
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ROGER CHU
Research Responsibility:
Hollow Core Waveguides for guiding in liquids
1. (primary) Assist with fabrication of ARROW chips for liquid core sensors
2. (secondary) Investigate the effects of age, moisture, and etching processes on the
optical guiding of waveguides
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Fix and improve existing wall mounted displays
2) Organize and conduct New Student Orientation
3) DEMOs documentation (Including website)
Mentors: Matt Stott and Tom Wall
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film deposition and fabricate ARROWs, Complete first
solo fabrication steps
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TREVOR DECKER
Research Responsibility: Hollow Core Waveguides for air cores
1. Assist with ARROW chip production
2. Test optical characteristics of waveguides using scattering waveguide method
3. Assist with fabrication and testing of “minicells” for atomic spectroscopy
Broader Impact Assignment:
Chip Camp Co-Chair (50% of time dedicated to Chip Camp)
a) Visit Micron in Boise to learn Chip Camp modules
b) Build equipment for experiments
c) Organize and plan
d) Buy supplies
e) Supervise students during camp
Mentors: Matthieu Girard-Carrier and Cameron Hill
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film deposition and fabricate ARROWs, Complete first
solo fabrication steps, Outline Chip Camp activities, identified all supplies and
equipment needed
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MATTHEW HAMBLIN
Research Responsibility: Assist with the Solid-State Ion Detector
1) Fabricate low capacitance MOSFETs in Cleanroom
2) Assist with assembly and testing of PCB boards containing SSID circuitry
3) Learn to wirebond chips to PCB boards
Broader Impact Assignment:
CHIP CAMP –
a) Build equipment for experiments – especially microprocessor module
b) Organize and plan
c) Buy supplies
d) Supervise students during camp
Mentor: Sanjiv Pant
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to make low capacitance MOSFETs, Complete first solo
fabrication steps in cleanroom, assemble first PCB
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ERIK HAMILTON
Research Responsibility:
Hollow Core Waveguides for guiding in liquids
1. (primary) Assist with fabrication of ARROW chips for liquid core sensors
2. (secondary) Investigate the effects of age, moisture, and etching processes on the
optical guiding of waveguides
3. Assist with powder-based solar cell project
Broader Impact Assignment:
Hawkins Website www.et.byu.edu/faculty/ahawkins
1) Update present and past student bios
2) Update publications and “news” items
IMMERSE Website (http://immerse.byu.edu)
1) Update research projects
2) Update alumni bios
Mentors: Matt Stott and Tom Wall
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film deposition and fabricate ARROWs, Complete first
solo fabrication steps, Update new and old members on Hawkins Website
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JACOB JOHNSON
Research Responsibility:
Construct nanofluidic chips
1) Create high yield chips with dual nanopores
2) Create high yield chips with electrically adjustable double layers
3) Assist with the construction of filtering chips
Public Relations Assignment:
Chip Camp Co-Chair (50% of time dedicated to Chip Camp)
a) Visit Micron in Boise to learn Chip Camp modules
b) Build equipment for experiments
c) Organize and plan
d) Buy supplies
e) Supervise students during camp
Mentors: John Stout and Jeff Ravert
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film deposition and etching, Complete first solo
fabrication steps, Outline Chip Camp activities, identified all supplies and
equipment needed
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CHAD JOSEPHSON
Research Responsibility: Side polished fibers
1. Develop method to produce side polished panda fiber
2. SCOS development
Broader Impacts Assignment: Chip Camp
Mentors: Rex King
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Get cleanroom access, learn how to polish and
connectorize optical fiber
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REX KING
Research Responsibility: Side polished fibers
1. Develop method to produce side polished panda fiber
2. Push pull SCOS development
Broader Impact Assignment: Websites
1) Photonics Website www.cleanroom.byu
1) Fusion splicing and connectorizing documentation
2) Produce a list of possible additions (calculators, tutorials)
3) Check for bad links
2) Schultz Website http://ece.byu.edu/faculty/schultz
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JEFFREY RAVERT
Research Responsibility:
1) Construct dual pore, nanopore chips
2) Construct particle filtration chips
Documentation Assignment: Outreach
1) Fix and improve existing wall mounted displays
2) Organize and conduct New Student Orientation
3) DEMOs documentation (Including website)
Mentoring: Jacob Johnson
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete 6 new nanopore wafer chips while mentoring
Jacob
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SCOTT SEDGWICK
Research Responsibility:
Automation of probe movements and design of new ionic conductivity experiments
1. Update control codes to perform ionic conductivity experiments.
2. Create interface to determine when measurement failures occur and provide
descriptors in output files so that MATLAB can automatically determine how to
deal with these failures.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Website - want to update with battery material research so that others know how
to prepare samples that they send to us for analysis.
Mentors: Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Continue LabVIEW tutorials. Additionally, work with Derek
and John to log data during electrochemical deposition experiments.
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LEGRAND SHUMWAY
Research Responsibility: Voltage measurement using SCOS
1. Develop a 100kV – 200 kV Marx generator
2. Create 100kV signal with a time constant less than 100ns.
3. Refine the coaxial cable SCOS measurements
Broader Impacts Assignment: Outreach
Mentors: Nikola Stan
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JUSTIN SORENSEN
Research Responsibility: Fabricate micromachined structures on ceramic substrates and
PCBs for use in the ion trap project
1) Constructing PCB boards for use in planar Mass Spectrometry system
2) Microfabricate ion traps using newest photomasks
3) Lay out new photomasks for next generation ion traps
4) Work toward all-silicon version of ion traps with surface electrodes instead of thrusubstrate electrodes
Public Relations Assignment:
CHIP CAMP –
a) Build equipment for experiments – especially microprocessor module
b) Organize and plan
c) Buy supplies
d) Supervise students during camp
Mentor: Andrew Powell
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Produce new plates solo, Learn CADENCE and EAGLE layout
software and finish new practice design
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CARLOS VILORIO
Research Responsibility:
Electro-mechanical switches
1) Fabricate bistable switches using plastic and metal components
2) Design parts using CAD layout program
3) Laser cut plastic parts, wire EDM metallic parts
4) Acceleration test switching responses over time
Broader Impact Assignment: Outreach
1) Coordinate SOAR visits and activities
2) Fix and improve existing SOAR activities
Mentors: Cameron Hill
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Get access to laser cutters in ECE and Mech E departments,
make and test a batch of plastic switches, design first hybrid plastic/metal switches
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JOHN VOGEL
Research Responsibility:
Fabrication of N-line probes for interrogation of battery films
1. Optimization of metal electrodepostion process through current-controlled
electrochemistry.
2. Modification of probe structure for ionic conductivity measurements.
Broader Impact Assignment:
1) Work with New Student Orientation
2) Work with SOAR
Mentors: Andrew Cutler/Dr. Wheeler/Dr. Mazzeo
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Optimize parameters for uniform deposition of copper in
current probe geometry.
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ALAN WEINERT
Research Responsibility: Hollow Core Waveguides for guiding in liquids
1. Model and test capillaries for mode guiding
Documentation Assignment: Websites
1) Cleanroom Website www.cleanroom.byu
1) Clean up bad links and navigation
2) Figure out how we might navigate away from php
2) Hawkins Website www.et.byu.edu/faculty/ahawkins
1) Update present and past student bios
2) Update publications and “news” items
Mentors: Tom Wall
Goals for First 2 Weeks: Coordinate model with measured results, outline paper to
report results
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REID WORTHEN
Research Responsibility: Current measurement with SCOS
1. Create a test bench for creating a large current density in a stainless steel sheet
2. Characterize the electric field created by the high current test bench using a SCOS.
Documentation Assignment: Outreach
Mentor: Nikola Stan
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