Each summer, UCF hosts some of our brightest rising sophomores, juniors, and incoming transfer students for three days at the Summer Research Academy, during which students learn about the nature of university research and how research expands the undergraduate experience, meet with research faculty and other students active in research at UCF and learn about research opportunities available to undergraduate students at UCF.
Our laboratory was represented this year by our visiting students Aline Faria da Silva, Quentin Fouliard and Nicholas Benenati and led by Imad Hanhan. The students presented a poster on “Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composite for Non-Contact Stress Sensing via Piezospectroscopy” at the event.
Posters were also presented by Ryan Hoover and Raul Sangiovanni on “Piezospectroscopy for Non-invasive Stress Detection” as well as Ryan Debevec, Brooke Sarley, Valentina Villegas and Drew Thomas on “Inelastic Response and Impact of Internal Cooling on Thermal Barrier Coatings via Synchrotron Study”.
L to R: Aline, Quentin and Nick at the SRA poster presentation where they presented research on Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composite for Non-Contact Stress Sensing via Piezospectroscopy.
Valentina, Ryan D., and Brooke present a poster on high temperature coatings for thermal barrier coatings. L to R: SRA student, Valentina, Ryan D., and Brooke.
Ryan H. and Raul present a poster on advanced stress-sensing coatings via piezospectroscopy. L to R: Ryan H., Raul, SRA student.