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Three students win first-place awards at Student Expo

June 7, 2013
Marijan Babic, Luis Diaz Aldana, and Grady Carlson, PhD candidates in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won first-place awards in the annual Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Babic and Carlson won in separate chemical and biomolecular engineering sessions. Diaz Aldana won in a session devoted to chemical and biomolecular engineering and mechanical engineering. The event was held May 13 at the Convocation Center and featured more than 600 students and 500 projects. There were 83 sessions and 57 categories.

Doctoral candidates Kok-Eng Kee, Vedasri Vedharathinam, and Santosh Vijapur, as well as Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely, who was a master's student at the time and is now a PhD student, won second places.

Babic, who conducts research at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology under advisor Srdjan Nesic, presented the poster "Effect of crude oil compounds and corrosion inhibitors on foam formation and subsequent corrosion inhibition."

Diaz Aldana, who is part of the Center of Electrochemical Engineering Research under advisor Gerardine Botte, presented "Analysis of Ammonia Electro-oxidation Mechanism with Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE)."

Carlson's poster title was "Dynamic biochemical tissue analysis provides a unique method to detect functional in situ L-selectin ligands and unveils intercellular heterogeneity in colon cancer tissues." His advisor is Monica Burdick.

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