College of Engineering Research Symposium

April 4, 2019 | Nittany Lion Inn


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CERS 2019 Awards

Paper & Oral Awards

Simulations & Mechanisms

1st. Scott Tucker

2nd. Yidan Wang

Industrial Systems & Designs

1st. Christian Lopez

2nd. Jacob Nelson

Environmental & Sustainable Infrastructure

1st. Bonnie McDevitt

2nd. Anahita Bharadwaj

Materials & Mechanics

1st. Clara Caparelli

2nd. Jianan Song

Medical Innovation

1st (Tie). Akshay Wali

1st (Tie). Fatemeh Bahari

*Fatemeh Bahari was a CERS co-chair, recused from monetary prize

2nd. Maryam Tilton


Poster Awards

Morning Session

1st. Michael Gomez

2nd. Carlos Ulises Ulises Gonzalez-Valle

2nd. Philip Graybill

3rd. Clara Capparelli

3rd. Zhisheng Hu

3rd. Veerandra Chakkaravarthy Andichamy

Afternoon Session

1st. Ritvik Muralidharan

2nd. Tobias Mahan

2nd. Akshay Wali

3rd. Sumit Agrawal

3rd. Michele Fromel

3rd. Carlos Rolando Fernandez Pulido

Art in Science Awards

1st. Mingxiao Li

2nd. Juliana Neves

Crowd Favorite: Amritanand Sebastian

CERS 2019 Agenda

CERS 2019 Program

CERS 2019 Keynote Speaker

Starting a Company Out of Penn State Research: Successes, Failures, & Lessons Learned

12:30 PM in Ballroom C

Jeremy Frank

President and Co-Founder, KCF Technologies

Jeremy Frank grew up in Pittsburgh but came to Happy Valley for both his undergraduate and doctoral programs in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. Three years into his graduate work, he decided to start KCF Technologies along with Professor Emeritus Gary Koopmann and another Penn State researcher. They wanted to focus on the development of research and innovative technology into commercialized products and services for both industry and military, which remains the vision for the company today. Jeremy is passionate about optimizing American Manufacturing and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship to drive the economy and elevate workers.

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