Undergraduate Research

Prof. Voronov is actively involved with the following undergradate reserach: URI (Undergraduate Research Innovation), McNair Achievement Program and Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Global Experience and Training (GET).

High School Summer 2017 Research Interns

Karine Leite, a Brazilian Physics Undergraduate Summer 2016 Resarch Intern, aligning Prof. Voronov’s Lattice Light Sheet Microscope.

His undergraduate research assistants have gone on to receive many interdisciplinary awards:

  1. 2018-2019 Blue Waters Supercomputing Internship Winner

    Prof. Voronov’s undergraduate research assistant Migle Surblyte attending the two-week Petascale Institute at the National Center for
    Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which was funded through the 2018-2019 Blue Waters Student Internship award that she won.

    Migle Surblyte, is Computer Science sophomore who was one of out of just 19 students across the nation to receive this prestigious Supercomputing award. Her internship will involve developing code to investigate novel mechanisms of blood clot formation using Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy and Lattice Boltzmann Method computational fluid dynamics. Under the guidance of Dr. Roman Voronov, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, this research seeks to aid the development of anti-thrombotic drugs by furthering the understanding of how blood clots form and what factors lead to their break up. Two leading causes of death in the United States are brain strokes and heart attacks, both of which are caused by bursting blood clots. This research could lead to improved outcomes for the 750,000 Americans affected by these two conditions each year.

  2. URI Spring 2018 Phase-1 Student Seed Grant:
    Vatsal Shah, a Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science sophomore supervised by Prof. Voronov, has received the award to commercialize automated culturing technology for live cell experiments.
  3. 1st Place Winners of the 2017 Senior Design Showcase Competition in NJIT’s Electrical Engineering Department:

    High School Summer 2017 Research Interns

    Roman Voronov, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering, advised his team consisting of Sebastian Villegas, Johanna Lopez Benitez, and Derek Huan to win 1st Prize in the Senior Design Showcase Competition. The three undergraduate senior students from the Electrical Engineering department were mentored by myself and my graduate student over the course of two semester. Their project is titled “A Low-Cost, Scalable, Transparent Environment with Integrated Temperature Control and Automated Pneumatic Pumping for Live Cell Microcopy Experiments” received 1st place in the senior design competition within the Electrical Engineering department at NJIT.

  4. 2017 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
    Migle Surblyte – Computer Science
    Austin Matthew – Bioengineering
    Vatsal Shah – Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science
  5. 2016 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
    Michael Henry Fredericks – Chemical Engineering
    Paul M Abatemarco – Chemical Engineering
    Ryan Rayman – Biology
  6. 2015 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
    Marcus J. Taylor – Chemical Engineering
    Kolawole Campbell – Electrical Engineering
    Brandon R. Jones – Physics

High School Summer 2017 Research Interns

Diomar Ramos, a hispanic undergraduate research assistant, presenting his research at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Annual Conference.