Eagle Research Accepted for Presentation at IEEE Conferences

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Embry-Riddle students recently presented research at international conferences.
Salhil Ghate
Sahil Ghate

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students recently had peer-reviewed journal articles accepted to international IEEE conferences.

Sahil Ghate, a graduate student studying Unmanned Aircraft Systems, presented research on an innovative sensor designed for the early detection of symptoms indicative of inflammatory conditions March 2-9 at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, in Big Sky Montana. Focusing on Interleukin-6 as a key inflammatory biomarker, Ghate’s sensor aims to identify Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and has broader applications in detecting preliminary symptoms of various diseases, including Covid-19.

“This project not only pushes the envelope in sensor technology but also opens new pathways for preventative measures in healthcare," said Ghate,

Michael Ricciardella
Michael Ricciardella

Fellow student researchers, Forrest Dohner and Michael Ricciardella, both Engineering sophomores, have made strides of their own in addressing the challenges of space material durability and reliability. They also presented their work — which focuses on creating materials capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of space, including micrometeoroids, temperature fluctuations and radiation — at the IEEE Aerospace Conference.

"Our goal is to enhance the resilience of spacecraft materials to ensure longer missions with less maintenance," Dohner explained.

Ricciardella added, "The application of self-healing polymers could revolutionize the way we approach space exploration."

Forrest Dohner
Forrest Dohner

Drs. Jenny Vu and Foram Madiyar, both assistant professors of Chemistry, are co-authors on the accepted research papers. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation, as well as Embry-Riddle’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Physical Science Department.

“These presentations underscore Embry-Riddle's role in fostering interdisciplinary research, blending chemistry, nanotechnology, aerospace engineering and healthcare to develop solutions for the aerospace sector and beyond,” Vu said.

Madiyar and Vu provided crucial guidance to the students throughout their research, especially in the areas of polymers, self-healing materials and smart materials.

“The success of these presentations at the IEEE Aerospace Conference not only highlights the potential of self-healing materials and sensor technologies in aerospace and healthcare applications but also reinforces Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's position as a leader in scientific and engineering research,” Madiyar said.

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