Senior Design Competition

Our 2011 Winners:

Evan Dvorak, Lucas Hartman, Geoffrey Johnson, Kathryn Rohacz and Katherine Savarise, winners of the Gemmil Award.  They also came in First Place at the 2011 SEAS Senior Design Competition.
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan P. Fiene

ALPHA The team set out to create a bicycle that would push the boundaries of integrated systems. The result is ALPHA, the first bicycle with a fully internal drivetrain including an electronically-controlled clutch allowing the rider to switch between fixed-gear and freewheeling configurations. All of the bike’s components, including a belt drive, brakes, and an onboard electronics suite, are housed inside the custom-machined frame and were fabricated entirely in-house.

Tal Bar-Or, Gaurav Gupta, Juan Jacobus-Avila, Ishan Sehgal and Ritwik Lodhiya, winners of the Tatnall Prize.  They also came in Third Place at the 2011 SEAS Senior Design Competition.
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Jackson

HydraVita Their project is entitled the HydraVita - High-Speed Water Filtration System for Developing Countries.  It is the first sterilization system to utilize a silver nanowire/carbon nanotube-coated cotton filter. This allows for higher speed and lower cost water sterilization than existing methods.

Michael Boyle, Nihar Dharamsey, Simon Healey, Nihar Naik and Andrew Stanley, winners of the Couloucoundis PrizeThey also received First Honorable Mention at the 2011 SEAS Senior Design Competition.
Advisor: Dr. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

High-Fidelity Mannequin Chest for CPR Training Their project is entitled the High-Fidelity Mannequin Chest for CPR Training.  This device uses active control of pneumatic dampers to more accurately recreate the feel of a real human chest, while also providing force and position feedback to help users analyze their form as they learn CPR.
Rishi Agrawal, Tejus Goenka, Adhiraj Gupta, William Price and Misha Yerlick, winners of the Best Poster Prize.
Advisor: Dr. Mark Yim
In-Wheel Electric Motor for an Electric Vehicle Their project is entitled the In-Wheel Electric Motor for an Electric Vehicle.