UB’s Faculty Research Day 2017 engages scholars on campus and around the world

UB’s Faculty Research Day 2017 engages scholars on campus and around the world

On March 24, 2017, the University of Bridgeport hosted its annual Faculty Research Day, an interdisciplinary endeavor engaging student and faculty scholars from across campus. More than 300 were registered for the event, which was viewed around the world via Livestream, reaching viewers in Saudi Arabia, India, Jordan, Egypt, Spain, Brazil, and Vietnam as well as scattered onlookers throughout the United States.

The record-breaking on-campus attendance packed the Schelfhaudt Gallery all day, where 170 faculty, Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate posters were displayed alongside select posters from Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School, and where the reception and awards were presented in late afternoon. In between, visitors and participants gathered at the Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts & Humanities’ Littlefield Recital Hall before lunch for the Keynote Address–delivered by Dr. Donald H. Sebastian, President and CEO of New Jersey Innovation Institute–and after lunch for the Seed Money Grant Awardees Symposium.

Faculty Research Day 2017 was captured in photos by University Photographer Kazuhiro Shoji:

The posters featured research findings from the following UB schools:

Revisit the day’s events, commentary, and interviews through the videos below:

Faculty Research Day 2017 Winners

Faculty Competitive Winners

  • Ioana Badara
  • Lesley Frame
  • Michael Lohle
  • Chunjuan (Nancy) Wei

Doctoral Winners

  • First Place, Razan Abdulhammed
  • Second Place, Eugene Gerety
  • Third Place, Paul Gruhn

Graduate Winners

  • First Place, Shrishti Singh
  • Second Place, Evelin Perez Maldonado
  • Third Place, Akhilesh Borgaonkar


  • First Place, Nicole Valentine
  • Second Place, Veronic Celone
  • Third Place, Priscilla Matthew

Honorable Mention

  • Justin Collado
  • Samuel Ojetola
  • Oluwatosin Akegbejo Samsons

Faculty Research Day Poster List

Interested in research and scholarship at UB? Scroll below for a full list of all posters that were on display at the University of Bridgeport’s Faculty Research Day 2017, along with the names of our faculty and student scholars and associated schools.


  • FC, Faculty Competitive
  • FNC, Faculty Non-Competitive
  • UG, Undergraduate Student
  • G, Graduate Student
  • D, Doctoral Student

Faculty Competitive Posters

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status UB College/School Poster Title
1 Abdelshakour Abuzneid FC School of Engineering Fortified End-To-End Anonymity and Location Privacy Using IoT
2 Ioana Badara FC School of Education The Influence of Emotional States on Short-Term Memory Retention by Using Electroencephalography (EEG) Measurements: A Case Study
3 Lesley Frame FC School of Engineering Distortion in Heat Treated Tube: A Materials Engineering Approach
4 Joanne Guo FC School of Business Quantitative Easing and U.S. Financial Asset Returns
5 Michael Lohle FC School of Business Knowledge Management using Student Feedback: A Study of Online Students’ Lived Experience on Virtual Teams
6 Philip Maymin FC School of Business When Can You Pick Up Fallen Fruit?
7 Muhammad Uddin FC School of Engineering Predicting Educational Relevance For an Efficient Classification of Talent
8 Peter van Geldern FC College of Public and International Affairs The Mongol House Project
9 Chunjuan Nancy Wei FC College of Public and International Affairs Making Waves: Recent Developments of the South China Sea Disputes

School of Arts and Sciences

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
10 Maxime Altidor UG Physical and Emotional Impacts of Paternal Absence on Young Men in College
11 Veronica Celone UG The Effectiveness of Current Urinalysis Reflex Criteria on Urine Cultures
12 Allen Iza UG The Extraction of Hops for Inhibition of Bacterial Growth
154 Frida Randen UG Use of GAP Programming to Create Matrix Rings
13 Meredith Barone G Social Construction of the Abuse Experience: Traumatic Bonding or Co-Dependency?
14 Sasha Collins G Sex Trafficking Awareness among Emergency Department Staff and Healthcare Providers
15 David Gant G Exploring the Relationship Between Self-assessment of a Meditation Experience and Physiological Changes to Participants’ Brains
16 Joseph Guarneri G Exploring the Developmental Outcomes of First-Year Experience Seminars (in-progress)
17 Jeffrey Harris G The Fight Against Colorism in the Black Community
18 Rebecca Lamb G A Sense of Purpose, Place, and Community at Sacred Heart University
19 David Kraft FNC Evolution of Asteroid Orbits in a Restricted Three-Body Formulation
20 Nicole Valentine UG Determining Stress Tolerance of H. dujardini Subjected to Extreme Conditions

Ernest C. Trefz School of Business

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
153 Sai Sindhuja Chopparapu UG What is Green Accounting?
21 Jide Afon G Building CSR and Ethical Values into Organizational Culture
22 Sarah Andrade Rosa G Influence of a Coach’s Salary on a NCAA’s DI Football Team’s Winning %
23 Alen Chery G Are Homicides Rising or Falling in U.S. Cities?
24 Rebecca Ciullo G JetBlue v. Delta: Battle of the Baggage
25 Shirlin Higgins G First Generation Students in Higher Education
26 Roudabeh Jamshid Eini G Does Data Support Trump’s Claim that Unauthorized Immigrants Cause Rising Crime Rates?
27 FNU Kishan Chandra G Organizational Behaviors Inspired from the Wilderness
28 Jing Liu G Trade Openness and Emerging Stock Markets
29 Anthony Lopez G The Effects of Sustained Cognitive Dissonance and Perceived Inequity on Employees
30 Zulfana Maknojia G Unintentional Injury Related Deaths in USA
31 Zulfana Maknojia G Organizational Culture: A Business Imperative
32 Basma Mohamed G The Most Important Predictors to the IMDB Movies US Box Office Success
33 Onyowoicho Obekpa G Measuring Cross-Culture Variance: Examining the Use of across Chinese and American Student Populations
34 Phoebe Patterson G Shattering The Glass Ceiling: It’s Long Overdue
35 Evelin Perez Maldonado G 2017 Super Bowl LI Best Marketing Trends
36 Rajeev Rathore G Education Level and Jobs: State by State Opportunities in USA
37 Prachanda Thakuri G FIFA World Cup Stats
38 Viktoria Tkachenko G What Not to Do: The “Don’ts” of Slides: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes When Preparing PowerPoint Presentations
39 Ulvi Verdizada G Fake News on Facebook and Public Reaction
40 Jufang Yan G China’s Capital Outflow
41 Timothy Dorr FNC City of Bridgeport: Seeding Southend Commercial Infrastructure
42 Lloyd Gibson FNC Leadership Potential of Asian and American Business and Non-Business Students
43 Joanne Guo FNC Quantitative Easing and Emerging Markets
44 Frederick Harmon FNC Nonprofit Sector, Latest Accounting Advances
45 Gew-Rae Kim FNC Immigration and Economy
46 Marc Lewis FNC An Exploration of Overconfidence in the Utilization of Financial Advisors
47 Edward Lisi FNC Organizational Behavior Meets Marketing – Increasing Productivity with Art in the Workplace
48 Samuel Lota FNC Top 10 Most Effective Marketing Strategies in Business to Consumer Marketing (B2C)
49 Philip Maymin FNC From Noob to Smurf: Advanced Analytics for League of Legends
50 Carrie Picardi FNC Organizational Structure’s Relationship to Job Satisfaction: Moderating Effects of Personality
51 Timothy Raynor FNC Part Time Faculty’s Enforcement of Academic Integrity Policies
52 Robert Todd FNC Moving From Making Money to Creating Wealth
53 Nikki Wingate FNC The Influence of Mortality Focus on Guilt Advertising Effectiveness
54 Nikki Wingate FNC The Effect of Word-of-Mouth Communications on Consumer Fairness Perceptions
55 Nikki Wingate FNC Fairness Management: China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea
56 Congsheng Wu FNC A Looming US-China Trade War

College of Public and International Affairs

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
57 Hamad Alsaeed UG Sino-Saudi Relations: Geopolitics, Energy, Taiwan, and Chinese Muslims
58 Louise Ovner UG Women’s Empowerment through Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene Management
59 Christian Peterson UG The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Exceeds in Cultivating Fine Art Through the Medium of Film
60 Pedro Ramos UG The Impact of Music on Short Term Memory and Cognitive Processes
61 Kristina Smith UG Korea: The Divided Peninsula
62 Jonathan Stupple UG Assessing Causes for the Poor State of Women’s Rights in Egypt
63 Oluwatosin Akegbejo Samsons G Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Sierra-Leone
64 Hassan Awwad G Main Obstacles to Turkey’s Accession to the European Union
65 Swechhya Bhattarai G Women Refugee Crisis
66 Marissa Delgado G The Rights of the Fated
67 Daphnee Nazon G Soft Power of Korean Culture
68 Martina Santia G Climate-Induced Displacement in Small Island Developing States: The Next Threat to Global Governance?
69 Mohammed Al-Azdee FNC Bias Toward Chiropractic: Effects of Frame Salience in Globalized Media on Google PageRank
70 Rebecca Bruckenstein FNC Drug Cartels and Corruption: How to Stem Violence and Corruption in Mexico
71 Robert Riggs FNC Global Networks, Local Concerns: Investigating the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Shi‘i Religious Leaders and Constituencies
72 Peter van Geldern FNC Collaborative Student Learning in a Creative Agency Environment
73 Peter van Geldern FNC Digital Storytelling with Augmented Reality
74 Thomas Ward FNC The Comfort Women Controversy (Cont.) Korea vs. Taiwan
75 Qianru Yang FNC Sinology Education & Traditional Chinese Cultural Heritage
76 Qianru Yang FNC History through Film: A new Subject of History Studies for Teaching in China
77 Yanmin Yu FNC Comparative Analysis of the Core Values Among Different Groups of Chinese People

School of Education

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
78 Casey Cummings D Best Instructional Practices for English Language Learners: A Program Evaluation
79 Paul Gruhn D Online Education: What works! What doesn’t! — A Mixed Methods Program Evaluation
80 Thomas Christ FNC Mixed Methods and Action Research: Methodologies for Special Education
81 Nancy DeJarnette FNC Preschool STEAM: Yes They Can!
82 Nelson Ngoh FNC The Place of Earth and Space Science and Engineering Design in the Next Generation Science Standards
83 Linda Paslov FNC Know Your Audience: Effectively Communicating the Results of a Pre-engineering Program

School of Engineering

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
84 Patricio Flores UG Low Cost Home Automation
155 Xuan Zhang UG An 8-bit Low Power Energy Recovery Full Adder Design
85 Olumide Adebayo G Social Media Big Data Approach to Emotional Intelligence
86 Elyas Alhazmi G Optimized Irrigation System of Water Conservation Using WSN Systems
87 Nupur Baisakhiya G Cloud Bleeding-Typos Leaking Your Information
88 Soumita Banerjee G Does Unemployment Influence Mass Shootings on the USA
89 Grace Beke G Demystifying McCarthy’s 4 P’s Of The Marketing Mix: To Be Or Not To Be
90 Akhilesh Borgaonkar G Trends Analysis of Vehicle Collisions using Hadoop and Spark
91 Ishita Choudhury G Separation and Characterization of Cells with Varying Magnetic Nanoparticle Concentration
92 Sumantha Doddabyadarahalli Shivalingu G Data Privacy- AES Using Secure Hashing
93 Abul Hasan Fazulullah G Secure Transmission with Matrix Encryption and Data Compression Mechanism
94 Ogo Oluwa Folorunso G Role of Media Publics in the Implementation Of New Technologies
95 Usman Halim G Temperature Controlled 3D Bio-Printing Using Polymeric Ink
96 Kavya Chandrika Hemmanur G Graphene Patterned Microchip for Colorectal Cancer detection
97 Chidi Igweh G Rapid Detection Of Active Tuberculosis Using Coal Derived Quantum Dots
98 Abdulhameed Jastaniyah G The Importance of Multimedia in Information Revolution
99 Sai Teja Kadiyala G Security/Privacy in Health Care Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks
100 Bashar Alhafni UG HASP_Overview
101 Karan Kakanur Patel G High Altitude Thermal Control
102 Ankarao Kalluri G Synthesis and Fabrication of Graphene Quantum Dots-Polypyrrole (GQDs-PPy) Nanocomposites in Bioengineering Applications as Supercapacitors and Fluorescent Probes
103 Nouman Khan G Design and Installation of a Direct Exchange Ground Source Heat Pump System
104 Muhammad Bahauddin Khan G Auto Student Attendance System Using Student ID Card via Wi-Fi
105 Suman Khatri G Hemolytic Disease of the New Born- Erythroblastosis Fetalis
106 Kshitij Kolhatkar G Radiosensitization & Hyperthermia as Cancer Therapy
107 Prashant Dnyaneshwar Mane G Study and Analysis of the Shaping Tool Fixture
108 Sharath Kumar Marri G Study on Transient Thermal Analysis of a Disc Brake During Braking and Releasing Periods
109 Tejesh Marsale G Temperature Controlled 3D Bio-printing Using Bio-polymeric Ink
110 Prasad Prakash Modi G Big Data Approach to Traffic Violation Data Analytics
111 Krishnendu Mukherjee G Design Of An Active CPU Cooler Incorporating Heat Spreader
112 Ajay Menon Muralidhar G Heating Oil Level Detection and Assistance Using Amazon Alexa
113 Neha Nomula G Authentication Using Voice Recognition and Timestamp OTP
114 Samuel Ojetola G Modelling and Mitigation of Switching Transients From Inductive Load
115 Adeola Oyebola G Evaluating and Improving Marketing Productivity
116 Ranjeet Pokharel G Mechanical Properties of Novel Bionanocomposites
117 Gayathri Puranik G Wearables for Anaphylaxis
118 Vivek Anant Raut G Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Thermoacoustic Refrigeration
119 Richard Johnson Selvaraj G Aircraft Structure Manufacturing Using 3D Printing to Reduce Material Loss
120 Shrishti






G Analysis of Emergent Electronic Properties of Self-assembling Nucleopeptides
121 Shrishti






G Interaction between Nucleoside diphosphate kinase and Graphene oxide and Its Impact on Cardiovascular Diseases
122 Shrishti Singh G Study of Interactions between Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes and a Flagellin-specific Library of Tripeptides
123 Alagappan Solayappan G Energy Efficient Routing Protocols and Efficient Bandwidth Techniques in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks
124 Shiva Sundaram G UB CanSat Competition 2017
125 Tejas Shivaji Tharkude G Review of Low Temperature Air Generation from Vehicle Suspension System
126 Abhinay Suhas Todmal G Design of an Active CPU Cooler Incorporating Heat Spreader
127 Marvin Xavierselvan G FPGA based Directional Control of MTB cells for Bioengineering Applications
128 Razan Abdulhammed D Detecting Malicious Behavior for the Sensors and Actuators Embedded in Medical Devices: A Hardware Approach
129 Abdulbast Abushgra D SSK Initiated by Third Party and Superposition Submissions
130 Adwan Alanazi D Energy Efficient QoS Routing Protocol for Handling Hidden Nodes in in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
131 Reem Alataas D Fully Autonomous Reproduction Robotic System
132 Abdulrahman Aldhaheri D Event Detection on Large Social Media Using Temporal Analysis
133 Hussain Alhassan D A Study on the Performance of IEEE 802.16-2004 Includes STBC
134 Muneer Alshowkan D Deterministic And Efficient Three-party Quantum Key Distribution
135 Qassim Bani Hani D Secure and Strong Mobile Cloud Authentication
136 Anas Bushnag D Source Anonymity in WSNs using Real/Fake Packet Injections
137 Gazi Duman D Big Data Analytics in Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review on Supply Chain Analytics
138 Wafa Elmannai D A Highly Accurate and Reliable Data Fusion Framework for Guiding Visually Impaired
139 Eugene Gerety D Context-Free Decoding of High-Density 2D Bit Fields with Alias Disambiguation
140 Zakareya Lasefr D An Efficient Automated Technique and Smartphone Application for Epilepsy Seizure Detection Using EEG signals
141 Reem Mahjoub D Grid-based Model for Recovery of Lost Connectivity in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks
142 Suparshya Babu Sukhavasi D CMOS Technology in Sensing Fields
143 Omar Abuzaghleh FNC Data Visualization and Analysis Using R
144 Miad Faezipour FNC Real Time Sleep Detection System Using New Statistical Features of the Single EEG Channel
145 Jeongkyu Lee FNC Omnidirectional Panoramic Stitch Algorithm using SURF
146 Zheng Li FNC Computer Aided Modeling and Simulation of Pressure Vessel Design
147 Jani Pallis FNC Automatic Gait Balance Detection System
148 Alicia Petryk FNC Iron oxide Nanoparticle Enhancement of Ionizing Radiation Cancer Therapy
149 Muhammad Uddin FNC Predicting Educational Relevance For an Efficient Classification of Talent
150 Peiqiao Wu FNC Design of Self-cycling QCA Multiplier
151 Xingguo Xiong FNC Biochip with Cu-Graphene Glassy Carbon Electrode for Glucose Sensing
152 Linfeng Zhang FNC The Future of the Dsictrict Heating System at the University of Bridgeport

Acupuncture Institute

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
156 Jennifer Brett FNC Acupuncture Needle Counting – An Observational Study

College of Naturopathic Medicine

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
157 Frank Song, Jr. G Wallerian Degeneration Surveyed in Poliomyelitis

College of Naturopathic Medicine

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
157 Frank Song, Jr. G Wallerian Degeneration Surveyed in Poliomyelitis

College of Chiropractic

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
158 Alexis Kantor D Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries Involving the A2 and A4 Pulleys in Rock Climbers
159 Christopher Good FNC Standardizing the Chiropractic Technique Curriculum: Consensus Results of Two Inter-Collegiate Workshops
160 Emmett Hughes FNC Comparing the Hyaluronan Content of Fascia at Centers of Coordination (CCs) and non-CCs

Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Poster Number Name (First) Name (Last) Status Poster Title
161 Amanda Genovese UG Oral Cancer Screening Habits Performed by Registered Dental Hygienists
162 Priscilla Mathew UG Exploring Contributing Factors to Oral Health Disparities Seen Among Adult Immigrants

Shintaro Akatsu School of Design

Poster Number First Author-Name Name (Last) Status Poster Title
163 Justin Collado UG Smart Inhaler: A Modern Medical Device
164 Meghan Kennedy UG Visitability Creating Inclusive Communities
165 Pippa Ellis G Rethink Connecticut’s Tidal Salt Marsh Restoration Efforts
166 Hussein Hussein G University of Bridgeport Innovation Center
167 Jingwei Kang G Kubtec - Medical Imaging
168 Yanjinlkham Munkhbat G Hope for Haiti: Enriching Relationships with Design Thinking
169 Alice Scalfi G Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Designing a Life Without Limits
170 Gary Munch FNC Jardin Bravia: A Visual Analogue to Beta-amyloid Entanglement Expressed in a Typeface Using Pseudo-random OpenType Glyph Selection and Replacement