Senior Engineering Design Celebration

Wednesday, December 16th, 2 pm – 7 pm

A Virtual Event, Open to the Community

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Senior Engineering Design Celebration!

The University of Delaware boasts one of the premier capstone engineering design programs in the country, and this year’s class certainly builds on our reputation. Our senior students showed tremendous grit, creativity, and planning in completing this year’s program, which was one of the few undergraduate courses permitted to utilize on-campus resources during this Fall 2020 term that was drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are tremendously grateful for our project sponsors, many of whom were similarly impacted by the pandemic but nonetheless partnered with the UD Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering to provide our students with this real-world, hands-on capstone design experience. With the support of our dedicated faculty, staff, and sponsors, our students tackled the Grand Challenges of Engineering, from sustainability to healthcare and security involving technology from a wide range of disciplines, including automotive, aerospace, robotics, physical therapy, medical device design, and manufacturing.

In this day-long virtual event, students will present their final engineering solutions to their sponsors, a panel of external evaluators, and to our visitors, alumni, and friends. We invite you to attend these live Technical Presentations as well as view the work of all of our teams at your leisure in the Project Gallery. Please also join us for the Awards Ceremony webinar at the conclusion of the event.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating our seniors’ accomplishments.

Dr. Ajay Prasad
Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Dawn Elliott
Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering


  1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Technical Presentations              
Project Gallery              
Awards Ceremony              

Technical Presentations: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Project Gallery: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:30pm

Technical Presentations


Virtual Room 1

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Moderators: Santare, Buckley

Evaluators:  John DeLucca, Jordan Estock, Michael Yon, Kevin Cresswell, Pan Lottero-Perdue, Krista Murray, Brooks Twilley, Adam Masters, Zubaer Hossain, Heather Doty, X. Lucas Lu, Doug Darrell

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
103 Wearable Needle Decompression Simulator for Healthcare Education Avkin

Jefferson Steltz, Madelynne White, Tam Nguyen, Emily Suwala

Prof. Jenni Buckley 2:00 – 2:30
111 Poultry Euthanasia Training System UD Agriculture: Dr. Brian Ladman

Mallory Smith, Marc Woolley, Matthew Magorry

Prof. Jenni Buckley 2:30 – 3:00
115 Vocal Demand Task for Vocal Fatigue UD Communication Sciences & Disorders

Emerson McCauley, Adam Veasey, Fiona Brogan, Shri Prabha Shivram

Prof. Jenni Buckley 3:00 – 3:30
119 HensNest Face Mask UD Mechanical Engineering: HensNest

Thomas Amato, Jonathan Jenkins, Tyler Walling

Prof. Jenni Buckley 3:30 – 4:00
126 Design Optimization of Bamboo Wheelchair Yale University School of Medicine: Dr. Yetsa Tuakli

Olivia Romulus, Christina Le Febvre, Cristina Gaia, Nicholas Rubini

Prof. Jenni Buckley 4:00 – 4:30
121 Vibration Stage for Bone Health UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Liyun Wang

Zhu Taoyu, Anne Porter, Emily Magoon

Prof. Michael Santare 4:30 – 5:00
122 Fixture for Eye Lens Biomechanical Analyses UD Biological Sciences: Dr. Velia Fowler

Amisha Jain, Marissa Heino, Thomas Manzoni, Baylee Scharf

Prof. Michael Santare 5:00 – 5:30

Virtual Room 2

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Moderators: Feser, Burris

Evaluators: Chris Nagele, Ed Gargiulo, Eric Sindelar, Zubaer Hossain, Emily Chang, Ibrahim Farhoud, Mike Seitel, Brooks Twilley, Glenn Catlin, John DeLucca

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
101 COBOT End Effector and Fixture Design Agilent Technologies

Austin Weigel, Lucas Edwards, Joseph Whaley, Amen Ahmed

Prof. Joe Feser 2:00 – 2:30
102 Design and build a long range firefighting foam generator Air Liquide

Justin Adams, Peyton Smith, Cameron Smith, Adam Reynolds, Abdulaziz Alewidi

Prof. Joe Feser 2:30 – 3:00
110 Microfluidic Technology Test Bed Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Heidi Knutsen, Garrett Semenetz, Max Sokolich, Muizz Hassanali

Prof. Joe Feser 3:00 – 3:30
117 Reference Lever for AFM Calibration UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Dave Burris

Andrew Baratz, Christopher Evans, Zachary Krewson

Prof. Joe Feser 3:30 – 4:00
108 Air Conveyor Extrusion Die Norwalt Design

Joe Ciccarelli, Kevin Marchioni, Andrew Thompson, Zachary Zarett

Prof. David Burris 4:00 – 4:30
116 Tribological test system for rotary bearings GGB Bearing Technologies

Sean Courtney, Colin Post, Ali Al Ghafri, Cody DeSantis

Prof. David Burris 4:30 – 5:00
120 Waterless Homebrew-Scale Wort Chiller UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Joe Feser

Shannon Bushinsky, Craig Klevan, Tanner Morgan

Prof. Dave Burris 5:00 – 5:30
125 Scrape Abrasion Testing on Insulated Wiring W.L.Gore

Julian Castillo, James Callindes, Mike Hullstrung, Ryan Fisher, Christopher Mckenzie

Prof. David Burris 5:30 – 6:00

Virtual Room 3

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Moderators: Wickenheiser, Van Buren

Evaluators: Paul Costello, Mark Bendett, Jack Craft, Paul Hagerty, Paul Imhoff, Jim Gitney, Sam Das, Jerry Kegelman

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
123 Unsteady Foil Experimental Platform UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Tyler Van Buren

Raymond Zayas, Rob Samuelson, Elroy McAlexander, Alex Beyer, Austin Maaddi

Prof. Tyler Van Buren 2:00 – 2:30
124 Bioinspired Propulsion System for Small Watercraft UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Tyler Van Buren

Luke Williams, Gabe Brown, Connor Tamaki, Mendicino Jake, Isabel Catugas

Prof. Tyler Van Buren 2:30 – 3:00
105 Light Based Medical Device for Oral Mucositis Curative Sciences

Jonathan Kopf, Sophia Cherouri, Julia Zimmer, Donnamarie Gahn

Prof. Adam Wickenheiser 3:00 – 3:30
118 Continuous Particle Dispersion System for Smart Textiles UD Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Erik Thostenson

Brandon Guagliardo, Josiah Beck, Marc de Lecea

Prof. Adam Wickenheiser 3:30 – 4:00
300 UD Aero SAE: Fuselage Team UD Department of Mechanical Engineering – ASAE

Peter VanderKley, Deniz Aslan, Adrian Piel, Isabella Krynyckyi

Prof. Adam Wickenheiser 4:00 – 4:30
301 UD Aero SAE: Wings Team UD Department of Mechanical Engineering – ASAE

Natalie Brown, Mark Marschall, Taylor Key

Prof. Adam Wickenheiser 4:30 – 5:00
302 UD Aero SAE: Controls Team UD Department of Mechanical Engineering – ASAE

Tage Firkin, Dylan Frasher, James Polemeni, Eric Rivas

Prof. Adam Wickenheiser 5:00 – 5:30

Virtual Room 4

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Moderators: Glancey, Prasad

Evaluators: N’Dea Irvin-Choy, Ariel Gruswitz, Beth Paquette, Dustyn Roberts, Kristi Kiick, Alexis Slupe, David McKee, Koffi Pierre Yao, Dan Freeman, Megan Swan, Mike Keefe, Doug Darrell, Jay Gunasekera, Taylor Vogt

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
113 Breathing Lung Model UD Chemical Engineering: Dr. Cathy Fromen

Shakar Herod, Paige Gilbride, Jasmine Pearcy, John-Carlos Saponara

Dr. Ajay Prasad 2:00 – 2:30
114 Dosing Chamber for Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Aerosols UD Chemical Engineering: Dr. Cathy Fromen

Mason Mostrom, Nick Pautler, Alexander Gliwa, Jadan Randolph

Dr. Ajay Prasad 2:30 – 3:00
104 Rotary Actuating Mechanism for Boom Structure CNH

David Chong, Luis Lara, Shane Fanning, Jeremy Kuelker

Prof. Jim Glancey 3:00 – 3:30
106 Extrusion Outfeed Optimization Datwyler

Colin Insinga, Alex Hantman, Hunter Bradford, Kristina Kowal

Prof. Jim Glancey 3:30 – 4:00
107 CNC Coolant Mixing System KVI

Collin Cresta, William Dowdy, Alec Scallo

Prof. Jim Glancey 4:00 – 4:30
109 Cuvette Assembly Automation Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Madison Weiss, Anthony Dalton, Andrew Slomski, Kenneth Strother

Prof. Jim Glancey 4:30 – 5:00
112 Vaccine Administration Method at Poultry Hatcheries UD Agriculture: Dr. Hong Li

Matthew Sandford, Justin Leary, Michael Massari, Jessie Lissner

Prof. Jim Glancey 5:00 – 5:30
500 UD Solar Decathlon UD Department of Mechanical Engineering – Solar

Travis Plystak, Jazmyne Mitchell, Michelle Reckner, Mitchell Maxwell, Jaeah Yoo

Prof. Jim Glancey 5:30 – 6:00

Virtual Room 5

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Moderators: Khandha, Rooney

Evaluators: Christina Pellicane, Ryan Zurakowski, Dawn Elliott, Fabrizio Sergi, Grace McIlvain, Jamie Benson, John DeLucca, Vinu Rajendran, Stefanie Hansen, Kevin Cresswell, Matthew Leibowitz, Jamie Alesi, Elise Corbin

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
203* Frugal Emergency Oxygen Can Air Liquide Healthcare

Eric Chang, Michael Bertman, Amanda Kelly, Zackary Tiedeman

Prof. Sarah Rooney 2:00 – 2:30
211* Hardware and electronic enhancements of the DE ankle-foot-orthosis (DE-AFO) Elasthetics and UD Department of Physical Therapy

Krishnan Nair, Pavithran Naicker, Kenneth Mohs, Arya Shajpaul

Prof. Ashutosh Khandha 2:30 – 3:00
212* Lower limb biomechanical testing integration with six degree of freedom robot Globus Medical Inc.

Elizabeth Kaye, Emily Easton, Emily Eichenlaub, Daniel Levenson

Prof. Ashutosh Khandha 3:00 – 3:30
201 Adjustable Rotating Easel Table Art Therapy Express Inc.

Andrew Bank, Gina Pallozzi, Austin Scioli

Prof. Sarah Rooney 3:30 – 4:00
202 Adjustable Angle Paintbrush With Interchangeable Heads Art Therapy Express Inc.

Megan McIntyre, Giovanni Chacon, Erin Elburn

Prof. Sarah Rooney 4:00 – 4:30
210 Safety and durability testing for a novel Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (AFO) UD Dept of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Dept of Fashion & Apparel Studies

Julianna Wayne, Byron Kasper, Emily Powsner

Prof. Ashutosh Khandha 4:30 – 5:00

Virtual Room 6

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Moderators: Kohn, Johnson

Evaluators: Grace McIlvain, Melanie Smith, Meg Smith, Jamie Alesi, Abigail Dela Paz, Peter Popper, Megan Mannino, Brianna Hulbert, Ryan Zurakowski, Kevin Cresswell, Jamie Benson

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
206* Device to compress rapid inflow from arterialized vein VPScantleburyMD, LLC

Luke James, Violet Ullman, Ethan Todd, Neil Godbole

Prof. Julie Kohn 2:00 – 2:30
204 Double Lumen Nasoenteric Tube Christiana Care: Helen F Graham Cancer Center

Brea Chernokal, Kiera Popp, Emily Davis, Kristina Newton

Prof. Julie Kohn 2:30 – 3:00
205 Umbilical Catheter Device for Neonates Christiana Care: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Zankar Modi, Joseph Korn, Rachael Passantino, Sarah Geissler

Prof. Julie Kohn 3:00 – 3:30
207 Capturing Tactile Motion During Touch Events UD Materials Science & Biomedical Engineering

Kylie Greulich, Hannah Nevel, Joshua Jacob

Prof. Curtis Johnson 3:30 – 4:00
208 Improved Lower Body Injury Scooter UD Athletics & Recreation/Athletic Training

Bill Duncan, Angela Livingston, Jacob Stuchlik, Maria Lilley

Prof. Curtis Johnson 4:00 – 4:30
209 MRI-Compatible Mechanical Loading Device for Application to Knee Joint Testing UD Biomedical Engineering

Austin Wetzel, Will Borkowski, Harrison Smith, Rebecca Clements

Prof. Curtis Johnson 4:30 – 5:00

Virtual Room 7

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Moderators: Timmins

Click on the Team number below to view more details.

Team # Project Name Sponsor Team Members Faculty Advisor Time
400 UD Formula SAE UD Department of Mechanical Engineering – FSAE

Eric Payne, Christian Baez, Bradley Dickerman, Kevin Gallagher, Austin Gleason, Grant Baxter, Nick Hughes, Andrew Eby, Eli Zajicek, Cailin Mazan, Brendan Edwards, John Simon Yovino

Timmins 4:00 – 6:00

Awards Ceremony

Please join us for a live webinar session to celebrate our students’ achievements. The webinar will open at 6:00 pm, and the awards ceremony will be from 6:30-7:00 pm. Students, alumni, friends and family are all welcome. You can participate in the event by nominating teams for the People’s Choice Award.

Project Gallery


We sincerely thank this year’s senior design sponsors for their support of this program.

Agilent Technologies

Air Liquide

Air Liquide Healthcare

Art Therapy Express, Inc.


Christiana Care: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Christiana Care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

CNH Industrial

Curative Sciences, LLC


GGB Bearing Technologies

Globus Medical, Inc.


Norwalt Design

Siemens Healthineers Diagnostics

VPScantleburyMD, LLC

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Yale School of Medicine: Dr. Yetsa Tuakli

University of Delaware

  • Athletics
  • Athletic Training
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Communications Sciences & Disorders
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Department of Materials Sciences Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisors

Jenni Buckley, PhD

David Burris, PhD

Joe Feser, PhD

Jim Glancey, PhD, PE

Curtis Johnson, PhD

Ashutosh Khandha, PhD

Julie Kohn, PhD

Ajay Prasad, PhD

Sarah Rooney, PhD

Michael Santare, PhD

Steve Timmins, PhD

Tyler Van Buren, PhD

Adam Wickenheiser, PhD


Thank you to our external evaluators, who are engineering professionals from local industry, our alumni community, and our partner programs. These individuals volunteer their time to provide valuable feedback to our student teams during our midterm and final design reviews.

James Alesi | Thunderbolt, LLC.

Mark Bendett | Northstar Strategic Consulting

Jason Benson | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Glenn Catlin | DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center

Emily Chang | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Elise Corbin | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Paul Costello | Evergreen Management Consulting

Jack Craft | Mars International

Kevin Cresswell | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Doug Darrell | Radius Systems, LLC

Sam Das | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abigail Dela Paz | Medtronic

John DeLucca | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Heather Doty | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dawn Elliott | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jordan Estock | Concord High School, Design and Engineering

Ibrahim Farhoud | Air Liquide

Dan Freeman | University of Delaware,
Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

Ed Gargiulo | Siemens Healthcare

Jim Gitney | Group50

Ariel Gruswitz | Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Jay Gunaskera | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Paul Hagerty | Hagerty Environmental LLC

Stefanie Hansen | University of Delaware,
Department of Theatre

Zubaer Hossain | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Brianna Hulbert | Intellijoint Surgical

Paul Imhoff | University of Delaware,
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

N’Dea Irvin-Choy | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mike Keefe | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jerry Kegelman | NASA’s Langley Research Center

Kristi Kiick | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Leibowitz | Hologic Inc.

Pam Lottero-Perdue | Towson University,
Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences

X. Lucas Lu | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Megan Mannino | Boston Microfluidics

Adam Masters | Virginia Tech,
Department of Engineering Education

Grace McIlvain | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

David McKee | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Krista Murray | University of Delaware,
Department of Environmental Health & Safety

Chris Nagele | Johnson & Johnson

Beth Paquette | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Christina Pellicane | University of Delaware,
Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

Peter Popper | Peacock Sales

Vinu Rajendran | Nimbis Designs, LLC

Dustyn Roberts | University of Pennsylvania,
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Mike Seitel | Norwalt Design

Fabrizio Sergi | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Eric Sindelar | Hamilton Robotics

Alexis Slupe | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Meg Smith | Stryker Corporation

Melanie Smith |  University of Delaware,
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Megan Swan | Siemens Healthcare

Brooks Twilley | University of Delaware,

Taylor Vogt | Northrop Grumman

Koffi Pierre Yao | University of Delaware,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Yon | Groton Partners Merchant Bankers

Ryan Zurakowski | University of Delaware,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thank You


Many thanks are in order to the staff members who help our students with technical and logistical issues throughout the course of the semester.

The Design Studio & Student Machine Shop Staff: Whitney Sample, Scott Nelson, and Jeff Ricketts, Also the TAs in the Design Studio and Machine Shop

Administrative Support: Elaine Nelson, Amy Adams, Ann Connor, Allie Andrews, Michele Schwander, Nancy England, Vicky Tosh‑Morelli, and Kristin Schmidt