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Student Poster Committee 2017


Jeff Hung  JEFF HUNG
 Co-Chairman & Associate Professor
 Mechanical Engineering Technology
 Farmingdale State College

Dr. Yue (Jeff) Hung obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University and his B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Farmingdale State College. Currently, he is Co-Chair and an associate professor of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Farmingdale State College. Dr. Hung's areas of expertise include Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Number Control (CNC) machining, new product development, and fuel cell technology. He was instrumental to the development of hundreds of new inventions and intellectual properties for many local industries and inventors. He has been teaching CAD, CAM, and CNC machining courses for more than 15 years. In an effort to improve student learning, Dr. Hung has authored two textbooks in Computer-Aided Design to streamline the course materials for his students. He also updates the textbook regularly to reflect the latest technology in CAD.
His contribution in student learning also includes the SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) grant award he received in 2014. The award provided students with various education options in the energy fields in different SUNY and non-SUNY campuses. It also broadened their choice of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


 Jack Simonson  JACK SIMONSON 
 Assistant Professor
 Farmingdale State College

 Jack is a member of the Department of Physics at Farmingdale State College, where he studies new quantum and functional materials with energy applications. He is committed to mentoring undergraduate and high school students as they learn to produce high impact research. He is particularly passionate about working with students from economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented populations and is grateful to have a close relationship with our STEP and CSTEP programs.


 Associate Professor
 Mechanical Engineering Technology
 Farmingdale State College

 YEONG RYU graduated from Columbia University with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He has served as an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) since 2006. In addition, he has conducted various research projects at Xerox Corporation (1994-1995), Hyundai Motor Corporation (1995-1997), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (2001-2003).

He has been teaching and conducting research in a broad range of areas of system identification and control of nonlinear mechatronic systems and vibrations in structures requiring precision pointing to eliminate the detrimental effects of such diverse disturbance sources. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications. His work currently focuses on the development and implementation of modeling and control of renewable energy systems, characterization of nanomaterials, photovoltaics, and nanoscale integrated systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).


  Cristian Sepulveda  CRISTIAN SEPULVEDA
  Assistant Professor
  Farmingdale State College

Dr. Cristian Sepulveda is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department, Farmingdale State College, where he teaches Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Economics of the Environment, Sports Economics, and a workshop in Applied Economic Research. He has recently coauthored studies on the effect of government supported investment on the economy of the Town of Babylon and the effects of prevailing wages on the economy of Suffolk County. Dr. Sepulveda previously held a post-doctoral fellowship position in the Public Finance Program, Tulane University, and was a senior research associate at the International Center for Public Policy (ICPP) at Georgia State University. During his time at the ICPP, he was involved in a number of projects, and coauthored several policy reports for the governments of Nicaragua, Romania, Peru and Egypt. In addition, he has also participated as main or guest lecturer in a variety of training programs on fiscal decentralization. The focus of his current research is optimal taxation, time allocation, and the assignment of revenue sources in fiscally decentralized countries. His research interests also include poverty and microeconomic theory.

 Graham International Consulting and Research, NYS MWBE



Dr. Graham, WE NYC Mentor, recipient of LIBN Diversity in Business Awards and MWBE, is a highly accomplished speaker, trainer and management consultant to small and start-up businesses. Dr. Graham of GRAHAM International Consulting and Research (GICaR), is a small business specialist with nearly two decades of experience across a diverse spectrum of businesses, with revenues ranging from $20m to $500m. Dr. Graham appearances and articles include, Huffington Post, WLIW 21, Newsday, LIBN, CBS 1010 Win, Fios1-Money, Main Street, and several other noteworthy news and media channels.

Dr. Graham has developed the CDP Model from her published research of 'Profitability and Cultural Diversity, 2012. Dr. Graham's portfolio includes over 15 Research, Development and Commercialization projects, including three (3) Workforce Development and Educational Programs. Dr. Graham has worked with and trained thousands of individuals ranging in ages 14-74; (Gamers, Millennials, XYers, Boomers).

Educational liaison: Farmingdale State College, Stony Brook University, and University of the West Indies-Institute for Sustainable Development.


 Assistant Professor
 Computer Systems
 Farmingdale State College

Ilknur Aydin is an Assistant Professor of Computer Systems at Farmingdale State College since fall 2012. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from University of Delaware, DE, USA. Her B.S. degree is in Computer Engineering from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Before coming to US for graduate studies, Dr. Aydin worked as a software engineer in a tech company in Istanbul, Turkey on projects related to topics such as implementation of a GPS based vehicle tracking system.

Dr. Aydin's research is in the general area of wireless and mobile networks with a recent focus on Internet of Things. Dr. Aydin has worked on the transport layer issues, SCTP protocol, multihoming, congestion control, and network coding for the past several years. Dr. Aydin is the implementer of SCTP module in QualNet network simulator (a public software) for the QualNet network simulator. Dr. Aydin has been working with undergraduate on research projects that involves the use of Arduino boxes and Raspberry Pi's in the context of Internet of Things. Dr. Aydin is also interested in computer science education and increasing the participation of women and diversity in computing.

 Energy Chair
 Long Island Sierra Club


Lilia Factor, Esq. has been practicing law in New York for the past thirteen years. She attended Pittsburgh University School of Law, achieving an LLM (masters in law) degree in 2002 and Haifa University Law School in Israel. On Long Island, Ms. Factor has worked at various law firms, handling a wide variety of civil cases, with a special focus on environmental law. Today, she has her own practice in Massapequa Park.

Ms. Factor is the current Energy Chair of the Long Island Sierra Club, co-chair of the Environmental and Green Industries Committee of the Hauppauge Industrial Association and a member in good standing of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Suffolk and Nassau County Women's Bar Associations.