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I liked learning how to operate the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) because I can use it in the future, such as providing recommendations based on research to companies who produce different products. In my experience with razors, I was able to do that with the help of Dr. Carl Boelhert and Dr. Per Askeland

Mechanical Engineering

Research Topic: Razors and their Durability Graduation Year: 2020

Evans and his teammates research focuses on the use of razors and their durability, it included four razors that were tested regarding their durability and sharpness. He uses SEM imaging to observe the changes in razor’s edge after use so that they can help companies identify problems and show areas of improvement. After five weeks of testing and post-test imaging, his team determined that a more expensive razor yield a higher quality razor for a longer period of use time, in this case the Schick Hydro 5 was the sharpest and most durable razor, and the second most expensive razor among the four.