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Nolan Concannon - [email protected] - 4th year ChemE - Holmes group

Undergrad institution - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

First-generation college student, First-generation graduate student

"I am studying charge and energy dynamics in organic semiconductor materials and devices. This has applications in organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs), photovoltaics, and novel optoelectronic devices."

 

Maya Ramamurthy - [email protected] - 2nd year ChemE - Ferry group

Undergrad institution - University of California Berkeley

"I study the optical properties of quantum dot solids by placing semiconductor quantum dots in precise electromagnetic environments. We do this using both top-down and bottom-up fabrication methods."

 

 

 

Sallye Gathmann - [email protected] - 2nd year ChemE - Frisbie and Dauenhauer groups

Undergrad institution - Clemson University

"My research focuses on experimental demonstration of dynamic catalysis using semiconductor devices. The electronic occupation of the catalytic layer of such devices can be modulated via external stimulus; this is predicted to change the strength of adsorbate-surface interactions to favor certain elementary steps or reaction pathways and thus increase reaction rates."

 

 

Marisa Bazzi - [email protected] - 3rd year MatSci - Barocas group

Undergrad institution - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Latinx, First-generation college student, First-generation graduate student, International student

"My research concerns to investigate how macroscale hemodynamic-induced stress affects the growth and remodeling (G&R) process on the microscale level of the cardiovascular tissue, and how this process can lead to the formation of an unstable aneurysm at the macroscale level."

 

Janani Narayan - [email protected] - 2nd year ChemE - Azarin and Hu groups

Undergrad institution - Johns Hopkins University

"My research focuses on developing large-scale methods of NK cell culture for treatment of cancer."

 

 

 

McKenzie Coughlin - [email protected] - 5th year ChemE - Bates and Lodge groups

Undergrad institution - University of Florida

First-generation graduate student

"My research focuses on understanding the structure-property relationship of graft-copolymers, including solution phase behavior and structure formation in the melt. I have previously studied the gelation behavior and fibril formation of methylcellulose based graft polymers upon heating, and my current research looks at norbornene based bottlebrush polymers and the formation of network structures in the bulk."

 

Demetra Adrahtas - [email protected] - 3rd year MatSci - Frisbie and Dorfman groups

Undergrad institution - Loyola University Chicago

First-generation graduate student

"My research focuses on utilizing floating gate, electrolyte-gated transistors as a platform for biosensing with the goal of detecting small molecules."

 

 

Neil Razdan - [email protected] - 4th year ChemE - Bhan group

Undergrad institution - University of California Berkeley

"I study the kinetics and mechanism of catalytic surface reactions using both experimental and theoretical methods."

 

 

Supriya Ghosh - [email protected] - 4th year ChemE - Mkhoyan group

Undergrad institution - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

International student

"I use Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to study the crystal structure and the chemistry in porous beam-sensitive materials with a focus on Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Zeolites  used for separations."

 

Mayuri Porwal - [email protected] - 3rd year MatSci - Reineke and Ellison groups

Undergrad institution - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

International student, First-generation graduate student

"My research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of biomass-derived degradable thermoplastics and thermosets."

 

 

Paulina Eberts - [email protected] - 4th year ChemE - Azarin and Sarkar groups

Undergrad institution - University of Notre Dame

"My research investigates the causes and implications of blood-brain barrier damage and dysfunction in the context of Alzheimer's disease. We use induced pluripotent stem cell-derived models of the blood-brain barrier to conduct this work."

 

 

Michael Karavolias - [email protected]  - 5th year ChemE - Mahanthappa group

Undergrad institution - University of Delaware

LGBTQ+, First-generation college student, First-generation graduate student

"I study the sub-20 nm phase behavior of bottlebrush polymers to elucidate the effects of architecture on polymer self-assembly."

 

Spencer Bingham - [email protected]  - 2nd year MatSci - Penn and McCormick groups

Undergrad institution - Carthage College

LGBTQ+, First-generation college student, First-generation graduate student

"I am studying how solid mining wastes can be used to clean up aqueous mining wastes. The work is very local to Minnesota, and incorporates a range of techniques for aqueous and solid-state characterization."

 

Elisah VandenBussche - [email protected]  - 5th year ChemE - Flannigan group

Undergrad institution - Case Western Reserve University

LGBTQ+

"I use ultrafast electron microscopy to map heat flow in semiconductors, with the goal of improving heat management in microelectronics."