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Alumni Profiles

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Cell Process Engineer - Apple, Inc.

I am from Orocovis, a small town at the geographical center of Puerto Rico. At the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) I graduated from Chemical Engineering, as Magna Cum Laude, with a minor in Environmental Engineering. 

NRC Postdoc - Air Force Research Lab

I graduated with a PhD from UMass Amherst in May 2016. After graduation, I received a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to work with Dr. Timothy White on liquid crystal elastomers. My education from the Polymer Science and Engineering department has helped me get to where I am today.

Postdoc - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.

Professor - Materials Science and Engineering Department - University of Maryland

Product Development Specialist - 3M Company

Associate Professor - Department of Applied Chemistry at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Product Development Scientist - The Clorox Company

Technical Fellow - DuPont

Scientist - Arkema, Inc. 

Group Leader Specialty Coatings Applications R&D - Eastman Chemical Company

Postdoc - University of Minnesota 

I worked in Professor Coughlin’s research group and graduated in 2016. In my research, I investigated macromolecular design parameters to obtain robust anion conducting membranes with efficient ion conductivity and chemical stability. Currently I work as a senior formulation scientist at Axalta Coatings Systems.

Senior Research Scientist - 3M Company

Postdoc - Yale University

Professor of Chemical Engineering - University of Virginia

Lead Scientist - SABIC Innovative Plastics

I was a PSE graduate student twenty years ago working on polymer surfaces and thin films in Tom McCarthy’s research group.  Over the years I have had a chance to revisit Amherst many times – and it has always been a positive experience to meet the faculty & staff.

R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation

Chemist - E Ink Corporation

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering - Cornell University

Professor - Department of Chemistry - University of Texas at Austin

Senior Engineer (R&D) at DuPont

Investment Professional - Elion Investments

I am from Mumbai, India, a city with a busy lifestyle and beautiful seashore. I grew up in the suburbs of Mumbai and that’s where I started my academic journey. After high school, I attended the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R) and graduated with an integrated master’s degree in polymer science and technology in 2016. At IIT R, in my sophomore year, I worked with Prof.

For most of my life, I lived and studied in Massachusetts. I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2016 and graduated from PSE in Spring 2021.

Engineer - Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd.