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Student Profiles

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A Maryland native, I grew up in Gaithersburg right in the backyard of NIST. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. In the early days of my undergraduate research career, I interned as a physical science trainee at NIST for 2 summers under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Forster.

I received my B.S. in Chemistry from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. in 2017, and spent most of my life in the South– so I’m still getting used to the lack of sweet tea and New England winters!

I am from Changchun, a beautiful industrial city in northeast China. With both of my parents being professors, I grew up on a college campus and considered being a professor as my dream job. In 2014, I attained my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

I grew up just a few miles from the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering.

I grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and received a B.S. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. As an undergraduate, I conducted research with a PSE alumna, Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski.

I am from Tokyo, Japan, and received my B.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), majoring in Organic and Polymeric Materials. I chose to study polymers because I was amazed by the infinite potential although most polymers are composed of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. During my undergraduate studies, I worked on di-block copolymer microdomain orientation on thin films with Prof.

I’m from Corpus Christi, Texas, a coastal city in South Texas.  In 2012, I graduated from Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) with a B.S. in Chemistry.  I worked in two groups while at TAMU: with Dr. Jaime Grunlan, where I did research on layer-by-layer assemblies of polymer films for gas barrier properties, and with Dr.

I am from Hangzhou, a very beautiful city in the Southeast part of China, famous for West Lake. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University before moving to Amherst. I knew the word “polymer” from a high school classmate’s father who worked on designing biopolymers for wound healing.