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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 was born in Rochester, NY then moved to Alpharetta, GA and lived there throughout grade school.  After graduating from high school in 2010, I attended the University of South Carolina where I majored in chemistry and conducted undergraduate research in the lab of Dr. Brian Benicewicz.

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 grew up in the southeastern region of Virginia in the City of Chesapeake.  After graduating high school, I went on to attend Virginia Tech for my undergraduate where I obtained a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Chemistry in 2014.

I moved around a lot as a kid, but I consider myself to be from Mount Pleasant, SC, outside of Charleston. I received my B.S. in Polymer and Fiber Engineering at Georgia Tech. While at Tech, my research mostly focused on high performance fibers, such as precursor carbon fiber (with Prof. Satish Kumar) and ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fibers (with Prof. Donggang Yao).

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 Glastonbury, CT and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. At Cornell, I created polylactic acid nanofibers for biosensing applications in Professor Maragaret Frey’s research lab for three years.

I am from Mumbai, India, a city with a busy life style and beautiful sea shore. 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.

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 Methuen, Massachusetts and received my B.S. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Materials. During my undergraduate, I was involved in various research topics such as using nanoparticles for drug delivery, converting methane to chemical commodities, and optimizing a liquid metal-air battery.

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.