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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. 

Materials Research Engineer - Air Force Research Lab

Postdoc - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi until I was eleven years old and then spent the latter part of my childhood in Washington state before moving for school across the country. I graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2014 with a B.S. in Materials Engineering.

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

Professor - Materials Science and Engineering Department - University of Maryland

EHS Sr. Manager - Supply Chain at PepsiCo (formerly at 3M Company)

Postdoc - UMass Lowell

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

Research Scientist - Universal Display Corporation (UDC)

Technical Fellow - DuPont

Scientist - Arkema, Inc. 

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

I received my B.S degree in Chemistry from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. During my undergraduate, I worked in Prof. Iskender Yilgor’s lab on polyurethane thermoplastics. I received a scholarship for a summer REU program at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany and worked with Dr.

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.

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.

Business Development and Licensing Associate - Cornell

Engineer - Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd.