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2023 - 2024 Leadership

Smita Shivraj Dasari , President


Smita is a first-year Ph.D. student working in Dr. Micah Green's Lab. She belongs to Hyderabad, India. Outside her research, she likes to play board games, and solve puzzles. 

Khirabdhi Mohanty, Vice-President Internal Affairs


Khirabdhi is a third-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Lutkenhaus's research group. She is learning and working on battery engineering to design metal-free polymer based batteries, contributing to sustainability. Apart from her research, she plays basketball and enjoys singing and painting.

Anjana Jayashri Murali Krishnan, Events Chair


Anjana is a second-year Masters's Student in Safety Engineering. She completed her under graduation in B.Tech Chemical Engineering in India. Upon completion of graduation, she has also worked in manufacturing, process design, and safety fields. Apart from this, She also likes to explore new places, likes to hear a lot of music, and is a cricket player

Jenna Vito, Vice-President External Affairs


Jenna is a second-year Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. She completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University. Outside of classes and research, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading

Ethan Harkin, Financial Chair


Ethan is a third-year Ph.D. student under Dr. Micah Green. His research focuses on thermoset nanocomposites and their methods of heating/curing. 

Sayyam Deshpande, Publicity Chair


Sayyam is a second-year Masters's student working under Dr. Micah Green. He works on utilizing carbon nanoparticles for energy storage applications such as batteries and supercapacitors.  He is enthusiastic and passionate about his research and coursework and is from Mumbai, India. He loves to socialize, play soccer, is an excellent cook, artist, cosplayer, and loves watching anime and TV series.

Ritu Ranjan, Media Chair/Webmaster


Ritu is a second-year Ph.D. student who joined in the fall of 2022. She is working in the field of Process Systems Engineering focuses on the development of the optimal control algorithm for the fault detection and isolation. She received her master’s degree from IIT Madras, India. Outside of research, She enjoys listening to music, traveling and playing badminton.

Avi Kister , Events Coordinator, Professional


Avi is a second-year M.S. student working in
process-related fields. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from UCLA in 2022. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as playing and watching sports.

Pravin Subrahmaniyan, Events Coordinator, Social


Pravin is a first-year Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. His research interest is in Nanomaterials and composites. He is from the southern tip of India. A proactive and energetic person. Love to work in teams. An inclined interest in badminton, cooking and watching movies (preferably in the theatre!). Loves to do designing as well. Believes blindly and strongly in the philosophy “Work on your strengths and not on the weakness of others”.

Dharani Sathwik, Executive officer


Dharani is a first-year M.S. at Texas A&M University. He has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India. He is working on PFAS Remediation from Water by Nano-Functionalizing Soils under the guidance of Dr. Vaddiraju. He enjoys binge-watching everything from movies to sports like cricket, soccer, football, even Formula 1. 

Utakarsha Mahajan, Executive officer


Utakarsh is a first-year Master's student in Chemical Engineering. He is known for exceptional communication skills and a natural flair for motivation. He has spearheaded numerous industrial projects, ranging from groundbreaking work in Lithium-ion batteries to innovative solutions in wastewater treatment. His research interests is in Biofuel synthesis for sustainable aviation fuels to solve environmentally conscious solutions in the field of chemical engineering.

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