2022 - 2023 Leadership
Anubhav Sarmah , President
Anubhav is a fourth-year PhD student working in Dr. Micah Green's Dispersed Nanomaterials Laboratory. His research focuses on rapid processing of thermoset composites using electromagnetic fields. He received his undergraduate degree from NIT Allahabad, India. Outside his research, Anubhav enjoys cricket, music and cooking.
Yashaswini P, Vice-President Internal Affairs
Yashaswini is a second year Master of Science student working with Dr. Joseph Kwon's Research Group. Her research interests are Process Systems Engineering and Hybrid Modeling. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, India. Outside of her research, she enjoys traveling, sports, hiking and camping.
Rushant Sabnis, Financial Chair
Rushant Sabnis is a Ph.D. student working in Dr. Qing Sun's Group. His research focuses on the synthesis of error-free DNA & utilizing bacteria for methane fixation. He received his undergraduate degree from ICT, Mumbai, India. Outside his research, Rushant enjoys playing piano, racquet sports, and hiking.
Ethan Harkin , Events Coordinator, Professional
Ethan is a 2nd year PhD student under Dr. Micah Green. His research focuses to thermoset nanocomposites and their methods of heating / curing.
Bhargavi Bhat, Vice-President External Affairs
Bhargavi is a fourth year graduate student working in Dr. Akbulut's research group. Her research work primarily focuses on smart stimuli responsive supramolecular suspensions which encompasses the areas of micellar and colloidal chemistry. Apart from work, she enjoys hiking, travelling, digital art and cooking.
Sulagna Roy, Events Chair ( interim Vice President)
Sulagna is a second year master's student. She is working with Dr. Hasan's lab towards Process System Optimization and multiscale modelling focusing on applications in energy
and sustainability. She completed her Bachelors from Manipal Institute of Technology, India in 2018 and has worked in Honeywell after graduation. She enjoys watching movies, TV shows and cooking in her free time.
Smita Shivraj Dasari, Events Chair
Smita is a second-year Masters 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.
Avi Kister, Events Coordinator (Sports)
Avi is a first 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.
Sayyam Deshpande, Publicity Chair
Sayyam is a first-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.
Jenna Vito, Events Coordinator, Social
Jenna is a first-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.
Khirabdhi Tannaya Mohanty, Media Chair
Khirabdhi is a second year PhD student in Dr. Lutkenhaus's research group. She is learning and working on battery engineering to design metal-free polymers based batteries, contributing to sustainability. Apart from her research, she plays basketball and enjoys singing and painting.
Ritu Ranjan, Webmaster
Ritu is a first-year Ph.D. student who has 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 research, She enjoys listening to music, traveling and playing badminton.
Anjana Jayashri, Executive Officer
Anjana is a first-year Masters Student in Safety Engineering. She completed her under graduation in B.Tech Chemical Engineering from 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
Samir Fegade, Executive Officer, Event
Samir is a First year Masters student. He has completed bachelors in technology in chemical engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India in 2022. Apart from work, he enjoys travelling, cricket and movies.
Vaishnavi Nemaniwar, Executive Officer, Media
Vaishnavi is first-year masters student. She
do have a year of experience working for chemical-based company and pharma consultant as a process designer and process engineer. My motto is “Learn, grow and be happy”. She is interested in Semiconductors, Li-ion battery, sustainable energy and AI/ML. In free time,She likes to read books, listen to music, retrospect and binge watch Netflix.