Francis is a driven individual with a diverse set of experiences and a passion to interact with others with technical and nontechnical backgrounds, in order to approach the complexities of today’s world. He has industry and research experience across three different fields – microbattery technology and manufacturing, computational biomolecular thermodynamics, and metabolic engineering of microorganisms for industrial production. The applications of this work emphasize Francis’ focus on innovative, sustainable approaches to emerging technologies. As Co-President of UCSB AIChE, he aims to develop strong and constructive connections with the rest of the student body. He stresses that he keeps an open door for any and all conversations and questions from his fellow classmates

     Contact: francisjcw@gmail.com

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Isaac is going into his fifth year of chemical engineering at UCSB. After serving as the treasurer for AIChE, he was elected as internal vice president for the 2015-2016 academic year. Isaac’s interest and passion for chemical engineering developed in his teenage years, as it proves to be an applied discipline that equips one with tools to develop technologies to address the environmental, economic, and energy problems that the earth faces. Isaac hopes to pursue a career in the biotechnology field. As internal vice president, Isaac is eager to strengthen the relationship between the students and faculty of the chemical engineering department. In his spare time he enjoys reading, camping, traveling, and eating food.

Contact: isaac1robledo@gmail.com

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Jacob is a fourth year chemical engineering student and returning AIChE officer. His experience in both academic and industrial research and development provide a well-rounded background which he hopes will allow him to better serve the varied needs of our students. This past summer he worked at The Clorox Company, where he developed particular expertise in the formulation of non-Newtonian rheologies. Prior to this, Jacob participated in an undergraduate research program at the University of Oregon where he worked with various thin-film technologies. Jacob has a soft spot for hands on projects and strongly believes that doing is the fastest way to learn. As such, he is hopeful for the successful resurgence of the UCSB Chem-E-Car team at this year’s regional AIChE conference.

Contact: jorlowicz@umail.ucsb.edu

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Dorian Bruch is currently a second-year chemical engineering major at UCSB. He is research-driven, and plans to go to graduate school to pursue a PhD. This past summer, he interned in the Reich lab through the EUREKA program, where he worked on using nanoparticles for drug delivery. He is very interested in medicine and disease, and plans to research treatments and vaccines for diseases in his later career. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and piano and hanging out with friends. As Internal Vice President, Dorian wants to help connect chemical engineers with the various research opportunities that UCSB has to offer.

Contact:  dbruch@umail.ucsb.edu

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Mia is a second year chemical engineering student. She is also pursuing a minor in German. Mia grew up on a ranch in northern California and loves animals. She is an avid jogger and loves to travel and sing.

C0ntact: miazimmer@yahoo.com

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Zach is a fourth year chemical engineering student with a strong interest for industry. While at UCSB, Zach has held intern positions with two different companies: as a quality assurance intern at the biotech startup Vascular BioSciences, and recently as an operations intern with the sulfuric acid manufacturer EcoServices. These experiences have given Zach valuable perspective into how industry functions, and a newfound appreciation for what is taught in school. His hope as Industry Chair is to help provide undergraduate chemical engineering students access to similar opportunities that will prepare them for life after graduation. Zach is passionate about the outdoors, and he sees chemical engineering as a means to reduce global emissions and our environmental footprint. His interests lie in renewable energy, and upon graduation he hopes to enter industry as a process engineer in the plant setting.

Contact: zsawaya@umail.ucsb.edu

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Melissa is a research-driven individual who enjoys connecting with others and fostering collaborative environments. As the only undergraduate researcher within the Zok Group, she spends hours pondering solutions to complex issues pertaining to the design of new materials for jet engines. Inspired by Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate and active outdoors community, she utilizes weekends for rock climbing and taking long walks on the beach.

Contact: melissamorales@umail.ucsb.edu

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Juliana (Juli) is a fourth year Chemical Engineering student who hopes to work in sustainability or renewable energy in the future. This past summer she was a Process Engineering Intern for a mining company named Imerys in Lompoc, CA, and loved it. She enjoyed wearing a hard hat and interacting with everyone at the plant in order to develop a plan to optimize the process. She received the Imerys Scholarship and will be working for them again this coming summer 2017. Juli was elected the Program Coordinator of AIChE for the academic year of 2016/2017. She hopes to bring the chemical engineering students closer together creating a larger support system that will help ChemEs get through these four years more easily, and a large network for after graduation. Juli is involved in several other organizations on campus such as Engineers without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Big Little Engineers, UCSB Hillel, Intramural Sports, and Sprout Up. She loves to dance, travel, camp, hike, play and watch sports, hang out with friends, and be outdoors. Juli is excited to be an officer this year and is looking forward to all the events she has in-store for everyone.

Contact: juromay@umail.ucsb.edu

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Quentin is a second year chemical engineering student from Pleasanton, California. He chose to go into the subject due to his interest in chemistry and its applications. While he is not sure exactly what he wants to focus on, Quentin currently has interests in energy efficiency. When he has free time, Quentin enjoys playing tennis and trying new food. He is looking forward to being part of AIChE as this year’s Media Chair.

Contact: qkim@umail.ucsb.edu