2017 – 2018 Mentors

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Dow, James

James Dow

It will not be an easy path and it will require a lot of work, but it is absolutely worth it.

James Dow

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Adsorption/porous materials

Co-ops and Internships

Micromeritics Instrument Corp

DOW Chemical Co

Eastman Chemical Co

Student Involvement

N/A

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Gustafson, Michael

Michael Gustafson

You need to be prepared for the rigor of the CHBE program and understand what it takes to major in CHBE at Georgia Tech.

Michael Gustafson

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Energy, fuel cells, solar power, and alternative energy

Co-ops and Internships

Exxon

Southern Co

Student Involvement

AIChE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

ΤΒΠ

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Healy, Brian

Brian Healy

There are so many opportunities on campus, and I would encourage you to utilize as many of them as you can.

Brian Healy

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

Janus particles with Dr. Todd Sulchek

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΛΧΑ

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Kicklighter, Katie

Katie Kicklighter

It boils down to prioritizing, using tutoring/study resources effectively, and scheduling time for the extracurriculuars you want to participate in.

Katie Kicklighter

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

ORGT backpacking instructor, marketing and communications

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Li, Danny

Danny Li

It’s okay to feel uneasy or nervous because of the new environment; everyone around is in the same situation.

Danny Li

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Materials and polymers

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Badminton club

CSA

Li, Jenny

Jenny Li

Failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing, there are so many useful lessons one can learn from failure and become stronger and more successful in the future.

Jenny Li

Biotech Option

Senior | MD

Research

Immunology; biotech with Dr. Hang Lu

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

ORGT leadership program and marketing

MOVE

SHC

Stamps Health Services ambassador

Spoon University GT writer

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Mittapalli, Neha

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Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Nicholson, Alayna

Alayna Nicholson

Look internally to find the support you need for this major: it wasn’t until I joined the T-Square ‘CHBE Interactive’ page and Piazza that I realized how many resources we had in ChBE.

Alayna Nicholson

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

SWE mentoring program chair

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Profili, Daniel

Daniel Profili

The key to succeeding is perfecting a method for solving any problem. The process of problem solving is as important as the content.

Daniel Profili

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

Biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Astronomy Club

Musician’s Network

Stolz, Alexandra

Alexandra Stolz

The transition from high school to college is huge, and can be overwhelming. However good time management and learning when to ask for help can make all the difference.

Alexandra Stolz

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

EWB

FTK

SWE

GT WST

ZTA

Vong, Joe

Joe Vong

The most importance advice is to plan your course schedule early.

Joe Vong

Standard Option

Junior | Macau

Research

Nanotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

Hovione PharmaScience Ltd

Student Involvement

Climbing Club

ΩΧΕ

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Dow, James

James Dow

It will not be an easy path and it will require a lot of work, but it is absolutely worth it.

James Dow

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Adsorption/porous materials

Co-ops and Internships

Micromeritics Instrument Corp

DOW Chemical Co

Eastman Chemical Co

Student Involvement

N/A

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Gustafson, Michael

Michael Gustafson

You need to be prepared for the rigor of the CHBE program and understand what it takes to major in CHBE at Georgia Tech.

Michael Gustafson

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Energy, fuel cells, solar power, and alternative energy

Co-ops and Internships

Exxon

Southern Co

Student Involvement

AIChE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

ΤΒΠ

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Healy, Brian

Brian Healy

There are so many opportunities on campus, and I would encourage you to utilize as many of them as you can.

Brian Healy

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

Janus particles with Dr. Todd Sulchek

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΛΧΑ

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Kicklighter, Katie

Katie Kicklighter

It boils down to prioritizing, using tutoring/study resources effectively, and scheduling time for the extracurriculuars you want to participate in.

Katie Kicklighter

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

ORGT backpacking instructor, marketing and communications

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Li, Danny

Danny Li

It’s okay to feel uneasy or nervous because of the new environment; everyone around is in the same situation.

Danny Li

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Materials and polymers

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Badminton club

CSA

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Nicholson, Alayna

Alayna Nicholson

Look internally to find the support you need for this major: it wasn’t until I joined the T-Square ‘CHBE Interactive’ page and Piazza that I realized how many resources we had in ChBE.

Alayna Nicholson

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

SWE mentoring program chair

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Profili, Daniel

Daniel Profili

The key to succeeding is perfecting a method for solving any problem. The process of problem solving is as important as the content.

Daniel Profili

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

Biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Astronomy Club

Musician’s Network

Stolz, Alexandra

Alexandra Stolz

The transition from high school to college is huge, and can be overwhelming. However good time management and learning when to ask for help can make all the difference.

Alexandra Stolz

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

EWB

FTK

SWE

GT WST

ZTA

Vong, Joe

Joe Vong

The most importance advice is to plan your course schedule early.

Joe Vong

Standard Option

Junior | Macau

Research

Nanotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

Hovione PharmaScience Ltd

Student Involvement

Climbing Club

ΩΧΕ

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Li, Jenny

Jenny Li

Failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing, there are so many useful lessons one can learn from failure and become stronger and more successful in the future.

Jenny Li

Biotech Option

Senior | MD

Research

Immunology; biotech with Dr. Hang Lu

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

ORGT leadership program and marketing

MOVE

SHC

Stamps Health Services ambassador

Spoon University GT writer

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Mittapalli, Neha

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Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Healy, Brian

Brian Healy

There are so many opportunities on campus, and I would encourage you to utilize as many of them as you can.

Brian Healy

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

Janus particles with Dr. Todd Sulchek

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΛΧΑ

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Li, Jenny

Jenny Li

Failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing, there are so many useful lessons one can learn from failure and become stronger and more successful in the future.

Jenny Li

Biotech Option

Senior | MD

Research

Immunology; biotech with Dr. Hang Lu

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

ORGT leadership program and marketing

MOVE

SHC

Stamps Health Services ambassador

Spoon University GT writer

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Dow, James

James Dow

It will not be an easy path and it will require a lot of work, but it is absolutely worth it.

James Dow

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Adsorption/porous materials

Co-ops and Internships

Micromeritics Instrument Corp

DOW Chemical Co

Eastman Chemical Co

Student Involvement

N/A

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Mittapalli, Neha

Profile Placeholder

Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Vong, Joe

Joe Vong

The most importance advice is to plan your course schedule early.

Joe Vong

Standard Option

Junior | Macau

Research

Nanotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

Hovione PharmaScience Ltd

Student Involvement

Climbing Club

ΩΧΕ

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Dow, James

James Dow

It will not be an easy path and it will require a lot of work, but it is absolutely worth it.

James Dow

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Adsorption/porous materials

Co-ops and Internships

Micromeritics Instrument Corp

DOW Chemical Co

Eastman Chemical Co

Student Involvement

N/A

Gustafson, Michael

Michael Gustafson

You need to be prepared for the rigor of the CHBE program and understand what it takes to major in CHBE at Georgia Tech.

Michael Gustafson

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Energy, fuel cells, solar power, and alternative energy

Co-ops and Internships

Exxon

Southern Co

Student Involvement

AIChE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

ΤΒΠ

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Kicklighter, Katie

Katie Kicklighter

It boils down to prioritizing, using tutoring/study resources effectively, and scheduling time for the extracurriculuars you want to participate in.

Katie Kicklighter

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

ORGT backpacking instructor, marketing and communications

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Li, Danny

Danny Li

It’s okay to feel uneasy or nervous because of the new environment; everyone around is in the same situation.

Danny Li

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Materials and polymers

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Badminton club

CSA

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Mittapalli, Neha

Profile Placeholder

Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Stolz, Alexandra

Alexandra Stolz

The transition from high school to college is huge, and can be overwhelming. However good time management and learning when to ask for help can make all the difference.

Alexandra Stolz

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

EWB

FTK

SWE

GT WST

ZTA

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Gustafson, Michael

Michael Gustafson

You need to be prepared for the rigor of the CHBE program and understand what it takes to major in CHBE at Georgia Tech.

Michael Gustafson

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Energy, fuel cells, solar power, and alternative energy

Co-ops and Internships

Exxon

Southern Co

Student Involvement

AIChE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

ΤΒΠ

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Healy, Brian

Brian Healy

There are so many opportunities on campus, and I would encourage you to utilize as many of them as you can.

Brian Healy

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

Janus particles with Dr. Todd Sulchek

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΛΧΑ

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Kicklighter, Katie

Katie Kicklighter

It boils down to prioritizing, using tutoring/study resources effectively, and scheduling time for the extracurriculuars you want to participate in.

Katie Kicklighter

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

ORGT backpacking instructor, marketing and communications

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Li, Danny

Danny Li

It’s okay to feel uneasy or nervous because of the new environment; everyone around is in the same situation.

Danny Li

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Materials and polymers

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Badminton club

CSA

Li, Jenny

Jenny Li

Failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing, there are so many useful lessons one can learn from failure and become stronger and more successful in the future.

Jenny Li

Biotech Option

Senior | MD

Research

Immunology; biotech with Dr. Hang Lu

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

ORGT leadership program and marketing

MOVE

SHC

Stamps Health Services ambassador

Spoon University GT writer

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Mittapalli, Neha

Profile Placeholder

Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Nicholson, Alayna

Alayna Nicholson

Look internally to find the support you need for this major: it wasn’t until I joined the T-Square ‘CHBE Interactive’ page and Piazza that I realized how many resources we had in ChBE.

Alayna Nicholson

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

SWE mentoring program chair

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Profili, Daniel

Daniel Profili

The key to succeeding is perfecting a method for solving any problem. The process of problem solving is as important as the content.

Daniel Profili

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

Biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Astronomy Club

Musician’s Network

Vong, Joe

Joe Vong

The most importance advice is to plan your course schedule early.

Joe Vong

Standard Option

Junior | Macau

Research

Nanotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

Hovione PharmaScience Ltd

Student Involvement

Climbing Club

ΩΧΕ

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Mittapalli, Neha

Profile Placeholder

Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Dow, James

James Dow

It will not be an easy path and it will require a lot of work, but it is absolutely worth it.

James Dow

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Adsorption/porous materials

Co-ops and Internships

Micromeritics Instrument Corp

DOW Chemical Co

Eastman Chemical Co

Student Involvement

N/A

Gustafson, Michael

Michael Gustafson

You need to be prepared for the rigor of the CHBE program and understand what it takes to major in CHBE at Georgia Tech.

Michael Gustafson

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Energy, fuel cells, solar power, and alternative energy

Co-ops and Internships

Exxon

Southern Co

Student Involvement

AIChE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

ΤΒΠ

Heffron, Alison

Alison Heffron

You are going to mess up during your first year, but that’s okay. Everyone uses that time to learn and grow from those mistakes.

Alison Heffron

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Genetically-engineered bacteria-produced polymers with Dr. Rachel Chen

Co-ops and Internships

BASF

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

CoE Champions

Concert Band & Chamber Orchestra

WIE M&M Mentoring

Hoffman, Zach

Zach Hoffman

All students struggle… What is important is being prepared to deal with those struggles and having the knowledge on how to handle or seek help on how to overcome them.

Zach Hoffman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Carbon capture techniques and sustainability

Co-ops and Internships

Clorox R&D Center

Student Involvement

AIChE

CRC student employee

ΤΒΠ

Kell, Andrew

Andrew Kell

Making mistakes is part of learning and growing into being a college student, and adult. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and push yourself.

Andrew Kell

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Biotech

Co-ops and Internships

ExxonMobil

Student Involvement

ChBE Student Ambassador

ΩΧΕ

UJC

Kicklighter, Katie

Katie Kicklighter

It boils down to prioritizing, using tutoring/study resources effectively, and scheduling time for the extracurriculuars you want to participate in.

Katie Kicklighter

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

ORGT backpacking instructor, marketing and communications

Lauerman, Wilson

Wilson Lauerman

Take some time to enjoy the unique environment around and amazing people around you.

Wilson Lauerman

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Honeybees

Co-ops and Internships

Crane Co

Avnet

Student Involvement

ACS

Wesley Foundation

Michel, Cirstyn

Cirstyn Michel

It’s important for first-year students to know that everyone feels as uncertain as many of them do! It helps to have a mentor who remembers what that uncertainty felt like.

Cirstyn Michel

Biotech Option

Junior | GA

Research

Biotechnology with Dr. Mark Styczynski

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

Veggie Jackets

ChBE Peer Mentor Program

Nicholson, Alayna

Alayna Nicholson

Look internally to find the support you need for this major: it wasn’t until I joined the T-Square ‘CHBE Interactive’ page and Piazza that I realized how many resources we had in ChBE.

Alayna Nicholson

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

SWE mentoring program chair

Profili, Daniel

Daniel Profili

The key to succeeding is perfecting a method for solving any problem. The process of problem solving is as important as the content.

Daniel Profili

Standard Option

Sophomore | GA

Research

Biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Astronomy Club

Musician’s Network

Wang, Melanee

Melanee Wang

It’s easy to fall behind when trying to keep up with classes, so it’s important to know that there are resources and people there to support you.

Melanee Wang

Standard Option

Junior | GA

Research

Self-assembled protein-inorganic supraparticles used for enzyme immobilization with Dr. Julie Champion

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

China Care playgroup coordinator

Warlick, Hanna

Hanna Warlick

It’s okay to not do well. You’re no longer in high school, and in college you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Hanna Warlick

Standard Option

Senior | GA

Research

Center for Chemical Evolution

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

The Technique Assistant Editor

SWE

WIE

Barroso, Maya

Maya Barroso

You need to know you don’t have to be perfect. Incoming students are used to a high level of success and coming to Tech can be a shock.

Maya Barroso

Standard Option

Senior | TN

Research

Metal-organic frameworks (synthesis) with Dr. Krista Walton

Co-ops and Internships

Campbell Soup Co

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

AIChE

ΩΧΕ

SWE

Grosz, Aristotle

Aristotle Grosz

A positive attitude paired with enthusiasm for the future – even in the face of challenges – is vital to being a successful CHBE student. And that hard work always pays off.

Aristotle Grosz

Standard Option

Senior | FL

Research

Separations/membranes with Dr. Ryan Lively

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Student Ambassador

Hadam, Gina

Gina Hadam

While it’s important to spend time thinking about your long term goals, it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do with your degree yet!

Gina Hadam

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Renewable energy applications for conducting materials and batteries

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

NextEra Energy

Student Involvement

Cheerleading team student athlete

GT 1000 Team Leader

WRT

ΖΤΑ

Harris, Brandon

Brandon Harris

Take some time to enjoy the unique opportunities and resources that Georgia Tech has to offer you.

Brandon Harris

Standard Option

Junior | TX

Research

CO2 capture with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Eastman Chemical

ExxonMobil

Georgia Pacific

Student Involvement

AIChE

ExxonMobil Success Program

NSBE

Healy, Brian

Brian Healy

There are so many opportunities on campus, and I would encourage you to utilize as many of them as you can.

Brian Healy

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

Janus particles with Dr. Todd Sulchek

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΛΧΑ

Heom, Kellie

Kellie Heom

Don’t be shy about meeting upperclassmen! We are experts at being ChBE students; we live, breathe, and bleed ChBE, we’ve seen and done it all.

Kellie Heom

Standard Option

Senior | NJ

Research

Protein evolution with Dr. M.G. Finn

Mass spectrometry with Dr. Facundo Fernandez

Co-ops and Internships

Genentech

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΤΒΠ

Jallorina, Jerel

Jerel Jallorina

It’s important to be able to look at the big picture from the very beginning and understand what your long-term goals should be.

Jerel Jallorina

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Advanced processing of chitin nanofibers for renewable materials with Dr. Meredith

Co-ops and Internships

Shell

Student Involvement

AIChE

Atlanta FSA

ChBE SAB president

Laws, Shelby

Shelby Laws

Your experience at Tech and in ChBE is entirely what you make of it. Build relationships, take advantage of opportunities, and put yourself out there!

Shelby Laws

Standard Option

Senior | TX

Research

Computational modeling in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics lab

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

AkzoNobel

LyondellBassell Industries

Student Involvement

AIChE

ΑΦ

GTCCF

Sting Hunger Now

SWE

WIE

Li, Danny

Danny Li

It’s okay to feel uneasy or nervous because of the new environment; everyone around is in the same situation.

Danny Li

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Materials and polymers

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

Badminton club

CSA

Li, Jenny

Jenny Li

Failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing, there are so many useful lessons one can learn from failure and become stronger and more successful in the future.

Jenny Li

Biotech Option

Senior | MD

Research

Immunology; biotech with Dr. Hang Lu

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

ORGT leadership program and marketing

MOVE

SHC

Stamps Health Services ambassador

Spoon University GT writer

Mittapalli, Neha

Profile Placeholder

Learning is about persistence; one bad test does not dictate the rest of the year. It is about learning from your mistakes, talking to professors and keeping a good work-life balance.

Neha Mittapalli

Biotech Option

Junior | IL

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

Air-Liquide

Colgate

Student Involvement

ΑΧΣ

India Club

Junior STEM VP Operations

Mentor Jackets

MOVE medical assistance

Solar Racing

Patel, Aalok

Aalok Patel

Georgia Tech offers so many wonderful resources, and you should know that you can, and should, take advantage of them.

Aalok Patel

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology with Dr. Filler

Co-ops and Internships

LyondellBasell Industries

Student Involvement

Honors Program

AIChE

ACS

Free Thinkers Society

Stolz, Alexandra

Alexandra Stolz

The transition from high school to college is huge, and can be overwhelming. However good time management and learning when to ask for help can make all the difference.

Alexandra Stolz

Standard Option

Sophomore | NJ

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

EWB

FTK

SWE

GT WST

ZTA

Weiss, Trent

Trent Weiss

The most challenging part about acclimating to the college lifestyle is learning to manage your time wisely: organize well and collaborate with others.

Trent Weiss

Standard Option

Junior | PA

Research

Nanowire transistor production methodologies with Dr. Mike Filler

Co-ops and Internships

Heraeus (Summer 2016)

ExxonMobil (Summer 2017)

Student Involvement

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

ΩΧΕ

Student Investments Committee

Wyatt, Matthew

Matthew Wyatt

Getting help is essential to helping overcome those initial ChBE hurdles that many students deal with.

Matthew Wyatt

Standard Option

Junior | LA

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

DOW Chemical Co

DOE National Renewable Energy Lab

Student Involvement

GOALSoccer

Grand Challenges

Habitat for Humanity

SAA

FIJI

Bhawnani, Chiraag

Chirag Bhawnani

When it comes to doing well at Tech, there is nothing more important than managing your time effectively and prioritizing between commitments.

Chiraag Bhawnani

Standard Option

Junior | India

Research

Metal organic frameworks with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

Bullion Flexipack

Student Involvement

AIChE

AIChE Chem-E-Car Team

GT 1000 Team Leader

India Club

SASE

Callahan, Courtney

Courtney Callahan

It can be challenging, but Tech in general is very doable and gratifying if you put in the work. You may feel average now, but know that being average here is an accomplishment in itself.

Courtney Callahan

Standard Option

Senior | GA, Canada

Research

N/A

Co-ops and Internships

CF Industries

Kraft Heinz

Student Involvement

AIChE

Ballroom Dance club

ChBE SAB

Connect With Tech

RHA event coordinator

Yellow Jacket Marching Band

Nguyen, Tien

Tien Nguyen

It’s important that you know why you chose your major, and to keep up your confidence in achieving your goals.

Tien Nguyen

Standard Option

Junior | Vietnam, HA

Research

Big data and quantum mechanics with Dr. Andrew Medford

Co-ops and Internships

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Student Involvement

AIChE

American Red Cross

Chemistry and math tutor

Vong, Joe

Joe Vong

The most importance advice is to plan your course schedule early.

Joe Vong

Standard Option

Junior | Macau

Research

Nanotechnology

Co-ops and Internships

Hovione PharmaScience Ltd

Student Involvement

Climbing Club

ΩΧΕ

Xie, Judy

Judy Xie

Take advantage of the plethora of opportunities within ChBE and Georgia Tech.

Judy Xie

Standard Option

Senior | China

Research

Heterogeneous catalysis with Dr. Chris Jones

Co-ops and Internships

N/A

Student Involvement

AIChE

ChBE Undergraduate Course Assistant

Chorale

Honors Program

SAA VP

ΤΒΠ

WIE