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Alumni

Cohort 1 (2017-2019)

Anna Douglas

Anna Douglas

Bio: Anna received her Ph.D. in 2019 in Interdisciplinary Material Science from Vanderbilt University. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow, she primarily focused her studies on…

Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

Bio: Matthew received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and hold a M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.…

Mitchell Ishmael

Mitchell Ishmael

Bio: Mitchell received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of…

Samuel Shaner

Samuel Shaner

Bio: Samuel received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa…

Cohort 2 (2018-2020)

Don DeRosa

Don DeRosa

Bio: Don DeRosa is developing a next generation electrolyte that will significantly lower the cost and size of ultracapacitor modules. The resulting lower cost and smaller ultracapacitor modules can…

Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon

Bio: Shane McMahon is developing thin-film semiconductor substrates that will serve as a novel platform for highly integrated and flexible electronic devices. The platform will provide the ability…

Justin Nussbaum

Justin Nussbaum

Bio: Ascend Manufacturing is focused on developing a manufacturing grade additive manufacturing system, utilizing a technology he developed, called Large Area Projection Sintering (LAPS). LAPS…

Megan O'Connor

Megan O'Connor

Bio: Megan O’Connor is an environmental engineer and chemist who has 7 years’ experience in developing carbon nanotube membrane separation technologies. Megan developed the unique hard-tech that…

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Bio: Matthew Smith’s new class of high thermal conductivity plastic composite materials aim to improve heat dissipation, allowing for metal replacement and light-weighting, cost and component…