3rd Cohort (2016 - 2020)
Cristian Aviles Martin
Cristian is continuing his education at UConn as a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry.
Randy defended his dissertation and graduated from UConn in 2018. He is currently at Yale University for his Ph.D.
Kevin is continuing his education at UConn as a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry.
Jessica is continuing her education at UConn as a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering.
Virgilio Lopez III has graduated from Uconn in 2018 and is now at Brown University for his Ph.D.
2nd Cohort (2015 - 2017)
Amani Ebrahim has switched over to UConn’s School of Engineering Institute of Material Science Polymer Program and is pursuing a Ph.D.
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Amani was selected as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, and was awarded the GEM Ph.D Fellowship in may 2016 sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory and University of Connecticut.
Brian Cruz has graduated with an M.S. in environmental engineering and works as an engineer in Loureiro’s environmental division working on a range of projects from water and wastewater treatment design to groundwater/soil remediation.
1st Cohort (2012 - 2015)
Jaime Angueira completed second Master’s Degree in Urban Planning in Madrid, Spain. Recently started a job in a private company called VHB just outside of DC. He is working as a Transportation Planner.
Ricky Angueira gives a TED Talk.
Manuel Rivas is currently finishing out his Ph.D. at the Army Research Lab in Maryland.
Army Engineer Gains Work, Life Experience in the Lab
- Manuel Rivas, an ARL materials engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Connecticut after spending over three years working alongside ARL researchers.
- Rivas’s research at ARL involves enhancing the devices Soldiers need to safely carry out their missions on the battlefield.
Neila Seda graduated with a Master’s in Environmental Engineering in May 2014. She is currently working with CFS Engineers as a Civil Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Patrice Hubert earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition in May 2015, worked as a weight management dietitian at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She started her Ph.D. at UConn in Allied Health.
Tanisha Marie Williams
Tanisha Marie Williams finished her Fulbright Research Grant in South Africa. She continues to work on her Ph.D. at UConn, collecting data in South Africa and hope to graduate in fall 2017
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Yomery Espinal is currently continuing her Ph.D. research at the Army Research Lab in Maryland and hope to graduate in fall 2017.
Supercharged Atomic Engine - Yomery Espinal
Energy conversion occurs everywhere. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, car engines convert chemical energy in gasoline into kinetic energy that accelerates a vehicle, and ATP hydrolysis converts chemical energy in ATP into mechanical energy that feeds your muscles. Thermal energy, like the exhaust from a car or industrial processes, can be converted to useful electrical energy using special materials including thermoelectrics, thermionics, and pyroelectrics.