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December 2021 - CBEE Alumni Update

Career updates from '10, '16, '17 & '21 undergraduate alumni

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Nuzhat Maisha
PhD, Chemical Engineering (2021)

Advisor: Dr. Lavik

After earning her PhD in summer 2021, Nuzhat began working as a Scientist I, Formulation, Vector Process Development with Bluebird Bio developing gene therapies for oncology applications. 

Mamatha Hopanna
PhD, Environmental Engineering (2021) 

Advisor: Dr. Blaney

Dr. Hopanna joined HDR, a leading Environmental Consulting firm, as a Water/Wastewater Designer in August 2021. In her short time with HDR, she has been engaged in various technical and design-related projects for several key clients (Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince William County, and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)). 

Yun Jiao
PhD, Chemical Engineering (2021) 

Advisor: Drs. Szeto and Leach

Dr. Jiao will be starting her position at Merck as a Functional genomics postdoc in December 2021.

Utsav Shashvatt
PhD, Environmental Engineering (2021) 

Advisor: Dr. Blaney
Dr. Shashvatt is a postdoctoral researcher at University of California Berkeley. He is working on developing ion-exchange based method for nitrogen recovery from source-separated urine.

Sarahana Joshee
BS Chemical Engineering, Traditional Track (2020), MS Chemical Engineering (2021)

Sarahana is currently working as a Validation Engineer at Catalent Cell & Gene Therapy. She is working at Catalent's BioPark site, in Baltimore, Maryland. During her Masters Program at UMBC, she knew she wanted to go into the field of Biopharma after taking ENCH 664, QA/QC of Biotechnology Products. Her current position has allowed her learn the activities involved with Process and Equipment Validation in a cGMP facility. Sarahana values Catalent's "Patient First" motto and enjoys the Team Dynamic established in her group.

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Posted: December 21, 2021, 11:41 AM