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Fall 2020 - CBEE Alumni Update

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Ruth Spiker

BS Chemical Engineering, Traditional Track (2019) 
Ruthie is currently a process integration engineer for Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, MD. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at UMBC part time. 

Babu Raman

PhD Chemical Engineering (2005)

Babu Raman is currently the Strategy Leader for Bioengineering and Bioprocessing R&D at Corteva™ Agriscience, Indianapolis, IN. Babu obtained his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Maryland Baltimore County and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Lab, prior to joining Corteva (then Dow AgroSciences) in 2011. At Corteva, Babu led the development and establishment of the Systems Biology program for targeted engineering of microbial systems for natural product biosynthesis. Subsequently, he served as the Engineering & Systems Biology Platform Leader, responsible for the continued development and deployment of core technologies in automated and high-throughput strain engineering. Babu is passionate about emerging technologies and is actively engaged in identifying and brining in external technologies for accelerating internal R&D efforts.

David Burgenson

BS Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Track (2017), MS Chemical Engineering (2020), 
PhD Chemical Engineering (2020)
David joined Sutro Biopharma in September 2020.

Renee Mitchell

BS Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Track (2019), MS Chemical Engineering (2020)

Renne is working at Form Energy as a Battery Engineer.

Sydney Menikheim

BS Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Track (2017), 
MS Chemical Engineering (2019)
Sydney currently works at W.R. Grace in Curtis Bay, MD. She is in her second year in the company's Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP). During her first rotation, Sydney worked in Columbia, MD, at the company's headquarters where she was a member of the Sourcing and Procurement Team. On this team, Sydney was able to employ her engineering knowledge by helping to estimate the cost of potential insourcing projects. Currently, Sydney works in the silica plant in Curtis Bay, helping to manage the packaging operations and the production of specialty products. 

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Posted: October 26, 2020, 1:25 PM