Chemical and Biological Engineering
- "Before I even arrived at Princeton, GradFUTURES helped me secure an internship unlike any I had done before!"
I graduated in May 2020 with my B.S. in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. I spent the summer after my graduation interning with the cell therapy team at MilliporeSigma before starting graduate school here at Princeton.
"As an incoming first year student with limited prior industry experience, this internship exposed me to a wide range of other career opportunities to ponder and explore during my time as a graduate student."
- "The GradFUTURES mentorship program connected me with an outstanding alumni mentor in Washington, D.C. who has helped show me the value of Ph.D. scientists in government and policymaking."
Originally from Beijing China, Kevin is a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering and his work focuses on engineering multi-phase synthetic organelle systems. As a Professional Development Associate serving in the engineering division, Kevin is passionate about supporting graduate students to explore career options and build core competencies for successful careers through hands-on experience.
I have been working at Princeton in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering for 20 years.
Dr. Udit Batra earned a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of MilliporeSigma, a $7.6 billion Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and a member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. Batra oversees the company's Bioethics Advisory Panel and has Board responsibility for the global Information Technology function.
Dr. Allison Simi *18 is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the large molecule organization at Janssen (J&J), where she investigates new ways to target immune cells in cancer and autoimmunity. She did her doctoral research in Celeste Nelson's lab in Chemical and Biological Engineering which she joined immediately after a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2012.
Leon Wang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as a member of the Professional Development Working Group, and an organizer of the GradFUTURES Virtual Forum.
"I am an engineering graduate student with passions in business, technology, and healthcare. While these may seem like very different concepts, I aspire to be a leader who combines all of these fields to better people's lives."
- "What programmings do you want to see from the Professional Development office? I am always happy to listen to your inputs and discuss ways in which we all can better shape our futures. Feel free to email me or connect on LinkedIn! "
- "If you cannot convince people of the merit of your ideas in language they can understand, you are not going anywhere, since it is impossible to solve any meaningful problems by yourself."