Industry Interaction Day

Industry Interaction Day || FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

The UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and UCSD Materials Science and Engineering Program are jointly sponsoring an industry interaction day.  Our goal is to enhance the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry.  We are planning a four part program on Friday, May 12th, 2017.  The program will include a welcome lunch, talks by industrial scientists, lightning talks by several doctoral students, and a panel discussion on how to secure positions in industry.  

Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 12pm - 5:30pm
Location: Natural Sciences Building (NSB)

For more information, please contact: Erica Lennard ( or Katie Hamilton (

Faculty Committee: Professor Andy Kummel, Professor Seth Cohen, Professor Mike Sailor, Professor Prab Bandaru


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Industry Talks - Session Chair: Dr. Prabhakar Bandaru

Eric Lanzendorf, PhD, Intel Corporation

Joseph AuBuchon, PhD, Applied Materials, Inc.

Richard Yang, PhD, Lam Research Corporation

Rahul Kapadia, PhD, Cymer 

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM


2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Industry Talks - Session Chair: Dr. Andy Kummel

Misha Golynskiy, PhD, Illumina

Daniel Estrada, MS, Lumileds

Winnie Lieu, M.Eng, MBA, Chevron Corporation

Michelle Chen, PhDAllergan

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Student Talks - Session Chair: Dr. Seth Cohen

Geoff Hollett, The Development of Porous Silicon-Based Injectable Contraceptives

Cassandra Callmann, Enzyme-Responsive Nanomaterials for Targeted Delivery of Chemotherapeutics

Jessica Moreton, New materials for membrane-based applications

Chris Lee, Investigating transport properties with multiscale computable mesh models from heterogeneous structural datasets

Michael Denny, Hybridization of MOFs for Improved Utility

Steven Wolf, Low Temperature Amorphous Boron Nitride ALD Using BCl3 and N2H4

Byungji Kim, Tweaking Our Immune System: How to Defeat Diseases More Efficiently

Michael Frank, A Sea Urchin Bioinspired Sediment Sampler and Magnetized Materials for Magnetic Field Assisted Freeze Casting

Lorraine Hossain, PEDOT/Parylene C Electrocorticography Microelectrodes Record Songs from the Brains of Birds

Peng Chen, Transition Metal Oxides Providing Alternative Solar Fuels

Tarah Sullivan, The Feather Vane: A Natural Functional Adhesive

Tianqi Ren, Controlling the Microstructure of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

Serdar Yavuz, Graphene/Silicon Solar Cell : An Alternative to p-n Junction Solar Cell

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Session with Industry Professionals - Moderator: Dr. Andrew Kummel

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Proudly Sponsored by:
UCSD Chemistry and Biochemistry

Industry Guests:


Applied Materials

Applied Materials




Lam Research

Lam Research