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Undergraduate Students




Colin Gerrity

Colin is a a senior undergraduate researcher in Dr. Valla’s lab pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Colin is working with Jake Struble on an IDEA Grant funded project to develop a process to defuloridate water in Ethiopia using naturally occruring zeolites in a dynamic process. Colin is also involved at UCONN as a co-director of HASB, an alternative spring break trip, and Conn-Men, an all-male a cappella group.

Jacob Struble
Dean Daley
Paapa Obeng LinkedIn pic (3) Pappa Obeng

Paapa is a Chemical Engineering major senior. He is heavily involved with the Engineering Diversity and Outreach Office which organize programs including BRIDGE, Engineering Your Future (EYF) etc. He is also the Vice-President of the UConn chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). His hobbies include watching soccer, reading autobiographies and cycling.

Connor Connor Mericnyak

Connor is a junor Chemical Engineer. At his my free time he enjoys surfing, snowboard and  horticulture.

Evan Evan Augustine

Evan is pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in hopes of working in the field of sustainable/renewable energy. He enjoys playing guitar/listening to music as a hobby, as well as watching hockey when he gets the chance.

Katherine Saltzgiver


….all the best to those who graduated:

Chris Martino Christopher Martino

He initiated our studies on the desulfurization of diesel! Thank you Chris and good luck!

Nga Nga Nguyan

She won two awards (2nd & 3rd place) on the undergraduate poster competition of AICHE Meeting 2015 for her work on the “Investigation of Mesoporous Y-Zeolites on Adsorptive Desulfurization of Model-Diesel Fuels”! Congrats Nga and good luck!

Laura Laura Wilcox

She won an award (2nd place) on the udergraduate poster competition of AICHE Meeting 2015 for her work on the “Development of Hierarchical Pore Structure MFI Zeolites for Biomass Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis”! 

Now she in Purdue pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations and all the best!