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2022 Officers

President

klkusima@cougarnet.uh.edu

Vraj obtained his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, India in 2017 and Masters in Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2019. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the Advanced Technology Development Center at IIT Kharagpur, India for a year and joined PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Houston in Fall 2020. His doctoral research is in the field of Crystal Engineering and Biomaterials, focused on Pathological crystallization in kidney stone crystals, particularly Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate and Struvite crystals.

Vice President

klkusima@cougarnet.uh.edu

Kenneth Lucas Kusima obtained his B.S in Engineering Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas in 2019. He then received a Masters of Chemical Engineering from Rice University, located in Houston, Texas in 2020. His current research focuses on generating Machine-Learned Kinetic Models for the ammoxidation reaction in the production of acrylonitrile.

Social Chair

kareich2@cougarnet.uh.edu

Hanny got her Bachelor of Science, majoring, in Chemical Engineering at UH. She joined the Ph.D. program at UH in Fall 2020, and her research is on characterizing bacterial persister’s metabolism through CRP/cAMP pathway.

Kwabena Darko

Treasurer

jnarzary@cougarnet.uh.edu

Kwabena earned his bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree at K.N.U.S.T in Ghana. After serving for a year in the same university as a Teaching Assistant, he moved on to Imperial College London for his MSc in advanced chemical engineering specializing in process systems engineering. Kwabena is currently a first year PhD student in UH studying physics-based molecular simulations.

Dr. Megan Robertson

Faculty Advisor

morman@Central.uh.edu

Dr. Lakis Mountziaris

Department Chair

tjmountz@Central.uh.edu

2021 Officers

  1. President: Shreeyansh Rastogi
  2. Vice PresidentVraj Chauhan
  3. Treasurer/Webmaster: Hadi Bourji
  4. Social Chair: Shayne Sensenbach
  5. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Megan Robertson

2020 Officers

  1. President: Surya Pratap Singh Solanki
  2. Vice PresidentShreeyansh Rastogi
  3. Treasurer/Webmaster: Melisa Montalvo
  4. Social Chair/Secretary: Stephanie Sontegrath
  5. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Megan Robertson

2019 Officers

  1. President: Ali Slim
  2. Vice PresidentSurya Pratap Singh Solanki
  3. Treasurer/Webmaster: Pak Wing Chen
  4. Social Chair/Secretary: Diego Soetrisno
  5. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Megan Robertson

2018 Officers

  1. President: Quan Do
  2. Vice PresidentAli Slim
  3. Treasurer: Abhay Gupta
  4. Social Chair: Deependra Parmar
  5. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Megan Robertson

2017 Officers

  1. President: Ricardo Sosa

2016 Officers

  1. President: Kyle Karinshak
  2. Vice PresidentSravan Kumar
  3. Treasurer: Aseem Chawla
  4. Social Chair: Yunwen Zhou

2014 Officers

  1. President: Anh Vu
  2. Vice President: Mohammad Safari
  3. Treasurer: Wendy Lang
  4. Webmaster: Anh Vu
  5. Social Chair: Ryan Poling-Skutvik

2013 Officers

  1. President: Aaditya Khanal
  2. Vice President: Mike Byington
  3. Treasurer: Vivek Yadav
  4. Webmaster: Melanie Hazlett
  5. Social Chair: Ryan Poling-Skutvik

2012 Officers

  1. President: Brian Rohde
  2. Vice PresidentManjesh Kumar
  3. Treasurer: Shyam Sridhar
  4. Social Chair: Sahar Farmanesh
  5. External Advisor (Returning Officer): Christopher Frei
  6. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rimer

2010 Officers

  1. President: Balakrishnan Raja
  2. Vice PresidentBijesh Shakya
  3. Treasurer: Alexandra Lupulescu

2009 Officers

  1. President: Srimoyee Bhattacharya
  2. Vice PresidentYogendra N. Pandey
  3. Secretary: Pranit S. Metkar

2008 Officers

  1. President: David

2007 Officers

  1. President: Anupam Prakash

2006 Officers

  1. President: Robin Gupta

About

The Organization of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students (OChEGS) at the University of Houston is a place where graduate students can come together to network, share ideas, discuss their research, and most of all, find a bit of fun to add to their graduate student life cycle. We strive to ensure a healthy social life to complement a research driven lifestyle. By offering luncheons with faculty, picnics, movie nights, and many more activities, we hope to give graduate students a chance to relax, connect and have fun.

Contact Us

S222 Cullen College of Engineering Bldg 1

(713) 743-4300

About

The Organization of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students (OChEGS) at the University of Houston is a place where graduate students can come together to network, share ideas, discuss their research, and most of all, find a bit of fun to add to their graduate student life cycle. We strive to ensure a healthy social life to complement a research driven lifestyle. By offering luncheons with faculty, picnics, movie nights, and many more activities, we hope to give graduate students a chance to relax, connect and have fun.

Contact Us

S222 Cullen College of Engineering Bldg 1

(713) 743-4300