Elaheh Kamaloo, PhD Candidate

Home: Tehran, Iran
Degree: PhD Candidate

Why did I choose WPI?
I had heard about it from my friends, and then I searched and found out that the WPI Chemical Engineering Department research areas are very close to my interests.

How has WPI's philosophy of Theory and Practice, and working with teams, been beneficial to me during my time at WPI?
WPI provides the graduate student beneficial financial aid, such as teaching and research assistantships. The research assistantship opportunity is also the valuable experience of having interactions with industry people and society’s challenges.

What do I think are WPI's greatest strengths?
WPI is one of the best old schools of the region, and it has a great history behind it. It has a small but friendly and beautiful campus.

How have the professors in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at WPI impacted my studies and my life?
All the Chemical Engineering faculty members are very nice people. My advisor, Professor Deskins, and co-advisors, Professors Kazantzis and Thompson, are very supportive to me.

What research projects am I involved in at WPI?
Molecular modeling of NDMA adsorption to zeolites, with my advisor, Professor Deskins, and co-advisors, Professors Thompson and Kazantzis.

What do I hope to do when I graduate? What would be my ideal job?
I really would like to work in an academic area.

Groups or extracurricular activities I participate in at WPI:

  • Student Support Network (SSN)
  • WPI's Women's Network
  • Teaching assistant in Chemical Engineering Department
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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