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Undergraduate Student

 

Amiel Ray Cristobal

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : Summer 2017

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Hometown : Philippines, Bulacan

Why you joined: I joined TEEL because it provides me an opportunity to develop my engineering skills while enjoying my passion of learning about renewable and zero-emission energy. After taking Professor Chuang's Thermodynamics class, I have grown interest in fuel cells. His class also expressed to me how he truly cares about all of his students.

Future : After my undergraduate , I plan to go to graduate school or continue pursuing a career in the energy field to create a positive impact in the world and technology.

 

Sonia Desaidamle

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : Fall 2017 (3rd year)

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Hometown : Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Why you joined: I joined TEEL because I am fascinated by different methods of energy transfer, storage, and improved efficiency. I love that TEEL incorporates my favorite subjects, such as Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and even advanced Mathematics, into creating new technologies that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Future : I want to continue to develop clean energy technologies and implement them in the automotive and aerospace fields. I hope to make these technologies competitive enough to render non-renewable energy sources obsolete. I also plan to pursue a master's degree and possibly a Ph.D related to clean energy technologies.

Kathryn Bibas

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : Spring 2018 (3rd year)

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Hometown : Irvine, California

Why you joined : I joined TEEL because I enjoyed not only the content of Professor Chuang’s Thermodynamics class, but also how he approached teaching. I wanted to continue learning from him and expand my knowledge of renewable energy.

Future : Upon finishing my undergraduate education, I plan to either go to graduate school or pursue a career in a field I feel is making a positive impact on the world.

Ilian Mondragon

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : Spring 2018 (3rd year)

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Hometown : Santa Clarita, California

Why you joined : I joined TEEL to learn how to be part of a team, and to learn how to apply my taught knowledge in a project based setting. I really like that TEEL works on economically friendly and sustainable energy; and that it has many on going projects.

Future : I would like to continue to develop clean energy technologies and implement them in the automotive or medical fields. I plan to pursue a master's degree after working in one of these fields for about a year.