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Degree Year
  • 1993

Shaoyi Jiang

Degree(s):

  • PhD

Shaoyi Jiang, ChEME Ph.D. '93, Boeing-Roundhill Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, has won the 2017 Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

This award is presented to honor a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Prof. Jiang was recognized for his seminal contributions to the molecular understanding, design and development of zwitterionic materials and coatings for a broad range of applications. Prof. Jiang will deliver an award lecture this November at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

 

Degree Year
  • 2012

Corey Letcher

Degree(s):

  • BS

I recently left Schlumberger after 3 years as a field engineer, to become an account manager for the Trane company in New York City.  While with Schlumberger I had the opportunity to travel the world and work in two very different places in the US.  It was an extremely valuable experience but after the oil and gas industry started to suffer from the global oil glut, I found it was time to start searching for a new career path, especially one that would allow me to be a little more stationary and start to build a family.  I got married in September of 2015 and a few weeks later began with the Trane company.  My focus now is developing and focusing on energy management and conservation project and helping customers manage their costs more effectively.  I am excited about the opportunity and for what the future holds!

Degree Year
  • 2010

Christina Chan Lu

Degree(s):

  • BS
  • MEng

I've been working in the financial industry in business analysis and project management area ever since graduating from Cornell, with both a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and master of engineering in engineering management. I'd be happy to connect with any CHEME ever interested in pursuing the same route and learn how to apply what they learn in CHEME in finance. Please reach out to me. I'd also be interested in helping out the interviewing process with prospective candidates during college application process. Thanks 

Degree Year
  • 2007

Jennifer Cipolla

Degree(s):

  • BS

Currently the site leader for GE's new Center for Additive Technology Advancement, located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Degree Year
  • 1976

John T. Thompson

Degree(s):

  • BS

John T. Thompson '76, CEO/President, First Electric Supply will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in mentoring from Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization, College Mentors for Kids at the 2016 inspire awards.

The Inspire Awards, hosted by the College Mentors for Kids, recognizes top mentors in the workplace and in the community. 

Thompson credits the mentors and advocates in his life who gave him educational guidance and helped him to apply to college for his success. Knowing the value of those mentors made him want to give back to his adopted city of Indianapolis. Thompson shared, "The mentoring that I received from a child to an adult has been tremendously impactful on my life and that of my family so it is imperative that I mentor others. For several years, I'd visit a local tea shop from 10am-2pm and meet with any entrepreneur that walked in."

Dennis Trinkle, College Mentors for Kids, CEO, shared, "John is richly deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award. He represents what the Inspire Awards and College Mentors are all about, a commitment to community service, to mentoring, and to lifting up those who most need positive role models. Countless youth, civic leaders, and business leaders have benefited from John's commitment to their success and his caring heart."