M.S., Virginia Tech, Geosciences (2013-2015)
Current Position: Hydrogeologist, Geosyntec
Graduate and undergraduate researchers in the Michel research group.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Marc Michel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology with a minor in Art and Art History from Colgate University. He worked as a hydrogeologist for Lessard Environmental, Inc. for almost 5 years before moving to Stony Brook University where he completed a Ph.D. in Geosciences. His dissertation focused on understanding the atomic structures of several different nanomaterials that are important in many natural biogeochemical processes.
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Aly started her PhD at Virginia Tech in Fall 2015 after completing her Master's degree in the research group of Dr. John Rakovan at Miami University of Ohio. Her PhD research is focused on understanding the crystallization of calcium phosphate minerals including apatite and brushite.
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Karel started his MS degree at Virginia Tech in Fall 2016 after completing a BS in Chemistry at Penn State University, where he worked in the group of Dr. Raymond Schaak. He is primarily interested in studying nanomaterials, particularly the nucleation, growth, and transformation of iron oxide nanominerals.
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Rui started his PhD at Virginia Tech in Fall 2013 after earning a combined Bachelor's/Master's degree in Bioengineering at the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. His PhD dissertation is focused on understanding how the fundamental characteristics of nanosized platinum catalysts relate to their catalytic activity.
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B.S. Virginia Tech, Nanoscience (2018)
I'm working on a project evaluating the capabilities of a 3D printed material, which will be used to make mixed-flow reactors to synthesize nanoparticles found in nature.
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B.S., Virginia Tech, Geosciences (2017) and incoming graduate student at Caltech
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B.S. Virginia Tech, Geosciences (Geochemistry Track) and Chemistry (2018)
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