PPSM (formerly PPST) Alumni/ae

Since 1990, over 100 students of MIT’s Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have graduated from the Program in Polymers and Soft Matter, founded in 1986 as the Program in Polymer Science and Technology. Our graduates now occupy a diverse array of research, academic, and industrial leadership positions, as shown in the following sample listing:
Denise A. Barrera, Chemistry ’93, 3M Occupational Health & Safety Division Christian C. Honeker, Materials Science ’97, Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Haskell W. Beckham, Chemistry ’91 Faculty, Georgia Tech School of Textile and Fiber Engineering Darrell J. Irvine, Materials Science ’00, Faculty, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Anuj Bellare, Chemical Engineering ’92, Faculty, Harvard Medical School Jinsang Kim, Materials Science ’01, Faculty, University of Michigan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Materials Science ’96, Deloitte Consulting, LiquiGlide, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies Peter Kofinas, Materials Science ’94, Faculty, University of Maryland, Department of Chemical Engineering
Vanessa Z. Chan, Materials Science ’00, Sr. Principal Value Engineer, SAP AG Gareth H. McKinley, Chemical Engineering ’91, Faculty, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michael J. Fasolka, Materials Science ’00, Deputy Director, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Uchu Mukai, Materials Science ’95, Bridgestone Corporation/Japan
Stephen Hans Foulger, Materials Science ’96 Faculty, Clemson University School of Materials Science and Engineering Mary Lynn Realff, Mechanical Engineering ’92, Faculty, Georgia Tech School of Textile and Fiber Engineering
Samuel P. Gido, Chemical Engineering ’93, Faculty, University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Polymer Science and Engineering Anne-Valerie G. Ruzette, Materials Science ’00, CNRS/UMR
Jason A. Gratt, Materials Science ’99, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Stephanie Simmons, Chemical Engineering, ’95 Thomas Candescent, Inc.
Paula T. Hammond, Chemical Engineering ’93 Faculty, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering Premnath Venugopalan, Chemical Engineering ’97, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Erik S. Handy, Chemistry ’99, SI2 Technologies, Inc. Joyce Y. Wong, Materials Science ’94, Faculty, Boston University

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