Congratulations to NE alumnus Moin Ahmed (NE Class of ’16) whose team, Membio, won $25,000 in equity-free financing at the Velocity Fund Finals in November. Moin Ahmed, who went on to earn his Master’s of Chemical Engineering at UWaterloo, and Shane Kilpatrick, who recently earned his Master’s of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology at UWaterloo, formed Membio to develop their scalable biological manufacturing platform.
Farnaz Niroui, (NE Class of 2010) has accepted a position as assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Working from her office in the new MIT.nano facilities, she will focus part of her research on developing new nanotechnology-related tools and techniques. Farnaz begins her new job in January 2019.
Congratulations to second-year Nanotechnology Engineering student Ryan Gallagher for his win at the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards in September. He is one of two engineering students to win a coveted $5,000 scholarship at the fall 2018 term’s Ignition Week pitch competition.
When Bogdan Constantinescu, now a fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering student, scored a co-op job at a local laboratory equipment manufacturer, he was thrilled to have an opportunity to put his nanotechnology skills to work. The work term was especially interesting because Angstrom Engineering creates machinery and applications that nanotechnology researchers around the world use to innovate new technologies.