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Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2015-18
NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2013-15
Fulbright Student Grant to Chile 2013-14

BS/MS Materials Science and Engineering '13

Sarah proposed to work with the advanced polymers group at the Centro de Investigación de Polímeros Avanzados (CIPA) in Concepción, Chile, in collaboration with the Department of Polymers at Universidad de Concepción.

She worked on the application of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) family polymers for application in nanomedicine and biomedical engineering.

Originally from OR, raised in IL, she worked in the Biomaterials lab of Dr. Michele Marcolongo for more than 3 years. She completed her BS/MS degrees in 2013; her MS thesis concentrated on the development of biomimetic aggrecan.