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Alumni Profiles

  • Jennifer Atchison

    Jennifer Atchison

    Choose your advisor well. It is the most important decision you will make in graduate school. read more »
  • Jonathan Ayutsede

    Jonathan Ayutsede

    I feel that the course work and research studies undertaken at Drexel have contributed significantly to how I do my work. I constantly revert back to the basic fundamentals taught in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. read more »
  • Svetlana Dimovski

    Svetlana Dimovski

    I would never be where I am now if it was not for school and the experience that goes with it. read more »
  • Elizabeth Hoffman

    Elizabeth Hoffman

    The skills that I developed as a Ph.D. student have greatly contributed to my job. While learning academic knowledge of materials science is a must, I value the "soft" skills such as networking and communication that I developed while at Drexel. read more »
  • Philipp M. Hunger

    Philipp M. Hunger

    I have the feeling of having been well prepared for all post-graduation options. During my time at Drexel, besides all my research activity, I taught a lot, which prepared me well for any educational work environment. read more »
  • Stephen Niezgoda

    Stephen Niezgoda

    The biggest thing I learned during my Ph.D. was that you can't be rigid or inflexible in your thinking or interests. I changed topics quite drastically between my Ph.D. work and post-doc, however, having a firm grounding on how to develop a research topic made this easy. read more »
  • Andrew James (Jim) Puza

    Andrew James (Jim) Puza

    Aside from the pure academic elements of the education, the type of education I received in Drexel materials, with the lab work and a great deal of emphasis on technical presentations and the co-op periods, allowed me to advance quickly in the industrial world. read more »
  • Riju Singhal

    Riju Singhal

    My Ph.D. work has helped me understand how to work in a team and helped me develop independent thinking. My work has also been quite challenging and I have been lucky to meet it with success on a few occasions. read more »
  • David Steinmetz

    David Steinmetz

    Because I am pursuing a Ph.D. in materials science, I use what I learned at Drexel every single day. The BS/MS program was particularly helpful. read more »