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Valerie Niemann

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Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Switzerland, 2018-19
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-23
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, 2018
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2018-19

BS Chemical Engineering ’18, Honors


Drexel faculty mentor: Aaron Fafarman

Valerie is a senior in chemical engineering with a minor in physics. Her first research experience was during the STAR program, where she worked in the Nanocrystal Solar Lab under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Fafarman. Since then she has pursued varied topics in renewable energy and power generation, such as solar cells, hydrogen evolution reaction catalysis, thermal management for power devices, and thermoelectrics. These projects have taken place at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is dedicated to promoting effective scientific communication and international exchange. She plans to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering, researching renewable chemical processes for energy applications.

Last updated: April 2018