Mariam Ismail, B.S. Class of 2006

I received my PhD in chemical engineering from Northeastern University in 2011. There, I developed a novel synthesis of a photocatalyst for enhanced visible light photocatalytic applications. I currently work at an MIT photovoltaic startup called 1366 Technologies. Here I work on developing coating materials to aid in the growth of silicon wafers via our Direct WaferTM technology; a technology that is cheaper and more efficient than current polysilicon production methods.

On UMass Dartmouth Chemistry...

The UMassD chemistry department played a crucial role in my decision to pursue a Ph.D. The highly skilled faculty and research programs allowed me to explore the various fields related to chemistry.

On the preparation that UMassD Chem provided...

As a junior, I joined the Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) to conduct research under the advising of Dr. Chen-Lu Yang. My experience at ATMC sparked an interest in green technologies and environmental applications.