Stephanie Kong

Rising Senior
Chemical Engineering
SUNY University at Buffalo
CEINT Research Site: Dr. Robert Tilton’s lab, Carnegie Mellon University

My summer at CEINT is one experience I'll never forget. CEINT gave me the chance to interact with top researchers and truly refine my skills in scientific research. Through this program and the funding provided by NSF, I was able to explore research topics outside of what was being offered at my home university. At Carnegie Mellon University I developed an experimental method for tracking the environmental fate of silver nanoparticles and their surface interactions with humic substances.

Career Impacts

My memories in the Tilton lab and my experiences at CMU have cemented my interest in promoting novel nanoscience with environmental conscience. I will be graduating from the University at Buffalo in the spring and thereafter attending graduate school for my doctorate in chemical engineering.