Department Representatives 2022

Shankrith Natarajan

Shankrith Natarajan (Lead DR)

Biography

Hey Everyone! I’m Shankrith and I am a first year Applied Math MS student at Columbia. I did my undergraduate study in Mechanical Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore, India.

About Shankrith

I’m looking to enter the Finance world as a Quant Researcher or a Data Scientist. In my free time, I love watching movies (Super excited for No Time to Die and Dune) and I spend an unhealthy amount of time on Reddit. I also watch and actively follow NBA games, Cricket, and Tennis. 

I joined EGSC because I would like to plan social events, career and alumni events for students of the APAM department to take full advantage of the diverse backgrounds of all our peers here at Columbia. I believe that this would foster great relationships among our peers and create strong networks.

Contact

I would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts or ideas for SEAS or APAM. Feel free to reach me at [email protected] and we can meet up for coffee.

Hannah Kwon

Hannah Kwon

Biography

Hello, I am a MS student studying Applied Mathematics with an expected graduation date of December 2022.

About Hannah

I studied Economics and International Relations at USC (Los Angeles, CA) during undergrad, and I’ve had a career in the fields of Economics Research, Antitrust Consulting, and most recently Data Science. As you may have noticed, I have a wide range of interests from academia to industry in a variety of subjects!

Contact

I’m always down for a chat, and you can reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions or feedback for our department or broader SEAS.

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Biography

I am a 4th year PhD student in Applied Physics working with Alex Gaeta on quantum and nonlinear photonics. I’m excited to once again serve as a DR for the department.

About Andrew

I grew up in Massachusetts, got my BS in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in California, and am happy to be back on the east coast since 2018. 

Contact

Ask me about qSTEM or the graduate worker union. Please reach out anytime at [email protected]
 

Selma Marrakchi (Lead DR)

Biography

Hello!
I’m a Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering expecting to graduate in December 2022. I am the Lead Department Representative for Biomedical Engineering as well as the Internal Vice President of the Graduate Organization for Biomedical Engineers (GoBME). I am currently specializing in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning and working in the Chemical Genomics Laboratory.

About Selma 


Prior to that, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UCLA  and worked as an EEG/neurofeedback tech.  In my free time, I enjoy working out, cooking, playing music, and exploring the city for new hidden gems. I also love meeting new people from the various departments at SEAS and from the wonderfully diverse Columbia student body in general. Let’s be friends!
We are all excited to continue working hard to create a supportive space that promotes excellence, community, and innovation.

Contact

Should you have any question, concern, or feedback about SEAS (and especially the Biomedical Engineering department), please e-mail me at [email protected] I look forward to meeting you.

Zixiang Zhao

Zixiang Zhao

Biography

Hello Everyone!

I’m Jaden, a first-year MS student in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in neural control engineering (expected graduation December 2022). 

About Zixiang

Born and brought up in China, I completed BME and Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the Columbia University in 2021; founder of a social media APP startup; Love to travel, explore new skills and make friends. I am also willing to share my BME experiences from Columbia with other new students and design and organize events for future career and networking.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Keerthi Sravan Ravi

Keerthi Sravan Ravi

Biography

Hello everyone!

I’m Sravan, a third-year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, working on autonomous magnetic resonance imaging.

About Sravan

I am learning to play the guitar (love music!) and enjoy gaming. I’m looking forward to meeting new people through EGSC! :)

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS, or just want to grab a coffee!
I’ll stick to tea

 

Kristen Lawlor

Biography

Hi! My name is Kristen and I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in Qi Wang’s laboratory. My research at Columbia focuses on the neural circuitry of signal processing. 

About Kristen

I’m originally from Princeton, New Jersey and completed my undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of research, I love running, solo backpacking, hiking and exploring the city with friends.

In 2021, I served as EGSC President and I am excited to continue to serve as a Department Representative this year! EGSC is an integral part of the SEAS community and I am happy to be able to continue to advocate for our students and improve student life.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns, feedback or just want to say hello!

Howard Nicholson III

Howard Nicholson III

Biography

Hey! My name is Howard and I am so excited to serve as a DR this year. I am a first-year PhD student advised by Dr. Clark Hung in the Cellular Engineering Laboratory. 

About Howard

I grew up in Rockville, Maryland and recently graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a B.S. in Chemical engineering and minor in music. My research will focus on understanding how physical and chemical stimuli impact cells and tissues in order to incorporate these forces in strategies for developing functional tissue substitutes of clinical relevance. I am also interested in investigating how bias and racism may lead to inequity in healthcare and biomedical innovation.

I enjoy running, reading, music, spending time with my friends and meeting new people! 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Guntaash Sahani

Biography

Hello, I’m Guntaash, a MS express student studying biomedical engineering. My concentration is in Bioinformatics and Machine  Learning. In alignment to that, my research interest is in applying machine learning techniques to biological data, to find solutions for unmet clinical needs.  

About Guntaash

Prior to this, I graduated with a BS in bme from Columbia in May 2021.
In my free time, I like listening to history and psychology related podcasts. 

Contact

My committee is Career and Alumni, so please feel free to reach out to me @ [email protected], if you have any questions/concerns related to that.

Sarah Cheeran

Sarah Cheeran

Biography

My name is Sarah, and I am a Biomedical Engineering M.S. student specializing in Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (expected graduation December 2022).

About Sarah

My hobbies (aka activities I barely get time for) include skiing, swimming, painting/drawing, and dancing. More importantly, I wanted to be a DR to really impact positive changes in the day-to-day lives of my peers.

Contact

Please reach out to me via email: [email protected] and be sure to say hello if you ever see me on campus!

Hansen Mou

Hansen Mou (Lead DR)

Biography

3rd Year PhD student, Chen Group, B.S. from Clemson Univ.
Research focus: Electrocatalysis for biomass conversion

About Hansen

I’m also currently the vice president of ChEGO
(Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization)

My hobbies include shooting pool🎱, cycling🚴‍♂️, motorsports🚗 (watching & sim-racing), and casual gaming🎮. 

I’m always excited to meet new people and learn something new, e.g. languages (currently working on German and Chinese)

Contact

You can reach out to me at [email protected] for any reason at all. Responses will be at my spam filter’s discretion

Daniela Bushiri

Daniela Bushiri

Biography

Hello! I am first year MS/PhD chemical engineering student with expected graduation TBD (2025-2026)

About Daniela

I was born in Democratic Republic of Congo and was raised in South Africa!. I love dancing , outdoors activities, reading and writing poetry. I also love having deep conversations. I joined EGSC to connect with the student body and help organize fun diverse events that will spice up our graduate experiences. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected]  if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Prakhar Mishra

Prakhar Mishra

Biography

Hello! I am a continuing MS Chemical Engineering student at columbia, expected to graduate in May 22

About Prakhar

I would like to be a part of Social set up of the committee post COVID to try and get it back to how it was before the pandemic. My hobbies include : Playing Football ( Actual Football ) and basically Netflix and chill!

Contact

Feel free to reach me on my Columbia Email ID [email protected]  if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!”

Zichuan Xiao

Zichuan Xiao

Biography

Hi! I am a first year graduate in chemical engineering, and am expected to graduate in December 2022. 

About Zichuan

I am from China, and my undergraduate was in California. New York is definitely different, and I am still engaging with this metropolis. 

Computer games are my indoor favorite. I also love board games, ping pong, and pool. Still looking for buddies!

Contact

Any questions or suggestions? Feel free to reach out to me via [email protected] or wechat: undingable_me. I am all ears

Abizer Sodawalla

Abizer Sodawalla

Biography

I am a graduate student in the Chemical engineering department, expecting to toss my grad cap in December 2022.

About Abizer

I have an engineering bachelors from India. Beyond academia, I like to read, and you'll always find me with a Feynman or an Emerson.

Contact

You can reach me at [email protected] for any questions or suggestions for the EGSC or the Chemical Engineering department.”

Anshika Agarwal

Anshika Agarwal

Biography

I am a first year Chemical Engineering master’s student. I will be graduating in December 2022, and before that I would like to collaborate with the student community as much as possible. 

About Anshika

I did my undergrad from India, (Manipal University). I was also a part of the Student Council in my undergrad. I love to meet new people, travel and to broaden my knowledge and horizon as much as possible.

Contact

I am always up to hear from peers and faculty. Feel free to reach me at  [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Julie Cui

Julie Cui

Biography

Hey! My name is Julie and I’m a 2nd year M.S. student in Chemical Engineering specializing in biopharmaceuticals. I am also the former Career and Alumni Chair of EGSC.

About Julie 

I hail originally from Vancouver, Canada (shout-out to my Canadians) and completed my Bachelor’s in ChemBE at Johns Hopkins University. Healthcare is my passion, and I’m always down to discuss the latest drug development trends or interesting M&As in the pharma/biotech world. 
I love to sing (was in a cappella), read spy stories, explore new and interesting foods to eat in NYC, have deep conversations about current events, and make the occasional (?!) dad joke.
I’m really proud of the work EGSC does every day to represent and advocate for all our SEAS graduate students, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this great group and be able to contribute to all the initiatives we’re doing. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you want to chat!

 

Enrik Shehu (Lead DR)

Biography

Hello everybody! This is Ground Control to Major Tom.
Just joking, I am a M.S student in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanic waiting to graduate in Dec 2022.

About Enrik

I have done my undergraduate studies and a previous M.S in Structural Engineering in Albania. In my university I was the VP in the student council where we did a lot of events, one of them was the first International Student Conference that was held in my country. My previous experience in student council is one of the reasons why I joined EGSC. 

I love movies, rock music, civil engineering and meeting good people!

Contact

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Nancy Agrawal

Nancy Agrawal

Biography

Be out there without perfection. I am an M.S student in Construction Engineering and Management, graduating in Apr 2022.

About Nancy

I think what I have learned throughout life is through people. So, I am excited to meet y'all. Apart, I write, and I love philosophy and politics. Let's have a discussion sometime? My life goal is to make a difference in society. Being a DR allows me to represent my people on a more prominent platform.

Contact

Have any ideas, suggestions, concerns, or complaints? Feel free to shoot an email at [email protected], even if you want to say hi.!

Kaushal Pawar

Kaushal Pawar

Biography

Namaste everyone! I am pursuing my Master’s in Civil Engineering, specializing in Construction Engineering and Management graduating in Spring 2022

About Kaushal

I have done my undergraduation from Mumbai, India and have 2 years of work experience as a Site Engineer. I was also part of various student committee wherein we organised general and stream specific events. I love playing soccer and sports in general. As an International students, it’s a bit of a task to know everything that is going around, and as Department representative, I want to make a difference by having every resource available to the students. 

Contact

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Atmaja Vilas Patil

Atmaja Vilas Patil

Biography

Hey everyone! 

I am pursuing an MS in Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, optimistic of graduating in Fall 2022. My specialization being Construction Engineering & Management.

About Atmaja

They say ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’, I say ‘Jack  of all trades, if you got the will-power, you will get everything done!’. That being said, I love hiking, painting, cooking, playing guitar and the list goes on. I enjoy organizing cultural & technical college events and have an experience in that field (I have organized various events during my undergrad).   

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected],  if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS! Also, don’t hesitate to contact if you want to have any other discussion in general.

Sheel Pethe

Sheel Pethe (Lead DR)

Biography

I am a Master’s student in the Computer Science Department with expected graduation in May 2022.

About Sheel

I moved to New York in December 2020 and I stay close to campus. I am passionate about sports and have an excellent hand-eye coordination especially for racket sports.

As a Computer Science Department Representative at EGSC, I look forward to helping solve student issues in order to improve the educational experience. Along with that I intend to organize events for fellow students so that we can finally meet, interact and enjoy in person.

Contact

You can reach me at [email protected], if you have any questions, ideas or just want to know more about me!

Sughosh Kaushik

Sughosh Kaushik

Biography

Hey everyone! I’m a second year master’s student at Columbia university graduating in May 2022.

About Sughosh

You can find me road tripping across the east coast mostly upstate New York, Long Island and Boston. I love skateboarding and Boba :) I became the DR to channel the unagi in you all 😝

Contact

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]

Suraj Geddam

Suraj Geddam

Biography

Hey everyone, I’m Suraj. I’m an MS student in my final semester, and will be graduating this May.

About Suraj 

In my free time, I love to play video games or solve Wordle and Wordle-adjacent puzzles. I became a DR as I was interested in getting involved to help solve the problems of the student body, and also to host events

Contact

Feel free to email me at [email protected], or simply send me a message on the EGSC slack if you have any questions, feedback or if you would like to know more about me!

Kahlil Dozier

Kahlil Dozier

Biography

Hi, I’m Kahlil, a second-year PhD student in the Computer Science department.  I’m co-advised by Professors Dan Rubenstein and Vishal Misra.

About Kahlil 

In the Fall of 2020 I moved across the country to NYC from Los Angeles, where I had previously completed my MS degree at USC.
Among other things, I like to stay active, doing things like running in Central Park, or playing pickup basketball in the NYC parks when the weather gets nice.  I’m also into skateboarding, something I picked up from my time in LA!

Contact

Feel free to reach out at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns!

Nathan Wu

Nathan Wu

Biography

Hi guys, I’m a second semester master student in Computer Science, and I’m expecting to graduate in Dec, 2022. 

About Nathan 

I graduated from UC Santa Barbara and moved to NYC last fall. I enjoy going to local arthouses for indie films, or grabbing drinks with friends on weekends. I hope to connect with students and help build a diverse and inclusive community in SEAS.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] to tell your questions, concerns, suggestions and all the exciting things happened in your grad school life.

James Wang

James Wang

Biography

I am a first semester MS in the Computer Science Department with expected graduation in May 2022.

About James 

I did my undergraduate studies at Columbia in computer science and graduated in December 2021. I also served as the Academic Affairs Representative on Columbia’s undergraduate Engineering Student Council. Outside of school, I’m into urban photography, skiing, and badminton. 

Contact

I’m always down to chat, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions or feedback for our department or for Columbia Engineering.

Malaika Gupta

Malaika Gupta (Lead DR)

Biography

Hey, Hey!

I am Malaika, a MS in Data Science student planning to graduate in December 2022. I am originally from Guwahati, India and I did my undergraduate study in Information Technology.

About Malaika

Being an avid baker and an aspiring data scientist, I would love to meet and connect with people from different backgrounds and learn about their cultures. Being a DR, I am willing to help you out on any issues that you face within and beyond the program.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] for anything related to SEAS!

Jiachen Huang

Jiachen Huang

Biography

Hi!

I am Jiachen Huang, a second year master’s student and my graduating semester is Spring 2022.

About Jiachen

It is my pleasure to become DR and serve SEAS students. Hopefully, I can help organize social and career events for students to get better involved. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected]

Navjot Singh

Biography

Hi everyone! I started my M.S. in Data Science this fall and am expected to graduate in December 2022.

About Navjot

Born and brought up in New Delhi, I completed my undergrad in Mathematics and Computing Engineering from the Delhi Technological University in 2018, and worked as a software developer for 3 years before coming to the US. I love to travel, try new experiences, geek out on random trivia and listen to music.

Contact

I am excited to be the DSI DR. I am always up for taking new initiatives and going the extra mile to create an impact. So if you have anything in mind that would help enhance your experience at Columbia, or even if you’d just like to catch-up in general, I’ll be happy hear from you at [email protected] :)

 

Vipul Harihar

Vipul Harihar

Biography

Hi I am Vipul. I am a Full Time Graduate Student in Master of Science in Data Science program.  I would  graduate in December 2022.

About Vipul

I am a fun loving person, and love to live life to the fullest, I believe in Living the Moment and truly cherishing the opportunity we are given along the way.

I like to meet new individuals, actively listen to others as much as I love to share my Ideas and thoughts. Everything is awesome! I shoot videos for YouTube and do some photography too. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!”

You might reach me on instagram too @vipulruless, for informal communication.

Nathalie Tuya

Nathalie Tuya

Biography

Hello! I am a MS student studying Earth & Environmental Engineering with an expected graduation date of December 2022.

About Nathalie

Prior to beginning my journey at Columbia, I graduated with my B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Florida International University. I love research and have completed internships and collaborations with NASA, the DOE, and USACE! I believe becoming a DR is an excellent experience for me to learn the importance of having a collaborative community in a university, especially since my career goals are to obtain my PhD and teach as a research professor! 

Contact

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS, especially for the EEE department!

 

Lingyu Zhang

Lingyu Zhang (Lead DR)

Biography

Hello everyone! My name is Lingyu, it means ‘above the clouds’ in Chinese. For some reason people seems to find my English name Michael easier to pronounce, so you can call me that too.

About Lingyu

I am a first year master student in EE, expected to graduate in Dec 2022. I am from Beijing, China and I went to Nanjing University as an undergrad. It’s funny because Beijing means ‘North City’ and Nanjing means ‘South City’. And I’ve flown from the East glode to the West! 

My current interest is in deep learning algorithms for image processing, but I’m generally passionate about AI and what it is capable of doing. Aside from that I also like to produce hip hop music and write zombie stories. 

Contact

I like to think of life as a high dimensional optimization problem. We work together and learn to improve policies to achieve a better future. It is my honor to be of service for Columbia Engineering and you are more than welcome to email me at [email protected] if you have  any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS.

Santanab Mukhopadhyay

Santanab Mukhopadhyay

Biography

Hello folks! You can call me Santa. I am a MS student in the EE department expected to graduate in December 2022. 

About Santanab

I completed my undergrad from India, and have since worked in Consulting at Deloitte before exploring Entrepreneurship in the Automation and Building Energy domain. I am passionate about Sustainability and aim to pursue a career in the Sustainable Energy and Development sector. I love learning about new cultures over a plate of shared food, conversation and stories.

Over the summer during course registration, and the first few weeks of classes, I came across a few instances of resource and process gaps that I feel would improve student life if addressed. I am equally passionate about addressing common causes that make life easier for everyone. And that’s what motivated me to apply to the EGSC, so that I can play a more active role to improve student life here at Columbia.

Contact

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any ideas, questions or feedback about life at SEAS, EGSC or the EE department in particular, or if you want to connect in general. 

Rong Chen

Rong Chen

Biography

Hola, I am Rong Chen from China and I am a MS student in EE department. I will graduate in December, 2022. 

About Rong 

I came to the U.S. when I was a junior in high school, and I was at seattle. Then, I completed my undergrad in upstate NY. I have experienced life in both east and west coast and am still struggled to choose which one is better. 
I love playing golf and hiking, and I’ve been to a few national parks across the country. Can’t wait to explore more! I joined EGSC to connect with students from other disciplines and help to build a more inclusive environment. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback, or to hike together!

Abhi Adhikari

Abhi Adhikari

Biography

Hi everyone my name is Abhi! 
I am a first-year EE MS/PhD student, advised by Prof. Gil Zussman. My research interests include mmWave, 5G/6G, and radar. 

About Abhi 

I graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a BS in Computer Engineering. Some things I like to do outside of school include photography, listening to music, and lifting.  

Contact

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Yilin Meng

Yilin Meng (Lead DR)

Biography

Hi! I’m Yilin, an MS in Operations Research graduating in December 2022. I came from Beijing and obtained my bachelor's degree in Economics at Renmin University of China.

About Yilin 

I am excited to meet you all and help you make the best out of your Columbia Experience. I'm considering a career in Finance, Consulting, and Analytics. I enjoy taking long walks along Hudson and free dancing at home with some music on in my spare time.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS. We can also grab a coffee and chat on campus!

Jacob Bergquist

Jacob Bergquist

Biography

I am a 4th year PhD student in the IEOR department. I’m excited to once again serve as a DR for the department.

About Jacob 

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and did my undergrad at UC Berkeley. I must say the climate there agreed with me. New York is okay too.

Contact

Reach me at [email protected] at any time!

Yuyang He

Yuyang He

Biography

Hi! I’m Yuyang, an MS in Business Analytics  graduating in December 2022. I came from Shanghai and obtained my bachelor's degree in Chinese University of Hong Kong.

About Yuyang 

I am here for making new friends and support a better EGSC\SEAS as a DR. I enjoy brew coffee, so welcome to join me if you wanna grab any kind of coffee.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS. Let’s meet on campus!

Yasmina

Yasmina Noueihed

Biography

Hello! I am a MS Business Analytics student planning to graduate in December 2022. I am originally from Lebanon and I did my undergraduate study in Civil Engineering.

About Yasmina

I want to be a DR because I would like to plan social and career events and get students more engaged on campus. I was the president of Jobstr in my undergraduate university and I would like to continue on helping students to find the best internship or job opportunities align with their skills and preferences.

Contact

I enjoy exploring New York and trying different cuisines and restaurants. Feel free to follow me on IG at @yasminaskitchen and contact me at [email protected]

Sirisha Saddikuti

Sirisha Saddikuti

Biography

Hi! I am a Management Science and Engineering student, graduating in December 2022. I grew up in India and have my Bachelors in Mining Engineering. Prior to joining SEAS for grad school, I have worked in Management Consulting and Strategy Operations.

About Sirisha 

I enjoy traveling and being spontaneous. I have visited over 20 countries in the last 6 years and was fortunate to meet wonderful people from all over. I like to solve puzzles and problems. As a DR I want to bring students from different departments together for a more collaborative and positive graduate school experience.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS and EGSC!

Ashwani

Ashwani Varshney

Biography

I am  a Master’s in Business Analytics student expected to graduate in December 2022. I have completed my MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Science from University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

About Ashwani

I was the Founder and President of Social Media Club at DUCS and democratically elected as the Cultural Secretary of my undergrad college. I am an avid dancer and drama actor, and my positive outlook helps me in this pastime as it enthuses me with  energy, and confidence.

Contact

Feel free to reach me at [email protected]  if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Akshat

Akshat Agarwal

Biography

Hello everyone! I am Akshat, a MS in Business Analytics December 2022 student, hailing from the land of diverse cultures, India. I have worked as a Consultant at PwC India and graduated from VIT, India as an IT Engineer.

About Akshat

Apart from being The Office, GoT and conspiracy theories enthusiast, I love to talk about Business and Analytics topics. I can also guide you on consultancy and probably connect you with alumni or people from required industries.

Contact

Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]  if you have any questions or just for a casual talk. I would also love if you have any feedback or ideas for SEAS!

Kim Kroupa

Kim Kroupa (Lead DR)

Biography

Hi all! I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics lab, under Dr. Gerard Ateshian. My research focuses on studying the mechanical properties of cartilage tissue, and how those properties change with pathology. 

About Kim

I am the current President of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA) and your Lead DR for MechE!  I was also a DR in 2019 and 2020. 
In my free time I love to cook, ice skate, and get way too competitive over the New York Times daily crossword. 

Contact

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for SEAS! 

Nihar Garg

Nihar Garg

Biography

🙋‍♂️  I’m a Master’s student studying Mechanical Engineering (concentration in Robotics) with an expected graduation of May 2022.

About Nihar

I have lived in Abu Dhabi, Indianapolis and New Jersey - but I am now convinced that New York City is where I want to be after graduating. I applied to be a Department Representative so I can create new career opportunities for students with multidisciplinary backgrounds and interests (such as Robotics, Mechatronics, Biomechanics and Nanotechnology) by connecting them to industry leaders and alumni from each program’s concentrations.

Contact

Many of you know me already so feel free to catch me around campus or reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS!

 

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Biography

Hi everyone! I’m an M.S. Mechanical Engineering student, concentrating in Energy Systems.

About Minh

I’m from a small town in Vietnam and grew up in South Florida, so I love the beach, love the outdoors...and currently, I’m learning to love this city! 

I want to work on climate solutions and I’m thrilled to be at SEAS because here, we engineer for humanity. I’m excited to be a DR with EGSC because I get to help create positive experiences for my fellow cohort who also want to make the most of our graduate degree before heading out to work on the big, hairy problems. 

Contact

Let me know how I can help! Feel free to reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions, feedback or ideas for SEAS and MechE!

 

Shubhajeet Goswami

Biography

Hi everyone!
I am in my first year of MS in Mechanical Engineering. I am from Mumbai, India and did my undergrad there.

About Shubhajeet

I am excited to be a DR as I will be able to put forward students’ concerns and meet new people. Outside academics, I love being outdoors, working out in the gym and playing soccer. 

Contact

Feel free to reach me at my email: [email protected] 

 

Mark Barbet

Mark Barbet

Biography

Hi everyone!  I’m a final year Mechanical Engineering PhD student, hoping to graduate sometime mid-2022.  My research focuses on applications of automation and machine learning to combustion chemistry.  Before Columbia, I studied aerospace engineering and physics at the University of Florida.

About Mark

I served in the mechanical engineering grad association as treasurer/social chair in 2017, and joined EGSC in 2018 as a DR.  In 2019, I served as the social chair for EGSC before returning to a DR role to focus on research.  

Outside of research and student life, you can find me working out in the gym, running, or going out downtown to try a new restaurant or bar!  I recently (this year) started skiing and plan to do a lot more of that this winter! 

Contact

If you want to reach out - my email is [email protected].  I am more than happy to chat over coffee or beer!