Dr. Ismail develops processes for 1366 Technologies, a Massachusetts-based solar technology company aiming at delivering solar at the cost of coal. She has 10 years of experience in analytical methods and crystal growth. In 2011, Dr. Ismail received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Throughout her work at the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing Center (NASA-sponsored Lab, Northeastern University), she developed a novel method for the hydrothermal synthesis of vanadosilicate AM-6 for enhanced visible light photocatalysis. Her work resulted in 10 technical publications, over a dozen national and international conference proceedings, and a book chapter. In 2011, she was the recipient of the American Institute of Chemists award for Outstanding Graduate Student. In 2009, she was selected amongst a large pool of applicants to partake in the YCC/NESACS-JCF/GDCh Exchange to Germany Program. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Ismail acted as Career Chair and Campus Representative for the Northeast Section of the Younger Chemists Committee. Dr. Ismail is also an adjunct faculty to Simmons College, Boston, MA. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from UMass Dartmouth. In her spare time, Dr. Ismail volunteers for various local and national educational developmental programs.
- I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
- I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
- I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
- I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
- I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.