Mariam Ismail, Lead Materials Engineer at Viridis3D LLC, a Massachusetts-based ceramic 3D printing start-up, received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2011. Throughout her work at the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing Center (NASA-sponsored Lab, Northeastern University), she developed a novel method for the synthesis of vanadosilicate AM-6 for enhanced visible light photocatalysis. Her work resulted in 10 scientific journal publications and over a dozen national and international conference proceedings. Throughout her career, Dr. Ismail has been the recipient of several awards, including the American Institute of Chemists award for Outstanding Graduate Student in 2011, and the YCC/NESACS-JCF/GDCh Exchange to Germany Program in 2009. In 2014, she was invited to attend an MPAC-hosted event at The White House celebrating Muslim Woman Emerging Leaders in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Dr. Ismail is also adjunct faculty to the Chemistry & Physics Department at Simmons College, Boston, MA, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate chemistry courses. Mariam loves hiking, running, and spending time with her family and friends.
PhD, Chemical Engineering, 2011, Northeastern University.
BS, Chemistry, 2006, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
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