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CEMAS USER SPOTLIGHT


Gabriel Calderon Ortiz
Graduate Research Associate 
Materials Science and Engineering


Where are you from? 
“Puerto Rico"

What qualities do you look for in a friend?
"Compassion and honesty."

What motivates you?
"To be the best version of myself and constantly be improving."

What's your favorite thing about CEMAS?
"The willingness of the staff and faculty members to help students achieve their goals."

How do you think CEMAS has helped in achieving your goals?
"CEMAS provides a research and collaboration environment, allowing professional growth." 


Hsien-Lien HuangHsien-Lien Huang
Graduate Research Associate 
Materials Science and Engineering


Where are you from? 
“Taiwan”

What are three words to describe you?
“Easy-going, generous, and focused.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
“I would visit Europe because I haven’t been there before.”

What’s the last thing you were really excited about? 
“Going snowboarding with my friends.”

What are your favorite things about CEMAS?
“The digital theater, outstanding scope, and new office space!”

How do you think CEMAS has helped in achieving your goals?
“CEMAS offers well-scheduled training systems and coordinated events.”


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Catrina Wilson
Graduate Fellow
Materials Science and Engineering

Where are you from?
"California"

If you could pass on any wisdom to incoming students, what would you share?
"One thing I wish someone told me before I started grad school is that "work-life balance" means something different to everyone. No one's definition of it is better or worse than your own."

What is your favorite thing about CEMAS?
"CEMAS is a supportive community."

How do you think CEMAS has helped in achieving your goals?
"CEMAS provides me with the opportunity to speak about many other areas in Materials Science and microscopy than just what my own group does."


Photo of SemantiSemanti Mukhopadhyay
Graduate Research Associate
Materials Science and Engineering

Where are you from?
"Varanasi, India"

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
"Painting or watching no-brainer Bollywood movies!"

What is your favorite thing about CEMAS?
"[The] lounge area! And all the CEMAS residents!"

How do you think CEMAS has helped in achieving your goals?
"I think my discussions with the students, faculty, and staff at CEMAS has helped me think critically about my project, and understand my project better."


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