Center Interviews

Interview with Andrew Summer, Ph.D. Student

Andrew holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University (New York, NY). He is currently investigating the interactions and reactivity of chemicals added to hydraulic fracturing fluid used in natural gas extraction. He aims to understand the subsurface formation of organic species, specifically organohalides, that have been detected in flowback water after extraction. To this end, he is developing a custom high temperature and pressure reactor system to study the kinetics of organohalide formation mechanisms.

Interview with Eva Albalghiti, Master’s Student

Eva graduated from Yale College in 2017 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. She is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Tsinghua University School of Environment, located in Beijing, China. She is continuing her work in the Zimmerman lab, applying her knowledge of nanomaterials to energy storage technologies.

Interview with Laurene Petitjean, Ph.D. Candidate

Laurene Petitjean has been working in sustainability and green chemistry long before she joined the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale. Her current project focuses on valorizing the waste product lignin from the bioethanol and pulp and paper industries. Laurene has graciously provided us with an interview about her work.