President: Joseph Holder
Hi! My name is Joseph Holder and I am a senior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Music Performance on the Tenor Saxophone. I have previously served as Outreach Chair and VP of Industry Relations for two years for AIChE at NC State. It is my pleasure to serve as President of our AIChE chapter this year. I am so excited to lead an incredibly talented board of officers and chairs that is ready to serve the ChemE department and student body. We are truly here to serve the ChemE community, and any suggestions for industry, professional, social, or volunteering events are greatly appreciated. Please don't be afraid to approach any of our officers and chairs in EB1 or contact them if you would like to get involved. Go Pack!
Vice President of Operations: Haley Ni
Hi everyone! My name is Haley Ni and I am the VP of operations for AIChE this upcoming year. I am a sneior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing Sciences. I have been a member of AIChE for three years and was the VP of Records and Outreach Chair in previous years. In addition to being involved with AIChE, I am also the student band assistant for the NC State Marching Band. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and watching movies. I look forward to another great year with the AIChE exec board and members!"
Vice President of Industry Relations: Emily Spero
Hi! I'm Emily, a sophomore from Durham, N.C. I’m majoring in the bio-molecular concentration of chemical engineering and minoring in French and Computer Programming. On campus, I am an Engineering Ambassador as well as a member of Theta Tau, the professional engineering fraternity. Currently, I am on co-op at Biogen.
Vice President of Industry Relations: Mark Haskins
Hi! My name is Mark Haskins, and I am a sophomore in Chemical Engineering. When I'm not studying, I like to write and play music, hang out with friends, and lose in competitive video games. I am excited to be working alongside Emily Spero as the VP of Industry Relations for this year, and if you have any ideas or requests from me feel free to shoot me an email!
Vice President of Finance: Emily Heckard
My name is Emily Heckard, and I am the current VP of Finance for AIChE. I am a junior in Chemical Engineering. My concentration is in Sustainable Engineering and I plan to minor in Biotechnology. I have been the Chem-E Car Chair at NCSU for the past year and a half and I remain heavily involved with the project. I am excited to get to work with my fellow officers and chairs and make this year as impactful as possible for both old and new members.
Vice President of Records: Ashley Nelson
Hey guys! My name is Ashley Nelson and I am the VP of Records for AIChE this upcoming year. I am currently in my 4th year in the Five-Year Duel Degree Engineering Program in which I will receive a B.A. in Chemistry from Meredith College and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from NC State. In addition to being involved with AIChE, I am also the treasurer of the American Chemical Society at Meredith College. Outside of school, I enjoy hanging out with friends and exploring new places
Social Chair: Abigail Cordiner
Hi Everyone! My name is Abigail Cordiner and I am a sophomore in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration. I was born in Livingston, Scotland; however, I lived in Greensboro for 4 years and Houston, TX for 10. I was the Publicity Chair last semester. This year, I am hoping to expand the number and types of social event we hold. I look forward to getting to know everyone in our chapter at both social and professional events.
Social Chair: Sydney Floryanzia
Hello! I am Sydney Floryanzia, a junior in ChE and one of the Social Co-Chairs of NCSU’s AIChE Chapter. I am also an Engineering Ambassador and served as a WISE Village mentor. On campus, I am involved with Undergraduate Research, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and the Minority Engineering Program. I have gone abroad twice: to Rwanda on an Alternative Service Break and to the Netherlands for an international research competition. I love NC State and the great community I have found within AIChE. Go PACK!
Technology Chair: Shyam Bavariya
Hello, My name is Shyam and I am the Technology Chair for this year. I am a Junior/Senior in Chemical Engineering with the nanoscience concentration and a minor in Materials Science and Engineering. I have been a member of the AIChE since my Freshman year, and I am super excited to be in a more executive role! In my free time I really enjoy playing Pokemon (recently got into competitive battling), watching YouTube videos and listening to music. If you have any ideas on how to improve the website or any of the other social media feeds, let me know! I would love to hear some ideas to freshen up the websites and other social media pages.
Publicity Chair: Zach Whitacre
Hi my name is Zach Whitacre and I am a first year in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration. I am also pursuing a minor in biomanufacturing. I joined AIChE in 2019 and am the current co-publicity chair. I plan on working in R&D with a biotech company, specifically with pharmaceuticals. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing sports like racquetball. I’m excited to serve as the co-publicity chair and better advertise our events. Go pack!
Publicity Chair: Andrew Chu
I am currently a sophomore in Paper Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering. I am the Publicity Chair of AIChE for the Spring 2020 semester and I hope to help increase student involvement by creating eye-catching, yet simple, flyers. I am on co-op with WestRock in Hopewell, VA for the Spring & Summer 2020 semesters. Besides my involvement in AIChE, I have spent a summer doing research on nanocellulosic foams, I am a TAPPI Officer, and I enjoy watching college wrestling. After college, I hope to pursue a career in the Pulp & Paper Industry and/or in Clean Energy.
Fundraising Chair: Joanna Petterson
Hi everyone! I am Joanna Petterson and I am currently a sophomore in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration and minors in Spanish and Outdoor Leadership. I just joined AIChE this year, but I am super excited to jump right in with taking a leadership position and serving as fundraising chair. I am also a current member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and ISPE and am involved with Bioinformatics undergraduate research at NC State. In my free time, I love staying active whether that be going to the gym, hiking outside, or playing a casual game of volleyball. I am very much looking forward to this year and if you have any cool fundraising ideas feel free to reach out. I look forward to working with you all! Go Pack!
Professional Development Chair: Annie Chen
Hi! My name is Annie Chen. I am a second-year double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Paper Science Engineering. I will be the professional development chair for this year. I have been involved in the Nine Star Lion Dance troupe, undergraduate research, Bioresources scientific journal, and I am currently on a super co-op with Westrock. Some of my favorite things are taking a nice long nap and drinking bubble tea. Any ideas for events would be greatly appreciated.
K-12 Outreach Chair: Jacob Berg
My name is Jacob Berg, and I am a Junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Sustainability, Energy, and Green Engineering. This is my first second year involved with AIChE, but my first year as the K-12 Outreach Chair. On campus, you’ll see me at Carmichael Gym as a Facility Supervisor, as a member of the Society of Sales Engineers, and a Chemical Engineering Ambassador. In my free time, I like to hike, rock climb, play basketball, and dabble in all things fermentation!
K-12 Outreach Chair & Dinner Chair: Andrew Berley
Hello, I am a first year student in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering with a minor in Horticulture. I am currently serving as the Co-K12 Outreach Chair and Dinner Chair this year. I enjoy racquet sports and am also a member of the NC State Marching Band where I play the tenor drums. Go Pack!
Brewing Chair: Trevor Goodman
My Name is Trevor Goodman and I am a Duper-Junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing Sciences and a double major in Psychology. I have been an active member of AICHE since Fall 2016, but have not had the opportunity to hold office until more recently. This year, I will be serving the chapter as to Brewing Chair and will have the opportunity to provide its members with knowledge, training, experience, and gifts (21+) related to all things brewing. Looking forward to meeting you all!
ChemE Car Chair:
Industry Liaison: Adam Helsel
Growing up in the Raleigh area I have been a Wolfpacker all my life. All of my three brothers went to NC State so it was predetermined that I would as well, the only question was what major. loving math and science, engineering was the obvious choice, but I also enjoyed chemistry in high school and after finding that Chemical Engineers made the most of any other BS major my mind was made. During school I also picked up additional degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a few years after graduation I obtained my Professional Engineers license. Throughout school I had internships at the Electric Power Research Center (HQ at NCSU), Phillip Morris (now Altria), and Milliken. After graduation I went to work for Albemarle Corporation (specialty chemicals) in varying roles from process design, product/process improvement, and R&D. I later transitioned to Talecris (now Grifols) Biotherapeutics in a Plant Reliability Engineering role. I currently work in operations at Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.
Advisor: Dr. Kim Roberts
As someone who bleeds Wolfpack red and white, I always knew I'd go to NC State and my dream was to return and work here. And here I am! I earned my BS in Chemical Engineering at NC State and my PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. As an undergrad, I worked in the Spontak, Overcash and Roberts (the original!, one of the BEST AIChE advisors ever, and author of your reactors book) labs. I had Felder for CHE 205 (and his college roommate and thermo expert, Sandler for grad school thermo). I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since I also earned a BA in Spanish from NC State as a Ben Franklin Scholar. I interned at Miliken Chemical, too! After graduate school, I accepted a job in the College of Engineering's Deans Office for Academic Affairs. I oversee all transfer admissions and interact with all first year engineering students. I also take the opportunity to guest lecture for CHE 395, which is great fun! I volunteered to be the faculty advisor for AIChE because my experience in the chapter was so impactful during my time at NC State! I benefited greatly from interacting with professionals regularly and I truly enjoyed the camaraderie of the students in the chapter. Of course, the conferences are amazing, too! I want to help you make your NC State CHE experience just as fantastic as mine was! Your first step is joining the chapter!