Anna Malakian recently is starting a postdoc position at the Penn State University in Dr. Andrew Zydney's group. Her current research focuses on in-line virus clearance. She recently graduated from Clemson University in August 2021. Her research focused on developing patterned membranes to combat fouling in membrane-based water treatment applications. Anna also was working on synthesizing highly porous materials from high internal phase emulsions as her master’s degree project at New Mexico State University. One of the applications for these porous materials is membrane development. She is first author of 5 publications (3 in print, 2 under review) and has given more than 20 conference presentations. Throughout graduate school, Anna has been active in outreach activities as well as teaching undergraduate courses.