Maithreyi Thukaram Engineering AssociateAIChEMaithreyi Thukaram is currently an Engineering Associate working at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and works primarily with the Institute for Sustainability and the Society for Biological Engineering. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and again in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Engineering. During her undergraduate career, she interned as an environmental engineer with the Water Resources Program, a cooperative extension within Rutgers University, designing different stormwater remediation projects for various counties in New Jersey. Connect on AIChE Engage ChEnected contributions A Green Thumbs-Up for the Future of Cosmetics Nov 6, 2019 . by Maithreyi Thukaram Chemical engineers are helping to reformulate cosmetics and revamp their packaging to make them more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Madhu Khanna on the Potential of Cellulosic Biofuels Oct 3, 2019 . by Maithreyi Thukaram Madhu Khanna discusses cellulosic biofuels, their economic and sustainability benefits and tradeoffs, and what's needed to see cellulosic biofuels thrive. Ed Boyden on the Optogenetic Control of Neurons Aug 14, 2019 . by Maithreyi Thukaram Ed discusses his work in optogenetics and neurology, including challenges he faces and his insights into the future of the field. The New Homegrown Aug 16, 2019 . by Maithreyi Thukaram Space exploration and habitation will require new ways of producing food, oxygen, and more, and chemical engineers are already hard at work. NASA Engineer Jerry Sanders on Space Travel Aug 6, 2019 . by Maithreyi Thukaram An expert on chemical propulsion systems and in-situ resource utilization, Jerry shares his thoughts on the future of space travel.