Gabriel Josue Rodriguez-Rivera
PhD, Chair & MAC Liaison
Dr Rodriguez-Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and then moved north and earned an M.S. degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Isabela Ramirez Velez
Isabela was born in Colombia. She received her B.S. degree from Syracuse University in Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience. After receiving her bachelors, she has been pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Rivera-Jiménez, originally from Puerto Rico, is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Education and an affiliate faculty to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida.
Originally from Bolivia, Dr Monje-Galvan completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland-College Park, under the supervision of Dr Jeffery Klauda.
Antonio Del Rio Flores
Antonio was born in Michoacán, México and moved to the United States during his youth. He attended the University of California, Davis and double majored in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with a Departmental Citation.
Fabiola Chapa Villareal
Communications, Member Outreach
Fabiola was born and raised in Mexico until starting her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She works with Dr. Nicholas Peppas and her research focuses on developing an oral delivery platform for protein therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases.
Alejandro Forigua Coronado
Alejandro is originally from Colombia. He has a B.S. in Chemistry and Process Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), where he worked under the supervision of Dr Erika Merschrod on vibrational and crystallographic studies of calcium phosphate biomaterials.
Deisy C. Carvalho Fernandes
PhD, Faculty Liaison
Dr Fernandes received her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also attended the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil.
Undergraduate Student Liaison
Avey was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Houston, TX. He is currently a freshman in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Eduardo Andres Chacin Ruiz
Graduate Student Liaison
Eduardo was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He obtained a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from la Universidad del Zulia (LUZ). He is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at University at Buffalo.
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