Leadership


President: Jayme Currie

Hi Everyone! My name is Jayme Currie and I am a senior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing.  I have been an active member of AIChE at NC State since 2015 and have previously served as VP of Records, VP of Industry Relations, and Social Chair.  This year I have the pleasure of leading our chapter alongside an incredible group of my peers.  We are all excited to continue serving the department by providing a platform for students to gain industry exposure,  develop professionally, and connect with one another.  

 


Vice President: Lucas Wylie

Hi Everyone! I am currently a Senior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Nanno-science.  I have been a part of AIChE for four years now, and I have served as industry relations chair, industry relations officer, and president previously.  I am very excited to help lead our chapter as vice president this year and look forward to meeting all the new and old members.  We have a great team this year, and I can't wait to show what we can do.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Industry Relations: Joseph Holder 

Hi my name is Joseph Holder and I am currently a second semester junior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Music Performance. I will be serving as one of your VP’s of Industry Relations again this year and am excited to connect our talented Chem-E students with companies from all over the world. This year, I would like to make our corporate events more impactful for our hardworking, busy students. I can’t wait to work alongside Jacob Lustik to hopefully deliver some new and improved events for AIChE. Feel free to contact me about companies or research groups you would like to see us bring in and I will try to make it happen! Go Pack!

 

 

 

 

 


Industry Relations: Rosalynn Phan

Hello! My name is Rosalynn Phan, and I am a senior studying Chemical Engineering. At NC State, I balance my academics with arts, service, professional development, and friends. I'm excited to work with Joseph Holder as the VP's of Industry Relations. With this role, I am humbled to connect you with industry professionals to share your work ethic, skills, and talents with the world. Please reach out to me with any questions about internships, industry contacts, or the best coffee/tea spots in Raleigh!

 


Treasurer: Jennifer Lo

My name is Jennifer Lo and I am excited to be working with AIChE as the VP of Finance this year! I am a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a Biomolecular concentration. I grew up in Southern California but have since come to call Raleigh and NC State my home. Aside from academics, I love hiking, exploring local restaurants, and would consider myself an expert napper. I'm ready for all the professional/social events and networking opportunities that AIChE provides and cannot wait to get to know you all!    

 

 

 

 

 


Secretary: Haley Ni

B27FAD24-C96A-4AB5-B101-1381F39F012B.JPGHi everyone! My name is Haley Ni and I am the VP or records for AIChE this upcoming year. I am a junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing Sciences. I have been a member of AIChE for two years and was the Outreach Chair last school year. 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!"

 

 


Social Chair: Bryce Gather

I am currently a Senior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Sustainable Energy. Along with school I am doing an internship with Burt’s Bees at their plant in Morrisville and I like to play disc golf in my free time. I will be serving as the social chair for AIChE this year, organizing all of the social events. Our end of the year survey last year indicated a high demand for more social events, and I would love to hear your ideas! Please do not hesitate to send any ideas to aichechapter@ncsu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Professional Development Chair: Jacob Nelson

image.pngHi! My name is Jacob Nelson. I am a senior majoring in chemical engineering and I will be the professional development chair for AIChE this school year. During my time at NC State, I have participated in undergraduate research and I have worked three co-op rotations. I am eager to share some of the skills that I have learned from my past experiences and I am excited to learn alongside you all. My hobbies include playing electric guitar on the worship team at my church and running on the club cross country/track team. Any ideas for events or plant tours would be greatly appreciated. I believe our chapter can accomplish great things this year. I look forward to meeting you all!

 


Technology Chair: Collin Shick

Collin Shick Head ShotHi everyone!  My name is Collin Shick, I am from Greensboro NC, and will be the Technology Chair of AIChE this year.  I am a junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing Sciences.  I am on the NC State Men's tennis team, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.  I also enjoy spike ball, piano, and exploring local restaurants.  This is my first year with AIChE, and I am excited for what is to come!

 

 

 

 


Publicity Chair: Niraj Lavani

Hey my name is Niraj Lavani. I am a junior majoring in chemical engineering with an active hobby in content creation. I plan on using my chemical engineering degree to eventually pursue an MBA. Typically after a long day of work or a ChemE exam, I decompress with photography, videography, or graphic design. I have a constant need to create something whether that be abstract posters, an event flyer, or even a mass balance from time to time. Though I have lived in Raleigh my whole life, I love to travel and explore. I joined AIChE since I wanted to bridge the gap between my studies and my interests. I can't wait to be a part of this community in the 2018-19 school year!


Outreach Chair: Ashely Nelson

image.pngHey guys! My name is Ashley Nelson and I am the Outreach Chair 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

 

 

 

 


Dinner Chair: Alex Lerner

My name is Alex Lerner, and I'm currently a junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Nanoscience and a minor in Materials Science. This year I'll be serving as one of the AIChE dinner chairs! Outside of academics, I am one of the co-presidents for Musical Empowerment (a student run chapter dedicated to providing local free music lessons) and I play club ultimate. I participate in research as well, so please reach out with any questions!

 

 


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!

 

 

 


ChE Car Chair: Emily Heckard 

Hi! I'm Emily Heckard. I am a Freshman in college, and I am majoring in Chemical Engineering and Paper Science. I am interested in Sustainability in regard to both energy and materials. I just joined AIChE this year, but I am excited to be the Chem-E Car Chair and I hope we have a great year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ChE Car Chair: Jayesh Patel

Hi my name is Jay and I'm majoring in Chemical Engineering with Nanoscience Concentration. I'm very excited to be the ChemE Car chair this year. I love to build cool projects so ChemE Car is the perfect way to get hands on experience. I can't wait to meet new people in AIChE and make the best ChemE Car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.


Adviser: 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!   


 

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