Senior Spotlight

Student Speakers

Kristine Loh received her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and her Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering alongside a Certificate in Technical Communication and Publishing as a member of the Pennoni Honors College. Kristine is from Hialeah, Florida and in her free time, she enjoys travelling, trying new air fryer recipes, and volunteering for K-12 STEM outreach events. During her time at Drexel, she was heavily involved in student organizations that supported diversity and inclusion in STEM, including SWE, SASE, and A.O.E. Among her many Executive Board positions, Kristine notably served as the President and SWE for a year. She also participated in the STAR Scholars Program as a Frances Velay Fellow, which sparked her passion for research. During Co-Op, Kristine had the opportunity to work for a variety of industries, including positions as a Process Engineer Co-Op at Noramco, Inc., an R&D Analytical Chemistry Co-Op at Johnson & Johnson, and a Materials & Process Engineer at Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld. After graduation, she will pursue her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities as a College of Science and Engineering Fellow.

Saad Intikhab received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. After completing his bachelor’s, Saad attended Texas A&M University in Qatar to obtain a Master’s in Chemical Engineering. Today, Saad is earning his PhD in Chemical Engineering, with the dissertation title “Interfacial Processes that Govern the pH Dependence of the Electrocatalytic Reversible Hydrogen Reaction.” During his time at Drexel, Saad was a member of the International Grad Student Association, as well as the Muslim Student Association. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and playing squash. Originally from Pakistan, he was drawn to engineering due to his interest in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and inspiration from engineers who continuously strive toward crucial global problems such as mounting pollution levels or the escalating energy demand. His research interests lie primarily in sustainable energy storage and conversion technologies. Upon completion of his PhD, Saad plans to continue doing research in his field of interest and to build a comprehensive research career. 

Student Profiles

Alexandra Ray

With a full gamut of experiences under her belt, the Mechanical Engineering senior defines what being a Drexel Engineering student really means.

Angela Le

The BS/MS Materials Science and Engineering senior discusses the importance of putting yourself out there in a field that is constantly evolving.

Connor Brok

With voluntary experiences in Phi Kappa Psi and co-op positions with The PQ Corporation, the Chemical Engineering BS/MS senior considers the role leadership and communication have played in his academic career.

Marina D’Souza

The environmental engineering senior discusses cross-cultural encounters during her time in the Drexel co-op program.

Formula SAE Team

In 2016, five sophomores joined a Formula SAE team that had a closet full of parts and little else. By 2019, they were members of the top rookie team at the American Formula SAE competition.

Mostafa Ismail

As a first generation international college student, the BS/MS Electrical Engineering senior made the most of his five years at Drexel, always remembering to persevere in his studies and industry opportunities.

Kirsten Bednarz

With a variety of experiences under her belt, the BS/MS Chemical Engineering senior faces life post-graduation with a positive outlook and a thorough understanding of her own interests and limits.

Jacob Lockspeiser

As Covid-19 threatens the fate of Senior Design, the Engineering Technology senior looks forward to the future with a bright, ambitious outlook.

Gabriel Grajewski

The BS/MS Architectural Engineering senior reflects on his time at Drexel, looking forward to new horizons as a PhD student.

Sabrin Hilal

The Materials Science and Engineering senior bids farewell to a department she’s loved for its supportive and close-knit group of students.

Patricio Portillo Jr.

Fifth-year Construction Management student Patricio Portillo reflects on his time at Drexel, remembering what brought him to where he is today.

Senior Design Project Spotlight

3-D Printed Spinal Fusion Cages

Inspired by an interest in biomaterials, MSE students Sabrin Hilal and Ahmed Salah built their Senior Design project with the intent to improve current techniques in the industry.

SafeSense Sensor

With a mission to change the way people think about bicycle safety, SafeSense shares the evolution of their company through Senior Design

QDM Braid Puller

A Senior Design group inspired by co-op and the spirit of teamwork recounts overcoming COVID-19 obstacles, and the importance of having a unified team.