- Graduate Student, Applied Physics and Materials Science
I was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria, moved to the U.S. for college, and obtained my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. I started at Caltech in 2018 and later joined Professor Austin Minnich's research group. Currently, I study electron and hole dynamics in semiconductors within the framework of the Boltzmann transport equation with the goal to help develop a richer understanding of physical processes in materials as well as predict interesting phenomena. I love to play, watch, and talk about anything related to soccer.
- Independent Consultant, Environmental Science and Technical Advocacy
In giving herself permission to take the path less trodden (advice she also offers to others), Gypsy Achong (BS '95) has leveraged her early passion for mathematics into a consulting career focused on environmental science and technical advocacy, with stops along the way.
- Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
Lei Li (PhD '19), an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University, spent the years 2017-2022 as a graduate student and then a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Lihong Wang, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering; Andrew and Peggy Cherng Medical Engineering Leadership Chair; Executive Officer for Medical Engineering.
- Director and Commodities Quantitative Analyst at Citi
Originally from Cameroon, Landry Fokoua Djodom (PhD '13) welcomes a challenge…and a change of scenery. With a background in math and physics, Djodom came to Caltech to focus on aeronautical simulation and modeling. After Caltech, Djodom did exactly what you'd expect someone with a PhD in aeronautics to do. He went into the financial sector. But Djodom's interest in financial research and modeling isn't a major change in direction, it's an enthralling challenge that leverages the unique benefits of a Caltech education.
- Co-founder and CEO of Ampaire
Curiosity, confidence, rigor, and humility were all potent elements of a Caltech education for Kevin Noertker (BS '09). They also underpin his current pursuit of bringing electrification to the skies. Noertker's company, Ampaire, is developing hybrid-electric systems to power the future of aviation, enabling zero-emission airplanes that offer real economic and environmental benefits. While Noerkter is working to transform the aviation industry, he remains connected to the Caltech community as a mentor.
- Cofounder and Chief Research Officer at Miso Robotics
In a sector eager to cut costs, Ryan Sinnet, (BS ’07) has developed a solution. As cofounder and chief research officer at Miso Robotics in Pasadena, Sinnet sees the untapped potential of a human-robot workforce