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Inspiring the next generation of materials scientists is easy by staying connected to the department.

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a close-knit community, so it should be no surprise that our students, faculty, and staff form lifelong connections.

Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council is composed of approximately eight alumni from our department. Each member serves a three-year term. The council provides a forum for dialogue between our alumni, students, faculty, and staff, and is intended to create mechanisms for our students to benefit from the experience of our alumni in industry, government, and academia.

2022 council members include:

  • Sean Donegan (BS ’10, MS ’11, Ph.D. ’13)
  • Morgana Trexler (BS ’03)
  • Matthew Willard (BS ’96, MS ’97, Ph.D. ’00)
  • Miles Hinderliter (BS ’02)
  • Craig Hillman (BS ’91)
  • Ankur Gupta (BS, MS ’10)
  • Lisa Salley (BS ’87)

Featured alum

Are you interested in sharing your story post-graduation? Reach out to our communications manager to be featured.

Dylan Lew

Source: Ecotone Renewables

Dylan Lew, center, stands in front of Ecotone Renewables’ exclusive system, “Seahorse.”

Dylan Lew (BS/MS ’21)

Lew is the CEO of Ecotone Renewables, a company dedicated to building the tools necessary to empower communities to redevelop and grow through sustainable food practices. He first got involved with the company in his first year at Carnegie Mellon University.

Read more about his journey.

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