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Mary Kate Lane

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Mary Kate Lane

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Mary Kate Mitchell Lane is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to graduate school, Mary Kate gained experience in a diverse set of industry and research roles (from an intern in oil refining and natural gas distribution to a student researcher on ultracapacitor development, biofuel synthesis, and water treatment) while earning her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University that motivated her to pursue a research career focused on sustainability and the environment. Currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Mary Kate investigates the use of green solvents as process alternatives for the production of feature-controlled nanoparticles in Dr. Julie Zimmerman’s lab. Outside of YCCCH, Mary Kate is most involved in the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale and the Equity in the Job Search Symposium organizing committee.