Alumna Jessica Schiffman Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Published on Monday May 9, 2011

Alumna Dr. Jessica Schiffman, MSE Ph.D. 2009 (advisor: Caroline Schauer), has accepted a tenure-track faculty position to start September 1, 2011 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

While at Drexel, Jessica received numerous awards and accolades.  Upon graduation, she was selected as the doctoral student deemed to have the most promise in enhancing Drexel's reputation in the future in the Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.  She was a recipient of both the National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT and Department of Education GAANN Fellowships.  In 2008, she was selected as an NSF Lindau Fellow and attended the 58th meeting of Nobel Laureates (focus in physics) in Lindau, Germany.  One of her images also received Honorable Mention in the 2008 NSF/AAAS International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, published in Science, Nature, Illustreret Videnskab, Focus Italy, National Geographic News, Weekly Reader, and Forskning & Framsteg.

Jessica currently serves as a postdoctoral associate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. 

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