Michelle Quan




Rosemount, Minnesota


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Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Post-Graduation Goals:

Pursue a doctoral degree in either of my majors with a specialization in sustainable polymer development. 

Research Interests/Areas/Accomplishments:

My current research focuses on directed assembly of silica nanorods for future applications in sustainable electrocatalysis. I was part of the 2020 MSROP cohort and have also done UROP projects. 

My Advice for How to Get Involved in Research:

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! You aren’t expected to be an expert on any topic before you start researching, so don’t hesitate to speak up when you don’t understand something. Asking questions about the research a faculty member does is a great way to connect with them. My principal investigator was an instructor for one of my classes, and getting to know more about them and their research through the semester helped me get into researching within their group.