NAME: Amani Ebrahim
EDUCATION: Chemical and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Materials Science, Energy Conversion and Storage, Toxic Chemical Decontamination
CURRENT RESEARCH: I study the processes involved in the filtration and decomposition of chemical warfare agents on uniquely engineered nanoporous materials at the atomistic scale. These new materials could be the state-of-the-art technologies to rid the world from the hazards of chemical warfare agents.
FUTURE GOALS: I have many future goals, but they all encompass my love of science and that fact that I want to enrich students and encourage them to pursue studies in the STEM fields.
Why did you want to be a part of GWiSE?
GWISE has a great role in providing a platform for women in science and connecting people from all walks of life. It is a lively organization that brings many disciplines and people with different backgrounds together to do fun activities, create memories, and discuss important current events. I am happy to be a part of that.
What/who got you interested in your field?
I always had a knack for chemistry. It just made sense to me.
When did you know you were interested in pursuing a degree in science/engineering?
I actually wanted to pursue a medical degree, my dream was to be a Pediatrician.
What do you think needs to happen for there to be more women in science/engineering?
A more welcoming and judgement free zone where intellectuals could freely and openly discuss issues that matter in a cordial manner. More representation and less bias.
Favorite way to spend a free day:
At the beach!
If you didn’t have to sleep what would you do with the free time?
Paint, hike or catchup with friends!
What is your most treasured memory?
Spending time with family
If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?
The smell of salty water on a sunny day!