Undergraduates

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Lia Bu

Undergraduate Student, MIT, ChemE (Class of 2025)
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A first year MIT undergraduate, Lia does research on the kinetics of isopropanol oxidation in the context of rechargeable liquid fuel cells. These cells have potential applications in hydrogen and energy storage. Outside of research, Lia is an athlete on MIT’s openweight crew, a staff writer for MIT’s Undergraduate Research Journal, and a historian and community service co-chair for McCormick Hall. In her free time, Lia enjoys playing classical piano, taking pictures of MIT’s campus, and socializing with friends.
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Elysia Yuan

Undergraduate Student, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Elysia previously did research in the Howland Lab, where she created wind forecasting algorithms for the goal of optimizing the collective operation and power generation of wind farms. In the Brushett Group, she works on developing experimental platforms and data analysis tools in order to accurately quantify the performance of electrochemical CO2 separation systems that use redox, soluble capture molecules. Outside of academic work, she is the President of the MIT Video Game Orchestra, where she also is a violin player and musical arranger, and enjoys socializing with fellow members.