Ojas Pradhan

Ojas Pradhan, Undergraduate student, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science

Designs lung therapies

What is your degree program and expected graduation date? Chemical Engineering BSE, Computer Science BA, May 2019

Please describe your research: I develop dry powder aerosols that can be used to treat lung infections.

In simple terms, why does this research matter? Finding effective ways to treat lung infections saves the lives of the many people across the world struggling with lung diseases.
• How soon after starting at the University of Iowa were you able to participate in research? I started during my first semester.

How has being involved in research made you more successful at the University of Iowa? Participating in research at Iowa has allowed me to explore a career in research at an early stage. My experiences in the lab have cemented my decision to continue research in grad school and pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

What are your career goals and/or plans after graduation? I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and conduct research in pharmaceuticals that will develop new and effective ways to treat widespread diseases.

Faculty mentor/advisor: Jennifer Fiegel

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

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