Mariana Vasquez

PhD Candidate

Mariana is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pratt School of Engineering. She is part of the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab (NTFL). Her research focuses on:

Developing techniques to mitigate and modify malodor molecules present in sanitation facilities Characterize electrode material properties

Prior to joining NTFL, she participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Duke University where she worked on transparent and flexible supercapacitors.

She holds a B.S. in Physics and a Minor in Mathematics from University of Kansas (May 2017).

Contact Information

  • Office Location: FCIEMAS 3567
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Research Interests

Electrochemical engineering Nanomaterials characterization Sanitation technologies

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • 2nd place (tie) talk at ECE Graduate Student Workshop, 2018
  • Travel grant to the 233rd ECS meeting, 2018
  • Pratt-Gardner graduate fellowship 2017
  • Outstanding International Woman Student award, Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity – University of Kansas, 2017
  • University of Kansas and Institute of International Education (IIE) full-ride scholarship (Fall 2013 – Spring 2017)