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CBE Undergrad, Dennis Chua will join the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Scholars program

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dennis Chua

Chemical engineering undergraduate, Dennis Chua, was recently selected to join the prestigious Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars (RCPRS) program.

The RCPRS program was created in 1996 and its mission is to provide students who demonstrate superior academic potential and intellectual curiosity significant research support throughout their undergraduate careers. The world-class program is highly selective, and every year, only up to 25 rising juniors are selected.

Dennis is a highly motivated individual, and he excels in both academics and extracurricular activities. On top of having a perfect GPA, he is also the Vice-President of BASE Productions, the Chairperson for professional development of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Chairperson for programs of the Singapore Student Association, and a Brother of Phi Sigma Pi, a national honor fraternity. He enjoys sports, dance, and research.

Dennis plans on accelerating his chemical engineering degree program in order to graduate within three years. He will be entering his second year of college in the fall as a rising junior. Dennis is heavily involved in serving the college. In the recent spring, he was separately selected to be an Engineering Peer Advisor and an Orientation Leader for the coming fall. As a scholar in the RCPRS program, Dennis' will work under the supervision of Professor Lynden Archer on synthesis and transport phenomena in novel nanoporous single-ion conducting membranes for application as separators/electrolytes in high energy lithium batteries.

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