Dr. Obioma Uche is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She earned B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University respectively. Dr. Uche’s research interests are concentrated in the areas of computational chemistry and materials science. In particular, she has investigated the dynamics and behavior of materials at interfaces as well as the catalytic reaction pathways that occur in heterogeneous systems. Her approach has involved applying state-of-the-art computational techniques to obtain a scientific understanding of the fundamental structural elements and interactions that govern the behavior of systems.
Dr. Uche has published several research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has served as a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and the MIT-ETT Program. Prior to entering academia, she practiced as a Chemical Engineer for several years and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as well as the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
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February 10, 2023
RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership gives students a preview of college
Plastic pollutants, the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the strength of nanowires, and why freshly cut grass smells the way it does—these are some of the topics students from Rochester Prep High School explored during a mentorship program with RIT faculty. They shared their projects and new perspectives during the RIT-Rochester Prep Capstone Showcase held Feb. 6 at RIT.
February 15, 2022
Rochester Prep High School students share their capstone experience
One highlight of the RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership is the annual capstone showcase that spotlights student-professor collaborations. Their diverse projects in photojournalism, antibiotic resistance, 3D printing and fabrication, and chemical engineering gave the students experience on a college campus and the confidence of completing undergraduate-level material.