While pursuing her Master’s in Chemical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Vandana is interning as an Application Engineer at OriginClear.
She has interests in the field of separation techniques and polymer engineering. During her college career, she has worked on several projects to create cost-effective, environmentally sustainable processes. For example, in 2015, she worked on a project producing a renewable fuel to run an engine from waste. In another project, she developed a novel catalyst from egg shells, converting discarded fish parts into Biodiesel, potentially replacing an expensive, synthetic alternative. Ms. Kumar previously interned with Merck Millipore, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, and Schevaran Chemicals.