Miss Sandra Nkiruka Ike

Miss Sandra Nkiruka Ike

The Pennsylvania State Univ., USA

Biography :

Sandra Nkiruka Ike is a second-year PhD student working with Dr. Randy Vander Wal at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on understanding graphitization behavior of carbon-carbon composites to enhance its properties and mechanical performance. For her research work, Sandra was a recipient of the Frank and Lucy Rusinko Graduate Fellowship and 1st-place winner of 2020 PPG Elevator Pitch Competition. She is also a member of the Penn State Pan-African Professional Alliance. Prior to joining Penn State, Sandra graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and minor in Mathematics from Florida International University