SAMPE Names the 2020 Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award Finalists

August 10 2020

The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America, declared the finalists of the Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award (YPELA). Due to the cancellation of SAMPE 2020 in Seattle, WA, the award finalists will be recognized via an online awards ceremony in early November and will be formally recognized at SAMPE 2021 in Long Beach, CA, where the finalists for both 2020 and 2021 will be recognized during an in-person event to be notified at a later date.

The finalists are:

• Ms. Sana Elyas (Arris Composites Composite Application Development Engineer Berkeley, CA SAMPE – Los Angeles)

• Ms. Chanel Flores (State of Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development Aerospace and IT Industry Director, Salt Lake City, UT, SAMPE – Utah)

• Prof. Kun Fu (University of Delaware Assistant Professor, Newark, DE, SAMPE --Baltimore/Washington)

• Prof. Lessa Grunenfelder (University of Southern California Senior Lecturer, Los Angeles, CA, SAMPE – Los Angeles)

• Ms. Melissa Jaime (Vertellus Plastics Technologist West Milford, NJ, SAMPE – New Jersey)

• Prof. Bo Jin (University of Southern California, M.C. Gill Composites Center, Director, Assistant Professor, Research Scientist, Los Angeles, CA, SAMPE – Los Angeles)

• Mr. Justin Massey (Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Composites & Corrosion Division Head, San Diego, CA, SAMPE – San Diego)

• Mr. Jeremy Moskowitz (Solvay Research Scientist, Mauldin, SC, SAMPE – Carolinas)

• Mr. Navaneethaa Krishnan Pollachi Veluswamy (CAPE Lab, South Dakota School of Mines, Research Engineer II, Rapid City, SD, SAMPE – Rocky Mountain)

• Dr. Danning Zhang (Wisk Aero, Sr. Materials and Process Engineer, Santa Clara, CA, SAMPE – Northern California)

• Mr. Thomas Zimmerman (The Boeing Company, Stress Analyst Lead, Huntsville, AL, SAMPE – Carolinas)

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