Officers

Co-Presidents

Camey Zussman, Senior
czussman@wisc.edu

About Me: A little bit about me is that I love spending time outside, especially walking my dogs and visiting places I have never been to. I am also an avid movie watcher, sci-fi’s being my favorite.
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Favorite Animal: Jellyfish
Favorite Class Taken: Something outside of Chemical Engineering, my favorite class was Shakespeare
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: The football games
Other Activities/Organizations: Wisconsin Engineer Magazine, Badger Volunteers, SWE, WUD Film

Misha Dyskin, Senior
dyskin@wisc.edu

About Me: My name is Misha Dyskin, I’m the current co-president of AIChE. I am a senior, and I have co-oped for Cargill in the past and I am on a co-op for Promega right now. I’ve gotten really into winter sports and playing guitar. I’m excited to see you all at our meetings!
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Favorite Animal: Grizzly Bear
Favorite Class Taken: CBE 250
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Gamedays and the view from the top of Bascom
Other Activities/Organizations: Sigma Phi Society, Badger Cheese Club, Russian Student Association

Treasurer

Daniel Kim,  Fifth-year
dkim542@wisc.edu

About Me: I am a rising senior and chose to do CBE because of the opportunity to be exposed to many industries and topics. I am currently interning in Pfizer as a process development intern, and I am an undergraduate researcher in Professor Song Jin’s nano-proteomics lab. In the meantime, I play tennis and enjoy watching football (the real one) and MMA.
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Favorite Animal: Whatever the mascot of Kwik Trip is
Favorite Class Taken: Chem 343
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: 4 AM in Eng Hall
Other Activities/Organizations: Research

Secretary

Dennis Tulus, Junior
tulus@wisc.edu

About Me: Hey Everyone! The name’s Dennis. It isn’t a unique name but my last name which is ‘Tulus’ directly translates to sincere in my home country language of  Indonesian. However, true to my last name, I am a man of service with the dedication to provide the best to my community (quite cheesy). I am a man of little words but when you get to know me, I can be quite fun 🙂 (I hope I am).  When I am not studying for my next exam, you can see me playing volleyball and basketball in any court near you. I also love exploring madison and you might even catch me walking with my favorite set of headphones, blasting my personal playlist “daimn son” ( do check it out in Spotify).
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Favorite Animal: Penguin
Favorite Class Taken: Econ 101
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Madison’s Asian Food and Snowstorms 🙂
Other Activities/Organizations: Engineering Without Borders

Co-Industrial

Luke Dominic Jude Coutinho, Senior
ldcountinho@wisc.edu

About Me: I am a Senior in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. I enjoy conducting computational research and using what I learn in the classroom to solve problems in the real world. I’m an undergraduate researcher at the Zavala and Yang Research Groups. In my free time I love playing the drums and training with the UW-Madison Boxing club as the team captain.
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Favorite Animal: Cats
Favorite Class Taken: CBE 320/Chem 562
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Watching the sun rise at 6am from an Engineering Hall all nighter
Other Activities/Organizations: Research and UW-Madison Boxing Club

Sara Bender, Sophomore
sbender4@wisc.edu

About Me: I chose to major in chemical engineering, because I enjoy problem solving, math, and chemistry and am interested in the applications of chemistry on a larger scale. I also enjoy playing the flute and spending time with my dog.
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Class Taken: Math 222
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Visiting State Street
Other Activities/Organizations: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Fundraising

Daniel Paul Li, Junior
drli@wisc.edu

About Me: I’m an international student from the Philippines. I love eating and cooking as well as traveling. Traveling for food is something I enjoy. I spend a lot of my free time watching YouTube videos. I follow basketball and football. I usually play basketball with my friends when I have time.
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Class Taken: Chem 343
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Fun weekends in a beautiful campus
Other Activities/Organizations: Chi Sigma Tau, Chinese American Student Association (CHASA)

Outreach & Publicity

Camey Zussman, Senior
czussman@wisc.edu

About Me: A little bit about me is that I love spending time outside, especially walking my dogs and visiting places I have never been to. I am also an avid movie watcher, sci-fi’s being my favorite.
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Favorite Animal: Jellyfish
Favorite Class Taken: Something outside of Chemical Engineering, my favorite class was Shakespeare
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: The football games
Other Activities/Organizations: Wisconsin Engineer Magazine, Badger Volunteers, SWE, WUD Film

Banquet

Megan Lewis, Freshman
mlewis32@wisc.edu

About Me: I’m an international student here. I love skiing and dancing. I also love trying new food and my favorite subjects are Math and Chemistry. I’m a big fan of mystery/thrillers movies. I would also like to be fluent in Spanish someday.
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Favorite Animal: Dolphin
Favorite Class Taken: Spanish 204
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Gamedays and summer evenings at Mem U
Other Activities/Organizations: Hoofers SNS

Technology

Logan Murphy, Senior
lmurphy9@wisc.edu

About Me: I wanted to be a chemical engineer because it combines two of my favorite things, chemistry, and how things work on a large scale. Outside of school, you can usually find me at a thrift store, where I love buying things for myself and also things to resell. I also collect records and could probably tell you anything about 80’s rock. In addition to this, I’m unfortunately a diehard Minnesota sports fan.
Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Favorite Animal: Platypus
Favorite Class Taken: Music 202: Delta Blues
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Tailgates on Mifflin
Other Activities/Organizations: Intramural Sports, Research in the Schreier Group

Professional Development

Alec Veal, Senior
aveal@wisc.edu

About Me: I’ve always wanted to become an engineer, and I’ve found that chemical engineering combines my love for physics and chemistry. I recently completed a co-op at Encapsys as a Process Design Engineer. Outside of school, I enjoy shooting photos while traveling or exploring campus. I love cooking and trying new restaurants; it’s my goal to eat at every spot on campus before I graduate.
Hometown: Medford, WI
Favorite Animal: Silverback Gorilla
Favorite Class Taken: CHEM 344
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: The “work hard, play hard” mentality
Other Activities/Organizations: Intramural Soccer, Wisconsin Photography Club

Department Liaison

Blake Bomski, Senior
bomski@wisc.edu

About Me: As a little about me, I enjoy lifting and running.  I spend a good amount of time listening to music and hanging with my friends and girlfriend.  I just came off a coop with at the Stevens Point mill with Pixelle Specialty Solutions.
Hometown: Denmark, WI
Favorite Animal: Shark
Favorite Class Taken: Chem 109 or Math 222
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: I really like badger games and other athletics.
Other Activities/Organizations: N/A

Social Chair

Nathan Zawicki, Freshman
nzawicki@wisc.edu

About Me: My name is Nathan Zawicki, and I’m excited to serve as the Social Chair this semester. I’ve been passionate about mathematics and a range of the sciences my entire life, and “ChemE” excites, challenges, and motivates my every single day. I’m interested in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy industries, and I plan on using my degree to create my own startup in the future. Outside of academics, I enjoy weightlifting, reading informational books, and spending time with friends.
Hometown: Racine, WI
Favorite Animal: Maine Coon
Favorite Class Taken: Chem 109
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Watching Wisconsin athletics
Other Activities/Organizations: Calvary Lutheran Church Leadership Team Vice President

Underclassmen Representative

Ben Barnd, Freshman
bbarnd@wisc.edu

About Me: I chose to major in chemical engineering because I love chemistry and math and
want to be able to apply both. I enjoy watching and playing sports, hanging out with friends, and
meeting new people.
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Favorite Animal: Lemur
Favorite Class Taken: Chem 109
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Gamedays and the restaurants on State St
Other Activities/Organizations: N/A

Engineering Expo

Falcon Soedarsono, Senior
soedarsono@wisc.edu

About Me: I decided to pursue Chemical Engineering as a major because I believe that through this I will be able to contribute myself the best to society. In Summer 2020, I did an internship with NorthStar Medical Radioisotope, LLC, as a Chemical Engineer Intern. I am open to various future career options and prospects, but I am most excited about working within the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry. This is my first year serving as a board member in AIChE!
Hometown: Surabaya, Indonesia
Favorite Animal: Elephant
Favorite Class Taken: Organic Chemistry
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Memorial Union Terrace’s Sunset!
Other Activities/Organizations: Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS) – Madison, Engineering Expo

ChemE Car Lead

Grant Ovsepyan, Senior
govsepyan@wisc.edu

About Me: I am senior pursuing both chemical engineering and computer science. In my free time I love to tinker with 3D printers, build laser engravers, 3D print and thermoform the objects. After converting my bike to the ebike, I felt the power of engineering, which still haunts me at 6 am at the Engineering Hall right before the midterm session
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Favorite Animal: Dodo
Favorite Class Taken: CBE 326 Unit Operations
Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Realizing that sleep is for the week
Other Activities/Organizations: Research, Makerspace, Involvement with AIChE on regional level, Student Gov