Camey Zussman, Senior

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 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


Alex Bloemendal, Junior

About Me: My name is Alex Bloemendal and I’m the current co-president of AIChE. I am halfway through my Junior year. I have Co-oped for Cargill in the past. I’ve gotten really into fly fishing and cooking. I’m excited to see you all at our meetings this semester!

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Favorite Animal: Cheetah

Favorite Class Taken: Chem 345

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Enjoying the Madison Chain of Lakes

Other Activities/Organizations: Gebbie Lab, Wisconsin Fishing Team, ESW



Shao-Ting (Ting) Lin,  Junior

About Me: Hello! My name is Ting. A fun fact about me is that even though I am not from Madison, I moved here in my freshman year of high school. (7 years now!) So, I am pretty familiar with the city. Outside of class, you could probably see me playing badminton at the Nic, or just studying in Ehall lounge. During my free time, I really enjoy cooking and meal prepping.

Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

Favorite Animal: Cat

Favorite Class Taken: INTEREGR 303

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Lake Mendota, making kind and brilliant friends!

Other Activities/Organizations: Huber research group, Adventure Learning Programs


Secretary and Engineering Expo

Chen Shien Chia, Junior

About Me: Apa khabar? My name is Chia and I speak Malay, Chinese, English, Teochew, and Hokkien. I came from a beautiful, diverse, and multicultural country called Malaysia. I love sharing Malaysian food with my friends and sometimes invite them over to make traditional desserts together. We made ‘ondeh-ondeh’ which is a dessert made with pandan (screwpine leaf) infused dough and filled with Gula Melaka (palm sugar). I chose Chemical Engineering as my major because I am amazed by the broad spectrum of industries it spans as well as its ability to create new substances that can change people’s lives.

Hometown: Taiping, Malaysia

Favorite Animal: Hamster

Favorite Class Taken: Dance Therapy 232, Chem 329, ESL 118

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Many interesting opportunities at UW-Madison

Other Activities/Organizations: REACH Ambassador



Sara Bender, Junior

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)


Nathan Zawicki, Sophomore

About Me:  Hello everyone, my name is Nathan Zawicki, and I’m excited to serve as the Co-Industrial Chair! This past summer, I completed a Process Engineer Internship with Clarios in Milwaukee, WI, and was recently extended as a part-time, remote intern to continue with the company during the Fall 2022 semester. Additionally, I’m an Undergraduate Research Assistant with the Huber Group, and in my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, reading informational books, and spending time with friends.

Hometown: Racine, WI

Favorite Animal: Maine Coon

Favorite Class Taken: Chem 329

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Watching Badger football games

Other Activities/Organizations: Calvary Lutheran Chapel



Daniel Paul Li, Senior

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 on a beautiful campus

Other Activities/Organizations: Chi Sigma Tau, Chinese American Student Association (CHASA)


Department Liaison

Ben Barnd, Sophomore

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



Jacob Damro, Sophomore

About Me: My name is Jacob Damro and I am a sophomore this year at Madison.  I love playing volleyball, wake surfing, and skiing.  I love the outdoors in general and often like to play my ukulele or read outside.

Hometown: Eagan, MN

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Class Taken: Chem 329

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: All the people you meet and different stories you hear.

Other Activities/Organizations: N/A



Aidan Bomski, Junior

About Me: I love finding and playing Indie games on steam particularly rouge-lites. I enjoy spending time with my cat R.E.O. I also really enjoy wandering around Madison trying to find new places to experience.

Hometown: Denmark, WI

Favorite Animal: Racoon

Favorite Class Taken: Music 42 aka Marching Band

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Women’s Hockey Games (All sports games in general)

Other Activities/Organizations: UW-Marching Band



Alec Veal, Senior

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



Jack Verich, Sophomore

About Me: I wanted to be a chemical engineer because I want to dedicate my career to advancing science, particularly in energy storage technologies. As the automotive industry shifts towards the all-electric market, there will be an influx in battery waste. Many of these battery chemistries are toxic and have no scalable recycling process– I strive to develop a method to do so.

Hometown: Winneconne, WI

Favorite Animal: Koala

Favorite Class Taken: Art History 346

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Morning runs on the lakeshore path

Other Activities/Organizations: Research, Badgerloop


Professional Development

Blake Bomski, Senior

About Me: As a little about me, I enjoy lifting and running.  I spend a good amount of time listening to music and hanging out with my friends and girlfriend.  I just came off a coop 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



Adam Malmstrom, Sophomore

About Me: A little bit about me is that I am a huge sports fan. My favorite sport is football, and I’m a diehard Chicago Bears fan. You can oftentimes find me at the Nick or Shell playing basketball or getting a lift in.

Hometown: Elk Grove, IL

Favorite Animal: Panda

Favorite Class Taken: Chem 115/116

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Football

Other Activities/Organizations: Research, AASU


Freshman Representative

Dominic Greco, Sophomore

About Me: I chose to pursue chemical engineering because chemistry, physics, and math have always been my favorite subjects and I enjoy the problem-solving mindset that engineers use. Outside of school, I like basketball, riding my bicycle, chess, and spending time with friends. Last summer I worked at a 3M lab in Maplewood MN.

Hometown: Robbinsdale, MN

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Class Taken: Chem 115

Favorite Thing About Being a Badger: Gamesdays and the food around campus

Other Activities/Organizations: Research, ChemE Car, Intramurals


ChemE Car Lead

Grant Ovsepyan, Senior

About Me: I am a 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 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 weak

Other Activities/Organizations: Research, Makerspace, Involvement with AIChE on the regional level, Student Gov