Lydia Mensah

Lydia Mensah

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana (Chemistry, A.C.S.), 2015
  • M.S., University of Michigan (Materials Science and Engineering), 2018
  • Current PhD. Candidate at the University of Michigan (Materials Science and Engineering), with a research focus on investigating the theory, structural evolution, and elution characteristics of antibiotic loaded drug delivery platforms.

INTERESTS

Outside of work, some of Lydia’s interests include cooking, live music, and horticulture.

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

  • Grenoble Innovation for Advanced and New Technologies in Grenoble, France – internship relating to design and analysis of Vitamin B12 fuel cells via cyclic voltammetry and bulk electrolysis for the optimization of electron transfer in energy conversion systems
  • University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry – summer research relating to development of a co-catalyst loading system on common metal oxides for oxygen evolution reactions using NiFeOOH, and characterization of samples via cyclic voltammetry, X-Ray diffraction, and bulk electrolysis
  • University of Iowa, Department of Environmental Engineering – undergraduate research relating to functionalization of carbon nanotubes and investigating them as a source and precursor for NDMA

INSPIRATION FOR PURSUING A CAREER IN IP LAW

“I am interested in Intellectual Property because, it is integral to fostering innovation and gives protection to those that dare explore bring their dreams to life.”

AWARDS

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Rackham Merit Fellowship