Bio


Hello! I'm a fourth year graduate student in Structural Engineering working on Protein-Bound Soils, a new material for terrestrial and extraterrestrial construction.

Honors & Awards


  • DARE Fellowship, Stanford University (2017 - 2019)
  • East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Japan Fellow, National Science Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2016)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2013-2018)
  • SGF William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow, Stanford University (2013-2018)
  • Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (2013)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • President (Formerly Publicity Chair and Financial Officer), Stanford's Graduate Society of Women Engineers (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (2012 - Present)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • GSC School of Engineering Representative, Stanford University (March 25, 2015)

    Elected Repesentative to the Graduate Student Council. Have served as Parliamentarian, and internal auditor of the funding committee. Currently serving as Co-chair of the Funding Committee

    Location

    750 Escondido Road, Stanford CA 94305

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Creating a Multi-scale Framework for Modeling and Testing Protein-Bound Soils

All Publications


  • CREATION OF STATISTICALLY EQUIVALENT PERIODIC UNIT CELLS FOR PROTEIN-BOUND SOILS PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION, 2015, VOL 9 Rosa, I., Roedel, H., Lepech, M. D., Loftus, D. J. 2016
  • Sustainability Assessment of Protein-Soil Composite Materials for Limited Resource Environments JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS Roedel, H., Plata, I. R., Lepech, M., Loftus, D. 2015; 3 (3): 183-194