Ingrid J. Paredes is a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2015 and 2016. The focus of her research was optimization and scale-up of rotary calcination of industrial catalyst powders. At NYU, Ingrid has shifted her research focus to work with energy and efficiency issues more directly as a student of Dr. Ayash Sahu in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The focus of her work is the colloidal synthesis and characterization of environmentally friendly nanomaterials for optoelectronic devices including solar cells and LEDs.Connect with her via LinkedIn or Twitter.