Jeffrey Fiam-Coblavie is a senior chemical engineering concentration student from Ghana. Jeffrey recently interned with BCSI Seattle, where he worked with dyes used in a vitro fertilization device. Given his recent experience working in a lab, Jeffrey has been assigned the task of data collection and testing. Later in the spring, he will be working alongside Rick and Nneka on the optimization of the process. At Calvin, Jeffrey is the vice president of the Friday Night Soccer Club and enjoys playing soccer.


Nneka Usifoh is a senior Chemical engineering concentration student from Nigeria. For the past summer, she worked as a process control intern with Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas where she learned about optimization and general process in the production of Liquefied Natural Gas. As a result she is in charge of the optimization process. She is also in charge of team communications, budgeting, organization and planning. After graduation, she plans to get a chemical/petrochemical engineering related field.


Diane Umufasha is a senior chemical engineering student from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has held many jobs and leadership positions. She was the National Society of Black Engineers Calvin Chapter president for the 2011-2012 academic year. In this position, she was tasked with helping students network to obtain jobs and internships. She has also done lots of research for class projects. She is tasked with researching and acquisition of needed chemicals. She would also work alongside Jeffrey in the testing of the dyes.


Richard Mels is a senior chemical engineering concentration student from Tinley Park, Illinois. He has recently interned at PacMoore this past summer and also has experience in carpentry work. Rick acquired valuable experience from both of these places, as a result he is tasked with choosing adsorbent, leading initial design of the adsorption column, building the pilot plant, and creating the simulated wastewater stream. Later in the semester, he would work alongside Jeffrey and Nneka in the optimization process. He would also lead the team on   the business plan. After graduation, Rick plans to get a job in a chemical engineering related field.