Straetz International Research Scholars

Straetz Scholars - Summer 2023

  • Genevieve Ansay (Chemistry, 2024), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    • Research Project/Dept: Engineering, Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Sophie Barth (Health and Society; Germanic Studies, 2024), University of Vienna, Austria
    • Research Project: Imposter Syndrome and its impact on female careers
    • Research Mentor: Barbara Schober, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Jared Bendavid (Neuroscience, 2024), University College, London
    • Research Project: An Exploration of Brain Lymphatic Endothelial Cell Dynamics During Sleep
    • Research Mentor: Dr. Jason Rigel, Professor of Behavioural Genetics, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University  of London
  • Pierce Hoenigman (Biological Sciences, 2024), Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
    • Research Project/Dept: Plant Biology, Department of Cellular Biology
  • Ken Johnson (History; Latin American Studies, 2024), City of Mexico Archives
    • Research Project: (In)formal Planning: The Development of Colonia Americas Únidas, 1942-1952
    • Research Mentor: Diana Schwartz Francisco, Assistant Instructional Professor, University of Chicago
  • Rachel Kessler (History; Sociology, 2024), University of Sussex
    • Research Project: Coding Bias: The Metanarrative of Technology-Focused Social Platforms
    • Research Mentor: Dr. Sharon Webb, Dr. Irene Fubara-Manuel & Dr. Cecile Chevalier, Department of English, University of Sussex
  • Helena Lew-Kiedrowska (Biology, Molecular Engineering), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    • Research Project/Dept: Bioengineering, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  • Echo Lyu (Anthropology, 2024), Shougang Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China
    • Research Project: Hospice-based Needs Assessment about Community Attitude and Health Infrastructure of Palliative Care in Beijing, China
    • Research Mentor: Professor Xiaodong Wang, Palliative care center, Shougang Hospital of Peking University, China
  • Xuanhui Mao (Physics, 2024), Quantum Computing, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • Research Project: Quantum Error Correction for the Neutral Atom System
    • Research Mentor: Peter Zoller, Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Wesley Shih (Biology, Molecular Engineering, 2024), Universität Heidelberg, Germany
    • Research Project/Dept: Bioengineering, Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials
  • Alex Stern (Computer Science, 2024), Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Germany
    • Research Project/Dept: Computer Science, Department of Computer Sciences
  • Maatkara Wilson (Media Arts and Design, 2024), University of Amsterdam
    • Research Project: The Angel Wears Second-Hand: Exploring the History of the Gikomba Market Fires from 2000-2020
    • Research Mentor: Tommy Tse, Professor of Fashion History, University of Amsterdam
  • Ruofan Zhao (Art History, 2024), The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China
    • Research Project: Becoming Self-Contained: The Intermateriality of Imperial Porcelain Production Images at the Qing Court
    • Research Mentor: Chenglong Lv, Senior Specialist on Chinese Porcelain and Chief Director, Chinese Artifacts Department, Palace Museum

Straetz Scholars - Summer 2022

  • Layla McDermott (Near Eastern Language and Culture, Anthropology, 2023), Department of Classics and the Manar al-Athar Digital Archive, University of Oxford
    • Research Project: Manar al-Athar Photo Archive and Database: Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit
  • Steven Wu (Mathematics, Physics, 2024), Agency for Science, Technology and Research, University of Singapore
    • Research Project: The Design and Application of Large Field-of-View Metalenses
  • Joshua Kim (Psychology, 2023), School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex
    • Research Project: Media Analysis and Science Communication: Human Genetic Engineering
  • Jeffrey Sun (Fundamentals, 2023), Art History, School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex
    • Research Project: Draw the Line: Figuring anti-Fascism in postwar US Art and Visual cultures 1960-1985
  • Abigail Case (Geophysical Sciences, 2024), Laboratory of Materials and Corrosion, Novel High-Temperature Alloys, DECHEMA Research Institute, Germany
    • Research Project: High-temperature Stability in Harsh Environments - Hot Corrosion of Refractory Silicides
  • Konrad Koenigsmann (Physics; Mathematics, 2023), Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Stratosphere (IEK-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
    • Research Project: Improving GW drag estimation from observational data by use of a ray tracer
  • Jack LeGrow (Chemistry, 2024), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
    • Research Project: Coordination Cages in Complex Systems
  • Emilio Rosas Linhard (Common Year, 2024), Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Laboratory of Process Technology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
    • Research Project: Tactile Display (Braille) - Fabrication and testing of micro-actuators
  • Marcos Lopez (Biological Chemistry; Chemistry, 2024), Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    • Research Project: Physicochemical and Biological Characterization of Polymers for Gene Delivery
  • Yue Pan (Astrophysics; Creative Writing, 2023), Universitäts-Sternwarte München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
    • Research Project: Developing a novel statistical method for cosmological weak gravitational lensing analysis
  • Madeleine Roberts (Physics; Creative Writing, 2024), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany