Emily Hanhauser

Emily Hanhauser


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Emily is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering, where she applies transport processes at the micro/nano level to create devices for biomedical measurement and water quality monitoring. With the Tata Center, she is continuing her Master’s research, developing dry sampling devices for trace-level contaminant monitoring in water samples to enable more distributed water quality monitoring.

She holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Experiences over three years of HIV research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Infectious Disease spurred her desire to become an engineer to create measurement devices to solve challenges in healthcare and water quality, especially in resource constrained environments. Outside of school, Emily enjoys traveling, cooking and being outside.