Caroline Nielsen, Communication Fellow

Communication Fellow
4th year graduate student, Barton Lab

Caroline is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Barton Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering. She studies numerical methods for optimization and is currently developing nonsmooth approaches for maximizing resource reuse in chemical processes. She received her B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College where she coupled simulations with experimental results to direct new designs for both mechanical energy storage and gas separation membranes. At Harvey Mudd, Caroline also served as a Writing Center Fellow for three years. She loved getting to help develop and share ideas from many different fields, and she is excited to be continuing this work in the Comm Lab at MIT. She particularly enjoys helping with brainstorming and outlining sessions. When not conducting research or working at the Comm Lab, Caroline likes to play squash, bake cakes, and run along the Charles River.