Evaline Tsai

Evaline Tsai is a senior at Princeton University studying chemical and biological engineering and pursuing a certificate in sustainable energy and environmental studies. Interested in science from a young age, she conducted scientific research throughout high school, winning multiple national competitions including Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist. Naturally, Evaline has continued doing research in college. During the summer after her freshman year, she worked on sustainable concrete as an intern for Professor George Scherer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton. The following summer, she headed over to the Institute of Materials in Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany as a REACH intern for Professor Alfred Ludwig, developing nanoporous thin films for solar water splitting. She won 1st Place in the Materials Engineering & Science category at the 2013 AIChE Annual Student Conference for her poster on thin films. Seeking experience in the oil and gas industry, Evaline then spent a summer at UOP to research and develop hydrotreating catalysts.

At Princeton, Evaline participates in a number of extracurricular activities. As a member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) during her freshman year, she was one of twelve SEADS scholars who explored sustainable development through weekly seminars. She then joined EWB's Conference Committee during her sophomore year to plan Collective Motion, a conference that brought together students, faculty, and visitors to discuss the economics of development. Outside of her scientific pursuits, she is a staff writer and assistant web manager of Nassau Weekly and Co-Chair of Princeton's Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). In her free time, she enjoys running, squash, music, and photography.