Ms Maria G. Carmona-Montalvo

Chair Elect,

Maria Carmona-Montalvo


United States


  • Biotechnology & Bioprocessing


I am a passionate and dedicated re-entry student, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Biology with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. 

I joined AICHE ESC to ensure that all chemical engineering students get a quality and equitable education and that they feel part of something a lot bigger and more powerful, a part of the ChME Family.  I just became legally blind and encourage all ChemE's with special needs to keep going because there is a place in STEM for all of us. :)

The title of my current research project is 
Empowering Resilience in Special Needs Students: A Program to Include Students with Special Needs in Primary Scientific Research. Before my accident I was primarily conducting research which aims to eradicate cancer. My research involves phytochemical analysis, mass spectrometry, and flow cytometry. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have suggestions on how to improve services to AIChE Student Chapters:


New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
To 2023

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Chemical Engineering
To 2023

University of California @ Berkeley
To 2010


  • AIChE Student Member
  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division
  • Chemical Engineering and the Law Forum
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, & Bioengineering Division
  • Institute for Sustainability
  • International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES)
  • International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS)
  • Management Division
  • Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum
  • North American Mixing Forum
  • SBE Member
  • Sustainability Engineering Forum

Current Entity Roles

  • Executive Student Committee (Chair)