Ms. Stacey Kelly
School of Materials Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University,
minors in Biological Sciences and Pulp & Paper Technology
Project: suspension polymerization of superabsorbent polymer systems for internally cured concrete
Bio: Stacey graduated from the North Carolina State University in spring 2015 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and minors in Biological Sciences and Pulp & Paper Technology. In the fall of 2012, she interned with RockTenn, where she worked on several process operations projects. During the summer of 2013, she interned with Nippon Paper Industries in Tokyo, Japan at their Research and Development facility. Her research project was the formulation a new coating for paper packaging used for food. Stacey also interned with Domtar Personal Care her last two years as an undergraduate student. Domtar is a manufacturer of adult incontinence products, baby diapers and other absorbent technologies. Her research focused on the interactions between materials such as fluff pulp, superabsorbent polymers, tissues, and nonwovens. This sparked Stacey's interest in polymers and soft materials and led her to join the Soft Materials Mechanics Group in Fall of 2015. Outside of academics, Stacey enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking and crafting.