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Armando Urbina is a Graduate Assistant at the Ellison Institute of Technology. He is a PhD student in chemical engineering in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California, advised by Professor Andrea Armani.
Armando’s research leverages materials science to create dynamic hydrogel systems for studying biology. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2020. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Herbert Kunzel Engineering Fellowship, and the USC Provost Fellowship.
At USC, he has held elected positions in the Viterbi Graduate Student Association, the USC Graduate Student Government, along with chapter and national positions within the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.