Yu Kambe, PhD'19

Chicago, Illinois

PhD Candidate
Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

Yu Kambe is one of the inaugural PhD candidates in the recently founded Institute for Molecular Engineering and brings with him seven years of industry experience. He has served the community as a student government chair, an associate for the Innovation Fund through the Polsky Center, and a cofounder of the Innovation and Commercialization Fellowship Program. He is currently teaching students at the Museum of Science and Industry as a visiting scientist and mentoring College students in the Institute for Molecular Engineering major who are starting a Global Grand Challenges Scholarship with support from the National Academy of Engineers.

As an ambassador of the growing Institute for Molecular Engineering, Kambe hopes to represent the institute as an Alumni Board member and showcase the potential of the program. As a current PhD candidate, he hopes to contribute his knowledge of young alumni interests and help encourage participation in this demographic.