Fulya Sudur, Chemical Engineering
“I am very happy to be a part of the UMass Lowell family.”
"I came to UMass Lowell from Middle East Technical University, which is one of the best universities in Turkey. I chose to apply to the Ph.D. program in chemical engineering here because I wanted to continue to get a high-quality education for my future academic career. As an international student, I had some concerns about getting used to a different culture. This wasn't a problem at this University though because UMass Lowell has lots of cultural and fun events for students to start a new college life. UMass Lowell also offers many opportunities in different research areas and it has state-of-the-art laboratories. Now, I am working with Dr. Nese Orbey and my research topic is microencapsulation, which is a new trend topic. It is based on coating materials within a continuous film of polymeric shell. This technique is used in many areas such as pharmaceutical applications to control the release of medicine, food industry to mask the taste or odor, to improve shelf life, etc. In short, doing research in this high technology environment is very helpful to improve myself as a Ph.D. student. I am very happy to be a part of the UMass Lowell family."