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Richie Fong 
President (2020-2022)


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He is an undergraduate student who is involved in organizing leadership activities and student-industry activities for goLEAD and MetSoc McGill Chapter respectively. He is currently pursuing a materials engineering degree to achieve his career goals of becoming an active contributor to the materials industry. He is a young mind with a great drive to act and succeed. His role in MetSoc McGill Student Chapter is currently President since 2020.


Bruno Castilho
Vice-President (2021-2022)


Bruno is a PhD candidate at McGill University in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering. He is currently studying and developing coatings for high temperature applications, with special focus on self-lubricating coatings. Bruno has a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at the Technology Institute CEFET-MG in Brazil and a Master from University of São Paulo, Brazil with a research on hybrid PVD coatings for automotive applications. Bruno spends most of his free time playing games (RPGs and Formula 1), reading and cooking. Bruno joined MetSoc team in October, 2019. 

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Alejandra Islas
Treasurer (2021-2022)


Alejandra is a PhD candidate in Materials Engineering at McGill. She is currently working with thermally sprayed composites for high-temperature applications. She has a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. She enjoys watching series and playing backgammon. Her role in the MetSoc McGill Student Chapter is Treasurer.

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Parham Valipoorsalimi
Secretary (2021-2022)


He is a master’s student in materials engineering with a great passion for machine learning and deep learning. He received his bachelor’s degree from Iran University of science and technology. Currently, he is working on the application of machine learning for investigating new lightweight materials. His hobbies are sports especially basketball, as well as playing musical instruments. He is the secretary of MetSoc Mcgill student Chapter currently. 

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Han Zhang
Member (2021-2022)


Han is an undergraduate student enrolled in Materials Engineering at McGill University. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree as well as completing several internships in the industries and research. He is always curious and enthusiasm to learn new things. In his free time, he plays with some musical instruments (like piano or flute) and video games. He is an active member in the MetSoc McGill Student Chapter.

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