Positions of Responsibility


Student Representative, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC)

January 2019 – present

My role involves representing interests of students to faculty and sponsors of ASPPRC, help with organizing sponsor meetings, sponsor reports, student recruiting activities, and research seminars. I also represent the students of ASPPRC in the industrial advisory board. 

Graduate Student Representative, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

August 2018 – August 2020

My role involves representing grad students in the department of metallurgical and materials engineering and their interests, and serve as a link to the students and the academic administration. As a GSG rep, I was also a:

  • Member of the graduate student council for the academic years 2018-2019, and 2019-2020
  • Member of the organizing committee for the campus-wide graduate research and discovery symposium, 2020 (GRADS2020)
  • Member of the grant committee for handling and allocating funds of the graduate student government, for the academic year 2018-2019
  • Representative of the grad council in the school’s diversity, inclusion and access panel for the academic year 2018-2019
Secretary, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), SSN Student Chapter

August 2014 – May 2016

As a representative of the student members of IIChE from the SSN College of Engineering, a noteworthy achievement was initiating and spearheading the conference “Sustainable Trends in Energy and Environmental Research” for two consecutive years – 2015 and 2016. The conference still takes place as an annual event.


Molecular Engineering and Materials Chemistry

Spring 2018 – Spring 2020

The freshman course, molecular engineering and materials chemistry is an intro-level materials science course. My role as TA was to guide students through the laboratory portion of this course. It is offered both in the fall and spring semesters.

My roles and involvement include:

  • Lead TA: development and design of a laboratory module which involved experimental analysis of microstructure developement; including other lab demonstrations and activities;
  • Guest lectures on atomic structure of materials, helped develop a module with CrystalMaker for visualization of atomic planes;

My effort was recognized with an award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant.

Mechanical Properties of Materials

Fall 2017

Mechanical Properties of Materials MTGN 445 – Lab and course TA

Engineering Materials

Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Sophomore course – Engineering Materials

Malavikha Rajivmoorthy