- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2023
- B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
- 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
- Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment, 2022-2023
- Jui Dasgupta Outstanding Assistant in Instruction Award, 2022
- Graduate School Teaching Award, 2022
- School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence, 2021
- Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award for Water and the Environment, 2020-2021
- Gordon Y.S. Wu Fellowship in Engineering, 2018-2023
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- American Physical Society (APS)
- Society of Rheology
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
Dr. Schneider is a chemical engineer with expertise in multiphase flows in porous media and fabrication of reactive nanomaterials. She has extensive experience using experimental and computational techniques coupled with mathematical modeling to solve problems in complex flow systems. Since joining Exponent, Dr. Schneider has contributed to projects covering a variety of subject matter, including consumer products, industrial combustion equipment, and hazardous waste treatment. She is also interested in working with clients to solve problems in carbon capture and storage processes and renewable energy systems.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Schneider received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University where she studied interactions between colloids and immiscible fluids in porous media. Her overall goal was to develop a better understanding of how these materials could be used for remediation of non-aqueous phase liquids in groundwater aquifers. Dr. Schneider used experimental, computational, and theoretical tools to study how colloidal nanomaterials flowed through complex environments and fabricated reactive colloidal particles motivated by their flow behavior in aquifer-like systems. Through this work, she developed expertise in experimental fluid dynamics and nanoparticle fabrication by leveraging confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Flash NanoPrecipitation (FNP). Dr. Schneider is also experienced in using MATLAB for image and video processing, pore network simulations, and reservoir simulations.
Dr. Schneider earned her bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a focus in Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at Johns Hopkins University. In her undergraduate research, she developed reconfigurable DNA nanotube architectures with the goal of constructing synthetic analogs of cytoskeletal networks. She also learned mammalian cell culture at Imperial College London while helping to develop a cell-free protein synthesis system.
In addition to her diverse research background, Dr. Schneider is also passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and was elected to serve on Princeton University's Diversity, Equity, Climate, and Inclusion (DECI) Committee and Graduate Student Council in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department. She was also recognized with two awards for her roles as an Assistant in Instruction while at Princeton.