Who We Are

The Stanford Polymer Collective (SPC) is an interdisciplinary student organization. Our mission is to foster dynamic conversations and to actively engage the university and local community in the exciting realm of polymer-based materials. We organize a range of activities, including:

  • lunch-and-learns (3 per quarter)
  • industry tours
  • outreach activities
  • quarterly talks
  • annual poster symposia

Upcoming Events!

  • October 14, 2022 – Postdoctoral Speaker Series – Dr. Yeucheng “Peter” Zhou (Cui Lab) & Dr. Alex Prossnitz (Appel Lab)
  • October 28, 2022 – SPC Industry Visit – Apple Inc.
  • November 3, 2022 – SPC Invited Speaker – Prof. Charles Sing (UIUC)
  • November 4, 2022 – Postdoctoral Speaker Series – Dr. Max Saccone (DeSimone Lab)
  • December 3-4, 2022 – SPC Outreach – Stanford SPLASH

Get Involved!

To stay in the know and find out how you can get involved:

The Stanford Polymer Collective welcomes membership, leadership, and participation in our scientific community from polymer enthusiasts across all race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, parent status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, experience, and training backgrounds. Additionally, SPC is working to support local underserved middle schools and high schools by sharing polymer science outreach and resources about the process of entering college and academia.

2022-2023 Leadership Team


Lucia Brunel (she/her)

Pam Cai (she/her)
Vice President

Michal Gala (he/him)
Financial Officer

Narelli Paiva (she/her)

Kelly Liu (she/her)
Social Chair

Jerika Chiong (she/her)
Industry Chair

Alana Gudinas (she/her)
Outreach Chair

Cristian Woroch (he/him)
Media Chair

Kaiwen Hsiao (she/her)
Postdoc Liason