Pablo Dean is from Rockville, MD and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). In his undergraduate research, Pablo worked with UMD’s Gemstone program — under the guidance of Prof. Mohamad Al-Sheikhly — to functionalize consumer-grade materials for direct carbon capture. Pablo has a fervent interest in sustainable separation technologies and is excited to contribute further to this field. Outside the lab, Pablo is an avid sports fan. You can always catch him rooting for his beloved, yet-to-be-renamed Washington Football Team.