Ken Foo

Ken Foo

Major: Chemical Engineering

Ken received his B.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

During his undergraduate years, Ken interned at Caloris Engineering, working with evaporators and membrane technology. Discovering his passion for wastewater, he also worked at the Wastewater Department in Washington, D.C., performing activity tests, experimenting for flocculation, and maintaining the pilot plant. In his cutting edge sensors class, Ken prototyped and researched an innovative, non-invasive conductivity sensor through the use of induction. In his senior year, he led Tau Beta Pi (the engineering honor society) as the president which hosted the nationally known Engineers Week and became one of the most decorated and active chapters in the district.

For his ESTEEM thesis project, Ken will be optimizing wastewater effluent and minimizing costs by employing machine learning under South Bend’s EmNet.

After ESTEEM, Ken hopes to pursue a career in wastewater or consulting, where he can apply his teamwork and analytical skills. Outside of school, he loves to run, lift weights, volunteer, hang out with friends, and watch anime.