Student Profile
Recognized for academic excellence, leadership, and service

Christian Salera, B.S. 2015
Washington Township, New Jersey

Christian Salera was a winner of the department’s Loy Wilkinson Award in 2015 for his excellent record of academic excellence, leadership, and service to the department.


My name is Christian Salera, and my hometown is Washington Township, New Jersey. I am senior double majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. During my four years at Hopkins, I was a member and team captain of the varsity wrestling team and a representative and president of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). I had a great experience in Dr. Michael Betenbaugh’s Algae Biofuel Lab where I learned about several strains of algae and the high value products that they produce. Currently for product design, I am working with the lab to develop a time temperature indicator to indicate vaccine spoilage.

My favorite ChemBE class was Transport Phenomena I with Professor Konstantopoulos. The subject really interested me and the lectures were great. I also really enjoyed Kinetic Processes with Professor Cui because I was able to see how my education can be used in the real world.

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