Department Representatives

Department Representatives



Mae Lewis | Biomedical Engineering Representative & Seminar Series Director

Mae Lewis is a first year PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering program at UT. She serves as a Department Representative and as Seminar Series Director for GEC. She hosts the seminar series Emerging Tech Talks featuring speakers from diverse research fields and from industry partners. Her research uses bioinformatics to answer questions about cancer immunology. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, climbing, and sewing.


Enakshi Wikramanayake | Mechanical Engineering Representative & President Emerita

Enakshi is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering. Her research is in thermal fluids systems, applying it to power generation and water and thermal management. Enakshi  was a director of GAIN (Graduate And Industry Networking) 2017, an event where graduate students network with corporate representatives and showcase their research. Enakshi is still very involved with GEC. She hopes to develop new academic and outreach projects through GEC and increase graduate student involvement and participation in all GEC events.





Liam Connolly | Pickle Research Center Representative & Past Activities Chair

Liam is a fourth-year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering and his research focuses on design of metrology tools for nanoscale manufacturing. Liam is serving as the messenger and representative for graduate students who work at the Pickle Research Center.