Elizabeth Bury

Chemical Engineering PhD

Elizabeth Bury is a Chemical and Biological Engineering doctoral student from Bentonville, AR, and she is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellow.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Alabama. During her undergraduate tenure, she was involved with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Omega Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and undergraduate research. For her research, she received the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium Award, the Alexander Stanton Memorial Undergraduate Research Award, the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, and was selected as a two-time finalist in the SWE collegiate research competitions.

Elizabeth’s research primarily focuses on utilizing room-temperature liquid metal and polymeric materials to develop novel soft and stretchable electronic materials and devices. Her research brought her to Spain to further her fundamental understanding of her different characterization techniques, such as differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. She is currently involved in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Graduate Student Council, and she was a part of the Tide Together Graduate Mentor Program.

Elizabeth is passionate about increasing diversity and accessibility in STEM fields for underrepresented graduate students. In her spare time, she loves hand embroidering, reading, and traveling. Her favorite place in Tuscaloosa is The Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. Elizabeth invites prospective graduate students to reach out to her as she loves to share her experience with graduate school, The University of Alabama, and Tuscaloosa.