Mayson Whipple is a PhD student in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department at Michigan State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from North Central College and an MS in Membrane Engineering from the NOVA School of Science and Technology – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Her research focuses broadly on drug addiction treatment – from developing novel opioid vaccines and an effective delivery platform to exploring the societal steps necessary for mitigating the opioid epidemic.


US Student Program – Fulbright / FLAD Open Study/Research Award

Education: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (2024)

Field of Study: Chemistry

Project Title: “Engineering and Deploying a Substance Use Disorder Vaccine: A Cross Cultural Study”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, School of Science and Technology

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2022