Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kenneth E. Goodson
Saniya earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology. As a Churchill Scholar, she received a Master's of Philosophy in Engineering from Cambridge University where her thesis was in development of a MEMS bimorph actuator. She demonstrated a commitment to educational equity by serving in Teach for America as a high school math and physics teacher in Washington, D.C. Saniya is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Sandia National Labs fellowship, and Stanford's Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence fellowship. Her current research is in characterizing novel thermoelectric materials and simulating thermoelectrics in macro-scale systems.