Amy Wat ('12), PhD
Chair, Early Entrance Program Alumni Network
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Amy Wat is one of the founding members of the Early Entrance Program Alumni Network and has been a dedicated advocate and member since its inception. Amy conducts research on ultra-high temperature ceramics and bioinspired ceramic-metal composites in the Materials Sciences Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Department of Energy federal research facility. She earned her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at Cal State LA and a Master's of Science/PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. As a professional scholar, Dr. Wat has been published by numerous peer-reviewed academic journals, lectured at Cal State LA and UC Berkeley, and presented at industry conferences. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from the Materials Science department at UC Berkeley and the Materials Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Aside from her research, she also has been active in creating and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and engineering. Amy founded the Biomedical Engineering Society, raising funds and hosting lectures to raise awareness in the community about the field. She has also taught a workshop in thermodynamics in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program to engage underrepresented students who are economically disadvantaged in STEM.
Amy loves exploring new cultures through traveling and trying new cuisines.