Octavia Brauner
   Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
   Room 3-259, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   77 Massachusetts Avenue
   Cambridge, MA 02139
   B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
   Research Area: Complex fluid dynamics; Polymer physics; Fiber Spinning
Octavia received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with a concentration in polymer science) from North Carolina State University in 1998. At MIT, she joined Prof. Gareth McKinley's research group to continue working in the fields of polymer science and engineering. Recently, she has been working on the design of a fiber spinning process for use with complex polymeric solutions. Her work is currently funded by the NASA Lewis Reseach Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Octavia expects to complete her Master of Engineering in December of 2000.