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Living Labs Fellow

Sam Bunke

Sam Bunke (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering working in the Tarpeh Lab. Her research focuses on electrochemical-assisted recycling of common plastics, such as PET, back to their original feedstock to circularize the plastics industry. Sam is passionate about sustainable waste management and applying a multidisciplinary approach to generate circular economies from waste streams. For her Living Lab Fellowship project, Sam will be continuing her work as a Zero Waste Intern for Stanford's Residential and Dining Enterprises department to develop a zero-waste innovation and education hub on campus. This facility will combine campus operations, academic research, and education in order to scale up resource recovery technologies and approaches to reach zero waste on Stanford campus and beyond.