Bioengineering Alumni Profile: Elan Meltzer ’18

 Bioengineering Alumni Profile: Elan Meltzer ’18

November 19, 2020

Name: Elan Meltzer

Current Job Title/Industry: Response Center Engineer / Medical Devices

Major at SU: Bioengineering

Graduation Year: 2018

Any Research Topics:

  • Bader’s Lab (2014) at Syracuse’s Biomaterials Institute – Researching micelle synthesis and drug delivery
  • Ren’s Lab (2017-2018) at Biomedical & Chemical Engineering Dept. – Researching the reversal of bacterial resistance and tolerance when not exposed to a specific antibiotic.

Why Did You Choose to Be A Part of the Orange Family?

Syracuse has a wonderful engineering program, and I chose to attend Syracuse so I can study to become a bioengineer. Furthermore, my brother attended Syracuse University and always had such pride for the school, so I was very excited to follow in his footsteps.

Were You Part of Any Clubs or Organizations on Campus?

Yes, I was Vice President of Alpha Tau Omega during my time at Syracuse University and helped plan many philanthropic events on-campus to aid the local community. Furthermore, I was involved with Engineering Ambassadors and found lots of pride working with young children who have an interest in science and engineering.

Advice for Incoming Freshman:

  • While it is such an amazing time to be able to meet so many new people and form so many friendships, it is important to be able to spend some time alone.
  • My other big piece of advice is to get to know your professors and attend office hours. It is such a privilege to learn from some of the best and brightest individuals in the world so take advantage of the time you have with them and pick their brains.

During my time as an undergrad at Syracuse, I absolutely loved forging strong relationships with not only my peers but with my professors. I think that college is really a balancing act – you have to figure out the best way for you to have a good time but also learn a lot and soak in all that Syracuse & its professors have to offer.