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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Meet your Chemical Engineering Society

The Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society (or CUCES for short) is a student run society, which organises both careers and social events for undergraduate and post graduate students in the department.

A message from the President: Polina Abrosimova

Hi there! I’m Polina, a Part IIB student at Downing College and President of the 2022 - 2023 CUCES Committee. I'm looking forward to continuing the work done by last year’s committee and guiding CUCES in the direction that students want. My primary responsibilities as President include making important decisions and coordinating with committee members to organise events. I hope the social and career events we have planned for this year will be interesting and valuable to everyone. If you would like to share any of your ideas or thoughts on events, please feel free to email me or 



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Secretary: Gavyn Marshall



Hello, I’m Gavyn, and I’m a Part IIA from Trinity Hall. While my role involves a lot of admin, such as taking minutes and helping to organise events, I’m also happy to be contacted for feedback, queries, or anything else. There’s three ways you can do this: in-person, via the society email, or using my CRSID, gafm2 – and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!







Treasurer: Celine Winata 


Hi! I’m Celine, a third year at Queens’ and this year’s Treasurer for CUCES. I am responsible for sorting out the budgets and accounts - basically ensuring that we have enough funds for our events. If you have any question (or need me to reimburse you) feel free to message me at







IT & Publicity Officer: Jack Swerdlow


Hey, I’m Jack, a Part IIA student from Magdalene and this year's IT & Publicity Officer. My role is to promote upcoming career and social events as well as maintain and update the website - you’ll see me pop up in your email or social media to advertise events. You may also see me chairing some of the careers events. If you want to contribute any article or promote any events via CUCES then feel free to email me on







Social Secretary: Millie Johal 


Hi I'm Millie, a Part IIA at Magdalene and I'm the new Social Sec! My main goal is to increase turnout at socials and to (hopefully) organise more socials including both undergrads and postgrads to bridge the gap in the department!

I'd be happy to receive any ideas on socials you want to see and go to, so feel free to email me on





Careers Officer: Elmira Kubenova



Hi, I’m Elmira, a third year student at Newnham. As a Careers Rep, I will be keeping in touch with our current company contacts and will reach out to new companies. My role is to provide you with resources and information required for internship/job applications. The committee is planning lots of exciting career events for the next academic year. Please let me know if there is a particular company or industry that you are interested in, or if you have any ideas and suggestions!My email is