Chemical Engineering majors

Kevin Wan's picture

Kevin had started fencing as a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He had attended Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club and learned how to fence foil under the instruction of Dan Kellner. In his senior year, he became captain and led the team to victory at the PSAL (Public School Athletic League) Championships.

Outside of fencing, Kevin enjoys reading, gaming, and watching TV series. He is also currently aspiring to be a part-time rapper.


Jeremy Luterbacher's picture

Also a volunteer assistant coach for the Women’s Varsity team, Jeremy is currently working on his doctorate in Chemical Engineering.  As a graduate student, he is ineligible to compete in MACFA, but is a welcome addition to the foil squad at the USACFC championships, which he has fenced each year since his arrival at Cornell.  In 2008, he was a member of the bronze medal foil squad along with Longda Yin and Ethan Peck.  The following year, Luterbacher along with Peck and Nick Heiner, dominated the competition and took home the foil squad gold medal.  Luterbacher went undefeated on the second day of competition, earning a record of 16-0.    
Luterbacher has competed on the Swiss and international level since 1993.  He achieved a ranking of sixth in the national Swiss senior category and placed second at the Swiss national university championships during the 2005-06 season. Prior to that, Luterbacher was the top-ranked Swiss junior fencer and placed second at the Swiss junior nationals in 2004. During his time as a junior fencer, he participated in four junior world cups and three international cadet tournaments. 
Luterbacher graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and chemical engineering, before continuing at SFIT for a master’s degree in chemical engineering.  He is now working on "depolymerizing" fictitious "biomass" or some other such witchcraft.



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