Bi Youan (Eric) Tra

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


B.S., Chemistry – Methodist University, 2020

Awards & Honors

Summa Cum Laude, the Chemistry Mendelevium Medallion Award, the Curie General Chemistry Award, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.


Eric completed his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Methodist University where he conducted his undergraduate research under the mentorship of Dr. Eun Hoo Kim. His research project was “Studies on the Concise Synthesis of Difluorinated [6]-Gingerol Using Selective C-C Bond Cleavage”.