Co-President: Shuyang Jin (, 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in Neurobiology, School of Medicine




Shuyang focuses her research on the neural mechanism of motor learning. At APDCC, Shuyang is responsible for establishing collaborations with firms interested in pro-bono consulting services and leading ongoing projects. Shuyang enjoys interacting with different people and helping others. In her spare time, Shuyang loves traveling, kayaking, and playing LEGOS.

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Co-President: Ricky Hollenbach (, 3rd year Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering





Ricky is studying non-synchronous vibrations in jet engines and steam turbines, utilizing a combination of experimental wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics, and a Van der Pol based mathematical model. He earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with minors in German and Math from the University of Pittsburgh. Ricky recently completed an internship with Rolls-Royce in their Aeromechanics group. Last year, Ricky was a co-chair for the 2020 Case Competition.

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Internal Communication Director: Yu (Henry) Xu (, 6th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry.

Henry is now in charge of the publicity of the club.





Social Media Chair: Yunqi (Lily) Yang (, 2nd year Ph.D. in MEMS Department.



Lily now is in charge of the social media accounts and the website of the club, as well as internal communications.





Professional Development Chair: Jason Arne (, 4th year Ph.D. in the Department of Biochemistry



Jason Arne matriculated at Duke after receiving a B.S. in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He studies the regulatory mechanisms that control protein synthesis. After graduate school, Jason would like to leverage his analytical and project management skills to tackle an array of diverse problems that consultants face daily. As Head of Professional Development, Jason is committed to providing programming to prepare graduate students for careers after graduation.

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Project Director: Tao Ni(Andy),  2nd year MS student in Statistical Science Dept.






Andy is responsible for coordinating pro-bono consulting projects and collecting logistics forms.




Human Resources Manager: Liqi Wang, 4th year Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry
Liqi’s research is on polymer materials and organometallics. As Director of Human Resources, Liqi is responsible for recruiting students for pro-bono consulting projects.