Charles Ivan Salanga, a driven 21-year-old undergraduate in Chemical Engineering at Saint Louis University, has made significant academic strides. He published a research paper in the Scopus-indexed IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Guided by a distinguished mentor, an alumnus of Harvard University and The University of Arizona College of Engineering and Medicine, Charles recently showcased his research at the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCCHE) Congress 2023. His unwavering commitment extends to merging Neuroscience with Chemical Engineering, aiming to pioneer eco-friendly solutions for climate change. With a focus on materials science and nanotechnology, Charles aspires to elevate global living standards while inspiring future generations of chemical engineers. Beyond academics, he remains an enthusiastic explorer, determined to leave a lasting positive impact on the world.