Bradley D. Olsen

Research Interests

block copolymers, soft condensed matter physics, protein-based materials, bioelectronics


Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2007

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003


Honors and Awards

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow, 2023

Fulbright Amazonia Scholar, 2023

Alexander and I. Michael (1960) Kasser Chair in Chemical Engineering, 2021

ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award, 2021

MIT OGE’s Committed to Caring Honor, 2019

AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award, 2019

American Physical Society, Dillon Medal, 2018

Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry, 2017

ACS Polymer Division Fellow, 2016

AIChE – Allan P. Colburn Award, 2015

DuPont Young Professor Award, 2015

Camille Dreyfus-Teacher Scholar, 2015

ACS Herman F. Mark Young Scholar, 2015

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry, 2014

NSF Career Grant, 2013

AFOSR award, 2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Hertz Fellow, 2003-2007

Tau Beta Pi Fellow, 2003-2004

Sigma Xi, 2003

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2002

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Research Interests

metabolic engineering, biochemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, synthetic biology


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994


Honors and Awards

MIT, Committed to Caring (C2C) Award, 2023-25

AIChE’s Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, 2021

Gordon Y. Billard Award, 2021

Fellow of the AAAS, 2018

MLK Leadership Award, 2017

Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2014-15

MacVicar Faculty Fellow, 2014

Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award, 2011

MIT School of Engineering Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2010

Technology Review “TR35” Young Innovator, 2007

Outstanding Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2006

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2005

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, 2004

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 1998

UNCF-Merck Science Initiative Graduate Fellowship, 1996

NOBCChE/DuPont Graduate Fellowship Award, 1996

NDSEG Fellowship, 1994

Robert T. Haslam Cup ChemE Dept, MIT, 1994

Karl Taylor Compton Prize, MIT, 1994

NSBE Distinguished Fellow, 1994