George Stephanopoulos

Research Interests

nanoscale process systems engineering, multiresolution modeling and design of materials and processes, multiscale process operations and control

Education

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1974

M.E., McMaster University, 1971

Dipl. ChE., National Technical University of Athens, 1970

Publications

Honors and Awards

Demokritos Scientific Research and Innovation Award, Greece, 2016

CACHE Award for Excellence in Computing in Chemical Engineering Education, ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, 2015

The Ambani Life-Time Achievements Award, ICT-Ambani Corp., 2013

AIChE Founders Award, 2012

American Academy of Arts and Science Fellow, 2012

Fellow of AIChE, 2006

“BalwantS. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering” UICT, Mumbai, 2005-06

“Gerster”Lecture, Universityof Delaware, 2004

William H. Walker Award, AIChE, 2003

AIChE Institute Lecture, 2003

Honorary Doctor of Science, McMaster University, 2002

“Roger Sargent”Lecture, ImperialCollege, 2000

National Academy of Engineering, 1999

The Kelly Lectures, Purdue University, 1999

Harry G. Fair Lecture, The University of Oklahoma, 1999

Best Paper Award: Designing and Systems, 14th European Mtg. on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna,1998

Centennial Lecturer, Technical University of Delft, Delft, 1995

Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, AIChE, 1993

Merck Distinguished Lecturer, Rutgers University, 1992

Best Paper Award, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 1992, 1987

Foreign Member of the Russian Acad of Tech. Sciences, 1991

The Stanley Katz Memorial Lecturer, CUNY, 1989

Curtis McGraw Award, ASEE, 1986

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1982

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1977

Fikile R. Brushett

Research Interests

electrochemical energy conversion and storage, microfluidics, interfacial phenomena, catalyst synthesis, and tomography

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

M.S.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE’s Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute, 2022

ECS’s Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award, 2022

NOBCChE – Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Research, 2020

Electrochemical Society – Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award, 2019

Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair, MIT, 2018

I&ECR, Class of 2017 Influential Researcher, 2017

C&EN, Talented Twelve, 2017

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory, 2010-2012

Harry G. Drickamer Research Fellowship, 2009-2010

GEM PhD Engineering Fellowship, 2006-2010

SURGE Fellowship, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2010

American Chemical Society Scholar, 2002-2006

 

Gregory Stephanopoulos

Research Interests

metabolic and biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978

M.S., University of Florida, 1975

B.S., National Technical University, Athens, 1973

Publications

Honors and Awards

ARPA-E Grant to decrease carbon emissions in biorefining processes, 2021

Honorary doctorate, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, 2020

The Gaden Award for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2019

Novozymes Award for Excellence in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, 2017

Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, 2016

Elected 2015 President of the AIChE, 2014

Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature, 2014

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2013

John Fritz Medal of the AAES, 2013

Siegfried Medal, 2012

AIChE Fellow, 2012

Inaugural Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication, 2011

Corresponding Foreign Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, 2011

ENI Prize on Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy, 2011

BIO – George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial – Biotechnology, 2010

ACS E.V. Murphree Award, 2010

Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award, 2009

AIChE Founders Award, 2007

Charles Thorn Award from the SIM, 2007

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2005

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2003

Merck Award in Metabolic Engineering, 2002

AIChE Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2001

Marvin Johnson Award, ACS, 2000

AIChE Food, Pharma & Bioengineering Division Award, 1997

Inaugural Bayer Lecture on Biochem Eng, UC Berkeley, 1996

Chairman, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioeng Division, AIChE, 1992

Founding Fellow, AIMBE, 1992

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1982

Excellence in Teaching Award, CalTech, 1982

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1984

Technical Achievement Award, Southern Cal. AIChE, 1984

Heather J. Kulik

Research Interests

catalysis, transition-metal chemistry, electronic structure methods, atomistic simulations, enzyme catalysis

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009

B.E., The Cooper Union, 2004

Publications

Honors and Awards

MSDE Outstanding Early-Career Paper Award, 2021

Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry, 2021

DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award, 2020

Journal of Physical Chemistry and PHYS Division Lectureship Award, 2019

NSF CAREER Award, 2019

Marion Milligan Mason Award, 2019

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2018

ONR Young Investigator Award, 2018

ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2018

I&ECR, Class of 2017 Influential Researcher, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, 2012-2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellow, 2004-2008

William C. and Esther Hoffman Beller Prize for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, 2004

United States Presidential Scholar, 2000

Michael S. Strano

Research Interests

transport in nanopores, thermopower waves for energy generation, exciton engineering for solar energy, nanosensors for reaction network analysis

Education

Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2002

B.S., Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, 1997

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE’s Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, 2019

Bose Research Grant Award, 2017

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2017

World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds list, Thomson Reuters, 2016

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2015

Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’, 2009

American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Colburn Award, 2008

Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Award, 2008

Colburn Memorial Lectureship, University of Delaware, 2008

Outstanding Investigator Award, Materials Research Society, 2008

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2008

National Academy of Engineers, Frontiers of Engineering Invitee, 2007

American Chemical Society Unilever Award for Colloidal Science, 2007

Henry and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2007

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006

Collaboration Success Award, Council of Chemical Research, 2006

Beckman Young Investor Award, 2006

3M Untenured Faculty Award, 2006

Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy, Coblentz Society, 2006

Young Investigator Award, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, AIChE, 2006

Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers, ESI/Web of Science, 2005

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2005

Top Young Innovator Award, MIT Technology Review, 2005

DuPont Young Investigator Award, 2004

Most significant advances of 2003

C&EN, 2004

Kwanghun Chung

Research Interests

neuroscience, medical imaging, brain mapping, high-throughput technologies, polymer science, tissue engineering, microfluidics

Education

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

B.S., Seoul National University, 2005

Publications

Honors and Awards

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2019

Association of Korean Neuroscientists (AKN) Junior Faculty Award, 2018

Associate Scientific Advisor, Science Translational Medicine, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, 2012-2017

NIH New Innovator Award, 2016

McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, 2016

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2015

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering, 2015

Yumin awards for creativity, 2014

40 under 40, Cell magazine, 2014

Searle Scholar, 2014

Ziegler Award for Best Research Paper, 2009

Anne Robinson Clough Conference Grant, 2009

James T. Porter Fellowship, 2006

Outstanding Performance on the Written Qualifying Exam, 2006

Merit Based Scholarship, Seoul National University, 1998 – 2001

Jefferson W. Tester

Research Interests

environmental remediation and control technology, chemical processes in supercritical fluids, technologies for renewable and geothermal energy systems, gas hydrates in natural environments

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971

M.S., Cornell University, 1967

B.S., Cornell University, 1966

Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 2021

Special Achievement Award, Geothermal Resources Council, 2011

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010

Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, ChemE , 1990

Outstanding Faculty Member Award, ChemE , 1986, 1987, 1989, and 2001

Outstanding Chemical Engineer, AIC, New Mexico Chapter, 1980

Karthish Manthiram

Research Interests

electrification and decarbonization of chemical synthesis, catalysis, renewable energy, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, organic electrosynthesis, materials chemistry

Education

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2015-2016

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015

B.S., Stanford University, 2010

Publications

Honors and Awards

2021-23 Committed to Caring honoree, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2021

Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry, 2021

DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Award, 2020

MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Award, 2020

C. Michael Mohr Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2020

ACS Catalysis Early Career Advisory Board, 2020

Theodore T. Miller Career Development Chair, 2020

Young Innovator Award in NanoEnergy, 2019

NSF CAREER Award, 2019

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2019

American Chemical Society PRF New Investigator Award, 2019

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2019

C. Michael Mohr Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2018

Forbes 30 under 30 for Science, 2017

Electrochemical Society Dan Cubicciotti Award, 2015

Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2012

Chemical Engineering Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2012

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, 2010

Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, 2010

Mason and Marsden Prize, Stanford University, 2010

Frederick E. Terman Award, Stanford University, 2010

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2009

Channing Robertson Award, Stanford University, 2009

Bernhardt L. Trout

Research Interests

pharmaceutical manufacturing, stabilization and formulation of biopharmaceuticals, nucleation and crystallization, molecular-level design of products and processes, molecular simulations and theory of reactions incomplex systems

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

Publications

Honors and Awards

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2017

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2016

AIChE Division 15 (FPBE) Plenary Speaking Award, 2015

Armenian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Member, elected 2015

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2015

CCR Research Collaboration Award, 2014

AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award, 2014

Council for Chemical Collaboration Award, 2014

Manufacturing Technology Runner-up for the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, 2012

Impact Award from the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum of the AIChE (CoMSEF), 2011

NAE invitation to “Frontiers in Engineering,” 2001

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professorship, 2001-2003

Ford Motor Company Young Investigator Award, 2001

NSF CAREER Award, 2000-2004

Joseph R. Mares Junior Faculty Chair, 1998-2001

Max-Planck Institute Fellowship, 1996-1997

NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1994

Websites

The Molecular Engineering Laboratory at MIT: The Trout Research Group

Professional Education: Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics [10.50s]

Professional Education: AI and Ethics: Safeguarding Humanity (virtual)

Zachary P. Smith

Research Interests

Membrane separations, polymer physics, polymer chemistry, porous materials, and nanotechnology

Education

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, 2014 – 2016

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2014

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2011

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2008

Publications

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2022

AIChE John G. Kunesh Award, 2022

Robert N. Noyce Career Development Chair, 2021

Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising, 2021

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2021

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award, 2018

J-WAFS Seed Grant Award, 2018

ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2018

U.S. Delegate to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Chemistry, 2013

ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award, 2013

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin Thrust Engineering Fellowship, 2008