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

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

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

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)

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

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

Preetinder S. Virk

Research Interests

turbulent drag reduction, graph-theoretic modeling of hydrocarbon pyrolysis pathways, mechanistic investigation of high-transfer hydrogen transfer pathways

Education

Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1962

Publications

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Veteran Advisor Award, 2016

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

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

K. Dane Wittrup

Research Interests

molecular bioengineering, protein engineering, therapeutic protein biotechnology

Education

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1988

B.S., University of New Mexico, 1984

Publications

Honors and Awards

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2012

Elected Fellow of the AAAS, 2011

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1998

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1990

A. McLaren White Award (First Prize, National Student Design Contest Problem), AIChE, 1984

Martin Z. Bazant

Research Interests

transport phenomena, microfluidics, electrokinetics, electrochemical systems, applied mathematics

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997

M.S., University of Arizona, 1993

B.S., University of Arizona, 1992

Websites:

http://web.mit.edu/bazant/www/

http://bazantgroup.mit.edu/

Publications

Honors and Awards

MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Infinite Mile Award, 2020

MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs, 2019

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2018

Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, 2018

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FSRC), 2017

Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 2017

Named inaugural E. G. Roos (1944) Professor, 2016

Bose Award for innovative and unconventional projects, 2015

Alexander Kuznetsov Prize for Theoretical Electrochemistry, 2015

Popular Science Brilliant Ten, 2007

Joliot Chair and Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI, 2007

Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2002

Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI, 2002

 

Jesse H. Kroll

Research Interests

atmospheric chemistry, particulate matter, organic oxidation processes, and chemical kinetics

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002

A.M., Harvard University, 1999

A.B., Harvard College, 1996

Publications

Honors and Awards

NSF Career Award, 2017

James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union, 2013

NASA Earth System Science Fellow, 2000-2002

NSF Graduate Fellow, 1997-2000

Douglas A. Lauffenburger

Research Interests

cell, tissue, and biomolecular engineering, computational modeling of biological and physiological systems

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1979

B.S., University of Illinois, 1975

Publications

Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 2001

American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2001

Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering, Eng Fdn, 2000

Food Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division Award, AIChE, 1993

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, ASEE, 1992

Founding Fellow, AIMBE, 1992

J.S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1989

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1988

Career Development Award, NIH, 1984

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1984