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Katharina Fransen

Katharina's research involves developing biodegradable plastics for food packaging to reduce plastic litter & waste.

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Devashish Gokhale

Devashish is working to develop sustainable & reusable materials for cost-effective water treatment.

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Linzixuan (Rhoda) Zhang

Linzixuan (Rhoda) is working to develop a microparticle platform for micronutrient delivery to improve nutrition globally.

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Rose Yin

"Survive? No, let’s thrive. Both my satisfaction in my social & academic life skyrocketed after I made the decision to strive for that balance."

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Nidhi Juthani

"A friend suggested the unique PhDCEP program at MIT would be a perfect fit. It’s so specifically geared for people who want to go into business..."

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Heather J. Kulik

"Chemical engineering enables me to design molecules atom-by-atom from first-principles. It inspires me not just to understand enzymes but to unearth...

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Long Pan ’21

"Chemical engineering at MIT is the perfect match for me as my passion lies with the biotechnology industry."

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Sachin Bhagchandani

"When I was exposed to immunology, I learned how relevant the immune system is to our daily life. I found that the biomedical challenges I was working on could...

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Alumna

Burunda Prince ’83

"As COO I’ve been able to leverage all my previous career experiences from corporate to consulting to leadership roles at nonprofit civic organizations..."

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Angelique Scarpa

"She shares her passion for the natural world with members of our department. She received funding from the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund to launch her...

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Andrea Orji ’21

"As we’ve seen with Covid-19, we live in a globalized world where disease doesn’t stop at borders. Solutions shouldn’t either."

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Awele Uwagwu '21

"At this point in my life I had a much clearer picture of what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to be in the energy sector and make some sort of impact."

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Alumna

LaShanda Korley ’05

"What excites me is what we can achieve by being interdisciplinary and bringing together these levels of expertise to generate more sustainable materials."

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Supratim Das

"I never thought that something I can do with my own hands can potentially make an impact at the scale that battery technology does."

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Junli Hao

"The goal is to make sure that the masks & respirators being distributed are actually protecting our frontline responders."

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Faculty

Fikile R. Brushett

I chose chemical engineering because I wanted to tackle the world's most challenging energy problems and I knew a ChemE degree would equip me with the tools...

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Lisa Volpatti

"As a PhD candidate and co-founder of Graduate Women in Chemical Engineering, she works to support her fellow graduate students."

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Emma Yee

"I majored in Chemical Engineering primarily because the broadly applicable skills it teaches allow one to have a large impact on the most significant societal...

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Stephon Henry-Rerrie '19

"I’m all about finding connections, says about his path from engineering to the stock exchange."

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Hadley Sikes
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Hadley D. Sikes

Her former student writes, ‘Prof. Sikes is more than just an academic advisor to her graduate students, she is a role model, a friend, and a sage mentor'.

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Jesse Hinricher '19

"I will pursue energy storage technologies that I learned more about by taking classes in my 10-ENG track... these classes sharpened my passion for energy...

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David Christopher Rich '19

"I worked in a lab as a UROP that focused on the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery. I was heavily inspired by this work, and sought out classes that would...

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Sarah M. Coleman '19

"I’ve met great classmates and lifelong friends, learned about the world we live in in a way I never could’ve imagined, and challenged myself to do things...

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Isabel Kaspriskie '19

"Chemical engineering is such a broad field that you can truly do anything with it. Whether you're more interested in problems in biology or mathematics or...

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Faculty

Yuriy Román

To me, the most rewarding aspect of my profession is to work with these extremely talented and bright students...

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Alumna

June Park ’16

"The chemical engineering dept. and MIT at large have provided invaluable mentorship for navigating careers in both business and research."

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Alumna

Mariah Hoover, ’08, ’12

"I’m working for Shell Oil,” she says. “I’ll be working on introducing new technologies into refineries across North America."

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Faculty

Bradley D. Olsen

My group is really interested in two things: designing materials to address important challenges, and understanding the fundamental science that’s necessary...

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Reginald Avery

"I wanted to do something related to the military because I grew up around that environment,” he says. “The people, the uniformed soldiers, and the...

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Faculty

Paula T. Hammond

Chemical Engineering allows you to manipulate matter in new and exciting ways, to be able to build something truly incredible that hadn’t been imagined...

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Alumna

Paige E. Finkelstein '14

"During my medical school interviews, I was consistently asked how chemical engineering is applicable to medicine. My answer was always the same: As a...

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Gregory Rutledge

We live in a material world, and molecules are its building blocks. For me, chemical engineering is the engineering of molecules, what they can do and what...

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Alumnus

Bobby Satcher, '86, '93

"The spirit of exploration ultimately accomplishes more than what it sets out to do. It forces the process of asking questions and discovering things that we...

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Faculty

Karthish Manthiram

I became a chemical engineer because of the elegant way in which the subject describes both molecular-level phenomena and large-scale processes - our intuition...

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Faculty

Bernhardt L. Trout

With the current course offerings, ChemE is clearly the broadest discipline at MIT. You can learn about complex molecular processes, but you can also learn...

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Juan Jaramillo

"I learned that MIT is a place that gives you the resources, and if you want to use them, you'll make something very beautiful and positively productive."

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Alumna

Larissa Kunz '15

"10-ENG program was a very positive experience and has opened a lot of doors for me."

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Alan Long

"The PhD CEP program is giving me a unique skillset necessary to be successful in roles that require a strong technical background and management perspective...

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Catherine Bartlett Matthews

"MIT’s PhD CEP program offers a unique opportunity to do engineering research and take business classes, providing excellent preparation for roles that...

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Alumnus

Justin Bullock '14

"I was looking at places that had good science and engineering programs, but also where I could run."

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Kristala L. Jones Prather
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Kristala L. Jones Prather

Chemical engineering is the perfect backdrop for our research. We engineer microbes to produce chemical compounds. Some may look at this and think biology,...

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Alumna

Rosanna Lim '13, '16

"When I stumbled upon the PhDCEP program in my graduate school search, I felt like it was the program of my dreams. It had the research experience and business...

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Alumnus

Akshar Wunnava, '14, '15

"In the real world, you are no longer working with only chemical engineers. So, it is advantageous to be able to communicate effectively with engineers from...

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Daniel Blankschtein
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Daniel Blankschtein

Chemical engineers play a pivotal role in a large number of industrial, environmental, electronic, biotechnological, and biomedical applications. Through the...

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Rober S. Langer
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Robert S. Langer

Chemical engineering is one of the broadest backgrounds one can have. It can enable you to work in so many areas - nanotechnology, materials, energy, medicine,...

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J. Christopher Love
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J. Christopher Love

Chemical Engineering provides the intellectual framework to take your molecular concepts from ideas to scalable solutions so they can transform lives, whether...

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Gregory Stephanopoulos
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Gregory Stephanopoulos

Chemical engineering is the only engineering discipline founded on all three sciences, and mathematics. As such, it is well positioned for exploring...

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Zachary P. Smith

Chemical Engineering is about engineering chemistry. The ability to control molecules at the atomic length scale uniquely positions chemical engineers to...

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