Arup K. Chakraborty

Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Physics, Professor of Chemistry, and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science

Support StaffMichelle Antunes

Research Interests

immunology, regulation of transcription, statistical mechanics


Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

B. of Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1983


Honors and Awards

John M. Prausnitz Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2021)

Schiesser Distinguished Lecture, Lehigh University (2020)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT (2020)

Inaugural annual IMES Founder’s Lecture (2019)

Doctor of Engineering honoris causa, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (awarded 2019, conferred 2020)

Guggenheim Fellowship (2018)

Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech (2018)

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Medicine (2017)

Arthur D. Little Lectures, MIT (2017)

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2016)

Richard S. Mah Lectures, Northwestern University (2016)

Berman Memorial Lectures in Medical Physics, George Washington University (2014)

Weaver Lectures in Biophysics, UC Davis (2014)

David Ollis Lectures in Chemical Engineering, NC State University (2013)

Britton Chance Lectures in Engineering & Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2012)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching award, Chemical Engineering department, MIT (2012)

Bayer Lectures, University of Pittsburgh (2012)

Lacey Lectures, Caltech (2011)

Katz Lectures, CCNY (2010)

Raman Memorial Lectures, India (2009)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching award, Chemical Engineering department, MIT (2009)

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (2008)

Elected, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007)

E.O. Lawrence Award for Life Sciences, DOE (2007)

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2006)

Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, University of Delaware (2005)

Wilber Lecture, Rice University (2005)

Doraiswamy Lecturer, Iowa State Univ. and National Chemical Laboratory, India (2005)

Dept. of Chem. Eng. Teaching Award, UC Berkeley (2005)

Engineering Foundation Endowed Lectureship, U.T. Austin (2005)

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004)

Professional Progress Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2004)

Merck Collaboratus Lectures, Rutgers University (2004)

Trotter Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2004)

Chemcon Distinguished Lecturer Award, Bhubaneswar, India (2003)

Robert W. Vaughan Memorial Lecturer, Caltech (2000)

Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Science, Berkeley (1999-2000)

Featured Speaker, NAE Frontiers of Engineering Meeting (1999)

Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1996)

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1994)

AIChE, Berkeley Student Chapter, Appreciation for Distinguished Teaching (1996-97)

National Young Investigator Award (1992-1997)

Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture, University of Delaware (1993)

Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.), ICI Fellowship (1993- 1998)

Shell Young Faculty Fellow (1989-1992)

Best Review Paper, Intnl. Conference on Polymer/Solid Interfaces, Belgium (1991)