Arup K. Chakraborty

Institute Professor; Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics, & Chemistry, Core faculty member and former Founding Director, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, MIT. Founding Steering Committee Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, & Harvard.

Support StaffMichelle Antunes

Research Interests

immunology, regulation of transcription, statistical mechanics

Education

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

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

Publications

Honors and Awards

MIT Institute Professor, 2021

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, 2021

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