Heather J. Kulik

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Support StaffCindy Welch

Chemical engineering enables me to design molecules atom-by-atom from first-principles. It inspires me not just to understand enzymes but to unearth mechanisms that we may leverage from some of the fastest known catalysts.

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

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