William H. Green

Hoyt Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering
Director of MIT Energy Initiative

Support StaffGwen Wilcox

Chemical Engineering provides an intellectual framework and toolkit for addressing a tremendous range of societally-important problems today, and it is always open to adding new tools that will be needed for tackling the big problems of the future. My group has been able to add to that toolkit with the Reaction Mechanism Generator software package, which allows to answer many long-standing questions about proposed alternative fuels.

Research Interests

chemical kinetics, molecular simulation, free radical reactions


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1988

B.A., Swarthmore College, 1983


Honors and Awards

AIChE’s R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2019

Inaugural Fellow of the Combustion Institute, 2018

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 2009 - 2013 Associate Editor, 2005-2008

C.M. Mohr Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2006

Executive Board, Eastern States Section, Combustion Institute, 2005 - 2009

ACS Div. of Environmental Chemistry Certificate of Merit, 2005

ACS Div. of Fuel Chemistry Richard A. Glenn Award, 2004, 2009, 2013

Bye-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, 2004-2005

Thiele Lectureship Award (Univ. of Notre Dame), 2004

NSF CAREER award, 1999-2003

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1990

The Charles & Katherine Darwin Research Fellow, Cambridge University, 1989-1990

NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989

Amoco Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1987

NSF Graduate Fellow, 1983-1985