Bradley D. Olsen

Research Interests

block copolymers, soft condensed matter physics, protein-based materials, bioelectronics


Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2007

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003


Honors and Awards

MIT OGE’s Committed to Caring Honor, 2019

AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award, 2019

American Physical Society, Dillon Medal, 2018

Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry, 2017

ACS Polymer Division Fellow, 2016

AIChE – Allan P. Colburn Award, 2015

DuPont Young Professor Award, 2015

Camille Dreyfus-Teacher Scholar, 2015

ACS Herman F. Mark Young Scholar, 2015

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry, 2014

NSF Career Grant, 2013

AFOSR award, 2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Hertz Fellow, 2003-2007

Tau Beta Pi Fellow, 2003-2004

Sigma Xi, 2003

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2002

Allan S. Myerson

Research Interests

crystallization from solution with an emphasis on nucleation, polymorphism, and industrial applications of crystallization


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1977

M.S., University of Virginia, 1975

B.S., Columbia University, 1973


Honors and Awards

AICHE Process Development Division Excellence in Process Development Research Award, 2015

Clarence G. Gerhold Award, AIChE Separations Division, 2015

American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fellow Award, 2010

American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Separation Science and Technology, 2008

Virginia Engineering Foundation Engineering Achievement Award, 2000

Gregory Rutledge

Research Interests

molecular engineering of soft condensed matter, polymer science and engineering, statistical mechanics and molecular simulation, electrospinning and electrospun fibers


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

B.S., University of Virginia, 1983


Honors and Awards

Elected AIChE Fellow, 2017

Fellow, PMSE Division, American Chemical Society, 2015

Fiber Society Founder’s Award, 2014

Lammot du Pont Professorship of Chemical Engineering, 2007

Peter Anthony Leermakers Symposium Lecturer, Wesleyan Univ, 2006

Fellow, America Physical Society, 2005

H.A. Morton Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Akron, 2000

Best Paper Award, Plastics Analysis Division, SPE, 1997

National Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1994

3M Innovation Award, 1993

DuPont Young Faculty Award, 1992

Gregory Stephanopoulos

Research Interests

metabolic and biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978

M.S., University of Florida, 1975

B.S., National Technical University, Athens, 1973


Honors and Awards

Honorary doctorate, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, 2020

The Gaden Award for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2019

Novozymes Award for Excellence in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, 2017

Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, 2016

Elected 2015 President of the AIChE, 2014

Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature, 2014

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2013

John Fritz Medal of the AAES, 2013

Siegfried Medal, 2012

AIChE Fellow, 2012

Inaugural Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication, 2011

Corresponding Foreign Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, 2011

ENI Prize on Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy, 2011

BIO – George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial – Biotechnology, 2010

ACS E.V. Murphree Award, 2010

Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award, 2009

AIChE Founders Award, 2007

Charles Thorn Award from the SIM, 2007

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2005

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2003

Merck Award in Metabolic Engineering, 2002

AIChE Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2001

Marvin Johnson Award, ACS, 2000

AIChE Food, Pharma & Bioengineering Division Award, 1997

Inaugural Bayer Lecture on Biochem Eng, UC Berkeley, 1996

Chairman, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioeng Division, AIChE, 1992

Founding Fellow, AIMBE, 1992

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1982

Excellence in Teaching Award, CalTech, 1982

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1984

Technical Achievement Award, Southern Cal. AIChE, 1984

Michael S. Strano

Research Interests

transport in nanopores, thermopower waves for energy generation, exciton engineering for solar energy, nanosensors for reaction network analysis


Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2002

B.S., Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, 1997


Honors and Awards

AIChE’s Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, 2019

Bose Research Grant Award, 2017

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2017

World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds list, Thomson Reuters, 2016

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2015

Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’, 2009

American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Colburn Award, 2008

Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Award, 2008

Colburn Memorial Lectureship, University of Delaware, 2008

Outstanding Investigator Award, Materials Research Society, 2008

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2008

National Academy of Engineers, Frontiers of Engineering Invitee, 2007

American Chemical Society Unilever Award for Colloidal Science, 2007

Henry and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2007

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006

Collaboration Success Award, Council of Chemical Research, 2006

Beckman Young Investor Award, 2006

3M Untenured Faculty Award, 2006

Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy, Coblentz Society, 2006

Young Investigator Award, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, AIChE, 2006

Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers, ESI/Web of Science, 2005

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2005

Top Young Innovator Award, MIT Technology Review, 2005

DuPont Young Investigator Award, 2004

Most significant advances of 2003

C&EN, 2004

Bernhardt L. Trout

Research Interests

pharmaceutical manufacturing, stabilization and formulation of biopharmaceuticals, nucleation and crystallization, molecular-level design of products and processes, molecular simulations and theory of reactions incomplex systems


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990


Honors and Awards

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2017

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2016

AIChE Division 15 (FPBE) Plenary Speaking Award, 2015

Armenian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Member, elected 2015

The Medicine Maker “Power List”, 2015

CCR Research Collaboration Award, 2014

AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award, 2014

Council for Chemical Collaboration Award, 2014

Manufacturing Technology Runner-up for the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, 2012

Impact Award from the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum of the AIChE (CoMSEF), 2011

NAE invitation to “Frontiers in Engineering,” 2001

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professorship, 2001-2003

Ford Motor Company Young Investigator Award, 2001

NSF CAREER Award, 2000-2004

Joseph R. Mares Junior Faculty Chair, 1998-2001

Max-Planck Institute Fellowship, 1996-1997

NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1994


The Molecular Engineering Laboratory at MIT: The Trout Research Group

Professional Education: Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics [10.50s]

Professional Education: AI and Ethics: Safeguarding Humanity (virtual)

K. Dane Wittrup

Research Interests

molecular bioengineering, protein engineering, therapeutic protein biotechnology


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1988

B.S., University of New Mexico, 1984


Honors and Awards

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2012

Elected Fellow of the AAAS, 2011

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1998

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1990

A. McLaren White Award (First Prize, National Student Design Contest Problem), AIChE, 1984

Martin Z. Bazant

Research Interests

transport phenomena, microfluidics, electrokinetics, electrochemical systems, applied mathematics


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997

M.S., University of Arizona, 1993

B.S., University of Arizona, 1992



Honors and Awards

MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Infinite Mile Award, 2020

MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs, 2019

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2018

Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, 2018

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FSRC), 2017

Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 2017

Named inaugural E. G. Roos (1944) Professor, 2016

Bose Award for innovative and unconventional projects, 2015

Alexander Kuznetsov Prize for Theoretical Electrochemistry, 2015

Popular Science Brilliant Ten, 2007

Joliot Chair and Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI, 2007

Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2002

Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI, 2002


Jesse H. Kroll

Research Interests

atmospheric chemistry, particulate matter, organic oxidation processes, and chemical kinetics


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002

A.M., Harvard University, 1999

A.B., Harvard College, 1996


Honors and Awards

NSF Career Award, 2017

James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union, 2013

NASA Earth System Science Fellow, 2000-2002

NSF Graduate Fellow, 1997-2000

Yuriy Román

Research Interests

heterogeneous catalysis, energy: biomass conversion, biofuels, CO2 utilization, design of catalytic materials, porous materials


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, Chemical Engineering

Postdoc, California Institute of Technology


Honors and Awards

ACS Early Career in Catalysis Award, 2019

Rutherford Aris Award, 2019

Bose Research Grant Award, 2018

AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Young Investigator Award, 2018

Robert Augustine Award, 2018

NSF Career Award, 2015

Young Investigator Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, 2013

BP Postdoctoral Fellow