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

Arup K. Chakraborty

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)


Douglas A. Lauffenburger

Research Interests

cell, tissue, and biomolecular engineering, computational modeling of biological and physiological systems


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1979

B.S., University of Illinois, 1975


Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 2001

American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2001

Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering, Eng Fdn, 2000

Food Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division Award, AIChE, 1993

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, ASEE, 1992

Founding Fellow, AIMBE, 1992

J.S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1989

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1988

Career Development Award, NIH, 1984

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1984