Jessica Stark

Research Interests

glycobiology, molecular, systems, and cancer immunology, immunotherapy, biomolecular engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2019
B.S., Cornell University, 2012


Honors and Awards

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, 2023-2028

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Steven A. Rosenberg Scholars Award, 2023

Broad Institute Next Generation in Biomedicine, 2022

Johns Hopkins and Columbia University Rising Stars in Engineering in Health, 2022

Best Speaker, University of Washington Distinguished Young Scholars, 2022

Sloan Kettering Institute/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MERIT Emerging Leader, 2022

Leading Edge Fellow, 2022

American Chemical Society Best of BIOT Award, 2022

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2023

National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2021

Cottrell Emerging Scholar, 2020

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, 2019

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellow Finalist, 2019

Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rising Stars in Chemical Engineering, 2018

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2015-2018

National Institutes of Health T32 Biotechnology Training Program Fellow, 2014

Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellow, 2014

Yogesh Surendranath

Research Interests

electrocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 utilization, reaction mechanisms, interfacial engineering


Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, 2011-2013

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

B.S., University of Virginia, 2006


Honors and Awards

Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, American Chemical Society, 2020

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, 2019

E. Bright Wilson Prize, Harvard University, 2019

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, 2018

Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, Kavli Foundation, 2018

Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2017

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2016

Toyota Young Investigator Award, The Electrochemical Society, 2015

DOE Young Investigator Award, 2015

AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2015

NSF CAREER Award, 2015

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

Electrochemical Society Fellow, 2023

Inaugural President, International Electrokinetics Society (IES), 2022

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

MIT: Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, 2023

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

James Swan Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, 2023

Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, University of Chicago, 2023

APS Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics, 2023

Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Delaware, 2022

John M. Deutch Institute Professor, MIT, 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

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