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Department Head: Klavs F. Jensen

Executive Officer: William H. Green

Undergraduate Officer: Barry S. Johnston

Graduate Officer: Patrick S. Doyle

Graduate Admissions Officer: Richard D. Braatz, J. Christopher Love

Postdoctoral Officer: Paula T. Hammond

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Daniel  G. Anderson

Daniel G. Anderson
Samuel A. Goldblith Professor of Applied Biology
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Core Faculty

PhD, University of California at Davis,

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Research Interests:

biomaterials and drug delivery systems

 

Robert  C. Armstrong

Robert C. Armstrong
Chevron Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1973

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Research Interests:

polymer molecular theory, polymer fluid mechanics, rheology, multiscale process modeling, transport phenomena, applied mathematics

 

Paul  I. Barton

Paul I. Barton
Lammot du Pont Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, Imperial College, University of London, 1992

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Research Interests:

dynamic modeling, simulation and optimization, hybrid and embedded systems, mixed-integer and global optimization theory and algorithms, design and operation of micro-scale chemical processes, systems biology, energy systems engineering

 

Martin  Z. Bazant

Martin Z. Bazant
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Mathematics

PhD, Harvard University, 1997

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Research Interests:

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

 

János  M. Béer

János M. Béer
Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Fuels Engineering

D.Sc., PhD, University of Sheffield, England,, 1968

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Research Interests:

clean fossil energy, electric power generation, turbulent combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, reduction of pollutant emission from flames by combustion process modification

 

Daniel   Blankschtein

Daniel Blankschtein
Herman P. Meissner '29 Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, Tel-Aviv University, 1983

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Research Interests:

colloid and interface science; thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and molecular simulations of surfactant self-assembly and hydrophobic solute micellar-enhanced solubilization in aqueous media; thermodynamics, molecular simulations, and kinetics of the dispersion and stabilization of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, MoS2) using solvents and aqueous surfactant solutions; transdermal and oral drug delivery

 

Richard  D. Braatz

Richard D. Braatz
Edwin R. Gilliland Professor
Graduate Admissions Officer

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1993

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Research Interests:

systems and control theory, materials and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, systems nanotechnology, applied mathematics

 

Fikile  R. Brushett

Fikile R. Brushett
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Career Development Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

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Research Interests:

electrochemical energy conversion and storage, microfluidics, interfacial phenomena, catalyst synthesis, and tomography

 

Arup  K. Chakraborty

Arup K. Chakraborty
Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor in Chemical Engineering
Director, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biological Engineering

PhD, University of Delaware, 1988

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Research Interests:

cell-cell recognition in immunology, T cell biology, polymers and membranes, statistical mechanics

 

Kwanghun   Chung

Kwanghun Chung
Herman L. F. von Helmholtz Professor of Chemical Engineering
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

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Research Interests:

neuroscience, medical imaging, brain mapping, high-throughput technologies, polymer science, tissue engineering, microfluidics

 

Robert  E. Cohen

Robert E. Cohen
Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Professor of Chemical Engineering
Co-director, DuPont-MIT Alliance
Chair, Ph.D.CEP Steering Committee

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1972

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Research Interests:

physics and chemistry of polymers, polymer surfaces/interfaces, structure-property relationships

 

Clark  K. Colton

Clark K. Colton
Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1969

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Research Interests:

biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, mass transfer

 

Charles  L. Cooney

Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1970

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Research Interests:

biochemical engineering

 

William  M. Deen

William M. Deen
Professor Emeritus

PhD, Stanford University, 1973

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Research Interests:

Bioengineering, transport phenomena, membrane separations

 

Patrick S. Doyle

Patrick S. Doyle
Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical Engineering
Graduate Officer

PhD, Stanford University, 1997

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Research Interests:

microfluidics, complex fluids, polymer physics, rheology and transport phenomena

 

Karen  K. Gleason

Karen K. Gleason
Alexander and I. Michael Kasser (1960) Professor

PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1987

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Research Interests:

chemical vapor deposition, membranes, organic surfaces, interfaces, and devices

 

William  H. Jr. Green

William H. Jr. Green
Hoyt C. Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering
Dept. Executive Officer, Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1988

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Research Interests:

chemical kinetics, molecular simulation, free radical reactions

 

Paula  T. Hammond

Paula T. Hammond
David H. Koch (1962) Professor in Engineering
Postdoctoral Officer

PhD, MIT, 1993

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Research Interests:

macromolecular design and synthesis, targeted drug delivery for cancer, nanoscale assembly of synthetic biomaterials, electrostatic and directed materials assembly

 

T. Alan   Hatton

T. Alan Hatton
Ralph Landau Professor
Director, David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1981

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Research Interests:

transport phenomena, separation processes, microemulsions, colloids

 

Klavs  F. Jensen

Klavs F. Jensen
Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department Head, Chemical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1980

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Research Interests:

microsystems for chemical and biological applications, materials synthesis and processing, multiscale simulation of reactive processes

 

Marcus   Karel

Marcus Karel
Professor Emeritus

PhD, MIT, 1960

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Research Interests:

physical chemistry of foods, controlled release of active ingredients in foods and pharmaceuticals, cryopreservation, food engineering

 

Jesse  H. Kroll

Jesse H. Kroll
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD, Harvard University, 2002

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Research Interests:

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

 

Heather J. Kulik

Heather J. Kulik
Joseph R. Mares ’24 Career Development Professor of Chemical Engineeringessor

Ph.D., MIT, 2009

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Research Interests:

catalysis, transition-metal chemistry, electronic structure methods, atomistic simulations, enzyme catalysis

 

Robert  S. Langer

Robert S. Langer
David H. Koch (1962) Institute Professor

Sc.D., MIT, 1974

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Research Interests:

drug delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biotechnology, immobilized enzymes, biomedical engineering

 

Douglas  A. Lauffenburger

Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Ford Professor of Engineering
Co-Director, Division of Bioengineering & Environmental Health
Dept. Head, Department of Biological Engineering

PhD, University of Minnesota, 1979

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Research Interests:

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

 

J. Christopher   Love

J. Christopher Love
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Graduate Admissions Officer

PhD, Harvard University, 2004

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Research Interests:

micro/nanofabrication and surface chemistries, cellular immunology and infectious diseases, immunotherapy/ vaccines, clinical diagnostics

 

Gregory  J. McRae

Gregory J. McRae
Professor Emeritus

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1981

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Research Interests:

atmospheric processes responsible for oxidant formation, acid deposition and global climate, particulate dynamics, chemical transport and transformations in multimedia environments environmental science and engineering, process modeling, numerical analysis and optimization

 

Edward  W. Merrill

Edward W. Merrill
Professor Emeritus

Sc.D, MIT, 1947

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Research Interests:

polymer synthesis, polymer physical chemistry, biomedical engineering, biomaterials, conservation and preservation of works of art

 

Allan  S. Myerson

Allan S. Myerson
Professor of the Practice

PhD, University of Virginia, 1977

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Research Interests:

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

 

Bradley  D. Olsen

Bradley D. Olsen
Paul M. Cook Career Development Professor

PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2007

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Research Interests:

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

 

Kristala  L. J. Prather

Kristala L. J. Prather
Theodore T. Miller (1922) Career Development Professor

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1999

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Research Interests:

metabolic engineering, biochemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, synthetic biology

 

Yuriy   Román

Yuriy Román
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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Research Interests:

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

 

Gregory  C. Rutledge

Gregory C. Rutledge
Lammot du Pont Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1990

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Research Interests:

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

 

Herbert  H. Sawin

Herbert H. Sawin
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1980

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Research Interests:

directional plasma etching, dry wafer cleaning, kinetics, surface science, process modeling

 

Hadley  D. Sikes

Hadley D. Sikes
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, Stanford University, 2003

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Research Interests:

biomolecular engineering, applications of redox chemistry, clinical diagnostics, molecular biotechnology

 

Kenneth  A. Smith

Kenneth A. Smith
Professor Emeritus

Sc.D., MIT, 1962

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Research Interests:

fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer

 

George   Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos
Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Florida, 1974

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Research Interests:

nanoscale process systems engineering, multiresolution modeling and design of materials and processes, multiscale process operations and control

 

Gregory N. Stephanopoulos

Gregory N. Stephanopoulos
Willard Henry Dow Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Minnesota, 1978

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Research Interests:

metabolic and biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics

 

Michael  S. Strano

Michael S. Strano
Carbon P. Dubbs Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Delaware, 2002

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Research Interests:

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

 

James W. Swan

James W. Swan
Texaco-Mangelsdorf Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2010

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Research Interests:

computational fluid mechanics and colloid science, flow properties, biophysical media, directed self-assembly of nanomaterials

 

Jefferson  W. Tester

Jefferson W. Tester
Professor Emeritus

PhD, MIT, 1971

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Research Interests:

environmental remediation and control technology, chemical processes in supercritical fluids, technologies for renewable and geothermal energy systems, gas hydrates in natural environments

 

William  A. Tisdale

William A. Tisdale
Charles and Hilda Roddey Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Minnesota, 2010

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Research Interests:

renewable energy, nanotechnology, energy transport in nanomaterials, nonlinear spectroscopy, spectroscopic imaging

 

Bernhardt  L. Trout

Bernhardt L. Trout
Raymond F. Baddour, ScD, (1949) Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing
Co-Chair, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

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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 in complex systems

 

Preetinder  S. Virk

Preetinder S. Virk
Associate Professor

Sc.D., MIT, 1967

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Research Interests:

turbulent drag reduction, graph-theoretic modeling of hydrocarbon pyrolysis pathways, mechanistic investigation of high-transfer hydrogen transfer pathways

 

Daniel  I. C. Wang

Daniel I. C. Wang
Institute Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1963

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Research Interests:

bioreactor engineering, production of recombinant proteins, bioprocess monitoring and control, glycoprotein quality, protein stabilization

 

K.  Dane   Wittrup

K. Dane Wittrup
Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor, Department of Biological Engineering

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1988

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Research Interests:

molecular bioengineering, protein engineering, therapeutic protein biotechnology