01/29/19 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Department Seminar: Professor Heather Kulik
Research in Professor Kulik's group harnesses first-principles electronic structure in transition-metal chemistry and large-scale enzymology to understand fundamental phenomena in chemical bonding for catalyst and materials design. Broader research goals are delineated by the following three research areas: automated molecular design and discovery, large-scale quantum phenomena in enzymes and the condensed phase, and electronic structure for transition metal chemistry and catalysis.
Professor Kulik is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2004, and her doctorate from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in the group of Nicola Marzari in 2009. She then completed post-doctoral training in the group of Felice Lightstone at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (2010) and Todd J. Martı́nez at Stanford University (2010−2013), prior to joining MIT as a faculty member in November 2013.