Prospective undergraduate researchers should reach out to Prof. Yuriy Román at yroman at mit.edu with current research interests and a short summary of relevant experience.
Prospective graduate students must first be admitted to MIT. MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering makes admissions decisions on a department-wide basis, rather than the needs of individual professors. Admitted Chemical Engineering students at MIT should go through the standard advisor selection process.
For Fall 2019, we are looking for 1-2 new graduate students broadly in the areas of: (1) zeolites for methane partial oxidation and tandem methanol protection to minimize overoxidation, and (2) plastics upcycling focusing on catalytic depolymerization and/or new infinitely recyclable polymers.
We have no positions open at the moment. However, since changing funding opportunities can quickly make positions available, we welcome spontaneous applications. To apply, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae with the name of 3 references, list of publications, and summary of prior research experience to Prof. Yuriy Román at yroman at mit.edu