- Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
Only here could I convince students from very different disciplines—engineers, chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, computational scientists—to throw their hat into this ring and this completely unexplored field, and contribute their creativity to this kooky idea that you could breed proteins like you can breed cats and dogs. And only here would I have been challenged to solve ever harder problems.
- Professor of Chemical Engineering; HHMI Investigator; Director of Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Shapiro lab at Caltech CCE develops technologies to image and control the function of cells deep inside the body. The key biophysical methods of investigation include ultrasound and magnetic resonance. These technologies take advantage of biomolecules with unusual physical properties allowing them to interact with sound waves and magnetic fields. Professor Shapiro’s team applies these tools to solve problems in synthetic biology, neuroscience, cancer, immunology, and the mammalian microbiome. Professor Shapiro has been recently named as an HHMI Investigator.
- Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry; William H. Hurt Scholar
Professor Manthiram received his Chemical Engineering BS from Stanford University and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. As a graduate student, Professor Manthiram developed transition-metal oxide hosts for redox-tunable plasmons and nanoparticle electrocatalysts for reducing carbon dioxide. During his postdoctoral research, he developed new anion-exchange ionomers. Professor Manthiram joined the MIT faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2017, and in 2021 he joined CCE as Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Manthiram Lab is focused on the molecular engineering of electrocatalysts for the synthesis of organic molecules, including pharmaceuticals, fuels, and commodity chemicals, using renewable feedstocks.
- Chemical Engineering Alumni (MS '95, PhD '97)
Yushan Yan, an expert in electrochemical systems and sustainability at the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.