More about our group

Openings for graduate students

For current MIT students, we have several openings for graduate students in Fall 2020! Opportunities are broadly in the areas of multi-objective, earth-abundant materials design accelerated with machine learning and automation, rational bio-inspired catalyst design, addressing diversity in materials discovery, and several positions as part of the CESMIX PSAAP-III in modeling of materials in extreme environments including uncertainty quantification for method selection, making computational chemistry autonomous, and developing experimentally-validated multi-scale modeling techniques.  
For students interested in coming to MIT for graduate school, MIT ChemE, where we are located, carries out department-wide admissions and does not admit students based on the needs of an individual professor. We are also affiliated with CSBi, which maintains similar policies, and offers rotations. Once admitted to MIT, graduate students can join our group from any department inside MIT. For example, in addition to ChemE, we regularly take students into our group from chemistry, mechanical engineering, materials science, among others. Students are encouraged to apply to the appropriate PhD program that matches their undergraduate training.

Feel free to email for more details.


Postdoctoral openings

We have postdoctoral openings for positions starting in end of 2020/early 2021 in projects related to multi-scale modeling especially for enzyme dynamics and materials under extreme conditions, literature-informed materials discovery with machine learning, earth-abundant catalyst design, and electronic structure method development..


We are always eager to welcome interested MIT undergraduate students to our lab.

Feel free to email for more details.

About Us

The Kulik group focuses on the development and application of new electronic structure methods and atomistic simulations tools in the broad area of catalysis.

Our Interests

We are interested in transition metal chemistry, with applications from biological systems (i.e. enzymes) to nonbiological applications in surface science and molecular catalysis.

Our Focus

A key focus of our group is to understand mechanistic features of complex catalysts and to facilitate and develop tools for computationally driven design.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Let us know! Contact Dr. Kulik: