More about our group

Openings for graduate students

Once admitted to MIT, graduate students can join our group from any department inside MIT once admitted. We have several openings for graduate students in Fall 2020. Opportunities are broadly in the areas of machine learning and automation for rational catalyst design including with experimental data sets for complex materials, method development for transition metal chemistry and strongly correlated electronci structure, enzyme modeling and biomimetic enzyme design. 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.

Feel free to email for more details.


Postdoctoral openings

We do not have any immediate postdoctoral openings on other projects or research areas in the group. Exceptional candidates, including those with fellowship support, are welcome to apply. 


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: