More about our group

Openings for graduate students

For current/incoming MIT students, we have openings for graduate students in Fall 2021! Opportunities are broadly in the areas of multi-objective, earth-abundant materials design accelerated with machine learning and automation including for polymer upcycling, polymer design, and photocatalyst design, metal-organic framework discovery, and uncertainty quantification of DFT in materials discovery with new autonomous computational chemistry tools.
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 do not currently have any funded postdoctoral openings anticipated until end of 2021 or early 2022. Areas of interest, especially for partially funded postdocs, include multi-scale enzyme modeling, electronic structure method development, and machine learning for high-throughput materials discovery.


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: