2022 MIT Chemistry Future Faculty Symposium

August 17, 2022

The symposium on August 17 will be held in Room 6-120.

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Dr. Eunice Bae, Columbia University
Exciton-Coupled Coherent Magnons in a 2D Magnetic Semiconductor

10:35AM – 11:05AM
Dr. Steve Bonilla, CU Anschutz
Using cryo-EM to visualize conformationally dynamic RNA structures in viral genomes and their interactions with host proteins

11:10AM – 11:50AM
Dr. Trevor GrandPre, Princeton University
Kinetic Frustration Controls LAT Protein Condensation

11:55AM – 12:25PM
Dr. Gabriel Lovinger, Harvard University
Stabilizing Reactive Intermediates in Enantioselective Catalysis to Access Diversifiable Products

12:30PM – 1:00PM
Dr. Grace Panetti, Princeton University
Metal nitride photophysics with applications towards ammonia generation

Click here to download the Future Faculty Symposium Poster.

Click here to access this event on the MIT Calendar.


The MIT Chemistry Future Faculty Symposium is a two-day symposium on MIT campus for post-doctoral scholars interested in pursuing academic careers. The event will showcase the research of exceptional early-career scientists who have demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.


Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the MIT community: presenting a research talk, meeting with current faculty about research and teaching opportunities, touring campus and research facilities, and meeting with students and staff working to increase diversity and inclusion within MIT chemistry.


This program is targeted towards post-doctoral researchers who will soon be applying to professorships at U.S. universities. We especially encourage applications from researchers who come from groups that are underrepresented in the chemical sciences.

Applicants should fill out the online application form by 5pm EST on Friday, June 24th. Applicants should also request two brief letters of recommendation from current and previous research advisors to be sent to mit-chemistry-future-faculty-symposium@MIT.edu

The application form requires:

  • A brief summary of current research (1-2 pages, including at least one summary figure)
  • A brief statement (400 words) addressing how your scientific trajectory has been formed by your background and identity, and how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity
  • A brief statement (400 words) identifying a key unanswered question in your field and how you would go about solving it
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Your recommenders’ names an email addresses (2)

Access the application form here.

For questions about the symposium or application process, please email mit-chemistry-future-faculty-symposium@MIT.edu