• Welcome to our summer 2017 interns, Andriana Velmahos (Milton Academy), Amadou Sow (Roxbury Community College), and Brandon Clark (Amgen Scholar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)!
  • Congratulations to our 2017 graduates, Dr. Shengchang Tang (Course X PhD), Dr. Michelle Sing (Course 3 / PPSM PhD), Helen Yao (Course X M.S.CEP), and Chelsea Edwards (Course X S.B.)!
  • Congratulations to Shengchang and Michelle on the investiture of their doctoral hoods!
  • Congratulations to Michelle Sing for a successful thesis defense!
  • Prof. Olsen received tenure from the School of Engineering at MIT. Congratulations to Brad and the group for their accomplishments!
  • Our recent work on a new strategy to produce stronger polymers was published in PNAS and featured on MIT News. Congrats to Mingjiang!
  • Congratulations to Danielle Mai for winning an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award! MIT News.
  • Congratulations to Chelsea Edwards, who was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)!
  • Congratulations to Carolyn Mills, who is a 2017 honoree of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Award!
  • Prof. Olsen has been named the Kavli The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry! Watch his lecture from the Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting.
  • Congratulaions to Xuehui and Allie on their new article in Angewandte Chemie! The work is summarized in the video below and on MIT News, and the full paper can be found here.


  • Welcome to our newest group member, Theo! Congratulations to Bruno and Sula!
  • Prof. Olsen delivers the Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture at the University of Delaware. Thanks to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for this honor and their hospitality.
  • Congratulations to Reginald Avery for being named honorable mention for the Pete Wishnok award in the MIT Department of Biological Engineering. Congrats also to the other winners for a job well done!
  • Prof. Olsen delivers the Sigma-Aldrich Lecture in the Department of Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Congratulations to Mingjiang, Rui, Ken, Brad, and Jeremiah on their new article in Science! A brief article discussing the work can be found here and the full paper can be found here. The video below also provides an overview of the work.
  • Congratulations to Shengchang on a successful defense! He will be a postdoc with Dr. Kristi Anseth at UC Boulder before beginning a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.
  • Best of luck to Allie, Manos, Mingjiang, and Minkyu at their new faculty positions at Columbia, UMass-Amherst, Yale, and Arizona!
  • Congratulations to Chris, Dongsook, and Matt on the investiture of their doctoral hoods!
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  • Congratulations to Chelsea Edwards on receiving the Goldwater Fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Chris Lam on Graduating. We wish you the very best of luck at ORNL.
  • Prof. Olsen named 2016 POLY fellow
  • Shengchang gave talk at APS Padden Symposium. Congratulations to all the finalists!


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