Department of Chemistry



Dr. Julia Kalow

December 6, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Mechanism-guided discovery of photocontrolled materials and reactions

Julia’s research goal is the development of strategies to control the synthesis and properties of polymeric materials with light. Her group’s work has been recognized with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, a NSF CAREER award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, and the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry. She obtained her BA at Columbia University in 2008, where she studied chemistry and creative writing, then pursued graduate studies at Princeton University under the supervision of Prof. Abigail Doyle. After completing her PhD in 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Prof. Timothy Swager. She started her independent career at Northwestern’s Department of Chemistry in July 2016

150 Chevron at 2:30 PM