Katherine Mirica, Dartmouth College
Katherine was born and raised in Eastern Ukraine and emigrated with her family to the United States as she was starting high school. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry at Boston College, where she developed a passion for Materials Chemistry, working in the laboratory of Lawrence T. Scott. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University under the guidance of George M. Whitesides and completed her postdoctoral training with Timothy M. Swager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Katherine began her independent scientific career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Dartmouth College in July 2015. Her research at Dartmouth focuses on the development of multifunctional materials using methods of bottom-up chemical synthesis and self-assembly for solving challenges in electroanalysis, microelectronics, and energy. She is a recipient of the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (2017), Sloan Research Fellowship (2018), PMSE Young Investigator Award (2018), 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2018), Cottrell Scholar Award (2019), NSF CAREER Award (2020), and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2020).
Lab Website: www.miricagroup.com