Martin Z. Bazant

Biography on Wikipedia


Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University (Thesis: Interatomic Forces in Covalent Solids) 1997
M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona 1993
B.S. Mathematics and Physics, University of Arizona 1992


Digital Learning Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT 2020-present
Executive Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT 2016-2020
E. G. Roos (1944) Professor Chair of Chemical Engineering, MIT 2015-present
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, MIT 2012-present
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT 2009-2012
Associate Professor of Mathematics, MIT 2003-2012
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, MIT 2000-2003
Instructor of Applied Mathematics and Postdoctoral Associate, MIT 1998-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics and Applied Sciences, Harvard University 1997-1998

Visiting Professorships

Materials Science and Engineering and SUNCAT Center, Stanford University Aug 2015 - July 2016
Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France Jul 2007 - Aug 2008
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, U. Minnesota Sept 2004
Physico-chimie Theorique, ESPCI, Paris, France Aug 2002 - Jan 2003
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordeaux, France June 1999

Other Positions

President, International Electrokinetics Society 2022-preent
Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Lithios, Inc. 2022-present
Chief Scientific Advisor, Saint-Gobain Research North America 2014-present
Consultant, Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics, Northborough R&D Center 2008-2014
Scientific Advisor and Co-founder, ICEO, Inc. 2005-2007
Scientific Consultant 1999-present



MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs 2019
edX Prize for Online Teaching and Learning (finalist) 2019
Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering 2018
Alexander Kuznetsov Prize in Theoretical Electrochemistry (certificate) 2015
IBM Faculty Award 2013
Early Career Award, Department of Energy 2002


Fellow of the Electrochemical Society 2023
Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics 2018
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 2017
Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry 2017


Highly Cited Researcher (Cross-Field) 2022
Brilliant Ten, Popular Science Magazine 2007


E. G. Roos (1944) Professor Chair of Chemical Engineering, MIT 2015
Global Climate and Energy Project Sabbatical Chair, Stanford University 2015
Joliot Chair, ESPCI 2012
Joliot Chair and Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI 2007
Paris Sciences Chair, ESPCI 2002


Distinguished Speaker in Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia 2022
Patten Distinguished Lecture in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado 2022
Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot Lecture in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin 2021
Institute of Molecular Engineering Distinguished Colloquium, University of Chicago 2020
Richard and Carol Pletcher Lecture in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University 2019
IMA Lighthill Lecture, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2016
Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture in Fluid Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University 2013
Peter G. Winchell Distinguished Lecture in Materials Science, Purdue University 2012

Professional Activity

Academic Geneology

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