About Club Chem

We are the MIT Undergraduate Chemistry Association. Our goal is to foster interaction among undergraduates, between undergraduates and faculty, and between undergraduates and the greater Boston community.

We hold Donut Mondays open to everyone. Grab a donut and some coffee on the way to class! We arrange professor dinners. Come and get to know what your professors are like away from the chalkboards! We hold Chemistry Magic Shows for local elementary/middle schools. Become a magician and help kids get inspired to take an interest in chemistry!

Exec Board



Prof. Bradley L. Pentelute
Faculty Advisor

Website: Pentelute Lab @ MIT



Diptarka "Dip" Hait '16
Co-President

Diptarka (who goes by Dip) is an aspiring Theoretical Chemist double majoring in Chemistry and Physics. He is currently working on analyzing quantum dynamics and large-amplitude motion of small molecules with Professor Troy Van Voorhis, and hopes to go to graduate school in couple of years. Byzantine history is his guilty pleasure, as he can more often be found with Procopius or Psellus than McQuarrie or Atkins.



Tanyaporn Pattarabanjird '16
Co-President



James Deng '17
Community Outreach Director

James is particularly interested in organic chemistry but enjoys all fields of the central science. He likes to cook Chinese food, eat chocolate or avocados, and look at maps.



David Vaccaro '18
Community Outreach Director

David is a born and raised Massachusetts resident, hoping to pursue a degree in chemistry and possibly also a double major in mathematics. While still keeping an open mind about his future, he currently has plans to attempt to enter into medical school after his undergraduate studies. In his free time, he enjoys reading and obsessing over novels and comic books, listening to his favorite jams, and drinking copious amounts of chocolate milk.



Lily Chen '16
Publicity Chair

Lily Chen is a chemistry major from New York City. She does undergraduate research in the lab of Prof. Timothy Swager, and plans to earn a PhD in chemistry after she graduates. Aside from chemistry, she enjoys choral singing, board games, and cooking.



Natalie Burgos '16
Publicity Chair

Natalie is a Midwestern girl who ditched the cornfields for the east coast to study chemistry. She is a homebody who enjoys watching rom-coms and chilling/cooking/baking with her housemates, but she occasionally ventures out to drum and dance with Rambax, MIT's Senegalese drum ensemble.



Aofei Liu '17
Treasurer

Aofei is a junior in Course V from Singapore. She is mostly interested in organic chemistry and is currently a UROP in Hammond lab working on the functionalisation of PPLG polymers for applications in the formation of hydrogels. She is also a compulsive fangirl and can often be found obsessing over Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Fire Emblem and her many other fandoms.



Tomohiro Soejima '17
Faculty Dinner Coordinator

Tomo is an international student from Japan. He enjoys all of the things related to chemistry and is studying toward chemistry and physics double major. His current interest includes properties of Metal Organic Frameworks(MOF)

ClubChem is sponsored by the James K. Littwith (‘42) Fund, the MIT UA, and the MIT Chemistry department.