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

Kayvon Pedram '15

Kayvon is a fourth-year chemistry major from Los Angeles. He works with Prof. Alice Ting as part of her methods development team, where he focuses on phenoxyl radical- and nitrene- based live cell protein labeling as well as subsequent mass spectrometry- based proteomic analysis. After earning his S.B., Kayvon plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical biology. He enjoys reading, fixing old bicycles, and woodcarving.

Daniel Zhang '15

Dan is a fourth-year chemistry and biology major from Boston, MA. He is interested in bioinorganic chemistry and works with Prof. Stephen J. Lippard developing fluorescent probes for zinc in biology. He is also a classically trained violinist and conductor.

Diptarka "Dip" Hait '16
Faculty Dinner Coordinator

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.

Tachmajal M Corrales Sanchez '15
Community Outreach Coordinator & Webmaster

Ta is an inorganic chemistry enthusiast from Costa Rica. She is double majoring in Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering. She enjoys colorful compounds, tropical weather and salsa dancing.

Khetpakorn "Job" Chakarawet '15
Community Outreach Coordinator

Job is pursuing a double degree in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering. He is particularly interested in inorganic chemistry, and is doing research in inorganic synthesis. In his rare free time, he likes cooking and eating Thai food, as it gives out the aroma of Thailand where he comes from.

Jakob Dahl '15
Community Outreach Coordinator

James Deng '17
FPOP 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.

Tomohiro Soejima '17
Publicity Chair & FPOP Director

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)

Tanyaporn Pattarabanjird '17

Lily Chen '16
Creative Director

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

Aofei Liu '17
Sophomore Representative

Aofei is a sophomore 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.

David Vaccaro '18
Freshman Representative

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.

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