MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2018 Activities by Sponsor - Green Research Group - ChemE

Introduction to Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) software

Hiroumi Tani, Visiting Shcolar

Add to Calendar Feb/01 Thu 10:00AM-12:00PM E17-517, Bring your laptop

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/26
Limited to 20 participants
Prereq: General background in chemistry, laptop required

Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) is an automatic mechanism generation software developed by the Green Research Group at MIT ( The software can be used to generate chemical kinetic mechanisms for a wide range of chemical species by using inbuilt reaction networks and libraries. In the Green Group, RMG is extensively used to develop chemical kinetic mechanisms for combustion and chemical process applications.

Please send an e-mail to for the sign-up by 26th Jan.

In this course, you will learn about

      -  How RMG works

      -  How to access RMG on Pharos

      -  Generation of methane-oxy combustion mechanism using RMG

      -  Generation of methane-air combustion mechanism (or any other mechanism of interest)

      -  Scripts in RMG (creating libraries, merging mechanisms, simple batch reactor run etc.)

      -  Cool tools on

      -  Visualizing the mechanism

      -  Model comparison

      -  Molecule search, kinetics search and others …

      -  How to cite RMG

Next Steps (optional, 30 min)

      -  Github basics (how to update RMG, troubleshooting etc.)

      -  How to install RMG on your computer


Sponsor(s): Green Research Group - ChemE
Contact: Hiroumi Tani, E18-509, 857 320-5085, HIROUMI@MIT.EDU