Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Doherty Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Email: zulissi (at)

Professor Ulissi joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, after doing his PhD at MIT and post-doc at Stanford. His research at MIT focused on the the applications of systems engineering methods to understanding selective nanoscale carbon nanotube devices and sensors under the supervision of Michael Strano and Richard Braatz. Prof. Ulissi did his postdoctoral work at Stanford with Jens Nørskov where he worked on machine learning techniques to simplify complex catalyst reaction networks, applied to the electrochemical reduction of N2 and CO2 to fuels. The Ulissi group builds on this foundation to model, understand, and design nanoscale interfaces.

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015
M.A.St. in Applied Mathematics from Churchill College, University of Cambridge 2010
B.E. in Chemical Engineering, B.S. in Physics from the University of Delaware, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow (DOE CSGF), 2010-2014
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2010