About us

The Kitchin research group is run by Professor John Kitchin in the Chemical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University.

Our group combines experimental and computational research to work on problems in electrochemistry, CO2 capture, and catalytic materials design.

I use this site to test concepts in using Python in engineering education and materials modeling as well as in the integration of code and narrative text.

To visit us

My office is in Doherty Hall A207F Department of Chemical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-268-7803

Enter the front of Doherty Hall. Take the stairway on your left past the front office and go down one floor to the A level. Turn left coming out of the stairwell, and proceed down the hall. Turn right before the double doors and go to the set of offices at the end of the hall. I am in A207F.

Parking: Park in the East Campus Garage. The following link contains a Google map showing where the Garage is and how to get to my office.

View Carnegie Mellon University in a larger map with directions to my office.

Current postdocs

No positions available

Current PhD students

Current Master's students

  • Chen Wang
  • Akshay Tharval
  • Teng Ma
  • Feiyang Geng
  • Devon Walker
  • Tianyu Gao

Current Undergraduates

No positions available

Former Group members

  • Jing Chou (M.S. 2007)
  • Li Yuan (Postdoc 2008)
  • Frank DeCarlo (M.S. 2010)
  • Sneha Akhade (M.S. 2011, Penn State)
  • Spencer Miller (PhD 2011, Combinatorics)
  • James Landon (PhD 2011, CAER)
  • Nilay Inoglu (PhD 2011, Exxon)
  • Rich Alesi (PhD 2012, Intel)
  • Robin Chao (PhD 2012, IBM)
  • Vivek Vinodan (M.S. 2013)
  • Zhizhong Ding (M.S. 2013)
  • Ethan Demeter (PhD 2013, FuelCell)
  • Anita Lee (PhD 2013, Exxon)
  • Bin Liu Postdoc 2013
  • Prateek Mehta (M.S. 2013, Notre Dame)
  • Steve Illes (M.S. 2014, 3M)
  • Nitish Govindarajan (M.S. Dec 2014)
  • Meiheng Lu (M.S. Dec 2014)
  • Wenqin You (M.S. Dec 2014)
  • John Michael (M.S. May 2015)
  • Mehak Chawla (M.S. May 2015)
  • Matt Curnan (PhD Summer 2015)
  • Matt Palmer (UG, Summer 2015)
  • Zhaofeng Chen (M.S. Dec. 2015)
  • Venkatesh Naik (M.S. Dec. 2015)
  • Hari Thirumalai (M.S. Dec. 2015)
  • Siddharth Deshpande (M.S. Dec. 2015)