Bradley Olsen

Alexander and I. Michael Kasser (1960) Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Bradley Olsen is the Alexander and I. Michael Kasser (1960) Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. The Olsen lab researches novel polymer physics to understand the statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and transport properties of large molecules. This lab applies this understanding to the design of biofunctional and bioinspired polymeric materials for applications in biotechnology, energy, and sustainability. Olsen also has research interests in the areas of soft condensed matter physics and macromolecular physics, including liquid crystals, biomaterials, colloids, and polymers. Olsen received a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an SB in chemical engineering from MIT.