Researcher Spotlights

Meet the researchers and staff behind the Molecule Maker Institute!

February 2024 Featured Researchers

Trainee Spotlight: Tiara Torres-Flores

Tiara Torres-Flores is a 3rd year PhD student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. She is currently a part of the MMLI Thrust 4 working on automated synthesis of oligothiophenes for rapid discovery of organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials and is particularly interested in understanding the factors controlling protodeboronation rates for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions applied to sequence-defined oligomers of different chain lengths. [Click above to read more!]

Faculty Spotlight: Ganesh Silvaraman

Ganesh Sivaraman recently joined MMLI as a Research Assistant Professor after working at Argonne National Laboratory as part of the Argonne Leadership Computing Data Science Program. His focus at MMLI is bringing together the best of AI and the chemical sciences. [Click above to read more!]


  • November 2023
    • Karn Pamar – Trainee Spotlight
    • Costas Maranas – Staff Spotlight
  • October 2023
    • Elena Burlova – Trainee Spotlight
    • Yifang Zhang – Staff Spotlight
  • September 2023
    • David Friday – Trainee Spotlight
    • Nick Jackson – Faculty Spotlight
  • August 2023
    • James Planey – Trainee Spotlight
    • Huimin Zhao – Faculty Spotlight