Paula T. Hammond
Class of 2020-21
Head, Department of Chemical Engineering
David H. Koch (1962) Professor in Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Hammond’s research interests include macromolecular design and synthesis, targeted drug delivery for cancer, nanoscale assembly of synthetic biomaterials, and electrostatic and directed materials assembly. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the MIT Energy Initiative as well as a founding member of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. Hammond is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is one of only twenty-five scientists elected to all three national academies. Honors include the American Chemical Society’s ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science and the Charles M.A. Stine Award from AIChE. Hammond will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Engineering.