About the PI

Julie E. Rorrer, Ph.D.

Dr. Julie Rorrer is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research is centered on sustainable heterogenous catalysis. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University in 2014, and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019 with Professors Alexis Bell and Dean TosteBefore starting at the University of Washington, she was an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in chemical engineering at MIT in the Yuriy Roman-Leshkov group and a Fellow of the MIT Communication Lab. She is also the founder of the ongoing outreach initiative, ColorMePhD, a free resource communicating current PhD-level research in science and engineering to a broad audience using coloring pages.


2019-2022 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-2019 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley

2010-2014 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College

Selected Awards:

AIChE's 35 Under 35 Award (2023)

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2021)

Early Career Achievement Alumni Award, ASU Barrett Gold Standard Awards (2021)

Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Award (2019)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) (2016)

Outstanding Graduate in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University (2014)

Full Award List