Dr. Dylan Walsh has recently become a post-doctoral researcher in the chemical engineering department at MIT working in the labs of Profs. Klavs Jensen and Brad Olsen. His current research is focused on the development of intelligent automated reactors for polymer synthesis. Dylan completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois –Urbana Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Damien Guironnet. He was a DuPont Science and Engineering fellow and a Dow Chemical Company graduate fellow. His research focused on the development of precision polymer synthesis for the manufacturing of functional soft materials. Before his Ph.D., Dylan attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he earned two degrees: chemical engineering and chemistry. His undergraduate research focused on the development of novel catalytic organometallic reactions.