Katherine Mizrahi Rodriguez
Mizrahi Rodriguez, K.
Katherine received her undergraduate in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, where she became interested in the intersection of polymer physics and chemistry and pursued research in block-copolymer self-assembly with Prof. Alexander-Katz. Now, Katherine is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Program in Polymers and Soft Matter (PPSM) at MIT, where, under the supervision of Zachary Smith, she explores how functionalization of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) influences their solid-state physical packing and, subsequently, their transport performance. Katherine also works on developing high-performing hybrid materials with functionalized metal-organic frameworks. During her Ph.D., Katherine has been recognized as an Ida. M. Green MIT Fellow, a GEM Fellow, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a Ford Pre-doctoral fellow. Outside of lab, Katherine enjoys hiking and cooking all sorts of hybrid cuisines.