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John Kitchin studies catalysis on metals and metal oxides using density functional theory. He develops software for modeling materials, solving engineering problems, and writing scientific documents. He also studies new materials for CO2 capture applications.

Kitchin completed his B.S. in chemistry at North Carolina State University. He completed an M.S. in materials science and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware in 2004 under the advisement of Dr. Jingguang Chen and Dr. Mark Barteau.

He received an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship and lived in Berlin, Germany for 1½ years studying alloy segregation with Karsten Reuter and Matthias Scheffler in the Theory Department at the Fritz Haber Institut. Kitchin began a tenure-track faculty position in the Chemical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon in January 2006. He was awarded a DOE Early Career award in 2010. He received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2011.

Office
A207F Doherty Hall
Phone
412.268.7803
Fax
412.268.7139
Email
jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu
Google Scholar
John Kitchin
Websites
The Kitchin Research Group
John Kitchin YouTube Channel

Using Machine Learning to Improve Molecular Simulations

Education

2004 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

2002 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

1996 BS, Chemistry, North Carolina State University

Media mentions


PNNL

Kitchin discusses hurdles in machine learning

ChemE’s John Kitchin was a keynote speaker at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conference and discussed issues in applying computations from machine learning to experimental research.

Kitchin receives grant from DOE’s Office of Science

ChemE’s John Kitchin received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences to study selectivity in the single atom alloy limit.