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Diwakar Shukla

Associate Professor

Primary Affiliation

Theoretical and Computational Biophysics


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering




  • Biography


    • B.Tech., chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2006

    • M.Tech., chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2006

    • M.S., chemical engineering practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009

    • Ph.D., chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006-2011

  • Honors
    • 2022: Pivot Fellowship, Simons Foundation

    • 2019: Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    • 2018: NSF Early Career Award, National Science Foundation

    • 2018: OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computational Chemistry, American Chemical Society

    • 2018: CoMSEF Young Investigator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    • 2017: New Innovator Award in Food & Agriculture Research, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

    • 2015: Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • 2016-2018: List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Research

    Research Interests:

    • Molecular engineering

    • Molecular modeling and simulations

    • Biophysics