Rustem F. Ismagilov

Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
B.S., Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998. Miles Professor, Caltech, 2011-13; Bowles Professor, 2013-; Director, Jacobs Institute, 2013-.

Dual Affiliation with Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Assistant: Tasha Shelby

The Ismagilov group is interested in controlling and understanding dynamics of complex networks in space and time, and using what we learn to solve problems. The networks we work with span networks of reactions, networks of cells, and networks of organisms. The problems include human health (including simple solutions for resource-limited settings) and environment. We find microfluidics to be useful in our work, both as a tool with which to control and understand networks, and as a tool with which to implement ideas.

Selected Awards: 
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award, 2001; Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 2001; Searle Scholar Award, 2002; Dupont Young Professor, 2003; Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, 2003; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2003; Beckman Young Investigator, 2003; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2004; NSF CAREER Award, 2004; Cottrell Scholar, 2004; TR100 Young Investigator Award, 2004; Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2005; Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2005; Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry Award for Early Excellence in the Field of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2006; National Academy of Sciences Cozzarelli Prize, 2007; National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, 2007; American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, 2008; American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow, 2010

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