Connor W. Coley

Faculty Title: 

Henri Slezynger (1957) Career Development Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering


  • Chemical Engineering (ChemE)



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Faculty Bio: 

Connor received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering MIT. His research interests are in how data science and laboratory automation can be used to streamline discovery in the chemical sciences.

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Research Summary: 

Based in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, we combine expertise in chemical engineering, computer science, and chemistry to improve the utility of computer-assistance for chemical discovery. The majority of our work is computational, but we maintain a strong interest in laboratory automation as applied to testing computational hypotheses, validating model predictions, and generating high-fidelity experimental data. We develop platform technologies and workflows with relevance to drug discovery, chemical synthesis, and materials science

Research Interest: 

autonomous discovery, machine learning, laboratory automation, chemical synthesis, molecular design, drug discovery