WISDM Speaker

Julie Rorrer, PhD

Chemical Engineering | Chemical Engineering
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Board Seat/Advising, Academic Collaborations

About Julie

Dr. Julie Rorrer received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2014, and went on to receive her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2019, where her thesis work was centered on the heterogeneous catalytic conversion of biomass-derived platform molecules to produce fuels and lubricants. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at MIT, where she utilizes heterogeneous catalysis for the chemical upcycling of plastic waste, and is a fellow of the MIT Communication Lab. She is also the founder and illustrator of the ongoing outreach initiative, ColorMePhD, a free coloring book series communicating PhD-level research in science and engineering to a broad audience.

STEM Keywords

catalysis, renewable energy, science communication, women in stem

Venture Keywords

chemical engineering, heterogeneous catalysis

Country of Origin

United States

Julie's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity


Julie In the News

Drawing on Science

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Women in STEAM Who Inspire

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Julie Rorrer: ColorMePhD

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Julie Awards

NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship (GRFP)

Mara Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Award, ASEE

Outstanding Graduate in Chemical Engineering, Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU