Heechan Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: heechan@mit.edu


B.Sc. Seoul National University, 2017
Ph.D. Seoul National University, 2023

Awards & Honors

The Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, SNU CNS (2023)
Excellent Research Paper Award, SNU NCIRF (2022)
Poster Award, KCS Inorganic Division (2022)
BrainKorea21 Colloquium Outstanding Graduate Student, SNU (2022)
Global Ph. D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, Korea (2018-2023)
The President Science Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Korea (2012–2017)


Heechan was born in Seoul, Korea, and received his B.Sc. (2017) and Ph.D. (2023) in Chemistry from Seoul National University under the guidance of Prof. Dongwhan Lee. As a synthetic chemist, he was fascinated by the structure–property relationship of redox-active and light-emitting molecules. His doctoral research spanned diverse fields from organic fluorophores to small-molecule bioinorganic models. In October 2023, he joined the Gilliard group to explore main-group functional molecules and materials.