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PhD in Chemical Engineering

Michal Gala

2020 Cohort

Gliwice, Poland

Michal Gala, from Gliwice, Poland, is pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Michal aspires to engineer novel, clean processes and technologies that will create the chemical industry of the future and help solve the problem of climate change. In college he tackled similar problems experimentally and computationally. He interned at Shell in India and Schlumberger developing artificial intelligence tools for accelerated materials discovery and property prediction. Throughout his time at MIT, he worked on electrochemical ammonia synthesis, elucidating key parts of this promising technology, for which he was recognized as one of 25 under 25 in Science by Polish Forbes. At MIT, Michal was vice-president of its Tau Beta Pi chapter and actively involved with the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.


PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering