Kevin Spiekermann

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Student



Kevin Spiekermann was born and raised in the palm tree paradise known as Southern California. He didn't stray far for his undergraduate studies and attended UC San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Kevin's main research was under Professor Zhang where he used nanoparticles for drug delivery, toxin neutralization, and as a blood substitute. He also explored a variety of research areas through summer internships. For extracurricular activities, Kevin was a member of AIChE, ChemE car, and Phi Beta Kappa and was a board member for Tau Beta Pi and the Jacobs School Scholars Society. He also enjoyed mentoring and tutoring younger students and was a member of the Gordon Engineering Leadership center to practice the soft skills required for successful teamwork.

After graduating from UC San Diego in 2018, Kevin enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on computational chemical kinetics and improving the speed and accuracy of RMG (Reaction Mechanism Generator). In his free time, Kevin enjoys swimming, hiking, and photography.