Professor Munira Khalil is a physical chemist whose research focuses on developing a microscopic understanding of how coupled electronic, vibrational, and solvent degrees of freedom optimize charge and energy transfer pathways in molecular photochemistry.
Munira received a B.A. in Chemistry and English from Colgate University before pursuing a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed postdoctoral research as a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining the University of Washington in September 2007.
Munira’s research has been recognized by the Dreyfus New Faculty Award (2007), Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (2008), CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (2009), Sloan Research Fellowship (2012), Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2013) and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship (2014). She was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow in 2011 and the Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2017.
- From the Chair - Summer 2021 - August 23, 2021
- Fellowships, Awards & Honors: Faculty & Postdocs - August 20, 2021
- Chemistry faculty elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences - July 16, 2021
- Role of solvent molecules in light-driven electron transfer revealed - March 14, 2021
- A Letter to the University of Washington Chemistry Community - September 29, 2020
- Munira Khalil named next Chair of the Department of Chemistry - June 30, 2020
- Munira Khalil promoted to Professor - April 23, 2018
- Munira Khalil elected as APS Fellow - November 2, 2017