Munira Khalil

Leon C. Johnson Professor of Chemistry
Department Chair
Munira Khalil

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Ph.D., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
B.A., Chemistry and English, Colgate University

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.