Terry Johnson

Master of Engineering Program Director


Computational Modeling of Materials Track Lead and Advisor


Senior Instructional Professor


Terry D. Johnson is a Senior Instructional Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Also an Emeritus Teaching Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, where he co-founded and served as faculty co-director of the UC Berkeley/UCSF Masters of Translational Medicine.


He is an inventor on two licensed patents: one in the tissue engineering space, and another in synthetic biology. In 2010 he received Berkeley's Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, and was one of the recipients of Berkeley's 2013 Distinguished Teaching Awards.


Mustafa O. Guler

Senior Instructional Professor and Director of Experiential Learning


Bio- and Immunoengineering Track Lead and Advisor


Associate Senior Instructional Professor


Mustafa O. Guler is an Associate Senior Instructional Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. He has served as an editor or editorial board member for several journals including Scientific Reports, RSC Advances, Molecules, and BBA Advances.


Guler received his PhD from Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry, and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Medicine, Institute for Bionanotechnology for Medicine at Northwestern University. Later, he worked as a professor of materials science and nanotechnology at Bilkent University. He is an author of several scientific journal articles, books, book chapters, patents, and communications in international conferences.


Philip Griffin

Materials for Sustainability and Health Track Lead and Advisor


Director of the Soft Matter Laboratory


Phil Griffin is the Director of the Soft Matter Laboratory. In this role, he oversees the administrative and technical aspects of the laboratory, provides instrument training and ongoing support to researchers, and facilitates the use of the laboratory by external non-profit and industry clients.


Phil instructs a graduate-level laboratory course focused on soft materials and regularly guest lectures in other Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering courses.


Briana Konnick

Director of Career Development


Briana works with PME graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to direct them to relevant campus resources, develop PME-specific programming, and connect them to career opportunities. She also engages faculty and administrative partners in coordinating employer development and career support across academic programs.


With the continued growth of PMEs academic programs and student population, Briana is an essential leader in long-term strategic planning for career development and recruitment pipelines.

Anna Kent

Assistant Director of Academic Programs


Anna engages in course administration, records management, student engagement, student support, recruitment, and admissions for both PhD programs and the MEng program.

Before joining the PME, Anna was the lead Academic Advisor for the College of Business at Purdue University Northwest. She has over twenty years of experience in Higher Education Administration at various institutions, such as Wilberforce University, University of Texas at Austin, Chicago State University, and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).

MEng Faculty Advisory Committee