Todd Gingrich is a Physics of Living Systems Fellow
at MIT in the Department of Physics. He is interested in statistical
fluctuations in biophysical dynamical processes. In particular, he studies
fluctuations away from the mean dynamical behavior in out-of-equilibrium driven
processes. He recently accepted an assistant professorship in Northwestern’s
Department of Chemistry to study the out-of-equilibrium chemical kinetics,
starting in Summer 2018.
With his Hertz Foundation Fellowship, Todd
completed his PhD in chemistry at UC Berkeley, supervised by Professor Phill
Geissler. During his graduate work, he was recognized as the top first year
physical chemistry graduate student with the Dan Lucas Memorial Book Prize and
received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for his work
teaching undergraduate statistical mechanics. Todd’s work on large deviations
and dynamics phase transitions appeared in Physical
Review Letters, PNAS, and
others. Prior to studying at Berkeley, he obtained a BS in chemistry,
with honors, from the California Institute of Technology. At Caltech, Todd
studied the photocatalytic behavior of mixed metal oxides with Professor Nate
Lewis and received the Schuster Prize for undergraduate chemistry research.
Todd also received a MSc in theoretical chemistry from University College,
Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar with Dr. Mark Wilson.