Rose Cersonsky (Sɜr-saun-ski) will join the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2023. Rose received her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2014. She then went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2019 with Professor Sharon C. Glotzer. Most recently, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Computational Science and Modeling (COSMO) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Cersonsky Group broadly focuses on understanding the interplay between molecular and materials structure and properties, drawing concepts and techniques from crystallography and molecular simulation. We research ways to numerically encode anisotropy and develop methods and software to efficiently incorporate complex building block design into numerical simulation and machine learning models.
In addition to research, Rose has devoted herself to scientific service, leading and coordinating multiple outreach programs at both the University of Connecticut and the University of Michigan, and publishing work focused on community engagement in educational journals. Her service work focuses on using communication as a vehicle for promoting inclusivity in the sciences by fostering relationships between primary, secondary, and higher educational institutions and providing approachable scientific material for non-university audiences.