Pic: Barbara (left) with her granddaughter, Lilly (right)
Barb Balkwill has worked at MIT for 34 years and ChemE for 10 years and counting!
In her opinion, working closely with faculty members and their research groups has been the most rewarding experience of her life and career. She hopes that all ChemE students and postdoctoral associates (not limited to the groups that she supervises) feel comfortable reaching out to her with friendship, questions, and concerns while navigating all that is MIT.
When not in the office, she enjoys living in Randolph, MA with her husband, daughter, granddaughter, two dogs and four cats. Her passions include gardening, rockhounding/collecting, horseback riding, reading about history, archaeology and space sciences, and enjoying family and friends!