Tom Truskett Wins Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Impact Award

Headhsot of Professor Tom TruskettTom Truskett, professor and chairman of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, will be awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) Impact Award for his creative and pioneering work elucidating how nanoscale interfaces impact structure, dynamics, and self-assembly of complex fluids and biomolecular systems.

“Tom is a thought leader on understanding how interfaces and confinement determine the unique and valuable properties of nanomaterial systems,” said Dr. Roger Bonnecaze, who nominated Truskett for the award.

The Impact Award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications. Nominees of the award hold positions in academia, industry, or a government lab, and must be in the early stages of their professional careers, defined as being within 15 years of completion of their highest degree.

“Tom has the ability to choose good problems, identify the key aspects of the phenomenon under study, and to come up with simple models and solutions that reveal basic physical principles,” said Carol Hall, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University. “He stands out from others in our field in that he is remarkably creative and bold in his research endeavors.”

Along with receiving his award, Truskett will give an invited talk at the CoMSEF plenary session at the AIChE Annual Meeting, November 16 in San Francisco.

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