In recognition of his outstanding achievements in science, The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Stony Brook University Professor Carlos Simmerling to the 2016 class of ACS Fellows. He joins 57 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to the ACS.
Professor Simmerling is associate director of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, helping to advance biology and medicine through discoveries in physics, mathematics and computational science. The Simmerling lab carries out research in the area of computational structural biology, particularly on understanding how dynamic structural changes are involved in the behavior of biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Much of the lab’s research focuses on the development of new methods for biomolecular simulation.
“Being inducted as an ACS Fellow is a wonderful recognition of Professor Simmerling’s many contributions to computational chemistry over the last two decades,” said Professor Nicole Sampson, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “Warm congratulations to Carlos.”
The 2016 ACS Fellows will be recognized at a ceremony and reception on August 22, during the Society’s 252nd National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia. The official list of names appears in the July 18, 2016, issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.