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Pfaendtner Winner of 2022 CoMSEF Impact Award

Professor Jim Pfaendtner from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington is the winner of the 2022 CoMSEF Impact Award. He is cited “for contributions to methods and applications in the field of molecular simulation of interfacial phenomena of biomolecules.” Before joining the faculty at Washington, Jim completed his B.S. in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in 2007 under the direction of Linda Broadbelt. He also completed postdoctoral research with Greg Voth and Michele Parrinello from 2007-2009. Jim has recently been named the Louis Martin-Vega Dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University with an appointment that becomes effective August 1. Jim delivered a presentation describing his research during the CoMSEF Plenary Session at the 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting. The CoMSEF Impact Award is given annually to a CoMSEF member who is within 15 years of completion of their highest degree.

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