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Professor Reid C. Van Lehn from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University Wisconsin-Madison is the 2021 winner of the CoMSEF Young Investigator Award. He is cited “for the development and application of computational techniques to understand the interfacial properties of functionalized nanomaterials and their interactions with lipid membranes.” Reid joined the faculty at Wisconsin in 2016. Before that he worked with Professor Thomas F. Miller III at the California Institute of Technology and with Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Post-doctoral researcher. Reid received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 with Professor Alexander-Katz. Reid will deliver a presentation describing his research during the CoMSEF Plenary Session at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting. The CoMSEF Young Investigator Award is given annually to a CoMSEF member who is within 7 years of completion of their highest degree.