Welcome to the Van Lehn Group!

We are a group in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We develop and apply molecular simulation methods to characterize, predict, and engineer the physicochemical properties of synthetic and biological soft materials. We broadly seek to uncover relationships between nanoscale properties and macroscopic behavior in order to inform materials design, and particularly focus on understanding interactions at complex, multicomponent interfaces. We study a range of systems, including nanoparticles, peptides, surfactants, and polymers, for applications in drug delivery, biosensing, molecular recognition, catalysis, and self-assembly.

  • The group goes to AIChE!

    The Van Lehn group will be headed to AIChE with presentations from a variety of group members. Come check them out! Reid – Monday, Nov 11, 1:15 – 1:35 PM, Spotlights in Thermodynamics and Computational …

  • Jonathan’s paper accepted by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering!

    Jonathan’s most recent paper, entitled “Molecular simulations of analyte partitioning and diffusion in liquid crystal sensors” has been accepted by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering! This paper was a nice collaborative effort with Jake Gold …

  • Alex receives the Bird-Stewart-Lightfoot fellowship!

    Alex received a Bird-Stewart-Lightfoot Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (WDGF)! Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships recognize deserving graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) who have displayed great achievements towards their educational goals. …

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