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.
Brad is the first recipient of the UW-Madison MRSEC Excellence in Open Science Prize! This award recognizes contributions of tools and data to the greater scientific community and higlights Brad’s effort to openly share data. …March 17, 2020
Alex was announced as a recipient of the ACS Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award! This award honors graduate students in the computational chemistry community and encourages travel to the ACS conference. Unfortunately, the ACS Spring …March 17, 2020
A news article on Alex’s work has been featured on the department website. Check it out!March 7, 2020
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