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  • Two new papers in ACS Nano!

    Two new papers from the group have both been accepted in ACS Nano. The first, by Alex and Brad is entitled “The Interplay of Ligand Properties and Core Size Dictates the Hydrophobicity of Monolayer-Protected Gold …

  • Van Lehn Group members will attend the 2021 Spring ACS (Virtual)!

    Our group members will be attending the 2021 Virtual ACS Spring meeting, scheduled on Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 30th. All talks will be live presentations, listed chronologically below in Pacific Standard Time (PST). …

  • Welcome to Zeynep!

    We’re very excited to welcome Zeynep Sumer to the group as a new postdoc! Zeynep joins us after completing her Ph.D at University College London. Welcome, Zeynep!

  • Reid receives NSF CAREER award!

    Reid received a CAREER award entitled CAREER: Molecular and Data-Centric Modeling of Cell-Penetrating Nanoparticles! Thank you to the NSF Division of Materials Research – Condensed Matter and Materials Theory and the NSF Division of Chemical, …

  • New paper from Herry and Samartha!

    Congratulations to Herry and Samartha for their new paper “Molecular simulations of lipid membrane partitioning and translocation by bacterial quorum sensing modulators” which is now out in PLoS ONE. It’s great to see a (former) …

  • Postdoctoral position available

    We are currently looking for another postdoctoral researcher as part of a collaborative team. See details on our Open Positions page!

  • Reid named a Vilas Associate!

    Reid was selected a 2021 UW-Madison Vilas Associate, an award that “recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance.” Thank you to the Vilas Trust and the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research …

  • Reid and George interviewed on local radio stations

    Reid and Prof. George Huber were recently guests on local radio programs to talk about plastic recycling and the group’s recent paper “Recycling of multilayer plastic packaging materials by solvent-targeted recovery and precipitation” (with work …

  • Jianping highlighted by GLBRC

    GRBRC has published a nice interview Jianping Li, who recently joined the group as a Keegstra Fellow. The interview also features some of Jianping’s beautiful paintings!

  • New paper in Science Advances!

    A new paper from the group on a solvent-mediated approach to recycle multilayer waste plastics was recently published in Science Advances! We developed a computational screening methodology to identify suitable solvent systems for the selective …

  • Van Lehn Group members will attend the 2020 Fall AIChE (Virtual)!

    Our group members will be attending the 2020 Virtual AIChE meeting, scheduled on Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20. All talks will be pre-recorded and our members will be available for questions in the …

  • New paper from Alex and the Zavala group!

    Alex’s latest paper, entitled “Fast predictions of liquid-phase acid-catalyzed reaction rates using molecular dynamics and convolutional neural networks” has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science! This manuscript was  collaboration with Bruce Jiang and Weiqi …

  • New paper from Atharva and Brad!

    A new paper authored by Atharva and Brad, entitled “Predicting Hydrophobicity by Learning Spatiotemporal Features of Interfacial Water Structure: Combining Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Convolutional Neural Networks,” has been published by The Journal of Physical …

  • Amy wins poster prize

    Congratulations to Amy for winning a poster prize at the UW-Madison Computing in Engineering forum! You can hear Amy describe her work in the YouTube video linked below.

  • Welcome to Jianping!

    We’re very excited to welcome Jianping Li as a GLBRC Keegstra Postdoctoral Fellow! Jianping joins us after completing his Ph.D at Texas A&M and will be co-advised with Professor Christos Maravelias at Princeton University. Welcome …

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