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"For groundbreaking contributions to computational physics through the development of novel methodologies and algorithms to probe soft matter systems, thereby providing understanding of their diverse behaviors."Background:
Daan Frenkel (1948)
Undergaduate education: U. Amsterdam: 1966-1972
PhD Degree: U. Amsterdam, 1977.
Postdoctoral research UCLA (1977-1980)
Research scientist Shell (1980-1981),
Assistant/Associate Professor: U.Utrecht 1981-1986.
Group/division leader FOM Institute AMOLF (Amsterdam) Professor of Computational Physical Chemistry U. Utrecht. Since 1998:
Professor of Computational Macromolecular Chemistry U. Amsterdam.
Main current research interests: Computer simulations of structure and dynamics of soft-matter systems. Simulations of nucleation phenomena. Novel Monte Carlo algorithms and coarse-grained modeling techniques. Co-author (with B. Smit) of book: Understanding Molecular Simulation.
Significant awards and distinctions:
" 1997: Physica' prize and lecturer of the Dutch Physical Society. " 1997 Lennard-Jones' lecture of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
" 1998 Elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
" 1999 Bourke lecturer and medalist of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
" 2000: NWO Spinoza Award
" 2002: Elected Member of the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
" 2004: Rothschild Professor, University of Cambridge (UK)
" 2005: Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
" 2006: Foreign Member Royal Society (London). " Member of the Dutch Physical Society and the American Physical Society.
Barry Schneider (Chair), Sharon Glotzer (12/06), Uzi Landman (2005 Recipient)(12/06), Beverly Berger (V. Chair)(12/07), David Ceperley (12/07)