Sharon C. Glotzer
Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Applied Physics
NCRC Bldg 10; A177 (Office), 3440 G.G. Brown (Lab)
FAX: (734) 764-7453
Assembly of nanoscale systems; supercooled and metastable liquids and complex fluids, colloids, and complex fluids; biomimetic materials design; computer simulation.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Sharon C. Glotzer is the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also holds faculty appointments in Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. She received a B.S. in physics from UCLA in 1987 and a Ph.D. in physics from Boston University in 1993. Prior to Michigan, she worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where she held a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship, and cofounded and directed the Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science.
Dr. Glotzer’s research focuses on computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly and materials design, and is sponsored by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, the J.S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Simons Foundation. She has mentored more than 60 PhD and postdoctoral students, has over 150 archival papers, and has given over 250 invited, keynote, and named lectures. Professor Glotzer is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and holds a prestigious National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense. She is a member of the inaugural class of Simons Investigators. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles M.A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Maria Goeppert- Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service.
Dr. Glotzer has held elected offices in AIChE and APS, and served on numerous National Academies’ committees on such topics as technology surprise, biomolecular materials and processes, modeling, simulation and games, solid state sciences, high performance computing, and defense intelligence. She is the co-founding director of a new Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering. Professor Glotzer serves on many editorial and advisory boards, and has provided leadership and input on roadmapping for federal granting agencies on many research topics, including simulation-based engineering and science. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure for the National Science Foundation, the Neutron Advisory Board for Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
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Courses Taught at the University of Michigan
Undergraduate ChE Courses
ChE 341 - Fluid Mechanics
Graduate ChE Courses
ChE/MSE 557 - Computational Nanoscience of Soft Materials