Pfaendtner Research Group

Discovery Driven by Computational Molecular Science

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington

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Research @ PRG

Our lab develops and applies the tools of computational molecular science to a wide range of applications spanning interfacial phenomena of biomolecules, complex chemical reacting systems, and molecular data science.

Projects

Jim Pfaendtner (PI)

He is currently the Bindra Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. He holds additional appointments as a Senior Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab and a Senior Data Science Fellow at the UW eScience Institute. Prior to joining the UW he received an NSF IRFP postdoctoral fellowship to work under the supervision of Profs Gregory Voth and Michele Parrinello. Jim is a recipient of a 2012 NSF CAREER award, a 2013 ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computation Award recipient, and a 2013 University of Washington Presidential Distinguished Teaching Award (the highest teaching designation awarded at the UW).

A detailed CV can be found here.

Research Group

Sarah Alamdari

Sarah Alamdari

PhD Student

    BS ChemE, Arizona State University

    Wesley Beckner

    Wesley Beckner

    PhD Canddiate

      BS ChemE, UT Austin

      Chris Fu

      Chris Fu

      PhD Candidate

        MS ChemE, University of Washington
        BS ChemE, University of Virginia

        Luke Gibson

        Luke Gibson

        PhD Student

          BS ChemE, Cal Poly Pomona

          M. Coco Mao

          M. Coco Mao

          PhD Student

            BS MSE

            Chris Nyambura

            Chris Nyambura

            PhD Student

              BS ChemE, UC Santa Barbara

              Luiz Oliviera

              Luiz Oliviera

              Post-Doctoral Researcher
                Tai-Yu Pan

                Tai-Yu Pan

                MS Student
                  Arushi Prakash

                  Arushi Prakash

                  PhD Candidate

                    BS ChemE, BITS Pilani (India)
                    https://arushiprakash.github.io/website/

                    Khushmeen Sakloth

                    Khushmeen Sakloth

                    MS Student

                      BS ChemE, DJ Sanjhvi (India)

                      Josh Smith

                      Josh Smith

                      PhD Student

                        BS ChemE, Oregon State University

                        Kejia Wu

                        Kejia Wu

                        MS Student