Dr. Gregory A. Voth, professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, will present “Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Overcoming the Multiscale Challenge,” at the Nakamoto Lecture on Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in in Wehr Chemistry 121.
Voth has nearly 500 publications, a Google Scholar h-index of 92 and almost 34,000 citations. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (1997), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1999) and the American Chemical Society, Inaugural Class (2009). In 2013, he received the American Chemical Society’s Division of Physical Chemistry Award in Theoretical Chemistry.
He graduated with a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He is the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation at the University of Chicago.
The Voth Group’s research focuses on theoretical and computer simulation studies of biomolecular, condensed phase, quantum mechanical and materials systems.
The lecture is named for Kazuo Nakamoto, the first Wehr Professor of Chemistry at Marquette in 1969. He directed the research of more than 85 graduate students and postdoctoral associates. He published more than 210 papers and 15 review articles. A pioneer in the use of metal isotopes to elucidate the involvement of metals in low frequency vibrations in metallic complexes, he authored the famous two-volume work on Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds.