Marc-Olivier Coppens elected Fellow of AIChE

CoppensIt is our pleasure to announce that Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens has been elected Fellow of the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) for "distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments".


The Fellow status is AIChE's highest grade of membership and is achieved only by election by the AIChE Board of Directors, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee, through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed.


She will use ARCHER supercomputer for 6 months to study behavior of biomolecules confined in ordered amorphous silica through all-atom molecular dynamic simulations with explicit water and counter-ions.The simulations will provide a better understanding of the interplay between the adsorbed proteins and mesoporous materials which is necessary to improve drug delivery systems by improving stability and controlled release of the active drug at the site of interest.