M. Scott Shell
Vice Chair, Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
UCSB AS Distinguished Teaching Award; 80 seminal papers in the J. of Chemical Physics' 80th Anniversary Collection; Sloan Research Fellowship; NSF CAREER Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus New faculty Award
Molecular simulation and theory to understand multi-scale, hierarchical interactions in complex biomolecular systems, with a specific focus on proteins and peptides. the Shell group develops general methods for predicting peptide structure and self-assembly behavior, and is designing new approaches for linking simulations and theories across multiple length and time scales in fundamental, rigorous ways. Folding and design principles in proteins; peptide structure, association, self-assembly, and aggregation; and the role of water and the hydrophobic interaction in driving biological recognition and self-assembly processes.
PhD Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
BS Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University