Dr. Keith E. Gubbins, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, will receive the 2012 Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation Medal.
Gubbins, W.H. Clark Distinguished University Professor, is the second recipient of the medal, which is awarded every three years.
He is being recognized for contributions to the development of computational methods and their application to the field of molecular-based modeling and simulation. Gubbins will deliver a lecture and receive his medal during an international conference in Mt. Hood, Ore., next year.
Gubbins is internationally known for research on confined materials, molecular simulation, adsorption and surface properties. He has accumulated more than 18,000 citations, co-authored five books and published 450 papers. He received the Alpha Chi Sigma Research Award in 1986 and the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature in 2001, both from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He also received an Alumni Outstanding Research Award in 2004 and the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension in 2008.
Gubbins was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1989 and elected as an AIChE Fellow in 2003. AIChE later honored Gubbins in 2008, along with fellow chemical and biomolecular engineering professors Dr. Carol Hall and Dr. Joseph DeSimone, by selecting them as three of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era.”
Gubbins holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of London. He joined the NC State faculty in 1998.