Dr. Carol Hall is the recipient of the 2015 Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation (FOMMS) Medal. The FOMMS Medal honors "profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of computational methods and their application to the field of molecular-based modeling and simulation."
FOMMS, an international conference held every three years, showcases the applications and theory of quantum chemistry, molecular science, and engineering computational simulation. The simulations are typically used to predict properties of new materials, and to gain fundamental molecular-level understanding of chemical processes.
Dr. Hall is being recognized for her contributions to the field of molecular theory, modeling and simulation. She has been a leader in several associated research areas, including phase separation in colloidal suspensions, and equations of state for alkanes and polymers. She is also at the forefront of simulations-based research efforts to understand the aggregation of proteins in Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Hall is a strong proponent of cooperative research, a relatively new emphasis within the university research community. In addition to cooperative research efforts on separate projects with Dr. Jan Genzer, and with a team that includes Dr. Orlin Velev and other members of the NSF-sponsored Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), she and her students are collaborating with Dr. Stavroula Sofou at Rutgers University, and with Dr. Vijay John from Tulane University.
Among many other honors and awards, Dr. Hall is the the Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Congratulations Dr. Hall!