Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Debenedetti, Pablo G.
Location Princeton University
Primary Field Engineering Sciences
Secondary Field Applied Physical Sciences
 Election Citation
Debenedetti used molecular simulations to discover the nested domain pattern of water's thermodynamic, transport and structural anomalies. He formulated the singularity-free theory of supercooled water's thermodynamics. A definer of contemporary knowledge of supercooled liquids and glasses, he brought this field into mainstream engineering thermodynamics and has shown its technological relevance.
 Research Interests
My current research includes theoretical and computational investigation of metastable criticality in water; computational analysis of the long-range structure of water glasses; development of genetic algorithms for the optimization of protein anti-freeze activity; advanced sampling computational investigation of DNA hybridization and RNA folding; and theoretical and computational investigation of chirality-induced liquid-liquid phase transitions.

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