NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
and Materials

NSF Fellowship
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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Nano Mechanics and Materials

Dr. Donald E. Ellis, Professor of Physics & Chemistry at Northwestern University, and member of NU's Materials Research Center, and Institute of Environmental Catalysis. He received his B.S.(1961), M.S.(1964), and Ph.D.(1966) degrees from MIT, spending two years on the Physics faculty at Univ. of Fla. before joining Northwestern. Don is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and member of the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and Brazilian Physics Society; awards received include Sloan Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar (Netherlands), Nordita Visiting Prof.(Sweden), NAS/USSR Exchange Scholar, Fulbright Scholar (Brazil). He is currently Visiting Professor at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas. Don works in the cross-disciplinary Materials Theory area with current emphasis on bioceramics, macromolecular and nanoparticulate structures, electroceramics, and catalytically active interface and surface systems. Atomistic simulations and Density Functional electronic structure analyses, in conjunction with experimental collaborations form the foundation of the materials design and analysis effort of the Ellis group and collaborators.