CoMSEF Impact Award

The Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) Impact Award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications. Nominees may hold positions in academia, industry, or a government lab, and must be in the early stages of their professional careers, defined as being within 15 years of completion of their highest degree (e.g., someone receiving a PhD degree in 2000 is eligible for the award through 2015).

April 30, 2015

The award consists of a plaque and honorarium.

The award is presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

A nomination package consisting of the nominee’s CV, a nomination letter and two supporting letters of recommendation should be sent as a single file in pdf format to the CoMSEF Chair, David Sholl ( The nomination should provide a clear statement as to the impact of the nominees work on the field and an award citation of 25 words or less, beginning with the word for. Self-nominations are discouraged. Renomination of candidates is encouraged. It is recommended, but not required, that the contents of the nomination package be updated each year; while supporting letters may be re-used the nomination form must have current dates. The recipient will be announced prior to the Fall AIChE meeting and the awardee is expected to give a invited talk in the CoMSEF plenary session at the annual meeting.The award recipient will be chosen based on the overall strength of the research accomplishments of the candidates by an ad hoc selection committee consisting of the current CoMSEF chair, the COMSEF vice-chair and two representatives drawn from related organizations (e.g., area 1a committee, CACHE trustees).

Please contact Coray Colina ( with any additional questions about this new award.

Nomination Form

Award Winners

Thomas Truskett
Cameron Abrams
Clare McCabe
Jeffrey Errington
Fernando Escobedo
David Sholl
Ed Maginn