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CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation


This 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 within 7 years of completion of their highest degree (e.g., someone receiving a PhD degree in 2011 is eligible for the award through 2018). 


Nominees must be current members of the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF). The CoMSEF Chair and Vice‐Chair are ineligible for nomination while they hold these offices. Other CoMSEF officers are eligible for nomination. For more information, please click here


The award consists of a plaque and honorarium.

AdministratorsComputational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum (CoMSEF)
PresentationThe award is presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting and the awardee is expected to give an invited talk within the CoMSEF Plenary session.
Nomination Instructions

Nomination Process

A nomination package consisting of the nominee’s CV, a nomination letter and two supporting letters should be sent as a single file in pdf format to the CoMSEF Chair ( by May 1 each year. 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.

Selection Process

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 Programming Committee, CACHE Trustees). A decision regarding the award recipient is expected to be made by July 1.


Please contact the Chair ( for further information and questions.

Nomination Form