Sharon Glotzer

Sharon Glotzer

John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
University of Michigan

Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan, is the John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering.  She is member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, both in physics. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2001 she worked for eight years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology as co-founder and Director of the NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science.

Glotzer’s research on computational assembly science and engineering aims toward predictive materials design of colloidal and soft matter, with current emphasis on shape, packing, and assembly pathways.  She has over 200 refereed publications, has presented over 300 plenary, keynote and invited talks, and has supervised 42 Ph.D. students and 21 postdoctoral researchers. Glotzer was the co-recipient of the 2014 MRS Medal awarded by the Materials Research Society.  She was the recipient of the Charles M.A. Stine Award in Materials Science and Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and was named a 2012 Simons Investigator.