Estela Blaisten-Barojas received her Ph.D. degree from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (formerly, Paris VI) in Paris, France. She works as a Professor of computational physics and chemistry and the Director of the Computational Materials Science Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va, USA. Recently, she served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), within the Theory, Models and Computational Methods program. She has held a professorship at the Institute of Physics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, for 17 years. Blaisten-Barojas was a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, and an NSF Visiting Professor at the Chemistry and Physics Departments of Johns Hopkins University. She is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias. She has published more than 100 papers and book chapters in major journals. Her research interests include large scale dynamical simulations of systems in condensed phases, computational statistical mechanics, physics of elemental and molecular clusters, applications of quantum chemistry to nanoscience, and machine learning discovery in solid state materials and soft materials including biomaterials.
Biography Updated on 5 June 2013