Ronen Zangi obtained his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He then moved to the University of Chicago to work on his Ph.D. thesis. There, he did theoretical and computational work on phase transitions of colloidal suspensions in confined geometries. Later, he moved to the University of Groningen as a Marie Currie Postdoctoral Fellow where he was introduced to biomolecular simulations. At the same time, he extended his condensed phase interests to the behavior of water under confinements. For his second postdoctoral research, he moved to Columbia University and studied the effect of electrolytes and cosolutes on the hydrophobic interactions. In 2008, he was appointed by the Basque Foundation for Science as an Ikerbasque Professor and joined the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian. For more information about his research group, please visit www.dinamicamolecular.org.
Biography Updated on 16 March 2012