Liew Family Professor
Institute for Molecular Engineering
Juan de Pablo has been a leader in the simulations of polymeric materials and in developing computational simulations of molecular and large-scale phenomena. He also studies protein aggregation and its poorly understood relationship to various diseases, including type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders.
He has collaborated on many research projects with Paul Nealey, who is also new to the faculty. He holds over 15 patents, including nine jointly with Nealey and others, and is the author or co-author of approximately 350 publications.
A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the American Physical Society, de Pablo has also received the 2011 Charles Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BS in chemical engineering from the National University of Mexico. He conducted postdoctoral research in materials science at the Institut für Polymere in Zurich.
He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.