Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, and the College
Gregory Voth is a leading expert in the development and application of integrated theoretical and computational methods to study problems involving the structure and dynamics of complex condense phase systems, including proteins, membranes, liquids, and materials. Most recently, he pioneered an approach known as “multiscale coarse graining,” in which the “resolution” of the molecular-scale entities are reduced into simpler structures, but key information on their interactions is accurately retained. The resulting computer simulations based on this method can accurately and efficiently predict the properties of large assemblies of complex molecules such as lipids and proteins.
Voth has authored or coauthored 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles and mentored more than 130 postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants. He was the 2008 chair of the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society and last year was elected to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Chemical Society.
Voth received his PhD in theoretical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He was an IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1987 to 1989.
Voth joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.