David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named associate director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation (CISC) at Illinois Tech. The CISC promotes and advances transformative research and education in computational science, particularly interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units. Fred Hickernell, professor of applied mathematics, is the director of the center.
Minh’s responsibilities will include continuation of the center’s lunchtime “matchmaking seminars” to facilitate collaborations between different research groups at Illinois Tech. He also will promote utilization of Illinois Tech’s von Neumann cluster.
Minh is a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher who focuses on developing and applying computational methods for studying noncovalent interactions between proteins and small organic molecules. Read more about his group’s work here. Minh received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, and his B.A. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.