FOMMS 2009

FOMMS 2009: Foundations for Innovation, July 12-16, 2009, Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA, USA.


  • Sharon Glotzer (U Michigan)


  • Alain Fuchs (ENSPC)
  • Susumu Okazaki (IMS)
  • Jonathan Moore (Dow Chemical)

Senior Advisors:

  • Peter T. Cummings (Vanderbilt/ORNL)
  • Phil Westmoreland (UMass/NSF)
  • Joe Golab (INEOS)

Program Committee:

  • Claire Adjiman (Imperial College)
  • Jerry Bernholc (NCSU)
  • Anne M. Chaka (NIST)
  • Pablo Debenedetti (Princeton)
  • Kerwin Dobbs (Dupont)
  • Thom Dunning (NCSA)
  • Glenn Fredrickson (UCSB)
  • Shekhar Garde (RPI)
  • Peter A. Gordon (ExxonMobil)
  • Carol K. Hall (NCSU)
  • Mark A. Horsch (Intel)
  • Shiaki Hyodo (Toyota Central R&D)
  • David A. Kofke (SUNY-Buffalo)
  • Shaoyi Jiang (UW)
  • Matthew Neurock (UVa)
  • Jeffrey A. Nichols (ORNL)
  • John P. O'Connell (UVa)
  • Mark A. Ratner (NWU)
  • Richard Ross (3M)
  • Philippe Ungerer (IFP)

Topics of Special Interest:

  • New perspectives in molecular simulation
  • Proteins and biological systems
  • Linking process scale simulation and molecular modeling
  • Rare events: acceleration algorithms and transition path sampling
  • Soft materials and complex fluids
  • Simulation-based engineering & science - Novel materials and industrial applications
  • Petascale computing and emerging architectures for modeling and simulation

Invited Speakers

  • Daan Frenkel (Cambridge)
  • Berend Smit (UC Berkeley)
  • David Baker (UW)
  • Charlie Brooks (UM)
  • Linda Broadbelt (NWU)
  • Dion Vlachos (U Delaware)
  • Baron Peters (UCSB)
  • Giovanni Ciccotti (La Sapienza, Rome)
  • Phil Geissler (UC Berkeley)
  • Ilja Siepmann (U Minn)
  • Clare McCabe (Vanderbilt)
  • Lev Gelb (Wash U)
  • Caroline Mellot (UCL, UK)
  • Shinichiro Nakamura (Mitsubishi, Japan)
  • Herve' Toulhoat (IFP, France)
  • David Shaw (D.E. Shaw Research & Columbia)
  • Klaus Schulten (UIUC)
  • George Karniadakis (Brown U.)

FOMMS 2009 is the 4th international conference showcasing applications and theory of computational quantum chemistry, molecular science, and engineering simulation. It is motivated by the continual need for precise prediction and control of materials properties and the fundamental, molecular-level understanding of chemical processes that allow the efficient creation of new products to meet specific market demands. Theoretical and algorithmic advances and modern computing technology allow companies to capture value and truly sustainable, far-reaching competitive advantage.  The future for these methods is bright as they continue to prove their value to the chemical and chemical-related industries.  The conference will explore these issues in the same format as the three previous highly successful FOMMS meetings held in 2000, 2003, and 2006.


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