Langmuir and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry are proud to announce Professor Kristen Fichthorn (Pennsylvania State University) and Dr. Emmanuel Delamarche (IBM) are the winners of the 2020 Langmuir Lectureship Award. The award recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry.
“Professor Fitchorn is noted for advancing methodologies by which theoreticians conduct multi-scale simulations based on quantum mechanics, as well as the ways in which experimentalists understand a host of phenomena, says Langmuir Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Walker. “Dr. Delamarche is noted for outstanding contributions in various fields of interface science ranging from the functionalization of surfaces to the decoration of surfaces with proteins and the miniaturization of surface assays. This year’s Lectureship winners exemplify some of the great interdisciplinary research in our field as well as the content we publish in our journal. Congratulations to Professor Fitchorn and Dr. Delamarche.”
About the Winners
Dr. Fichthorn is the Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and a Professor of Physics at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Fichthorn’s research primarily in multi-scale materials simulation, in which she develops and applies theoretical techniques ranging from quantum density functional theory to molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, and continuum theories to a diverse array of fundamental problems involving fluid-solid interfaces. Applications lie in nanoscale materials, thin-film and crystal growth, colloidal assembly, and wetting.
Dr. Delamarche is currently leading activities on Precision Diagnostics at IBM Research – Zurich with the goal of developing expertise in microtechnology, surface chemistry, and biochemistry for solving important problems in biology and medicine. His current projects deal with investigating intercellular pathways relevant to neurodegenerative diseases, developing new techniques for tissue section analysis, and microfluidics for point-of-care testing diagnostics. His expertise covers self-assembly, soft lithography, miniaturized biological assays based on microfluidics, and nanotechnology in general.