Mexican Academy of Sciences names Juan de Pablo as honorary member

The University of Chicago’s Juan de Pablo has been elected to honorary membership of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

De Pablo, the Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, is a leader in developing computational simulations of molecular and large-scale phenomena. He recently became co-director of the new Center for Hierarchical Materials Design. This collaborative effort of UChicago, Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory will develop the next generation of computational tools, databases and experimental techniques for designing novel materials.

De Pablo earned a bachelor’s degree from the National University of Mexico and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, both in chemical engineering.

Founded in 1959, the Mexican Academy of Sciences brings together distinguished researchers from all areas of science, promotes and disseminates scientific research in Mexico, and fosters communication and exchange with scientists from other countries.