Open lecture by prof. Keith E. Gubbins
The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the City of Poznań have the pleasure to invite you to an open lecture delivered by professor Keith E. Gubbins. The lecture "Molecular Modeling of Matter at the Nanoscale: Impact and Prospect" will be held on 24 May 2017 (Wednesday) at 12.00 p.m. in the University Senate Hall at ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1.
Professor Keith E. Gubbins is a W.H.Clark Distinquished University Professor at the North Carolina State University. He is also the Director of the Institute for Computational Science and Engineering at the NCSU, and the Co-Director of the Center for High Performance Simulation established by him. Professor Gubbins has devoted his outstanding career mainly to issues related to applied statistical mechanics. His research interests are focused on theoretical studies, particularly on the applications of statistical mechanics in solving problems in the fields of chemical engineering and applied physics. The most significant contributions of Professor Gubbins include the development of equations of state for complex fluids and fluid mixtures based on the methodology of statistical mechanics. Professor Gubbins was one of the first researchers to apply methods of statistical mechanics to describe the phenomenon of adsorption of liquids and gases in nano-porous materials (carbons, silicas and metal-organic framework materials), essential to many separation and purification processes, as well as catalysis.
Professor K. Gubbins was born in Southampton, England. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry with First Class honours at the Queen Mary College in the University of London, and obtained his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from King's College at the University of London in 1962. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, USA, where he became an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering in 1964, and a full professor in 1972. He began working at Cornell University as Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, where he spent the next 22 years. During that time he became a member of Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and History of Science, selected to the US National Academy of Engineering. In the years 1983-1990, he was the Director of the School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University, successfully obtaining funds to renovate all teaching and research laboratories, and hire new faculty members. In 1998 Professor Gubbins moved to the North Carolina State University where he continues to work as W.H.Clark Distinquished University Professor. He is also the Director of the Institute for Computational Science and Engineering at the NCSU, and the Co-Director of the Center for High Performance Simulation established by him.