Dr. Carol Hall, Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University
Keynote Address, 3 p.m., March 6, MoSE "M" Building, G011:
"Spontaneous Formation of Oligomers and Fibrils in Large Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Alzheimer’s Peptides"
Reception immediately following in second-floor MoSE atrium
Special Lecture, 11 a.m., March 7, Ford ES&T, L1125:
"Computational Design of Peptides to Bind to Specific Biomolecular Targets"
Professor Carol K. Hall is the Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her BA in physics from Cornell University and her PhD in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
After postdoctoral training in the Chemistry Department at Cornell and a brief period as an economic modeler at Bell Laboratories, she joined the Chemical Engineering Department at Princeton University in 1977 as one of the first women to be appointed to a chemical engineering faculty in the U.S. In 1985 she joined the Chemical Engineering Department at North Carolina State University.
Hall’s research focuses on applying statistical thermodynamics and molecular-level computer simulation to topics of chemical, biological or engineering interest involving macromolecules or complex fluids. Current research topics include protein folding/aggregation, multipolar colloids, protein design, liposomal drug delivery devices, and nanoparticle toxicology.
Author of more than 250 publications, she is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Physical Society. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.