Nov. 19, 2012
-- NEW YORK, NY - Schrödinger Inc., a technology leader in atomic-scale modeling and physics-based chemical simulations, announced today that it has appointed Professor William A. Goddard III, the Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics, and Director of the Materials and Process Simulation Center at the California Institute of Technology, as a principle consultant and member of the company’s newly-formed Scientific Advisory Board for Materials Science. “It is a tremendous honor to have Bill sign on to help guide our program aimed at developing innovative and highly effective simulation tools for materials research,” says Dr. Mathew D. Halls, Schrödinger’
s Director of Materials Science, who adds, “Bill is a true pioneer in this field, which he has led for more than 40 years. His insight will ensure our technology roadmap produces software that allows our customers to realize the full potential of atomic-scale simulation in the analysis, discovery, optimization, and adoption of materials.”
Professor Goddard’s association with Schrödinger traces back to the company’s inception, as he was one of the company’s co-founders. “It’s a nice ‘homecoming’
of sorts – it feels good to join forces with Schrödinger again,” says Professor Goddard, “I’ve taken great pride in hearing from my friends in industries and universities around the world tell me how useful they find Schrödinger’
s products and I am excited to be working directly to help Schrödinger develop the tools to help my industrial and university colleagues develop the new materials so essential to the energy, environmental, water, and sustainability challenges faced by our society.”
Schrödinger plans to release in 2013 the first suite of software in Materials Science, which will provide atomic-scale simulation capabilities for chemical systems used in a wide range of technological applications, including optoelectronics, functional additives, engineered catalysts, and reactive precursors.