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Sharon Glotzer, Ph.D.

Sharon Glotzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Physics, and Applied Physics


Sharon Glotzer is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. in Physics from UCLA in 1987 and her Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University in 1993. She was an NRC postdoctoral fellow at NIST from 1993-1995 and was co-founder, and served as the director of, the Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science through 2000 prior to moving to Michigan in 2001. She was the chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Sharon currently serves as chair of the American Physical Society's Forum of Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP). She is a member of the National Academies' Solid State Sciences Committee (SSSC) and the Technology Insight: Gauge, Evaluate, Review (TIGER) standing committee for defense intelligence. Among other honors, Sharon is the recipient of the 2006 Monroe-Brown Foundation Award for Excellence in Research from the U-M College of Engineering, the American Physical Society Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in 2000, and a 1998 Presidential Early Career Award. She was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer from 2001-2003. She served as a juror for the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment from 2002-2006 and currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of Nanotechnology, AIChE Journal, Computers in Science and Engineering, and Topics in Chemical Engineering. She is also a scientific advisor to Accelrys' Nanotechnology Consortium. Sharon has published over 100 research articles and presented over 150 invited talks around the world on computational materials and nanoscience research. Her research focuses on molecular and mesoscale simulations of soft matter and nanoscale systems, with a particular focus on self-assembly processes.


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