Donald W. Brenner

Dr. Brenner received his B.S. in 1982 from the State University of New York, and his Ph.D. from Penn. State University in 1987, both in chemistry. He then joined the research staff at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a member of the Theoretical Chemistry Section. In August of 1994 Dr. Brenner joined the faculty at North Carolina State University, where he is currently an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. His research efforts focus on the use of atomistic simulations to study many-body chemical dynamics in condensed phases, including solid-state shock dynamics, thin film deposition, tip-surface interactions, tribology, and predicted properties of fullerene-based materials. In 1991, Dr. Brenner received the NRL Chemistry Division Young Investigator Award, and is a recent recipient of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.