Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics
His work has focused recently on discoveries that could help neutralize chemical weapons, and on using neutron scattering to study bioremediation and protein folding.
His goal is to study and understand the function of biologically relevant molecular systems by employing high-performance computer simulations in combination with biophysical experiments.
Smith is director of the UT/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Molecular Biophysics. He also works with the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences.
In the News
February 2013 Scientists Solve Mercury Mystery
January 2013 Synopsis: Classifying Protein Wiggles
October 2012 Oak Ridge and NVIDIA unveil Titan supercomputer
February 2011 ‘Fingerprints’ Match Molecular Simulations with Reality
June 2006 from the University of Heidelberg – Smith was the first governor’s chair appointment.