Program Directors

Kenneth M. Merz, Jr.

Director, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER); Joseph Zichis Chair in Chemistry

We are involved in research at the interface between the computational sciences and biology. We carry out computational chemistry and biology research on enzymatic mechanisms, computer-aided drug design and methodology development.

Brian M. O'Shea

Associate Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Brian O'Shea is a computational astrophysicist whose work focuses on cosmological structure formation and fluid dynamics - specifically, the formation and evolution of galaxies in a variety of environments and over the age of the universe, and the properties of hot, diffuse plasmas in the intergalactic and intracluster medium. He is a co-author of the open-source Enzo adaptive mesh code, an expert in high performance computing, and an advocate for open-source computing and open-source science. Prior to arriving at Michigan State, he received his PhD in physics from the University of Illinois and was a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National laboratory.