Michael L. Klein
Developed methods of simulating atoms in molecular systems to help understand the structural and dynamic behavior of complex materials
Michael Klein was born in England. He was a researcher at the National Research Council 1968-1987, but then moved to Pennsylvania where he is now a professor of physical chemistry and Director for the Centre of Molecular modeling there. Klein is the author of over 400 scientific publications and editor of three books. His current research involves the structure and dynamics of disordered molecular systems using computer simulation techniques; systems of interest include molecular solids, conducting fluids, molecular overlayers, model membranes, micelles and membrane-bound proteins. His research has helped solve problems ranging from condensed matter physics and materials science to chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biophysics.
Sources: Canadian Who's Who, 1993; American Physical Society, 1999.