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Argonne’s Bardhan receives prestigious Howes Scholar Award in Computational Science


Jaydeep Bardhan of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has been named a Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science for 2007.

The award was established to honor the late Frederick Anthony Howes, who managed the applied Mathematical Science Program in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the 1990s and oversaw the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) program. Only CSGF fellows are eligible for this prestigious award, and only one or two are named each year.

Bardhan was a CSGF fellow from 2002 to 2006 and spent a summer at Argonne in 2003 under that program. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006. He is currently a Wilkinson Fellow at Argonne.

Bardhan’s research focuses on biomolecular modeling, an emerging area that demands expertise in engineering, numerical methods, biology, and high-performance computing. Among his accomplishments are the development of a novel technique for analyzing the interactions between protein molecules and the formulation of new approaches for determining optimal molecular targets for drug design.

Bardhan was one of two former CSGF fellows presented with the Howes Scholar award at the 2007 CSGF Annual Fellows’ Conference in Washington, D.C., June 19-21.


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