Jens is a computational scientist at the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where his research involves developing novel algorithms for biological and soft matter simulation, with application to nanoparticles and synthetic biomaterials made from protein building blocks, and drug discovery. Jens obtained his doctorate in physics from Leipzig University in Germany. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Minnesota and as assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan. A common thread in his research connects the simulation of collective phenomena in many-particle systems and the search for parallel approaches to molecular simulation, through the use of GPUs. He's an active developer for the open-source particle simulation toolkit HOOMD-blue.
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