Pablo G. Debenedetti
Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D. 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pablo Debenedetti conducts theoretical, computational, and experimental research on glasses, supercooled liquids, and the stability of proteins under extreme temperatures and pressures. Current theoretical work addresss the statistical mechanics of glasses, the relationship between dynamics and thermodynamics in supercooled liquids, and the properties of supercooled and glassy water. Protein stability is investigated computationally via lattice models; and experimentally via capillary electrophoresis (in collaboration with Jeffrey Carbeck), and by incorporation into glassy matrices composed of carbohydrates and water.