Selected Honors & Awards
NSF Career Award 2018
Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship at Inst. for Biophys. Dyn. at University of Chicago, 2013
COMSEF Graduate Student Award, AICHE COMSEF division, 2012
Best Poster, Int’l. Congress on Marine Fouling and Corrosion, 2012
Best Poster, Gordon Research Conf.: Water and Aq. Soln., 2010
Institute for Biophysics Dynamics Yen Fellow, 2013
Runstead Fellow, 2008-2009
ChE 116: Numerical Methods and Stats
ChE 477: Advanced Numerical Methods: Theory to Implementation
Barrett, R.; White, A.D., "Investigating Active Learning and Meta-Learning for Iterative Peptide Design," Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling, 2021, 61, 1, 95-105. DOI:
Amirkulova, D.B.; White, A.D., "Combining Enhanced Samples with Experiment-Directed Simulation of the GYG Peptide (vol17, 184007,2018)," Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, 2020, 19, 8, 2092002. DOI:
Gandhi, H.A.; Jakymiw, S.; Barrett, R.; Mahaseth, H.; White, A.D., "Real-Time Interactive Simulation and Visualization of Organic Molecules," Journal of Chemical Education. 2020, 97, 11, 4189-4195. DOI:
Amirkulova, D.B.; Chakraborty, M.;White, A.D., "Experimentally Consistent Simulation of A beta(21-30) Peptides with a Minimal NMR Bias, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2020, 124, 38, 8266-8277. DOI:
Li, Z.; Wellawatte, G.P.; Chakraborty, M.; Gandhi, H.A.; Xu, C.; White, A.D., "Graph Neural Network Based Coarse-Grained Mapping Prediction," Chemical Science, 2020, 11, 35, 9524-9531. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc02458a
Chakraborty, M.; Xu, J.; White, A.D., " Is Preservation of Symmetry Necessary for Coarse-Graining?" Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 26, 14998-15005. DOI:
Reconstruction of the Interatomic Forces from Dynamic Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Data," Journal Applied Physics, 2020, 127, 22, 224301. DOI:10.1063/5.0009413
Amirkulova, D.B.; White, A.D., "Recent Advances in Maximum Entropy Biasing Techniques for Molecular Dynamics," Molecular Simulation, 2019, 45, 14-15. DOI:10.1080/08927022.2019.1608988.
Barrett, R.; Jiang, S.; White, A.D., "Classifying Antimocrobial and Multifunctional Peptides with Bayesina Network Models," Peptide Science, 2018, 110, 4, e24079. DOI:10.1002/pep2.24079
Mayer, H.B.; Lee, S.; White, A.D.; Voth, G.A.; Swanson, J.M.J., "Multiscale Kinetic Modeling Reveals an Ensemble of Cl-/H+ Exchange Pathways in ClC-ec1 Antiporter," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 5, 1793-1804.
Amirkulova, D.B.; White, A.D., "Combining Enhanced Samples with Experiment-Directed Simulation of the GYG Peptide," Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, 2018, 17, 03, 1840007
Barrett, R.; Gandhi, H.A.; Naganathan, A.; Daniels, D.; Zhang, Y.; Onwunaka, C.; Luehmann, A.; White. A.D., "Social and Tactile Mixed Reality Increase Student Engagement in Undergraduate Lab Activities," J. Chem. Educ., 2018, 10, 1021.
Chakraborty, M.; Xu, C.; White, A.D., "Encoding and Selecting Coarse-Grain Mapping Operators with Hierarchical Graphics," Chemical Physics, 2018, 149, 13, 10.1063.https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04997v1
Barrett, R.; Jiang, S.; White, A.D., "Classifying anatomic and multifunctional peptides with Bayesian network models," Peptide Science, 2018, DOI:10,1002. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pep2.24079
My group uses experiments, molecular simulations, and machine-learning to design new materials. Experiments answer the essential question of if and how well a material works for a particular application. Molecular simulation provides the molecular insight into why a material works. Machine-learning provides the tool to optimize a material so that it works best. Members of my group apply these three techniques to craft new materials for biomedical devices and lithium ion batteries. One of the main class of materials we study is peptides, which are derived from the constituent amino acids that make up proteins. Peptides have a great chemical diversity yet can be controlled on the near atomic scale.