Amish Patel
Associate Professor


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Amish Patel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.


Research Interests

The Patel group strives to achieve a molecular-level understanding of solvation and transport in aqueous and polymeric systems, with applications ranging from biomolecular interactions and assemblies to the design of advanced materials for water purification and renewable energy. To study these biological, nanoscopic, and polymeric systems, we use statistical mechanics and liquid state theory in conjunction with the development and use of novel molecular simulation, enhanced sampling and machine learning techniques.


Research Areas

Soft Matter and Complex Fluids; Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering; Energy and Environmental Engineering; Molecular Simulation and Thermodynamics


Educational Background
Ph.D.: U.C. Berkeley (2007)
B.Tech.: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2001)


2022 Helmholtz Award by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam
2022 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
2021 Distinguished Teaching Award by Penn’s AIChE Student Chapter
2019 Van Ness Award from the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
2018 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the Computers in Chemistry (COMP) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
2018 Distinguished Teaching Award by Penn’s AIChE Student Chapter
2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry
2017 NSF CAREER Award


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