Paulette Clancy


Paulette Clancy is a Professor and the inaugural Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She also holds the title of the Samuel and Diane Bodman Professor Emerita of Chemical Engineering at Cornell. Her role in the CAEP initiative is to provide computational support in the form of predictions of structure and property and the implications of changing the processing conditions on both.

She has a long history in leading computational research. She is currently an Associate Director of the Hopkins Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling and Simulation. She was the inaugural Director of the Cornell Institute for Computational Science and Engineering for almost 10 years and is reprising a similar role at Hopkins, chairing a faculty oversight committee for our petascale research computing resources, ARCH.

Her research group is recognized as one of the country’s leading computational groups in atomic-scale modeling of materials and algorithm development.  Her current thrust is to develop machine learning algorithms to accelerate the search for optimal materials processing protocols. Her group has always been focused on electronic materials, but it also includes more esoteric projects include xenobiology (Life on Titan) and a screening of therapeutic oligomers to maximize antibacterial ability. She has won numerous awards for mentoring, service learning and civic engagement, and promoting those from under-represented groups.