Molecular simulation, statistical thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena
Jeffrey Errington focuses on the development and application of atomistic molecular simulation methods to study the phase and interfacial behaviors of complex fluids. Current projects focus on the prediction of interfacial properties associated with carbon dioxide sequestration, understanding wetting phenomena related to enhanced oil recovery, and probing the phase and interfacial behaviors of room temperature ionic liquids. His research group is also active in the development of free-energy-based molecular simulation methods for computing the interfacial properties of model systems.
Prof. Errington is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2003), the NYSTAR James D. Watson Investigator Award (2004), the CoMSEF Impact Award (2013), the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2016), and the UB Exceptional Scholar Award (Young Investigator, 2005; Sustained Achievement, 2014).
Errington joined the University at Buffalo in 2001 after receiving his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1995 from the University at Buffalo, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1999, and subsequently studying as a post-doctoral fellow for two years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University. From 2006-2014, he served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Chemical Engineering program and since 2014, he has served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is a Trustee of CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering) Corporation, member of the American Chemical Society, and a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, where he serves as the Chair of the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF).