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Christopher Jarzynski
Christopher Jarzynski

The mission of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) is to foster excellence in interdisciplinary research and education at the University of Maryland. IPST accomplishes this by integrating people, science and technology.

Our selective and highly ranked graduate programs in the fields of

provide specialized training at the intersection of traditional fields, and are a central component of our mission.

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Pratyush Tiwary obtains Graduate School Research and Scholarship Award

December 6, 2017. IPST and Chemistry/Biochemistry Assistant Professor Pratyush Tiwary has been awarded a Graduate School Research and Scholarship Award for Summer 2018. The award program supports faculty research, scholarship and creative activity, while enhancing graduate student mentoring. The award also encourages fellowship proposal writing, ensures accountability and increases visibility of faculty achievement. Tiwary's research group conducts inter-disciplinary theoretical and computational research to model and predict thermodynamics, dynamics and their interplay in complex real-world systems, relevant to pharmaceutical, chemical and materials sciences.


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