Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2013 for his groundbreaking research in theoretical chemistry. Dr. Warshel holds the Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry at USC, where he has served on the faculty since 1976.
He is member of the National Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He and his coworkers have pioneered key approaches and computer programs for multiscale simulations of the functions of biological molecules, including , introducing molecular dynamics in biology, developing the quantum mechanical/molecular-mechanical (QM/MM) approach, introducing simulations of enzymatic reactions. Dr. Warshel was raised on Kibbutz Sde-Nahum in Israel. He holds a B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in chemistry from Technion?Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and both an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical physics from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science.