MolSSI Software Scientist: Dr. Andrew Abi-Mansour

Dr. Andrew Abi-Mansour received his B.S. in Chemistry from the Lebanese University in Lebanon. He then joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) where he earned his M.S. in Computational Science & Engineering. At AUB, Andrew worked on analytical methods and computer simulation models for hyperbolic reaction-diffusion systems and periodic precipitation. Andrew obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he conducted research on multiscale algorithms for molecular mechanics applied to nanosystems and computer-aided vaccine design.

After graduation, Andrew joined Merck & Co. as a postdoc to conduct research in granular mechanics and develop an open source package (PyGran) for simulating powders with the discrete element method. At MolSSI, Andrew works on schemas and tools that enhance interoperability of different molecular mechanics codes.