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Gary S. Grest

Gary  Grest

Phone (505) 844-3261


  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques


Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena


Ph.D., Physics, Louisiana State University, 1974

M.S., Physics, Louisiana State University, 1973

B.S., Physics, Louisiana State University, 1971


Professional Appointments

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, 1998-present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, 2009-present

Distinguished Sandia National Laboratories Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2013-present


Professional Societies

Editor, Physical Review E, 2002 - 2012

Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2008

Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1994-2000

Member-at-Large - Executive Committee of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 1992-1995



Fellow - American Physical Society, 1989

Senior Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, 2002

American Physical Society Aneesur Rahman Prize in Computational Physics, 2008

Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2008

American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize, 2011

Hall of Distinction, Louisiana State University, College of Science, 2013



Complete List of Publications: Google Scholar Profile

Selected Publications (~475 total)

I. Srivastava, B. L. Peters, J. M. D. Lane, H. Fan, K. M. Salerno, and G. S. Grest,Mechanics of Gold Nanoparticle Superlattices at High Hydrostatic Pressures, J. Phys. Chem. C123, 17530 (2019).

S. Wijesinghe, D. Perahia and G. S. Grest, Temperature Response of Soft Luminescent Ionizable Polymer Nanoparticles, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 084903 (2018).

Y. Tang, G. S. Grest, and S. Cheng, Stratification in Drying Films Containing Bidisperse Mixtures of Nanoparticles,34, 7161 (2018).

K. M. Salerno, A. Agrawal, D. Perahia, and G. S. Grest, Resolving Dynamic Properties of Polymers through Coarse-Grained Computational Studies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 058302 (2016).

A. Agrawal, D. Perahia and G. S. Grest, Cluster Morphology-Polymer Dynamics Correlations in Sulfonated Polystyrene Melts: Computational Study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 158001 (2016).

G. S. Grest, Communication: Polymer Entanglement Dynamics: Role of Attractive Interactions, J. Chem. Phys. 145, 141101 (2016).

S. Cheng and G. S. Grest, Dispersing Nanoparticles in a Polymer Film via Solvent Evaporation, ACS Macro Lett. 5, 694 (2016).

D. Aryal, G. S. Grest and D. Perahia, Soft Nanoparticles: Nano Ionic Networks of Structured Ionic Polymers, Nanoscale 9, 2117 (2017).

T. Ge, J. T. Kalathi, J. D. Halverson, G. S. Grest and M. Rubinstein, Nanoparticle Motion in Entangled Melts of Non-Concatenated Ring Polymer, Macromolecules 50, 1749 (2017).

D. Aryal, A. Agrawal, D. Perahia, and G. S. Grest, Structure and Dynamics Ionic Block Copolymer Melts: Computational Study, Macromolecules 50, 7388 (2017).

T. Ge, G. S. Grest, and M. Rubinstein, Nanorheology of Entangled Polymer Melts, Physical Review Letters 120, 057801 (2018).