Dr. Kenneth Merz speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?


Kenneth Merz is the Joseph Zichis Chair in Chemistry, in the College of Natural Science and Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research.

Dr. Merz’s research focuses at the interface between the computational sciences and biology, including computer-aided drug design.

Kennie came to MSU from the University of Florida where he was a UF Research Foundation Professor, the Edmund H. Prominski Professor of Chemistry and a member of the Quantum Theory Project.

·    Merz has worked in industry as senior director of the Center for Informatics and Drug Discovery at Pharmacopeia and senior director of the ADMET Research and Development Group’s Accelrys software division. He also is the founder of QuantumBio, a software company in State College, Pa.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.