Dr. Matthew Zwier

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 217 Cline Hall
515-271-4943
matthew.zwier@drake.edu

Matthew Zwier received his Bachelor of Science degree from Hope College, his Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Drake faculty in 2013. His specialty is physical chemistry, particularly computer simulation.

His research interests include the development of methods and supporting software that allow for efficient simulation of rare chemical events. In particular, he is the original author and a lead developer of WESTPA, a flexible and highly scalable software package for rare event simulations.

Matthew is also interested in building connections between computer simulations and spectroscopic experiments and efficient storage and analysis techniques for terabyte-scale data sets. Matthew teaches physical chemistry, and is particularly interested in increasing the use of modeling, simulation, and computation in chemical education.

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ArtSci News
July 11, 2014
The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers—co-sponsored by Drake University, MetroWaste Authority, and Prairie City-Monroe (PCM) School District—is designed to expose educators to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa’s plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises that address both science and math standards.
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