Andrew Ferguson

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Biography

Professor Andrew Ferguson received an M.Eng. with first class honors in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University in 2010. His doctoral work focused on the application and development of techniques for the nonlinear embedding of biomolecular simulation trajectories to systematically identify the stable states, fundamental dynamical motions, and folding pathways. In 2010 he assumed a post-doctoral research position at MIT as a Ragon Fellow, where he applied statistical mechanical tools to develop data-driven models of HIV viral fitness landscapes for computational vaccine design. Andrew joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2012.

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2017 - MSE 458: Polymer Physics, UIUC (2017)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2016 - MSE 404: Computational Materials Science and Engineering (MICRO, MACRO), UIUC [Ranked as "Outstanding" (top 10%)] (2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2016 - MSE 458: Polymer Physics, UIUC [Ranked as "Outstanding" (top 10%)] (2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2015 - MSE 498 AF: Computational Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC [Ranked as "Outstanding" (top 10%)] (2015)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2015 - MSE 458: Polymer Physical Chemistry, UIUC [Ranked as "Outstanding" (top 10%)] (2015)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2014 - MSE 498 AF: Computational Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2014)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2014 - MSE 458: Polymer Physical Chemistry, UIUC (2014)
  • College of Engineering Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education Collins Fellow (2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2013 - MSE 498 AF: Computational Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2013 - MSE 458: Polymer Physical Chemistry, UIUC (2013)
  • Engineering Council Excellence in Teaching, Princeton University (2007)
  • SEAS Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, Princeton University (2007)
  • Illinois College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2017)
  • AIChE CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation (2016)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2015)
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Faculty Fellowship (2015-16)
  • AIChE Nominee for DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering 2015 (2015)
  • IPAM Machine Learning for Many Particle Systems 2015 Conference Scholarship (2015)
  • ACS PRF 2014 Doctoral New Investigator (2014)
  • NSF CAREER Award: Teaching Machines to Design Self-Assembling Materials (DMR-1350008) (2013)
  • IChemE North America Young Chemical Engineer of the Year 2013 (2013)
  • AIDS Vaccine 2012 Conference Scholarship (2012)
  • Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010)
  • Princeton University School of Engineering Wu Fellowship (2005-2009) (2005)

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