David Kofke, Ph.D.
David Kofke received his B.S. in chemical engineering in 1983 from Carnegie Mellon University, and his Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked under the supervision of Eduardo Glandt. Since 1989 he has been on the chemical engineering faculty of the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he served as department chair for the years 2006-2012; he is now a SUNY Distinguished Professor and holds the Walter E. Schmid Chair, and is the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. Prof. Kofke’s research in methods and applications of molecular simulation has resulted in over 170 refereed publications to date. Prof. Kofke’s research aims to develop and improve methods to compute material properties accurately and reliably from molecular models. Present interests proceed in two directions: (1) calculating structure and properties of crystalline materials using mapped averaging methods, and (2) calculating and applying cluster integrals to compute properties of supercritical fluids. He is also active in development of object- oriented molecular simulation software for research and education. Among other awards, Prof. Kofke is the recipient of the triennial John M. Prausnitz Award for applied chemical thermodynamics in 2004, the 2007 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, and the 2012 Himmelblau Award from the CAST division of AIChE. Over the period 1999-2022, Prof. Kofke was a member of the Board of Trustees of CACHE, where he served as President in 2010-2012. In 2014 he was elected Fellow of the AIChE and the AAAS. Since 2016, he has been an Associate Editor of Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. www.cbe.buffalo.edu/kofke