University Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics David Beveridge was one of 33 leading experts in science, engineering and technology recently elected to membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. The new members will be introduced at the Academy’s 38th annual meeting and dinner on May 22 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.
According to the Academy, election is “on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.”
Beveridge is in the Chemistry Department and Molecular Biophysics Program. He has taught at Wesleyan since 1986, and served as Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from 1992-1999. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific papers. His research interests include theoretical physical chemistry and molecular biophysics, structural biology and bioinformatics, quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo computer simulation, and the role of water in structural biochemistry.