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Clare M. McCabe

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry
Director, VINSE Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research:

The McCabe group uses molecular modeling to understand the thermodynamic and transport properties of nanomaterials and biological systems. Current projects including developing novel lubricants for nano-scale devices, understanding the self-assembly of skin lipids, and developing theoretical tools to understand how to control the dispersion and aggregation of nanoparticle based systems.

Awards:

• Chancellors Award for Research, Vanderbilt University, 2018
• AIChE CoMSEF Impact Award, 2014
• Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Distinguished Service Award, 2014
• Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
• 2010 School of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
• Jacob Wallenberg Foundation Fellowship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, 2007 - 2010
• ACS Women Chemists Committee Lectureship Award, Fall 2002
• UGC Scholarship, University of Sheffield, 1995-1998
• Haworth Medal for Chemistry, University of Sheffield, 1995

Selected Publications:

A Transferable, Multi-Resolution Coarse-Grained Model for Amorphous Silica Nanoparticles. Summers, AZ; Iacovella, CR; Cane OM; Cummings, PT; McCabe C, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION, 15, 3260-3271 , (2019) View Abstract

Effect of Ceramide Tail Length on the Structure of Model Stratum Corneum Lipid Bilayers. Moore, TC; Hartkamp, R; Iacovella, CR; Bunge, AL; McCabe, C, BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 114, 113-125 , (2018) View Abstract

Investigating Alkylsilane Monolayer Tribology at a Single-Asperity Contact with Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Summers, AZ; Iacovella, CR; Cummings, PT; McCabe, C, LANGMUIR, 33, 11270-11280 , (2017) View Abstract

A Coarse-Grained Model of Stratum Corneum Lipids: Free Fatty Acids and Ceramide NS. Moore, TC; Iacovella, CR; Hartkamp, R; Bunge, AL; McCabe, C, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 120, 9944-9958 , (2016) View Abstract

Molecular Dynamics Study of Alkylsilane Mono layers on Realistic Amorphous Silica Surfaces. Black, JE; Iacovella, CR; Cummings, PT; McCabe, C, LANGMUIR, 31, 3086-3093 , (2015) View Abstract