Michael L. Klein


Michael Lawrence Klein NAS (born March 13, 1940 in London, England)[1] is Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science[2] and Director of the Institute for Computational Molecular Science in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. He was previously the Hepburn Professor of Physical Science in the Center for Molecular Modeling at the University of Pennsylvania.[3]


Klein obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Bristol in 1961, followed by a Ph.D. in 1964.[citation needed]

Career and researchEdit

Klein was a researcher at the National Research Council 1968-1987, and joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Klein's research in computational chemistry, particularly statistical mechanics, intermolecular interactions, and modelling of condensed phases and biophysical systems, is among the most highly cited in the field.[4] He received the Aneesur Rahman prize in 1999, which is the highest honor given by the American Physical Society for work in computational physics, and was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2009.[5]

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ "science.ca Profile". Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  2. ^ Temple Chemistry Faculty: Michael Klein Archived 2010-05-27 at archive.today
  3. ^ "Penn Chemistry: Faculty". Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  4. ^ ISI Highly Cited
  5. ^ NAS Member Directory
  6. ^ "Michael L. Klein wins prestigious John Scott Award". Temple University. Retrieved 9 January 2022.