Joel Fried

Professor, Dept. Chair, Chemical Engineering


Joel R. Fried has industrial experience at the GE and Monsanto Corporate R&D Centers and had a long and distinguished career at the University of Cincinnati where he is Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Graduate School. During his time at Cincinnati, he served as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Polymer Research Center, and the Director of the Ohio Molecular Computation and Simulation Network and Center for Computer-Aided Molecular Design. More recently, he was Professor and the Wright Brother Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterial at the University of Dayton and Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State University.

Research Interests

Membrane separation and transport, computational chemistry, molecular simulations, polymer blends and composites, biomimetic membranes, proton transfer in fuel cell membranes, ion and small molecule transport through membrane proteins. A current focus is the mesoscale simulation of the self-assembly process of block copolymers and the organization of membrane proteins in biological and biomimetic membranes.