Gary Grest has been named to the College of Science Hall of Distinction

Grest earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees from LSU in physics in 1971, 1973, and 1974. After graduation, he worked at Rutgers and the University of Chicago before accepting a faculty position at Purdue in 1979. He is currently at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Lab working in the Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena unit that studies the assembly, interfacial interactions, and emergent properties of nanoscale systems. Dr. Grest is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and winner of the American Physical Society's Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics in 2008 and the Polymer Physics Prize in 2011.