Dr. Michel Dupuis joined the Faculty of the Computation and Data-Enabled Science & Engineering Program and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where he is currently a Professor of Research, at the University at Buffalo in 2015.
Dupuis’ research focuses on the rational design through computation and simulation of next-generation of renewable energy materials, in particular for efficient and cost-effective inter-conversion of electrical and chemical energy. The research advances fundamental knowledge and discovery relevant to societal challenges in renewable and clean energy through the development and application of chemical and materials computation and simulation. It addresses the scientific underpinnings that limit materials and technology performance. It could lead to breakthroughs in the generation and utilization of renewable and clean energy through the discovery and design of materials with enhanced efficiencies. The research uses multi-scale and multi-physics methods and high performance computing. It also involves the development of new methods and computer codes for chemistry and materials modeling.
Dupuis was elected a member of the prestigious International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science for his contributions to the development of methods and applications of electronic structure theory to chemistry and materials. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has co-authored more than 215 refereed journal publications, which have been cited more than 22,000 times. Dupuis came to UB from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he was a laboratory fellow and Associate Division Director. Dupuis previously worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and IBM. He received his PhD in 1976 in theoretical chemistry from UB, where he studied under Professor Harry F. King, after graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.