Accelrys Appoints Chief Science & Technology Officer
Dr. Hahn is responsible for driving the direction of Accelrys' science and technology by working closely with Accelrys' clients and ensuring the visibility and viability of the scientific and technical pedigree of Accelrys. Dr. Hahn will also focus on actively engaging Accelrys' internal scientific and technical communities by chairing both the Accelrys Sabbatical Program and the Technology Council.
“Over the past 15 years, Matt has become a recognized industry leader, working in the fields of computational chemistry and informatics. He has robust industry relationships with leading commercial and academic scientists around the world”
Dr. Hahn's tenure with the company extends back to his joining Molecular Simulations in 1989 following the receipt of his PhD from the University of Santa Cruz under Professor W.T. Wipke. In the following 10 years Dr. Hahn led Molecular Simulations' product development effort for a number of its life science products, including the Catalyst product line, and has made significant contributions to positioning Accelrys as a market leader. In 1999, Dr. Hahn co-founded the industry-leading workflow company, SciTegic, Inc. (SciTegic) which Accelrys subsequently acquired in September 2004 and Dr. Hahn re-joined Accelrys as general manager of the SciTegic subsidiary.
Dr. Hahn will remain general manager of the SciTegic subsidiary, and continue to guide the development and marketing of its innovative and open workflow platform, Pipeline Pilot(R).
"Over the past 15 years, Matt has become a recognized industry leader, working in the fields of computational chemistry and informatics. He has robust industry relationships with leading commercial and academic scientists around the world," said Mark Emkjer, president and CEO of Accelrys. "I look forward to the increased value that Matt will undoubtedly bring to the organization in this expanded role."
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) is a leading provider of software for computation, simulation, and the management and mining of scientific data used by biologists, chemists and materials scientists, including nanotechnology researchers for product design as well as drug discovery and development. Accelrys technology and services are designed to meet the needs of today's leading research organizations. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Accelrys, visit its website at http://www.accelrys.com/.