This paper discussed the application of optimization techniques to the area of molecular design and bioinformatics. Key issues in the area of polymer design, surfactant design, refrigerant selection, and enzyme design were identified. In each case it was shown how the use of optimization techniques helped in "homing in" on the desired alternatives in a systematic way as opposed to time and labor intensive trial and error approach.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Computer Science Applications