Nickolas Charistos wins Merlot Classic Award for MolSym

Shockwave Developer and Professor of Chemistry at Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Dr.. Nickolas Charistos was award a 2008 Classic Award for his popular molecular visualization and simulation system created in Director.

3DMolSym is an educational program designed to visualize the symmetry elements of molecules and to animate the corresponding symmetry operations in an interactive 3D environment. It is aimed to help chemistry students conceive the symmetry properties of the molecular structure. 3DMolSym includes a database with symmetry and geometry data of 48 organic and inorganic molecules, corresponding to all point groups of chemical interest.