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The Chemical Theory Center consists of faculty members and their research groups in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota who carry out a broad range of cutting-edge theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry research. Click here for a printable pdf member list.
Group Photo, 2012
The Chemical Theory Center Monthly Seminar Series features the research of a postdoctoral researcher or graduate student from one of the faculty groups.
Unless otherwise specified, regular monthly seminars are in 117/119 Smith Hall, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Monthly Seminars, May - December 2016:
Friday, May 13 - cancelled
June, July, and August - no seminars
September 9 - Cramer Group
October 14 - Siepmann Group
November 11 - Gao Group
December 9 - Gagliardi Group
Special Seminars, 2016:
Monday, May 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (NOTE LOCATION - 18 Mechanical Engineering) - Benjamin G. Levine, Professor, Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University. "Conical Intersections and Non-Radiative Recombination in Semiconductor Nanocrystals." Abstract
Tuesday, May 10, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm (401/402 Walter Library) - Rachel Getman, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University. "Screening for Activity and Selectivity in Small Metal Cation Catalysts." Prof. Getman is a co-PI in the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC) and will present her work at the ICDC monthly webinar. All CTC members are welcome to attend. Abstract
Thursday, June 9, 4:00pm - 5:00 pm (401/402 Walter Library). Sergey Varganov, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada (Reno). "Nondiabatic Transition State Theory: Application to Intersystem Crossings in the Active Sites of Metal-Sulfur Proteins." Abstract
Monday, July 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (117/119 Smith Hall). Prof. Andreas Savin of UPMC Sorbonne Universités Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, Paris, France, will give a lecture for the CTC graduate students and postdocs on Multiconfiguration Pair Density Functional Theory.
Pictured left to right: J. Gao, D. Truhlar, L. Gagliardi, C. Cramer, I. Siepmann
Director, 2011 - 2016
|Jason Goodpaster | Starting June 2016|
|Don Truhlar | Founding Director, 2005-2011|