Laimutis Bytautas was born in Kretinga, Lithuania, in 1965. He received the Theoretical Physics degree from Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA, in 1996 (Ph.D. thesis title: “Theoretical studies of chemical reactions”). From 1996 to 1999, Bytautas was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, Tex, USA. From 1999 to 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Ames Laboratory USDOE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. From 2003 to 2010, he occupied a position of Assistant Scientist at the same laboratory. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Research Scientist at Rice University, Houston, Tex, USA. Presently, Bytautas is a Senior Research Associate at the Chemistry Department, Rice University. His primary research interests are in theoretical and computational chemistry including method development in electronic structure theory with applications to potential energy surfaces, rotational-vibrational spectroscopy, long-range interactions, and chemical binding. Bytautas is also interested in electronic properties of nanomaterials (graphene in particular), classification of isomer classes of acyclic hydrocarbons, and analysis of polymer folding using mathematical models based on the concept of fractals. His most recent research efforts are focused on development of new ab initio quantum mechanical methods to address an electron correlation problem (Bytautas is a codeveloper of the CEEIS-FCI method). His Editorial duties include a Lead Guest Editorship for the Special Issue entitled Accurate Potential Energy Surfaces and Beyond: Chemical Reactivity, Binding, Long Range Interactions and Spectroscopy in Advances of Physical Chemistry. Bytautas is a Member of the American Chemical Society.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012