Piotr Piecuch received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, in 1988. After postdoctoral work at the Universities of Waterloo, Arizona, Toronto, and Florida, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University (MSU) in 1998. He is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MSU. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Coimbra and Kyoto University. His research, described in about 170 publications (July, 2009), has focused on theoretical and computational chemistry and physics, particularly on quantum many-body methods for molecular systems and nuclei, and theory of intermolecular forces. He is an Elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Recipient of other awards and honors, including the S.R. Palit Memorial Lecture at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, the Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of Centre de Mécanique Ondulatoire Appliquée, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award (Wiley), three awards from the Polish Chemical Society, the award from the Minister of National Education of Poland, and two awards from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He gave about 110 invited talks, including more than 50 invited lectures at national and international symposia, and coedited 4 books and one special journal issue. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, Open Chemical Physics Journal, Open Chemical Physics Reviews, Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, and Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences. He has worked on 11 postdoctoral and visiting scholars and 9 doctoral students.
Biography Updated on 25 October 2009