Mark R. Hoffmann received a B.A. degree with a double major in astronomy and chemistry from Northwestern University, Ill, USA, in 1980, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Calif, USA, in 1984 under the direction of Henry F. Schaefer III. The dissertation title was “A full coupled cluster singles, doubles and triples model for the description of electron correlation.” After a postdoctoral research position with Karl Freed at the University of Chicago and a second with Jack Simons at the University of Utah, he joined the faculty at the University of North Dakota in 1988. After moving through the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, he was designated a Distinguished Professor in 2006. He also currently serves as an Associate Vice President for Research Capacity Building. Dr. Hoffmann has interest in the development of new methods of describing electron correlation in molecules, especially multireference methods, and the study of reactive molecules, particularly those relevant to combustion and atmospheric chemistry. The interests in multireference methods have led to studies involving unusual boundary conditions, such as encountered in intense laser fields and in subsystems embedded in larger samples of, e.g., nanoscale. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed publications and is the coeditor of an American chemical society book. He has received research funding from a variety of agencies including NSF, DOE, and ONR. He has given more than 50 invited lectures at national and international venues. He is a frequent reviewer for journals such as J. Chem. Phys. and J. Chem. Theory Comput. He has been called upon to review for a disparate group including J. Org. Chem. and Main Group Chem.
Biography Updated on 20 April 2012