Laimutis Bytautas received his B.S. degree in physics from Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn, USA) in 1996. After Postdoctoral Research appointments at Texas A&M University (Galveston, Tex, USA) and Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, USA), in 2003 he became an Assistant Scientist at Ames Laboratory USDOE (Iowa State University). From 2010 to 2012, Bytautas occupied a position of a Research Scientist/Senior Research Associate at Rice University (Houston, Tex, USA). Currently, he serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching physics and chemistry in Houston area (Texas Southern University, Houston Community College, and Lone Star College-CyFair). He is also an Ames Laboratory (USDOE) Associate. His primary research interests are in theoretical and computational physical 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 (e.g., graphene), classification of isomer classes of acyclic hydrocarbons, and analysis of polymer folding using mathematical models. His interests also include ab initio studies of transition-metal-containing compounds. His most recent research efforts are focused on the development of new ab initio quantum mechanical methods to address an electron correlation problem (Bytautas is a codeveloper of the CEEIS-FCI method with Klaus Ruedenberg). 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 (with coeditors J. M. Bowman, X. Huang, and A. J. C. Varandas). Bytautas serves on editorial boards for (1) ISRN Physical Chemistry; (2) The SciTech, Journal of Science and Technology. He is a Member of the American Chemical Society (USA).
Biography Updated on 9 January 2013