C. David Sherrill

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


C. David Sherrill received his B.S. degree in chemistry from MIT in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in computational quantum chemistry in 1996 after working as an NSF graduate Fellow at the Laboratory of Henry F. Schaefer at the University of Georgia. He received the IBM/ACS Graduate Award in theoretical chemistry in 1995. As an NSF postdoctoral Fellow, he worked in the group of Martin Head-Gordon at the University of California, Berkeley. He came to Georgia Tech in 1999 as an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where he is now a Professor of chemistry and the Vasser Woolley Faculty Fellow. Since 2006, he has also held a joint appointment with the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the College of Computing. He serves as the Codirector of the Center for Computational Molecular Science and Technology. His interests include the development of new electronic structure models and their application to highly reactive species, bond-breaking reactions, excited electronic states, and fundamental forces of molecular recognition. Since 2002, much of his work has focused on benchmark-quality quantum computations of nonbonded pi-interactions. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles on quantum chemistry and its applications. Dr. Sherrill has received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (1999), the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award (2001), an NSF CAREER Award (2001), and the W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award (2006). Sherrill is one of the primary developers of PSI3, an open-source electronic structure theory program package, and he is also one of the authors of the Q-Chem program. He coorganized several regional and national symposia on electronic structure theory and also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Quanum Chemistry.

Biography Updated on 22 April 2008

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