Robert Tuzun was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964. He received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, Del, USA, in 1984, a P.h.D. degree in physical chemistry in 1994, and an M.S. degree in mathematics from the University at Buffalo, Ny, USA, in 2010. He did postdoctoral work in molecular simulation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn, USA. Then, in 1998, he became a Founding Member of the Computational Science Department at the State University of New York, College at Brockport, NY, USA. He became an Associate Professor in 2003 and was Chair from 2007 to 2011. Since 2011, he has continued his research activities at Obet Consulting. His research interests are mainly in molecular simulation: general bond network methods for software development, trajectory averaged normal coordinate analysis, and quantum Monte Carlo, with applications to polymer science and nanotechnology. He is also interested in computational methods for the quantum theory of angular momentum, and most recently, computational topology (knot theory). He is a Member of Sigma Xi, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Biography Updated on 11 December 2011