Joonho Lee Awarded the 2020 Justin Jankunas Doctoral Dissertation Award

April 15, 2020
Joonho Lee

Dr. Joonho Lee earned his B.S. in chemistry and physics in 2013 from Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He then moved to the United States to study as a Kwanjeong Educational Foundation fellow at Caltech where he earned his M.S. in chemistry under Prof. Thomas F. Miller III. Subsequently, he moved to UC Berkeley in 2015 and completed his Ph.D. work in chemistry in 2019 under Prof. Martin P. Head-Gordon.

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Prof. Martin Head-Gordon Wins the 2020 Schrödinger Medal of WATOC!

February 15, 2020
Prof. Martin Head-Gordon

Q-Chem developer and Scientific Advisor, Martin Head-Gordon, has been informed that he is to receive the 2020 Schrödinger Medal of WATOC.  This is awarded every year to one "outstanding theoretical and computational chemist."

The medalist is selected by the WATOC Board through an electronic ballot.  WATOC members can suggest candidates by email… Read More

John Herbert - Recipient of 2020 Edward W. Morley Award

January 27, 2020
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Congratulations to Q-Chem developer and Board Member, John Herbert, who is the recipient of the 2020 Edward W. Morley Award from the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society!

The award recognizes significant contributions to chemistry through advances in research, teaching, engineering, research administration and public service, outstanding service to humanity, or to industrial… Read More

Q-Chem is Hiring

November 1, 2019
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Research Associate in Computational Chemistry:

Q-Chem, Inc., is seeking a scientist for a research associate position at its main office in Pleasanton, CA. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry or a closely-related field, with significant programming experience (C++, Python, Fortran).  Duties will include implementation of novel features,… Read More

Anna Krylov is Awarded the 2020 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

September 30, 2019
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Congratulations to Q-Chem President and developer, Anna Krylov, on being awarded the 2020 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics "For her innovative work developing high accuracy electronic structure theory to inspire interpretation of spectroscopy of radicals, excited states, and ionization resonances in small molecules, biomolecules, and condensed phase solutes."

This award, sponsored by… Read More

Q-Chem Has a New President

September 30, 2019
Peter and Anna working at Berkeley Developer workshop.

We are proud to announce that our board member/developer, Prof. Anna Krylov, has taken the reins as President of Q-Chem. We look forward to much growth and prosperity under her wise leadership!

We would also like to take this time to send out our immense appreciation to our former President, Prof. Peter Gill, for all of his years of excellent service and leadership.

We feel so lucky and honored to have such an amazing team here at Q-Chem. There is none better.

Here's… Read More

Thomas Jagau Receives European Research Council Starting Grant

September 30, 2019
Chem Unbound Electrons

Congratulations to Q-Chem developer, Thomas Jagau, of the University of Munich, Germany, who has landed a European Research Council 2019 Starting Grant

Starting Grants are awarded to early-career researchers of any nationality with two to seven years of experience following completion of their PhD and having a scientific track record that shows great promise. Their research must be conducted in a public or… Read More

Thomas Jagau Awarded the Hellmann-Award

September 26, 2019
Thomas Jagau -Hellmann-Prize

Congratulations to Q-Chem developer, Thomas Jagau, on being awarded the Hans G. A. Hellmann-Prize for Theoretical Chemistry for young German-speaking theoretical chemists!

This award commemorates a pioneer of Quantum Chemistry, Hans G. A. Hellmann (1903 - 1938).  It is periodically awarded to promising young German theoretical chemists to honor their accomplishments.



Prof. Shirin Faraji Joins the Q-Chem Board of Directors

July 27, 2019
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Q-Chem is proud to announce our newest board member, Dr. Shirin Faraji of the University of Groningen.

Welcome, Shirin!

Prof. Martin Head-Gordon elected to Royal Society of the UK

June 7, 2019
Royal Academy of Science

Congratulations to Q-Chem Advisor and developer, Prof. Martin Head-Gordon, of the University of California at Berkeley, on being elected to the extremely prestigious Royal Society of the UK.   

Posted citation reads, "Head-Gordon has advanced quantum chemistry in three critical components - theory, algorithms, and software. This includes major advances in foundational quantum mechanical wavefunction methods, practical density functional theory and the interpretation of quantum… Read More

Call for Nominations: 2022 Michael Wormit Award

November 1, 2021
Michael Wormit

We are now accepting nomination submissions for the 2022 Michael Wormit Award. This award recognizes excellence in the development of new methods and algorithms in the area of electronic structure… Read More

Announcing, Q-Chem's Annual Fall Sale

November 1, 2021
QChem Nov Sales Banner-Square

It's the best time of the year to purchase a Q-Chem license! During our November Fall sales event, a 12% discount will be applied to all license orders and license upgrades placed by… Read More

Webinar 58: Geometry optimizations and AIMD simulations of molecules under pressure

October 28, 2021
Geometry optimization - AIMD Simulation of molecules

Did you miss our latest webinar, "Geometry optimizations and AIMD simulations of molecules under pressure, by Prof. Tim Neudecker (aka Tim Stauch) of University of Bremen, Germany? Now you can… Read More

Webinar 57: Reduced-density-matrix-based methods in Q-Chem for strongly-correlated electrons

September 30, 2021
Polyradical character of graphene nanoribbons

Webinar 57, "Reduced-density-matrix-based methods in Q-Chem for strongly-correlated electrons," presented by Prof. Eugene DePrince of Florida State University on September 30th is now available to… Read More

Webinar 56: Evaluating Oxidation States in Challenging Organometallic Complexes: What are the Electrons Doing?

August 31, 2021
Ferrocene with localized orbitals

Did you miss our webinar, "Evaluating Oxidation States in Challenging Organometallic Complexes: What are the Electrons Doing?" presented by Prof. Martin Head-Gordon?

The recording of this… Read More