The power of modern computation allows us to decipher the mysteries of how molecules behave. Theory and simulation allow us to harness huge amounts of data collected on chemical, biological and physical systems and build predictive models. Computational chemists apply these models to design new materials, cure human disease and preserve our environment.
Troy Van Voorhis named head of the Department of Chemistry
Faculty member since 2003 is known for physical chemistry research, as well as contributions to education and the department’s climate.