Axel D. Becke


Born June 10, 1953 in Esslingen, Germany.

Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (1991); Noranda Lecture Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (1994); Queen's University Prize for Excellence in Research (1999); Schrödinger Medal of WATOC (2000). Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada; Fellow of WATOC; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Author of:

50 papers in quantum chemistry.

Important Contributions:

  • Development of non-LCAO, grid-based numerical methodologies for molecular orbital calculations.
  • Development and benchmarking of exchange-correlation functionals in Kohn–Sham density-functional theory.