T. Daniel Crawford


Born September 9, 1970 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA

University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Chair of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A; Director of the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A
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Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2015); Dirac Medal of WATOC (2010); Ethyl Chair of Chemistry (2016); Peter C. Reilly Lecturer, University of Notre Dame (2017); Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science (2003); CAREER Award, U.S. National Science Foundation (2001); Research Innovation Award, Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science (2000); New Faculty Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation (2000)

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More than 140 scientific articles and book chapters

Important Contributions:

  • Development and application of advanced quantum mechanical methods for spectroscopic properties of chiral compounds, including reduced-scaling coupled cluster methods for chiroptical and other response properties, local-correlation approaches to real-time coupled cluster models, coupled-cluster simulations of Raman optical activity spectra (with Kenneth Ruud, Tromsø, Norway), a diagrammatic approach to the stochastic Monte Carlo coupled cluster method (with Alex Thom, Cambridge, U.K.), and correlated wave-function-based approaches to vibrational circular dichroism spectra.