Thom H. Dunning, Jr.

Born August 3, 1943 in Jeffersonville, Indiana USA

Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois; Affiliate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Co-director, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.
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B.S., Chemistry (1965), Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri; Ph.D., Chemistry (1970), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1965-66). National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow (1966-69).

Fellow, American Physical Society (1992); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992); E. O. Lawrence Award in Chemistry, U.S. Department of Energy (1997); Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (2000); Distinguished Associate Award, U.S. Department of Energy (2001); Professional Degree in Chemistry, Missouri University of Science & Technology (2005); Award for Computers in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research, American Chemical Society (2011); Fellow, American Chemical Society (2011); Member, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (2015).

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More than 150 publications on numerical techniques for quantum chemical calculations; ground and excited states of exotic lasing molecules; structures and energetics of molecules involved in combustion; structures and energetics of aqueous clusters; and chemistry of the second row elements.

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