Peter J. Rossky
Born April 15, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair in Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Rice University
Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; American Chemical Society Hildebrand Award in the Chemistry of Liquids; ACS Physical Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow; Fellow of the American Physical Society; NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award; Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.
Approximately 300 papers in theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials chemistry.
Algorithms for simulation of nuclear quantum effects on liquid structure and molecular dynamics in finite temperature condensed phases, with applications primarily to liquids and water, in particular; quantum simulation of excess electron solvation and spectroscopy in polar liquids, and water in particular; algorithms and implementations for simulating electronic spectroscopy in finite temperature solutions, with extensions to molecular clusters, interfaces, and complex solutes; quantum simulation of ultrafast transient spectroscopy and interpretation of corresponding experiments; quantitative description of quantum decoherence in realistic simulations of excited state molecular dynamics in condensed phases; algorithms with applications for molecular electronic excited state non-adiabatic dynamics with emphasis on conjugated molecular materials.