H. Bernhard Schlegel


Born September 24, 1951 in Frankfurt, Germany

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1981–83); Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (1984–89); Academy of Scholars of Wayne State University (2001); Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009); Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2009); Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2011); "Mulliken Lecture" University of Georgia (2010); Editorial Boards: Theoretical Chemistry Accounts (1997–present), Canadian Journal of Chemistry (2002–05), Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (2004–present), International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2005–10), Journal of Computational Chemistry, (2005–present); over 25,000 citations, Citation h-index = 73.

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Over 300 scientific publications in physical, organic and computational chemistry

Important Contributions:

Methods for exploring potential energy surfaces, optimizing equilibrium geometries, locating transition states, following reaction path, ab initio classical trajectory calculations, spin projection methods, applications of molecular orbital calculations to problems in physical, organic, inorganic, bio, and materials chemistry.