Gustavo E. Scuseria


Born July 30, 1956, in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Professor of Materials Science & Nano Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
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Oak Ridge Associated Universities Junior Faculty Award (1992), Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (1992), IBM Partnership Award (1998), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1999), Creativity Extension Award from the US National Science Foundation (2002), Fellow of the American Physical Society (2002), John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (2003), Thomson-Reuters ISI Highly Cited Researcher (2003), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2009), Member of IAQMS (2009), Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010), Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology Theory (2010), Humboldt Research Award (2015), S F Boys – A Rahman Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017), American Chemical Society National Award in Theoretical Chemistry (2022), American Physical Society Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics (2024)

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More than 500 publications in quantum chemistry and electronic structure theory.

Important Contributions:

Coupled cluster theory, linear scaling electronic structure methods, exchange-correlation functionals and range separation, quantum chemistry with periodic boundary conditions, time-dependent density functional theory, symmetry breaking and restoration, methods for strong correlation based on symmetry-projected states. Applications to fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbons, and solid-state heavy elements chemistry.