John F. Stanton


Born May 3, 1961 in Sagamihara, Japan.

George Watt Centennial Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas, and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry

Author of:

About two hundred papers in the area of theoretical chemical physics.

Important Contributions:

Codeveloper (with Jürgen Gauss) of analytic first and derivative techniques in coupled-cluster theory and high-order many-body perturbation theory; considerable work on the treatment of radicals and excited states via the so-called equation-of-motion coupled cluster method; developer of a quasidiabatic ansatz that extends the use of equation-of-motion methods for spectroscopic applications; investigations into symmetry-breaking effects and the ways in which pseudo Jahn–Teller interactions are represented by various quantum chemical methods; treatment of non-adiabatic effects in molecular spectroscopy; development of model Hamiltonians to treat strongly interacting systems; development of a non-Hermitean perturbation theory that is now widely used to rationalize and/or derive corrections to coupled-cluster models.