Professor Gustavo Scuseria is presented with his S F Boys – A Rahman Award at the TYC

The S F Boys – A Rahman Award is for outstanding innovative research in the area of computational chemistry, including both quantum chemistry and molecular simulations

Professor Scuseria was selected as this year's winner by the Faraday Division Awards Committee.  As part of the award the Professor received £2000 and was presented with a medal and certificate, which ended his UK lecture tour which took in the sights of the University of Nottingham, the University of Cambridge, and culminating at the Thomas Young Centre in London on Friday 27th April 2018.  Professor Scuseria's talk Symmetry, degeneracy, and strong correlation received great praise from those present.  Lecture slides for the talk can be found here.

Biography

Gustavo E. Scuseria is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, USA. Professor Scuseria was born in Argentina and is a naturalized US citizen.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires in 1983. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Georgia before joining the faculty at Rice in 1989.

His main research field is computational quantum chemistry. He has made numerous contributions to the Gaussian program, a software package for quantum calculations used in academia, government, and industry worldwide. He is the author of more than 480 publications and has presented more than 360 invited lectures.  He is currently Vice-President of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and Fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Guggenheim Foundation, and Royal Society of Chemistry.

He has received numerous awards including Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, NSF Creativity Extension, IBM Partnership, Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology Theory, Humboldt Research Award, Lisa Meitner Minerva Lectureship from Israel, and Distinguished Israel Pollak Lecturer from the Technion.

Scuseria is co-Editor of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation published by the American Chemical Society. He is currently in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, and the Scientific Advisory Board on the Many Electrons Initiative of the Simons Foundation in New York.

Image copyright holder Dr. Dewi W. Lewis CChem FRSC

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