S F Boys-A Rahman Award 2017 Winner

Professor Gustavo Scuseria
Professor Gustavo Scuseria
Rice University


Awarded for his pivotal contributions to the development and application of novel electronic structure methods




About the Winner

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.

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