Corday Morgan Medal and Prize 2008 Winner
Durham University, UK
For his outstanding contributions to the development and application of density functional theory.
Dr David Tozer delivered his lecture associated with this award at a Faraday Award Symposium in Oxford on 27 March 2009.
About the winner
David J Tozer is a Reader in Theoretical Chemistry at Durham University. He studied at Churchill College, Cambridge, where he obtained a BA in Natural Sciences in 1991 and a PhD, working with Professor Nicholas C Handy, in 1994. Following a year of post-doctoral research at Cray Research, Inc., Minnesota, USA, he returned to Churchill as a Junior Research Fellow. He was appointed to a Lectureship at the Department of Chemistry in Durham in 1998 and was promoted to a Readership in 2005.
He has published more than 85 papers on density functional theory (DFT), with the primary aim of improving the quality of calculations in areas where the method is currently deficient.
Key research areas include the development of new exchange-correlation functionals; theoretical electronic and NMR spectroscopy; formulation of the Kohn-Sham equations; integer discontinuity; conceptual DFT; temporary anions; van der Waals interactions; and the role of correlated ab initio densities.
He is also the UK representative on the International Scientific Committee of the biennial conference on the Applications of DFT in Chemistry and Physics and a teacher at the European Summer School in Quantum Chemistry.
David Tozer's homepage
Tozer research group at Durham University
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