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About the CTC

The Chemical Theory Center consists of faculty members and their research groups in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota who carry out a broad range of cutting-edge theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry research. Click here for a printable pdf member list.

Group Photo, 2012


Seminar Series

The Chemical Theory Center Monthly Seminar Series features the research of postdoctoral researchers or graduate student from one of the faculty groups.

Seminars, Fall Semester 2015:

(All seminars are from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in 117/119 Smith Hall unless otherwise noted)

Friday, September 11: Steven Mielke, Ph.D., Truhlar Group. "Feynman path integral methods for the calculation of benchmark thermochemical data." Abstract

Friday, October 9 - no seminar

Friday, November 13: Manuel A. Ortuño & Büşra Dereli, Cramer Group. "Mechanism of Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Decarbonylation of Carboxylic Acids to Olefins via Anhydrides." Abstract

Friday, December 11 - Siepmann Group

Seminars, Spring Semester 2016:

Friday, February 12 - Gao Group

Friday, March 11 - Gagliardi Group

Friday, April 8 - Truhlar Group

Friday, May 13 - Cramer Group

Past Seminars




Pictured left to right: J. Gao, D. Truhlar, L. Gagliardi, C. Cramer, I. Siepmann

Laura Gagliardi

Director, 2011 - 2016
The Gagliardi Group Research Site

Chris Cramer
The Cramer Group Research Site

Jiali Gao
The Gao Group Research Site

Ilja Siepmann
The Siepmann Group Research Site

Don Truhlar | Founding Director, 2005-2011
The Truhlar Group Research Site

Joint Activities | Joint Publications