Research Overview

We develop theoretical methods and computer programs for studying the electronic structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of molecules and solids. The focus of our activities is on density-functional methods and their relation to wavefunction techniques. We also use electronic structure methods to solve practical problems of chemistry, spectroscopy, and materials science.

Postdoctoral Position

One postdoc position is available. Objective: To develop a computer code for calculating exchange-correlation potentials from correlated wavefunctions other than CASSCF by the method of J. Chem. Phys. 146, 084103 (2017); use the code for TDDFT simulations of molecular electronic spectra. The position will involve direct coordination with an industrial partner. The salary is extremely competitive and will depend on the qualifications and experience. Requirements: PhD in computational chemistry or physics and programming experience with electronic structure methods. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact me by e-mail for further details.

Graduate Student Positions

I am hiring MSc and PhD students for start in 2020 or later. If you are interested in joining my group, view Western's admission requirements and then apply by following these steps. You do not need to contact me before applying, but feel free to do so if you have any specific questions about working in my group. In any case, be sure to mention in your Statement of Interest that you wish to be supervised by me. Drop me a note after you have submitted your application, so we have a direct line of communication while your file is being processed.

All students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support. In addition, external scholarships of up to $50,000 per year (Vanier, OGS) are available to strong applicants, both from Canada and abroad. If you have a strong academic record and wish to join my group, I will be happy to nominate you and support your application for these scholarships.

Contact Info
Prof. Viktor N. Staroverov
Department of Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada