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.

Graduate Student Positions

I am hiring MSc and PhD students for start in 2020 or later. If you are interested in joining my group, I encourage you to 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 questions about working under my supervision. In any case, be sure to mention in your Statement of Interest that you wish to work for me and 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