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 accepting MSc and PhD students for start in 2022 or later. Candidates keen on mathematical aspects of electronic structure theory (linear spaces, advanced calculus, functional analysis, group theory, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply and will be offered highly original research projects.

If you are interested in joining my group, please start by viewing the Department's official information for future graduate students. Afterwards, you may simply follow the links and instructions provided there. I would also be happy to answer any specific questions you might have before or after you initiate your application.

All students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support of at least $27,500 per year. 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
E-mail: vstarove@uwo.ca