Theoretical Chemistry Institute

The Theoretical Chemistry Institute (TCI) is housed within the Physical Chemistry path and comprises the department's theoretical chemists. Students in theoretical chemistry ordinarily work toward doctorates in physical chemistry, in an environment that emphasizes interactions among all theoretical research groups and faculty members. We interact closely with other groups having primarily experimental interests that strongly enhance the environment for theoretical research.

Theoretical Chemistry Institute Faculty

Hirschfelder Prize

Each year, TCI awards the internationally recognized Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. The prize-winner spends a week visiting the department and presents three lectures during his or her stay. We also have an active visitor program and seminar series, which bring leading theorists to campus.