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Biography

George C. Schatz

Professor
Ph. D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1971-1976

Northwestern University

Department:    Chemistry
E-mail:   Schatz@chem.northwestern.edu
Home Page:    http://www.chem.nwu.edu/~schatz
Phone:   (847) 491-5657
Fax:   (847) 491-7713


Research Statement
Prof. Schatz does theory and computation concerned with nanoscale structures, dynamics, and optical properties. A significant interest is in the development of combined electronic structure and molecular dynamics methods for simulating processes which involve the formation or breaking of chemical bonds, including nanotube fracture and polymer degradation. Schatz is also involved in atomic molecular dynamics simulations of many properties of DNA. In addition, Schatz has been active for many years in studies of the optical properties of metal nanoparticles and nanoparticle assemblies using classical electrodynamics.


Education
1971-1976 Ph. D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
1967-1971 B.S., Chemistry (with honors), Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY


Positions
2002- 1976 Morrison Professor
1982-2002 Professor
1980-1982 Associate Professor
1976-1980 Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1975-1976 Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Selected Honors
2002 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2001 Elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences
1999 Fellow, AAAS
1993-Present Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry
1993 Max Planck Research Award
1987 Fellow, American Physical Society
1983 Fresenius Award (of Phi Lambda Upsilon)
1981-1986 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1980-1982 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

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