The Chemical Theory Center consists of faculty members and their research groups in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota who carry out a broad range of cutting-edge theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry research.        

Group Photo, 2016



Graduate Student Information

For information about our graduate programs, visit the Chemistry Graduate Program website and the Chemical Physics Graduate Program website. 





Upcoming Seminars

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm
Siepmann Group


Oct 13 2017 - 4:00pm
Gagliardi Group


Nov 10 2017 - 4:00pm
Gao Group


Dec 8 2017 - 4:00pm
Truhlar Group



NEW! ICDC/CTC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

For the first time, the ICDC and CTC will be offering a summer undegraduate research fellowship. The application is closed for 2017. For information on the 2018 program contact Professor Gagliardi (

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August 2, 2017

Bernales receives postdoctoral travel award

CTC researcher Varinia Bernales was awarded the postdoctoral travel award from the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).