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. 



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Crystal School in Minneapolis

The Minnesota Chemical Theory Center and the Theoretical Chemistry Group of the Torino University are hosting a school on the ab initio simulation of solids, entitled "The Minnesota Workshop on ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry with CRYSTAL". Read more about the event from the Department of Chemistry website. 
Mn Workshop with Toranto

The Minneapolis  School will provide the necessary formal background to understand the main theoretical methodologies and approximations underpinning modern ab initio solid state computational tools and it will also provide practical guidelines for the actual use of standard and advanced features of CRYSTAL. 

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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June 27, 2017

CTC/ICDC Summer Undergraduate Researchers

We are happy to welcome four undergraduate students who will perform summer research in theoretical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, for 10 weeks.

Katherine Kidder from Franklin & Marshall College will work in Laura Gagliardi’s group, Hirbod Heidari from Sharif University will work in Don Truhlar’s group, Ryan Wilson from James Madison University will work in Jason Goodpaster’s group, and Qining Wang from Rutgers University, will work in Chris Cramer’s group.

Welcome to all of you and all the best with your summer research experience.