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

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



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Registration to the  Crystal School in Minneapolis

The Minnesota Chemical Theory Center and the Theoretical Chemistry Group of the Torino University are organizing a school on the ab initio simulation of solids, entitled "The Minnesota Workshop on ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry with CRYSTAL".
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. 


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 16, 2017

Lee Penn appointed Merck II Professor of Chemistry

R. Lee Penn has been appointed the Merck II Professor of Chemistry for a five-year term starting, July 1, 2017. This is one of several departmental professorships that recognize and reward the Department of Chemistry's most distinguished faculty. Penn has an outstanding record of research accomplishments and service to the department, College of Science & Engineering (CSE), and University of Minnesota. 

Summary from the Department of Chemistry

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