Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Administrative Contact: Marlon Cummings

Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik joined Harvard University in 2006. He leads the Aspuru-Guzik Research Group, a theoretical physical chemistry group in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. Their research focuses on the connections between quantum computation, quantum information, and chemistry; theoretical studies of energy and charge transfer in photosynthetic complexes and renewable energy materials; methods development for electronic structure theory: first-principles methods, density functional theory, and quantum Monte Carlo; and development of the Clean Energy Project, the world’s largest distributed computing project for calculating the properties of candidate molecules for organic solar cells.

Recent Major Honors and Awards:

  • 2013 ACS Early Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry
  • 2012 Elected Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2012 Phillips Distinguished Visitor, Haverford College

Before joining Harvard, Prof. Aspuru-Guzik was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley (2005-2006).  Professor Aspuru-Guzik holds a  Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.Sc., in Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Contact Information

12 Oxford Street, Room M113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-8188

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