C. William McCurdyProfessor of Chemistry and Applied Science
University of California, Davis
Chemical Science Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Road Mailstop 50B-4230
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 486-4283
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Theoretical Chemistry, Atomic and Molecular Collisions Collisions of electrons and photons with molecules are being investigated with new theoretical techniques and parallel computing algorithms.
C. William McCurdy is a chemical physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the former Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences. Dr. McCurdy is also a Professor in the Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis, and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he served as the founding director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, while a member of the faculty in Chemistry at Ohio State University. From 1991 to 1995 he was the Director of the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has been a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. His research interests principally concern the theory of dynamical processes in chemistry and chemical physics. He has developed new fundamental methods for calculations on the basic processes of electron-driven chemistry including electronmolecule scattering, electron-impact ionization and molecular photoionization, and is the author of numerous publications in these areas. Born March 21, 1949, in Atlanta, Ga., he received his B.S. (1971) from Tulane University and his Ph.D. in chemistry (1976) from the California Institute of Technology. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Spanish.