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  • Jason Goodpaster

    Assistant Professor

    • Chemical Physics, Quantum Theory
    • Chemical Theory & Computation, Quantum Theory
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry, Quantum Theory
    • B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
    • Post Doctorate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2014 -2016
    Office: 39 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

We focus on the development and application of new electronic structure theories. Specifically, we are interested in multi-scale models, which allow for the study of large and extended systems. We are developing quantum-embedding theories, which treat different regions of the system at different levels of accuracy. This allows for a high chemical accuracy in a small region, such as an active site of a catalyst, and a less accurate, but more computationally efficient description of the remainder. These tools can then be used to perform first-principle studies on large, reactive, and condensed phase systems. We are interested in applying these methods to metalloenzymes, heterogeneous catalysts, and metal-organic frameworks.

Jason Goodpaster studying the active site of [NiFE] hydrogenase.
Studying the active site of [NiFE] hydrogenase

Honors and Awards

  • Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students, 2014

Mailing Address

  • Jason Goodpaster, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • D-1, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431