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Computational Chemist Wilson Joins MSU

Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson joined MSU in February 2016 as the John A. Hannah Professor of Computational Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. She was recruited to MSU as part of the Global Impact Initiative.

Wilson also serves as the director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry, a position she began in March 2016. She continues to fulfill her rotation in Washington D.C. where she oversees all of the chemistry division’s programs.

Previously, Wilson was a Regents Professor of Chemistry and the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of North Texas (UNT). In the latter position, she was head of UNT’s Office of Faculty Success and worked with UNT’s 2,400 faculty members and 58 department chairs, providing and leading professional development opportunities such as training and mentoring programs encompassing topics including leadership development, promotion and tenure, conflict and resolution, writing and research.

Wilson is currently president of the Division of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), editor for Computational and Theoretical Chemistry and is on the editorial boards of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Scientific Reports and International Journal of Quantum Chemistry.

Wilson has published over 150 papers leading to approximately 9,000 citations in journals including Nature Reviews Chemistry, Chemical Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry and Journal of Chemical Physics.

Research Interests: Quantum mechanics, development of ab initio methodology (theoretical/computational chemistry approaches), transition metal chemistry, heavy element chemistry

Ph.D.: chemical physics, University of Minnesota (1995)

Recent Honors: Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal (American Chemical Society); Wilfred T. Doherty Award (American Chemical Society​); International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering; Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ​Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Contact: akwilson@msu.edu

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