Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-9956
Fax: (301) 903-0271
Dr. Pederson is the program manager for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.
From 1996 until joining DOE, he was the section head in the “Theory of Molecules, Clusters and Nanoscale Devices” section at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). He also spent one year at Max-Planck-Institute (1992) and one year at NSF (2002) as a program director in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. In 1986, Dr. Pederson joined the NRL as a National Research Council (NRC)-NRL postdoctoral researcher; he was hired as a permanent employee in 1988.
Dr. Pederson’s research has concentrated on the development, testing, and application of massively parallel electronic structure methods for the density-functional-based simulation of molecules and clusters. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society. Dr. Pederson has coauthored over 185 papers in the areas of electronic structure, vibrational spectroscopy, chemical-vapor deposition, fullerenes, molecular magnetism, and organic photovoltaics.
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1986 (Dissertation concentrated on the early development of theoretical and computational methods for density-functional-based simulations of molecular properties.)
B.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 1981