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Prof. Robert J. Buenker - Curriculum vitae


Curriculum Vitae

Robert J. Buenker

(updated July 5, 2011)

Family Status

 

May 6, 1942 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Buenker in Dubuque, Iowa

                      Married to Marilyn Lambrecht Buenker

                      Three children: Michael, Timothy and Anne Marie


Education

 

June 1963       Received B.S. Degree (Maxima Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Chemistry from Loras College,   Dubuque, Iowa

June 1966       Received Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.


Positions Held

 

June 1963 - August 1963 Research Associate, General Electric Research Laboratories, Schenectedy, New York

Sept. 1963 - May      1964 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

June 1964 - May      1966 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

June 1966 - May      1967 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

June 1967 - August 1967 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Justus Liebig Uni­versität Gießen, Germany

Sept. 1967 - August 1970 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska,Lincoln, Nebraska

June 1968 - August 1968 Visiting Professor, Institut für Theoretische & June 1969 - August 1969 Physik, Justus Liebig Universität, Gießen, Germany

June 1970 - Jan.      1971 Visiting Professor, Institut für Physikali- sche Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany

 

 

Sept. 1970 - August 1973 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

June 1971 - August 1971 Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Institut für & June 1972 - August 1972 Physikalische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany

April 1973 - August 1975 Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, Universität Bonn, Germany

Sept. 1973 - Dec.   1975 Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Jan.   1976 - April   1977 Wissenschaftlicher Rat und Professor,Universität Bonn, Germany

April 1977 -July       2007 Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Bergische Universität-Gesamthochschule, Wuppertal,

Germany

July 1980 - October 1981 Vice-speaker of the Sonderforschungsbereich 42, Wuppertal, Germany

Oct. 1981 - Oct. 1984 Speaker of the Sonderforschungsbereich 42, Wuppertal, Germany

June 1983 - June 1985 Dean of the Chemistry and Biology Faculty (FB 9) of the Bergische Universität-GH Wuppertal, Germany

Oct. 1984 - Oct. 1988 Vice-Speaker of the Sonderforschungsbereich 42, Wuppertal, Germany

June 1985 - Sept. 1987 Vice-dean of the Chemistry and Biology Faculty (FB 9) of the Bergische Universität- GH Wuppertal, Germany

Feb. 1990 - January 1996 Member of the Forschergruppe of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

July 1990 - April 1991 Guest Professor at Argonne National  Laboratory, Argonne, IL, U.S.A.

October 1991 Guest Professor, Universidad Autonoma de  Madrid, Madrid, Spain

July 1992 Guest Professor, Universidad Autonoma de  Madrid, Madrid, Spain

May 1993 Guest Professor, Physical Insitute of the Leningrad State University, St.Petersburg,

July - August 1997 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

 

March - April 1998 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

August 1998 - April 1999 Guest Professor, Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics of the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics

February - March 2000 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, North March 2000 Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

July - August 2000 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, North August 2000 Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

September - October 2000 Guest Professorship and Lecture Series at the October 2000 Institute for Intelligence Modeling at the University of Tokyo, Japan

March 27 - April  27, 2001 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, North-Carolina,Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

July 23 - August 23, 2001 Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, North-Carolina,Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

February 1 – March 31, 2003 Guest Professorship and Lecture Series at the Department of Physics, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan and at the Department of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, Japan

July 15 – Sept. 30,2003 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, 30,2003 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

 

October 2003 - Sept. 2004 Marie Curie Individual Fellow of the European Sept. 2004 Community, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

Sept. 15-October 15,2005 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

Feb. 15-April 15,2006 April Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

Feb. 15-April 14,2007 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

June 1, 2007- Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

July 2007 - Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Bergische-Universität, Wuppertal,Germany

 

 

Sept. 10-October 2,2007 Visiting Professor, Institute of Applied Phys. and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China

Oct. 22-December 6,2007 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

Jan. 20-May 13, 2008 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, 2008 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

June 23 – 30, 2008 Visiting Professor, National Hellenic 2008  Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

July 3-Aug. 15, 2008 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, 2008 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

Oct. 28-Feb. 11, 2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, 2009 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

May 10-Sept. 7, 2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, 2009 North Carolina State University, Raleigh,NC,USA

Sept. 26-Oct. 23, 2009 Visiting Professor, National Institute of Fusion 2009 Science, Tajimi, Japan

Dec. 7, 2009 – March 29, 2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

July 21 –Oct. 26, 2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA

 

Jan. 1, 2011 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and  Astronomy, University, of Georgia, Athens, GA,

USA


 

Honors and Awards

 

 

 

1961              NSF Summer Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Loras College

1961 – 1962 Scholar Athlete of the Year at Loras College

1961 – 1962 NSF Summer Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Loras College

1962               Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

1963               Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

1963               NCAA Midwest Regional Tennis Champion (College Division): Singles and Doubles

1964 – 1966 NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

1966               Sigma Xi Honor Society

1969               Summer Faculty Fellowship (University of Nebraska, Research Council)

1971               Outstanding Young Men of America

1973 – 1975 Senior U.S.Scientist Award of the Humboldt Foundation for research and teaching at the University

                        of Bonn, Germany

2001               Induction in the Loras College Athletic Hall of Fame for Tennis Career (1959-1963)

2003– 2004  Marie Curie Individual Fellow of the European Community at the National Hellenic Research                                    Foundation, Athens,Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Talks and Contributions to Symposia

 

 

 

May               1963 One paper in each of the Chemistry and Mathematics Sections of the Iowa Academy of  Science, Ames, Iowa

May               1963 Paper at the Meeting of the American Chemical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota

May               1963 Paper at the Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago, Illinois

April              1966 Coloquium Speaker, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

March           1967 Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

 

July              1967 Seminar, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Justus Liebig Universität, Gießen, Germany

October       1968 Seminar, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

April             1969 Rocky Mountain Quantum Chemistry Meeting, Boulder, Colorado

December  1969 Seminar, Department of Chemistry, Rice University Houston, Texas

May              1970 Seminar, Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio,

May              1970 Invited Paper, Joint Meeting of the American Chemical Society and the Canadian Institut of Chemistry, Toronto, Canada

November  1970 Lecture Series on Woodward-Hoffmann Rules, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany

December  1970 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

December  1970 Seminar, Institut für Theoretische Chemie,Universität Göttingen, Götting, Germany

January       1971 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

April             1971 Seminar, Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra, University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois

April             1971 Rocky Mountain Quantum Chemistry Meeting, Boulder, Colorado

October       1971 Meeting, Deparmtent of Chemistry, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa

February     1972 Recruiting Visit, Area Colleges in Dubuque, Iowa (Loras College, University of Dubuque and Clarke College)

November  1972 Paper given at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society at Columbia, Missouri

April             1973 Paper at the Sixth Jerusalem Symposium on Chemical and Biochemical Reactivity

July              1973 Attended First International Congress in Quantum Chemistry Menton, France

November  1973 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Karlsruhe, Germany

January       1974 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Regensburg, Germany

June            1974 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Ulm, Germany

 

 

 

July              1974 Gave Invited Lecture at the Discussion Meeting in Excited States of Molecules, Schloß Reisenburg, Germany

October       1974 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

January       1975 Seminar, Institut für Theoretische Chemie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

May              1975 Seminar, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Kaiserslautern, Germany

July              1975 Seminar, Institut fÜr Physikalische Chemie, Essen, Germany

August        1975 Seminar, National Science Foundation, Chemistry Section, Washington, D.C.

August        1976 Lecturer, NATO ASI on Environmental Effects in Arraba, Italy

March          1977 Lecturer, NATO ASI on Excited State Calculations in Kos, Greece

September 1978 Invited Talk, Latin Speaking Quantum Chemistry Conference in Stresa, Italy

June            1979 Workshop on Sudden Polarization in Paris, France

September 1979 Invited Paper, IBM Meeting on use of Computers in Chemistry, Bad Neuenahr, Germany

February     1980 Invited Paper, Workshop on Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Physics in Wollongong, Australia

March          1980 Invited Talk, Sanibel Symposium in Palm Coast, Florida

July              1980 Lecturer, NATO ASI on Theoretical Organic Chemistry in Menton, France

September 1980 Discussion Leader, Theoretical Chemistry Meeting of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Wildhaus, Switzerland

February     1981 Invited Paper, Workshop on Molecular Spectroscopy in Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany

June            1981 Invited Lecturer at the Workshop on Quantum Chemistry, Pisa, Italy

August        1981 Invited Lecturer at IUPAC Meeting in Vancouver, Canada

September 1981 Invited Lecturer at the Latin Speaking Quantum Chemistry Conference in Barcelona, Spain

May              1982 Invited Paper at the International Congress of Quantum Chemistry held in Uppsala, Sweden

 

 

June            1982 Organized First SFB 42 Colloquium in Wuppertal on Excited States of Small Molecules

February     1983 Organized Discussion Meeting on Non-adiabatic and Relativistic Effects in Bad MÜnstereifel, Germany

March          1983 Lecturer at the German Physical Society Meeting in Regensburg, Germany

February     1984 Lecture Tour of Universities in Great Britain including a Visit to the Daresbury Laboratory

June            1984 Organized Second SFB 42 Colloquium on the Excited States of Small Molecules

July              1984 - Leave of absence at IBM Research Laboratories

October       1984 in Kingston, New York

February     1985 Series of Invited Lectures in Excited States at the Annual Theoretical Chemistry Meeting in Mariapfarr, Austria

August         1985 Invited Lecturer at the Fifth International Congress of Quantum Chemistry in Montreal, Canada

March           1986 Plenary Lecturer at the Sanibel Symposium in Florida

June             1986 Invited Lecturer at the 69th Canadian Conference in Saskatoon

September 1986 Invited Lecturer at German-speaking Theoretical Chemistry Meeting held in Gmunden, Austria

August         1987 Invited Lecturer WATOC Meeting at Budapest, Hungary

September 1987 Invited Lecturer Joint Meeting of Quantum Chemists in Great Britain held in Edinburgh

October       1987 Invited Lecturer at Workshop for Applications of Microcomputers in Chemistry held at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India

June            1988 Invited Lecturer at Workshop of Quantum Chemistry held in Girona, Spain

August        1988 Invited Lecturer at International Symposium on the Electronic Structure and Properties of Molecules on Crystals held in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

September 1988 Invited Lecturer 32nd Okazaki Conference on Excited Molecules, Okazaki, Japan

September 1989 Invited Lecturer at XI Meeting of Spectroscopy, held in Gießen, Germany

August        1990 - Leave of Absence at Physics Division, Argonne National April 1991 Laboratory, Argonne, IL U.S.A.

 

 

July              1990 Invited Lecturer at the 2nd WATOC Meeting, held n Toronto, Canada

November  1990 Seminar, Department of Chemistry Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

November  1990 Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

February     1991 Seminar at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, Harvard-Smithonian Institution, Cambridge, MS, U.S.A.

January       1992 Seminar, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

August         1992 Seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, U.S.A.

May               1993 Presentation at the Molecular Opacities in the Stellar Environment Meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark

June             1993 Invited Presentation at the European Research Conference on Relativistic Effects held in De Haan, Belgium

September 1993 Presentation and Session Chairmanship at the 29th Theoretical Chemistry Meeting held in Oberwiesenthal, Germany

March           1994 Lecture and Research Discussion Visits to the Argonne National Laboratory (Physics Division) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Department of Chemistry and Physics)

May               1994 Presentation at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Schwerpunktprogramm Meeting on Relativistic Effects held in Bonn, Germany

May               1994 Invited Lecturer at the Workshop on Relativistic Effects for Molecules held in Toulose, France

June             1994 Invited Lecturer and Session Chairmanship at the Workshop on Calculations for Large Molecules held in Wroclaw, Poland

July               1994 Invited Lecturer and Round Table Discussions at the Workshop on Non-Adiabatic Effects held at Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL, U.S.A.

May               1995 Invited Lecturer at Second Meeting of the Forschungsschwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Bonn, Germany

September 1995 Invitation to the University of Aleppo in Syria

October       1995 Series of Invited Lectures to Various Institutes in the People's Republic of China: Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), Key Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry (Changchun) Northwest China University (Xian), Suzhou University (Suzhou), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai) and Guangzhou University (Guangzhou)

November 1995 Series of Invited Lectures to Various Institutes in India: Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi), Northeastern Hill University (Shillong), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Calcutta), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), Hyderabad University and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Hyderabad) and Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)

May              1996 Poster at Third Meeting of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Elmshagen, Germany

September 1996 Poster at the “14th International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy” in Prag

October       1996 Invitation to participate in the Royal Society Meeting on “Rydberg States in Chemistry” in London

October       1996 Invitation to participate the Discussion Meeting of the CIBA Foundation in London

January       1997 Invited Lecture at the 60th Birthday Symposium from Prof. S.D. Peyerimhoff held in Bonn, Germany

March          1997 Seminar, Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas, U.S.A.

May              1997 Invited Lecture with A. Alekseyev at the Fourth meeting of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Bonn, Germany

July -August

                     1997 Research Visit, Department of Chemistry,North Carolina August 1997 State University, Raleigh, NC., U.S.A.

September -October

                     1997 Series of Invited Lectures held under theAuspices of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of

Science and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to various Institutes in Japan: Tokyo Institute of

Technology (Tokyo), Tokyo University (Tokyo), Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki), Yamaguchi University (Ube)

March -April

                     1998 Research Visit to Department of Chemistry,North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,U.S.A.

May              1998 Participation in the Fifth Meeting of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Elmshagen, Germany

 

 

August        1998 - Leave of Absence at the Institute for Atomic and

April             1999 Molecular Physics of the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics

September 1998 Invited Lecture at the MOLEC XII European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Bristol, UK

November 1998 Seminars at Carlton University and the Steacie Institute of Molecular Sciences of the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada

December 1998 Research Visit to Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

February    1999 Research Visit to Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

March         1999 Invited Lecture at the 100th Anniversary Meeting of the American Physical Society, Quantum Chemistry Symposium held in Atlanta, GA, USA

May             1999 Participation in the Sixth Meeting of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Elmshagen, Germany

June           1999 Invited Lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Quantenoptik at Garching bei München, Germany

August       1999 Invited Lecture at the American Chemical Society Meeting held in New Orleans, LA, USA

October     1999 Seminar at the Department of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

February -March

                   2000 Research Visit to the Department of Chemistry, North March 2000 Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

April          2000 Participation in the Final Meeting of the DFG- Schwerpunktprogramm “Relativistic Effects” held in Kloster Banz, Germany

June         2000 Invited Participation in the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Symposium held in Berlin, Germany

July -August

                  2000 Research Visit to the Department of Chemistry, North August 2000 Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

September -     Guest Professorship and Lecture Series at the Institute October 2000 for Intelligence Modeling at the University of Tokyo, Japan

March 12 – 16,

                  2001 Invited Lecture at the International Seminar on Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collision held in Klyazma,Russian Federation

March 27 - April  27

 

                  2001 Research Visit to the Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

July 23 - Research Visit to the Department of Chemistry, North

August 23, 2001 Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

August 4 - August 9

                 2001 Invited Lecture at the 14th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

Sept. 23 - Sept..27

                 2001 Series of Posters with Dr. A. Alekseyev, Dr. D. Kokh and Dipl.Chem. V. Rai at the German Theoretical Chemistry Meeting held in Bad Herrenalb, Germany

March 18-21

                 2002 Invited Lecture at the International Seminar on Atomic 2002 Interactions and Differential Scattering held in St. Andreasberg, Germany

April 26-27

                 2002 Invited Participation in the Meeting of the Japanese 2002 Society for the Promotion of Science Symposium “New Visions of the Universe” held in Dresden, Germany

July 1-7

                 2002 Guest Professorship and Research Visit to the National 2002 Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

February 1 - March  31

                2003 Guest Professorship and Lecture Series at the Institute March 31 2003 for Intelligence Modeling at the University of Tokyo and Department of Physics, Yamaguchi University, Japan

April 25-26

                2003 Invited Participation in the Meeting of the Japanese 2003 Society for the Promotion of Science Symposium held in Würzburg, Germany

July – Sept.

                2003 Invited Lectures at North Carolina State University, 2003 Raleigh, North Carolina

October 2003 Introductory Lecture as Marie Curie Individual Fellow  of the European Community, National Hellenic   Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

June       2005 Invited Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the  European Community Network on Positron and Electron  Scattering(Prof. F. A. Gianturco Coordinator) held in  Viterbo, Italy.

July         2005 Invited Lecture at the International Workshop on Low   Energy Positron and Positronium Physics held in  Campinas, Brazil

Sept.       2005 Invited Lecture at the Chemistry Department of the  University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Feb. – March

                2006 Invited Lectures at North Carolina State University, 2006 Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Aug. 28-30

                2007 Invited Lecture at the International Workshop on Low Energy Positron and Positronium Physics held in Reading, UK

Sept. 11 – Oct. 2

               2007 Invited Lectures at the Institute of Applied Phys. and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China

 

Sept. 26 – Oct. 23

               2009 Invited Lectures at the National Institute of Fusion Science (Tajimi), International Christian                  University (Tokyo) and Kyoto University, Japan

 

June 21 – 26,

                        Invited Lecture at the AIS2010 Conference in 2010  Kaliningrad, Russia, Institute of Applied Phys.

 

Nov. 9 – 12 

                        Invited Lecture at the MC2010 Workshop in 2010 Stockholm, Sweden, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

June 5 – 15

                 2011 Invited Lectures at the Institute of Applied Phys. and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China

 


Teaching Experience


Sept.1967 - Dec. 1975 Freshman Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (Lecture and December 1975 Lab) and Quantum Chemistry for Honors Students,Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

 

April 1976 – Feb. 1977 Physical Chemistry Lecture Department of Chemistry, University of Bonn, Bonn, West  Germany

April 1977 – July  2007 Theoretical Chemistry (Introductory and Advanced) Department of Chemistry, University of Wuppertal,  Wuppertal, Germany

July-August           2008 Physical Chemistry Lecture Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

July-August           2009 Physical Chemistry Lecture Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State  University, Raleigh, NC


 

Research Interests and Points of Emphasis of Robert J. Buenker


 1.        Ab Initio Calculations of Electronic Spectra of Small Molecules and Atoms: Transition Energies and Probabilities between Rovibrational Levels.

 

  2      . Development of the Multireference Single- and Double-Excitation CI Method for the Calculation of Electronic Wavefunctions and Properties: Author of MRD-CI Computer Program System widely employed in Germany, Canada, Greece, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan and the United States.

  3.       Study of Nonadiabatic Effects in the Electronic Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules Using Ab Initio MRD-CI Wavefunctions: Bound-Bound and Bound-Continuum Interactions and the Renner-Teller and Pseudo-Jahn-Teller Effects.

  4.       Treatment of Relativistic Effects Employing Two-Component Methods of Both Perturbational (Breit-Pauli) and Variational Type: Spin-orbit and Spin-spin Coupling Plus Use of Einstein Kinetic Energy Operator and the Darwin and Orbit-Orbit Interactions. Use of Averaged and Spin-orbit Relativistic Effective Core Potentials at the MRD-CI Level of Treatment.

  5.       Calculation of Atom-Atom and Atom-Molecule Scattering Cross Sections Based on Ab Initio CI Potential Energy Surfaces, Non-adiabatic and Spin-orbit Matrix Elements.

  6.       Application of Complex Scaling Techniques for the Description of Radiationless Processes such as Predissociation and Autoionization.

  7.       Theory and Calculations for the Radiative Decay of Positronium and Its Production of High-Energy Photons.

  8.       Use of Relativistic Effective Core Potentials in Ab Initio CI Treatments of Chemisorption and Cluster Reactions.

  9.       Theory of Photon Interactions with Transparent Media and Their Effect on the Speed of Light (Comparison with Gravitational Bending)

10.       Study of the Effect of Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields (Electroweak Stern-Gerlach Effect) in Neutron Decay and its Relation to Parity Non-conservation Theory

11.       Ab Initio SCF and CI Calculations for the Interactions of Positrons with Small Molecules

12.       Development of Relativity Theory Based on the Theoretical Methods Employed for the Global Positioning System

13.       Use of Schiff’s Method for the Gravitational Scaling of Physical Units to Compute the Trajectories of Planets and Light in the Vicinity of Large Masses