摘要: 化学系 名誉及顾问教授
Henry F. Schaefer III was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1944. He attended public schools in Syracuse (New York), Menlo Park (California), and Grand Rapids (Michigan), graduating from East Grand Rapids High School in 1962. He received his B.S. degree in chemical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966) and Ph.D. degree in chemical physics from Stanford University (1969). For 18 years (1969-1987) he served as a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. During the 1979-1980 academic year he was also Wilfred T. Doherty Professor of Chemistry and inaugural Director of the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin. Since 1987 Dr. Schaefer has been Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. His other academic appointments include Professeur d'Echange at the University of Paris (1977), Gastprofessur at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochshule (ETH), Zurich (1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002), and David P. Cr aig Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (1999). He is the author of more than 975 scientific publications, the majority appearing in the Journal of Chemical Physics or the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Critical to Professor Schaefer's scientific success has been a brilliant array of students and coworkers; including 42 undergraduate researchers who have published papers, 70 successful Ph.D. students, 40 postdoctoral researchers, and 49 visiting professors who have spent substantial time in the Schaefer group. A number of his students have gone on to positions of distinction in industry (AT&T, American Cyanamid, Avaya, Chemical Abstracts, Computational Geosciences, Dow Chemical, Electronic Arts, GAUSSIAN, Goodrich, Henkel, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, Komag, Mobil Research, Molecular Simulations, Monsanto, OpenEye, OSI Software, Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Proctor & Gamble, Q-CHEM, Ricoh, Schroedinger, SciCo, and Sugen). Five of his graduated Ph.D.'s have successfully started their own companies. Several have gone on to successful careers in government laboratories, including the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Ames, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda), Naval Research Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. Charles Blahous went directly from his Ph.D. studies with Dr. Schaefer to the position of American Physical Society Congressional Scientist Fellow, and eventually to positions of significant importance in the U.S. political system (chief of staff for Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming; and currently chief strategist for President George W. Bush's initiative to reform social security).
Many of Dr. Schaefer's students have accepted professorships in universities, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, University of Giessen (Germany), University of Girona (Spain), University of Grenoble (France), University of Guelph (Ontario), University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana, Johns Hopkins University, University of Kentucky, University of Manchester (England), University Of Marburg (Germany), University of Mississippi, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), University of North Dakota, Osaka University (Japan), Pohang Institute of Science and Technology (Korea), Portland State University, Pennsylvania State University, Rice University, Rikkyo University (Tokyo), Stanford University, University of Stirling (Scotland,) University of Stockholm (Sweden), University of Tasmania (Australia), Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Virginia Tech.