Weitao Yang

Yang

Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out quantum mechanical simulations of biological systems and nanostructures. His group has developed the linear scaling methods for electronic structure calculations and more recently the QM/MM methods for simulations of chemical reactions in enzymes.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor in the Department of Physics
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information:

  • Office Phone: (919) 660-1562
  • Email Address: weitao.yang@duke.edu
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Education:

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
  • B.S. Peking University (China), 1982

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. American Chemical Society. 2012
  • Fellow. American Physical Society. 2003
  • Sloan Research Fellowship-Chemistry. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 1993

Courses Taught:

  • CHEM 310: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 394: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 493: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 494: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 542: Quantum Mechanics

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