Dr. Michael W. Schmidt

Ames Laboratory Associate
201 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-9796
Email mike@si.msg.chem.iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • MCSCF wavefunctions
  • inorganic chemistry of main group elements
  • unusual chemical bonding patterns
  • implementation of quantum chemistry algorithms
  • high performance parallel computation

        Project Affiliations:
        Chemical Physics

        Group Website:
        Mike Schmidt's Page

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 1972-1975 B.A. in chemistry, St. Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City, KS
  • 1975-1982 Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1982-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow of Prof. Mark Gordon, North Dakota State University
  • 1984-1992 Research Associate, North Dakota State University
  • 1992-present Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory-USDOE and Iowa State University
  • 2000-2001 Visiting Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 month long visits to Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki
  • 2007 Visiting Professor, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2009 LAS Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Iowa State University
  • 2010 LAS Professional and Scientific Research Award, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Ghosh D; Kosenkov D; Vanovschi V; Williams C F; Herbert J M; Gordon M S; Schmidt M W; Slipchenko L V; Krylov A I . 2010. Noncovalent Interactions in Extended Systems Described by the Effective Fragment Potential Method: Theory and Application to Nucleobase Oligomers. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 114:12739-12754. abstract
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Schmidt M W; Ivanic J; Ruedenberg K . 2010. Electronic Structure Analysis of the Ground-State Potential Energy Curve of Be-2. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 114:8687-8696. abstract
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Glaesemann K R; Schmidt M W . 2010. On the Ordering of Orbital Energies in High-Spin ROHF. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 114:8772-8777. abstract
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Ruedenberg K; Schmidt M W . 2009. Physical Understanding through Variational Reasoning: Electron Sharing and Covalent Bonding. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 113:1954-1968. abstract
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Bentz J L; Olson R M; Gordon M S; Schmidt M W; Kendall R A . 2007. Coupled cluster algorithms for networks of shared memory parallel processors. Computer Physics Communications. 176:589-600. abstract
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Ruedenberg K; Schmidt M W . 2007. Why does electron sharing lead to covalent bonding? A variational analysis. Journal of Computational Chemistry. 28:391-410. abstract
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