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Sharon Hammes-Schiffer

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Sharon Hammes-Schiffer


Sharon Hammes-Schiffer received her B.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, followed by two years at AT&T Bell Labs. She was the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame from 1995-2000 and spent the next twelve years at The Pennsylvania State University as the Eberly Professor of Biotechnology. She became the Swanlund Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and the Kirkwood Professor of Chemistry at Yale University in 2018. Her research centers on the investigation of charge transfer reactions, dynamics, and quantum mechanical effects in chemical, biological, and interfacial processes. Her work encompasses the development of analytical theories and computational methods, as well as applications to a wide range of experimentally relevant systems. She is a Fellow of the APS, ACS, AAAS, and Biophysical Society. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Reviews and on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    AT&T Bell Laboratories (1995)
  • PhD
    Stanford University, Chemistry (1993)
  • BA
    Princeton University, Chemistry (1988)

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