William Fink

William Fink

Position Title
Professor Emeritus


Theoretical chemistry; Ab initio calculation of potential energy surfaces of molecules; large molecule a prior I calculations; techniques of electronic structure calculation; electronic structure of molecules interacting with their environment; the nuclear motion problem in excited states and photochemistry; molecular dynamics simulations of biological macro molecules.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • NSF, Scientific Program Officer (1985-1986)
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah (1981-1982)
  • Appointed to UC Davis (1968)
  • Visiting Research Associate, Universite de Paris Sud, Orsay, France (1970-1971)
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland (1967-1968)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Centre de Mecanique Ondulatoire Appliquee, France (1966-1967)
  • Ph.D. Princeton University (1966)
  • B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1963)