Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 2000
    Senior staff research scientist track, San Diego Supercomputer Center, California, USA

  • 1995 – 2011
    Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego

  • 2000 – 2003
    Director track, San Diego Supercomputer Center, California

    Associate Director, Computational Science Department, San Diego Supercomputer Center

  • Since 2003
    Professor, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 2008
    Director, Grid Competence Center, University of Zurich

Selected publications

  • First: Baldridge, K.K.; Gordon, M.S., J. Organomet. Chem. 1984, 271, 269.

  • Most highly cited: Schmidt, M.W.; Baldridge, K.K.; Boatz, J.A.; Elbert, S.T.; Gordon, M.S.; Jensen, J.H.; Koseki, S.; Matsunaga, N.; Nguyen, K.A.; Su, S.; Windus, T.L. J. Comp. Chem. 1993, 14, 1347.

  • Key Methods: Baldridge, K.K.*; Klamt, A. J. Chem. Phys. 1997, 106, 6622.

  • Key Methods: Kobayashi, C.; Baldridge, K. K.*; Onuchic, J.*, J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119, 3550.

  • Key Methods: Peverati, R.; Baldridge, K.K.* J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2008, 4, 2030 – 2048.

  • Key Methods: Zoppi, L.; Garcia, A.; Baldridge*, K.K. J. Phys. Chem. A., (Ruedenberg Festschrift), 2010, 114, 8864-8872.

  • Recent Highlight: Allemann, O.; Duttwyler, S.; Romanato, P.; Baldridge,* K.K.; Siegel,* J.S. Science 2011, 332, 574.

  • Key Methods: Zoppi, L.; Martin-Samos, L.; Baldridge, K.K.* ,. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 14002 – 14009.

  • Key Methods: Abramson, R.; Baldridge, K. K.* Mol. Phys, 2012, DOI:10.1080/00268976.2012.687465.

  • New Area: Zoppi, L.; Siegel, J.S.; Baldridge, K. K.* WIREs, 2012, 1107

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Estabilshed a Grid Competence Center for the University of Zürich in 2008-present

  • Founder of 2 annual symposia highlighting women in prominent research fields:

    1) Maria Goeppert-Mayer Symposium, 12 years running,

    2) Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Symposium, since 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Chemical Society

  • Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (Fellow)

  • American Physical Society (Fellow)

  • American Association of University Women

  • Iota Sigma Pi

  • Swiss Chemical Society

  • Chemical Society of Zürich

  • Panel on Armor and Armaments

  • Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Media coverage

  • Contribute to development and maintenance of the Internationally renowned computational software, GAMESS (General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure Systems), and QMView (Quantum Mechanical Viewing Tool), GEMSTONE (Grid-Enabled Science for Online Environments), to support research and education nationally and internationally. These efforts additionally include an eye on e-learning to develop technologies for e-communication and e-chemistry learning (e.g., Past development also includes the following software: GAUSSIAN, MOPAC, and CADPAC, in addition to smaller auxiliary tools.


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