Jason Goodpaster

portrait of Professor Jason Goodpaster

Jason Goodpaster

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Contact

Smith Hall
Room 213
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Education

B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Post Doctorate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2014 -2016

Research Interests

Chemical Physics: quantum theory

Chemical Theory & Computation: quantum theory

Energy & Catalysis

Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry: quantum theory

We focus on the development and application of new electronic structure theories. Specifically, we are interested in multi-scale models, which allow for the study of large and extended systems. We are developing quantum-embedding theories, which treat different regions of the system at different levels of accuracy. This allows for a high chemical accuracy in a small region, such as an active site of a catalyst, and a less accurate, but more computationally efficient description of the remainder. These tools can then be used to perform first-principle studies on large, reactive, and condensed phase systems. We are interested in applying these methods to metalloenzymes, heterogeneous catalysts, and metal-organic frameworks.

Studying the active site of [NiFE] hydrogenase
Studying the active site of [NiFE] hydrogenase
Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2020

Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students, 2014

Mailing Address

Jason Goodpaster
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
D-1, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431