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Date: Wed Dec 14 11:35:20 2016
Subject: 16.12.14 NEW Ph.D. Program in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Applications are now accepted!
The Computational and Theoretical Chemistry group (CATCO) at SMU, an urban private university 
located in the vibrant city of Dallas, TX, has several openings for the new Ph.D. Degree Program 
in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (TCC). 

This is a direct (fast-track) bachelors-to-Ph.D. program. For further information, see the CATCO

SMU is the first university offering a dedicated TCC degree, which is based on a 4-year curriculum 
(66 units) including individual mentoring and modern research. Course topics include

 Basic and advanced Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
 Molecular Modeling and Computer Assisted Drug Design
 Training in QM/MM methods
 Linear Algebra, Symmetry, and Group Theory
 Elementary and advanced Hartree-Fock Theory
 Density Functional Theory
 Electron Correlation Methods
 Calculation of Molecular Properties
 Models and Concepts in Chemistry
 Statistical Thermodynamics
 Writing and Communication Skills

Important benefits for the graduate students

 Students will receive a PhD degree in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry.
 Students will be exposed to a unique tailor-made educational program with discipline-specific
 curriculum and state-of art, discipline-specific courses.
 They will participate in a vivid research program stretching from software development and coding 
 to applications in environmental chemistry, investigation of non-covalent interactions, computer 
 assisted drug design or simulation of homogenous and enzyme catalysis.
 Students will acquire all necessary skills for a successful career in academia or industry. These 
 include mastering computational tools to carry out world-class research in a high-performance 
 computer environment, communicating research outcomes in oral presentation and scholarly 
 Students are individually mentored; they will receive continuous feedback on their progress in the 
 Students are expected to defend their thesis after 4 years with at least 5 publications in peer-
 refereed journals.

Financial support: Each Ph.D. student receives a comprehensive stipend of $25,000 and a full 
tuition waiver per annum as well as substantial health insurance support and travel allowance 
to national conferences.

Excellent computer resources: SMUs new High Performance Computer (HPC) Center is the largest 
among all private universities of the size of SMU providing outstanding computational facilities.

Prerequisites: Prospective Ph.D. candidates should have completed their undergraduate studies with
a major in chemistry, physics or chemical engineering and, ideally, have already some basic 
computational skills. They should demonstrate good judgment, independency at work, clear sense
of purpose, and accountability. Proficiency skills in English (written and oral) are mandatory certified
by TOEFL for non-native English speakers. In addition, successful completion of the GRE is required.
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