Viktor N. Staroverov


Contact Information

Title: Professor
Office: Rm 063 ChB
Lab: Rm 062 ChB
Phone (Office): ext 86317

Physical & Analytical Teaching Division

Theory and Computation

Quantum Chemistry, Electronic Structure Methods, Density-Functional Theory

Group Website


M.Sc., Brock University (1997); Ph.D., Indiana University (2001); Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University


  • Keith Laidler Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2017)
  • Florence Bucke Science Prize (2016)
  • Faculty Scholar Award (2016)
  • Discovery Accelerator Supplement, NSERC (2015)
  • Early Researcher Award (2010)


We develop theoretical methods and computer programs for studying the electronic structure and properties of molecules and solids. The focus of our efforts is on advancing density-functional theory (DFT) through insights obtained by discovering and exploring new links between DFT and wavefunction techniques. We also apply quantum-chemistry methods to practical problems of chemistry and materials research.


  • 1301 - Discovering Chemical Structure
  • 1302 - Discovering Chemical Energetics
  • 3300 - Computer Methods in Chemistry
  • 3374 - Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • 4474 - Advanced Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • 9648 - Computational Quantum Chemistry
  • 9734 - Symmetry in Chemistry