Theresa Head-Gordon

Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

office: 274C Stanley Hall
office phone: (510) 666-2744

Research Group:

Research Interests

Computation, theory, and experiment in the areas of chemistry, materials, and biophysics with topics ranging from molecular interactions, statistical mechanical sampling, molecular liquids, solvation, protein engineering, and catalysis.


Joined the UC Berkeley Faculty in 2001

1979-1983     B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Chemistry
1984-1989     Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Theoretical Chemistry

2001 IBM-SUR Award for Research in Computational Biology
2005-2006 Schlumberger Medal and Sabbatical Fellow at Cambridge University.
2006- Clare Hall Faculty, UK
2012-2017 Chancellors Professor, UC Berkeley
2016- Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineers

Co-Director, MolSSI: Molecular Sciences Software Institute, NSF National Center, 2016-
Co-Director, CalSolv: Solvation at UC Berkeley, 2016-
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 7/12-
Member of the Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry, 7/12-
Faculty Staff Scientist, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 7/12-
Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley, 7/11-
Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, 7/07-
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, 7/04-6/07
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, 1/01-6/04
Member of Bioengineering, Biophysics, and AS&T Graduate Groups, UC Berkeley, 1/01-
Faculty Staff Scientist, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1/01-