Eric Neuscamman

Eric Neuscamman

Associate Professor of Chemistry
211 Gilman Hall
(510) 664-7827

Neuscamman Research Group

Research Interests

Eric derives and implements new theoretical models and related algorithms for predicting the electronic structure of molecules and materials. In particular, Eric is interested in methods that allow excited states to be treated on an equal footing with ground states and approximations that retain their accuracy even in systems where mean-field-based methods such as density functional theory are grossly incorrect. Advances in these directions are needed in order to improve our predictive power over chemical and photochemical reaction mechanisms, molecular light harvesting, and materials with non-innocent d or f orbitals.


  • Born 1984
  • B.S. Physical Chemistry, UCLA, 2006
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2006
  • Ph.D. Theoretical Chemistry, Cornell University, 2011
  • Miller Research Fellow, 2011-2014
  • Lawrence Fellow 2014-2015
  • Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley 2015-2021
  • Associate Professor, UC Berkeley 2021-present