Tucker Carrington, Queen's University

Presented by Hans-Peter Loock, Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division (right)

Tucker Carrington Jr received his PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, working with W. H. Miller and his BSc from the University of Toronto under undergraduate research director J. C. Polanyi. After graduating in 1985, he took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich, doing research with M. Quack. After a year as a research associate at the National Research Council of Canada, collaborating with P. R. Bunker, he joined the Université de Montréal, where he was promoted to professor in 1998.  In 2007, he moved to Queen’s University as Canada Research Chair in Quantum Dynamics. Carrington develops and applies new methods for computing rate constants, vibrational and ro-vibrational spectra, and photodisssociation cross sections. The common theme of his research is understanding the motion of atoms. At the beginning of his career, Carrington was awarded an NSERC of Canada University Research Fellowship. In 1994 he was an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow at the Technical University of Munich. He won the Noranda Award in 1999. He is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and the American Physical Society. In 2013, he was awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Award of the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy.