Ajit Thakkar

Professor Emeritus


Toole Hall 304B



Research interests

Theoretical chemistry

In our theoretical chemistry laboratory, students both use and develop models and software to answer chemical questions. For example, can we create quantitative models from the idea that molecular properties are determined largely by the properties of the atoms it contains? What if we stop asking where the electrons in a molecule are and instead focus on how fast and in what directions they move?