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Density Functional Theory - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Daniel Glossman-Mitnik

Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados

Dr. Daniel Glossman-Mitnik is a Titular Researcher at Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), as well as a Level-III National Researcher for the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Mexico. His is also a senior member of Sociedad Química de Mexico and American Chemical Society.


Density Functional Theory Density Functional Basis Set Electronic Structure Molecular Property Conceptual DFT Chemical Reactivity Molecular Descriptor Drug Discovery Computational Model Health Application Industry Application

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Density Functional Theory (or DFT for short) is a potent methodology useful for the calculation of the molecular and electronic structure of atoms, molecules, clusters, and solids, both in gas phase or in solution. The research in this area goes from the discovery of new computational methods based on the design of accurate density functionals to the application of this methodology for the prediction of the chemical and physical properties of the studied systems. Its use relies not only in the ability to calculate the molecular properties of the species of interest, but also in providing interesting concepts that allow a better comprehension of the chemical reactivity of the systems under consideration.

This book aims to include examples on some recent advances, new perspectives, and current and potential applications of DFT for the understanding of the chemical reactivity of useful systems, as well as comprehensive overviews of the current scientific developments in this important field.

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Daniel Glossman-Mitnik

Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados

Dr. Daniel Glossman-Mitnik has a Degree in Chemistry from University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from National University of La Plata. He has done postdoctoral studies at UNC (USA), UPR (Puerto Rico), and UVA (Spain). He is a Titular Researcher at Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Chihuahua, Mexico, as well as a Level-III National Researcher for the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Mexico. He also participates as a Visiting Professor at Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. His research interest focuses on Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling of molecular systems useful for pharmacological, health, food, and alternative energy applications by resorting to Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Conceptual DFT. He has authored and coauthored more that 250 peer-reviewed papers and 25 book chapters as well as having edited 2 books. He has delivered speeches at many international and domestic conferences, and he serves as a referee for more than 80 international journals, books and research proposals.

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