External Professor

Our research is in the field of dimensional scaling, critical phenomena, finite size scaling, quantum phase transitions, and quantum information and computation. In 1989, Prof. Kais received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the Hebrew University. After a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard University 1989-1994, he joined the Chemistry Department at Purdue in 1994 as an Assistant Professor. Since 2002, he has been a full professor of Chemical Physics. He received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 1997. He was also awarded the Purdue University Faculty Scholar Award (2004-2009), and the Guggenheim Fellowship Award (2005). In 2007, Prof. Kais was the Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2012, he received the Sigma Xi Research Award. He has courtesy professorship appointments at both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics at Purdue.   He is a former director of the NSF Center for Chemical Innovation, Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry   (2010-2013)  and  director of QEERI theory group (2013-2017).  He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and served on the editorial board of several chemistry and physics journals.