Springer Series in Materials Science

Computational Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry: From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile

In Honor of William A. Goddard’s Contributions to Science and Engineering

Editors: Shankar, S., Muller, R., Dunning, T., Chen, G.H. (Eds.)

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  • Reflects on the scientific and personal legacy of one of the world’s greatest molecular and materials scientists   Features contributions from leading researchers on the impacts of Goddard’s work in chemistry, materials science and biology   Covers a wide range of topics, from generalised valence bond theory and first principles of pseudopotentials to applications in catalysis, fuel cells, surface reconstruction, superconductivity, protein structure prediction, and ligand design   Includes an annotated bibliography highlighting Goddard’s most significant publications 

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This book provides a broad and nuanced overview of the achievements and legacy of Professor William (“Bill”) Goddard in the field of computational materials and molecular science. Leading researchers from around the globe discuss Goddard’s work and its lasting impacts, which can be seen in today’s cutting-edge chemistry, materials science, and biology techniques. Each section of the book closes with an outline of the prospects for future developments.

In the course of a career spanning more than 50 years, Goddard’s seminal work has led to dramatic advances in a diverse range of science and engineering fields. Presenting scientific essays and reflections by students, postdoctoral associates, collaborators and colleagues, the book describes the contributions of one of the world’s greatest materials and molecular scientists in the context of theory, experimentation, and applications, and examines his legacy in each area, from conceptualization (the first mile) to developments and extensions aimed at applications, and lastly to de novo design (the last mile). Goddard’s passion for science, his insights, and his ability to actively engage with his collaborators in bold initiatives is a model for us all. As he enters his second half-century of scientific research and education, this book inspires future generations of students and researchers to employ and extend these powerful techniques and insights to tackle today’s critical problems in biology, chemistry, and materials. 

Examples highlighted in the book include new materials for photocatalysts to convert water and CO2 into fuels, novel catalysts for the highly selective and active catalysis of alkanes to valuable organics, simulating the chemistry in film growth to develop two-dimensional functional films, and predicting ligand–protein binding and activation to enable the design of targeted drugs with minimal side effects.



Table of contents (69 chapters)

Table of contents (69 chapters)

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eBook 128,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry: From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile
Book Subtitle
In Honor of William A. Goddard’s Contributions to Science and Engineering
Editors
  • Sadasivan Shankar
  • Richard Muller
  • Thom Dunning
  • Guan Hua Chen
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
284
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18778-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18778-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18777-4
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVI, 1333
Number of Illustrations
193 b/w illustrations, 485 illustrations in colour
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