C. David Sherrill
Associate Director, Institute for Data Engineering and Science; Regent's Professor, Joint w/School of Chemistry and Biochemistry



Research Areas:
Algorithms and software for computational chemistry, creation of benchmark databases, systematic evaluation of new approximations in quantum chemistry, intermolecular interactions in drug design and molecular crystals


Dr. C. David Sherrill is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Computational Science and Engineering.  He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from MIT  in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1996.  Dr. Sherrill serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science at Georgia Tech.   He has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles on the development and application of new theoretical methods and new algorithms in computational quantum chemistry.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Chemical Society, and the American Physical Society, and he has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics since 2009.  Dr. Sherrill has received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and Georgia Tech's W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2017, he was named the Outreach Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society for his many years of working with K-12 teachers during National Chemistry Week.