David F. Coker

Professor of Chemistry

Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering

590 Commonwealth Avenue Room 530

Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617.353.2490


1981 B.Sc. Hons.I, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Sydney

1986 Ph.D. Statistical Physics, Australian National University

1985 Postdoctoral Fellow Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, Columbia University

Professional Recognition and Awards

1977 - 1981Commonwealth Teachers Scholarship
1982 - 1985Commonwealth Post-Graduate Research Award
1990 - 1995NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
1995 - 1996CECAM Research Fellowship, ENS, Lyon, France
2001 - 2002 Schlumberger Visiting Professorship, Cambridge University, UK
2002 - Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
2009 - 2012 Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professorship, Nano-Biophysics, UCD, Ireland
2014 - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies External Senior Fellow, University of Freiberg, Germany

Distinguished Positions

2001 - 2002 Visiting Research Professor, Chemistry Department, Cambridge University, UK
2003 - 2004 Visiting Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Rome, Italy
2009 - 2014 Professor of NanoBiophysics, University College Dublin, Ireland
2009 - 2014 Director of Atlantic Center for Atomistic Modeling, University College Dublin, Ireland
2011 - 2012 Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin, Ireland
2012 - Director of Center for Computational Science, Boston University
2014 - Visiting Research Professor, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiberg, Germany

Synergistic Positions

Internationl Meeting Organization 'Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Phase Systems' Co-oganized with G. Voth and N. Makri
CECAM Meeting 'Quantum Molecular Dynamics Methods for Condensed Phase Applications with Giovanni Ciccotti
ESF/SimBioMA Meeting 'Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Phase Chemical Systems' with Donal MacKernon and Vuilleumier
Kavli Royal Society Society International Center's Scientific Program, Royal Society at Chicheley Hall Meeting