Contact Information

Angela K. Wilson
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
578 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824

Office: CEM 387
Lab: CEM 218
Phone: (517) 353-1111
Email: Send an email


Angela K. Wilson

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
AWU/DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Selected Awards and Honors
  • Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal (2015)
  • UNT Foundation Eminent Scholar Award (2015)
  • Wilfred T. Doherty Award, Dallas-Ft. Worth Society of the American Chemical Society (ACS) (2014)
  • Decker Scholar (2013-2015)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2013)
  • IUPAC Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (2013)
  • Foundation Leadership Award (2013)
  • UNT Inaugural Distinguished University Research Lecturer (2012)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)
  • UNT Research Leadership Award (2011)
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010)
  • QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA (2010)
  • UNT Research Scholar Award (2009)
  • UNT Toulouse Scholar Award (2009)
  • Appointed as U.S. Delegate to the IUPAC General Assembly by the National Academies (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the IUPAC General Assembly (2013, 2015)
  • National Associate of the National Academies (2008)
  • US Chair of the 2006 Chinese/American Frontiers of Science (US National Academy of Science)
  • IUPAC Young Observer (2003, 2005)
  • Wiley International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award (2004)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2003)
  • Science Advisory Board Program Consultant, EPA (2003-2004)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2003-2004)
  • American Chemical Society Leadership Development Award (2003)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, University of Sydney (2003)
Recent Leadership
  • Division Director, National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry, (2016- )
  • Associate Vice Provost for Faculty, University of North Texas (2015-2016)
  • Editor, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (2014- )
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2011-2015)
  • Editorial Board, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry - formerly, Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM (2011-2013)
  • Executive Member, ACS Division of Physical Chemistry (2010-2016)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry (2010-2012)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Computational Physics Member-at-Large (2008-2011)
  • American Chemical Society, National Councilor (2004-2016)
  • U.S. National Committee for IUPAC, National Academies (2007-2016):
    • Chair (2014-2015)
    • Vice Chair (2012-2014)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, EMSL User Advisory Board:
    • Chair (2013-2014)
    • Board Member (2007-2014)
  • IUPAC Division of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Committee:
    • President (2016-2017)
    • Vice President (2014-2015)
    • Secretary (2012-2013)
    • Titular Member (2009-2017)
    • Associate Member (2006-2009)
  • IUPAC Subcommittee for Materials Chemistry (2009-2015)
  • UNT Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling (CASCaM), Director (2005-2016)
  • American Chemical Society Council Policy Committee (2014-2016)
  • American Chemical Society Committee on Nominations and Elections (2009-2013)
  • American Chemical Society Committee on Science:
    • Member (2007-2009)
    • Associate Member (2005-2006)
  • American Chemical Society Alternate National Councilor (2003-2004)
  • Leadership Texas (2003)
Recent Publications

“Oxidative Cleavage of the β-O-4 Linkage of Lignin by Transition Metals: Catalytic Properties and the Performance of Density Functionals”, Jiaqi Wang, Lily Liu, and Angela K. Wilson, J. Phys. Chem. A 120, 737 (2016).

“4-Component Relativistic Calculations of L3 Ionization and Excitations for the Isoelectronic Species UO22+, OUN+, and UN2”, Christopher South, Avjit Shee, Debashis Mukherjee, Angela K. Wilson, and Trond Saue.  Phys Chem Chem Phys, 18, 21010-21023 (2016).

“Gauging the Performance of Density Functionals for Lanthanide-Containing Molecules”, Stephanie Grimmel, George Schoendorff, and Angela K. Wilson, J. Chem. Theor. Comp. 12, 1259 (2016).

“Dissociation Energy and Electronic Structure of the Low Valent Lanthanide Compound NdF+”, Christopher South, George Schoendorff, and Angela K. Wilson,International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 116, 791 (2016). (invited)

“Prediction of Thermochemical Properties across the Periodic Table: A Review of Effective correlation consistent Composite Approach (ccCA) Strategies”, Charles Peterson, Deborah A. Penchoff, and Angela K. Wilson, Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry 12, (2016). (invited)

“Reaction: Fundamental Science and Academic-Industrial Partnerships”, Angela K. Wilson, Chem 1, 176-177 (2016). (invited)

“DFT and Ab Initio Composite Methods: Investigation of Oxygen Fluoride Species”, Zainab H.A. Alsunaidi and Angela K. Wilson, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1095, 71-82 (2016).

“Partition Coefficients for the SAMPL5 Challenge Using Transfer Free Energies”, Michael R. Jones, Bernard R. Brooks, and Angela K. Wilson, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design (accepted). DOI: 10.1007/s10822-016-9964-6 (invited)

“A Multi-state Modified Embedded Atom Method Potential for Titanium”, J.S. Gibson, S.G. Srinivasan, M.I. Baskes, R.E. Miller, and A.K. Wilson, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, (accepted).

Recent Leadership Publications

“Mini-sabbaticals: Routes to Reenergize Department Chairs and Their Departments”, Angela K. Wilson, The Department Chair, 26(4), 13 (2016).

“Successful Succession Planning for Chairs: Perspectives on Passing the Torch”, Angela K. Wilson, The Department Chair, 27(1), 5-6 (2016).