Chris Arntsen

Post Doctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago

Chris received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics in 2008 from the University of Connecticut. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles working under Professor Daniel Neuhauser. While at UCLA, Chris studied the electronic properties of organic semiconductors, and helped develop and implement a stochastic approach to the GW approximation. After graduation, Chris taught freshman chemistry at UCLA Extension, and subsequently joined the group of Professor Gregory Voth at the University of Chicago.

Research interests:

 My current research interests are within the field of reactive molecular dynamics, where I am studying the behavior of proton dissociation of amino acids in water. Specifically, I am trying to improve the fitting models used to parameterize reactive models.


D. Neuhauser, Y. Gao, C. Arntsen, C. Karshenas, E. Rabani, and R. Baer, “Breaking the theoretical scaling limit for predicting quasiparticle energies: A stochastic GW approach,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 076402 (2014).

J. C. Aguirre, C. Arntsen, S. Hernandez, R. Huber, A. M. Nardes, M. Halim, D. Kilbride, Y. Rubin, S. H. Tolbert, N. Kopidakis, B. J. Schwartz and D. Neuhauser, “Understanding local and macroscopic electron mobilities in the fullerene network of conjugated polymer-based silar cells: time-resolved microwave conductivity and theory,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 784-792 (2014).

R. C. Boutelle, Y. Gao, C. Arntsen and D. Neuhauser, “Nanodoentures and mechanical electrodynamics: 3D relative orientation of plasmonic nanoarches from absorption spectra,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 9381-9385 (2013).

C.Arntsen, R.Reslan, S.Hernandez, Y.Gao, and D.Neuhauser, “Direct delocalization for calculating electron transfer in fullerenes,” Int. J. Quant. Chem., 113, 1885-1889 (2013).

R.Reslan, K.Lopata, C.Arntsen, N.Govind, and D.Neuhauser, “Electron transfer beyond the static picture: a TDDFT/TD-ZINDO study of a pentacene dimer,” J.Chem.Phys., 137, 22A502 (2012).

A. Coomar, C. Arntsen, S. Pistinner, K. Lopata, and D. Neuhauser, “NF: Near-field finite-difference time-dependent method for simulation of electrodynamics on small scales,” J.Chem.Phys., 135, 084121 (2011).

C.Arntsen, K.Lopata, M.R.Wall, L.Bartell, and D.Neuhauser, “Modeling molecular effects on plasmon transport: silver nanoparticles with tartrazine,” J. Chem. Phys., 134, 084101 (2011).