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Erin R. Johnson

Associate Professor, Herzberg-Becke Chair in Theoretical Chemistry


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Department of Chemistry , Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science

Email: erin.johnson@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
6274 Coburg Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Density functional theory
  • Molecular interactions
  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials


  • BSc: Carleton University
  • PhD: Queen's University
  • PDF: Duke University

Research interests:

Development and applications of density-functional theory for study of electronic structure. Current applications include non-covalent interactions, molecular crystals, layered solids, electrides, and organometallic complexes.

Selected publications:

  • A. Otero de la Roza, B. Huynh Cao, I. K. Price, J. E. Hein, and E. R. Johnson. Predicting the Relative Solubilities of Racemic and Enantiopure Crystals by Density-Functional Theory. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 7879-7882 (2014).
  • Z. Ye, A. Otero de la Roza, E. R. Johnson, and A. Martini.
    Oscillatory Motion of Bilayer Graphene. Nanotech. 25, 425703 (2014).
  • A. Otero de la Roza, J. D. Mallory, and E. R. Johnson. Metallophilic
    Interactions from Dispersion-Corrected Density-Functional Theory.
    J. Chem. Phys. 140, 18A504 (2014).
  • A. Otero de la Roza and E. R. Johnson. Non-Covalent Interactions and Thermochemistry using XDM-Corrected Hybrid and Range-Separated Hybrid Density Functionals. J. Chem. Phys. 138, 204109 (2013).
  • A. Otero de la Roza and E. R. Johnson. A Benchmark for Non-Covalent Interactions in Solids. J. Chem. Phys. 137, 054103 (2012).