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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:

  • S. R. Whittleton, A. Otero de la Roza, E. R. Johnson, The exchange-hole 
    dipole dispersion model for accurate energy ranking in molecular crystal 
    structure prediction, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 441-450 (2017).
  • L. M. LeBlanc, A. Otero de la Roza, E. R. Johnson, Evaluation of 
    shear-slip transitions in crystalline aspirin by density-functional 
    theory, Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 6867-6873 (2016).
  • S. G. Dale, E. R. Johnson, The explicit examination of the magnetic 
    states of electrides, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 27326-27335 (2016).
  • A. Otero de la Roza, J. E. Hein, E. R. Johnson, Reevaluating the 
    stability and prevalence of conglomerates: Implications for preferential 
    crystallization, Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 6055-6059 (2016).
  • M. S. Christian, A. Otero de la Roza, E. R. Johnson, Surface adsorption 
    from the exchange-hole dipole moment dispersion model, J. Chem. Theory 
    Comput. 12, 3305-3315 (2016).
  • A. Otero de la Roza, G. A. DiLabio, E. R. Johnson, Exchange-correlation 
    effects for non-covalent interactions in density-functional theory, 
    J. Chem. Theory Comput. 12, 3160-3175 (2016).