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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
  • Intermolecular 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. G. Dale, E. R. Johnson, A. D. Becke, Interrogating the Becke'05 
    density functional for non-locality information, J. Chem. Phys. 147, 
    154103 (2017).
  • S. G. Dale, E. R. Johnson, The ionic versus metallic nature of 2D 
    electrides: A density-functional description, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 
    19, 27343-27352 (2017).
  • M. S. Christian, A. Otero de la Roza, E. R. Johnson, Adsorption of 
    graphene to nickel (111) using the exchange-hole dipole moment model, 
    Carbon 118, 184-191 (2017).
  • 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).
  • 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).