Aaron Kelly

Assistant Professor


Email: aaron.kelly@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4025
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University 6274 Coburg Road P.O. Box 15000 Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Quantum Dynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Charge and Energy Transport
  • Theoretical



  • BSc: Memorial University
  • PhD: University of Toronto 
  • PDF: Stanford University

Research Interests:

Development and application of algorithms for quantum dynamics simulations of photo-induced chemical processes. Current applications include natural light-harvesting systems, bulk heterojunction solar cells, molecules in optical cavities, and solid state systems.

Selected Publications:

  • A Kelly, A Montoya-Castillo, L Wang, TE Markland, Generalized quantum master equations in and out of equilibrium: When can one win? The Journal of Chemical Physics 144 (18), 184105, (2016)
  • WC Pfalzgraff, A Kelly, TE Markland, Nonadiabatic Dynamics in Atomistic Environments: Harnessing Quantum-Classical Theory with Generalized Quantum Master Equations, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Lletters 6 (23), 4743-4748 (2015)
  • A Kelly, N Brackbill, Accurate Nonadiabatic Dynamics on the Cheap: Making the Most of Mean Field Theory with Master Equations, TEMarkland The Journal of  Journal of Chemical Physics 142 (9), 094110 (2015)