Dr. Shih-I Chu, Watkins Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Kansas Center for Advanced Scientific Computing, has been elected as a Fellow in The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). TWAS is an autonomous international organization based in Trieste, Italy. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South. Dr. Chu was nominated for the innovative development of generalized Floquet theories, time-dependent density functional theory, and accurate computational methods of remarkable power for the nonperturbative description of highly nonlinear optical response of atoms and molecules to intense ultrashort laser fields, and other important problems.
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