Devin Matthews

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: University of Texas
  • Field of Study: Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: John Stanton
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
    B.S. Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor
  • Research Area: Theoretical Chemistry


“Calculated stretching overtone levels and Darling-Dennison resonances in water: a triumph of simple theoretical approaches”, D.A. Matthews, J. Vázquez and J.F. Stanton, Mol. Phys., 105, 2659 (2007).

“Calculation of Vibrational Transition Frequencies and Intensities in Water Dimer: Comparison of Different Vibrational Approaches”, H.G. Kjaergaard, A.L. Garden, G.M. Chaban, R.B. Gerber, D.A. Matthews and J.F. Stanton, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 4324 (2008).

“Gas-phase infrared spectrum of methyl nitrate”, J.F. Stanton, B.A. Flowers, D.A. Matthews, A.F. Ware and G.B. Ellison, J. Mol. Spect., 251, 384 (2008).

“Quantitative analysis of Fermi resonances by harmonic derivatives of perturbation theory corrections”, D.A. Matthews and J.F. Stanton, Mol. Phys., 107, 213 (2009).

“Cyclops Tensor Framework: reducing communication and eliminating load imbalance in massively parallel contractions”, E. Solomonik, D.A. Matthews, J.R. Hammond, J. Demmel, 2013 IEEE IPDPS.

“A Re-visitation of Non-orthogonal Spin-adaptation in Coupled Cluster Theory”, D.A. Matthews, J. Gauss, J.F. Stanton, J. Chem. Theor. Comp. 9, 2567 (2013).

"A massively parallel tensor contraction framework for Coupled Cluster computations", E. Solomonik, D.A. Matthews, J.R. Hammond, J.F. Stanton, J. Demmel, J. Par. Dist. Comp. 74, 3176 (2014).

"Nailing down the benzene crystal", J. Yang, W. Hu, D. Usvyat, D.A. Matthews, M. Schütz, G. K.-L. Chan, Science 345, 6197 (2014).

"Communication: The Performance of Non-Iterative Coupled Cluster Quadruples Models", J.J. Eriksen, D.A. Matthews, P. Jørgensen, J. Gauss, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 041101 (2015).

"Non-Orthogonal Spin-Adaptation of Coupled Cluster Methods: A New Implementation of Methods Including Quadruple Excitations", D.A. Matthews, J. F. Stanton, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 064108 (2015).

"Stabilization of the Simplest Criegee Intermediate from the Reaction between Ozone and Ethylene: A High-Level Quantum Chemical and Kinetic Analysis of Ozonolysis", T.L. Nguyen, H. Lee, D.A. Matthews, M.C. McCarthy, J.F. Stanton, J. Phys. Chem. A 119, 5524 (2015).

"Heavy Atom Vibrational Modes and Low-Energy Vibrational Autodetachment in Nitromethane Anions", M.C. Thompson, J.H. Baraban, D.A. Matthews, J.F. Stanton, J.M. Weber, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 234304 (2015).


Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2018
Frederick A. Howes Scholar, 2015
Offered Argonne Nat'l Lab Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, April 2, 2014
1st Place Poster Prize, 7th Molecular Quantum Mechanics Conference, Lugano, SZ June 2-7 2013
National Merit Scholar, 2006
Robert Smith Davis and Lyall Pickett Davis Scholarship, July 2009
Beckman Scholar, May 2008
Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Chemistry Research, April 2008
Georgia Felter and Carey Legett, Jr. Dean’s Endowed Scholarship, June 2008
Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Scholarship, June 2007
Charles Morton Share Trust Scholarship, June 2007, 2008, and 2009
Dorothy B. Banks Charitable Trust Scholarship, June 2007
Thomas and Elizabeth Merner Scholarship, June 2007
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, May 2006
Dedman Merit Scholarship, May 2006
Dean’s Scholars Honors Program, 2006-2010
University Honors, UT Austin, Fall 2006, Spring and Fall 2007, and Spring 2009