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James B Anderson

James B Anderson

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  • Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Physics
  • Evan Pugh Professor
417 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: jba [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-3933


  1. B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1957
  2. M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1958
  3. M.A., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1962
  4. Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1963

Selected Publications

Full List of Publications on Group Page

  1. J. B. Anderson, L. E. Anderson and J. Kussmann, Monte Carlo Simulations of Single- and Multistep Enzyme-Catalyzed Reaction Sequences: Effects of Diffusion, Cell Size, Enzyme Fluctuations, Colocalization and Segregation, Journal of Chemical Physics, 133:3, 34104 (2010).
  2. P. D. O'Connor, L. N. Long and J. B. Anderson, Accurate Rate Expressions for Simulations of Gas-Phase Chemical Reactions, Journal of Computational Physics, 227, 16, 7664-7673 (2008).
  3. A. D. Hanford, P. D. O'Connor and J. B. Anderson, Predicting Absorption and Dispersion in Acoustics by Direct Simulation Monte Carlo: Quantum and Classical Models for Molecular Relaxation, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 6, 4118-4126 (2008).
  4. J. B. Anderson, Quantum Monte Carlo: Origins, Development, Applications, Oxford University Press, (2007).
  5. M. C. Wilson and J. B. Anderson, Helium Dimers, Trimers and Tetramers, in Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods, ACS Symposium Series #953, edited by J. B. Anderson and S. M. Rothstein, pp. 1-14, (2006).
  6. D. A. Long and J. B. Anderson, Bond-Based Corrections to Semi-Empirical and Ab Initio Electronic Structure Calculations, Chemical Physics Letters, 402, 4-6, 524-528 (2005).

Research Interests

  • Quantum chemistry by Monte Carlo methods.
  • Predicting rare events in chemical dynamics.
  • Developing high efficiency in fluorescent lamps.
  • Kinetics of enzyme catalysis.