William Glover

William Glover
Associate Director of the NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry at NYU Shanghai; Graduate Coordinator of Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Office Phone
86 (21) 20595208

Will Glover received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2009 and has since held postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and UCLA. In his research, Professor Glover uses the concepts and tools of statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, in combination with high-performance computational simulation methods to understand condensed- and gas-phase dynamics—at the atomistic, "first principles" level—that produce testable predictions with regard to measurable (e.g. spectroscopic) phenomena. He is already quite widely published including in the prestigious journal Science.

Select Publications

  • WJG, T. Mori, A. Boguslavskiy, M. S. Schuurman, A. Stolow and T. J. Mart.nez, “The Role of Bright and Dark States in the photoexcitation dynamics of Butadiene”, To be submitted
  • WJG, “Smoothing out excited-.‐state dynamics: Analytical gradients  for dynamically weighted complete active space self-.‐consistent field”, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 171102  (2014)
  • WJG, J. R. Casey and B. J. Schwartz, “Free Energies of Quantum Particles: The Coupled-.‐Perturbed Quantum Umbrella Sampling Method”, J. Chem. Theory Comp. 10, 4661 (2014)



  • PhD, Physical Chemistry
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • MS, Chemistry
    Oxford University

Courses Taught

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Independent Study – Chemistry