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Angela K. Wilson

Angela K. Wilson is an American computational, theoretical, and physical chemist. She is currently the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the department of chemistry of Michigan State University.[1] Previously she was professor of computational chemistry and co-director of the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling (CASCaM) at the University of North Texas.[2] She was Associate Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of North Texas, where she led the Office of Faculty Success, working with ~2,400 faculty through February 2016, when she moved to Michigan State University (MSU). In March 2016, Wilson began a position as the Chemistry Division Director of the National Science Foundation, while concurrently on the MSU faculty.[3]


Wilson received her bachelor of science from Eastern Washington University in 1990 and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1995. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 1995 to 1997. She served previously as Associate Vice Provost and on the faculty of the University of North Texas before joining Michigan State University in 2016.[4] She served as Division Director of the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation from 2016 to 2018.

Wilson is editor of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry and a member of the editorial advisory board for Scientific Reports, and was a member of the editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Physical Chemistry and International Journal of Quantum Chemistry.

She has edited four books, including Pioneers of Quantum Chemistry.[5]

Awards and honors

She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010), American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012), and the American Physical Society (2013).


  • Wilson, Angela K.; Tanja van Mourik; Thom H. Dunning, Jr (29 April 1996). "Gaussian basis sets for use in correlated molecular calculations part VI: Sextuple zeta correlation consistent basis sets for boron through neon". Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM. 388: 339–349. doi:10.1016/S0166-1280(96)80048-0. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013.
  • Wilson, Angela K.; David E. Woon; Kirk A. Peterson; Thom H. Dunning (22 January 1999). "Gaussian basis sets for use in correlated molecular calculations. IX. The atoms gallium through krypton". Journal of Chemical Physics. 110 (16): 7667. Bibcode:1999JChPh.110.7667W. doi:10.1063/1.478678.
  • Wilson, Angela K.; Thom H. Dunning; Kirk A. Peterson (2 March 2001). "Gaussian basis sets for use in correlated molecular calculations. X. The atoms aluminum through argon revisited". Journal of Chemical Physics. 114 (21): 9244. Bibcode:2001JChPh.114.9244D. doi:10.1063/1.1367373.


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  2. ^ "Thinking outside the beaker: research model saves time, money". Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  3. ^ Widener, Andrea. "NSF Names New Chemistry Chief | Chemical & Engineering News". Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  4. ^ "Angela K. Wilson - Department of Chemistry". Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  5. ^ "Pioneers of Quantum Chemistry". ACS Symposium Series eBooks. 2013.
  6. ^ "ACS Award #0239555". Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  7. ^ "University of North Texas Faculty Profiles". Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  8. ^ "IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry: Awardees of the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering". Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  9. ^ "2015 National Award Recipients". American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2016-03-20.