Craig Chapman

Phone: (603) 862-1692
Office: Chemistry, Parsons Hall Rm W115, Durham, NH 03824
Prof. Craig Chapman

Professor Chapman is a theoretical and computational chemist. His research lies at the intersection of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. He uses quantum mechanics, high-power computing, and machine learning to solve problems related to the chemistry of materials, energy, and technology.

Professor Chapman is a native of southern New Jersey and received a B.S. in Chemistry from Stockton University. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, and had postdoctoral appointments at the University of Washington and Northwestern University.

When not in the lab, he's an avid backpacker and swimmer, and enjoys cooking, canoeing, and homebrewing. Communicating science to the general public is also an interest of his.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oregon
  • B.S., Stockton University

Research Interests

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Materials Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solar Energy
  • Theoretical Chemistry

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 686: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 905: Advanced Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 926: P. Chem. Condensed Phases
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Chemistry

Selected Publications

Kirschner, M. S., Ding, W., Li, Y., Chapman, C. T., Lei, A., Lin, X. -M., . . . Schaller, R. D. (2018). Phonon-Driven Oscillatory Plasmonic Excitonic Nanomaterials. Nano Letters, 18(1), 442-448. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04354

Zrimsek, A. B., Chiang, N., Mattei, M., Zaleski, S., McAnally, M. O., Chapman, C. T., . . . Van Duyne, R. P. (2017). Single-Molecule Chemistry with Surface- and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Chemical Reviews, 117(11), 7583-7613. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00552

Kodaimati, M. S., Wang, C., Chapman, C., Schatz, G. C., & Weiss, E. A. (2017). Distance-Dependence of Interparticle Energy Transfer in the Near-Infrared within Electrostatic Assemblies of PbS Quantum Dots. ACS Nano, 11(5), 5041-5050. doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b01778

Pozzi, E. K., Goubert, G., Chiang, N., Jiang, N., Chapman, C. T., McAnally, M. O., . . . Van Duyne, R. P. (2017). Ultrahigh-Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 117(7), 4961-4982. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00343

Pozzi, E. A., Goubert, G., Chiang, N., Jiang, N., Chapman, C. T., McAnally, M. O., . . . Duyne, R. P. V. (2017). Ultrahigh-Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Chemical Reviews, 117(7), 4961-4982. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00343

Ding, F., Liang, W., Chapman, C. T., Isborn, C. M., & Li, X. (2011). On the gauge invariance of nonperturbative electronic dynamics using the time-dependent Hartree-Fock and time-dependent Kohn-Sham. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 135(16), 164101. doi:10.1063/1.3655675

Fischer, S. A., Chapman, C. T., & Li, X. (2011). Surface hopping with Ehrenfest excited potential. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 135(14), 144102. doi:10.1063/1.3646920

Chapman, C. T., Liang, W., & Li, X. (2011). Ultrafast Coherent Electron–Hole Separation Dynamics in a Fullerene Derivative. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2(10), 1189-1192. doi:10.1021/jz200339y

Liang, W., Chapman, C. T., & Li, X. (2011). Efficient first-principles electronic dynamics. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 134(18), 184102. doi:10.1063/1.3589144

Chapman, C. T., Ciurtin, D. M., Smith, M. D., & zur Loye, H. C. (2002). A new mixed-metal Mn-Rh coordination polymer assembled from Mn-containing molecular building blocks and Rh-2(OAc)(4) dimers. SOLID STATE SCIENCES, 4(9), 1187-1191. doi:10.1016/S1293-2558(02)01375-4

Most Cited Publications