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Professor Sabre Kais
Department of Chemistry

Sabre Kais is a Professor of Chemical Physics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Physics at Purdue University.  He is also a visiting Professor at King Saud University, in Saudi Arabia.  He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1984 and1989, respectively.  His research group is mainly devoted to finite size scaling, dimensional scaling, quantum information and quantum computing, electronic structure and dynamics of atoms, molecules, clusters and quantum dots. His research program includes developing and applying the renormalization group, dimensional scaling, finite-size scaling and the pivot method to treat a variety of problems.

Professor Kais has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship Award (2005), University Purdue University Faculty Scholar (2004-2009), Forchheimer Visiting Professorship (2000-2001) and NSF Career Award (1997).  He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007) and Fellow of the American Physical Society (2006). He has published approximately 140 technical papers. Professor Kais currently serves on the editorial board of Molecular Physics, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, Electronic Journal of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Papers in Physics.  He is the lead investigator on the newly funded National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation, Phase I: Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistry.

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