Thomas Markland named Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Thomas Markland
Thomas Markland

THOMAS MARKLAND, associate professor of chemistry, has been named a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.

This award is given by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to faculty in the United States who “are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education,” according to the announcement.

Markland is one of 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2017. Each will receive a $75,000 research grant. The foundation noted Markland’s project, which is called “theory and simulation of quantum processes at interfaces and in confinement.”

Markland’s research combines quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to explore topics related to a wide range of fields, including chemistry, biology, geology and materials science. Research in the Markland lab has furthered understanding of reactions in liquids and enzymes and the quantum liquid-glass transition. His lab often explores hydrogen bonding, the relationship between structure and dynamics, systems with multiple time- and length-scales, and quantum mechanical effects. Currently, Markland and his team are interested in proton and electron transfer in materials and enzymatic systems, atmospheric isotope separation, and the control of catalytic chemical reactivity in heterogeneous environments.

Markland is also a member of Stanford Bio-X, the Stanford PULSE Institute and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.