Department of Chemistry
Symposium Program Symposium Speakers

NAME: Howard S. Taylor
ADDRESS: University of Southern California
Department of Chemistry
University Park Campus, SSC 704
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0482
Office Phone: (213) 740-4112
Fax: (213) 740-3972
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DATE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1935, New York City


1956, Columbia University, New York
Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Chemistry
Boese Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Lambda Upsilon


Theoretical Chemistry, 1959, University of California, Berkeley
Research Director: F.E. Harris
Thesis Subject: The Quantum Theory of Small Diatomic Molecules
University Fellow in Chemistry
N.S.F. Predoctoral Fellow


Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1959-61
Research Director: Professor I. Prigogine
N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellow


  • 1961-64 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California
  • 1962 Visiting Professor of Chemistry, New York University
  • 1964-67 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California
  • 1966-67 Guest Professor of Physics, Freiberg University, Freiberg, West Germany
  • 1967-Present Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California
  • 1973-Present Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California
  • 1974-75 Alex Von Humboldt Awardee in Theoretical Chemistry, Technische Universitat Munchen
  • 1977 Visiting Professor, Univ. of Paris Sud, France
  • 1979 Visiting Scientist, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science
  • 1980 Visiting Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 1982-83 Guest Scientist, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1982-83 Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer, Kaiserslautern University, W. Germany
  • 1986 Visiting Professor, University of Uppsala.
  • 2005 Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California.


  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow: 1965-71
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1972
  • USC Associates Award for Creative Scholarship and Research: l974
  • Senior Humboldt Awardees: 1974-75, Technical University of Munich
  • Max Planck Research Award for Atomic and Molecular Physics, l992. Awarded by the German Ministry of Science through the Max Planck Society and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


Graduate Students:

  • E. Atilgan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Y.Y. Bai, Professor of Chemistry, Houston Central College, Texas
  • G.Y. Csanak, Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
  • P. Driessden, Electrobel Ltd., Brussels, Belgium
  • G.O. Hahn, Icitiro Corp, Seoul, Korea
  • J. Krebs (Deceased)
  • T.R. Rasuri, Pune, India
  • S. Saini, Senior Computer Scientist, NASA AMBS Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • S.W. Wang, Staff Scientist, Linear Acelerator Facility, Stanford University, California
  • R.L. Wilkens (Retired) Research Scientist, Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, California
  • J.K. Williams (Retired) Professor at Annapolis, U.S. Navy Academy
  • B.S. Yarlagadda, Staff Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois


  • K.L. Balaja, Professor of Physics, University of New Dehli, New Dehli, India
  • D. Belkic, Professor of Radiation Physics, Karolinska Institute, Stockhölm, Sweden
  • F. Bobrowicz, Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National laboratory, New Mexico
  • C.R. Claydon, Staff Scientist, Battelle Institute Technology Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • S. Cavalli, Professor of Chemistry, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • K. Deguchi, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • I. Elizar (Deceased)
  • S.C. Farantos, Professor of Chemistry, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece
  • E. Ficocelli (Deceased)
  • R. Gayet, Professor of Physics, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • A. Golebiewski (Deceased)
  • J.M. Gomez-Llorente, Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
  • T.P. Grosdanov, Professor of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia
  • A.U. Hazi (Retired), Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, California
  • G. Hose, Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Illinois
  • C. Jung, Professor of Physics, Autonomous University of Mexico, Physics Institute Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • M. Kaluza, Professor of Physics, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
  • S.D. Kunikeev, Senior Researcher, Department of Nuclear Physics, Skobeltsyn Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • J. Main, Theoretical Physics I, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • V. Mandelshtam, Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine, California
  • G.V. Nazeroff, Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana
  • T. Noro, Professor of Chemistry, Hokkaido Information University, Japan
  • C. Rankin
  • B. Schneider, Physics Section, National Science Foundation, Washington DC
  • T. Scott, Professor of Physics, University of Durham, UK
  • J. Stecki, Professor of Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
  • K. Stephanski, Professor of Physics, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torín, Poland
  • D. Tripathy, Professor, Visva-Bharati University, Visva-Santiniketan, W. Bengal, India
  • M. Valley, Staff Scientist, TRW Research, Los Angeles, California
  • H. Walkins, Professor of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • R. Yaris (Retired), Professor of Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • A. Yates, President and Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Colorado
  • J. Zabrbewski, Professor of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

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