Professor C. David Sherrill is the recipient of the 2023 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society, recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. A Regents’ Professor in the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Sherrill also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science, which coordinates efforts in data science and high-performance computing. His research involves the development and application of theoretical methods and algorithms in computational quantum chemistry, and he is the lead principal investigator for the Psi4 open-source quantum chemistry software package. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and ACS. Dr. Sherrill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics and was recently elected to the board of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. He has been very active in the ACS, both nationally and in the Georgia local section, receiving the Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award for his work with K-12 teachers during National Chemistry Week.
The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 89th Herty Award Celebration in September 2023. Prof. Sherrill will also be a keynote speaker at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).