Dave Hrovat | Department of Chemistry

Dave Hrovat

Manager of Computational Facilities
(940) 565-4041
Reactive Intermediates; Reaction Dynamics; Quantum Mechanical Tunneling


Electronic structure calculations are used to investigate structure, bonding, and reactivity in organic molecules and reactive intermediates(e.g carbenes, nitrenes, diradicals), as well as inorganic and organometallic systems. These calculations are used to aid experimentalists in the interpretation of their results and to propose new experimental investigations.

Dr. Hrovat moved to UNT from the University of Washington in November 2004. He has been carrying out research in the area of computational chemistry for over 20 years and has co-authored more than 90 papers. In addition to his research experience, Dr. Hrovat also has a strong background in computer system administration and maintenance, and maintains a large portion of the Department of Chemistry's research computing hardware.