Angelo Rossi

Research Professor

Professional Experience

After receiving a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Angelo performed postdoctoral work at Cornell University with Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Roald Hoffmann. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department of the University of Connecticut, where he became a tenured full professor. During his sabbatical year, Angelo was a Professor at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.

Angelo later moved from the University of Connecticut to a position as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York and worked at the intersection of High Performance Computing and Computational Chemistry, participating in workshops on High Performance Computing in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

While at IBM, Angelo also taught at Columbia University as an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. During this time, he developed several new courses for undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on Computational Chemistry and also taught younger students in the High School Honors Program and Edison Project.

In addition, Angelo served as Chair of the Computers in Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, Chair of the Peer Review Panel for the Large Computational Science Research Program at the Department of Energy, and more recently, as a member on the PetaApps Review Panel for the National Science Foundation.

Subsequent to leaving IBM, Angelo was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the City University of New York – York College, and served as Director of the collaboration between CUNY and the U.S. FDA.

Currently, Angelo holds positions as Research Professor – Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, Senior Scientist – Division of High Performance and Research Computing, Adjunct Faculty Member – Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Newark Campus of the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Affiliate Faculty Member of the University of Alaska – Fairbanks, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Research Interests

My focus is on exploiting advanced computational resources to solve demanding problems in science and medicine. I collaborate closely with students, postdocs, and other faculty to apply High Performance Computing to many areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry. My primary research area is Computational Chemistry and have published more than sixty-five scientific papers.

Contact Information
Phone(646) 996-4145
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269