About SETCA


The Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) is a loose organization of theoretical and computational chemists from across the Southeastern United States. Since its inception in 1970 by Prof. Bruno Linder of Florida State University, its primary function has been an annual conference to give faculty, students, and postdoctoral associates an opportunity to present their most recent research results. In its first few years, Prof. Linder hosted the conference at Florida State University and limited participation to scientists from Florida, Louisiana, and Georgia.

“I think that I may have gotten the idea of a SETCA organization in Sanibel (the real Sanibel) in 1969. I spoke to Yngve Öhrn, Bill Rhodes and others and all were enthusiastic about the idea. The idea was to form a group from faculty at Universities that are within driving distance from each other. A faculty member can load up his (her) car with graduate students and postdocs and drive down to the meeting place at an absolute minimum [cost].”
 ---- Prof. Bruno Linder

Since its auspicious beginning, SETCA participation has gradually extended to include essentially all of the Southeastern states, and the honor of hosting the event has been passed to more than a dozen major Universities.

The known locations and organizers of past, present, and future meetings of SETCA are given below. We welcome any additional information from early participants that might help us to complete this history of the Association.

 

Year

Location

Organizer(s)

2016 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Eugene DePrince
2015 University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL Talat Rahman, Alexander Balaeff, Artem Masunov, Sergey Stolbov, Shengli Zou
2014 Emory University, Atlanta, GA Francesco Evangelista
2013 Auburn University, Auburn,AL. Orlando Acevedo, Michael McKee, Vincent Ortiz, Konrad Patkowski
2012 University of Georgia, Athens, GA Wesley Allen
2011 Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS Steven Gwaltney, Svein Saebø
2010 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Sophya Garashchuk, Andreas Heyden, Vitaly Rassolov
2009 Duke University, Durham, NC David N. Beratan, Weitao Yang, Patrick Charbonneau
2008 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL David Dixon
2007 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Daniel Crawford, Diego Troya, Edward Valeev
2006 Emory University, Atlanta, GA James Kindt
2005 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Robert Hinde, Robert Harrison
2004 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS Greg Tschumper
2003 Clemson University, Clemson, SC Steve Stuart, Grant Goodyear
2002 Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA Rig Hernandez, David Sherrill, Edward Valeev
2001 Auburn University, Auburn, AL Mike McKee
2000 University of Georgia, Athens, GA Fritz Schaefer
1999 University of Memphis, Memphis, TN Henry Kurtz, Tom Cundari
1998 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1997 University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Tracy Hamilton
1996 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1995 Loyola University, New Orleans, LA ?
1994 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Larry Shaad, B. Andes Hess
1993 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Jerry Whitten, Hong Yee
1992 University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL Jim Baird
1991 Clemson University, Clemson, SC Adolph Beyerlein
1990 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1989 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Larry Shaad, B. Andes Hess
1988 Emory University, Atlanta, GA Joel Bowman
1987 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1986 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1985 ? ?
1984 ? ?
1983 ? ?
1982 University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Brian O’Leary
1981 Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA Raymond Borkman
1980 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Burke Ritchie
1979 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder
1978 University of Georgia, Atdens, GA George Handler
1977 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Yngve Öhrn
1976 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Lowell D. Kispert
1970-75 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Bruno Linder