John Montgomery, Jr.

Research Interests

Methods of computational quantum chemistry and their application to problems in molecular physics. Reaction path methods and reaction rate theory. Computational thermochemistry, including complete basis set (CBS) methods.



  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Columbia University, 1978
  • M.S., Physics, University of North Carolina, 1970
  • B.A., Physics, Vanderbilt University, 1969


  • 2008-present: Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1999-2008: Senior Research Scientist, Gaussian Inc.
  • 1994-1999: Senior Research Scientist, Lorentzian Inc.
  • 1985-1994: Senior Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center
  • 1981-1985: Research Scientist, Bell Laboratories
  • 1979-1980: Research Scientist, Institute for Defence Analysis
  • 1978-1979: Research Associate, University of Illinois

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • American Chemical Society