Joshua A. Schrier comes to Fordham from Haverford College, where he has amassed an impressive record of research into the computational design of new materials for use in information and energy technology. He has authored 44 peer-reviewed papers, most of which were published with his undergraduate students. His research lies at the intersection of quantum mechanics, chemistry, and computational science, with bearing on low-cost electronics, photovoltaics, and batteries needed for the widespread adoption of renewable energy.
While at Haverford, he received a prestigious Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, served as a Fulbright scholar at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, and obtained more than $8.6 million in external funding. He earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005 and served as Luis W. Alvarez postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining Haverford College in 2008. In 2017, Professor Schrier published a textbook focused on applying modern computational techniques to the chemistry curriculum