Prakash Verma

Quantum Chemist

Prakash obtained his Master of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in integrated chemistry. He earned his PhD from the University of Florida for his work in developing analytical gradient scheme for non-variational density functional theory (DFT), developing self-consistent potential for random phase approximation, proposing consistent DFT approach framework, and showing the importance of including exchange-correlation potential in functional design. He developed computational tools for computing electron-spin resonance parameters using a two-component DFT approach at the University at Buffalo, coupled cluster linear response at Texas Tech University, and relativistic method of PSI4 program suite at Emory University. At 1QBit, he is involved in developing quantum algorithms that will work on a quantum accelerator to accomplish computational chemistry tasks that are intractable on classical computers. In his spare time, he likes to explore nature.